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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


Delta cases may finally be reaching a peak in the US. Future surges are likely to be weaker.

People walk near Little Island park in New York City on May 27, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US's Delta cases are rising at a slower rate than earlier in the summer. In countries like the UK and India, Delta surges seemed to spike quickly then fizzle. Experts say the US is still vulnerable to more Delta outbreaks, but future surges will likely be weaker. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant appears to be loosening its hold on the US.Roughly two months...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, News, Indonesia, France, India, New York City, US, Trends, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Variant, Morris, Miami Florida, Harvard Medical School


Wild cockatoos observed using tools as ‘cutlery’ to extract seeds from tropical fruit

Goffin’s cockatoos on Indonesia’s Tanimbar Islands crafted three different types of tools from tree branches to obtain seeds from sea mangoes Wild cockatoos have been observed using three types of tools as “cutlery” to extract seeds from tropical fruit.Researchers made the discovery while studying Goffin’s cockatoos on the Tanimbar Islands, a remote archipelago in Indonesia. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Animals, Environment, World news, Birds, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Goffin, Tanimbar Islands


Researchers have found the remains of a teenager that died 7,200 years ago, revealing a group of humans previously unknown to science

Remains of a Toalean teenager in the Leang Panninge cave in Sulawesi. University of Hasanuddin Researchers examined 7,200-year-old DNA, revealing a previously-unknown group of early humans in Southeast Asia. The findings shed light on the prehistoric Toalean culture, which mysteriously disappeared 1,500 years ago. See more stories on Insider's business page. The remains of a 17-to-18-year-old girl who died about 7,200 years ago has revealed a prehistoric lineage of humans previously un...
Tags: Asia, Science, Tibet, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Siberia, Griffith University, Oceania, Sulawesi, Eurasia, Prehistory, Denisovans


Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong With Indonesia's Plan for 'Jurassic Park' on Island Filled with Komodo Dragons

Who wants their next vacation to be on an island filled with large, carnivorous reptiles? Raise of hands? Anybody? Well, hand-raisers, whoever you are, have I got the opportunity for you. Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Environment, Unesco, Countries, Labuan Bajo, Sharon Stone, Komodo, Komodo National Park, Lesser Sunda Islands, East Nusa Tenggara, Lizard, Komodo dragon


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


Coronavirus live news: England and Wales deaths reach three-month high; Indonesia struggles with surge in cases

Latest updates: Covid deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 23 July up 50%; Indonesia’s health workers struggle under weight of new casesUS reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people growsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of QueenslandJohnson dumps ‘amber watchlist’ plan as it emerges top adviser has quit 10.25am BST Nearly half (46%) of private landlords in the UK say they reduced or paused their tenants’ mon...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, Science, Wales, Indonesia, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New Zealand, Biden, Shawbrook Bank, Office for National Statistics ONS, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: UK business secretary ‘very concerned’ about food shortages; two more Tokyo athletes test positive

Kwasi Kwarteng could not confirm if food supply chain workers would be exempt from isolation rules; now 87 positive cases, say Games officialsStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fears‘Never thought this would happen in France’: day one of vaccine passFiji records its highest number of weekly deaths from CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.26am BST The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged Indonesia to bring in stricter and wider lockdown measures in a bid to tackle su...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Indonesia, France, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Tokyo, World Health Organisation WHO, Kwasi Kwarteng, Torfaen, Welsh Labour, Nick Thomas Symonds, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: Victoria reports 19 new coronavirus cases as NSW considers tougher lockdown

NSW outbreak exceeds 1,000 coronavirus cases while there are now more than 165 exposure sites in VictoriaVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; NSW hotspots; NSW restrictionsScott Morrison accused of ‘misrepresenting’ Atagi advice to shift blame for botched vaccine rollout‘Secret weapon’: unflappable Kerry Chant faces toughest challenge yet as NSW Covid outbreak grows‘The Delta variant has shown Fortress Australia to be a house of cards due to the Coalition’s vaccine stroll-out’Vaccine rollout tracker;...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Queensland, Delta, Victoria, Northern Territory, Morrison, Vic, Coronavirus


Indonesia's COVID-19 surge has been so extreme that volunteers are recovering dead bodies from people's homes as hospitals turn patients away

A family covers the body of their 56-year-old mother who died at home due to complications related to COVID-19 in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Indonesia is battling a huge coronavirus surge that has overwhelmed hospitals. Volunteers have stepped in to remove the bodies of coronavirus patients from their homes instead. Volunteers are also digging graves and sourcing oxygen. See more stories on Insider's business page. Volunteers in Indonesia are taking c...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Trends, News UK, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Ardi Novriansyah, Bogor West Java, Indonesia REUTERS Willy Kurniawan Indonesia


Making coffins, giving shelter: volunteers step in as Covid overwhelms Indonesia

As the country becomes the epicentre of the pandemic, a growing number of volunteer groups have assembled to fill in gaps in the government responseSee all our coronavirus coverageEvery day, before 7am, volunteers gather in front of a house in Yogyakarta. Wearing masks and maintaining distance, they measure and cut panels of wood, smoothing the edges with sandpaper. For the past 11 days, the front yard has been turned into an emergency casket-making workshop. The coffins are painted white, and l...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Yogyakarta, 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


Covid live news: UK reports 31,772 daily cases and 26 new deaths; 1,007 deaths in 24 hour period in Indonesia

UK figures drop slightly on previous day; Indonesian death toll rises to total of 66,464 after deadly dayTory MP fears Boris Johnson will delay winter Covid restrictionsUgandan minister blames west for country’s Covid vaccine shortageEngland reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’ Woman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same time 4.10pm BST The UK today reported 26 new coronavirus deaths and 31,772 new cases. It’s a slight drop on yesterday’s figures which we...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Indonesia, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: public in England expected to wear masks when measures lift; Indonesia reports 1,007 daily deaths

UK minister says mask guidance indoors is set to stay in England; Indonesian death toll rises to total of 66,464 after deadly dayZahawi: England reopening going ahead, but mask wearing ‘expected’Sajid Javid warns NHS waiting lists backlog could reach 13m ‘Their childhood has been stolen’: calls for action to tackle long CovidWoman, 90, infected with Alpha and Beta Covid variants at the same timeSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.59am BST In Libya, Al-Wasat news is reporting that the country...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Biology, Indonesia, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Libya, Javid, Kompas, Coronavirus


Huge volcanic eruption disrupted climate but not human evolution

A massive volcanic eruption in Indonesia about 74,000 years ago likely caused severe climate disruption in many areas of the globe, but early human populations were sheltered from the worst effects, according to a Rutgers-led study.
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Rutgers


Coronavirus live news: Iran fears fifth wave due to Delta variant; keep some restrictions in England after 19 July, doctors urge

BMA chair says easing restrictions not an ‘all or nothing decision’; Indonesia locks down Bali and Java in effort to curb surging infectionsParents angry at shifting government Covid messages, say school leadersThailand reports record Covid-19 cases amid fears over vaccine shortagesDelta variant poses threat to New Zealand’s Covid-free bubbleSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.35am BST Saudi Arabia has halted flights to the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia and Vietnam to protect against a coro...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Bali, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Society, World news, Iran, Delta, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Vietnam, Bma, Interior Ministry, Reuters Continue


Covid live news: half of all adults in England under 30 now jabbed; Delta variant warning for Europe

More than 4.2 million people aged between 18 and 29 in England have received vaccine; scientist warns of spread of Delta variant across EuropeDelta Covid variant may be edging race against vaccinesAustralia: NSW reports 30 new infectionsSports fans in UK warned: you will be guinea pigs at summer eventsThe Oxford vaccine: the trials and tribulations of a world-saving jabSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.27pm BST Covid has hit South Africa’s preparations for the British and Irish Lions tour a...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Science, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, UK News, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Johannesburg, Jakarta, Afp


Covid live news: half of all adults in England under 30 now jabbed

More than 4.2 million people aged between 18 and 29 have received coronavirus vaccine in the three weeks since programme beganAustralia: NSW reports 30 new infectionsThe Oxford vaccine: the trials and tribulations of a world-saving jabJakarta gravediggers chart Indonesia’s Covid battleWill vaccines protect us against the Delta variant?See all our coronavirus coverage 8.56am BST More than 4.2 million people aged between 18 and 29 years in England have received a Covid vaccine in the three wee...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Indonesia, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Oxford, NSW, Coronavirus


Graph shows how Delta variant deaths are rising in countries with low vaccination rates, but deaths in high vax areas remain low

Daily new confirmed COVID-19 deaths per million of people as of June 23, 2021. Our World in Data Some nations with high rates of the Delta variant are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 related deaths. But others with high rates of vaccination have not seen that uptick. Vaccines have been found to be able to protect against severe forms of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta coronavirus variant appears to be more transmissible and more able to cause symptomatic...
Tags: UK, Science, Indonesia, Russia, Israel, Trends, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Pfizer, UK Indonesia, Sinovac, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


New knowledge of Earth's mantle helps to explain Indonesia's explosive volcanoes

Indonesia's volcanoes are among the world's most dangerous. Why? Through chemical analyses of tiny minerals in lava from Bali and Java, researchers from Uppsala University and elsewhere have found new clues. They now understand better how the Earth's mantle is composed in that particular region and how the magma changes before an eruption. The study is published in Nature Communications.
Tags: Science, Bali, Indonesia, Uppsala University


Indonesia tightens restrictions as it confirms record new coronavirus infections

The country’s infections, the worst in south-east Asia, have passed two millionSee all our coronavirus coverageIndonesian health authorities are battling a new surge in coronavirus infections, as the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported the highest one-day total, with 14,535 cases confirmed in the 24 hours to Monday.Daily case totals are reaching levels last seen in January, the peak of Indonesia’s fight against the virus. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Science, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Coronavirus, National Agency for Disaster Management BNPB


More than 350 Indonesian healthcare workers vaccinated with China's Sinovac vaccine got COVID-19 and dozens are hospitalized, raising questions about the vaccine's efficacy on variants

A man receives a dose of the Sinovac covid-19 coronavirus vaccine during a mass vaccination at a sports centre in Banda Aceh on June 19, 2021. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images The vast majority of Indonesia's healthcare workers received China's Sinovac vaccine. A study in the country found the vaccine was very effective at curbing hospitalization and death. Over 350 healthcare workers caught COVID-19, most likely the Delta variant, Reuters reported. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Australia, China, India, International, Trends, Delta, Brazil, Banda Aceh, Griffith University, Reuters, Kudus, Sinovac, Coronavirus, COVID


Costa Rica rejected a Chinese vaccine, saying it is not effective enough, as China's shot come under increased scrutiny

A nurse prepares a shot of COVID-19 vaccine on May 7, in Escazu, Costa Rica Arnoldo Robert/Getty Images Costa Rica said Wednesday that will not purchase the Sinovac vaccine from China. Officials said that data showed that it was not effective enough against the coronavirus. Some places using China's other vaccine - Sinopharm - have had unexpected surges in virus cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Costa Rica's vaccination advisory board turned down China's...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, China, Trends, Turkey, Chile, News UK, Who, Vaccine, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Mongolia, Jakarta, Seychelles, World Health Organization WHO, Sinovac




10 winners of a Milky Way photo contest show our galaxy lighting up the sky

A close-up look at the Milky Way from a telescope. NASA/JPL-Caltech On a clear night, the Milky Way forms a brilliant, multicolored arch in the sky. Capture the Atlas' "Milky Way Photographer of the Year" winners caught this spectacle on camera. See more stories on Insider's business page. You don't need a telescope to see the Milky Way, but our galaxy isn't always visible in the night sky.Photographers usually have to wait for the perfect moment - before sunrise, when the ...
Tags: Utah, Photography, Space, Science, News, Indonesia, Australia, US, Trends, Spain, Earth, Features, Atlas, Chile, Southern Cross, New South Wales


Dramatic photos from around the world show the 'super blood moon' large and red in the sky

A total lunar eclipse seen in Auckland, New Zealand on May 26. Phil Walter/Getty Images A "super blood moon" was visible in several parts of the world on Wednesday. A total lunar eclipse coincided with a supermoon, so the moon appeared large and red in the sky. Australia, New Zealand, and some Pacific islands had some of the best views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A "super blood moon" appeared in the sky early on Wednesday, but only certain parts of the world caught a ...
Tags: Hong Kong, England, Science, News, Mississippi, Indonesia, Australia, China, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Hawaii, New Zealand, Pacific, Pacific Ocean


Parrot poachers striking while the market's hot

'Pretty' parrots are more likely to be snatched up for Indonesia's illegal wildlife trade, a new study reveals.The findings not only expose the key drivers behind the country's illegal trade in these birds, but offer lessons for the potential emergence and spread of infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans.
Tags: Science, Indonesia


Archaeology: Climate change may be accelerating ancient rock art degradation

Climate change may be accelerating the degradation of ancient rock paintings in Indonesia, including the oldest known hand stencil in the world which dates back to 39,900 years ago, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.
Tags: Science, Indonesia


China's Sinovac vaccine may be better than previously thought: It was 94% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a real-world study, Indonesian officials said

An employee manually inspects syringes of the SARS CoV-2 Vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Sinovac at its factory in Beijing on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Ng Han Guan/Associated Press Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine was an estimated 98% effective at preventing death in Indonesian health workers. It was also 96% effective at preventing hospitalization, Indonesian officials said. The data suggests the vaccine may be more effective than previously thought. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Health, Science, Indonesia, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Turkey, Beijing, Philippines, Healthcare, Brazil, Oxford University, Jakarta, University of Auckland, Brazil Chile



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