November 2021 – News Round Up

News:

01 Nov: Wrexham: Bird flu confirmed among poultry and wild birds

02 Nov: Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ contaminate US tap water

03 Nov: ‘Beyond control’ Bird flu outbreak hits UK – Immediate prevention zone imposed nationwide

03 Nov: Covid: Hard months to come in pandemic for UK, says Van-Tam

04 Nov: UK grants world-first approval to Covid-19 pill Molnupiravir

04 Nov: WHO warns that Europe is once again at the epicentre of the Covid pandemic  

08 Nov: Majority of Americans believe at least some form of COVID misinformation

09 Nov: Bird flu outbreak at farm near Alcester

09 Nov: How much nuclear power does the UK use and is it safe?

10 Nov: Pet dog contracts Covid in first confirmed case in UK

15 Nov: Wrexham vaccine plant: Fake bomb ‘had defendant’s address inside’

17 Nov: Iran nuclear crisis in 300 words

17 Nov: ‘Hidden pandemic’: Experts warn of surge in antibiotic-resistance infections after COVID

17 Nov: Record number of cyber incidents mitigated as NCSC protects vaccine rollout

18 Nov: Germany imposes new Covid-19 measures on unvaccinated amid surge in cases

19 Nov: Covid: UK government wasn’t ready for pandemic, report finds

19 Nov: Austria infuriates many with full lockdown as Germany warns it may follow suit

20 Nov: WHO says it is very worried about Covid surge in Europe

24 Nov: Man sentenced for sending bomb hoax to UK vaccine plant and Wuhan lab

26 Nov: Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs

26 Nov: Classification of Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern

27 Nov: Omicron: How worried should we be about the new Covid variant?

27 Nov: Omicron variant unlikely to reboot Covid in UK, expert says

27 Nov: The W.H.O. skips forward two Greek letters, avoiding a Xi variant

28 Nov: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?

29 Nov: How Britain protects its nuclear material

29 Nov: UK and Israel pledge to stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons

29 Nov: Infographic: How Omicron compares with other COVID variants

30 Nov: Omicron: Couple arrested in Netherlands after escaping COVID hotel quarantine

 

Technology:

01 Nov: Novavax COVID-19 vaccine gets first authorization; expects more within weeks, CEO says

03 Nov: Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes

03 Nov: Breakthrough Infection Study Compares Decline in Vaccine Effectiveness and Consequences for Mortality

04 Nov Penn Researchers Show ‘Encrypted’ Peptides Could be Wellspring of Natural Antibiotics

06 Nov: Experimental Pfizer pill prevents Covid hospitalizations and deaths

10 Nov: Going for gold to reduce antibiotic resistance

15 Nov: Advanced wound dressings to change how burns are treated

15 Nov: Boosters give over 90% protection against symptomatic COVID-19 in adults over 50

17 Nov: Novel Lyme vaccine shows promise

19 Nov: The small nuclear power plants billed as an energy fix

23 Nov: Ultrashort-pulse lasers kill bacterial superbugs, spores

26 Nov: Promising COVID-19 pill is less effective than initially reported

29 Nov: Thermo Fisher says its COVID-19 tests accurately detects Omicron variant