Vaccine experts call for clarity on UK's 12-week Covid jab interval
British Society for Immunology calls for a robust programme monitoring the body ’s immune responseExperts have called for greater clarity on the monitoring in place to assess the 12-week dosing interval for Covid-19 vaccines, as the row over delayed second doses continues.The UK ’s coronavirus vaccination programme was shifted late last year to prioritise administering the first dose to as many at-risk people as possible. As a result, the interval between the two doses was increased to up to 12 weeks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation AstraZeneca Pfizer UK news Politics Science Immunology Health Pharmaceuticals industry Society Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health
Humans are designed to touch and be touched – which is why so many who live on their own have suffered during the pandemic. Will we ever fully recover?There ’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before lockdown was announced, then spring and summer passed without any meaningful touch from another person. I missed the smell of my friends ’ clothes and my nephew’s hair, but, more than anything, I missed the gro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Morgan Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

CDC says severe allergic reactions to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine are 'a rare event'
The COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna caused very few cases of severe allergic reactions during the first three weeks of its nationwide rollout, the CDC says. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Rachel Clarke: ‘NHS staff are burning with frustration and grief at this second wave’
The palliative care doctor and author on a year of Covid in UK hospitals and her hopes for the vaccine‘The air reeks of invisible danger’ - read an extract from Rachel Clarke’s pandemic memoir BreathtakingYou wroteBreathtakingtowards the start of the pandemic when you couldn ’t sleep. Did you envisage that the world would still be looking the way it does almost a year later?No, I truly did not. I started writing the book as a forlorn kind of nocturnal therapy at a time when cases were going down, it was midsummer, there was hope and optimism in the air. And although I was sure there would be a resur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa O'Kelly Tags: Coronavirus NHS Hospitals Autobiography and memoir Health, mind and body books Culture Science Microbiology World news Society Source Type: news

Behind the numbers: what does it mean if a Covid vaccine has ‘90% efficacy’? | David Spiegelhalter
Confusion surrounds the vaccines ’ effectiveness. The leading Cambridge professor clarifies the data behind the trialsImagine 100 people are ill with Covid-19. “90% efficacy” means if only they’d had the vaccine, on average only 10 would have got ill. Vaccine efficacy is the relative reduction in the risk: whatever your risk was before, it is reduced by 90% if you get vaccinated. There is a lot of confusion about this number: it does not mean there i s a 10% chance of getting Covid-19 if vaccinated – that chance will be massively lower than 10%.Researchers estimate efficacy by comparing number...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Health Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

I ’ve had my first vaccine jab. It gives me hope of liberation... but not yet
Exactly a year after his first story about coronavirus, our science editor received the Pfizer injection last week. Here he reflects on a remarkable scientific achievementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI marked a grim anniversary in an unexpected manner last week. On 18 January last year, I wrotemy first story about a mysterious disease that had struck Wuhan, in China, and which was now spreading around the world. More than two million individuals have since died of Covid-19, almost 100,000 of them in the UK.Remarkably, 12 months to the day that theObserver published my story, I was given...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science UK news Health Society Pfizer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry World news Source Type: news

Spain's defence chief quits over alleged vaccination queue-jumping – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.44amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US nears 25m cases as three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as UK strain12.05amGMTBrazil on Saturday said that 1,202 more people had died from Covid-19, bringing total fatalities in the country to 216,445. There have been more than 8.8 million confirmed cases, Reuters reports.Another Datafolha poll found that 53% of respondents are against Congress opening impeachment proceedings a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now); Mattha Busby, Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Vaccine experts defend UK decision to delay second Pfizer Covid jab
Medics told they risk undermining public confidence by querying policy of three-month gap between dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLeading vaccine experts have backed the government ’s decision to delay the second dose for up to three months, after doctors warned that the strategy was proving “ever-more difficult to justify”.The British Medical Association (BMA), which represents doctors, has suggested that the UK has become“increasingly isolated internationally” by deciding that the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine can be delayed, and called for a maximu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Savage, Robin McKie and James Tapper Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology UK news Vaccines and immunisation Health World news Doctors Pfizer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry Society Source Type: news

Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Path to Recovery
As the new year begins, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the United States and in other parts of the world.   Scientists have worked at record speed to develop new vaccines, and the nation is now embarking on an unprecedented effort to scale up vaccine manufacturing, production, allocation, and distribution. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine: Here Is The Risk Of Severe Allergic Reactions
A new CDC reported listed the rate of anaphylaxis after the Moderna Covid-19 mRNA as slightly lower than that of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. But is this difference real? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

The new mutants: the Covid variants worrying health officials worldwide
Researchers at a high-security Sydney lab are learning more about concerning Covid variants from the swabs of international travellersIn December, the UK reported a Covid-19 variant of concern, commonly referred to as the B117 variant, which appeared to be more transmissible. Since then, scientists have established that B117 issomewhere between 50% to 70% more transmissible than other variants. If more people are getting sick, there is more pressure on health systems, and in the UK health services are so overloaded a country-wide lockdown has been enforced.While many scientists say B117 does not appear more deadly, researc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Medical research Australia news Coronavirus Health Science Source Type: news

Mourn Gary Matthews and recognise that Covid conspiracies endanger life | Nick Cohen
One man ’s tragic tale reveals much about the reach and harm of anti-science propagandaGary Matthews fell headlong into a subterranean world haunted by vicious fantasies. But he wasn ’t vicious himself. “I knew him since he was 19,” his friend Peter Roscoe told me. “He was a gentle guy. He wanted a better world. I am so sorry in recent times he became convinced that Covid was some kind of hoax.”The “hoax” killed him, his relatives said. He had a positive Covid-19 test and went home to isolate. He died, aged 46, alone in his flat in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 13 January.Contin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nick Cohen Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Science Media Infectious diseases UK news Source Type: news

Analgesic culture: can reframing pain make it go away?
The way we think about pain could change how much we actually sufferWe ’ve all got a story about pain. Maybe it’s that time you broke your arm skating, or the time you finished the game on a twisted ankle, or the 10 hours of labour without an epidural. Maybe your story of pain is a story of violence, the injury and trauma of an assault. Maybe it’s a story of terr or. Or it’s heartbreak, the seemingly endless depths of grief and despair after a loss. Whatever it is, (almost) all of us have experienced what we call pain and we’re not in a hurry to experience it again.But have you ever tried to d...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Margee Kerr and Linda Rodriguez McRobbie Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

‘Don’t blame public for overloaded hospitals,’ Covid ICU medics tell NHS staff
Leading doctors have divided opinion among an exhausted workforce by pointing to socioeconomic factors behind coronavirus death tollComment: Let ’s stop the blame game over ICU Covid beds shortageSee all our coronavirus coverageLeading intensive care doctors have told NHS staff not to blame people breaching lockdown rules for hospitals coming close to breaking point and for the death toll from Covid nearing 100,000.Dr Alison Pittard and Dr Daniele Bryden chided health workers for posting messages saying things like those flouting Covid rules have “blood on their hands” and should “f**k off”.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Coronavirus NHS Health Infectious diseases Science Conservatives Politics Society UK news Social media Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong orders partial lockdown; UK variant concerns mount
Thousands in Kowloon district put under new restrictions;New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson;Germany ’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief ’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?2.37pmGMTNew research,published in the journal Nature, shows an “impressive linear correlation with latitude” and the surge in new Covid cases in most European countries during autumn – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Could a homegrown coronavirus strain be partly to blame for California's surge?
California scientists have discovered a new coronavirus strain that appears to be propagating faster than any other variant in the Golden State. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy, Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Boris Johnson
PM warns B117 may increase death rate as well as being up to 70% more transmissibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe new UK coronavirus variant may be 30% more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued lockdown measures while the infection rate remains “forbiddingly high”.In findings that dampened hopes of the increasingly prevalent B117 variant becoming less lethal over time, researchers on the government ’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag)concluded that it may increase the death rate by ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus Health UK news Health policy Politics Society Boris Johnson Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Criticized by science community and Trump, Deborah Birx said she ‘always’ considered quitting
“I mean, why would you want to put yourself through that every day?” Birx said in a clip of her conversation with Margaret Brennan on CBS News’ “Face The Nation." (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

Icelandic man receives world's first double-arm-and-shoulder transplant
Patient lost both arms in work accident 23 years ago and it took years to find suitable donors for the complex operationAn Icelandic man who got the world ’s first double-shoulder-and-arm transplant is recovering well after the operation, two decades after the accident that cost him both limbs, doctors have said.They said it was still uncertain how much mobility Felix Gretarsson, 48, will recover following the operation earlier this month in the southeastern French city of Lyon.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Iceland France Europe World news Science Organ donation Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Variant That Has Taken Over Great Britain Is Also More Deadly
Media reports, including the BBC and the New York Times, say the new variant, known as B.1.17, may be “about 30%” more deadly. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK variant fears while Western Australia to relax border rules
New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson; World ’s poor need action, not Covid ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts;Germany ’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief ’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?12.47amGMTvia AFPPfizer announced Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the global...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox (now) and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Boris Johnson Warns New COVID-19 Strain May Carry Higher Risk Of Death
The British Prime Minister also said current evidence showed both vaccines remained effective against old and new variants. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Science Policy in 2021: 10 Stories to Watch
FYI presents its annual list of 10 science policy stories to watch in the year ahead. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 22, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Australian drug shortage sparks calls to loosen prescription rules
Australia hit by shortages of contraceptive pills and antidepressantsThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has called on the federal government to allow pharmacists to be able to substitute medicines for same drugs of a different brand to address shortages of government-subsidised drugs.The move comes amid significant shortages of the most widely prescribed antidepressant.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Drugs Australia news Science Source Type: news

UK Chief Scientist: COVID-19 Variant May Be Deadlier Than Original Virus
Sir Patrick Vallance said the new coronavirus strain may kill three or four more people per 1000 than the original virus. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bee Reports over the Past Century Indicate a Loss of Diversity
An analysis of museum data and naturalists' observations finds that the number of bee species recorded has been declining since the 1990s. The first global, long-term study of bee trends adds to... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery: clearing up the confusion
Thinking about bariatric surgery? Yale Medicine experts offer a glossary that explains different terms you may hear if you are exploring weight loss options. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Does Catnip Make Cats High? New Study Offers Answers
Cats act high when they're given catnip because, well, they are. Researchers say that catnip and another plant, silver vine, produce a chemical that activates their opioid reward systems. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Roberto J. Groszmann, professor emeritus of medicine, dies at 81
A native of Argentina and a pioneer in the field of portal hypertension, Groszmann taught at Yale from 1975 to 2009. He passed away on Jan. 16. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A closer look at how immune cells attack and heal
Using RNA sequencing, researchers in the lab of Kathryn Miller-Jensen have gained insight into how immune cells known as macrophages react to different stimuli. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Virologist Explains What You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Variants
Infectious disease expert Dr. Dave Wessner explains why it ’s so important to identify new variants of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 as they emerge. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dave Wessner, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Army researchers developing "biohybrid" combat robots using living tissue
(Natural News) In a move seemingly straight out of a science fiction movie, the U.S. Army is now working on robots that combine living tissue with machines. A team at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is working on “biohybrid robotics” that integrate living tissue into mechanical systems in a manner that produces “never-before-seen” agility and versatility. Living... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK public supports usage of tracking technology and immunity passports in global pandemic
New research suggests the majority of people in the UK are willing to use privacy-encroaching tracking technology and support the introduction of ‘ immunity passports ’ to protect themselves and others in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research, Publications; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Reasons why Covid variant could kill more people are uncertain
Whatever the answer, everyone has to try even harder not to catch it in the first placeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThose who may have been comforted in recent weeks by the evolutionary theory of virus mutation – that the more transmissible they become, the less lethal they are – may now be pondering the news that the variant that originated in Kent not only spreads more easilybut may kill more people too.Britain ’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, at the Downing Street press briefing, said it could be that in people over 60 with Covid, 13 or 14 might di...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Health policy UK news Medical research Source Type: news

Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?
UK, South Africa and Brazil variants indicate changes may be neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn common with others, the virus that causes Covid-19 mutates as it spreads. Most mutations have little or no effect, but some can change the behaviour of the virus. Mutations in a variant found in the UK in September has helped the virus spread more easily and potentially more dangerously. Further changes in variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil may help the virus resist antibodies induced by vaccines and Covid infections from the first wave.Whywould the vaccines be updated?If sci...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society Source Type: news

‘Fat But Healthy?’ New Research Suggests Fitness Doesn’t Cancel Obesity’s Negative Health Effect
While being active is beneficial to heart health it cannot overcome the negative effects of excess body weight, researchers found in a new study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Policy /policy Food & Drink /food-drink Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Lifestyle /lifestyle Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Antigen or antibody? UK adults confused by Covid terminology
Almost half the population unclear what ‘antigen’ or ‘epidemiologist’ mean, while two in five would struggle to explain ‘circuit breaker’ Lots of people are unsure what many of the key words and phrases used by experts and politicians discussing Covid-19 actually mean, research shows.Almost half the population is unclear what “antigen” or “epidemiologist” mean, while two in five admit they would struggle to explain “circuit breaker” or “flatten the curve”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Coronavirus Language Infectious diseases Microbiology Science UK news Source Type: news

Technique Talk: 2D Stem Cell Culture
This Technique Talk will teach you the tips and tricks needed for growing stem cells in 2D culture conditions. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars The Scientist University Source Type: news

New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson
PM warns B117 may increase death rate as well as being up to 70% more transmissibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe new UK coronavirus variant may be 30% more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued lockdown measures while the infection rate remains “forbiddingly high”.In findings that dampened hopes of the increasingly prevalent B117 variant becoming less lethal over time, researchers on the government ’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag)concluded that it may increase the death rate by ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Heather Stewart, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus Health UK news Health policy Politics Society Boris Johnson Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Ohio Legislator Who Questioned Black Hygiene To Lead Health Panel
Sen. Stephen Huffman was appointed to the state's Senate Health Committee despite questioning whether “the colored population” was disproportionately contracting the coronavirus because of their hygiene. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.N. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Takes Effect, Without The U.S. And Other Powers
"For the first time in history, nuclear weapons are going to be illegal in international law," says Elayne Whyte, who oversaw the treaty's creation. (Image credit: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Chappell Source Type: news

Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’
More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Malpractice Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Death and Dying Compensation for Damages (Law) Hospitals Suits and Litigation (Civil) Elderly August Source Type: news

New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Could Evade Antibodies
A preprint casts doubt on vaccine effectiveness in light of certain mutations in the 501Y.V2 variant that emerged from South Africa. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

I'm in a UK Covid vaccine trial – should I also accept a 'real' jab?
My turn for an AstraZeneca dose has come up, so I need to decide whether to drop out of Novavax testsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI had two excellent pieces of news this week. They left me feeling utterly wretched.First, my turn came up for the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid. I was told I could have my first jab on Thursday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Francis Beckett Tags: Coronavirus Medical research Older people Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Microbiology Science UK news Source Type: news

WHO Says Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe For The Elderly After Norway Questioned Its Role In Numerous Deaths
Norway ’s medicines authority said there might be a link between vaccination and the deaths of several elderly people. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Bezos's Blue Origin 'really close' to flying humans
Space travel company, which plans to take six people on a sub-orbital flight, completes its 14th missionJeff Bezos ’s space travel company, Blue Origin, says it is “getting really close” to flying humans after the successful completion of its 14th mission into space on 14 January.The New Shepard rocket blasted off at 1717 GMT (1117 CST) from the company ’s private launch site in west Texas, carrying an upgraded crew capsule containing a test dummy dubbed “Mannequin Skywalker”. Following its separation from the booster, the crew capsule reached an altitude of 66 miles (107km) above mean s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Space Jeff Bezos Science Technology Source Type: news

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants To Create An Official Bigfoot Hunting Season
It could soon be Sasquatch season in Oklahoma. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Confused Penguin Joins The Wrong Group... Only To Be Rescued By A Penguin Pal
Penguins: They're just as easily confused as we are. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

John Lewis to repay £300m Covid loan two months early
Retailer upgrades profit guidance after stronger than expected sales over ChristmasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJohn Lewis is to repay a £300m government Covid support loan almost two months early, as the retailer upgraded its profit guidance after stronger than expected sales during the crucial festive season.The upgrade means the John Lewis Partnership, which also owns Waitrose, appears to have avoided reporting potentially its first full-year loss since the employee-owned business was set up in 1920.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mark Sweney Tags: John Lewis Business Retail industry UK news Coronavirus Science Source Type: news

WHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic began
Exclusive: ‘pool’ to share Covid-19 information has received no contributions since May 2020Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA World Health Organization program for pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily share Covid-19 related knowledge, treatments and technology so they can be more widely distributed has attracted zero contributions in the eight months since it was established, the Guardian has learned.The Covid-19 technology access pool (C-Tap) was launched in May last year to facilitate the sharing of patent-protected information to fight the virus, including diagnostics, th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi Tags: World Health Organization United Nations Coronavirus Technology Pharmaceuticals industry Science World news Source Type: news