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Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 Technical Lead, WHO Health Emergency Program said
And actually everywhere where we have a good order, this variant is detected, so that globally circulated at this time first appeared, first reported, in South Africa and Botswana. And in these countries, Delta circulated at low levels, so Omicron took over quickly in terms of circulating circulation.
Should kids need parental consent to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what the research says.
Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorizations for a COVID-19 vaccine for children this year, polls have shown that a portion of parents are hesitant about vaccinating their children, even though studies have shown that the vaccines are safe and effective.
Asian Youth Demand Real Climate Action.
Philippines In the lead up to COP26 in the Philippines on the 27th of October, activists from 350 Pilipinas performed a traditional dragon and lion dance in front of the Chinese Embassy in Manila as a means of rallying for Asian-led leadership at the climate talks. The dance is usually performed during festive occasions and symbolizes a call for renewal — a fitting tone for the beginning of the climate talks where climate activists and civil society organizations demanded strong leadership and the signal of a new era of action from their governments.
Will omicron - the new coronavirus variant of concern - be more contagious than delta?
The omicron variant has 50 mutations overall, with 32 mutations on the spike protein alone. The spike protein - which forms protruding knobs on the outside of the SARS-CoV-2 virus - helps the virus adhere to cells so that it can gain entry. It is also the protein that all three vaccines currently available in the U.S. use to induce protective antibodies. For comparison, the delta variant has nine mutations. The larger number of mutations in the omicron variant may mean that it could be more transmissible and/or better at evading immune protection - a prospect that is very concerning.
Learning from Similar Past Cases.
Another step towards making a more informed decision is to learn from similar cases in the past. Like many countries, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and China have all had experience using aggressive emergency procedures in response to pandemic threats, with varying degrees of success.
Learning to Lead in Higher Education During Times of Uncertainty
Global higher education — like many other sectors — is at a pivotal moment, experiencing a time of rapid change and uncertainty. There is a need to shape the future quickly, to repurpose and reinvent. In addition, the advancement of digitalization and technologies has opened new ways of learning and accessing knowledge.
Internet Society Foundation Announces Innovation Grants to Address Connectivity Gap
The Internet Society Foundation (www.ISOCFoundation.org) has launched a new grant program to advance Internet access and connectivity around the world. Known as the BOLT program, these grants aim to support teams of creatives, technologists, researchers, and social/cultural workers to develop solutions to Internet connectivity, particularly among communities where current technologies are unavailable or inaccessible. US$200,000 grants will be awarded to organizations for projects lasting up to 12 months.
World Food Safety Day 2021.
World Food Safety Day (WFSD) observed on 7 June 2021 aims to attract attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contribute to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.
FIFA and Qatar invite MAs to discuss human rights with international experts ahead of FIFA World Cup.
FIFA (www.FIFA.com) held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations to discuss workers’ welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection to the country’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022™.