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2 states offer COVID-19 booster shots to all adults, bypassing CDC guidance

A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images California and Colorado are telling healthcare providers to offer COVID-19 boosters to all adults. The guidance bypasses the CDC's current restrictions on booster shots. Public-health experts remain divided on whether boosters are necessary for everyone. California's public health department took COVID-19 booster shot recommendations into its own hands Thursday when it directed healthcare providers to give boosters t...
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Earth's "second moon" isn't quite that, but it's likely a chunk of our Moon

Kamoʻoalewa, "wobbling celestial object" in Hawaiian, is the name of a 165-foot rock that swings around the Earth on the reg, sometimes just 9 million miles from us. It's easy to think of Kamoʻoalewa as a second moon but there's one big difference: Our Moon orbits the Earth, but even though Kamoʻoalewa gets (kinda) close to us, it's actually circumnavigating the sun just as we do. — Read the rest
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Transform approach to Amazon or it will not survive, warns major report

Panel of 200 scientists tells Cop26 Indigenous people, business, governments and scientists must collaborateCop26 – latest updatesThe world’s approach to the Amazon rainforest must be transformed to avoid an irreversible, catastrophic tipping point, according to the most comprehensive study of the region ever carried out.More than 200 scientists collaborated on the new report, which finds that more than a third of the world’s biggest tropical forest is degraded or deforested, rainfall is declini...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Science, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, Cop26


Transform approach to Amazon or it won’t survive, says major science report

SPA, a panel of 200 scientists, tells Cop26 that Indigenous people, business, governments and scientists must collaborateCop26 – latest updatesThe world’s approach to the Amazon rainforest must be transformed to avoid an irreversible, catastrophic tipping point, according to the most comprehensive study of the region ever undertaken.More than 200 scientists collaborated on the new report, which finds that more than a third of the world’s biggest tropical forest is degraded or deforested, rainfal...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Science, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, Cop26


Covid cases in England may remain high for months, says expert

Natural peak would be more drawn-out than lockdown peak, and levels may rise after school half-termsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRates of infection, hospital admissions and deaths in the UK from Covid could remain high for many weeks or months even if a natural peak has been reached, a leading Covid expert has said, as data suggests the decline in cases may have stalled.According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics an estimated one in 60 p...
Tags: UK, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Office For National Statistics, Coronavirus, COVID


A Virginia pharmacy gave 112 young kids shots of a COVID-19 vaccine formulation designed for older children and adults, officials say

A child receives a dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine at an event launching school vaccinations in Los Angeles, California on November 5. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images A pharmacy in Virginia gave COVID-19 vaccine formulations intended for over-12s to 112 kids aged 5 to 11, CNBC reports. County officials said the kids may have received a lower dose of vaccine than recommended. The pharmacy is no longer part of the state's vaccine program, officials said. A pharmacy in Virginia g...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, Kids, News, Cdc, Virginia, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Los Angeles California, WTOP, Centers for Disease Control CDC


A basic-income pilot in Florida will give formerly incarcerated people $600 per month for a year, no strings attached

People gather for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Bolivar County Correctional Facility in Cleveland, Mississippi, on April 28, 2021. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A basic-income pilot program in Florida will give monthly stipends to 115 formerly incarcerated people. Participants will receive $1,000 in January 2022, then $600 every month for a year. The program hopes to lift recipients out of poverty and prevent reincarceration. The letters are already in the mail: Hundreds of formally incarcera...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Prison, Incarceration, US, Trends, Poverty, Homelessness, Richmond California, Stockton, University of Pennsylvania, Inmates, Jack Dorsey, Orlando, Recidivism


An Austrian province is preparing a COVID-19 lockdown for unvaccinated people only, saying the vaccinated shouldn't have to 'lose their freedom'

People waiting at a mass COVID-19 testing site in Vienna, Austria. Vienna is not located in Upper Austria province. AP Photo/Ronald Zak An Austrian province plans to do a lockdown only for unvaccinated people from Monday. It means they can't leave their homes except for essential reasons, like buying food and exercising. Austria's chancellor said "there should be no lockdown for the vaccinated out of solidarity for the unvaccinated." A province in Austria is planning to impose a CO...
Tags: Science, Trends, Bbc, Austria, News UK, Upper Austria, Ronald Zak, Die Presse, Vienna Austria Vienna, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Alexander Schallenberg, Speed desk, Schallenberg, Thomas Stelzer



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