Are Experts Underselling the Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines?

David Leonhardt won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2011. This week in a New York Times newsletter, he argues that early in the pandemic experts around the world mistakenly discouraged mask use because of "a concern that people would rush to buy h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 23rd, 2021

COVID"s Unlikely Offspring: The Rise of Smartwatch as Illness Detector

Researchers are stretching the capabilities of smartwatches to track illnesses from COVID-19 to Crohn's disease Smartwatches and wearable devices have come a long way beyond counting steps. They’re getting better at detecting illness,.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Vaccine selfies are everywhere. That"s actually a good thing

When Brittany Hall from upstate New York received her first Covid-19 vaccine after barely leaving home since last March, she pulled out her phone and took a selfie to mark the occasion. "I cried so hard the lady that helped me had to comfort me," she.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

CDC Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

Thelasko shares a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR reports on the key findings: As several states face criticism for lifting coronavirus-related public health restrictions, a study published Friday confirms t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Tackling tumors with two types of virus

An international research group led by the University of Basel has developed a promising strategy for therapeutic cancer vaccines. Using two different viruses as vehicles, they administered specific tumor components in experiments on mice with cancer.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

New evidence COVID-19 antibodies, vaccines less effective against variants

New research has found that new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 can evade antibodies that work against the original form of the virus that sparked the pandemic, potentially undermining the effectiveness of vaccines and antibody-based drugs.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

The US Has a Covid "Scariants" Problem. Here"s How to Fix It

Researchers are racing to understand new versions of the coronavirus. But without scientific standards, too many mutants are getting the monster treatment......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

You"re Vaccinated and People Want to Visit. Now What?

After getting fully inoculated against Covid-19, here are some scenarios that prove the New Normal isn’t normal at all......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Going forth with standardized tests may cause more problems than it solves

Despite the many ways that COVID-19 has disrupted schools, the U.S. Department of Education will not give states a pass on giving standardized tests to students this year as it did in spring 2020. That's according to new guidance the department issue.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

How would digital COVID vaccine passports work? And what"s stopping people from faking them?

Although international travel restrictions for Australia have been extended to at least June, there may still be potential for a trans-Tasman bubble with New Zealand (and maybe some other countries), according to reports......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Does Your Business Need a Developer Portal?

Many software vendors wonder, do I need a developer portal? While the short answer is yes, we’ve asked the experts to weigh in with their thoughts. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Financial crashes, pandemics, Texas snow: How math could predict "black swan" events

What if mathematicians could have seen COVID-19 coming, or could predict the next outbreak? Is it possible that numbers, manipulated by statistics, might warn of future market fluctuations and environmental disasters, or herald vast shifts in finance.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Frog cakes and Fruchocs: Famous local foods attract valuable tourist dollars

From the mouth-watering baked goods of the Port Elliot Bakery, to the ocean freshness of Coffin Bay oysters, local foods are fast becoming a major drawcard for domestic tourists, especially amid COVID-19, where the safest and most reliable travel opt.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

UK to fast-track modified COVID vaccines designed to combat new variants

Coronavirus vaccines that have been tweaked to deal with new variants of the disease will be fast-tracked for authorisation, the UK regulator has said......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Indian State Government Website Exposed COVID-19 Lab Test Results

A security flaw in a website run by the government of West Bengal in India exposed the lab results of at least hundreds of thousands of residents, though likely millions, who took a COVID-19 test. TechCrunch reports: The website is part of the West B.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

9 great apes get COVID-19 vaccinations at San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park became infected, officials said Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Honda Launches World"s First Level 3 Self-Driving Car

Honda Motor will on Friday launch a new car equipped with the world's first certified level 3 autonomous driving technology. Nikkei Asia reports: Industry experts are cautiously watching to see if the Legend, a luxury sedan that operates without driv.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Why Electronic Health Records Haven"t Helped U.S. With Vaccinations

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Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Data experts are becoming football"s best signings

A growing number of clubs big and small are using more technology to help performances on the pitch......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Inside Workvivo’s plans to take on Microsoft in the employee experience space

Maintaining company culture when the majority of staff is working remotely is a challenge for every organization — big and small. This was an issue, even before COVID. But it’s become an even bigger problem with so many employees working from.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic has increased loneliness and other social issues, especially for women

Social distancing guidelines have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but lockdowns and isolation also have created or aggravated other well-being concerns, reports new research. Mayo Clinic investigators found a significant increase in loneliness and a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021