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Fauci says he is polarizing because he supports 'science, data, and hard facts' and not conspiracy theories

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on June 22, 2021. The White House Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised the White House on COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. He told Fox News' Chris Wallace he has become a polarizing figure because he stands with science. "Sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people, so they react against me," he said. Dr. Anthony Fauci said he's become a polarizing figure during the pandemic because he stands with "science, data, and hard facts" instead o...
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A Florida school says students who get vaxxed must stay home for 30 days due to unfounded claim that they'll infect others

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Ridley, Pennsylvania on May, 3, 2021. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images Centner Academy in Florida told parents any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. That's because of a belief that vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students, WSVN reported. An infectious disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized that belief as "science fiction." A private...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Schools, Vaccine, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


We put our child in charge for a day – it was both terrifying and freeing

One day a year our daughter does as she pleases and it’s always great fun… and a good education for us allWe call it her “in-charge day”. A day when our nine-year-old daughter Flora is in charge, and we are, effectively, hers to command. A day when all the traditional hierarchies between parent and child are reversed, when she can fulfil her fantasies, refuse to do anything she doesn’t want to and experience a taste of power, authority and absolute freedom.OK, not absolute freedom. There are som...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Flora


Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?

The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?The birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978 provoked a media frenzy. In comparison, a little girl named Aurea born by IVF in May 2020 went almost unnoticed. Yet she represents a significant first in assisted reproduction too, for the embryo from which she grew was selected from others based on polygenic screening before implantation, to opt...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, California, World news, Genetics, Medical Research, Ethics, Louise Brown, Aurea, Center for Genetics and Society CGS


Dramatic video shows volcano spewing 'tsunami of lava' as Atlantic island hit by 100 earthquakes

The Cumbre Vieja volcano released a "tsunami of lava" after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. REUTERS/Susana Vera The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands, has been erupting since September 19th. A new "tsunami of lava" has poured from the volcano, caused by earthquakes. So far, over 7000 people have fled their homes. A spectacular "tsunami of lava" is pouring from the Cumbre Vieja volcano La Palma, the Canary Islands, which has forced another 300 people to evacuate their homes, s...
Tags: Science, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Lava, Volcano, Caribbean, Canary Islands, Reuters, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja, Robin George Andrews, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Canary Island of La Palma, Canary Islands Volcanology Institute


Dramatic video shows volcano spewing 'tsunami of lava' after Atlantic island hit by 100 earthquakes overnight

The Cumbre Vieja volcano released a "tsunami of lava" after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. REUTERS/Susana Vera The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands, has been erupting since September 19th. A new "tsunami of lava" has poured from the volcano, caused by earthquakes. So far, over 7000 people have fled their homes. A" tsunami of lava " poured from the Cumbre Vieja volcano La Palma, Canary Islands, has forced 300 people to evacuate their homes.A 4.5 magnitude earthquake on Octob...
Tags: Science, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Lava, Volcano, Caribbean, Reuters, La Palma, Cumbre Vieja, Robin George Andrews, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Canary Island of La Palma, Canary Islands Volcanology Institute, REUTERS Susana Vera The Cumbre Vieja


The US has a silent pig pandemic on its doorstep once again

As America readies to protect its pork industry, the Dominican Republic has been accused of using an outbreak of African Swine Fever to wipe out smaller producersA pandemic is silently sweeping across the globe – and it is not Covid-19. Since African Swine Fever (ASF) was confirmed in the Americas more than two months ago, the deadly pig disease is now on six continents and on the doorstep of the US.Samples taken in the Dominican Republic tested positive for ASF in July and in neighbouring Haiti...
Tags: Food, Science, Environment, Americas, US, America, World news, Infectious Diseases, Farming, Haiti, Dominican Republic, ASF, African Swine Fever


Pregnant women at risk from NHS workers’ mixed messages over safety of jab

Expectant mothers tell helpline that midwives are advising them against vaccines despite threat posed by virus• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coveragePregnant women are being advised by some health professionals not to have the Covid vaccine despite that they should encourage them to get the jab. One in six of the most critically ill Covid patients requiring life-saving care are unvaccinated pregnant women, figures released last week show.Yet messages sent to the Vaccin...
Tags: Health, Science, Pregnancy, Society, UK News, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Russian film crew return to Earth after shooting the first movie in space

Actor and director land safely in Kazakhstan after spending 12 days on the International Space Station shooting the first movie in orbitA Russian actor and a film director have returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit.Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko landed as scheduled on Kazakhstan’s steppe early on Sunday, according to footage broadcast live by the Russian space agency. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Film, Russia, Earth, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Klim Shipenko, Yulia Peresild


Teen girls are showing up to the doctor with tics, and experts think anxiety, depression, and TikTok could be playing a role

Daniel Constante/Shutterstock More teen girls are showing up to the doctor with tics, The Wall Street Journal reported. Tics typically start when a child is young and get worse over time. Studies suggest teens are developing tics from watching TikTok videos of people with Tourette's. Doctors in multiple countries are reporting a rise in teen girls developing tics, and that anxiety, depression, and TikTok could be contributing factors. The rise began around the start of the pandemic a...
Tags: Science, Teens, Trends, Chicago, Hull, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Youtuber, Tourette, Jerusalem Post, Texas Children s Hospital, Hanover Germany, Rush University Medical Center, Tech Insider, VOA News, Tourette Syndrome



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