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Bogdanoff twins dead of Covid

Grichka and Igor Bogdanoff, twin "scientists" whose reputations shrank as their faces grew, are dead of Covid. The brothers later tried their hands at academic work, writing doctoral theses in mathematics and theoretical physics which were both panned by their peers. — Read the rest
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Florida surgeon general's call to stop relying on COVID-19 testing is a 'me first, forget everybody else' approach, health expert says

A long line of cars at the entrance to a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in Barnett Park in Orlando, Florida.Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida is switching its approach to COVID-19 testing, focusing on "high-value" patients.  A public-health expert said it's consistent with a "me first, forget everybody else" approach.  She told Insider the state should be ramping up testing rather than cutting back. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo's call for p...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Healthcare, Orlando Florida, University of South Florida, Celine Gounder, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Bellevue Hospital, DeSantis, Gounder, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN


These are the best optical illusions of 2021

These are the top three winners in the 2021 Best Illusion of the Year contest, orchestrated by the Neural Correlate Society—a nonprofit that "promotes scientific research into the neural correlates of perception and cognition." "How we see the outside world―our perception―is generated indirectly by brain mechanisms, and so all perception is illusory to some extent," they explain. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Science, News, Perception, Optical Illusions, Cognition, Neural Correlate Society


Parts of NHS may be overwhelmed by Covid wave, admits Boris Johnson

PM says England can ‘ride out’ Omicron without lockdown but acknowledges service is under huge pressureCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageParts of the NHS may be overwhelmed in the coming weeks, Boris Johnson has admitted for the first time as he insisted England can “ride out” its biggest ever Covid wave “without shutting down our country once again”.The prime minister acknowledged the health service is under huge pressure after four more NHS trusts – all outside London...
Tags: England, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Greater Manchester, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who went from being a Silicon Valley star to being found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019.Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." On Monday, Holmes was found guilty on 4 of 11 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy, which could send her to prison for decades. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Hbo, New York, Science, Instagram, Abc, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Cbs News, Finance, Stanford, China, Singapore, Careers


China locks down a city of 1 million people over 3 cases of COVID-19

Volunteers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) arrange food supplies at the entrance of a residential block where is under restrictions to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus on November 26, 2021 in Shanghai, China.Yin Liqin/China News Service via Getty Images China locked down a city of 1 million people after three cases of COVID-19 were discovered. Yuzhou, in central China, has shuttered schools, malls, and public transportation. The lockdown comes just one month before the ...
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UK Covid live: Johnson admits some hospitals already ‘feel at least temporarily overwhelmed’

Latest updates: PM also announces daily testing for 100,000 key workers; more NHS hospital trusts declaring critical incidents100,000 key workers in England told to test every working dayUK reports almost 220,000 new Covid casesScientists call for Covid reinfections in UK to be included in case figuresTwo more NHS trusts declare critical incidents over staff Covid absencesCoronavirus global updates – liveMatthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, told Times Radio this morning that...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Drugs, UK News, NHS, Labour, House Of Commons, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer


The Omicron variant now makes up 95% of recent COVID-19 cases in the US, the CDC said

A health staff member preparing a COVID-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists predeparture area at Sydney Airport on November 28.James D. Morgan/Getty Images The Omicron variant is estimated to make up a staggering 95% of recent COVID-19 cases, the CDC says. Recent CDC data projects that 95.4% of COVID-19 cases as of January 1 are fueled by the variant. Omicron's estimated dominance is up from 77% on December 25. The highly transmissible Omicron variant is now estimated to make ...
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The Omicron variant now makes up 95% of recent COVID-19 cases in the US, according to the CDC

A health staff member prepares a COVID-19 test at the Histopath Diagnostic Specialists pre-departure area at Sydney International Airport on November 28, 2021.James D. Morgan/Getty Images The highly transmissible Omicron variant is now estimated to make up a staggering 95% of recent COVID-19 cases in the US, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC projects that 95.4% of COVID-19 cases as of January 1 are fueled by the Omicron variant, comp...
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UK Covid live: Johnson announces daily priority testing for 100,000 key workers; 218,724 daily cases reported

Latest updates: Boris Johnson holds press conference as UK reports 218,724 new cases; more NHS hospital trusts declaring critical incidents100,000 key workers in England told to test every working dayUK reports almost 220,000 new Covid casesScientists call for Covid reinfections in UK to be included in case figuresTwo more NHS trusts declare critical incidents over staff Covid absencesCoronavirus global updates – liveMatthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, told Times Radio this...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Drugs, UK News, NHS, Labour, House Of Commons, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer


US records over 1 million new COVID-19 cases in a single day, shattering previous record

A medical technician performs a nasal swab test.AP Photo/David Zalubowski The US recorded more than one million new COVID-19 cases shattering the previous daily record.  The US reported 1,082,549 cases Monday.  The US is average 480,273 COVID-19 cases a day, which is the highest since the pandemic began.  The US recorded more than one million COVID-19 cases in a single day, shattering the previous record set . The US reported 1,082,549 cases Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University data...
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UK Covid live: more than 200,000 daily cases reported for first time

Latest updates: Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK reports 218,724 new cases; more NHS hospital trusts declaring critical incidentsTwo more NHS trusts declare critical incidents over staff Covid absencesMillions of UK critical workers could get priority Covid testsOmicron infections may have plateaued in London, Neil Ferguson says Coronavirus global updates – liveMatthew Taylor, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, told Times Radio this morning that he feared ministers were engage...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, UK News, NHS, Labour, House Of Commons, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Keir Starmer, Taylor, NHS Confederation, Neil Ferguson


Florida hospital system says 50% of its COVID patients are mainly there for other reasons

A person walks past the emergency room of a hospital in New York, on December 13, 2021.Wang Ying/Xinhua via Getty Image Florida's Jackson Health System said half its COVID patients were admitted for "non-COVID reasons." These types of patients test positive for the coronavirus after being admitted. Catching COVID-19 can make preexisting conditions worse in the hospital, experts have warned.  About half of the patients listed as being in the hospital with COVID-19 were admitted for "non-CO...
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Chinese city of 1.2 million people locked down after three Covid cases emerge

Public transport halted and cars banned in Yuzhou as China pursues zero-Covid strategy ahead of Winter OlympicsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 were enough for Chinese authorities to lock down a city of almost 1.2 million people on Monday, joining 13 million others in locked down Xi’an, where local authorities have asked for restrictions to be tightened even further.Beijing is holding on to its zero-Covid strategy ahead of the forth...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Xi'an, Yuzhou, Coronavirus


Past convictions for homosexual activity to be wiped from records, Patel to announce

UK’s disregards and pardons scheme set to be expanded to ‘right wrongs of the past’Any conviction that was imposed on someone purely due to consensual homosexual activity under now-abolished laws will be included in a scheme aimed at “righting the wrongs of the past”, the UK home secretary is set to announce.Priti Patel said more people would have convictions for same-sex sexual activity wiped from their records, as she sought to expand the government’s disregards and pardons scheme from a narro...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, World news, LGBT rights, Home Office, Alan Turing, Patel, Priti Patel


Detained, missing, close to death: the toll of reporting on Covid in China

Activists say crackdown is driven by Xi Jinping, who has ‘declared a war on independent journalism’Chen Kun was living in Indonesia with his wife and daughter when he learned from his brother Mei’s boss that he had been “taken away for investigation” by Chinese police.He immediately suspected it was to do with his brother’s website, a citizen news project called Terminus 2049. Since 2018 Mei, his colleague Cai Wei, and Cai’s partner – surnamed Tang – had been archiving articles about issues incl...
Tags: Science, Media, Indonesia, China, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Journalist safety, Cai, Mei, Tang, Chen Kun, Coronavirus



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