After a much more contagious coronavirus variant was discovered in the U.K. in December, scientists at Pfizer and Moderna started to study whether their newly approved vaccines would still work against it. So far, it seems likely that the vaccines will still be effective. But new variants continue to be discovered, including one in California linked to large outbreaks and one in South Africa that initial studies show may be resistant to the antibodies created by earlier strains. … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
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If you’re unlucky enough to eat a salad contaminated with E. coli, it’s possible that you’ll never know the original source of the bug. After one recent outbreak of illnesses linked to leafy greens that ended in December, the CDC said that its investigation couldn’t identify the specific type or brand that had caused the problem. Even if a farm is flagged as the source, it often takes so long for the investigation to be completed that the lettuce isn’t recalled before consumers eat it. … [Read more...] about These invisible, edible biological tags help track down the cause of E. coli outbreaks
The six hours will cover the requisite double doses for the coronavirus vaccine with three hours per shot. While Chobani noted that vaccinations are not yet widely available, it said it’s “working very closely with state and local officials to advise our team about the opportunities to receive a vaccine.” … [Read more...] about Chobani offers workers paid time off to get coronavirus vaccines
While the new stimulus package agreed to by Congress does include a second round of stimulus checks, this time they will only be worth up to $600 per person instead of the $1,200 maximum value Americans received earlier in the year. Like with the CARES Act that was passed in March, the new stimulus package also includes supplemental weekly federal unemployment benefits, but this time those supplemental benefits are for $300 a week, instead of the previous $600 a week. … [Read more...] about Second stimulus checks will be worth $600: What you need to know
Joyscroll It’s important to stay informed, but constantly seeking out negative and distressing news—known as “doomscrolling”—can have a negative impact on your mental health. If you can’t do a media detox, seek out good news. Follow social media pages and websites that feed your mind with positive stories, useful information, and new information about your hobbies and passions. Apps such as Pocket and Flipboard let you choose areas of interest and serve up interesting stories. And limit your news intake to once or twice per day. … [Read more...] about Salvage your health resolutions with these 9 simple moves