The WHO hopes its new panel can determine the origin of COVID-19. Some experts are skeptical

The WHO hopes its new panel can determine the origin of COVID-19. Some experts are skeptical

An “imbalanced” group of experts and China’s resistance to co-operate means the World Health Organization’s new panel is unlikely to determine whether the origin of COVID-19 can be found in nature or traced to a lab leak, some experts suggest. The WHO announced last week it had formed a new advisory group to to look into the origins of emerging and re-emerging … Read more

Experts fret for investors as celebrities like Kardashian, Musk tout crypto

Experts fret for investors as celebrities like Kardashian, Musk tout crypto

“This part of the enthusiasm, this star power exuberance, exacerbates an otherwise spontaneous social phenomenon,” Cunningham said in an interview. “I understand it. I do think we’d all benefit from a little self-regulation.”Some celebrities have experience in crypto, but many don’t, Cunningham said. Education is key, said Cleve Mesidor, public policy adviser at the Blockchain Association.Cryptocurrencies … Read more

Acute shortage of crypto experts leads to hike in remuneration in India’s blockchain industry

Acute shortage of crypto experts leads to hike in remuneration in India’s blockchain industry

NEW DELHI: The number of active job openings in India’s blockchain industry has increased by 50 per cent since last year with 12,000 vacancies, according to Xpheno’s report, an Indian specialist talent solutions company. The annual salary in the crypto industry has shot up to Rs 80 lakhs for crypto experts with 8 to 10 … Read more

Far-right Covid conspiracy theories fuelling antisemitism, warn UK experts | The far right

A surge in Covid-19 conspiracy theories risks boosting antisemitism, hate crime campaigners have warned after the opening of an exhibition shedding light on interwar British fascism and its parallels today.The Wiener Holocaust Library in London is staging the exhibition – focusing on the motivations and propaganda of British fascists and their European peers in the … Read more

WHO experts support booster COVID-19 dose for immunocompromised

WHO experts support booster COVID-19 dose for immunocompromised

World Health Organisation logo. Photo: AFPGENEVA: The World Health Organisation’s vaccine advisers Monday recommended that an additional dose of all authorised Covid-19 vaccines should be administered to people with weaker immune systems.The UN health agency’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) also said over-60s who have been fully immunised with China’s Sinovac and … Read more

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are leaving behind zero-Covid but they aren’t ready to open up, experts warn

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are leaving behind zero-Covid but they aren't ready to open up, experts warn

Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the US-based Council on Foreign Relations think tank, said if vaccination rates aren’t high enough with high-efficacy vaccines before restrictions are lifted, health care systems in Southeast Asia could quickly become overwhelmed.”You’re going to see this spike of severe cases then it’s going to overwhelm the ICU … Read more