The World Health Organization is passing the hat to assist Lebanon after last week's massive explosion in Beirut. HuffPost reports the WHO appealed for $76 million in aid on Wednesday, following the damage done to Lebanese hospitals, clinics, and medical supplies. HuffPost reports the blast put three hospitals out of operation and has left three others working at partial capacity.
World Health Organization officials on Wednesday warned that Lebanon's COVID-19 response plan has become more difficult to implement in the aftermath of the massive blast that rocked the capital Beirut.
Russia has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and it has been named 'Sputnik V'. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine was effective and said that one of his daughters had already been inoculated. The vaccine is administered in two doses and consists of two serotypes of a human adenovirus, each carrying an S-antigen of the new coronavirus, which enter human cells and produce an immune response. However, concerns have been raised from several quarters over the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Several countries including the US, Canada and Germany have raised questions over the vaccine and said that vaccine production is not a race. What makes matters murky is that the approval comes even before the start of a larger trial involving thousands of participants, commonly known as a Phase III trial. The World Health Organisation said any stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review. So why is the world sceptical about Russia's 'Sputnik V'? Watch this video to find out.
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A growing number of COVID-19 survivors often referred to as "long-haulers" — people who've been experiencing symptoms for months instead of the average of two weeks the World Health Organization (WHO) says is the usual span — have been sharing their personal experiences with the disease on social media. Oftentimes, they reveal that they're suffering from symptoms that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do not indicate as COVID-19 symptoms, like hair loss.
The pricey subscription service MasterClass is well known because of its aggressive advertising. However, not many people can afford to use it. But according to Gizmodo, that's just changed...sort of. MSCHF is a creative collective working in the in-between space of influencer/hype beast/ad agency/art without committing to any one of these areas. MSCHF has summarized each MasterClass and produced 'Welcome to masterWiki: stolen from MasterClass, republished as wikiHow.
Gizmodo reports nonprofit watchdog group American Oversight is suing the US Justice Department and five other agencies. The lawsuit concerns the deployment of federal police against protesters in Portland and other cities to counter Black Lives Matter protests. It accuses government officials of unlawfully withholding public records under the Freedom of Information Act.
David Hasselhoff's classic show, "Knight Rider", is coming back. Deadline reports James Wan is attached to produce a new film adaptation of Knight Rider. The film will be produced through his Atomic Monster production company and Spyglass Media. Plot details for this latest installment are being kept under wrap. Gizmodo reports the project will be a present-day take that will maintain the anti-establishment tone of the original.
A man’s encounter with COVID-19 likely led to him experiencing life-threatening catatonia. Gizmodo reports Swedish doctors say it erased days of his memory. The man was able to recover without serious brain damage thanks to prompt treatment. However, the doctors warn that the man’s case may highlight a never-before-seen form issue. We don't know the extent of neurological complications that can be caused by the coronavirus.
In yet another high-profile instance of cybersecurity crime, a Twitter user on Thursday leaked 20GB worth of confidential Intel documents. The Twitter user says they received the documents from an anonymous hacker, and the files had been stored on a file-sharing service. Gizmodo reports that according to the leaker, the folder contains classified information under NDA, or a non-disclosure agreement. What is unknown at this time is what the files actually reveal.
While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 relentlessly attacks the lungs of millions, there is one bit of bright news regarding deaths from lung cancer. UPI reports a new analysis reveals deaths from non-small cell lung cancer in the US declined by about 3% a year on average between 2006 and 2016. The number of Americans who died from the most common form of lung cancer dropped by 3.2% per year from 2006 through 2013. From 2013 through 2016, it dropped by 6.3% per year.
Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi festival are underway across nation. A lady in Maharashtra's Pune is using unique idea to impart idol making skills to children. Every year, Asmita Andre used to hold Ganesh idol making workshop for kids ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi. This year amid COVID-19 pandemic situation, Asmita decided to supply the idol making material through home delivery. Workshop items are getting delivered with a pamphlet and video link to make it easier for kids at home. The package includes terracotta clay, seeds, pamphlet etc.