Israel, on the other hand, is gearing up for large scale serology tests in order to gauge the proportion of population which has developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United States and other hard-hit nations, is readying a nationwide serological test of 100,000 citizens. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, director-general of Israel’s Health Ministry, said that if antibody tests show a sizable portion of the population has developed antibodies, that could mean Israel is on its way to “herd immunity” and would be well equipped to withstand further outbreaks. Meanwhile, studies have estimated the percentage of Israelis with antibodies range widely, from less than 1% to upward of 10%. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
These efforts are unrelated to the company’s Commercial Crew program, which includes a mission bound for the International Space Station. That mission, the first by a private company to carry astronauts into space, should still launch Saturday or Sunday, depending on the weather. … [Read more...] about SpaceX prototype explodes during a test in Texas
At this point, we are on the other side. Many parts of the world are figuring out how to reopen as safely as possible after being under quarantine due to COVID-19. For people who are actually emerging—because some places (such as New York City) are still on lockdown—it’s like when a butterfly emerges from a cocoon or the reverse. Without access to grooming, the gym, and generally being able to move around freely, people were left to their own devices, for better or worse. … [Read more...] about These hilarious memes reveal what we thought pre-quarantine versus our post-quarantine reality
The Americans star Noah Emmerich.) Standing in the way of Naird’s mission is Dr. Adrian Mallory (a prickly John Malkovich), whose measured approach to getting the Space Force up to code conflicts with Naird’s tunnel-vision quest to get “boots on the moon” by 2024. The rest of the cast is rounded out by an impressive menagerie of comedic talent, including many of Christopher Guest’s usual suspects, but Carell and Malkovich are front and center, piloting much of the show’s plot and its laughs. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ is not the show you think it’s going to be
700 'super spreaders' found coronavirus positive in a week in Ahmedabad Hacker Elliot Alderson tweets about Ahmedabad's decision to put COVID-19 patients' details on Google Maps Coronavirus pandemic | Police clash with crowds in Ahmedabad after stricter lockdown … [Read more...] about Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla dies in Ahmedabad, Gujarat CM tweets condolences