The third issue is relapse of the infection. There have been reports of the coronavirus infecting an individual after he/she has already recovered from COVID-19 once. Hence, it is yet not certain if the antibodies developed against coronavirus for the first time are effective in fighting it off the next time. The notion has been emphasized by the World Health Organisation as well. With individual immunity not proven yet, Herd Immunity is shrouded with doubts. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
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direct air capture facilities are expensive; restoring forests can help, but isn’t necessarily a permanent form of carbon capture if forests later burn or trees are cut down. The nonprofit projects that olivine can be mined and brought to beaches at a cost of $10 per ton of carbon captured. Ocean waves naturally do the rest of the work. “That would be by far the cheapest permanent method of carbon capture,” he says. “And it’s also a way that’s very scalable, because once we’ve completed our experiments, we’ll have the blueprint, and we’ll be able to say to any government, any company in the world, here’s how you do it.” … [Read more...] about Ever been to a green sand beach? The newest geohack to fight climate change
Asked about limits to the Fed's crisis toolkit, for instance, Powell said there were few, noting that in fighting "an emergency of a nature we haven't really seen before ... we crossed a lot of red lines that had not been crossed before, and I am very comfortable that this is that situation where you do that." … [Read more...] about Fed’s Jerome Powell fears second coronavirus wave, reiterates crisis-fighting pledge
But don’t let the pundits and big platforms tell you this is a battle between politics and tech. It’s a battle between a handful of high-profile politicians and a handful of high-profile platforms. Tech is not a monolith. What’s good for Facebook isn’t necessarily good for innovation. Trump is only pursuing this issue out of ego and spite, but limiting the reach of the giant platforms may be exactly what we need to create the next generation of truly great social networks. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?
“Some people who are working may want to save their money because they don’t know when they may be laid off,” Monáe says. “This is an opportunity to give back to the community, to feed families, to hopefully release some stress.” … [Read more...] about Janelle Monáe fights COVID-19 food insecurity with #WondaLunch