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FDA approves the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with an efficacy of 86%, as the next to be rolled out across the US.
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The Californian COVID mutation is more infectious

The Californian COVID mutation appears to be as infectious as the UK or South African mutations - but does it have the potential to be more deadly?
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FDA reveals that Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 86% effective

New documents from the FDA show that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine appears to be 86% effective against COVID-19 - signalling that it will soon be approved in the US.
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Scientists suggest that former President Trump caused 461,000 excess deaths

The Lancet report is out today (11 February), which suggests that former President Trump's policymaking created an excess of "461,100 deaths" - before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States.
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ICE enforcement keeps immigrant mothers from prenatal care

According to research by Duke University, immigrant mothers are increasingly worried about attending prenatal care appointments due to the possibility of a surprise ICE visit - seen in a significant decline in birthweight.
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Medicaid expansion improves pregnancy outcomes for low-income women

A professor describes severe maternal morbidity in low-income women as a public health crisis - now, Medicaid expansion seems to be improving pregnancy outcomes.
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President Biden signs bundle of executive orders on climate change

Yesterday, President Biden signed a slew of executive orders on climate change, describing the new proposals as a way to fight an "existential threat".
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Chinese tech: Who really has the keys to your access control system?

Despina Stamatelos at Genetec discusses tensions between China and western liberal democracies, illustrating how this impacts cyber security - do you know who has the keys to your access control system?
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When COVID-19 hits a community that survived genocide

Nishat had a conversation with founder of The Lotus Flower, Taban Shoresh, who started this organisation after surviving ISIS in her homeland of Kurdistan, Iraq.
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US Supreme Court makes abortion pill access more difficult

The Trump administration issued a request to the Supreme Court for abortion pill access to undergo restrictions - meaning that patients will have to pickup the drug in person, during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Community initiative delivers 14,000 COVID-19 tests to Latinx workers

Unidos En Salud organisers have now provided COVID-19 testing to 14,000 people, targeting Latinx workers - one of the most hard-hit communities in San Francisco.
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January 2021 North America Analysis

In the January 2021 edition of North America Analysis, we hear from Robert B Stone and Jordan M Berg, of the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Division at the U.S. National Science Foundation, who explore precisely how engineering research improves people’s lives.
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UK approves Moderna COVID vaccine for use

The approval of the Moderna COVID vaccine in the UK comes 2 days after European medical regulators, but not a moment too soon - the death toll continues to climb, standing at 78,508 currently.
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Tech giants froze President Trump’s accounts as extremists broke into Senate

Twitter and Facebook froze President Donald Trump's accounts to discourage the extremists who broke into the Capitol Building - but was it too little, too late?
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How digital identities can help manage misinformation

Stephen Ritter, Chief Technology Officer at Mitek, discusses how digital identities can play into the world of fake news and misinformation.
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Dr Elica M. Moss: Changing the landscape of microbiology

Here, we interview Dr Elica M. Moss, a Research Assistant Professor in Environmental Health and Environmental Toxicology at the Alabama A&M University.
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Research shows that police militarisation does not reduce crime

In the 2020 summer of Black Lives Matter protests, police militarisation was everywhere, with tanks rolling in the streets, officers dressed in full combat gear and armed with automatic weaponry - the question is, does it help to control crime?
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Amazon continues to ignore worker’s rights for Black Friday

Amnesty International released an investigative report into the company's treatment of workers in the US, France, Poland and the UK - finding violations of worker's rights for Black Friday and beyond.
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US healthcare workers could get Pfizer vaccine in December

Today (20 November) Pfizer and BioNTech are sending their drug for approval to the FDA, meaning that the most vulnerable Americans could get the vaccine in December.
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Delirium could be a sign of COVID-19 in asymptomatic older patients

Asymptomatic older patients of COVID-19 are one of the most difficult to identify - now, researchers find that delirium could be an indicator of the virus

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