Catherine the Great Letter Up for Auction Shows Her Support for Inoculations
In a letter to be sold at auction this week, the Russian empress called for widespread access to a precursor of the smallpox vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Holpuch Tags: Auctions Catherine II, Empress of Russia St Petersburg (Russia) Art Smallpox Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Letter From Catherine the Great Shows Her Support for Inoculations
In a letter from 1787 to be sold at auction this week, the Russian empress called for widespread access to a precursor of the smallpox vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Holpuch Tags: Auctions Catherine II, Empress of Russia St Petersburg (Russia) Art Smallpox Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Smallpox vials found at Merck lab were mislabeled and didn't actually contain the deadly virus
The CDC says vials discovered in a Merck laboratory in Philadelphia were incorrectly labeled 'smallpox' and actually contained the vaccine for the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Vials Contain No Trace of Virus That Causes Smallpox CDC: Vials Contain No Trace of Virus That Causes Smallpox
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that testing showed the vials contain"vaccinia, the virus used in smallpox vaccine."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Vials contain no trace of virus that causes smallpox
Federal health authorities say frozen vials labeled “Smallpox” that were discovered in a freezer at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania “contain no trace of virus known to cause smallpox.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

C.D.C. Says ‘Smallpox’ Vials Found in Lab Did Not Contain Disease-Causing Virus
In a new statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vials found in a Pennsylvania lab contained vaccinia, the virus used in the smallpox vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Johnny Diaz Tags: Smallpox Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pennsylvania Merck & Company Inc Source Type: news

Vials Labeled'Smallpox' Found in Pennsylvania Lab Freezer Vials Labeled'Smallpox' Found in Pennsylvania Lab Freezer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vials"were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker" who was cleaning out the freezer.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vials Labeled ‘Smallpox’ Are Found in Pennsylvania Laboratory
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was working with law enforcement to investigate the vials. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Johnny Diaz Tags: Smallpox Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pennsylvania Merck & Company Inc Source Type: news

Vials With Smallpox Labels Found at Vaccine Lab
The vials were found by a laboratory worker while cleaning out a freezer in a facility that conducts vaccine research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vials labeled 'Smallpox' found in Pennsylvania lab freezer
Federal health authorities have confirmed the discovery of some frozen vials labeled “Smallpox” in a freezer at a Pennsylvania facility that conducts vaccine research (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WTO Finished Without TRIPS Waiver
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 16 2021 (IPS) Quickly enabling greater and more affordable production of and access to COVID-19 medical needs is urgently needed in the South. Such progress will also foster much needed goodwill for international cooperation, multilateralism and sustainable development. Jomo Kwame SundaramThe World Trade Organization (WTO) will soon decide on a conditional temporary waiver of Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The waiver was proposed by South Africa and India on 2 October 2020. Two-thirds of the 164 WTO members – mainly developing cou...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11, the Biden Administration has signaled that it will rely on a “trusted messenger” to get information to parents and provide access to vaccines once they’re approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: schools. As part of the plan to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the youngest population yet, schools will again take on a role they’ve assumed during health crises throughout American history: promoting vaccination to keep kids and communities safe from infectious disease. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Rationality by Steven Pinker review – reason and beyond
Our powers of reason have undoubtedly made the world a better place. So why are we so in thrall to fake news?‘Rationality ought to be the lodestar of everything we think or do.” This is the opening sentence of Steven Pinker’s call for a return to reason at a time when critical thinking and the grounding of belief in evidence is in short supply. Everyone, he argues, should want to be rational, yet 75% of Americans believe in at least one phenomenon that defies the laws of science, including psychic healing, extrasensory perception, haunted houses. Even intellectual sophisticates argue that reason, objectivity and trut...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Karen Armstrong Tags: Science and nature books Culture Steven Pinker Science and scepticism Psychology Source Type: news