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UN migration agency: COVID has "radically altered" mobility

The U.N. migration agency says the coronavirus pandemic has "radically altered" mobility around the world, projecting in a new report that the growth in the number of international migrants is likely to remain weaker as long as travel and other restr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

Industry watch: Taiwan publicly listed ICT firms 2021 revenues total US$939.9 billion, up 18.2%

Many industry sectors have been hit hard by COVID, but electronics and peripheral service industries have been thriving. According to Taiwan Stock Exchange, there were 395 IT companies listed on the main board, and another 406 IT companies on the ove.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

COVID-infected hamsters in pet shop trigger animal cull in Hong Kong

Keep your hamsters inside, and don't kiss them, authorities warn. Enlarge / Workers with Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department inspect the Little Boss pet store in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 49 min. ago

S.African lions, pumas contracted COVID from zoo workers: study

Big cats caged in zoos are at risk from catching COVID-19 from their keepers, a study said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 21 min. ago

Humans are adapting to climate change, but not quickly enough, according to new research

The evidence is overwhelming: climate change is here, and with it come catastrophes, soaring costs, migration and now, in the face of reality, human adaptation. Across the globe, people are learning to live with a climate that is unlike the one they.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 21 min. ago

Europe narrows hunt for next astronauts, eyes crewed flights

The European Space Agency has narrowed the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 21 min. ago

Conspiracy mentality around the globe tends to be particularly pronounced on the political fringes

Conspiracy theories have circulated at all times, in all cultures, and among all populations. They routinely appear in conjunction with major incidents, such as those that today take the form of terrorist attacks, the COVID-19 pandemic, and president.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 21 min. ago

Respiratory viruses that hijack immune mechanisms may have Achilles" heel

One viral protein could provide information to deter pneumonia causing the body's exaggerated inflammatory response to respiratory viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 49 min. ago

Compal sees overall production unaffected by COVID infections

ODM Compal Electronics has temporarily halted production at its plant in Pingzhen, northern Taiwan after two employees there were confirmed infected with COVID-19, but stressed the company's overall production capacity remains unaffected......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Fourth Pfizer Dose Is Insufficient to Ward Off Omicron, Israeli Trial Suggests

A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was insufficient to prevent infection with the omicron variant of Covid-19, according to preliminary data from a trial in Israel released Monday. Bloomberg reports: Two weeks after the start of the trial o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Pfizer and Moderna expect seasonal booster shots after omicron wave

Seasonal COVID boosters may be combined with flu shots in the future, Moderna says. Enlarge / EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - 2022/01/08: A vial containing Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine at a vaccination centre. (credit: Getty | SOPA Images.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Omicron Surge Shows Signs of Easing in States Hit Early by the Fast-spreading Variant

Following weeks of soaring infections, the latest Covid surge is showing signs of slowing in a handful of areas hit earliest by the omicron variant -- offering a glimmer of hope that this wave is starting to ease. From a report: The U.S. has reported.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

eNom Data Center Migration Mistakenly Knocks Sites Offline

New submitter bolind writes: A data center migration from eNom web hosting provider caused unexpected domain resolution problems that are expected to last for a few hours. Customers started to complain that they could no longer access their websites.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

NASA raises issue of dwindling astronaut numbers

As NASA looks toward expanding its crewed trips to space, the agency has voiced concerns over a possible lack of astronauts to help fulfill the missions......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Get the COVID-19 booster shot, Apple reportedly tells staff

Apple has reportedly told its store and corporate employees to get the COVID-19 booster shot when eligible or face frequent tests for the virus......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Is It Wrong To Mock People Who"d Opposed Covid Vaccines and Then Died of Covid?

Slashdot reader DevNull127 shares a transcript from a recent segment on CNN: CNN: Here's a moral question peculiar to these days: Is it wrong to mock people who publicly crusade against the Covid vaccine, and then die of the disease? Or does it.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Pregnant people are still not getting vaccinated against COVID

Misinformation and muddled public health messaging have failed expectant parents. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Dmitry Rogulin ) Calendar year three into the pandemic, and vaccination coverage among pregnant people remains staggeri.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Decades of Research: the Story of How mRNA Vaccines Were Developed

Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot wanted to share this New York Times article which makes the point that "The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past e.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Apple to require employee proof of Covid-19 booster

Apple Inc will require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a Covid-19 booster shot, The Verge reported on Saturday, citing an internal email......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Pregnant people are still not getting vaccinated against Covid

Misinformation and muddled public health messaging have failed expectant parents. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Dmitry Rogulin ) Calendar year three into the pandemic, and vaccination coverage among pregnant people remains staggeri.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Despite Cannabinoids Study, "Odds Aren"t Fantastic" It Will Ever Treat Covid

While a recent study found that cannabinoids protected cells in a petri dish from SARS-CoV-2 infection, "working in a petri dish is a relatively low bar for a drug to clear," Slate points out. "The conventional wisdom in pharmaceutical sciences hol.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022