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The Voxel by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Crafted by a group of students at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the Voxel offers an eco-friendly space that is equipped for 14 days of self-confinement.
2 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 16 April 2021
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 519 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 15 April 2021. Two were positive.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them
Delta's seat blocking policy ends on May 1. It cost the airline up to $150 million in potential revenue for March alone as more Americans fly.
Pregnant women in UK given green light to have Covid jab
Bereaved families welcome decision to offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, based on age and clinical risk
All Covid symptoms you need to know about after four new ones detected in study
Experts say people in the UK should be vigilant for four more suspected coronavirus symptoms - - on top of the 'classic three' of a persistent cough, loss of sense of taste and smell, or fever
Eating cheese and red wine can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's, study claims
Researchers from Iowa State University have revealed that drinking red wine and eating cheese can help to reduce cognitive decline
Pfizer CEO says third COVID jab 'likely' needed within 12 months
Authorities in the US and the EU have already started planning for such an eventuality.
Challenge or Opportunity? How China's Digital Silk Road May Change Global Technology Order
Besides challenging the US' Big Tech dominance across the world, the Beijing-led Digital Silk Road initiative provides its customers with vast opportunities through competitively priced digital products and services.
China's Coronavac 80% Effective At Preventing Covid Deaths: Chile Results
"These figures should convey peace of mind to the country," Health Minister Enrique Paris told journalists as he announced the outcome of two months' of vaccination in Chile, in February and March.
Japan Prime Minister Biden's First Guest With Push On 5G, Climate, China
Opening his visit by meeting Vice President Kamala Harris, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga echoed Biden's language in saying the nations' relationship is "connected by universal values such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law."
US Announces $1.7 Billion To Fight Covid Variants
The funding comes from a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package passed last month and will help the United States come up to speed on genomic surveillance, an area in which it has lagged behind badly relative to other advanced countries.
Norway's public health institute recommends axing AstraZeneca jab
It comes a day after Denmark became the first country in Europe to abandon the jab over links with very rare blood clots.
UK Finds 77 Cases Of COVID-19 Variant First Found In India
COVID-19 UK: The B.1.617 strain's mutations are feared to make the variant spread faster and partially evade immunity. The variant is believed to be largely responsible for India's current second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with infec...
This is how much you could get paid to visit Malta this summer
The Mediterranean island is working with hotels to provide some serious discounts as part of its COVID recovery.
EU May Not Renew AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Contract: French Minister
No final EU decision had been taken, French Industry Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher told RMC radio, but "it is highly probable" that no further AstraZeneca doses would be ordered.
Pfizer says third dose of vaccine is "probably" necessary
As of yet, it is unknown for how long Pfizer vaccines protect against COVID-19, given the short-lived path of this product.
What has governments so concerned about the Brazilian coronavirus variant?
Several countries, including France, have suspended flights to and from Brazil due to fears over the more contagious coronavirus variant spreading there. The P1 mutation is more contagious than the initial strain of Sars-Cov-2, and it ca...
4.7 million waiting for operations in England, as delays hit record high amid Covid pandemic
Delays for routine operations and procedures in England have hit the highest level since records began, with around 4.7 million now on waiting lists, as hospitals were forced to divert resources to fighting Covid-19.
Denmark removes AstraZeneca from its vaccination program
Denmark has removed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from its vaccination program, saying it is not needed because the country has already reached "such an advanced point" in its vaccine rollout.
Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 months
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people will “likely” need a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. His comments were made public Thursday but were taped April 1.
India rolls out red carpet for foreign-made vaccines as infections surge
The Indian government has said that foreign-made vaccines approved by the US, UK and Japan, and those listed by the World Health Organization, can be granted emergency use approval, in a policy U-turn that comes as India registered the h...
The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic
Vaccine passports have been touted by some as our ticket to normalcy -- easily accessible proof of immunization and a reward for those who got their shots. They've also been called invasive and ineffective.
IMF warns delays in Covid vaccination major risk for global economy
The International Monetary Fund has said delays in Covid-19 vaccinations are the top risk facing the global economy, and that getting people in poor countries inoculated should be a top priority.
EU announces five-year roadmap to fight dirty money, human trafficking
The European Union will seek to increase police cooperation, target human trafficking and establish new rules to counter money laundering, according to plans detailed by the European Commission on Wednesday.
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