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Anger as Jair Bolsonaro to allow unvaccinated visitors into Brazil

There are fears the decision will reserve the gains made by a successful vaccination campaignCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Brazilian government has been accused of seeking to turn the South American country into a paradise for unvaccinated tourists after it shunned calls – including from its own health regulator – to demand proof of vaccination from visitors.The decision – announced on Tuesday by the health minister, Marcelo Queiroga – sparked anger in a nation ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Science, Americas, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Marcelo Queiroga


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


2 agreements from the COP26 conference pledge major cuts to deforestation and methane emissions, as leaders scramble to address the climate crisis

Deforestation near a forest in Brazil in July 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli World leaders made 2 significant pledges on Tuesday at the COP26 summit. More than 100 countries committed to stopping and reversing deforestation by 2030. The US led a group of 90 governments pledging to reduce methane emissions by 2030. A host of world leaders agreed to stop deforestation and reduce methane emissions by 2030 in two major agreements announced at the COP26 climate summit.The deforestation pledged ...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, UK, Science, White House, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Deforestation, News UK, Brazil, Biden, Methane, Climate Crisis


Greta Thunberg says world leaders are only pretending to care about the climate crisis

Greta Thunberg in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 1, 2021, during the COP26 climate summit. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Greta Thunberg said COP26 is 'people in power pretending to take our future seriously.' The climate activist was speaking near the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Thunberg has repeatedly said that global action on the climate crisis is badly inadequate. Greta Thunberg accused world leaders at the COP26 summit in Scotland of only "pretending" to care about the...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, News, Scotland, China, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Brazil, Glasgow, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Glasgow Scotland, Thomas Colson, Thunberg


Cruises no longer have to follow COVID-19 rules from January, the CDC said

A cruise ship in Florida. Getty Images Cruise ships will be allowed to lift COVID-19 restrictions from mid-January, the CDC said Monday. An order imposing restrictions on cruise ships has been in place since last year. This is the latest in a series of moves reopening the US to international tourism. From January, cruise ships won't have to stick to strict COVID-19 guidelines in US waters, ending rules that have been in place for about a year, the CDC said Monday in a press release....
Tags: Europe, Florida, UK, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, US, Trends, Cruise, Tourism, News UK, Brazil, Vaccination, Homeland Security, Biden


7 studies ivermectin fans cite to say the drug works against COVID-19, and why they're flawed

Ivermectin tablets are commonly prescribed for deworming in countries including India and Brazil. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Ivermectin is good at killing parasites, but it's still not clear it can do much for COVID-19. Some of the most popular studies people use to tout its benefits against the coronavirus are deeply flawed. Better answers are on the way. Ivermectin has revolutionized our ability to kill parasites, and it is widely available around the wo...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, India, US, America, Trends, Features, Colombia, Public Health, Canada, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, World Health Organization, Science Communication


President of Brazil says it ‘makes no sense’ for him to be vaccinated

Jair Bolsonaro’s comments called ‘stupid and selfish’ in country where 600,000 people have died of CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 600,000 of his citizens have lost their lives to a Covid-19 outbreak he once pooh-poohed as a “little flu”, but Brazil’s science-denying president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced he will decline to be vaccinated, saying “it makes no sense” for him to do so.“With regard to the vaccine, I’ve decided not to have it any more,” th...
Tags: Science, Americas, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, India, Africa, Americas, Senegal, European Union, Society, World news


Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, India, Africa, Americas, Senegal, European Union, Society, World news


Brazil's tragic ivermectin frenzy is a warning to the US, experts say

A supporter of President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds a large box of box of Ivermectin at Esplanada dos Ministérios on May 15, 2021 in Brasilia, Brazil. Andressa Anholete/Getty Images In Brazil, ivermectin is a commonly prescribed anti parasitic drug. Early on in the pandemic, Brazilians thought that ivermectin might also help treat and prevent COVID-19. But, as one ICU doctor put it: "We Brazilians had to learn in the hardest way that ivermectin didn't work." See more stories on In...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Merck, Public Health, Brazil, World Health Organization, Columbia University, Afp, Salvador, Sao Paulo Brazil, Manaus


2 fringe doctors created the myth that ivermectin is a 'miracle cure' for COVID-19 - whipping up false hope that could have deadly consequences

Getty Images; Marianne Ayala/Insider Ivermectin is a wondrous, Nobel Prize-winning drug that is cheap and available around the world.The oral version - originally derived from a clump of Japanese dirt in the 1970s - has nearly eradicated infections that could otherwise have caused widespread blindness and disfigured people's limbs and genitals. Formulated as a lotion, ivermectin is safe enough to be administered as an over-the-counter treatment for head lice in kids.But ivermectin is n...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Signs Order Prohibiting Tech Firms From Deleting His Cancerous Posts

Jair Bolsonaro, the fascist Keebler elf who unfortunately remains president of Brazil, is now ordering social media platforms not to delete certain content including his fantastical assertions that he can only lose next year’s elections due to fraud.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Keebler, Jair Bolsonaro


Coronavirus live: Brazil suspends 12m Sinovac doses; UK set to require NHS workers to be vaccinated

Brazil suspends use of over 12m Chinese Sinovac doses; UK reportedly pushes ahead with plans to require NHS workers to be vaccinatedVaccines for care home staff: why ‘no jab, no job’ is controversialLet parents decide on jab for 12- to 15-year-olds, say UK vaccine advisersAustralia reopening ‘could change’ as Covid continues to strain hospitalsNew Zealand reports 20 new Covid cases as spread of Delta slows 9.13am BST Zahawi also appeared to confirm plans to require frontline NHS workers to b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Retail industry, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Delta, Brazil, Sajid Javid, JCVI, Nadhim Zahawi, Zahawi, Coronavirus


A Police Raid in Brazil Turned Up a Rare, 100-Million-Year-Old Flying Reptile

Police in Brazil seized a fossil from smugglers that has turned out to be one of the best-ever preservations of a pterosaur, a flying reptile that lived over 100 million years ago. They caught it just in time, as the fossil had been cut apart and was about to be shipped out of the country. Now, eight years later,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Fossil, Cretaceous, Pterosaur, Geological History Of Earth, Alex Aires, Romualdo Formation, Tapejara Wellnhoferi, Geology Of Brazil, Victor Beccari, Tupandactylus, Tapejaridae, T Navigans, Northeast Region Brazil, Crato Formation


Coronavirus live: UK reports 30,838 new infections; 5bn Covid jabs administered worldwide

UK also reports 174 more people have died; nearly 40% of vaccine doses have been administered in ChinaHawaii governor begs tourists to stay away as Covid surgesScottish Covid inquiry plans spur calls for other UK parts to follow suitNHS Covid pass still not recognised in some EU countriesCornwall tourist board urges people not to visit after Covid spikeSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm BST The Greek government has announced that, as of next month, all indoor eateries, bars, clubs and e...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, US, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Pfizer, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, ChinaHawaii


Earth’s solid metal inner core is growing more on one side than the other

More than 5,000 kilometres beneath us, Earth's solid metal inner core wasn't discovered until 1936. Almost a century later, we're still struggling to answer basic questions about when and how it first formed.These aren't easy puzzles to solve. We can't directly sample the inner core, so the key to unravelling its mysteries lies in collaboration between seismologists, who indirectly sample it with seismic waves, geodynamicists, who create models of its dynamics, and mineral physicists, who study ...
Tags: Asia, Science, Indonesia, Americas, Earth, Physics, Geology, Innovation, Universe, Brazil, Planets, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Banda Sea


6 Surreal Images Showing Rare Snowfall in Tropical Brazil

Snow has fallen in Brazil, an extremely rare event for the tropical country. Thanks to an intense cold snap, snow or freezing rain fell in at least 43 Brazilian cities on Wednesday and Thursday, according to weather service Climatempo.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, Articles, Snow, Nature, Brazil, Meteorology, Frost, Blizzards, Scott Duncan, Ice Storms, Cold Wave, Tropical Brazil


Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 29 July, 2021

Thursday set a new record high number of Covid cases reported in the US since early February.  Sadly, that same statement applies to many of the preceding days for the last five weeks due to the rapidly increasing new cases, with Thursday being the first day cases have again exceeded 90,000.  Thursday’s final count isn’t yet available, but the number is already over 93,000 and could go over 95,000 when the last reports are collated. As you can see, for almost three weeks, our daily growth (ora...
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14 Loki Facts Gloriously Revealed in Its Making-of Documentary

After watching Disney+’s new documentary on the making of Marvel’s Loki, you’re gonna have a list of movies to watch. The behind-the-scenes episode, which is the latest in the Assembled series that’s already covered WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is filled with fascinating facts and revelations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Brazil, Thor, The Wizard Of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Tom Hiddleston, Kane, Grey Gardens, Loki, Sunset Boulevard, Kevin Feige, Wally, Willy Wonka, Kang


YouTube pulls Jair Bolsonaro videos for Covid-19 misinformation

Move comes after the Brazilian president wrongly said masks were ineffective and touted unproven curesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube has removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his statements about the pandemic.YouTube said in a press release the decision was taken “after careful review” and without consideration for Bolsonaro’s job or political ideology. The far-...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


Thailand is considering Western booster shots after 600 healthcare workers given Chinese vaccines caught COVID-19

A health worker inoculates a woman with the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 23. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket; Getty Images Thailand is considering switching from a Chinese to Western vaccine to protect healthcare staff. The country is considering giving AstraZeneca doses to those already vaccinated with Sinovac. It came after 600 vaccinated staff caught COVID-19, adding to questions surrounding Chinese jabs. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: UK, Science, Indonesia, China, Trends, Turkey, Thailand, News UK, Delta, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Bahrain, Uae, Bangkok Thailand, Zeta


Health campaigners call for an end to the use of the word leper

Derogatory use of the “L-word” has increased during Covid and is said to be further marginalising people with the curable diseaseHealth campaigners are calling for an end to the use of the word leper, saying the language frequently used by politicians and others during the pandemic has made people with leprosy even more marginalised.The metaphor of the socially outcast “leper” has been used often, whether in media reports on stigma against early Covid-19 patients or by politicians in Italy and B...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Italy, Microbiology, Global development, Brazil, World Health Organization


Ecosystem destruction endangers local soy agriculture in Brazil

The destruction of ecosystems in Brazil's Amazon and Cerrado endangers local soy agriculture: Researchers calculate that extreme heat costs $3.55 billion annually on top of $1 billion annually for drier conditions
Tags: Amazon, Science, Brazil, Cerrado


Coronavirus live: Mexico records 232 more deaths in third wave; UK daily death toll rises to 34 – as it happened

Met urges England fans not to gather in large numbers in capital for the Euro 2020 final on Sunday due to ‘ongoing public health crisis’ Vaccinated NHS workers might be allowed to forgo self-isolation due to staff shortage fears.Fukushima to to bar Olympic spectators from events as Covid cases rise in Japan. See all our coronavirus coverage 11.54pm BST 10.45pm BST Brazil recorded 1,205 deaths on Saturday as it remained, by a distance, the country currently suffering the most deaths from...
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Coronavirus live: Mexico records 232 more deaths in third wave; UK daily death toll rises to 34

Met urges England fans not to gather in large numbers in capital for the Euro 2020 final on Sunday due to ‘ongoing public health crisis’ Vaccinated NHS workers might be allowed to forgo self-isolation due to staff shortage fears.Fukushima to to bar Olympic spectators from events as Covid cases rise in Japan. See all our coronavirus coverage 10.45pm BST Brazil recorded 1,205 deaths on Saturday as it remained, by a distance, the country currently suffering the most deaths from Covid-19.Accordi...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Brazil, Fukushima, Coronavirus, COVID, BST Mexico


Study shows that antibodies generated by CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine are less effective against the P.1 Brazil variant

A new study presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) and published in The Lancet Microbe, shows that antibodies generated by CoronaVac, an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, work less well against the P.1 Brazil (Gamma) variant.
Tags: Science, Brazil


Unvaccinated people don't only risk their own health: Their bodies become 'variant factories'

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Unvaccinated people can be a driving force for new variants, an infectious disease expert told CNN. "Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner said. Mutations that replicate can become variants and unvaccinated hosts more easily allow for that. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, White House, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, United States, Delta, Brazil, Pfizer, Alpha, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Brazilians take to streets to demand removal of Jair Bolsonaro

Calls for president’s impeachment intensify amid claims government sort to illegally profit from Covid jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHuge crowds of protesters have returned to the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities to demand the removal of a president they blame for more than half a million coronavirus deaths.Tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday morning as calls for Jair Bolsonaro’s impeachment intensified after allega...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus


The highly contagious Delta variant may already be the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, according to one the nation's largest testing labs

Coronavirus testing continues at the ProHealth testing centers in Jericho, New York on April 22, 2020. J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be the most common coronavirus strain for new US infections, according to testing data. The data comes from Helix, a private testing firm that is partnered with the CDC. The data suggests the highly infectious Delta variant is more common than Alpha, which was previously dominant. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Brazil, Who, Helix, Nih, Conrad Williams, World Health Organization WHO, National Institutes of Health NIH



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