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A COVID-19 test result means nothing if you don't isolate before and after

Boots You should self-isolate for 5 to 7 days before getting tested for COVID-19 and stay home until you get your results. That might require quarantining after a possible exposure or planning ahead before traveling. Testing too early, or seeing people while you wait to get tested, means your results won't catch your most recent exposures. Going out into the world before you get your results back could also invalidate a negative test. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If...
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The WHO said there is no evidence the COVID-19 vaccine will prevent transmissions, meaning travelers will still need to quarantine

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, on December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis The World Health Organization's chief scientist said there is not currently evidence that coronavirus vaccines prevent people from transmitting the virus to other people. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told a Monday briefing there was not yet enough evidence from vaccine trials "to be confident that it's going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and t...
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Top WHO scientist says vaccinated travelers should still quarantine, citing lack of evidence that COVID-19 vaccines prevent transmission

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Newark, Delaware, on December 21. REUTERS/Leah Millis The World Health Organization's chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, has urged people to be cautious with their behavior even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Swaminathan told a Monday briefing there was not yet enough evidence from vaccine trials "to be confident that it's going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and therefore being able to pass it on." She added that at least ...
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Getting a negative coronavirus test isn't a free pass to gather with family for Thanksgiving

New Yorkers wait outside a CityMD urgent care clinic on November 18, 2020. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Many Americans are getting coronavirus tests ahead of Thanksgiving. But experts say the tests are not a free pass to gather indoors with others, since they only provide a snapshot of your infectiousness at one point in time. To truly gather safely, a period of isolation is required before a test, and there should be no exposure after, either. Otherwise, when seeing people outside your househ...
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China curtailed travel ahead of the Lunar New Year. As Thanksgiving approaches, the US is ignoring that example.

A family celebrates Thanksgiving in 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against traveling for Thanksgiving. But millions of Americans still plan to see relatives and host large, multi-household gatherings. Ahead of the Lunar New Year, Chinese authorities banned large gatherings and put hotspots in lockdown, which experts say reduced coronavirus spread. Much of the US does not seem to be following that example. ...
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The WHO says healthy young people may not receive a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images Healthy young people might not receive the coronavirus vaccination until 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The WHO's chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Wednesday that she hoped at least one COVID-19 vaccine would be approved by 2021, but that it would likely be available in "limited quantities." Public health officials will focus on vaccinating the elderly ...
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The Latest: 3-year-old dies in Belgium amid surge in cases

BRUSSELS — Belgian health authorities say a 3-year old girl has died after testing positive for the coronavirus amid a surge of infections in the country.The announcement Friday came a day after Belgium decided to reinforce restriction measures to slow the spread of the virus, including mandatory masks in crowded outdoor public spaces.The girl suffered from several severe associated diseases, according to a statement released by health authorities. She is believed to be the youngest person to di...
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W.H.O. to Review Evidence of Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus

The World Health Organization plans to update its advice after hundreds of experts urged the agency to reconsider the risk of aerosol transmission.
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The Pandemic's Big Mystery: How Deadly Is the Coronavirus?

More than six months into the pandemic, the coronavirus has infected more than 11 million people worldwide, killing more than 525,000. But despite the increasing toll, scientists still do not have a definitive answer to one of the most fundamental questions about the virus: How deadly is it?A firm estimate could help governments predict how many deaths would ensue if the virus spread out of control. The figure, usually called the infection fatality rate, could tell health officials what to expec...
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Meet the 21 rising stars who are transforming the future of clean energy and taking on a $16 trillion opportunity

An enormous transition is underway across the electric grid. Power plants that run on fossil fuels are being replaced by solar panels and wind farms, while more batteries and electric vehicles are plugging in.   Once niche, the clean energy industry is going mainstream. Goldman Sachs says it's an investment opportunity worth as much as $16 trillion through 2030.  Within the industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, and workers are bringing a wide range of solutions to bear, from batteries that sto...
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Measles warning in Los Angeles, New York outbreak surges

Anti-vaxxers are winning the war on life. Measles outbreaks are happening with increasing frequency. US News and World Report: In late December, one person who was sick with the highly contagious viral infection visited several stores and restaurants in Malibu, Pasadena and Santa Monica while contagious, the Los Angeles Times reported. Officials said there is no remaining risk in those areas, but people who may have been near the infected person should watch for any symptoms of the illness, w...
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12 Things You Will Never Hear a Photographer Say

As photographers we are used to reading articles such as “101 things not to say to a photographer”. I am sure that like me, the irony of these being published on photographic websites is not lost on you. Today we are going to take a slightly wry and different angle and suggest to you twelve things you would not expect a photographer to say. I am not a morning person. Thats like saying I don’t like great light. Morning, in particular predawn is the very best time to take photographs. Not only i...
Tags: Photography, Nikon, Canon, Don, Claudia, Derek Σωκράτης Finch, Jason Row, Swaminathan, News & Opinion

Sharad Joshi’s writings and videos (Swatantra Bharat Paksha and farmers’ leader)

I was looking for Sharad Joshi’s writings on the Swaminathan report. I know he opposed it but can’t readily find reference. I found an email in which Dr.  Ashtekar mentioned: “I remember Sharad Joshi saying that Mr Swaminathan is an agritechnologist and not an agro economist …  much to the chagrin of the latter”. Anyway, […]
Tags: Travel, India, Liberty, Swaminathan, SHARAD JOSHI, Swatantra Bharat Paksha, Ashtekar

Every Photographer Must Get to Grips with the Exposure Triangle by Understanding ISO

What is ISO? It's an integral part of the exposure triangle. It is also possibly the least understood of the three elements that make up that triangle. This is especially true to those who are relatively new to photography. Like shutter speed and aperture, ISO has its roots firmly in the film era. In fact many of us older photographers will be familiar with its alter ego, ASA. Image by David Mark Both are scales to measure sensitivity to light. In the photographic world, this means film sensi...
Tags: Photography, ISO, Aperture, Nikon, Jason, Exposure, Shutter Speed, Cool Photos, Dzvonko Petrovski, Jason Row, Swaminathan, Photzy, Russell Goodman, Exposure Triangle, Understanding Exposure, Understanding Light

Will Narendra Modi Revive Reform Drive and Achieve "National Greatness" in India?

Narendra Modi became India's prime minister in 2014 after his Bharatiya Janata Party won a strong parliamentary majority. Some Indians saw him as India's Ronald Reagan, ready to liberate his nation from overweening regulation. Optimists predicted that India soon would have the world's second largest economy with a middle class population dwarfing those of America and Europe. Once a symbol of international poverty, India would join a more active foreign policy with a larger military and become a ...
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The Temples of Karuvazhakarai!

Shahuji I, popularly known as Shaji was the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur during the period 1684-1712. During his reign, there were several unrests and threat to his Kingdom from the Sethupathis of Ramnad and Rani Mangammal, who ruled over Madurai with Trichy as her capital. Shahuji, was constantly strategizing to save his empire from his neighbours who were waiting with drawn swords. It reached a point when he felt that only divine intervention can strengthen his arm, as the game plan kept chan...
Tags: Religion, Thanjavur, Vedas, Shiva, Madurai, Arjuna, Vishnu, Moghuls, Varanasi, Kumbakonam, Swaminathan, Shiva temples in Tamilnadu, temples of Tamilnadu, Perumal Temples in Tamilnadu, Nataraja, Cauvery

6 Offbeat Things To Do In Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Today our guest contributor, Himanshu, shares 6 offbeat things to do in Northern India’s Pink City, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is a place of deep cultural resonance. Jaipur is arguably the largest city in India by size. Besides possessing a substantial amount of real-estate, Jaipur is also popular for its art and heritage. There are innumerable attractions in Jaipur to grab the attention of tourists ranging from traditionally made handicrafts to appetising delic...
Tags: Travel, India, Offbeat, Balloon, Rickshaw, Tourist, Unusual, Jaipur, Slow Travel, Rajasthan, Camel, North India, Northern India, Rajasthan Jaipur, Swaminathan, Kachori

Sri Lanka: Uprooted Musali Tamils demand lands back, SL Navy ignores Minister Swaminathan

More than 4,500 Eezham Tamil civilians, evicted from Musali division in Mannnaar district in September 2007, are still refused entry to their village by the occupying Sri Lanka Navy, which has changed their village into a military cantonment. On Saturday, SL Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan was forced to wait in front of the gates of the cantonment called 'Command Headquarters - North Western Naval Area' for more than 40 minutes by the occupyi...
Tags: Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Navy, SL Navy, Swaminathan, Musali, Mannnaar, Command Headquarters North Western Naval Area