Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reported that the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine showed a 97.6% efficacy. This was based on the analysis of data on disease infection rate among people receiving both shots of the vaccine. The vaccine, which is based on an established and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, uses two different vectors for the two jabs for vaccination. Data from 3.8 million Russians who received both components of Sputnik V from 5 December last year…

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Sweden’s King Carl XVI Celebrates 75th Birthday Without Pomp

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Celebrates 75th Birthday Without Pomp

Sweden’s King Carl XVI celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday, but due to the pandemic celebrations were kept to a minimum, without the lavish flair of a royal anniversary. In contrast to the monarch’s 70th birthday when people lined the streets of Stockholm to fete him, the Swedish Royal Court said celebrations would be “limited” because of the pandemic. Instead of playing host to royals from other countries, smaller receptions were planned for the the morning with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and other senior politicians, and one with representatives from…

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Finland ranked happiest country in the world once again in 2021

Finland ranked happiest country in the world once again in 2021

Finland has been named the happiest place in the world for a fourth year running, in an annual UN-sponsored report. The World Happiness Report saw Denmark in second place, then Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands. New Zealand was again the only non-European nation in the top 10. The UK fell from 13th to 17th place. Data from analytics researcher Gallup asked people in 149 countries to rate their own happiness. Measures including social support, personal freedom, gross domestic product (GDP) and levels of corruption were also factored in. The country…

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Third dose of COVID vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 1 year: Pfizer CEO

Third dose of COVID vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 1 year: Pfizer CEO

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has said that COVID-19 vaccine recipients will “likely” need a third dose between six to 12 months after they’re fully vaccinated and suggested vaccinations for coronavirus could be needed every year. According to The Hill, Bourla made these remarks while speaking to CNBC’s Bertha Coombs at a CVS Health event that he predicts based on current data a “likely scenario” will involve the COVID-19 vaccine being administered to patients annually. Bourla said it “remains to be seen” how often any potential additional vaccines would be provided….

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Worldwide impact of sex life during Lockdown: Report

Worldwide impact of sex life during Lockdown: Report

Sex life in lockdown: Lockdown significantly affected our health (for good and bad), our work and how we socialise. These consequences have been widely discussed, but far less attention has been given to the effect on our sex lives. Studies from around the world tell a similar story. Research conducted in India,Italy,Turkey,US,UK and Europe in 2020 all points to the decline in sex with partners as well as solo acts, directly attributed to lockdown. For most, pandemic-induced lockdowns created an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear. Many experienced unprecedented health-related anxiety, financial…

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STUDY SHOWS THAT GLOBAL TOURISTS ARE EXPOSED TO A GREATER BURDEN OF MULTI DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA

STUDY SHOWS THAT GLOBAL TOURISTS ARE EXPOSED TO A GREATER BURDEN OF MULTI DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA

Travelers can pick up the bacteria even during short visits and further spread the strains after returning home. International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study has revealed. The global spread of intestinal multidrug resistant gram-negative (MDR-GN) bacteria poses a serious threat to human health worldwide, with MDR clones of E.coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae threatening more antibiotic resistant infections around the world. Researchers monitored a…

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MAJOR CHALLENGES FOR ROBOTICS TO LOOK FORWARD IN 2021

MAJOR CHALLENGES FOR ROBOTICS TO LOOK FORWARD IN 2021

2021 would expand on robotic innovations, thus addressing certain unique barriers.Robotics is going to be one of the biggest improvements in how we live and work in the future. And that – is approaching very quickly. The next decade will be an incredibly interesting time to live through, with the potential to fully reshape science, healthcare, production, discovery and our everyday lives. As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced technology to greater heights, 2020 accelerated the use of robotics in all sectors, which enabled people to stay safe. 2021…

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WHATSAPP,FACEBOOK,TWITTER,INSTAGRAM SIGNAL & TELEGRAM FACE PROBLEMS AS INDIA ANNOUNCES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA RULES.

WHATSAPP,FACEBOOK,TWITTER,INSTAGRAM SIGNAL & TELEGRAM FACE PROBLEMS AS INDIA ANNOUNCES NEW SOCIAL MEDIA RULES.

India’s new social media regulations want social media apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram to identify the ‘first originator’. In cases where social media apps are being used to spread ‘mischief’, the government wants the ability to track down the instigators. Tracking the origin of messages may require apps offering privacy to break end-to-end encryption. To prevent the misuse of social media, the Union government on Thursday announced new rules that make it mandatory for platforms such as WhatsApp to aid the government in identifying the “originator” of certain messages containing unlawful…

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CHINA,INDIA, RUSSIA MUST STEP UP EFFORTS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS: US SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE JOHN KERRY

CHINA,INDIA, RUSSIA MUST STEP UP EFFORTS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS: US SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE JOHN KERRY

The world’s big emitting countries, including China, India, Russia and Japan need to “really step up” and begin to lower greenhouse gas emissions, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has said as he called on all nations to raise their ambition to fight against climate change. Kerry on Friday joined UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a special virtual event to mark the United States rejoining the Paris Agreement. The United Kingdom will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November this…

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Norway proposes to decriminalize recreational drug use

Norway proposes to decriminalize recreational drug use

Norway’s government on Friday proposed a bill aimed at decriminalising the possession and use of small amounts of narcotics, saying users should be offered treatment rather than face jail. “Decades of repression have taught us that punishment doesn’t work. On the contrary, punishment can make things worse,” Education Minister Guri Melby told a press conference. “Drug addicts need help, not punishment,” she added. Under the centre-right coalition government’s proposal, both possession and the use of small quantities of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, would no longer be punishable under…

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