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The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

NIH Director Francis Collins during a November 28, 2021, appearance on "Fox News Sunday."Fox News/Fox News Sunday NIH Director Francis Collins said Sunday that the Omicron variant could present challenges to existing vaccines. The new variant has a "record" number of mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to human cells, he said. He added that people should still get the current vaccines and boosters. The newly discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a "...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Pfizer, Nih, Collins, Francis Collins, Israel Belgium


A former nurse who's anti-vaxx will face trial for organizing rallies protesting lockdowns in the UK: report

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A former nurse will face trial for organizing three anti-lockdown protests in the UK, the Daily Mail reported. Kay Shemirani lost her nursing license earlier this year after a medical panel found she fell "seriously short of the standards expected of a registered nurse." Shemirani ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Getty Images, Daily Mail, United Kingdom, Vaccines, Trafalgar Square, State House, Concord New Hampshire, Robert Bullock, Facebook Twitter YouTube


UK suspending flights from 6 African countries over new coronavirus variant fears: 'Our scientists are deeply concerned'

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid.Andrew Matthews/Pool/Reuters A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Botswana and South Africa. Dubbed "B.1.1.529," it has many mutations, concerning scientists and the World Health Organization. The UK instituted travel restrictions on Thursday for six African countries following the news.  The United Kingdom has added six African countries to its "red" travel list and temporarily suspended flights over concerns about a new ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Abc, US, Trends, Bbc, Britain, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, Zimbabwe, Who, World Health Organization, Sajid Javid, Botswana


Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters will be recognized as 'sentient beings' in UK after a review concluded they feel pain and distress

An octopus is pictured March 6, 2018 at the Oceanopolis sea center, in Brest, western France.Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images A review of 300 studies concluded there is strong evidence some invertebrates are sentient. The UK government is updating an animal welfare law to includes octopuses, crabs, and lobsters. The review defined sentience as "the capacity to have feelings, such as feelings of pain, pleasure, hunger, thirst, warmth, joy, comfort and excitement." Octopuses, crabs, and lobsters w...
Tags: UK, Science, France, Animals, International, Trends, Animal Welfare, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland, Lse, Octopus, Lobster, Crabs, Brest, AFP Getty Images


The 'Delta Plus' variant -AY.4.2- has been detected in New York and California, but experts say not to panic

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication and Trinity College shows a model of a betacoronavirus - the type linked to COVID-19. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS, File AY.4.2, a daughter of the Delta variant, has been detected in New York and California. Some evidence suggests AY.4.2 may be slightly more transmissible than Delta, but experts aren't sure yet. Studying Delta's mutations could be a step toward variant-specific treatments. A new version of the coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, United Kingdom, Delta, San Diego, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Erin Schumaker


From edible algae packaging to olive pit bioplastic, here's how 7 startups are fighting plastic pollution

Notpla is also working on algae packaging to replace cardboard boxes, which they're already testing in London with Just Eat. Getty Images It's estimated that by 2040, 1.3 billion tons of plastic will flood the Earth's oceans and land. Among the main culprits in plastic garbage are single-use plastics like bottles and wrappers. Here are seven biodegradable, compostable, and edible packaging solutions companies have designed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singl...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Design, London, Enterprise, Life, Environment, International, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Investing, Markets, Sustainability, Spain


Singapore Gives Up Goal of Covid-Zero Despite High Vaccination Rate

Singapore has decided to give up on the dream of covid-zero and will instead learn to “live with the virus,” according to the country’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday. The decision comes despite the fact that Singapore has one of the highest covid-19 vaccination rates in the world, with 80% of the adult…Read more...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Articles, United Kingdom, Lee Hsien Loong, Jacinda Ardern, Lee Hsien, Contemporary history, Medical Specialties, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant, Covid 19 Pandemic In India, Covid 19 Pandemic In Singapore


From edible algae packaging to olive stone bioplastic, here's how 7 startups are fighting plastic pollution

Notpla is also working on algae packaging to replace cardboard boxes, which they're already testing in London with Just Eat. Yuan Yue It's estimated that by 2040, 1.3 billion tons of plastic will flood the Earth's oceans and land. Among the main culprits in plastic garbage are single-use plastics like bottles and wrappers. Here are seven biodegradable, compostable, and edible packaging solutions companies have designed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Single-us...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, Enterprise, Life, International, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Markets, Spain, Catalonia, Earth, United Kingdom, Zaragoza


An Iceberg Wall Collapsing at the Titanic Museum Feels Like a Metaphor, But for What?

A large iceberg wall at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, collapsed on Monday, which sure seems it might be an allegory for current circumstances that happen to be eluding our minds at the moment.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Environment, United States, United Kingdom, Ice, Titanic, Iceberg, Academy Awards, Pigeon Forge Tennessee, RMS Titanic, In Canada, Carrie Pittore, Mary Kellogg Joslyn, John Joslyn, Jon Nijem


Delta variant cases have spiked in the UK, but deaths have not - a sign vaccines are working

People walk along the River Thames in London, July 27, 2021. The Delta variant is driving a surge of COVID-19 cases in UK, like in many other places. But deaths in the UK have not spiked nearly as much as they did during prior surges. The UK has fully vaccinated 72% of its population, and that's kept deaths down even as cases rose. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly contagious Delta variant is spurring surges of COVID-19 across the globe.But in the UK, where ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Trends, United Kingdom, Delta, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, River Thames, Johnson Johnson, Matt Dunham, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Delta variant


Potato milk is a thing now. You can't buy it in the US, but people are making the sustainable drink themselves at home.

Potato milk might be the next best sustainable, vegan milk alternative. Dug Drinks Potato milk might be the next best sustainable milk option. It's also free of gluten, nuts, and animal products. Dug, the company that makes potato milk, only ships products to the UK. But you can DIY it at home. It's white and milky and can be used as a dairy replacement in any drink, according to The Guardian. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new product has entered the fray of ve...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Science, News, Sweden, China, US, Trends, Sustainability, Canada, United Kingdom, Retail, Starbucks, Vegan, Nut Allergy


UK to Drop Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Tourists From U.S. and EU

The United Kingdom is preparing to drop covid-19 restrictions that require visitors from the U.S. and European Union to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, according to several newspapers in England. Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Medicine, Eu, European Union, Itv, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Immunology, British Airways, Tropical Diseases, Virgin Atlantic, Medical Records


The US could see daily COVID-19 cases quadruple next month as vaccinations hit a wall, former CDC director says

Former CDC director Tom Frieden. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Dr. Tom Frieden warned the US could see 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day in four to six weeks. That rate was last seen in January. He said it was due to people not getting vaccinated, and there would be "preventable deaths." See more stories on Insider's business page. Daily coronavirus cases in the US could quadruple next month as a large number of people aren't getting vaccinated, the former director of the Centers for...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, United Kingdom, News UK, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tom Frieden, Johns Hopkins University, Frieden, Manuel Balce Ceneta, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the past week. Vaccines aren't the only reason.

England removed most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK reported 25,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of coronavirus cases reported each day in the UK...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Bbc, United States, Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom, Wembley, Cnbc, Epidemiology, Soho, US Food and Drug Administration


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren't the only reason why.

The UK economy officially reopened on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are falling almost quickly as they ro...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Bbc, United States, Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Cnbc, Epidemiology, US Food and Drug Administration, University of East Anglia


US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in April 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Because of increasing COVID-19 cases, the US won't lift its travel restrictions, an official told Reuters. The White House official told Reuters that the spread of the Delta variant had driven that decision. Cases are increasing in the US, especially among unvaccinated people, health officials say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Because of the...
Tags: Travel, New York, Science, News, White House, India, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Delta, John, Reuters, Kennedy Airport, Reuters The White House


The State Department warns Americans not to fly to UK because of its COVID-19 outbreak

The US State Department has urged Americans to not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Richard Baker/Getty Images The US State Department has told Americans not to travel to the UK due to a surge in COVID-19 cases there. "Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19," the agency wrote in an updated advisory. COVID-19 cases in the UK continue to rise, with nearly 40,000 new infections reported on Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US State Departm...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, United Kingdom, State Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US State Department, Coronavirus, COVID, Travel Health Notice, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci, Do Not Travel


A 22% surge in US coronavirus deaths is hitting unvaccinated people hardest. Experts worry about the long-term effects for vaccinated people, too.

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff roll bodies in bags labeled "COVID" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office in El Paso, Texas, on November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters The US's daily coronavirus deaths surged 22% in the last week - mostly among unvaccinated Americans. Still, disease experts worry about breakthrough cases in the elderly or immunocompromised. Increased transmission could also allow the virus to mutate into a more dangerous strain. S...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Deaths, Yougov, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


UK Celebrates Covid 'Freedom Day' as Boris Johnson is Forced to Self-Isolate

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into close contact with his Health Minister Sajid Javid, who tested positive for covid-19. Ironically, Britain has dropped all covid-19 restrictions today, meaning anyone in the UK can go to bars, restaurants, and clubs without any social distancing or…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, British People, Stewart Wood, Covid 19 Pandemic In The United Kingdom, British Mps, Impact Of The Covid 19 Pandemic On Politics, English People


Terrifying Magnetic Mouth Clamp Pitched as a Rapid Weight Loss Tool [Updated]

Researchers in the United Kingdom and New Zealand developed an oral device that uses magnets to prevent a person from fully opening their mouths, restricting them to a liquid-only diet to help them lose weight. Many scientists and advocates have denounced the device as barbaric and say the research behind it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Obesity, Beat, Eating Disorders, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Binge Eating, Binge Eating Disorder, Tom Quinn, National Eating Disorders Association, Salge Blake, Clinical Medicine, Chelsea Kronengold, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma


New Expedition Will Inspect Deteriorating Wreck of the Titanic

Looking a bit like a beached whale on the ocean floor, the Titanic has been a perpetual state of decay since it settled there on April 15, 1912. This week, a exploration company may launch an expedition to survey the wreck’s current state, the first of what would likely become an annual trip to the site.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, United States, United Kingdom, Titanic, Ships, James Cameron, Titan, Rush, Shipwreck, Stockton Rush, EJ Smith, OceanGate Expeditions, In Canada, Wreck Of The Titanic, Olympic Class Ocean Liners


The UK's battle with the Delta variant may serve as a crystal ball for the US: Cases and hospitalizations could soar again

A server carries a tray of drinks from a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland, on April 26, 2021. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK's daily coronavirus case total has risen again due in large part to the Delta variant. In a matter of weeks, Delta will likely become the US's dominant strain, too. Experts worry the US could soon see a similar uptick in cases and hospitalizations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Summer was supposed to bring a return to normal in the UK...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Mississippi, Scotland, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, Delta, Pfizer, Downing Street, Alpha, Public Health England


Amazon Trashes Millions of Products a Year at Just One Warehouse: Report

E-commerce titan Amazon destroys millions of items a year at just one of its fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom, according to an ITV report published on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Ipad, Publishing, Science, Environment, Articles, United Kingdom, Recycling, Boris Johnson, Packaging, Waste Management, Landfill, Greenpeace, Retailers, Dyson, Fife


When testing Einstein's theory of general relativity, small modeling errors add up fast

Small modeling errors may accumulate faster than previously expected when physicists combine multiple gravitational wave events (such as colliding black holes) to test Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, suggest researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The findings appear June 16 in the journal iScience.
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The UK is delaying lifting its COVID-19 restrictions by 4 weeks until July 19, Boris Johnson announced

Getty/Leon Neal Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is delaying lifting COVID-19 restrictions until more people get vaccinated against the virus.He said at a press briefing on Monday that the restrictions will be in place until at least July 19. The restrictions were due to be lifted on June 21, but reopening has now been pushed back by four weeks."By Monday the 19 of July we will aim to have double jabbed two-thirds of the adult population," Johnson said.This is a developing story. P...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Trends, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Speed desk, Getty Leon Neal


Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong to vaccinate over-12s; Bulgaria to share doses with Balkan neighbours

Hong Kong opens up vaccines to children over 12; Bulgaria says it has secured enough doses to share; Brazilian street protests erupt as Bolsonaro addresses nation‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 10.09am BST Infection rates in Germany continue to drop as the country slowly emerges from eight months of lockdown, b...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, Germany, Russia, India, US news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Delta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Balkan, Lauterbach, Coronavirus


The UK reported no daily coronavirus-related deaths for the first time since the pandemic started

Paul Biris/Getty The UK reported zero coronavirus-related deaths over a 24-hour period on Tuesday. It's the first time the UK has had no coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United Kingdom reported zero COVID-19 related deaths over 24 hours on Tuesday, marking the first time no deaths from the virus have been reported in the UK since the pandemic began.According to government data, the number of deaths reported is ...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, United Kingdom, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Paul Biris Getty, Speed desk


Vietnam identifies a highly contagious new coronavirus variant with strains from the UK and India

A nurse prepares to swab a patient at a COVID-19 testing center on July 7, 2020, in Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Vietnam has detected a new coronavirus variant, officials said Saturday. The variant carries traces of strains from both the United Kingdom and India. Variants can spread more easily, make people sicker, escape immune responses, evade tests, or render treatments ineffective. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health officials in Vietnam have detected a new var...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Vietnam, Anthony Fauci, Health Ministry, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Not fear, but goal importance and others' behavior makes you favour COVID-19 measures

Fear that you are at particularly lethal risk of COVID-19 infection might not be quite as strong of motivation to support strict government regulations and drastically change your lifestyle as your perception of whether others are doing enough to fight COVID-19, concludes a new study looking into data from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The research paper is published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Social Psychological Bulletin.
Tags: Science, United Kingdom, Switzerland


Home birth information seeking in US, UK during COVID-19 pandemic

What The Study Did: O nline search data were used to assess changes in home birth information seeking across the United States and United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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