Published on Oct 12, 2020
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Co-founder of Dream Building Service Association Liu Yimenghan and former associate program officer of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa talk about the hunger problem on the continent and what efforts they have made to improve the situation.
By James Gallagher, Health and science correspondent
Published 28 minutes ago
A man in the United States has caught Covid twice, with the second infection becoming far more dangerous than the first, doctors report.
The 25-year-old needed hospital treatment after his lungs could not get enough oxygen into his body.
Reinfections remain rare and he has now recovered.
But the study in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, raises questions about how much immunity can be built up to the virus.
The man from Nevada had no known health problems or immune defects that would make him particularly vulnerable to Covid.
What happened when
- 25 March – First wave of symptoms, including sore throat, cough, headache, nausea and diarrhoea
- 18 April – He tests positive for the first time
- 27 April – Initial symptoms fully resolve
- 9 and 26 May – He tests negative for the virus on two occasions
- 28 May – He develops symptoms again, this time including fever, headache, dizziness, cough, nausea and diarrhoea
- 5 June – He tests positive for the second time, and is hypoxic (low blood oxygen) with shortness of breath
Scientists say the patient caught coronavirus twice, rather than the original infection becoming dormant and then bouncing back. A comparison of the genetic codes of the virus taken during each bout of symptoms showed they were too distinct to be caused by the same infection.
“Our findings signal that a previous infection may not necessarily protect against future infection,” said Dr Mark Pandori, from the University of Nevada.
“The possibility of reinfections could have significant implications for our understanding of Covid-19 immunity.”
thejuicemedia Sep 19, 2020
Ep. 15: In which I ask world-renowned intellectual, activist and political dissident Noam Chomsky about the unfolding trainwreck of the 2020 US election, the state of humanity, the breakdown of democracy, the rise of conspiracy theories, the prosecution of Julian Assange, the role of satire – and what helps to keep him going amidst all this…
Sep 19, 2020
Ep. 15: In which I ask world-renowned intellectual, activist and political dissident Noam Chomsky about the unfolding trainwreck of the 2020 US election, the state of humanity, the breakdown of democracy, the rise of conspiracy theories, the prosecution of Julian Assange, the role of satire – and what helps to keep him going amidst all this shitfuckery.
By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent
The German Research Vessel Polarstern has sailed back into its home port after completing a remarkable expedition to the Arctic Ocean.
The ship spent a year in the polar north, much of it with its engines turned off so it could simply drift in the sea-ice.
The point was to study the Arctic climate and how it is changing.
And expedition leader, Prof Markus Rex, returned with a warning. “The sea-ice is dying,” he said.
“The region is at risk. We were able to witness how the ice disappears and in areas where there should have been ice that was many metres thick, and even at the North Pole – that ice was gone,” the Alfred Wegener Institute scientist told a media conference in Bremerhaven on Monday.
May 28, 2018
The Australien Government has made an ad about its renewable energy policy, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative.
Oct 8, 2020
Watch and share this discussion between Herman Daly, founder of Ecological Economics, and Stuart Scott, the dedicated eco-warrior.
Our addiction to growth economics in the industrialized world continues to push us over the edge. Do we succumb to dejection and a different kind of denialism (that we can do anything about the situation), or do we respond with resolute action and the knowledge that it is our moral, ethical responsibility to do everything we can to change society’s direction. Look what Greta Thunberg did. One little girl moved mountains. Are we any less capable than she is?
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The current #Coronavirus #Pandemic has not stopped #ClimateChange, though it has completely eclipsed the long term threat with a short term but significant one. #Collapse is avoidable. #Doomsday is not written in stone. #Action is the only moral/ethical response to our predicament.