Dr Fauci says he’s ‘not so sure’ US schools should require children to get COVID-19 vaccine


Dr Anthony Fauci say he is not sure if US schools should require children to get the COVID=19 vaccine before they return for in-person learning. The nation’s top infectious disease expert said parents should be encouraged to get their children immunized, especially on the heels of news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid shot for kids 12-15


BREAKING NEWS: FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children aged 12-15 Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for people ages 12-5, officials told the New York Times   The Pfizer vaccine was authorized for anyone aged 16 or older in the U.S. in December  A trial conducted from October to March […]

80% of those who won’t get Covid vaccine claim there is NOTHING that could change their minds 


American adults who are not planning to get vaccinated against COVID-19 insist there is nothing that could make them change their minds, a new poll reveals. Conducted by The Economist/YouGov, nearly 70 percent of those surveyed said they’ve already gotten the vaccine, are in the process of doing so or are planning to get it. […]

FDA expected to authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for teens ages 12-15 by next WEEK  


FDA expected to authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for teens ages 12-15 by next WEEK Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for people ages 12-5, officials told the New York Times  Authorization is expected to come as early as late this week, or early next week  The Pfizer vaccine was authorized […]

Will US reach herd immunity soon? Some experts say it’s unlikely


Despite the Biden administration’s celebration of 100 million Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. may never reach the ultimate goal of herd immunity because 20 percent of Americans don’t want the shots and variants have pushed the immunity threshold above 70 percent of the population.  As of Monday, 31.6 percent of Americans are inoculated […]

Pfizer is working on a new version of its Covid vaccine that could be stored in a refrigerator


Pfizer has submitted information to U.S. health regulators about a new version of its coronavirus vaccine that could be stored in refrigerators for up to 10 weeks. In an earnings report on Tuesday, the pharmaceutical company said it sent ‘stability data’ to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday and expects the formulation […]

Covid: Moderna vaccine 96% effective in teenagers ages 12-17 in early trials


Moderna Inc says its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective among teenagers, early clinical trial data show. In the TeenCOVE study, including children ages 12 to 17, the two-dose shot was 96 percent effective. The results are in line with the 94 percent efficacy Moderna showed among adults in its December 2020 trial that led to […]

Coronavirus: UK urged to scrap vaccine patents like US and EU to help poor countries


The UK is coming under pressure to follow the US and EU lead to call for Covid vaccine patents to be ditched so companies can make cheaper versions to send to poor countries. Jab-makers currently own the rights to their vaccine recipes – known as intellectual property rights or IP rights – and other firms […]

Pfizer hits out at Biden administration over vaccine patent waivers


Pfizer has hit out at the Biden administration’s support for waiving intellectual property protections to allow poorer countries to produce vaccines developed by companies like it and Moderna, potentially cutting into the firms’ profits.  It comes just hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle penned an open letter to vaccine makers urging them to suspend […]

CDC FINALLY warns that ‘airborne’ coronavirus can spread more than 6 feet


U.S. health officials have finally acknowledged that coronavirus is airborne and can travel more than six feet in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines updated Friday.  ‘COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. These droplets and particles can be breathed in by other […]

Dr Fauci predicts a ‘significant drop’ in Covid cases as US nears 40% of its population vaccinated


Dr Anthony Fauci is finally giving Americans some good news. America’s top infectious disease doctor predicts a ‘a real change, the start of a precipitous drop’ in new daily COVID-19 infections now that the share of U.S. adults vaccinated against the virus is nearly 40 percent.  ‘When you do that, that’s when people are going […]

Teacher at Miami school told fifth graders not to HUG vaccinated parents


A fifth-grade teacher at Centner Academy, a private school in Miami, told 10-year-old students not to hug their parents for more than five seconds if their parents were vaccinated.   The teacher also advised the students not to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available to them. The school’s co-founder, Leila Centner, told teachers that her academy would […]

Vaccine passports WON’T be ready by May 17


Heathrow’s boss today warned of his ‘deep concerns’ about impending chaos at arrivals after it emerged covid passports will not be ready for the start of foreign holidays from May 17 and could be delayed until ‘later in the summer’. John Holland-Kaye said the Home Office and UK Border Force ‘need to get a grip’ […]

Expert warns that heavy drinking can suppress your immune system and weaken Covid shot’s effects 


Why you should NOT toast your vaccination: Expert warns that heavy drinking before or after you get your Covid shot could suppress your immune system and weaken the effects Past research has shown heavy drinking can alter the number of microbes in the gut and can prevent immune system cells from reaching a site of […]

US vaccination sites closing down in at least seven states amid falling demand


At least seven vaccination sites across the U.S. are closing amid falling demand for COVID-19 shots.   A Kaiser Family Foundation report warned this week that the U.S. is approaching a ‘tipping point’: most people who were eager to get vaccinated already have been.  As of Friday, just shy of 42 percent of Americans – and […]

Twice as many black and Hispanic New Yorkers have COVID-19 antibodies compared to white people


Coronavirus antibody rates among black and Hispanic people in New York City were more than double the rates of white people at the beginning of the pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found more than 30 percent African-American and Latino residents had antibodies against […]

A FIFTH of Americans aged 65 and older have still not gotten their Covid shots, CDC data show


A FIFTH of Americans aged 65 and older have still not gotten their Covid shots, CDC data show: Seniors feel unsafe at mass vaccination sites and struggle to get to inconvenient clinics CDC data show that 80.1% of adults aged 65 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, meaning one-fifth are still not […]

Covid-19: More than half of the UK has antibodies but scientists warn earlier immunity is fading


Covid antibody levels have stopped rising in older people, as official figures show Britain may still be way off herd immunity.    More than half of all adults tested positive for virus-fighting antibodies in the week ending March 28 — but the figure is unchanged on the last update a fortnight ago.  And rates are actually […]

Network model findings could shape public health policy for airborne viruses — ScienceDaily


Studies show wearing masks and social distancing can contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but their combined effectiveness is not precisely known. In Chaos, by AIP Publishing, researchers at New York University and Politecnico di Torino in Italy developed a network model to study the effects of these two measures on the spread of […]

New Hampshire and Oklahoma open up coronavirus vaccines to out-of-state residents


New Hampshire and Oklahoma have become the latest U.S. states to open up coronavirus vaccines to all Americans regardless of residency. On Thursday, Oklahoma expanded eligibility to all residents while New Hampshire officials announced on the same say that the requirement would be lifted on April 19. ‘Whether you live in Boston, Maine, Vermont, New […]

me anë të një letre të hapur, një grup shkencëtarësh hedhin poshtë raportin e OBSH-së mbi origjinën e COVID-19, kërkojnë një hetim të ri


Një grup shkencëtarësh ndërkombëtarë bënë thirrje për një hetim të ri mbi origjinën e COVID-19, pasi Kina dhe Organizata Botërore e Shëndetësisë (OBSH) lëshuan një raport të shqyrtuar javën e kaluar në përfundim se virusi ka shumë të ngjarë të vinte nga jeta e egër dhe jo nga një laborator. Njëzet e katër shkencëtarë nga […]

Brisk walking 5 times a week may combat brain aging, study suggests


A brisk walk around the block several times a week could do wonders to preserve a healthier mind – as well as body – as you age, a new study suggests.    In a year-long study conducted by University of Texas, Southwestern, researchers found that middle aged and older Americans scored higher on cognitive tests and […]

More than HALF of people in England now have Covid antibodies thanks to huge vaccination drive


Almost 55 per cent of people in England now have Covid antibodies, suggesting at least half of the population now has some immunity against the disease. A major Office for National Statistics (ONS) testing survey today revealed 54.7 per cent of people in England had the virus-fighting proteins in the week ending March 14, up […]

Covid US: 15m doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine ruined by ingredient mix-up by its contractor


The Biden administration knew more than a week ago that 15million doses of Johnson & Johnson had been ruined by its contractor – potentially causing significant delays in the vaccine rollout, senior administration officials said.   Two senior officials on the government’s Covid-19 response team told Politico that it was clear there were serious problems at the […]

Coronavirus: US health chiefs row back on bold claim that ‘vaccinated people do not carry the virus’


America’s top health agency has rowed back on a bold claim made by its director that ‘vaccinated people do not carry the virus’. Dr Rochelle Walensky, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a TV interview this week: ‘Vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don’t get sick, and that is […]

Walgreens under fire for giving second Pfizer Covid shot doses late


Walgreens gave hundreds of thousands of Americans their second doses of Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine a week late, flouting U.S. guidelines and confusing customers, the New York Times has revealed.   Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be given in two doses, spread three weeks apart, while Moderna‘s is given four […]

Punëtorët ngatërrojnë përbërësit, shkatërrohen miliona doza të vaksinës kundër COVID-19 të Johnson&Johnson


Prodhuesi i ilaçeve Johnson&Johnson tha të mërkurën se kishte gjetur një problem të cilësisë në një fabrikë në Baltimore. Sidoqoftë, siç shkruajnë mediat e huaja, përcjell Telegrafi, çështja s’ do të ndikojë në afatin kohor të administratës së Joe Biden për të patur doza të mjaftueshme vaksinash për popullsinë e rritur në SHBA deri në […]

Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future


The new sexual harassment allegation emerged Saturday evening in an article in the New York Times. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, told the newspaper that during one of several uncomfortable encounters, Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his State Capitol office […]

CPAC 2021 speeches: 2024 GOP prospects seek their own breakout moments at Trump-dominated conference


Though it will take years for the 2024 race to fully take shape, this year’s CPAC in Orlando, Florida, offered a window into a GOP primary dominated by a new Republican Party built around the grievances that animated Trump’s campaigns and his presidency.  Speakers embraced Trump’s lies about the 2020 election being rigged. Organizers built this […]

NASA’s Mars rover had a secret message in its parachute. Meet the man behind it


The footage gave the world a glimpse of an often entirely invisible process, including the deployment of the parachute to slow down the spacecraft after entering the atmosphere. The 70.5-foot supersonic parachute was an extraordinary engineering challenge, said Ian Clark, systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Clark, who has been at […]

FBI identifies suspect in death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, sources say


(CNN)The FBI has identified a suspect it’s focusing on in the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, according to law enforcement officials. The theory, as CNN has reported, is that Sicknick became ill from bear spray used by the mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6, and video evidence CNN previously reported on […]

McConnell says he’ll ‘absolutely’ support Trump in 2024 if he’s the GOP nominee


While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a “wide-open race,” when pressed by Fox News’ Bret Baier about supporting Trump if he captured the Republican nomination, McConnell offered, “The nominee of the party? Absolutely.” The Kentucky Republican’s comments come just weeks after he delivered a pointed rebuke of Trump on the […]

Two big reasons investors are worried about the housing market


Tonight: GameStop stock is all fired up — again. Plus, the US Postal Service’s new vans look like ducks, and somehow Michael Bolton gets a financial news headline in 2021 … Let’s get into it. The housing market is hot, and maybe a bit of a hot mess. As the country locked down and home […]

The New York Times paints a grim picture of its own workplace culture


In a note signed by Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Times leadership said the result of an eight-month investigation of its own workplace “calls for us to transform our culture.” They likened that plan to the company’s shifts to being digital-first and subscription-first — efforts that have […]

US Coronavirus: Experts worry variant-fueled surge of Covid-19 could be weeks away but cases will likely fall again by summer


Several experts predicted Tuesday the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant that was first detected in the UK is likely to fuel another surge of cases in just a matter of weeks. “It could result in more of a wave in, say, April or May than we would have expected otherwise,” Trevor Bedford of the University of […]

Opinion: How Biden can strike a blow against Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations


Nineteen members of the family of Saudi Muslim scholar and political prisoner Salman Al-Awda have been banned from travel outside Saudi Arabia, including six great-grandchildren, the youngest just a 1-year-old. MBS has also targeted royals, the rich and the powerful in an effort to intimidate, shake down and thwart any challenge to his power. The […]

What Matters: What America’s next pandemic year will look like


As we enter our second year with Covid, it’s becoming more and more clear that it will take more time to get back to how life looked in February of 2020. There will be permanent changes to the way we interact, work, travel, eat and learn. When you find yourself wondering, as I often do, […]

On Trump’s taxes, here’s where it gets interesting (opinion)


On Monday, the Supreme Court finally ended the long legal saga over them with a one-sentence order that will allow Manhattan prosecutors to obtain Trump’s returns and related documents from the Trump Organization. These had been subpoenaed back in 2019; Trump’s lawsuit to conceal them always seemed more about delay than meritorious legal issues. This […]

‘Allen v. Farrow’ is the latest example of ‘consequences culture’


It’s the latest in a wave of documentary films that seek to mete out what some may say is long overdue justice. The HBO series explores allegations by Dylan Farrow that her father, filmmaker Woody Allen, sexually molested her in 1992 when she was 7. Allen has repeatedly denied the claims. It comes on the […]

Studimet: Njerëzit që kanë kaluar koronavirusin duhet të marrin një dozë të vetme vaksine


Rreth 111 milion njerëz në botë – dhe ndoshta shumë të tjerë sëmundjet e të cilëve s’ u diagnostikuan kurrë – janë infektuar me coronavirus deri më tani. A duhet të vaksinohen akoma këta njerëz? Dy studime të reja i përgjigjen kësaj pyetjeje me një po të prerë. Në fakt, studimi sugjeron që për këta njerëz mjafton […]

Manhattan district attorney subpoenas NYC property tax agency in Trump Organization probe


“The New York City Tax Commission has received a subpoena from the Manhattan District Attorney regarding Trump Organization properties,” Laura Feyer, a spokesperson for the New York City Mayor, which also speaks on behalf of the property tax agency’s office, told CNN. Reuters first reported on the subpoena. Feyer did not comment further on the […]

Lindsey Graham heads to Mar-a-Lago on a peace mission as Trump’s latest intra-party feud rages


According to a person familiar with his plans, Graham plans to spend his time on the golf course with Trump — ideally convincing the former president that regaining congressional majorities for Republicans will help bolster his own presidential legacy. This person said Graham wants to be “constructive,” urging Trump to use his influence for the […]

This ballerina alleged racism at her company. Now, Chloé Lopes Gomes says it’s time for change


Written by Chloé Lopes Gomes In 2018 I became the first Black ballet dancer to join Berlin’s principal ballet company, the Staatsballett. Joining this kind of ballet institution was my dream — it’s one of the best in the world. But last October, I was told that my contract would not be renewed this summer. […]

The real lesson of Adam Kinzinger’s angry relatives (opinion)


And yet, after he criticized former President Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 Capitol riot and called for his removal, a very conservative contingent of Kinzinger’s family declared themselves “thoroughly disgusted,” and called him a “disappointment… to us and to God.” Maybe you’ve seen news of this unseemly family feud that the Kinzinger clan […]

Manhattan district attorney bolsters team investigating possible fraud claims against Trump and his company


Mark Pomerantz, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and a well-regarded defense lawyer and trial attorney with an expertise in financial institutions, was sworn into office earlier this month as a special assistant district attorney, Danny Frost, a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance, told CNN. Vance’s office is investigating whether the Trump Organization violated […]

Fight over Rush Limbaugh’s true legacy began immediately after his death


Right-wing media outlets and personalities extolled Limbaugh as a trailblazer — but the trail he blazed was exactly why critics derided him. The New York Times podcast host Jane Coaston summed it up this way: “Rush Limbaugh was the first person I ever recognized existed largely as a Rorschach test,” she said on Twitter Wednesday […]

Përse personat e vaksinuar duhet ta mbajnë akoma maskën?


Vaksinat e reja COVID-19 nga Pfizer dhe Moderna duket se janë jashtëzakonisht të mira në parandalimin e sëmundjeve të rënda.  Por është e paqartë se sa mirë ato do të frenojnë përhapjen e koronavirusit. Kjo meqenëse provat e Pfizer dhe Moderna gjurmuan vetëm sa njerëz të vaksinuar u sëmurën me COVID-19. Kjo lë të hapur […]

Pse është e mundur të dalim pozitivë për koronavirus edhe pas vaksinimit?


Vaksina kundër COVID-19 s’ siguron mbrojtje të plotë ose të menjëhershme, që do të thotë se akoma është e mundur të infektoheni dhe të dilni pozitiv për coronavirusin. Sipas Qendrës Amerikane për Kontrollin dhe Parandalimin e Sëmundjeve (CDC), duhen disa ditë, deri në disa javë që vaksina të fillojë të tregojë efekt në trup. “duhet […]

Pse njerëzit e vaksinuar duhet të vazhdojnë me mbajtjen e maskave mbrojtëse?


Vaksinat e reja COVID-19 nga Pfizer dhe Moderna duket se janë jashtëzakonisht të mira në parandalimin e sëmundjeve të rënda. Por është e paqartë se sa mirë ata do të frenojnë përhapjen e coronavirusit. Kjo përderisa provat e Pfizer dhe Moderna gjurmuan vetëm sa njerëz të vaksinuar u sëmurën me COVID-19. Kjo lë të hapur […]

Vaksina e Novavax funksionon mirë – përveç në variantin e parë të gjetur në Afrikën e Jugut


Novavax, një kompani pak e njohur e mbështetur nga operacioni Warp Speed ​​i qeverisë federale amerikane, tha për herë të parë dje (e enjte) se vaksina e saj anti-Covid ofronte mbrojtje të fuqishme kundër virusit. Por gjithashtu zbuloi se vaksina s’ është aq efektive kundër variantit të përhapjes së shpejtë të zbuluar së pari në […]

ndërsa virusi rritet fshehurazi, krijuesit e vaksinave rishikojnë planet e betejës


ndërsa coronavirusi merr forma të reja ngjitëse në të tërë botën, dy prodhues të ilaçeve raportuan se vaksinat e tyre, megjithëse janë akoma efektive, ofrojnë më pak mbrojtje ndaj një varianti dhe filluan rishikimin e planeve për të larguar një patogjen në zhvillim që ka vrarë më shumë se dy milion njerëz. Lajmet nga Moderna […]

William Shakespeare personi i dytë i vaksinuar kundër COVID-19


Britania filloi me vaksinimin kundër COVID-19 të martën. ndërsa William Shakespeare është bërë personi i dytë i cili u vaksinua kundër virusit COVID-10. “Kjo mund të sjellë një ndryshim në jetën tonë tani e tutje, apo jo?” Z. Shekspir, 81 vjeç, tha me një buzëqeshje pak pasi u vaksinua në Spitalin Universitar Coventry, transmeton The […]

Easy DIY Home Repairs – The New York Times


Some newer toilets use a canister with a thin rubber washer instead of a traditional flapper, Ms. Sebestyen said. In those toilets, replacement washers aren’t universal, so it’s important to buy a part designed specifically for your brand of toilet. Tools and supplies: replacement toilet flapper or washer. Patch a Hole in Drywall When a […]

Kur do t’i kthehet botës normaliteti, parashikimi i 700 epidemiologëve për atë që e pret


Nga Margot Sanger-Katz, Claire Cain Miller and Quoctrung Bui, New York Times. Edhe me vaksinat kundër koronavirusit që janë pothuajse gati, shumë epidemiologë s’ presin që jeta e tyre të kthehet në normalitetin që ka qenë para-pandemisë derisa shumica e amerikanëve të vaksinohen. Pavarësisht se në shumë vende janë lehtësuar masat, përsëri njerëzit tregohen shumë […]

What Hearing Loss Feels Like in ‘Sound of Metal’


Creating an audioscape for a movie about a musician losing his hearing is more complicated than it may seem. The filmmakers behind the new drama “Sound of Metal” wanted to take audiences into the experience of its lead character, Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a punk-metal drummer who is forced to look at his life differently as […]

All Santa Wants for Christmas Is to Stay Out of Politics


Ric Erwin is one of thousands of men for whom Santa Claus is both a sacred idea and a seasonal occupation. Earlier this year, he was looking forward to donning his red velvet suit and hat this December, just as he has each winter for the last decade. But the pandemic has thrown a wrench […]

Biden vows to aid workers hit by Covid-19 pandemic while Trump hints at 2024 run


Issued on: 03/12/2020 – 09:22 President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday promised a group of workers hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while President Donald Trump hinted he may be ready to begin planning another run for the White House in 2024. Biden, who has pledged to act […]

C.D.C. Officials Shorten Recommended Quarantine Periods


Federal health officials on Wednesday effectively shortened quarantine periods for those who may have been exposed to the coronavirus, hoping to improve compliance among Americans and reduce the economic and psychological toll of long periods of seclusion. Citing the spiraling number of infections nationwide, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also urged […]

Hetime të mundshme ndaj një skeme korrupsioni në Shtëpinë e Bardhë


Sipas dokumentave të publikuara të martën, Departamenti amerikan i Drejtësisë po heton shkelje të mundshme penale për korrupsion në këmbim të faljeve presidenciale. Dokumenti i publikuar nga kryetarja e Gjykatës së Distriktit të Kolumbias, është i retushuar dhe emrat e tre personave në të janë mbuluar. Në këtë dokument zbulohet se prokurorët federalë kërkuan qasje […]

Simptomë e re e gjatë e COVID-19: Mund të bëjë që dhëmbët e të infektuarve të bien


Shumica e njerëzve që preken nga COVID-19, por i mbijetojnë virusit s’ u garantohet gjithmonë një shërim i plotë. “ndërsa shumica e personave me COVID-19 kurohen dhe kthehen në shëndetin normal, disa pacientë mund të kenë simptoma që mund të zgjasin me javë ose edhe muaj pas shërimit nga sëmundja”, shpjegon Qendrat për Kontrollin dhe […]

Vaccines Are Coming, but Pandemic Experts Expect a ‘Horrible’ Winter


Each week, good news about vaccines or antibody treatments surfaces, offering hope that an end to the pandemic is at hand. And yet this holiday season presents a grim reckoning. The United States has reached an appalling milestone: more than one million new coronavirus cases every week. Hospitals in some states are full to bursting. […]

Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?


The United States holds some 2.3 million individuals in prisons, jails and other detention centers, incarcerating more people per capita than any other nation. That includes nearly 500,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime and are awaiting trials, according to the Prison Policy Initiative. (Some jails have taken steps to reduce overcrowding […]

Body of slain Iranian nuclear scientist taken to Muslim shrine


Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 11:42 The body of Iran’s assassinated top nuclear scientist has been taken to the first of several revered Shiite Muslim shrines ahead of his burial set for Monday, state media reported.  Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US “mercenary” and killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh when assailants […]

Listen to Indigenous Podcasts – The New York Times


The Indigenous people of the land now called North America are often only brought up in the past tense in primary school classrooms. The fact is they are a growing population, an increasing demographic in the country and in Congress, yet most Americans are woefully uninformed about their histories and present-day struggles. Podcasts can help […]

Making Bar Trivia Virtual – The New York Times


“There was a very concerted call and an effort within the trivia community to make sure that you’re not just asking questions about white America and white Americana,” Ms. Yu said. Newcomers to trivia, even those with decent general knowledge and a trove of weirder info lodged somewhere in the hippocampus, may find quiz questions […]

Iran vows to avenge killing of nuclear scientist, points finger at Israel


Issued on: 28/11/2020 – 08:13 Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a “mercenary” for the US, blaming it for the assassination of prominent nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Iran’s clerical and military rulers have threatened revenge for Friday’s killing of Fakhrizadeh, who Iranian media said died in hospital after assassins gunned him […]

Donald Trump, më i kursyer në faljet presidenciale


Megjithë polemikat që kanë lindur nga faljet që ka miratuar Presidenti Trump, përfshirë faljen e bashkëpunëtorit të tij, Michael Flynn këtë javë, presidenti e ka pordorur autoritetin e tij për falje shumë më pak se pararendësit e tij, sipas një analize nga një grup kërkimor. Qendra Kërkimore Pew analizoi të dhëna të Departamentit të Drejtësisë […]

Caltech’s AI-driven COVID-19 model routinely outperforms competitors


Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new model for predicting COVID-19’s impact using artificial intelligence (AI) dramatically outperforms other models, so much so that it has attracted the interest of public health officials across the country. While existing models to predict the spread of a disease already exist, few, if any, incorporate AI, which allows a […]

AstraZeneca Faces Difficult Questions About Its Vaccine After Admitting Mistake


“I just can’t figure out where all the information is coming from and how it’s combining together,” said Natalie Dean, a biostatistician and an expert in vaccine trial design at the University of Florida. She wrote on Twitter that AstraZeneca and Oxford “get a poor grade for transparency and rigor when it comes to the […]

Politics, Science and the Remarkable Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine


The president was especially enthusiastic about that aim. At a March 2 White House meeting, as Mr. Bancel and other pharmaceutical executives outlined their vaccine plans, Dr. Fauci cautioned that it would be a “year to a year and a half” before doses could reach the broader public. Mr. Trump replied, “I like the sound […]

Holiday Table Decoration Activity – The New York Times


This Thanksgiving, whether you’re hosting guests or sharing a meal via Zoom, it’s worth the effort to dress up your table to make the day feel different, special even. Fall leaves are an obvious and lovely decorative element but if yours have withered or blown away, create a few leaves of your own from accordion-folded […]

Birx says U.S. COVID cases are skyrocketing as holidays approach


The new coronavirus is spreading across America with unprecedented speed, the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in its first briefing in four months on Thursday. “This is more cases, more rapidly, than what we had seen before,” Dr. Deborah Birx said during the briefing. “You can see the increase in test positivity to around […]

Does the end of the Trump administration signal a revival of its war games with Iran?


Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 14:25Modified: 20/11/2020 – 14:26 With two months to go before the handover of power to Joe Biden, will lame-duck US President Donald Trump go back to playing war games with Iran? According to the New York Times, the lame duck president asked his advisers, who dissuaded him, about options for a […]

Hospitals, Health Care Workers Issue a Call to Arms for Wearing Masks


“Our shields are worn. Our resolve is being tested.” So say the most immediate, frontline health care workers in a new ad campaign as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the United States, breaking records nearly every day for deaths — and cases — in state after state. The campaign, in print and video, by about […]

A Call to Arms: Wear a Mask


“Our shields are worn. Our resolve is being tested.” So say the most immediate, frontline health care workers in a new ad campaign as the coronavirus pandemic rages across the United States, breaking records nearly every day for deaths — and cases — in state after state. The campaign, in print and video, by about […]

Parashikimi i frikshëm i Bill Gates: Bota s’do të kthehet shpejt në normalitet


Në një komunikimin në podcastin e tij së bashku me aktoren Rashida Jones dhe Dr. Anthony Fauci-n, drejtorin e Institutit Amerikan për Alergjitë dhe Sëmundjet Infektive, Bill Gates shpalosi vizionin e tij për koronavirusin. Sipas tij, gjërat s’ do të kthehen në normalitet për një kohë të gjatë. Themeluesi i Microsoft është i mendimit se […]

‘Legitimising’ violence? Macron takes on the Anglo-American press


Even as France grapples with concurrent health, economic and security crises, President Emmanuel Macron has taken time out of his busy schedule to criticise the English-language press for its coverage of his fight against “Islamist separatism”, accusing British and US media of “legitimising violence”. In November 2016, just days before officially launching his run for the Élysée Palace, Emmanuel Macron lamented the French habit of reviving painful […]

Vaccine Unproven? No Problem in China, Where People Scramble for Shots


Ethan Zhang needed to get back to work. Work was in Ivory Coast, however, and since January the global coronavirus outbreak had stranded the 26-year-old translator in mainland China. Then friends told Mr. Zhang of a way he could get his hands on what might be the world’s most coveted prize: a coronavirus vaccine. Though […]

Trump asked for options for attacking Iran last week, according to US official


Issued on: 17/11/2020 – 02:09 President Donald Trump asked for options on attacking Iran’s main nuclear site last week but ultimately decided against taking the dramatic step, a U.S. official said on Monday. Trump made the request during a meeting on Thursday with his top national security aides, including Vice President Mike Pence, his new […]

Moderna’s Covid Vaccine: What You Need to Know


The scientists randomly assigned volunteers to get either the Moderna vaccine or a placebo. The trial was blinded, meaning that neither the volunteers nor the people running the trial knew who got what. Over time, some of the volunteers got sick with Covid-19. To get a preliminary sense of how the trial was going, an […]

Dr. Céline Gounder, Adviser to Biden, on the Next Covid Attack Plan


When President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes office in January, he will inherit a pandemic that has convulsed the country. His transition team last week announced a 13-member team of scientists and doctors who will advise on control of the coronavirus. One of them is Dr. Céline Gounder, an infectious disease specialist at Bellevue Hospital […]

Airport Activity – The New York Times


Many Americans won’t be visiting relatives for Thanksgiving this year in light of the pandemic. With this puzzle you can still experience the thrill of travel, minus the crowds. Fill in each Thanksgiving-related phrase on the departure board using airport codes from the boarding passes. Each boarding pass contains the answer for a line on […]

Video Games to Relax – The New York Times


Take a deep breath. Hold it for five seconds. Exhale. Breathe in for three seconds. Repeat. How does that feel? A little better? Good. We’re living in stressful times, and any moment of calm is welcome. Video games don’t have a reputation for offering tranquility. People tend to think of them as more likely to […]

Organize the Garage – The New York Times


Days spent at home have moved even the most muddled people to organize. The spice rack now displays alphabetically ordered bottles in neat rows. The closet has sections for formal and informal wear, subdivided by season. Pots and pans are arranged by type, the silverware drawer is a model of organizational excellence. But the garage […]

Tips for Pandemic Insomnia – The New York Times


He encourages parents to create a room for their child that is quiet and dark. For adults who can’t resist their phones or other screens at night, adjust your display setting to night shift, which shifts the colors on your screen to the warmer spectrum. Experts also recommend exposing yourself to as much daylight as […]

Vritet udhëheqësi i lartë i Al Kaidës përmes një operacioni sekret në Iran


Lideri i dytë me rradhë në hierarkinë e Al-Kaidës, i akuzuar për planifikimin e bombave vdekjeprurëse të vitit 1998 ndaj dy ambasadave të SHBA-së në Afrikë, u vra nga agjentët izraelitë në Iran në muajin gusht, raportoi gazeta amerikane The New York Times. Sipas gazetës, udhëheqësi i lartë i Al Kaidës, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, u […]

Al Qaeda’s second-in-command killed in Iran, New York Times reports


Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 10:23 Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by Israeli operatives acting at the behest of the United States, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing intelligence officials. Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who went by […]

How to Avoid a Surprise Bill for Your Coronavirus Test


More Americans are getting tested for coronavirus than ever before — and that could mean more surprise medical bills. Congress wrote rules in March that aimed to make coronavirus testing free for all Americans. Patients, with or without insurance, have found holes in those new coverage programs. They’ve faced bills that range from a few […]

Until a Vaccine Arrives, a Worrisome Road Ahead


Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Last Sunday, the United States reported its 10 millionth case of the coronavirus, with the last million added in the preceding 10 days. Covid-19 hospitalizations hit a new high this week, and new daily cases […]

Obama reflects on Biden election, Trump’s ‘birther’ conspiracy — and ‘bantam cock’ Sarkozy


Issued on: 13/11/2020 – 10:02 Donald Trump’s exit from the White House will not be enough to heal America’s deep divisions, former president Barack Obama writes in his forthcoming memoir. He also delivers his verdicts on the foreign leaders he encountered, describing France’s Nicolas Sarkozy as having “his chest thrust out like a bantam cock’s”. […]

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine looks promising, but big hurdles remain


(HealthDay)—Early COVID-19 vaccine trial results announced by Pfizer this week caused hopes to soar for a swift end to the pandemic that has killed more than 242,000 and infected more than 10 million in the United States alone. But even if the preliminary results released Monday pan out, it will still take many months to […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving This Year – The New York Times


Fran Keller, 52, an entomologist in Davis, Calif., will also get tested. She’s hosting the first Thanksgiving she can remember — she usually goes to her eldest sister’s, also in Davis, but this year the crowd felt too large for comfort because several family members are high-risk. At Ms. Keller’s dinner will be her son […]

Pandemic Advice From Athletes – The New York Times


“In your day you need structure,” Ms. Caffari said. “You need to get up in the morning knowing you’re going to make something happen.” Focus on Something New When all else fails, look to something new: a new hobby, a new goal, a new experience. During a particularly hard patch of a competition, some athletes […]

These viral videos do not reveal US election fraud as claimed


As President Trump raises doubt about the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election and files lawsuits claiming fraud in numerous states, many social media users have echoed these concerns, posting videos they allege reveal election worker fraud under hashtags like #StopTheSteal. Here are three of the most viral videos claiming to show fraud at […]

Enjoy the Holidays Alone – The New York Times


If you catch yourself at any point spiraling into bleak fantasies — this isolation will last forever, you’ll never touch or hug anyone again — bring your attention back to the here and now. See what you can do today to give yourself a sense of control instead of obsessing about a future scenario that […]

Six in White House, Including Trump’s Chief of Staff, Have the Coronavirus


Six White House aides and a Trump campaign adviser — including Mark Meadows, President Trump’s chief of staff — have contracted the coronavirus, officials said, raising fears of another outbreak sweeping through the ranks of the nation’s top officials as cases surge to record levels in the country. Mr. Meadows, who routinely shrugged off the […]

George W. Bush e uron Joe Bidenin për fitoren


Ish-presidenti amerikan, George W. Bush, e përgëzoi sot Joe Bidenin për fitoren në zgjedhjet presidenciale në ShBA. Siç raporton The New York Times, Bush ka deklaruar se pavarësisht dallimeve politike, Bidenin e njeh si një njeri të mirë që ka fituar mundësinë për të bashkuar ShBA-të. “Unë i shpreha urimet e mia të ngrohta dhe […]

Shopping For Health Insurance – The New York Times


There are also ways to lower the bill, through tax credits. Consumers whose estimated income in 2021 will be between the federal poverty level ($12,760 per year for individuals and $26,200 for a family of four) and four times that amount ($51,040 for individuals or $104,800 for a family of four) will be eligible for […]

Game Nights At Home – The New York Times


Monopoly takes forever. Candy Land is dull, Chutes and Ladders preachy, the Game of Life troubling in its implications. So even as parents scramble for offscreen entertainment over the holidays, the prospect of a family game night may drive them to despair. Some good news: We are living through a 24-karat golden age of tabletop […]