Tag: Sciences/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...