August 2021 – News Round Up


07 Jul: The Origins of SARS-CoV-2: A Critical Review

08 Jul: From the front to the back of the queue: how Australia’s vaccine rollout unravelled

11 Jul: Woman, 90, dies after being infected with two COVID-19 variants

14 Jul: Thailand plans to mix Sinovac and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines. Critics say that’s risky

16 Jul: Surrey man pleads not guilty in terror case

21 Jul: India reports more than 4,300 deaths from Covid-linked ‘black fungus’ infection

22 Jul: China rejects WHO plan for study into Covid-19 origin

23 Jul: COVID-19: Eight-week gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses ‘a sweet spot’, study finds

23 Jul: Indonesia: Raging pandemic offers fertile ground for new variants

25 Jul: The YouTubers who blew the whistle on an anti-vax plot

25 Jul: Fauci: ‘We’re going in the wrong direction’ on Covid-19 cases

26 Jul: Australia’s sluggish vaccination figures aren’t all because of poor supply. Here’s what’s going wrong

26 Jul: China Is Building A Second Nuclear Missile Silo Field

27 Jul: Germany: Deadly blast hits Leverkusen chemical site

28 Jul: Theddlethorpe: Nuclear waste proposal for former gas terminal

28 Jul: Covid-19: The pandemic explored in maps and data

30 Jul: Texas Monkeypox Case Underscores Need for Better Surveillance

30 Jul: Aylesford ‘chemical leak’: Fifteen treated at Quarry Wood Industrial Estate

03 Aug: Russia’s Vaccine Diplomacy Is Mostly Smoke and Mirrors

04 Aug: China seals city as its worst virus outbreak in a year grows

06 Aug: Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country


14 Jul: Snake venom-based surgical “super glue” plugs bleeding in seconds

15 Jul: Scientists build tiny “virus traps” out of DNA origami

18 Jul: New long COVID studies warn we’re still in “uncharted territory”

19 Jul: A new way to treat chronic wounds 

19 Jul: New research studies to help diagnose and treat Long COVID funded by NIHR

20 Jul: 15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibetan glacier ice

21 Jul: Using snakes to monitor Fukushima radiation

22 Jul: Study suggests smartphone screens could detect toxins in water

22 Jul: Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19

26 Jul: After COVID-19 BioNTech turns its mRNA vaccine tech on malaria

27 Jul: Helion Energy’s next-gen fusion facility steps up pursuit of clean power

27 Jul: The hunt for an antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 at home

30 Jul: The fungus and bacteria tackling plastic waste

04 Aug: Using graphene foam to filter toxins from drinking water

06 Aug: COVID-19 vaccine tracker and landscape

06 Aug: This number could help end the pandemic