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Death of child with Covid-19 prompts calls for Māori to be prioritised in NZ vaccine rollout

Māori boy who died last week was youngest New Zealander to die with virus and the first childCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first death of a child with Covid-19 in New Zealand has prompted calls for Māori children to be prioritised in the next stage of the vaccine rollout, as the country grapples with racial inequalities compounded by the pandemic.A Māori boy, under the age of 10 and who had tested positive for the virus, died last week, becoming the youngest New...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Nz, Maori, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid the Ministry of Health


Covid news: UK reports 82,886 new cases; Omicron dominant in Ireland – as it happened

Latest UK daily cases show a 72% jump on the 48,071 new infections recorded last Sunday; Irish officials say 52% of cases estimated to be new variantUK PM and staff pictured with wine in Downing St garden in May 2020Fauci: Omicron ‘raging through the world’ and travel increases risksUK health secretary refuses to rule out further curbs before ChristmasThe science case for more Covid restrictions is overwhelmingMass rapid tests in Liverpool cut hospital stays by a thirdSee all our coronavirus cov...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Boris Johnson, Federal Office, Funke, Thomas Haldenwang, Coronavirus, Downing St garden


NIH director says holiday travel for people who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 is 'not a great idea'

NIH Director Fr. Francis Collins.Sarah Silbiger/Pool via Reuters National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins said holiday travel for unvaccinated people is not advised. Collins told CBS's "Face the Nation" that the omicron variant puts unvaccinated people in a "vulnerable place." On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he'd be comfortable flying because he's vaccinated, boosted and would wear a mask. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said holiday travel f...
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Covid live: UK reports 82,886 new cases in huge weekly jump; Omicron dominant in Ireland

Latest UK daily cases show a 72% jump on the 48,071 new infections recorded last Sunday; Irish officials say 52% of cases estimated to be new variantUK health secretary refuses to rule out further curbs before ChristmasThe science case for more Covid restrictions is overwhelmingMass rapid tests in Liverpool cut hospital stays by a thirdNetherlands enter strict lockdown over ChristmasSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been talking about the pote...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Boris Johnson, Federal Office, Funke, Thomas Haldenwang, Coronavirus, COVID, ChristmasSee


Meet South Africa’s Superhero scientists Cosmic Dawn, Bones and Nitro

The SuperScientists comic book project celebrates the country’s scientists to inspire children The post Meet South Africa’s Superhero scientists Cosmic Dawn, Bones and Nitro appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Stem, South Africa, National, Superheroes, Openaccess, Nitro, Sci-tech, Codemakers, Cosmic Dawn, Dr Justin Yarrow, Dr Keneiloe Molopyane, Gretchen Wilson-Prangley, Kolisa Sinyanya, Mpho Kgoadi, Nothando Mndaweni


The science is clear: the case for more Covid restrictions is overwhelming

Analysis: Omicron studies so far have been rapid first takes, but the message for England is loud and clearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor a variant that came to light less than a month ago, the evidence for Omicron’s potential to wreak havoc has mounted at breakneck speed. What studies have emerged are rapid first takes, but the message they convey is now loud and clear: the scientific case for more restrictions is overwhelming. Without hard and swift action to c...
Tags: Health, England, Science, London, Africa, Society, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Imperial College, Peacock, Coronavirus, Susan Hopkins, UK Health Security Agency UKHSA, Tom Peacock


Heartbreaking photo of dead giraffes in Kenya show effects of a year-long drought

In this aerial view, the bodies of six giraffes lie on the outskirts of Eyrib village in Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy on December 10, 2021 in Wajir County, Kenya.Ed Ram/Getty Images Devastating photos from Kenya show 6 giraffes dead and emaciated as a result of a drought.  The drought since December 2020, has killed off crops, wild animals, and livestock.  An estimated 2.4 million Kenyans are unable to access food as a result.  A photo of six dead giraffes in Kenya highlights the devastating i...
Tags: Food, Science, Environment, Trends, Drought, Star, News UK, Kenya, Un, Al Jazeera, Giraffes, Ed Ram, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Eyrib, Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy


I’m heartbroken to miss Christmas with my family – but want to inspire girls with this huge challenge

While my husband and two children celebrate Christmas without me, I will be rowing 3,000 miles across the AtlanticFor the past few weeks, I’ve been getting ready for Christmas. As well as putting the tree up ridiculously early, I’ve made the cake, bought the presents and assembled the stockings. Even though my children no longer believe in Santa, the crinkle of my dad’s old golf socks stuffed full of presents on Christmas morning still makes their faces light up.But this year, for the first time...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Science, Christmas, Sport, Life and style, Atlantic, Health & wellbeing, Santa, Rowing, Vincent, Fred, Mothership, Ines


Covid live: UK minister not ruling out ‘circuit breaker’ before Christmas; Netherlands lockdown begins

Health secretary says government keeping ‘everything under review’; shops closed and Christmas plans in disarray as lockdown comes into forceUK health secretary refuses to rule out further curbs before ChristmasMass rapid tests in Liverpool cut hospital stays by a thirdUK scientists: bring in curbs now or face 2m daily casesNetherlands enter strict lockdown over ChristmasSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been talking about potential for seriou...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, World news, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Netherlands, Boris Johnson, Federal Office, Funke, Thomas Haldenwang, Coronavirus, ChristmasSee


The Netherlands has just gone into a month-long nationwide lockdown in response to the Omicron surge

Prime minister Mark Rutte seen wearing a face mask during the weekly plenary debate in the Tweede Kamer parliament on December 1, 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands.Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images The Netherlands is the first EU country to reimpose a strict lockdown as Omicron cases surge. Restaurants, salons, and non-essential shops closed Sunday until at least January 14. The Netherlands has lagged other European countries in its booster rollout. The Netherlands entered a nationwide lock...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, Eu, Austria, Netherlands, The Netherlands, The Hague Netherlands, Mark Rutte, Rutte, Times of London, Lockdown, Shona Ghosh, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Jaap van Dissel


Quantum computation is helping uncover materials that turn wasted heat into electricity

The need to transition to clean energy is apparent, urgent and inescapable. We must limit Earth’s rising temperature to within 1.5 C to avoid the worst effects of climate change — an especially daunting challenge in the face of the steadily increasing global demand for energy. Part of the answer is using energy more efficiently. More than 72 per cent of all energy produced worldwide is lost in the form of heat. For example, the engine in a car uses only about 30 per cent of the gasoline it burns...
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Covid news live: UK minister says vaccine refusers ‘damaging’ society; Germany restricts travel from UK

Health secretary says unvaccinated people ‘taking up hospital beds’ that could be used for someone else; Germany bans UK travellers over OmicronUK scientists: bring in curbs now or face 2m daily casesEngland’s restaurants plead for help as Omicron wipes out bookingsNetherlands to enter strict lockdown over ChristmasSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been talking about potential for serious acts of political violence coming from the country’s an...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, World news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Federal Office, Funke, Thomas Haldenwang, Coronavirus, ChristmasSee


Covid news live: UK minister criticises vaccine refusers; Germany restricts travel from UK

Health secretary says unvaccinated people ‘taking up hospital beds’ that could be used for someone else; Germany bans UK travellers over OmicronUK scientists: bring in curbs now or face 2m daily casesEngland’s restaurants plead for help as Omicron wipes out bookingsNetherlands to enter strict lockdown over ChristmasSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK health minister, Savid Javid, also came under pressure on Sky News to say whether the government would implement stronger restrictions, in line ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, World news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Sky News, Parliament, Coronavirus, ChristmasSee, Savid Javid


London hospital staff speak out: ‘We’re not here to judge, but please get your Covid vaccines’

Health workers at King’s College hospital fear a surge in admissions as the Omicron wave gathers force, but are cautiously optimisticOn the third floor of one of the country’s biggest hospital trusts, a team of intensive care specialists in masks and visors huddle around a screened bay where a critically ill patient lies unconscious surrounded by cables and tubes.The elderly man’s breathing is supported by a ventilator and he is connected to an arterial line to measure blood pressure. He is fed ...
Tags: Health, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, King, Coronavirus


How bringing back the wild yam is feeding the hungry in drought-hit Madagascar

This year’s Guardian and Observer campaign supports four charities fighting global climate injustice. Here, we look at the work of East African farmers and Kew scientistsDonate to our charity appeal hereEvery December, the arrival of rain signals the beginning of the “hungry season” in Madagascar. It will be months before the next rice harvest on the island, which is experiencing the worst drought in 40 years in the south of the country. One million people are struggling to find food in the regi...
Tags: Science, Africa, Environment, Water, Drought, Famine, World news, Poverty, Farming, Agriculture, Madagascar, Extreme Weather, World Food Programme, Kew Gardens, Observer, Kew


Five ice-age mammoths unearthed in Cotswolds after 220,000 years

David Attenborough will tell of ‘pristine’ skeletons found with other extinct speciesFive ice-age mammoths in an extraordinary state of preservation have been discovered in the Cotswolds, to the astonishment of archaeologists and palaeontologists.The extensive remains of two adults, two juveniles and an infant that roamed 200,000 years ago have been unearthed near Swindon, along with tools used by Neanderthals, who are likely to have hunted these 10-tonne beasts. More are expected to be found be...
Tags: Science, Environment, UK News, Television & radio, Archaeology, Swindon, David Attenborough, BBC oNE, Palaeontology, Climate Crisis



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