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US plans to tackle toxic, widespread ‘PFAS’ chemicals

Commonly known as “forever chemicals,” PFAs can be found in water, air, food, packaging or even in shampoo or makeup, but on Monday the United States unveiled plans to tackle these ubiquitous and potentially harmful substances. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a three-year plan aimed at setting maximum thresholds in drinking water for the chemicals, technically called per- and ...

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EU has exported over 1.0b COVID-19 vaccines to over 150 countries

Over one billion COVID-19 vaccines produced in the European Union have been exported to more than 150 countries since December 2020, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday. “Very clearly, the European Union is the largest exporter of COVID-19 vaccines,” von der Leyen said in a statement, noting the EU has exported as many ...

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Italy imposes mandatory COVID health pass for work

Italy made COVID-19 health passes mandatory for all workers from Friday in a test case for Europe, with the measure being applied mostly peacefully across the country despite scattered protests. Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s cabinet approved the rule – one of the world’s strictest anti-COVID measures – in September, making it obligatory from Oct 15 for all workers either to ...

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Covid-19 vaccination: Info about students aged 12-17 sought

The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) has directed all schools and colleges in the city to send information of students aged 12-17 for the Covid-19 vaccine. The educational institutions in the city have been asked to send information about students by e-mail within October 19. A statement signed by Director General of DSHE Prof. Dr Syed Golam Faruk ...

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Moderna/Pfizer booster works better for people vaccinated with J&J: study

People who received Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine may benefit from a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna, preliminary results of a US study published Wednesday showed. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was eagerly awaited in the United States because it looked at the possibility of “mixing” vaccines — using a different vaccine than the ...

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Moderna did not meet all criteria for boosters: FDA

Scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that Moderna Inc had not met all of the agency’s criteria to support use of booster doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, possibly because the efficacy of the shot’s first two doses has remained strong. FDA staff said in documents that data for Moderna’s vaccine showed that a booster does ...

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Moderna has no plans to share its COVID vaccine recipe

Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company’s own production is the best way to increase the global supply, the company’s chairman said Monday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Noubar Afeyan also reiterated a pledge Moderna made a year ago not to enforce patent infringement ...

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Vaccines prevent severe Covid, even from Delta: study

Vaccination is highly effective at preventing severe cases of Covid-19, even against the Delta variant, a vast study in France has shown. The research published Monday — focusing on prevention of severe Covid and death, not infection — looked at 22 million people over 50 and found those who had received jabs were 90 percent less likely to be hospitalised ...

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Corona takes heavy toll on students’ mental health

*84.6pc university students faced mental health problems *75.5pc students lost their interest in studies. *Depression more prevalent among students who don’t sleep well The coronavirus pandemic has badly affected the mental health of students as they were suffering from depression, anxiety and stress due to long-time closure of educational institutions. The suicidal tendencies have also increased among the students due ...

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Chilean scientist plans to clean up mining with ‘metal-eating’ bacteria

Starving microorganisms capable of surviving in extreme conditions have already managed to “eat” a nail in just three days. In Chile, a scientist is testing “metal-eating” bacteria she hopes could help clean up the country’s highly-polluting mining industry. In her laboratory in Antofagasta, an industrial town 1,100-kilometers north of Santiago, 33-year-old biotechnologist Nadac Reales has been carrying out tests with ...

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