Health

CDC probing ‘handful’ of new potential J&J vaccine reactions

close Video Was Pausing Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine a Good Idea? Paul Gigot interviews Dr. Marty Makary. The CDC is investigating a “handful” of potential additional cases of severe side effects involving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the agency’s chief said Monday. Use of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine was halted in the US last week amid […]

To ‘better reflect’ CDC guidelines State Dept will ramp up ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories to 80% of countries

Covid-19: India added to coronavirus ‘red list’ for travel

Oxford challenge trial assessing coronavirus reinfection, immune responses

Politics

Whitmer faces fresh criticism after visit to Florida revealed

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Democrat who recently blamed travelers for new COVID-19 variants in her state, visited Florida more than a month ago, Fox News confirmed. Fox 2 Detroit reported that Michigan Information and Research Service broke the story on Monday. Tiffany Brown, a spokesperson for Whitmer, said the trip was not at taxpayers’ […]

Los Angeles mayor proposes $24M pilot basic income program in budget

Brexit: Boris Johnson promises to end GB-NI trade barriers

Carson accuses Democrats of using race ‘to divide people and to provide power for a political class’

Science/Nature

Climate change: Carbon ‘surge’ expected in post-Covid energy boom

“As we have seen at the country-level in the past 15 years, the countries that succeed to cut their emissions are those where renewable energy replaces fossil energy,” said Prof Corinne Le Quéré, from the University of East Anglia, who has studied the factors that drive countries to change their power systems. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56805255

Science/Nature

Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander

The Starship vehicle is currently being tested at a facility in Boca Chica, South Texas. A number of uncrewed prototypes have already been launched to altitudes of 10km or more, before being brought back down in an attempt to land them softly on the ground. However, the last few test flights ended with the vehicles […]

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Human cells grown in monkey embryos spark ethical debate

Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Educational Trust, said that while “substantial advances” are being made in embryo and stem cell research, which could bring equally substantial benefits, “there is a clear need for public discussion and debate about the ethical and regulatory challenges raised”. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56767517