Tennis Australia annual report shows $100 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, player quarantine for Australian Open

People wearing masks check their mobile phones after passing through gates at the Australian Open.

Tennis Australia sustained a net loss of more than $100 million in the 15 months around this year’s delayed — and COVID-19-affected — Australian Open, the body’s 2020-21 annual report showed.Key points:Tennis Australia emptied its cash reserves of $80 million and took a loan of $40 million due to the impact of COVID-19 on the … Read more

UAE study shows how our genes can affect Covid-19 risk

UAE study shows how our genes can affect Covid-19 risk

Researchers in the UAE have uncovered new details about how a person’s genetic make-up influences their susceptibility to Covid-19.By analysing hundreds of people, the scientists identified various parts of people’s chromosomes that appear to affect the severity of disease.Their work adds to a growing body of evidence from other laboratories around the world and could … Read more

Merck’s COVID-19 pill shows significantly lower efficacy in updated data

Merck's COVID-19 pill shows significantly lower efficacy in updated data

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 26 … Read more

Bitcoin price: Prediction shows one crypto coin will be worth $1 million, replace currencies across world

Bitcoin price: Prediction shows one crypto coin will be worth $1 million, replace currencies across world

Bitcoin is going to replace gold and become one of the most powerful assets to hold on the planet. That’s what Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor says about the future of bitcoin as institutional adoption rises.“We are going to keep stacking forever,” Saylor said after being pressed on whether his company, which owns 114,042 BTC would … Read more

Antibody therapy shows protection against COVID-19

Antibody therapy shows protection against COVID-19

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Monday a single dose of its antibody cocktail reduced the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 81.6% in the two to eight months period since the administration of the drug in a late-stage trial. The new analyses show REGEN-COV reduced the risk of contracting COVID-19 (i.e., laboratory-confirmed symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections) by 81.6% … Read more

More than 10,000 patients caught Covid-19 in a hospital, analysis shows. They never made it out

More than 10,000 patients caught Covid-19 in a hospital, analysis shows. They never made it out

They left with covid-19 — if they left at all.More than 10,000 patients were diagnosed with covid in a U.S. hospital last year after they were admitted for something else, according to federal and state records analyzed exclusively for KHN. The number is certainly an undercount, since it includes mostly patients 65 and older, plus … Read more

NCOC data shows slight increase in active Covid cases

ISLAMABAD: The national tally of active Covid-19 cases was rose slightly to 22,852, as 567 more people tested positive for the deadly virus while 445 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Saturday. The NCOC which serves as the nerve centre of the … Read more

Welsh study shows impact of Covid on 10- and 11-year-olds | Coronavirus

Children in the UK ate fewer vegetables, took less exercise and experienced worsening emotional difficulties following the Covid outbreak, according to a research study.A biennial survey conducted by investigators at Cardiff University found that primary school-age children reported a sharp increase in “elevated or clinically significant emotional difficulties” in early 2021, compared with the same … Read more

Shiba Inu is the third most googled crypto in 2021, new study shows

Shiba Inu is the third most googled crypto in 2021, new study shows

Shiba Inu is the world’s third most googled cryptocurrency in 2021, a new study shows, as the meme coin climbs to its all-time high. Shiba Inu has received 2.8 million searches on average per month so far in 2021, according to a recent study by Bacancy Technology. That compared with 22 million average monthly search … Read more

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.7pc efficacy in children

Covid-19 claims eight more lives, infects 555 others

WASHINGTON: Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got Covid-19, compared with three who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.Because more than twice as many children in the 2,268-participant trial were given the vaccine than placebo, that equates to better than 90% efficacy. … Read more

Analysis: Vaccinated Singapore shows zero-COVID countries cost of reopening

Analysis: Vaccinated Singapore shows zero-COVID countries cost of reopening

Passengers from Amsterdam arrive at Changi Airport under Singapore’s expanded Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) quarantine-free travel scheme, as the city-state opens its borders to more countries amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Singapore October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoRecord surge in deaths and infection points to risksDeath toll of 280 driven by Delta variant, … Read more

The vaccine system is broken — but Covid shows us how to fix it

The vaccine system is broken — but Covid shows us how to fix it

The global drive to develop Covid-19 vaccines has been a logistical and scientific triumph. From a standing start last year, seven companies outside of China are on track to deliver more than 10bn doses in 2022, surprising many who predicted it would take years.For some of these companies, it is also a financial bonanza. Analytics … Read more

Is Solana the Fastest Horse? Veteran Crypto Trader Shows Why SOL May Be Set to Outperform Everything

Is Solana the Fastest Horse? Veteran Crypto Trader Shows Why SOL May Be Set to Outperform Everything

A closely followed trader suggests that smart contract platform Solana (SOL) might be the fastest horse in the crypto bull market. The trader known as Cantering Clark shares with his 76,000 followers a snapshot of a collection of different cryptos throughout the day.   He notes that even while Bitcoin was receiving all of the … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest shows infected person in Auckland community yesterday

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest shows infected person in Auckland community yesterday

There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Sunday. 47 in Auckland and 4 in Waikato. Video / Dean Purcell / Jason Oxenham / Sylvie Whinray / Michael CraigThree new locations of interest across Auckland were visited by a person with Covid-19 on Saturday.As well as new locations of interest, the Ministry … Read more