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Next TOI blog post and comments: Why less than 25% of the world’s population is likely to get Covid-19

This is the post. And this is an email I sent out a moment ago to a number of people. ==EMAIL=== Dear all Things went pear shaped for all previous analyses and “models” when Stockholm’s data showed that it had crossed the herd immunity threshold in mid-April but serological studies showed far less than 20% […]
Tags: Travel, Science, Current Affairs, Stockholm

Just 7.3% of Stockholm had Covid-19 antibodies by end of April, study shows

Official findings add to concerns about Sweden’s laissez-faire strategy towards the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJust 7.3% of Stockholm’s inhabitants had developed Covid-19 antibodies by the end of April, according to a study, raising concerns that the country’s light-touch approach to the coronavirus may not be building up broad immunity.The research by Sweden’s public health agency comes as figures suggest the country’s death rate per capita was the highe...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Stockholm, Coronavirus outbreak

Update: Sweden’s pandemic has probably (a little) more distance to go

  Email I just sent out to a group of interested persons: === Hi all Just thought I’d update since I’d earlier considered Anders Tegnell’s view (that Sweden will achieve herd immunity by end-May) to be broadly in the ballpark, but it now turns out that he was somewhat over-optimistic. Initial serological studies in Stockholm […]
Tags: Travel, Science, Sweden, Current Affairs, Stockholm, Anders Tegnell

As Europe emerges from lockdown, the question hangs: was Sweden right? | Simon Jenkins

Stockholm gambled in its response to coronavirus, but neither its economy nor its healthcare system have collapsedWho on earth is right? We cannot all be right.One country has all but dropped off the Covid-19 radar: Sweden. Just two months ago, it held hands with Britain in rejecting total lockdown and trusting “social distancing”. Then on 23 March, Boris Johnson did a U-turn, leaving Sweden and, to a lesser extent, Germany, on its own. Since then the divergence has become radical and political....
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Germany, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Stockholm, Bernie Sanders, Simon Jenkins, Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus live news: US may never restore funding to World Health Organization, says Mike Pompeo

Unemployment in US up by 4.4 million to a total of over 26 million; world has ‘a long way to go’, warns WHO chief; Iran reports lowest new daily infections for a monthGerman states lifting lockdowns too quickly, warns MerkelUS unemployment applications reach over 26mClashes predicted over trillion-euro aid as EU meets onlineCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK Covid-19 updates - live blogSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Sweden on Thursday said it had had recorded more than 2,000 deat...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Stockholm

New practices improved stroke care

A new method of evaluating and prioritising treatment for patients with suspected acute stroke, which has been used by the Stockholm health authority since 2017, has led to faster health interventions and better patient care, shows a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal JAMA Neurology.
Tags: Science, Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet

Investigating association between air pollution, dementia risk and role of cardiovascular disease

This observational study analyzed data from about 2,900 older residents of Stockholm to examine the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and the risk of developing dementia, along with what role cardiovascular disease might have.
Tags: Science, Stockholm

Researchers make critical advances in quantifying methane released from the Arctic Ocean

A new study, lead by researchers at Stockholm university and published in Science Advances, now demonstrate that the amount of methane presently leaking to the atmosphere from the Arctic Ocean is much lower than previously claimed in recent studies.
Tags: Science, Arctic Ocean, Stockholm

3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

By DAVID KEYTON and JAMEY KEATEN STOCKHOLM — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the world’s reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry ...
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Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino honoured for development that sparked portable technology revolutionThe Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries.John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor (£74o,000) prize, which was announced by the Royal Swedish Acade...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Science prizes, Stockholm, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, John B Goodenough, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham

Nobel prize in chemistry to be awarded – live!

This year’s laureates will shortly be announced at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm 10.15am BST The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has handed out 110 Nobel prizes in chemistry since 1901. They have gone to 181 individuals with Frederick Sanger being the only double chemistry laureate, winning in 1958 for his work on the structure of insulin and in 1980 for DNA sequencing. Frances Arnold, who was awarded the prize in 2018, is just one of five female chemistry laureates. ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Boston, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Oxford University, Nobel prizes, Baltimore, Science prizes, Stockholm, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Frederick Sanger

Nobel week continues with the Chemistry Prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday, a day after the Physics award was given to a Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists. On Monday, the award for Physiology or Medicine went to two Americans and one British scientist. And on Thursday come two literature laureates, while the coveted […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Stockholm

2019 Nobel Prizes: What you can learn from this year's winners

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards six Nobel Prizes.The categories are: literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, and physiology & medicine.The Nobel prizes will be announced each business-day until October 14. Nobel Peace Prize Ethio­pian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali won the Nobel Peace on Friday for helping to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.Eritrea and Ethiopia, two of the world's poorest nations, fought a war against each other from 1998 t...
Tags: Isis, Science, Economics, Earth, Physics, United States, Innovation, United Nations, Serbia, Poland, Ethiopia, Literature, Eritrea, Albert Einstein, Cambridge University, Princeton

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

STOCKHOLM (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” has made its way into the annals of Nobel history. Tuesday’s announcement that a trio of scientists had won the physics Nobel Prize started off with the opening lines of “Big Bang Theory.” The top official at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the reference seemed appropriate […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Stockholm, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

3 get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

By JAN M. OLSEN, MARIA CHENG and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at the Francis Crick Institute in Britain and ...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, London, News, Sweden, Medicine, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, Associated Press, Parliament, Oxford University

Nobel prize in physiology or medicine – live!

The first of this year’s prizes is about to be announced at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm 10.15am BST My colleague Ian Sample hit a home run last year with his prediction that Allison would be a winner, which more or less exhausts our team’s luck for backing the right horse for the rest of the century. But there are no shortage of contenders for this year’s prize.Among them are the scientists behind the gene-editing technique known as Crispr – although this has also been tipped for t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Medical Research, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Stockholm, Karolinska Institute, Allison, Ian Sample, James P Allison, Tasuku Honjo

Nobel prizes starts with physiology or medicine prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes are to be announced over the next week, to include two literature laureates and the coveted Nobel Peace Prize. Events begin Monday with the award for physiology or medicine. The physics prize is handed out Tuesday and the following day is the chemistry prize. This […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Stockholm

Teen Climate Activist Rips Politicians Ahead of EU Vote

On a day when teenagers across the world again mobilized against climate inaction, the movement’s icon, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, said the continent’s policy makers -- including environmentalists -- are all failing to heed the climate crisis. “There’s no political party that’s doing anywhere near enough,” Thunberg said in an interview in Stockholm on Friday. Thunberg spoke as youths went on strike in a so-called Fridays for Future event spanning cities across the world.
Tags: Science, Eu, Stockholm, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg

Swedish Teen Climate Activist Rips Politicians Ahead of EU Vote

On a day when teenagers across the world again mobilized against climate inaction, the movement’s icon, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, said the continent’s policy makers -- including environmentalists -- are all failing to heed the climate crisis. “There’s no political party that’s doing anywhere near enough,” Thunberg said in an interview in Stockholm on Friday. Thunberg spoke as youths went on strike in a so-called Fridays for Future event spanning cities across the world.
Tags: Science, Eu, Stockholm, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg

Exclusive: Truckmaker Scania signs Northvolt battery deal, in talks on equity

STOCKHOLM/FRANKFRURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen truck brand Scania has signed a battery supply deal with Sweden's Northvolt and is in talks about making an equity investment as part of the startup's efforts to raise 1.5 billion euros ($1.68 billion), Scania's head said on Monday. Chief Executive Henrik Henriksson told Reuters he could not disclose exactly how much capacity Scania had secured from Northvolt, which said this year it had sold roughly half of its planned 32 gigawatt annual capacity by ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Stockholm, Reuters, Reuters Volkswagen, Scania, Northvolt, Truckmaker Scania, Henrik Henriksson

Assange Rape Probe Reopened, Complicating U.S. Extradition

Authorities want to question Assange over a nine-year-old rape allegation, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson said Monday in Stockholm. "I take the view that there exists the possibility to take the case forward," Persson said. If Sweden requests Assange’s extradition from the U.K., Home Secretary Sajid Javid would choose which request -- Sweden’s, or America’s, to address first.
Tags: Science, Sweden, America, Sajid Javid, Stockholm, Assange, Persson, U K Home, Public Prosecutions Eva Marie Persson

Swedish climate activist Thunberg admits she might be 'very naive'

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg wants to fix climate change and hopes for world peace, but acknowledges that she might be being "very naive". Thunberg, 16, has brought her campaign against rising global temperatures to Rome this week, meeting Pope Francis, addressing Italian parliamentarians and joining a student protest on Friday in a city-center square. Thunberg shot to prominence last August with weekly sit-ins on the cobblestones in front of Stockholm's Parliament House with her "s...
Tags: Science, Rome, Pope Francis, Stockholm, Parliament House, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg

As ‘Flying Shame’ Grips Sweden, SAS Ups Stakes in Climate Battle

Swedavia AB, which operates 10 Swedish airports including the ones outside Stockholm and Gothenburg, has seen year-on-year passenger numbers drop for seven consecutive months. Last year, Sweden had its weakest overall growth in passenger numbers in a decade.
Tags: Science, Sweden, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Swedavia AB

Crypto-Tracker Debuts New Securities as Digital Coins Rally

Stockholm-based XBT Provider AB is rolling out trackers that mimic the price of Litecoin and XRP, the Ripple token, adding to its existing instruments for Bitcoin and Ethereum to tap into an investor public that wants the added protection of a regulated exchange. “The institutional client base is asking for more products from us as the maturity and the infrastructure of other digital assets beyond just Bitcoin and Ether has started to emerge,” Ryan Radloff, CEO of the CoinShares platform, paren...
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Stockholm, Litecoin, XBT Provider AB, Ryan Radloff

Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change. Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin and Lagos to London emptied as organisers of the student strike called demos in more than 100 countries. In Stockholm, Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg who inspired the protests, warned that time was running out.
Tags: Science, London, Berlin, Bangkok, Stockholm, Lagos, Greta Thunberg

Swedish student Greta's climate 'school strike' goes global

The then 15-year-old Thunberg began riding her bicycle to parliament last August, taking up a place on the cobblestones in front of Stockholm's Parliament House with her "school strike for climate" hand-painted sign. It not only makes people aware, and makes people talk about it more, but also to show the people in power that this is the most important thing there is," Thunberg told Reuters in an interview. Thunberg has almost 250,000 followers on Twitter where her movement carries the hashtag...
Tags: Science, Stockholm, Reuters, Greta, Parliament House, Thunberg

‘Breakthrough’ Trailer: Medical Pioneer Defeats Odds In Quest For A Cure For Cancer In SXSW Docu

EXCLUSIVE: In a time when cynicism and skeptics run rampant, Breakthrough looks to offer a moment of comfort and hope via the story of Jim Allison. Making its world premiere at SXSW on March 9, the documentary tells the tale of a stubborn man's visionary quest to find a cure for cancer. Directed by Bill Haney, the doc follows Allison from his days in Texas to Stockholm where, in December of 2018, he accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The harmonica-playing immunologist…
Tags: Texas, Science, Stockholm, Sxsw, Allison, Jim Allison, Bill Haney

Swedish teen leaves adults trailing with global school strikes for climate

With that simple plea, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg has inspired children worldwide to boycott classes under the anxious gaze of adults who don't quite know how to react. Every Friday since August, Greta, as she is known to all, has staked out a spot in front of parliament in Stockholm, demanding that her government step up the fight against climate change. In the last six months, tens of thousands of high school students -- in Sydney, Brussels, Berlin, The Hague, London and other cities -...
Tags: Science, Stockholm, Greta Thunberg, August Greta, Sydney Brussels Berlin The Hague London

Tests show suspected Swedish Ebola patient not infected with virus

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus, local authorities said on Friday. The young man was isolated and transferred to Uppsala University Hospital, north of Stockholm, on Friday. He had been in Burundi for about three weeks and had exhibited classic symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including vomiting blood, the hospital's chief medical officer said earlier on ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Burundi, Stockholm, Reuters Medical, Johan Ahlander, Uppsala University Hospital

Tests show suspected Swedish Ebola patient not infected

The patient, whose identity was not disclosed, was isolated and transferred to the hospital north of Stockholm after originally being admitted to the emergency ward of the smaller Enkoping hospital. The young man had been in Burundi for around three weeks, and was exhibiting classic symptoms of haemorrhagic fever, including vomiting blood, the hospital's chief medical officer said earlier on Friday. The regional authority said the man's condition had improved over the course of the day and tha...
Tags: Science, Burundi, Stockholm, Marburg

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