New Vaccine Could Offer Protection Against A Wide Range Of Coronaviruses | LAist

Instead, Cal Tech scientists are using a mosaic nanoparticle with pieces of spiked proteins from eight coronaviruses to trigger the immune system, making cross-protective antibodies capable of fighting off multiple viruses.

Lead researcher Pamela Bjorkman said testing in monkeys and mice produced a broad immune response, even protecting against a coronavirus that was not in the eight included in the nanoparticle vaccine.

 

Source: New Vaccine Could Offer Protection Against A Wide Range Of Coronaviruses | LAist

Windjammerparade Juni 2022

Senioren um die Welt

Die Windjammerparade ist ein ganz besonderes Highlight der Kieler Woche, sie findet seit 1998 jedes Jahr am letzten Wochenende im Juni statt. Sie gilt als maritimer Höhepunkt, an der mehr als 100 Groß- und Traditionssegler, historische Dampfschiffe sowie Hunderte von Segelyachten teilnehmen. Die Windjammerparade zieht immer zehntausende Zuschauer an das West- und Ostufer der Kieler Förde. In den Jahren 2020 und 2021 wurde die Windjammerparade bedingt durch die Coronaviruspandemie allerdings nicht wie üblich Ende Juni, sondern jeweils Anfang September veranstaltet. Dieses Jahr fand sie wieder wie früher in der letzten Juniwoche statt.


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My Daughter Ran. My Father Was Shot. I’ll Never Forget the Strangers Who Helped Us. – Mother Jones

My nine-year-old daughter got up and ran, and my dad stood up. At that point, he got hit in the shoulder with—we still don’t actually know what’s in there, some type of either shrapnel or debris. We don’t know if it was something that was from the bullet itself or something that bullet hit and then shot up from the ground, like a piece of concrete. So we all started looking for cover. My daughter ran away, I’m trying to get my dad to get down. He was a little too far away for me to get there without going through an open space. The person next to him helped him get to the ground. My dad is 89, and he can get down on the ground but is a little bit slower.

I didn’t know where my daughter ran off to. She later told me she found a hiding spot and then, immediately after, found my sister. They started running back to my mom’s house. I can never thank my sister enough for taking my daughter back.

 

Source: My Daughter Ran. My Father Was Shot. I’ll Never Forget the Strangers Who Helped Us. – Mother Jones

New York Republican drops out of state Senate race — and quits the GOP – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

“I cannot stand with party leaders who double down in their support of the NRA after yet another mass shooting; who applaud the decision to take away a woman’s right to choose and who encourage the elimination of LGBQ rights; and who still believe that Donald Trump is their president,” wrote Giambra in his explanation for why he is changing his party affiliation.

Source: New York Republican drops out of state Senate race — and quits the GOP – Raw Story – Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Global monkeypox cases top 6,000, WHO says | CIDRAP

“Testing remains a challenge, and it’s highly probable that there are a significant number of cases not being picked up,” he warned during a speech. “I plan to reconvene the Emergency Committee so they are updated on the current epidemiology and evolution of the outbreak, and implementation of counter measures.”

The committee will reconvene on Jul 18 or sooner. During a meeting last week, the WHO experts decided the outbreak does not yet warrant a public health emergency of international concern.

Yesterday the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO released a new toolkit aimed at event organizers who wish to minimize the spread of monkeypox at large gatherings.

“Mass gatherings do not amplify transmission by themselves—it is the behaviour during events that matters. As events may be a conducive environment for the transmission of monkeypox if they entail close, prolonged, and frequent interactions, especially sexual activity, targeting at-risk behaviour can help reduce the spread of monkeypox,” the ECDC said.

Source: Global monkeypox cases top 6,000, WHO says | CIDRAP

Masks matter for more than mandates – Virology Down Under

  • Wear a good mask well – reduce the particles you inhale. Masks matter.
  • Don’t spend long inside crowded stuffy spaces – limited time = limited dose
  • Advocate for cleaner air. The purity of our air is as important to our health as the cleanliness of our food and water

Source: Masks matter for more than mandates – Virology Down Under