Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table names new scientific director

The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table (SAT) has announced who will be it’s new scientific director. In a post on the Public Health Ontario website on Friday, the SAT said Dr. Fahad Razak will take over the role, effective May 9. Razak will replace Dr. Peter June, who said the SAT will be leaving Ontario … Read more

AB Science announced the continuation of the Phase 2 study

PRESS RELEASE POSITIVE RECOMMENDATION OF THE DATA AND SAFETY MONITORING BOARD TO CONTINUE THE PHASE 2 STUDY EVALUATING MACHINE IN COMBINATION WITH ISOQUERCET IN COVID-19 Paris, 28 April 2022, 8am CET AB Science SA (Euronext – FR0010557264 – AB) today announced the continuation of the Phase 2 study evaluating masitinib in combination with isoquercetin in … Read more

Rio’s Carnival parade is back, as street bands ache to party | entertainment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor Eduardo Paes on Wednesday ceremonially handed control of the city to King Momo, a ritual representing the upheaval of the status quo — but it remains to be seen how much post-pandemic partying is in store during the first Carnival in two years. Samba schools’ elaborate … Read more

History, facts and the future

mRNA vaccine technology is a field full of promise – as well as unanswered questions – for communities living with the burden of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases. Despite appearances, mRNA technology is not new. But ever since mRNA vaccines burst onto the global scene to take on COVID-19, a wealth of possibilities has … Read more

“An embarrassment to science and journalism” – The Argonaut

Science journalist Carl Zimmer spoke at the University of Idaho Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium this Wednesday. Zimmer is a regular columnist for The New York Times and has won a number of awards for his writing. With the dawn of the pandemic, much of Zimmer’s recent work has centered on COVID-19. “I’m in awe of viruses,” … Read more

COVID Breath Test: Fascinating Technology, Limited Potential?

April 15, 2022 – A first-of-its-kind test that detects a coronavirus in the breath can produce results in less than 3 minutes, but the real-world impact could be limited. The test, from InspectIR Systems, produces results faster than the 15 minutes needed for existing COVID-19 rapid tests – and represents a leap forward in testing … Read more

Business Highlights: Musk and Twitter, Ukraine’s economy

___ Tesla CEO Elon Musk won’t join Twitter’s board after all SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Billionaire Elon Musk, one of Twitter’s biggest shareholders, is reversing course and will no longer join the company’s board of directors, less than a week after being awarded a seat. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal announced the news, which followed a … Read more

Province’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table to be folded into Public Health Ontario

Amidst skyrocketing daily infections as the province enters a sixth wave of the pandemic, the independent COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, formed nearly two years ago to provide scientific advice to the province based on pandemic data, is being folded into the arm’s-length government agency Public Health Ontario. Leaders of the table say they believe the … Read more