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Having had covid reduces further hospitalisation risk 8 times compared with vaccines. BUT vaccines FURTHER enhance immunity of those previously infected.

This is a placeholder post – will add when time permits. The title of the post reflects my current understanding of the facts. The main paper is still under peer-reviewed so some of it might change.  I believe that the much feared ADE has NOT happened. Therefore there is an argument to be made that […]
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Insects use stinky secretions to deter predators. Scientists converted those smells into sounds that humans hate - take a listen.

A sawfly larva raises its abdomen as it prepares to emit defensive chemicals. Jean-Luc Boevé When some insects are scared or threatened by predators, they secrete smelly compounds. Scientists converted the secretions into sounds, creating an eerie melody that's unpleasant to humans. See more stories on Insider's business page. When sawfly larvae are threatened by predators like ants, they emit a cocktail of nasty smells to defend themselves. These secretions can irritate a potentia...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Animals, Trends, Sounds, Brussels, Chemicals, Insects, Aylin Woodward, Boeve, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Jean Luc Boevé, Rudi Giot, Giot


A 19th-century artist's astronomical drawings are stunningly accurate. Compare them to NASA images today.

The Orion nebula, as Etienne Léopold Trouvelot drew it (left), and as NASA telescopes captured it (right). E. L. Trouvelot, from The New York Public Library; NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI French artist Etienne Léopold Trouvelot sketched gorgeous illustrations of planets, star clusters, meteor showers, and eclipses in the 19th century. He worked for the Harvard College observatory, using a telescope with a grid etched into the glass eyepiece and sketching his astronomical observations on grid pape...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Congress, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Stars, International Space Station, Moon, Orion, Belarus, Planets


Sage Steele Is Steele Out Here Being Loud And Dumb As She Calls ESPN’s Vaccine Mandate ‘Sick’ And ‘Scary’

ESPN commentator Sage Steele recently decided to go on to the “Uncut with Jay Cutler” podcast where she complained about being made to get vaccinated by her Disney-owned network, ESPN, in order to keep her job as a sports journalist.
Tags: Health, Wellness, Politics, Science, Television, Podcasts, Disney, Sports, Newsletter, Jazz, Espn, Public Figures, Jay Cutler, Celebrity News, Steele, Sage Steele


Covid deaths per million for 189 countries plotted against vaccine rollout

Here’s a superb set of slides that challenge us for an explanation.  (I’ll share the creator’s name in due course with his permission). Illustrative charts The problem with this is, of course, that there is no simple relationship between these variables. Other factors (apart from vaccines) that explain deaths include: the population structure, the health […]
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CDC issues an 'urgent' warning for pregnant people to get vaccinated as new data show pregnancy almost doubles the risk of death from COVID-19

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to a pregnant woman at Clalit Health Services, in Tel Aviv on January 23, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images The CDC is issuing an urgent health advisory to encourage more vaccinations of pregnant people. People who get COVID-19 during pregnancy have a two-fold risk of admission into the ICU and a 70% increased risk of death, according to the CDC. In August, 22 pregnant people died from COVID-19, CDC data say. Se...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Pregnancy, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Public Health, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


YouTube is finally taking a stand against all anti-vaccine content, not just COVID-19

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Getty YouTube said it is banning all content claiming that approved vaccines do not work or are harmful. That includes vaccines for illnesses other than the coronavirus disease for the first time. The ban is a departure from the industry's historical hands-off approach to content moderation. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube is banning all anti-vaccine content on its platform, including misinformation about approved vaccines for common i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, John F Kennedy, Donald Trump, Tech Companies, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Katie Canales, COVID, Matt Halprin, Sundar Pichai Getty YouTube


YouTube bans all anti-vaxx content - not just misinformation about COVID-19 shots

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Getty YouTube said it is banning all content claiming that approved vaccines do not work or are harmful. That includes vaccines for illnesses other than the coronavirus disease for the first time. The ban is a departure from the industry's historical hands-off approach to content moderation. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube is banning all anti-vaccine content on its platform, including misinformation about approved vaccines for common i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, John F Kennedy, Donald Trump, Tech Companies, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Katie Canales, COVID, Matt Halprin, Sundar Pichai Getty YouTube


A retired doctor had her medical license suspended after she gave out fake vaccine exemption forms, officials say

Covid-19 vaccine cards help you remember when to get your second shot. Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Sue McIntosh, of Durham, Connecticut, had her license suspended earlier this week. Connecticut officials say the retired doctor was handing out fake COVID-19 vaccine exemption forms. Connecticut's Medical Examining Board said McIntosh sent out forms without ever seeing patients. See more stories on Insider's business page. A retired doctor in Connecticut had her medica...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Connecticut, Vaccines, Mcintosh, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Speed desk, Manisha Juthani, Medical Examining Board


Los Angeles' proposed new vaccine requirements would be one of the strictest yet, requiring people to get the shots to enter malls, movie theaters, and hair salons

The downtown Los Angeles skyline. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Los Angeles leaders are considering a stricter new vaccine mandate, the Los Angeles Times reported. It would require people to get the shots to enter malls, movie theaters, and hair salons. Los Angeles County is averaging 1,400 COVID-19 cases a day, its lowest numbers since mid-July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles leaders are considering new COVID-19 vaccine requirements that would be one of the strictest ...
Tags: Science, News, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, Jake Epstein, Breaking, Hong Los Angeles, County Public Health, Muntu Davis, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Cooler giant Yeti took a playful swipe at Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race with a billboard urging the billionaires to explore earth and 'save billions'

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have spent billions on space exploration, but Yeti has a counter-message: "See Space. Save Billions," and just go outside. Katie Canales/Insider Yeti has a billboard in Austin of a star-filled night sky with the line "See Space. Save Billions." The company told Insider it was inspired by billionaire space racers like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Bezos poured billions of his Amazon stock into Blue Origin, which flew to the edge of space in July. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Media, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Retail, Mars, Jeff Bezos, West Coast, Yeti


Dutch scientists may have solved mystery of why some twins are identical

Discovery of DNA modifications raises hope of treatment for disorders that particularly afflict twinsThe medical mystery of what causes some twins to be born identical may have been solved by scientists in the Netherlands, raising hopes for treatment of congenital disorders that disproportionately afflict them.Identical twins form after a fertilised egg, called a zygote, splits into two embryos sharing exactly the same genes. The reason for the split is unknown. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Education, Biology, Research, World news, Genetics, Medical Research, Netherlands, Human biology


How 4 Black Alabama women went door-to-door persuading people to get jabbed in one of the least vaccinated US states

Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson, second from left, during a door-knocking vaccine drive on June 30 in Birmingham, Alabama. Elijah Nouvelage / AFP via Getty Images Alabama has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US. Black community leaders have been going door-to-door to fight misinformation and get shots in arms. Four told Insider the work was draining but had worked because their communities trusted them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dorothy Oliver ha...
Tags: Politics, Science, Mississippi, US, Alabama, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, News UK, Birmingham, Johnson, Dorothy, Oliver, Trump, Afp, Jefferson County


How 4 Black Alabama women went door to door convincing people to get jabbed in one of the least-vaccinated US states

Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson, (second from left) during a door-knocking vaccine drive on June 30, 2021, in Birmingham, Alabama. Elijah Nouvelage / AFP via Getty Images Alabama has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US. Black community leaders have been going door-to-door to fight misinformation and get shots in arms. Four told Insider the work is draining, but has worked because their communities trust them. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dorothy Oli...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Alabama, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, News UK, Birmingham, Johnson, Donald Trump, Dorothy, Oliver, Trump, Afp, Tuskegee


An 87-year-old who woke up with a bat on his neck refused rabies injections. He later died of rabies.

A little brown bat on June 13, 2007. MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images An Illinois man died from rabies, the first case in the state since 1954. Thomas Krob woke up with a bat on his neck in mid-August that tested positive for rabies. But he refused the post-exposure treatment which may have saved him, health officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man died after waking up with a bat on his neck and refusing to take post-exposure treatment for rabi...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, United States, News UK, Disease, Prevention, Bat, Lake County, Daily Herald, Spring Grove Illinois, Rabies, MyLoupe Universal Images Group, Marianne Guenot, Getty Images An Illinois, Thomas Krob


Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders for what she called empty promises on fixing the climate crisis: 'Blah, blah, blah'

Greta Thunberg at the Youth4Climate pre-COP26 event in Milan, Italy, on September 28, 2021. Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images The climate activist Greta Thunberg slammed world leaders on the issue of the climate crisis. She said they offer "words that sound great but so far have not led to action." "Build back better. Blah, blah, blah," she said, mocking the slogans used by Biden and Boris Johnson. See more stories on Insider's business page. The climate activist Greta Thunberg...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Climate Change, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Boris Johnson, Biden, Milan Italy, Climate Crisis, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Nicolò Campo LightRocket, Sinead Baker



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