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Scientists identify new “Mexican variant” similar to Alpha variant

The UK's Alpha variant became one of the most highly transmitted forms of the virus, which led to other variants mutating into existence - now, scientists are picking up on the beginnings of a "Mexican variant", yet to be named under the WHO system.
nuclear weapons on climate

Modelling Armageddon: The effects of nuclear weapons on climate

Owen B. Toon, Alan Robock & Richard P. Turco turn our thoughts towards modelling Armageddon in terms of the effects of nuclear weapons on climate.
hospital mortality

Changes in hospital mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers have published the most comprehensive study of COVID-19 hospital mortality rates in the United States.
COVID-19 conspiracy

Social media users more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories

A study by Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) researchers has found that users of conservative and social media are more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories.
childhood vaccinations

More than 25% of children have not received childhood vaccinations

According to new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, more than a quarter of American children had not received common childhood vaccinations in 2018.
the HPV vaccine

Only 16% of men received HPV vaccine

Researchers from Michigan Medicine have found that only 16% of men had received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine.
HIV patients in latin america, living with HIV

Life expectancy is up for HIV patients in Latin America

Researchers studied over 30,688 HIV patients across seven Latin American countries - finding that life expectancy has dramatically increased over a period of 14 years.
CUI classification

Five steps towards effective CUI classification

Adam Strange, Global Marketing Director at Titus, by HelpSystems, talks us through the 5 steps towards effective CUI classification.
willing to get vaccinated

84% of young people willing to get vaccinated

Data from a MyVoice national survey has found that the percentage of young people who say they're willing to get vaccinated has risen to 84%.
STI prevention, STI

Why does the U.S. need an STI National Strategic Plan?

Open Access Government discusses STI prevention in the U.S., and the benefits and priorities of the STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025.
U.S. Astronomical sciences

U.S. Astronomical Sciences: Ensuring scientific excellence for all

Open Access Government discusses how the U.S. NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences continues to break boundaries in research and discovery, yet remains conscious of its social and environmental impact The National Science Foundations’ (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) continues to fulfil its mission of supporting forefront research in ground-based...
advancement of science

Advancing science and serving society in the U.S.

Open Access Government explores the work of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and how the organisation continues to ensure that all of society benefit from scientific innovation.
cybersecurity protections

Smart cities are only as smart as their cybersecurity protections

Adrian Crawley, VP of Synack’s EMEA region, looks at the challenges ‘green’ measures place on cybersecurity protections, vehicle safety, data, city planning, personal information and payments and how a collaborative approach is needed to overcome them.

When the Venezuelan refugee crisis collides with a viral pandemic

Nishat spoke to Laura Fatio, co-founder of Refúgio 343, who discusses her work to support the Venezuelan refugee crisis in Brazil and how COVID changed things.
US transportation

What challenges lie ahead for Biden’s aim to decarbonise US transportation?

Dr Gavin Bailey and Sydnee Grushack from Eunomia explore the challenges that the Biden administration faces as it looks to make the US transportation system more sustainable.
education inequality, o-lab

The app going up against centuries of education inequality

Nishat spoke to Tania Rosas who launched O-lab, the app created to fight education inequality for Indigenous students.
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Third of Americans say they are unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine

A new study by the University of California, Davis has found that a third of Americans are either unlikely or hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
Drug prices

Drug prices in the U.S. are 2.56 times higher

Prescription drug prices in the United States are 2.56 times higher than in other countries, according to a new RAND Corporation report.
UK bans flights, latin

UK bans flights from Latin American countries over Brazilian mutation

The UK has banned Latin American countries and Portugal from travelling to the UK as of today (15 January), over increasing fears about the Brazilian COVID-19 mutations.
COVID-19 superspreaders

College campuses at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders in U.S.

College campuses in the U.S are at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders for their entire county, according to a new study.

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