Tag: humanities

WHO declared a pandemic one year ago today

One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, more than 118 million cases of the coronavirus-borne illness have been confirmed around...

Worldwide chip shortage expected to last into next year, and that’s good news for semiconductor stocks

A global shortage of semiconductors has pushed chip stocks to record highs, and analysts expect that chips will continue to be in short supply at...

AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce spread by 67% — and protection remains over 3-month dosage gap

A single dose of the AstraZeneca AZN, -0.88% COVID-19 vaccine offers 76% protection for up to three months after the first injection and appears to...

Opinion: GameStop’s stock surge and QAnon couldn’t seem more different — yet they have this trait in common

When former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger compared the short squeeze of GameStop’s stock to the recent storming of the U.S. Capitol, she was mostly referring...

Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine appears to protect against U.K. and South African COVID-19 strains, study finds

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech appears to provide protection against the new highly contagious U.K. and South African variants, according to a...

Rockefeller Foundation built on a fossil-fuel fortune becomes largest philanthropist to shun oil investments

The Rockefeller Foundation, a 107-year-old philanthropy built by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, says it will completely break with the fossil-fuel industry that seeded its...

An autoimmune-like antibody response is linked with severe COVID-19

AFP via Getty Images In the earliest days of the pandemic, many immunologists, including me, assumed that patients who produced high quantities of antibodies early...

Biotechnology experts who understand both science and investing are skeptical of the stock market’s strength

Well, maybe just enough to be dangerous, as the saying goes. While investors have driven a rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.90%,...

Giant ‘murder hornet’ is in U.S. to stay, will eventually reach East Coast, experts say

It’s not a matter of if but when the “murder hornet’’ will hit the East Coast, experts warned The Post on Sunday. The deadly meat-eating...

‘We have to open our country again’: Can President Trump save the U.S. economy from coronavirus and save lives?

How do you strike a balance between the country’s economic life and actual human life? New York City remains Ground Zero for coronavirus. As a...

Your DIY mask makes a difference against coronavirus — here’s what science tells us

With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public...

Should all Americans be wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus? The CDC now says yes

Back when there were only few confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health...