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Fauci says we'll likely learn to live with COVID-19 like we do with the common cold and flu

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci gives an update on the Omicron COVID-19 variant during the daily press briefing at the White House on December 1, 2021 in Washington, DC.Photo by Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images Americans will "likely" learn to live with COVID-19 like they do with the common cold and flu, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday. "That's entirely conceivable and likely, as a matter of fact, we are not going to be...
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Exhausted frontline workers say 'it's like the movie "Groundhog Day"' as they face yet another COVID-19 surge

Two nurses in a Tampa, Florida, hospital put on PPE in August 2020.Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images Frontline workers are bracing for a surge in COVID-19 cases amid the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The variant is now the most common coronavirus variant in the US, the CDC announced. The rise of the new variant comes as Americans are gathering for the holiday season.  Frontline workers say they're burned out and feel like they're repeating the same day...
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‘A moral issue to correct’: the long tail of Elena Ceaușescu’s fraudulent scientific work

Nicolae Ceaușescu’s Romanian communist regime hailed his wife as an eminent chemistry researcher, though she had no genuine qualifications. But her name lives on in academic journals, and British institutions have yet to retract honours bestowed on herRomanian researchers have called on academic publishers to remove Elena Ceaușescu’s name from almost two dozen scientific papers and books fraudulently published as her work, more than 30 years after the wife of the former communist dictator Nicola...
Tags: Science, World news, Chemistry, Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, Elena Ceausescu, Research publishing


Nasa to launch newest space telescope on Christmas Day

The James Webb space telescope, considered the Hubble’s successor, will stay on the ground an extra day due to high windsDangerously high winds will keep Nasa’s newest space telescope on the ground for at least an extra day, with the launch now targeted for Saturday – Christmas Day – at the earliest.Nasa announced the latest delay Tuesday. Upper-level high wind could force a rocket off-course or even damage or destroy it. Continue reading...
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Biden announces half a billion free home Covid tests to fight Omicron

President pushes back against resistance to vaccine mandates, saying they are ‘not to control your life, but to save your life’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHalf a billion at-home coronavirus tests will be sent free to the American public in the fight against Omicron, Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, while pushing back against resistance to vaccine mandates by saying they are intended “not to control your life, but to save your life”.The move is part of a renewed Whi...
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Biden downplays COVID-19 testing shortage, saying 'I don't think anybody anticipated' Omicron surge that top health experts warned of

President Joe Biden.Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden downplayed the run on COVID-19 tests amid the Omicron surge. Biden said "I don't think anybody anticipated" the rapid spread. Top health experts warned of Omicron's pace after it was identified in South Africa. In a special address on Tuesday, President Joe Biden dismissed a question on whether his administration failed to provide adequate COVID-19 testing as the Omicron variant has sent cases surging nationwide."I don&...
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No mountain high enough: study finds plastic in ‘clean’ air

Microplastics from Africa and North America found airborne in French Pyrenees, 2,877 metres above sea levelFrom Mount Everest to the Mariana Trench, microplastics are everywhere – even high in the Earth’s troposphere where wind speeds allow them to travel vast distances, a new study has found.Microplastics are tiny fragments – measuring less than 5mm – that come from packaging, clothing, vehicles and other sources and have been detected on land, in water and in the air. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, Environment, Earth, Pollution, North America, Mount Everest, Plastics


Scientists find perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo preparing to hatch like a bird

At least 66m-year-old fossil discovered in southern China reveals posture previously unseen in dinosaursScientists have announced the discovery of an exquisitely preserved dinosaur embryo from at least 66m years ago that was preparing to hatch from its egg just like a chicken.The fossil was discovered in Ganzhou, southern China and belonged to a toothless theropod dinosaur, or oviraptorosaur, which the researchers dubbed “Baby Yingliang”. Continue reading...
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The Biden administration is buying 500 million rapid COVID-19 test kits to give Americans for free — here's how to get one

A resident displays an at-home rapid COVID-19 test kit in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021AP Photo/Matt Rourke The Biden administration is buying 500 million at-home COVID test kits to give Americans for free. Americans will be able to order test kits to be delivered to their homes starting in January.  The administration will also require insurers to reimburse rapid test kits starting in January. The Biden administration is purchasing 500 million at home, rapid COVID-19 tests to distribut...
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Bill Gates says he's canceled his holiday plans due to Omicron, but he believes the wave will be over by March

Leon Neal/Getty Images Bill Gates posted a Twitter thread about the Omicron variant. The billionaire said he's canceled his holiday plans and is prepared for a rough few months. The pandemic could still end in 2022 if we take the right steps, like masking up and getting vaccinated. Bill Gates said he's canceled "most"of his holiday plans due to the Omicron variant. "Just when it seemed like life would return to normal, we could be entering the worst part of the pandemic," Gates wrote ...
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The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has to unfold itself in space — a nail-biting maneuver NASA's never attempted

The James Webb Space Telescope fully deploys its primary mirror in a Northrop Grumman cleanroom in Redondo Beach, California, on March 4, 2020.NASA/Chris Gunn NASA is launching its next major space observatory. The real nail-biter is the weeks after liftoff. The James Webb Space Telescope must unfold in space — a complex maneuver NASA has never attempted. Webb's design includes 344 unique mechanisms with no backup. Most are involved in the two-week unfolding. NASA has loaded its most valu...
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The first American to die of the Omicron variant was an unvaccinated Texas man who had previously caught COVID-19

A nurse holds the tube containing the photographer's throat and nose swab sample for a Covid-19 test at a hospital on the 2nd day of his 14-day quarantine during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on October 29, 2020 in Stahnsdorf, Germany.Sean Gallup/Getty Images The first American believed to have died of the Omicron variant was an unvaccinated man from Texas in his 50s.  The man, who died on Monday, also had underlying conditions and had COVID-19 once before. The Omicron varia...
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10% of people on a flight from Miami to Tel Aviv tested positive for COVID-19, despite rules mandating a negative test to fly

Tel Aviv International Airport.Skorzewiak/Shutterstock Israeli ministers decided to add the US and nine other countries to its travel ban. It did so the day after 10% of passengers on a flight from Miami were found to have COVID-19. Israeli citizens can't travel to the US, and non-Israelis can't come from the US to Israel. 10% of passengers on a flight from Miami to Israel, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.17 cases were detected on the plane, according to both the Israeli news s...
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Scientists caution against giving animals as gifts to developing countries

Jane Goodall says such donations can have unintended consequences, especially where water is scarceIt’s the classic gift given by do-gooding family members at Christmas but Jane Goodall and other scientists have warned that people should think twice before giving a donation of a goat or heifer to a developing country.Charity gifts, where the recipient is informed their present is an animal to help feed a family in an impoverished area, have been popular for decades. Continue reading...
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Biden admin plans to give out free COVID-19 testing kits, reports say, 2 weeks after Jen Psaki sarcastically dismissed the idea

A woman uses a swab to take a sample from her nostril.ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images Biden is planning to give out 500 million free COVID test kits, NPR and the WSJ reported. Press Sec. Psaki recently dismissed the idea with sarcasm at a press briefing. Free at-home tests are a core part of many countries' virus strategy. President Joe Biden is planning to announce on Tuesday that 500 million free at-home COVID-19 test kits will be sent to Americans as part of plans to fight the Omicron v...
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CDC chart shows how Omicron went from 0.7% to 73% of US COVID-19 cases in just 2 weeks

A CDC chart showing the mix of variants detected in US COVID-19 cases in late 2021. Orange is the Delta variant, purple is Omicron, and dark blue represents all other variants. Insider annotated the chart for clarity.CDC/Insider The highly transmissible Omicron variant quickly become dominant in the US. A CDC chart shows just how fast it took over after it was first detected. It went from making up 0.7% of US COVID-19 cases to making up 73% of cases in just two weeks. A striking chart shows h...
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Biden to announce half a billion free home Covid tests to fight Omicron

Move is part of a renewed White House effort that also includes the Pentagon calling up 1,000 troops to deploy to hospitalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHalf a billion at-home coronavirus tests will be sent free to the American public in an effort to fight the surging Omicron variant, Joe Biden will announce on Tuesday.The move is part of a renewed White House effort that includes the Pentagon calling up 1,000 troops to deploy to hard-hit hospitals and the Federal E...
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Biden to announce half a million free home Covid tests to fight Omicron

Move is part of a renewed White House effort that also includes the Pentagon calling up 1,000 troops to deploy to hospitalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHalf a billion at-home coronavirus tests will be sent free to the American public in an effort to fight the surging Omicron variant, Joe Biden will announce on Tuesday.The move is part of a renewed White House effort that includes the Pentagon calling up 1,000 troops to deploy to hard-hit hospitals and the Federal E...
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New year ‘too late’ for extra Covid rules in England, scientists say

Reaction comes after Boris Johnson announces there will be no additional measures put in place for nowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have reacted with dismay to Boris Johnson’s decision not to impose fresh restrictions to curb the spread of Omicron, emphasising that waiting until the new year would “almost certainly be too late to have a material impact on the epidemic”.Because the rate of growth in infection rates may already have plateaued or fallen by t...
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