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Harbor porpoises on the decrease in the German North Sea

Harbor porpoises on the decrease in the German North Sea

IMAGE: Populations of harbor porpoises were surveyed from a plane view more  Credit: D. Nachtsheim The North Sea is a heavily trafficked area, with major shipping routes crossing its waters, and fisheries, offshore oil rigs, and wind farms populating its waves. All this activity inevitably has an effect on marine wildlife, and scientists are particularly interested…

Bill Gates and other world leaders praise India for quick vaccine production

Various global leaders such as tech genius Bill Gates and the Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus have congratulated India for its quick and decisive actions regarding the coronavirus vaccine. “It’s great to see India’s leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability as the world works to end the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bill…

PANDEMIC OVER? The Fairfax County Health Department’s administration office is closed up until Monday

PANDEMIC OVER? The Fairfax County Health Department’s administration office is closed up until Monday

They’re taking a vacation day during a pandemic?The supposedly vaccinating Fairfax County Health Dept. on Main St. is closed until Monday.— tylercowen (@tylercowen) January 1, 2021To be clear, this is an administration office and vaccines are still happening over the weekend:Clickbaity but misleading from @tylercowen. Main st office is admin, not vaccination site. Vaccines administered…

Toronto health-tech company Think Research study goes public as value nears $180-million

Toronto health-tech company Think Research study goes public as value nears $180-million

Toronto health-tech company Think Research Corp. became the latest Canadian scale-up to list on public markets Wednesday, as it tries to take advantage of investors’ growing appetite for virtual care with a blend of digital and physical offerings. Working with more than 2,800 health-care facilities across North America, Think Research applies the artificial-intelligence technique of…

China reports 24 new COVID cases vs 27 a day earlier

China reports 24 new COVID cases vs 27 a day earlier

Travellers wearing face masks push suitcases outside Beijing Railway Station following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, December 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas PeterSHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 29, down from 27 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Wednesday.The National Health…