COVID: Scientists argue against booster shots in research review
18 September 2021 | 3:33 pm
A team of international scientists has said current vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness, and that supplies will be better utilized to inoculate unvaccinated populations.
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The coronavirus pandemic is over as a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said — while stressing that the virus "is here to stay."
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New data shows Chinese economic growth slowing, with property investment in steep decline and youth unemployment at a record high. Also, the US Federal Reserve confirms its "hawkish pause" policy, keeping interest rates steady for now but planning for more hikes. Finally, economists name an unlikely culprit for persistent Swedish inflation: Beyoncé.
According to the UN health agency, COVID-19 is still responsible for over 1,000 deaths a week in the European region. However, this can be an underestimation as many countries no longer maintain proper data.
Astronomers have made a discovery that confirms the existence of gravitational waves, which sound like the hum at a large gathering. These ripples in space-time were proposed by Albert Einstein over a century ago.
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Researchers have found an intensely hot exoplanet with metallic clouds that rain titanium. The strange world, rather prosaically known as LTT9779b, is the brightest planet discovered outside the solar system.
In the current climate and energy context, the search for sustainable solutions has become a global issue. Recently, American scientists achieved a tech breakthrough: transmitting solar energy collected in orbit and beaming it back to Earth. This development could pave the way for a new era of continuous renewable energy production.
In a state-of-the-art laboratory on the edge of Kenya's only surviving patch of tropical rainforest, a fungal weapon is being spawned to fight against a non-indigenous, invasive plant called witchweed.
Genome analysis has revealed that a 46,000-year-old worm defrosted from the Siberian permafrost to be a new species.
Consumer prices within China dropped by 0.3% year-on-year in July while Beijing also reported its steepest plunge in exports since the pandemic.
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