Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVIDtesting plunges

Testing for COVID-19 has plummeted across the globe, making it much tougher for scientists to track the course of the pandemic and spot new, worrisome viral mutants as they emerge and spread. Experts say testing has dropped by 70 to 90% worldwide from the first to the second quarter of this year the opposite of […]

Almost 400M COVID vaccine doses destroyed at EmergentBioSolutions facility: congressional report

Nearly 400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses were destroyed at Emergent BioSolutions’s facility in Baltimore due to the company’s “failure to meet or maintain quality standards,” a congressional report released on Tuesday said. According to the report, around 240 million doses were destroyed at the facility in late 2020 and early 2021 because of “poor quality […]

Up to 14M people could lose Medicaid coverage when health study

As many as 14.2 million people could lose Medicaid coverage when the Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 ends, a new analysis finds. The analysis from[1] the Kaiser Family Foundation projects that between 5.3 million and 14.2 million people could lose Medicaid when the Public Health Emergency ends. Under a coronavirus relief bill passed in 2020, […]

About 1M COVID deaths: A look at the US numbers Sports, Jobs

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, doors to a COVID-19 treatment unit at UW Health in Madison, Wis., are shown. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File) Doug Lambrecht was among the first of the roughly 1 million Americans to die from COVID-19. His demographic profile an older white male with chronic […]

The Promising Treatment for Long COVID We’re Not EvenTrying

Getty; Shuran Huang/The New York Times/Redux In the two years since she caught the coronavirus, 38-year-old Jessica McGovern has cycled through well over 100 drugs, supplements, and therapies to try to keep her long-COVID symptoms at bay. In almost all cases, she told me, the interventions were to no avail: Exhaustion, weakness, and aches still […]

Climate Activists Rally at the White House toDemand Action

WASHINGTON Environmental activists, distraught by the governments slow pace of action on climate change[1], amassed in front of the White House Saturday afternoon, calling on President Biden[2] and Congress to swiftly pass a climate bill that has been stalled in the Senate since December. The White House demonstration was one of dozens of Fight for […]

Twitter Says It’s Banning Ads That Deny Climate Change IsHappening

Twitter said on Friday it will ban ads that “contradict the scientific consensus” on climate change. It joins other tech companies like Meta and Google in pledging to block climate denial content. Critics have attacked these companies for not doing more to fight climate change deniers. Loading Something is loading. Twitter is the latest Silicon […]

How researchers say we can help fight climate change atmealtime

A new study from researchers in Finland, published Monday, found that diets that simply cut down on meat and dairy are nearly as climate-friendly as diets that rely on culture-grown meat and milk. Global agriculture and food systems, especially the production of meat and milk, accounted for 31% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, according […]

CNN’s Climate Correspondent On Climate Change, Making aDifference

For Bill Weir[1], chief climate correspondent for CNN and host of The Wonder List,[2] every day is Earth Day. In the latest episode of Friday Sessions co-host Gregory Scott Brown, MD, talked with him about the challenges of climate change as well as how he maintains hope. As Weir sees it, calling whats happening to […]

Earth given 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026| 790 KGMI

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years, teams of meteorologists across the globe predicted. With human-made climate change continuing, theres a 48% chance […]