Marwa Elselehdar: ‘I was blamed for blocking the Suez Canal’ – BBC News

Marwa Elselehdar

News had broken about a huge container ship, the Ever Given, that had become wedged across the Suez Canal, bringing one of world’s major shipping routes to a halt. But as she checked her phone, online rumours were saying she was to blame. “I was shocked,” says Marwa, Egypt’s first female ship’s captain. At the time of the Suez blockage, Ms Elselehdar was working as a first mate, in command of the Aida IV, hundreds of miles away in Alexandria.

Source: Marwa Elselehdar: ‘I was blamed for blocking the Suez Canal’ – BBC News

Butantan (Brazil) se prepara para iniciar testes do soro anti-Covid em humanos | VEJA SÃO PAULO – Butantan Institute is preparing to start testing anti-Covid serum in humans as early as April.

Butantan Institute is preparing to start testing anti-Covid serum in humans as early as April. Next Monday (5), scientists are expected to meet to discuss the details of the testing. Last week, the National Health Surveillance Agency, Anvisa, gave endorsement for Butantan to start testing. The latest documents requested by the agency have already been delivered and observations on the study’s preparations are being adopted by the institute. In a note, Anvisa said that it is waiting for the sending of the “term of commitment”, which determines the realization of previous studies before testing the serum in the volunteers. The serum will be applied to adults newly infected with the coronavirus. Scientists must define the amount of doses that will be applied to each person and in which locations the tests will be carried out. In a report, Vejinha showed the backstage of the serum preparation. The medication follows the logic of sera against snake bites, a product that goes back to the origin of the institute. That is, it uses the plasma of horses infected with the virus, where antibodies to fight the disease exist.

Instituto Butantan se prepara para iniciar os testes do soro anti-Covid em humanos já em abril. Na próxima segunda-feira (5), cientistas devem se reunir para discutir os detalhes da testagem. Na semana passada, a Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, a Anvisa, deu aval para que o Butantan iniciasse os testes. Os últimos documentos requisitados pelo órgão já foram entregues e as observações aos preparativos do estudo estão sendo adotadas pelo instituto. Em nota, a Anvisa disse que aguarda o envio do “termo de compromisso”, que determina realização de estudos prévios antes de testar o soro nos voluntários.  O soro será aplicado em adultos recém-infectados com o coronavírus. Os cientistas devem definir a quantidade de doses que serão aplicadas em cada pessoa e em quais locais os testes serão realizados. Em reportagem, a Vejinha mostrou os bastidores da preparação do soro. A medicação segue a lógica dos soros contra picadas de cobra, um produto que remonta à origem do instituto. Ou seja, usa o plasma de cavalos infectados com o vírus, onde existem anticorpos de combate à doença.

Source: Butantan se prepara para iniciar testes do soro anti-Covid em humanos | VEJA SÃO PAULO

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” Soluços, lágrimas, olhos no chão “. Sensação de impotência “. É assim que a mulher que é vítima de violência, seja na ordem psicológica, sexual ou física se sente.
Veja, como alguém que admite passar por tudo isso é “simpatizante de Bolsonaro?” Um sujeito que incentiva a violência contra a mulher, pela forma grosseira de agir, falar, entre outras coisas. Não só, ele é exemplo de pessoa que faz com que curiosamente, se mire o retrocesso, ao invés da garantia do próprio direito. Há tempos atrás, Bolsonaro declarou publicamente frases grotescas que fere o direito de todas nós. Eu não vou repetir, até porque quem tem memória nesse país, lembra o quão bizarro é o abismo cometido por nosso presidente em relação a questão da violência contra mulher. Isso, sem falar em outras formas de restringir esse direito.
A maneira de como Bolsonaro fala, não demostrar respeito por…

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Those ‘Vaccine Passports’

Vaccinate and carry proof that you have been vaccinated – proves you care about others as well as yourself!

In Saner Thought

All the news these days is about trials, chaos and the pandemic…..

So let me talk about the pandemic…..

Smoldering in the background of the conspiracy world is the tale of the possible introduction of ‘vaccine passports’.

Confused?

A vaccine passport is proof that you’ve tested negative for or been protected against certain infections. It can be digital, like a phone app, or physical, such as a small paper card. You can carry it with you and show it if required, like before you go into the office, board an airplane, or visit a restaurant, movie theater, or gym.

Vaccine passports, which would allow people with immunity to Covid to prove they were at low risk of spreading the disease, are being investigated by companies and countries around the world. But the proposals have also raised fears among critics that they could underpin an oppressive digital ID system, and put…

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Why a Big Mining Project Could Wipe Out Rural Villages in Indonesia – Yale Environment 360…

for much deliberation

A mine tailings dam planned for a seismically unstable area of Sumatra’s rainforest would be at high risk of failure, experts warn. The dam’s collapse would be a disaster, they say, releasing a wall of slurry that would engulf and bury Indigenous villages and their inhabitants... Source: https://e360.yale.edu/features/mining-project-could-wipe-out-rural-villages-indonesia

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