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Coronavirus live news: Swedish nursing homes criticised for Covid handling; Germany mulls 10-people Christmas rule

Swedish watchdog condemned serious shortcomings after thousands die in nursing homes; Angela Merkel to discuss plan with state premiersOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 12.17pm GMT An outbreak of coronavirus among mink in Denmark led the country to announce a mass cull of the 15-17m animals...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Poland, Denmark, North America


Coronavirus live news: Germany could allow Christmas gatherings of 10 people; Hong Kong to close bars again

Angela Merkel to discuss plan with state premiers; Hong Kong facing renewed virus surge; WHO says experts to investigate origins of virusOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 10.17am GMT Taiwan, Thailand, and increasingly Vietnam are showing the strongest recovery in the travel sector as most o...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, West, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Vietnam


Coronavirus live news: WHO virus sleuths to go to China; Germany could allow Christmas gatherings of 10 people

WHO says experts to be allowed to investigate origins of virus; German state premiers to discuss proposals with Angela MerkelOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 9.21am GMT The South China Morning Post has posted a sombre video on Twitter about Covid-19 burials being delayed in US.The bodies o...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, France, China, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, North America, South China Morning Post


Climate change presents new challenges for the drinking water supply

Rising temperatures in Germany's largest drinking water reservoir present new challenges for the drinking water supply. According to a group of UFZ researchers, the impacts of this increase can be alleviated by mitigating climate change and applying new management strategies.
Tags: Science, Germany


The German government tells people to be as 'lazy as raccoons' as it deploys humor to control the spread of COVID-19

The German coronavirus ad campaign was released to the public on November 14, 2020 Twitter/Steffen Seibert Official adverts created by the German government last week encouraged the country to be "lazy as raccoons" to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. One of the ads, which was widely shared on social media, shows an old man speaking about how in the "winter of 2020" people became "heroes" after doing "absolutely nothing." Last month, Berlin's tourism authority launched an ad campaign...
Tags: Science, Senate, Germany, Berlin, Marketing, US, International, Trends, News UK, Justin Trudeau, Social Democratic Party, Johns Hopkins University, Steffen Seibert, Der Tagesspiegel, Sawsan Chebli, Rachel Clarke


Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 6m cases as South Australia reports new case

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid; South Australia rejects ‘stuff-up’ after pizza worker’s lie; German doctor arrested on suspicion of killing two Covid patients. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayNHS could start using vaccine next month, says HancockTrials to begin in UK for antibody cocktail drug treatmentSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.27am GMT It’s beginning to look a lot like a Covi...
Tags: UK, Science, Germany, World news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Santa, South Australia, Johns Hopkins University, RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil Brazil, Donald Trump Jr, Robert Koch Institute, Lisa Cox, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 699 deaths in a day; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

Italy records 37,242 new cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions; Germany says cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 5.26pm GMT France is preparing to reopen store...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, France, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Madrid, University Hospital, Essen, Santé Publique France, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Sweden reports record daily cases; Madrid to seal itself from other regions for 10 days

After unorthodox pandemic strategy, Sweden records 7,420 daily cases; Madrid to close borders with other regions; Germany says cases stabilising but not decliningSouth Australia premier fuming over pizza lie that put state in lockdownCalifornia enacts curfew for majority of state’s 40m residentsScientists race to find ‘warm’ Covid vaccine to solve issue of cold storageArthritis drug appears to help Covid patients in ICU‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisions 2.13pm GMT...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Australia, Germany, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Madrid, Health Agency, Coronavirus


How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

The invention of the bifurcated needle allowed more efficient vaccine delivery. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn't licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began just a few months after the first case ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Science, London, Australia, Cdc, Germany, Boston, Africa, US, Trends, Merck, History, Harvard, Healthcare, MMR


Infection with SARS-CoV-2 via pork meat unlikely according to current state of knowledge

State media in China have claimed that a worker has become infected with the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from a knuckle of pork imported from Germany. The infection is reported to have taken place in a cold store. Traces of SARS-CoV-2 were detected on packaging as well as on a door knob.
Tags: Science, China, Germany


Xenophobia in Germany is declining, but old resentments are paired with new radicalism

Xenophobia in Germany has decreased, but right-wing extremist attitudes remain high. There is also evidence of "radicalisation and disinhibition among those with far-right views". These are key findings of the representative Leipzig Authoritarianism Study. Professors Oliver Decker and Elmar Brähler from the Competence Centre for Right-Wing Extremism and Democracy Research at Leipzig University presented the study results today (18 November) at the Federal Press Conference (BPK) in Berlin.
Tags: Science, Germany, Oliver Decker, Elmar Brähler, Federal Press Conference BPK


Palladium, meet copper: Skoltech researchers use machine learning to improve catalysts

Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues from Germany and the US have studied the properties and behavior of a palladium-copper alloy under changing temperatures and hydrogen concentrations, with highly relevant implications of this research for catalyst design. The authors hope that their findings can open the door for designing metal alloys with better catalytic properties by taking into account dynamic changes in the composition and structure of materials at realistic operational condit...
Tags: Science, Germany, US, Skoltech


Coronavirus live news: vaccine trials 'encouraging' says WHO; South Korea tightens curbs in Seoul

; California applies ‘emergency break’ to reopeningSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am GMT Mainland China reported 15 new Covid-19 cases on 16 November, up from eight cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority sai...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, California, China, Germany, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Biden, Seoul


Apple's Ad Practices Are The Latest Target For Privacy Activists

After making a name for himself going after Facebook’s and Google’s data practices, Austrian lawyer Max Schrems—and his advocacy group Noyb—is setting his sights on a new tech giant. According to two separate complaints his group filed with regulatory bodies based in Germany and Spain, the advertising tech that comes…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Germany, Advertising, Spain, Max Schrems, Identifiers


Coronavirus live news: Japan may reimpose state of emergency; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismBoris Johnson and Tory MPs forced to self-isolate after No 10 eventSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rules 10.28pm GMT Health authoritie...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Sweden, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Korea, Johnson, Biden, Osaka, Hyogo


Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations hit new record in France; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Trump bids to take credit for Moderna vaccine while Biden offers cautious optimismBoris Johnson and Tory MPs forced to self-isolate after No 10 eventSchools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rules 7.17pm GMT French health auth...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Associated Press, Johnson, Biden, Moderna, Coronavirus


Moderna vaccine trial's results bode well for Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Phase 3 efficacy rate of nearly 95% for US firm’s treatment is promising for UK vaccine trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising for the Covid jab being developed by Oxford University, after Moderna became the second company to reveal impressive results from its vaccine trials.Interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid vaccine from US company Moderna has revealed it to be have almost 95% efficacy at preventing the disease. The news followed...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Germany, US, Society, UK News, World news, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Moderna, Coronavirus


Moderna vaccine's effectiveness bodes well for Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Phase 3 success rate of 95% for US firm’s treatment is promising for UK vaccine trialCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising for the Covid jab being developed by Oxford University, after Moderna became the second company to reveal impressive results from its vaccine trials.Interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of the Covid vaccine from US company Moderna has revealed it to be almost 95% effective at preventing the disease. The news followed an announce...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Germany, US, Society, UK News, World news, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Moderna, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: US vaccine 94.5% effective in trials; Sweden limits public gatherings to eight people

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; Sweden cuts public gatherings limit from 300 as it blames fall in adherence to rulesSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Self-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’Schools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new rulesUK coronavirus updates - live 3.09pm GMT In Cyprus, people are flocking to have free antigen rapid tests in areas...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Germany, US, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, Cyprus, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Nicosia, Helena Smith


Coronavirus live news: US vaccine nearly 95% effective in trials; Germany could impose tougher curbs

Moderna is latest to reveal impressive vaccine results; German chancellor wants masks in all schools and more contact restrictionsSecond vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials showWhat does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid?Self-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’‘We’re at the precipice’: US records 11m Covid casesUK coronavirus updates - live 12.26pm GMT Ireland’s Covid-19 rates have started increasing again despite continued maximum level re...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Damien, Sarah Marsh, Moderna, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Russia and Iran report worst daily increase; Merkel to push for tougher curbs in Germany

Russia confirms over 22,000 new cases; Iran sees 13,053 new cases; German chancellor wants masks in all schools and more contact restrictionsSelf-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’‘We’re at the precipice’: US records 11m Covid casesTime for a four-day week, say European politiciansJapanese shop deploys robot to check customers are wearing masksUK coronavirus updates - live 11.21am GMT Hullo! This is Damien Gayle taking the reins on the live blog now for the rest of...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Germany, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Merkel, Boris Johnson, Liechtenstein


Germany's new COVID-19 spot is very clever and funny, stay-at-home couch potatoes are national heroes

"Our couch was the front line and our patience was our weapon." Absolutely amazing coronavirus 'stay at home' spot from the German government, above. You might not think of humor as an effective way to drive home the message that staying at home helps slow the spread of COVID-19. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Science, News, Funny, Germany, Public Health, Humor, Coronavirus


BioNTech vaccine scientist says jab could halve Covid transmission

Uğur Şahin ‘very confident’ vaccine candidate developed with Pfizer will cause big reduction in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scientist behind the first potential Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials says he is “very confident” the jab will reduce transmission of the disease, perhaps by 50%, resulting in a “dramatic” reduction in cases.The German company BioNTech and the American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced to worldwide acclaim last we...
Tags: Health, Science, Germany, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, BioNtech, Coronavirus


17 photos show thousand of ill people flooding Europe's hospitals as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic grips the continent

Medical workers take care of a patient at the ICU of the George Papanikolaou General Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, on November 11, 2020. Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters In Europe, emergency wards are filling up amid a second coronavirus wave that has seen a record number of cases, hospitalization, and deaths. A worrying increase in hospitalizations and deaths reported across the continent come despite some countries going into partial or full lockdowns over the colder winter months. Europ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Bbc, Features, Rome, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Marseille


Italy registers 550 more deaths; record daily cases in Germany, Sweden and Russia – as it happened

Italy also registers 40,000 new infections; Germany records 23,542 new cases; Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s hits daily record. This blog is now closedFollow today’s coronavirus blog hereGermany may extend lockdown as Covid cases in Italy soarMatrix party ‘disguised as film shoot’ to bypass German Covid rulesMohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19Leaders at a loss as coronavirus catches up with central Europe 12.34am GMT We are closing this coronavirus blog now. ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Western Australia, Trump, Salah, Germany Sweden, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 550 more deaths; record daily cases in Germany, Sweden and Russia

Italy also registers 40,000 new infections; Germany records 23,542 new cases; Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s hits daily recordMatrix party ‘disguised as film shoot’ to bypass German Covid rulesMohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19Leaders at a loss as coronavirus catches up with central EuropeIs the vaccine safe? Readers’ questions answeredUK coronavirus updates – live 6.21pm GMT New infections and hospital admissions dropped sharply at the end of the second wee...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Ankara, Salah, Germany Sweden, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Germany, Sweden and Russia all report record rises in daily cases

Germany records 23,542 new cases; Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s 5,990 new cases are daily recordThe long game: the race for a vaccine against all coronavirusesBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksSwedish surge in Covid cases dashes immunity hopesCovid-19 is rising again in New York. Can the city prevent another surge?UK coronavirus updates – live 3.18pm GMT Canadians have time to bring the second wave under control by Christmas if they a...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Sweden, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Trudeau, Micheal Martin, Germany Sweden


Coronavirus live news: Russia reports most daily cases since pandemic began; Sweden registers record new infections

Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s 5,990 new cases are daily record; California becomes second state in US to surpass 1m casesThe long game: the race for a vaccine against all coronavirusesBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksSwedish surge in Covid cases dashes immunity hopesCovid-19 is rising again in New York. Can the city prevent another surge?UK coronavirus updates – live 2.20pm GMT Germany’s disease control centre is reporting the nation...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Sweden, California, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Robert Koch Institute


A species of bacteria survived on the outside of the International Space Station for a full year

The International Space Station. NASA A species of bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, survived for a year on the outside of the International Space Station.  It endured microgravity, harsh ultraviolet radiation, and temperatures near absolute zero. Scientists found that the bacteria developed more small bumps than its counterparts on Earth. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A year in space is no walk in the park. Just ask Scott Kelly, the American astronaut who spent a y...
Tags: Space, Science, Germany, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Bacteria, International Space Station, Leo, Iss, Scott Kelly, Ott, University of Vienna, International Space Station ISS, Deinococcus, Tanpopo


Coronavirus live news: France lockdown to last at least two more weeks; UK deaths rise by 563

Italy registers 636 daily deaths; French PM says no easing of restrictions as cases remain high; Germany seeing tentative signs of flattening curveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risks Covid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 8.13pm GMT Portugal has announced an expansion of a ni...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, France, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Portugal, Trump, Antonio Costa



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