Antarctica has its 1st COVID-19 outbreak

The first COVID-19 cases have been reported in Antarctica, meaning the disease has now spread to every continent in the world. On Tuesday (Dec. 22), Chilean officials reported an outbreak of 36 COVID-19 cases at the Chilean research base General Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme on the Antarctic Peninsula, according to the BBC. Of these, 26 cases […]

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The coronavirus uses spike proteins (seen on its surface here) to invade human cells.

Refresh 2020-12-08T18:47:58.897Z 90-year-old woman in the UK receives first dose of Pfizer vaccine, FDA review confirms vaccine is safe and effective A 90-year-old woman (who will turn 91 next week) became the first in the world to be given Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine outside of clinical trials, according to the BBC. Margaret Keenan, who is originally […]

Belgium announces measures for bird flu outbreak

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Belgium has detected an outbreak of bird flu, leading authorities to order all poultry farmers and individual bird owners to keep the animals confined, the country’s food safety agency AFSCA said Saturday. Avian influenza has recently spread to western Europe after outbreaks in Russia and Kazakhstan this summer. “Three wild birds […]

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Refresh 2020-10-09T16:07:18.839Z CDC report finds 1 in 4 Americans don’t wash their hands when they should A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that 1 in 4 Americans don’t wash their hands when they need to, such as after blowing their nose, even amid the pandemic. The report examined […]