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Fake vaccination certificates for India available on Telegram for $75 each: Check Point

Eco/Invest/Demography       Sep 15, 2021

New Delhi, Sept 16: Fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates and fake test results of 29 different countries, including India, are being sold on Telegram, a report by Check Point Research said on Thursday. According to the report, a fake vaccination certificate for India is available at...

Eating wild meat significantly increases zoonotic disease risk: UN report

UN:  The domestic consumption of meat from wild animals has significant impacts on most species protected under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), says a new report released on Wednesday, including increasing the risk of diseases spreading from animals...

Experts say sepsis will be more fatal than cancer and heart attack

Health       Sep 15, 2021

Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection, is likely to kill more people by 2050 than cancer and heart attacks due to irrational use of antibiotics, said doctors and health experts here. Sepsis is a syndromic response to infection and is frequently a final...

Yellen, Harris to push childcare investments as boost for overall economy

Washington: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Vice President Kamala Harris will urge Congress on Wednesday to back proposed spending on affordable childcare, armed with a new Treasury report that maps out big benefits such care offers the economy. Congress is considering a $3.5 trillion...

India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

Health, Pandemic, Risk Management, Technology       Sep 14, 2021

  New Delhi, Sept 15: India produced the largest amount of social media misinformation on COVID-19 due to the country's higher internet penetration rate, increasing social media consumption and users' lack of internet literacy, according to a new study. The study, "Prevalence and Source Analysis of...

Six feet distance may not be enough to prevent viral transmission indoors: Study

Health, Pandemic       Sep 14, 2021

Sept 15: The physical distancing of two meters -- about six and a half feet -- may not be enough to sufficiently prevent transmission of virus-carrying airborne aerosols indoors, according to a study. The results, published in the journal Sustainable Cities and Society, suggest that...

Woman accuses fertility doctor of secretly using own sperm

Health       Sep 14, 2021

A woman is suing a New York fertility doctor, claiming he used his own sperm to secretly impregnate multiple patients — something she said she discovered when DNA genealogy tests revealed she had at least nine half-siblings. The lawsuit was filed Saturday by the 35-year-old...

SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son

SoftBank CEO Son says smart robots can revitalise Japan growth, competitiveness

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Sep 14, 2021

  TOKYO, Sept 15: SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son on Wednesday said so-called smart robots can revitalise Japan's economy and competitiveness, doubling down on robotics just as the company's much-hyped "Pepper" robot prepares to bow out. Son, at the online SoftBank World 2021 conference,...

Novavax expects to make available at least 2 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2022

Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 14, 2021

  Vaccine developer Novavax Inc said on Friday at least 2 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine would be available in 2022. The company, which in June announced its vaccine was more than 90% effective in a late-stage U.S.-based clinical trial, said it was on track...

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