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Bill Gates says 'COVID can be treated more like seasonal flu' after Omicron surge peaks

Billionaire Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates attends the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is the 2021 climate summit in Glasgow.Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Billionaire philantrophist Bill Gates sees a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases spiking due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the pandemic may be transitioning to an endemic. After Omicron ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Microsoft, Cdc, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Glasgow, Flu, Anthony Fauci, Gates, University of Edinburgh, Fauci, Glasgow Scotland, Ben Gilbert


Obama slams Trump and the GOP's 'hostility to climate science' and welcomes Republicans who want to fight climate change

Former US president Barack Obama speaks during day 9 of COP26 on November 8, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Barack Obama condemned GOP politicians, including Donald Trump, who deny climate science. He blamed the GOP for not just "sitting on the sidelines," but expressing "active hostility to climate science." Speaking in Glasgow, the former president said the US has "a more vigorous opposition to climate than in many other places." Former President Barack Obama condemne...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Republicans, Climate Change, Washington, Climate, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Paris


9 out of 10 children breathe air that can harm them, warns WHO. Meet the bereaved mother who went to COP 26 to demand change.

Left, Ella Kissi-Debrah, the first person to have air pollution listed as a cause of death. Right, Extinction Rebellion campaigner. Ella Kissi-Debrah Foundation/Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Half a million babies die each year due to air pollution, and 93% of children breathe in toxic air. Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, whose child died from air pollution, is urging the government to do more. "People talk about us working to reach net-zero by 2050. The stuff I'm asking f...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Climate Change, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Glasgow, Royal Society, Air Quality, Ella, Glasgow Scotland, Rosamund, Ella Kissi Debrah, Rosamund Kissi Debrah, Sophia Smith Galer


Indigenous communities demanded more action to combat climate change at largest protest in Glasgow history during COP26

An Indigenous climate activist attends a rally at the end of a protest organized by the Cop26 Coalition in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 which is the host city of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Around 100,000 individuals marched through Glasgow for a "Global Day of Action for Climate Justice." On Saturday, more than 250 protests were held across the world for systemic climate justice. The protest was Glasgow's largest since a march against the Iraq ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Protest, Climate Change, Scotland, Iraq, International, Trends, Bbc, Britain, Glasgow, Rally, Indigenous, Reuters, Glasgow Scotland


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


The lines to get into the COP26 climate summit are so long that government officials are missing meetings, report says

Masses of people lining up upon arrival to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 1, 2021. Anna Johnson/Associated Press Entry to the UN climate summit is taking so long that officials are missing meetings, a BBC reporter said. Mishal Husain said she was surrounded by officials "all missing meetings they are supposed to be in by now." Another reporter said that country ambassadors were stuck in the rain for three hours. The lines to get to enter the United Nations' ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Scotland, Russia, Trends, Bbc, United Nations, News UK, Un, Mishal Husain, Glasgow Scotland, Paul Waugh, Cop26, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Anna Johnson Associated Press Entry


251 medical journals warned world leaders not to wait until COVID-19 is over to address the climate crisis, calling it the 'greatest threat to global public health'

A wildfire in the mountains above Colorado Springs, which forced the evacuation of more than 32,000 residents. Gaylon Wampler/Getty Images 251 medical journals published a rare joint article warning about the climate crisis. The editors urged governments not to wait until COVID-19 is under control to tackle it. The consequences of ignoring it could be "catastrophic" and irreversible, they wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. The editors of the world's top medical jou...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, News UK, Louisiana, Colorado Springs, Reuters, UN General Assembly, Glasgow Scotland, Climate Crisis, Kunming China, Coronavirus, Cop26, Mia Jankowicz, Gaylon Wampler Getty Images, Erftstadt Blessem Germany


Delta cases are spiking in highly-vaccinated countries, but with fewer deaths and milder government responses

A health worker prepares a shot of the Pfizer vaccine in Glasgow, Scotland, on December 8, 2020. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via AP The Delta coronavirus variant, which is highly transmissible, is spreading rapidly. But highly vaccinated countries like the UK and Israel are not seeing a rise in deaths or hospitalizations. Both are taking a more lenient approach to control the virus than in previous surges. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Ap, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Vaccine, Bennet, Naftali Bennett, Variant


Delta virus variant, which took over in the UK and threatens the US, doubles the risk of hospitalization, new data says. But vaccines are still effective.

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccination in Glasgow, Scotland on May 14, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images Risk of hospitalization is 85% higher with the Delta variant, new data from the UK shows. The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are still highly protective against the disease. But both were less protective against the Delta variant, which is 60% more infectious. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is linked to an 85% higher risk...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Glasgow Scotland, The Lancet, COVID-19


Greta Thunberg says 'we will not give up' on fighting the climate crisis

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a conference with scientists at the COP25 Climate Conference on December 10, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Climate activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders at a virtual press conference. Thunberg said that leaders were not doing enough to honor the 2015 Paris Climate accords. "We will not accept that ... we, the younger generation," Thunberg said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Swedi...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Trends, Speed, Paris, Un, Madrid Spain, Stefan Lofven, Pablo Blazquez Dominguez Getty, Glasgow Scotland, Climate Crisis, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Azmi Haroun


Greta Thunberg says she is skipping the UN's climate change conference, citing vaccine inequality between rich and poor nations

Greta Thunberg. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg said she won't attend the UN's climate change conference over vaccine inequality. Rich countries have secured most of the world's vaccines, leaving other populations unprotected. Thunberg said many people would not be able to travel to the conference and speak as a result. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has said she is skipping the UN's climate change co...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Trends, Speed, News UK, Un, Glasgow, Solidarity, Glasgow Scotland, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Greta Thunberg Thierry Monasse Getty


A groundbreaking new British drug offers hope to opioid addicts

A drug user prepares heroin before injecting inside of a Safe Consumption van on September 25, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Getty Images Buvidal, an injectable form of Buprenorphine, acts as a slow-release drug and blocks the opioid receptors in the brain to stop patients from having withdrawal symptoms.  It only has to be administered once a week or once a month, making it a good alternative to methadone which is often prescribed to wean users off of heroin and other opioids. The UK is now ...
Tags: Usa, UK, Science, London, News, Drugs, Trends, Addiction, Glasgow, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Southeast England, Bbc Scotland, Redbridge, Glasgow Scotland, Northwest England, Opioids


UN Cancels In-Person Preliminary Meetings for Climate Summit Due to Coronavirus

Due to mounting coronavirus concerns, the United Nations announced Friday that it’s canceling in-person meetings in Bonn, Germany and elsewhere through the end of April. These meetings were intended to prepare for November’s global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, predicted to be the most important round of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, United Nations, Un, Glasgow Scotland, Bonn Germany, Cop25


Systematic review shows risk of a child developing overweight or obesity is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior to pregnancy

New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, Scotland (April 28- May 1) reveals that the risk of a child becoming overweight or obese is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior to getting pregnant. The study is by Dr. Nicola Heslehurst, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, UK, and colleagues.
Tags: Science, Glasgow Scotland, Congress on Obesity ECO



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