Scientists receive Nobel Prize for their contribution to the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to scientists who developed the technology that led to the creation of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19. This is stated in the Nobel Committee’s report. “The 2023 #NobelPrize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman ... Read more

Artificial intelligence can warn humanity of next pandemic

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence app that promises to warn of dangerous variants of future pandemics. The study was published in the journal Cell Patterns, writes Science Alert. The application is called the Early Warning Anomaly Detection (EWAD) system, and when tested against actual SARS-CoV-2 spread data, it accurately ... Read more

Trials of a universal flu vaccine begin in the US

The US National Institutes of Health announced the start of the first phase of clinical trials of a potential universal vaccine against influenza. This is reported by Gizmodo. The safety and immune response of the experimental vaccine will be compared with the typical annual flu vaccine. The new vaccine was ... Read more

China’s population dropped for the first time in 60 years

For several decades, China has been suffering from the consequences of the erroneous policy of “one family – one child” (1980-2015), which will lead the country to a terrible demographic crisis in the future. Its beginning can be seen already now. In 2022, China’s population did not grow as we ... Read more

Long-term symptoms of COVID-19 disappear in people who had a mild infection – results of a large-scale study

A study conducted by a group of scientists in Israel provides encouraging news: most symptoms associated with long-term Covid can disappear over time in those who initially had a mild case of COVID-19. The study found that within a few months of infection, people with a mild form of the ... Read more

The new Omicron XBB.1.5 Covid strain is more contagious than the previous ones. EU countries reintroduce COVID testing

According to Politico citing a WHO representative, the Omicron XBB.1.5 strain of the coronavirus has become dominant in the US in a matter of weeks and may cause a new wave of disease. “We are concerned about its growth advantage, in particular in some countries in Europe and the Northeast ... Read more

Workers at Foxconn’s iPhone manufacturing plant in China staged a riot due to coronavirus restrictions

Workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory clashed with police after protests broke out at the Foxconn factory in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, reports The Wall Street Journal. This huge enterprise, which employs more than 200,000 people, has been under strict control for several weeks due to Covid-19. Videos ... Read more

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, the head of the WHO believes

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, said the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus. “We’re not there yet. But the end is in sight,” he told journalists at a virtual press conference. This is the UN agency’s most optimistic assessment ... Read more

The production of the third season of The Witcher has been suspended due to the new outbreak of Covid

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third season of The Witcher will have to wait: its production had to pause. The culprit is COVID-19, or rather, its new outbreak. Rumors are currently circulating on the Internet that the performer of the main role, Henry Cavill, has received a positive result ... Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic started in a market in Wuhan: new research findings

The starting point of the COVID-19 pandemic was the Wuhan seafood market, where mammals were also sold. That’s the conclusion of two new studies published Tuesday in the journal Science, reports CNN. The research used two different approaches in the work. In one, scientists used mapping and social media reporting ... Read more

Apple employees are complaining about returning to the office. Because of this, even C-level specialists are resigning

The ability to work remotely was a great advantage for many when looking for a job. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has further affected the state of mind of employees of technology companies in this regard. And those times have shown that business can continue to operate without offices. ... Read more

Nearly 15 million people have died in two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a WHO study

WHO calculated the total number of redundant deaths in the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an analysis of the global excess mortality in 2020-2021, the global pandemic killed 14.91 million people. This estimate is much higher than the registered number of deaths directly caused by the ... Read more

Sub-variants of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 avoid protection from its previous versions

Even those who fell ill with the first subvariants of Omicron may not be safe from its subsequent mutations. This is confirmed by the data from South Africa , reports ArsTechnica. Now the country is at the beginning of a new wave of disease. It is dominated by two sub-variants ... Read more

The United States has approved the first respiratory test for COVID-19

FDA approved the first test that detects coronavirus by analyzing respiration. The test should be performed by a trained operator, but the test takes only about three minutes. The test detects respiratory chemicals associated with the pathogen. If the test is positive, the agency recommends PCR diagnostics. According to the ... Read more

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in China, Pegatron is forced to suspend three iPhone factories

The COVID-19 pandemic initially had a significant impact on the electronics market. But sometimes it still causes trouble. Strict quarantine was imposed in China a few weeks ago due to a new outbreak of the virus. Because of it, one of the largest providers of iPhone assembly services – Pegatron ... Read more