Scientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global survey finds

Poll of 321 scientists found 15% received death threats after speaking publicly on the pandemicHow my ivermectin research led to Twitter death threatsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists around the world have received threats of death and sexual assault after speaking to the media about Covid-19, a survey has revealed.Of 321 scientists asked by Nature magazine, 15% said they had received death threats and 22% had been threatened with physical or sexual violence as a result of talking publicly about the pandemic.Continue reading...
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BRUSSELS (AP) — New findings about the coronavirus’s omicron variant made it clear Tuesday that the emerging threat slipped into countries well before their defenses were up, as two distant nations announced their first cases and a third reported its presence before South African officials sounded the alarm. The Netherlands’ RIVM health institute found omicron in samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23. The World Health Organization said South Africa first reported the variant to the U.N. health agency on Nov. 24. Meanwhile, Japan and France reported their first cases of the new variant that has forced the wor...
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The CEOs of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson&Johnson were honored with the Bower Award for their work in developing vaccines to combat the pandemic.
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Turk J Med Sci. 2021 Nov 30. doi: 10.3906/sag-2110-179. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn the Wuhan province of China, almost two years ago, in December 2019, the novel Coronavirus 2019 has caused a severe involvement of the lower respiratory tract leading to an acute life-threatening respiratory syndrome, coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). Subsequently, coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly spread to entire world causing a pandemic and affected every single person on earth either directly or indirectly with destroying all faucets of social life and economy. Since the announcement of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, we witnessed...
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Hong Kong and Ecuador join ranks of countries imposing new restrictions, cases rise in Australia and Canada, but stock markets bounce backFollow updates in the pandemic hereSee all our coronavirus coverage hereMore countries have imposed travel restrictions on visitors from other parts of the world in order to try to contain the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, as China pledged to send 600m vaccine doses to Africa.As cases of Omicron continued to grow around the world from Japan to Reunion Island, Hong Kong widened its ban on non-residents entering the city on Tuesday to include visitors who have been to Australi...
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Recently, I joined a panel at the Aspen Security Forum to discuss how we can best get vaccines in arms around the globe as we fight COVID-19. As I noted during my remarks, the world is more interconnected than ever before, which means that combating theCOVID-19 pandemic can only be successful with effective international cooperation. One of the most important goals of that cooperation is equitable global vaccine distribution. We have to avoid nationalist, protectionist policies that would create inequities, leaving parts of the world substantially under-vaccinated, and limit our ability to slow COVID-19 infections around the globe.
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Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson &Johnson (the Company) has been closely monitoring newly emerging COVID-19 variants. In collaboration with academic groups in South Africa and around the world, the Company has been evaluating the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine across variants, including now the new and rapidly spreading Omicron variant. The Company is testing blood serum from participants in completed and ongoing booster studies to look for neutralizing activity against the Omicron variant. In addition, the Company is pursuing an Omicron-specific variant vaccine and will progress it as neede...
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“The emergence of the highly-mutated omicron variant underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is,” WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that ending the pandemic will take more than just vaccines.
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Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2021 Nov 29:1-8. doi: 10.1080/13625187.2021.2000959. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe new coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic has rapidly spread all around the world, eliciting many questions and doubts about the pathogenesis of the disease and treatment. Mortality has been related to a prothrombotic state. Risk factors for the infection and for severe forms of COVID-19 have still to be defined. According to data collected, women appear to be less prone to severe forms of the disease and their mortality was lower than for men. The role of female hormones in the modulation of inf...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has developed into a global pandemic that affect the health of hundreds of millions worldwide. In particular, SARS-CoV-2 infection in people with chronic human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infection is of concern, due to their already immunocompromised status. Yet, whether and how the immunological changes brought about by HIV will affect the immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 acute infection and impact the effectiveness of vaccines remain unclear. We discuss the intersection of COVID-19 in HIV-infected individuals.Recent FindingsPe...
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The development of COVID-19 vaccines was an important breakthrough for ending the pandemic. However, people refusing to get vaccinated diminish the level of community protection afforded to others. In the United States, White evangelicals have proven to be a particularly difficult group to convince to get vaccinated. Here we investigate...
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