Tag: COVID-19

Chronicles of the epic mission to deliver Covid vaccines to the world

The race to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine has been likened to a moonshot, but in several ways landing a man on the moon was easier. In his new book, “A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World” (MIT CTL Media, 2021), MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi recounts the […]

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Carbon nanotube-based sensor can detect SARS-CoV-2 proteins

Using specialized carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have designed a novel sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 without any antibodies, giving a result within minutes. Their new sensor is based on technology that can quickly generate rapid and accurate diagnostics, not just for Covid-19 but for future pandemics, the researchers say. “A rapid test means that you […]

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DeSantis Recruiting Anti-Vax Police Officers To Move To Florida Despite COVID-19 Being ‘Leading Killer Of Cops’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is recruiting police officers from around the country who may not be happy with immunization mandates in their respective cities. DeSantis announced that he plans to offer $5,000 bonuses to unvaccinated law enforcement personnel who relocate to Florida and join its police force. […]

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Ron DeSantis Wants to Give Unvaccinated Cops a Bonus to Come to Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference before newly appointed state Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo at Neo City Academy in Kissimmee, Florida. (Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. If you’re a cop who just lost your job because you refused […]

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Is the Pandemic Rewiring Kids’ Brains?

Kids’ difficulties today may affect their ability as adults to hold down jobs; they may get sick more easily and die younger. Some organizations are finding ways to provide mental health support to kids and their caregivers simultaneously. In Los Angeles, the mental health nonprofit Westside Infant-Family Network (WIN), which operates out of an office […]

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Is Covid Really to Blame for the Nursing Shortage?

As many as two-thirds of nurses, by some estimates, have said they’ve considered leaving their jobs over the past few months. Given the various horrors of the last year and a half, it’s easy to understand why: Stories of crowded city pandemic wards and medical staff sourcing their own personal protective equipment are impossible to […]

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Is Covid Really to Blame for the Nursing Shortage?

As many as two-thirds of nurses, by some estimates, have said they’ve considered leaving their jobs over the past few months. Given the various horrors of the last year and a half, it’s easy to understand why: Stories of crowded city pandemic wards and medical staff sourcing their own PPE are impossible to shake. In […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Are Using Facebook to Spread Sovereign Citizen Conspiracies

People protest the Los Angeles Unified School District’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021.(Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. […]

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Innovating delivery of financial services for Asian banks

The MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node recently hosted its annual fintech entrepreneurship program, called MIT Entrepreneurship and Fintech Integrator (MEFTI). Designed for student innovators from MIT and Hong Kong, the program offers a real-world lens into Asia’s burgeoning financial services sector. Program partners this year included the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, DBS Bank, and WeBank, […]

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Red America’s Compassion Fatigue: A Report From Mobile, Alabama

Delta patients, it seemed, needed ICU-level care from the moment they entered the emergency room, said Tomlinson. Staff worried about the hospital’s oxygen supply, and whether the building’s infrastructure could handle running so many breathing machines at once. As soon as a Covid-19 ward was set up, it would fill, Tomlinson said. In one single […]

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You’ve Gotta Be Stupid AF to Get Suspended by the NHL for a Fake Vaccination Card, and Evander Kane Is Stupid AF

Evander Kane Suspended 21 Games for Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Card Advertisement “I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization, and all Sharks fans for violating the NHL COVID protocols,” Kane said in a statement that was released by the NHLPA. “I made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take […]

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You’re Going to Be Able to ‘Mix and Match’ Booster Shots Now

A patient receives his booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine during an Oakland County Health Department vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion on August 24, 2021 in Southfield, Michigan. (Emily Elconin/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The Food and Drug Administration is planning to officially […]

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Country Musician Travis Tritt Is Refusing To Play At Venues With Covid-19 Restrictions In Place

Country musician Travis Tritt wants to make his stance on performing shows during Covid-19 known — he’s against any and all protections that keep his fans and crew safe from the disease. In a statement released today, Tritt announced that he was canceling shows at any venues that had restrictions in place regarding vaccination status, […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Are Using Colin Powell’s Death To Justify False Claims About The Vaccine

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Paul Morigi / Getty Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died Monday morning of complications from COVID-19. The 84-year-old 4-star-general was fully vaccinated, but his COVID-19 infection seemed to be a breakthrough case. His family released a statement on Facebook thanking the medical staff at Walter Reed Medical Center for treating […]

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RIP: Colin Powell, The First Black Secretary Of State And Ex-Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chair, Dies Of COVID-19

NewsOne Featured Video Colin Powell, a true patriot who defended the United States as a 4-star general before continuing to serve his country as the first Black Secretary of State, has died following a battle with COVID-19. He died Monday morning at the age of 84. His family announced the death in a Facebook post […]

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Service Workers Are Now Frontline Public Health Enforcers

Service work, like all work, has changed during the pandemic in ways both dramatic and mundane. When indoor dining shut down, bartenders became waitstaff for hastily built outdoor venues. (“We got the smallest taste of what people deal with, as far as the rudeness and entitlement and disregard for our safety,” said Zoë Beery, who […]

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The Republican War on Vaccine Mandates Will Not End Well for Them

Democrats have struggled to regain control of the narrative, in part because they have spent most of the summer griping over a bill that has little to do with the pandemic, at least not directly. The Build Back Better Act and its accompanying infrastructure bill were designed for a post-Covid world that hasn’t yet materialized; […]

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Anti-Vax GOP Candidate Ignorantly Compares Kyrie Irving’s Vaccine Hesitancy To Magic Johnson’s HIV

NewsOne Featured Video Obviously, the worst thing about anti-vaxxers is that they are dangerous to the collective health of the general public, especially during an ongoing global pandemic. But it’s the pseudo-intellectualism and anti-intellectualism that make them insufferably annoying. It’s also the hubris in how they appear to believe they’re taking a stand against government […]

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Smokey Robinson’s Battle To Get His Voice Back After Contracting COVID-19 Was ‘One Of His Most Frightening Fights’

Source: Scott Dudelson / Getty Smokey Robinson is one of the iconic singer-songwriters of his generation but in his words, he nearly died after being contracting COVID-19 in 2020. The 81-year-old Robinson said it was “touch and go” after he came down with COVID in December 2020 and was hospitalized, losing his voice and making […]

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Candace Owens Suggests ‘Extremely Overweight’ People Lack Moral ‘Authority’ To Promote Vaccine

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Jason Davis / Getty In her deplorable, ongoing quest to invalidate the COVID-19 vaccine, America’s pre-eminent expert in personifying all things anti-Blackness has continued to one-up each failed attempt at logic with a desperate reach more expansive than the last. And Sunday night was no exception when Candace Owens — yes, […]

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Welcome to the New Era of Vaccine Acceleration

If we have learned anything about controlling epidemics in the past year, it’s that it’s very difficult to halt the spread of disease with vaccines alone—especially when they first appear. As the vaccines are endorsed, financed, and rolled out, other prevention strategies are key for controlling the illness. “Insecticide-treated bed nets—that’s what has made the […]

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Men Who Spent 29 Days Lost at Sea Say It Was a Nice Break From the Pandemic

The two men were thrown far off course when they hit a patch of rough weather in their small, 60 horsepower motorboat. Photo by by wildestanimal, via Getty Images Two men who spent 29 days lost at sea in the South Pacific were rescued some 400 kilometres from their point of origin earlier this month – having drifted […]

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Anti-Vaxxer Allen West Says He Has ‘COVID Pneumonia’ But That It’s ‘Not Serious’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Michele Sandberg / Getty Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West is downplaying his admitted case of “COVID pneumonia” despite being hospitalized for it on Saturday night. The ultra-conservative Republican who has not endorsed the COVID-19 vaccine tweeted about his medical status and tried to put a positive spin on what sounded like […]

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NHL Player Being Investigated For Allegedly Using A Fake Vaccine Card

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Icon Sportswire / Getty UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. ET, Oct. 7, 2021 Originally Published 9:00 a.m. Aug. 16, 2021 NHL forward  Evander Kane is under investigation for allegedly using a fake COVID-19 vaccine card. According to AP News, a source told the publication that the league investing whether Kane submitted a fake […]

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Watch a Beverly Hills Anti-Vaxxer Scream at School Kids Vaccines Are ‘Rape’

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A group of militant anti-vaccine activists protested children walking to school in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, with one notorious anti-vaxxer screaming, “They’re trying […]

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Idaho’s MAGA Lt. Governor Just Tried to Seize Power, Again

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin speaks during a mask burning event at the Idaho Statehouse on March 6, 2021 in Boise, Idaho. Citizens and politicians gathered in at least 20 cities across the state to protest COVID-19 restrictions. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Nothing to […]

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