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How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 14th, 2021

Don"t be fooled by signs of recovery: Pandemics weaken the flow of business ideas for seven years

The UK continues on its path to economic recovery from COVID. According to the latest survey data from the Office for National Statistics, the proportion of companies seeing their turnover reduced by COVID in July 2021 was just 29%, compared to 65% i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News48 min. ago

India roundup: Handset market resilient; carmakers dissatisfied with Musk remarks

India's handset market saw a milder-than-expected sequential drop in sales in second-quarter despite COVID surges, while its car industry is calling on the government not to extend preferential tariffs to Tesla......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News9 hr. 15 min. ago

Southeast Asia roundup: COVID surge disrupts car production, prompts new rail route for cargo

A surge in COVID infections in Southeast Asia is hitting Japanese carmakers' production in the region. And COVID-inflicted disruptions to logistics services have prompted Vietnam to introduce a new rail transport route to Europe......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News9 hr. 15 min. ago

2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

Hundreds of AI Tools Were Built to Catch Covid. None of Them Helped

At the start of the pandemic, remembers MIT Technology Review's senior editor for AI, the community "rushed to develop software that many believed would allow hospitals to diagnose or triage patients faster, bringing much-needed support to the front.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 15 min. ago

YouTube Bans Sky News Australia for One Week Over Misinformation

"YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation," writes the BBC. Long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps shares their report: YouTube issued a "strike" u.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 15 min. ago

Tech Companies Praised for "Pandemic Leadership", Vaccine Mandates

"America reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike since February," reports Business Insider. But when it comes to anti-Covid measures like vaccine mandates, America's technology companies have been "decisive trend s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

H.G. Wells’ “World Brain” is now here—what have we learned since?

H.G. Wells presented a vision of society that events quickly eclipsed. Enlarge Between November 1936 and November 1937, H.G. Wells gave a series of lectures in Great Britain, France, and the US about the world’s impending problems and how t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

CDC Scaled Back Hunt for Breakthrough Cases Just as the Delta Variant Grew

The U.S. agency leading the fight against Covid-19 gave up a crucial surveillance tool tracking the effectiveness of vaccines just as a troublesome new variant of the virus was emerging. From a report: While the Centers for Disease Control and Preven.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Over half the deer tested in Michigan have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2

A survey of wild deer finds a lot of antibodies that target the virus. Enlarge / Plague-bearing Bambi? (credit: Cheryl E Davis / Getty Images) On Wednesday, the US Department of Agriculture released some rather disturbing news: a survey of wil.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

More American parents of teens are purchasing firearms during the pandemic, study finds

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more parents of teenagers in the United States started buying firearms, according to a recent study......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Permafrost in Daisetsu Mountains in Japan projected to decrease significantly

Areas with ground temperatures that remain below 0 degrees Celsius for more than two years are referred to as permafrost, and approximately one-quarter of the Northern Hemisphere and 17% of the Earth's exposed land surface is permafrost. Permafrost i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Over half the deer in Michigan seem to have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2

A survey of wild deer finds a lot of antibodies that target the virus. Enlarge / Plague-bearing Bambi? (credit: Cheryl E Davis / Getty Images) On Wednesday, the US Department of Agriculture released some rather disturbing news: a survey of wil.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Biofourmis receives FDA breakthrough device designation for heart failure “digital therapy”

Kuldeep Singh Rajput, the founder of Boston-based Biofourmis, is imagining a future where heart failure patients go home with a prescription, a wearable sensor and an app. Today, a new FDA designation gets the company one step closer to that goal. .....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID"s education damage

International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation's chances being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Digitalisation of hotels in the COVID-19 pandemic

What has been the role of the COVID-19 pandemic in the digitalisation of the hospitality industry? Domenico Morrone, Nicola Raimo, Annunziata Tarulli, and Filippo Vitolla of the Department of Management, Finance and Technology at LUM University, in C.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

The soft "spaghetti" of proteins that"s essential for the resistance of bacteria

Bacteria are increasingly resistant, especially to antibiotics, which is a major global health problem. An example, related to the pandemic? Covid weakens hospitalized people so much that we are now witnessing an upsurge in bacterial infections (resi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Pfizer Vaccine Effectiveness Drops To 84 Percent After Six Months, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine fell from 96 percent to 84 percent over six months, according to data released on Wednesday. The preprint study funded by the companies deter.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Missouri AG wages war on masks as state blazes with delta cases

AG Schmitt, who is running for Senate, accuses "ruling class" of lying about COVID. Enlarge / Eric Schmitt, Missouri Attorney General. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Missouri has been one of the hardest-hit states so far in these early days of a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Facebook Warns Growth To "Decelerate Significantly", Mandates Vaccine For US Staff

Facebook said on Wednseday it expects revenue growth to "decelerate significantly." It also announced that it would require anyone working at its U.S. offices to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Google announced a similar policy earlier this morning......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021