Prof. John William Frank of the University of Edinburgh says we should be extra cautious and stop the global distribution of 5G networks until safety is confirmed. He says 5G networks emit high radiofrequency electromagnetic fields that may affect your health but it has no association with the spread of COVID.
A single dose of Johnson & Johnson has shown a strong, promising result in an early stage of trials. The experimental vaccine helped in developing an immune response in all 805 participants of the trials with just a single shot of the vaccine. However, experts said they have to confirm it after late-stage trials.
President-elect Joe Biden revealed his plans for economic rescue from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The plan, called American Rescue Plan, may cost around $1.9 trillion. Biden also said he plans to boost the vaccination plan by launching community and mobile vaccination centers in remote areas.
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said the world will have to live with COVID forever. During a panel discussion at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, he said COVID is likely to become endemic and the virus is not going away. He said we probably have to live with the virus forever.
Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has tested positive for COVID-19, the infection caused by SARS-CoV-2. It is believed that the gorillas might have contracted the infection through a staff member who has been tested positive for COVID and has been in close contact with the animals.
Scientists have been expressing concerns over the last week’s Capitol Hill violence, fearing that it could be a super-spreading event given the fact that the number of COVID cases has been increasing in the nation. They said the rioters were shouting for longer periods, giving the opportunity for the virus to spread.