Tony Thorpe

Monkeypox Outbreak: White House Announces New Response Actions

Aug. 18, 2022 – Acknowledging the seriousness of the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, the White House announced today that 1.8 million more vaccine doses will be available to order by local and state jurisdictions that are running low on supply starting next week.At the same time, U.S. officials will send 50,000 more courses

Have ‘Zoom Fatigue?’ Study Finds Way to Lessen It

Aug. 18, 2022 – Making eye contact and picking up on subtle nonverbal cues that show that someone is listening is nearly impossible on a crowded video conference call. It's hard to know if others on the call are listening or engaged, especially if they have their video turned off. That lack of social connection

What Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox and School This Fall

Aug. 18, 2022 – Should parents of young schoolchildren be worried about monkeypox?So far, at least nine children in the U.S. have tested positive for monkeypox. As of now, the American Academy of Pediatrics says the risk of children becoming infected with the virus is low.Still,“children and adolescents are more likely to be exposed to monkeypox

Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

By Cara Murez HealthDay ReporterHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Countries that are closer to achieving universal health coverage saw smaller declines in routine childhood vaccinations during the pandemic, a new study reveals.The World Health Organization describes universal health coverage as "all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering

Other Viruses Offer Hints Toward the Mystery of Long COVID

Aug. 18, 2022 – Researchers are chasing a range of potential culprits in the race to find the causes of long COVID. Some things they agree on: There will be a number of different causes, and the symptoms will vary wildly from case to case.The two leading theories: The persistence of the coronavirus that causes

Vape starter kits could help smokers quit

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Giving out vape starter kit vouchers through the UK's National Health Service could help even hardened smokers quit, according to a new Nicotine and Tobacco Research study from the University of East Anglia. Researchers worked with GPs and the NHS stop smoking service, which is commissioned locally by Public Health at

ECB Creating a Harmonized Regulatory Framework Governing Crypto Activities and Services

The European Central Bank (ECB) is working to harmonize the regulatory framework governing crypto activities and services in the EU. The regulator noted that several regulatory initiatives at the European and international levels are being finalized. ECB’s Regulatory Plan for Crypto Assets The European Central Bank (ECB) outlined its plan to harmonize the regulatory framework

CME Group to Offer Market Participants Ethereum Options 3 Days Before the Merge

Three days before Ethereum’s transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS), the world’s largest derivatives marketplace in terms of volume, CME Group, announced plans to list ethereum options. While CME’s ether options product prepares for regulatory review, the company detailed that the options contract will be measured at 50 ether per contract, using the CME

Russian Accused of Laundering Cryptocurrency From Ransomware Attacks Extradited to US

A Russian national suspected of laundering ransomware payments in cryptocurrency on behalf of cybercriminals targeting hospitals has been extradited to the U.S. by the Netherlands. The man was allegedly involved in the criminal activity for a period of three years before his arrest in Amsterdam last November. Alleged Russian Money Launderer Handed Over to U.S.

Another Stablecoin Fluctuates Wildly as HUSD Slips Below USD Peg to $0.82 per Token

The stablecoin HUSD, originally associated with the crypto exchange Huobi Global, lost its peg with the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, August 17, and it dropped even lower in value the following day on Thursday, August 18. On Thursday, Huobi addressed the public on Twitter and the exchange said “we are aware of the current liquidity

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German Chancellor to be questioned today in tax fraud inquiry: Reports

Scholz admitted to the meetings during his first grilling, but stated that he could no longer remember the content of his talks Topics Germany | Hamburg airport | German President IANS  |  Berlin  Last Updated at August 19, 2022 12:17 IST German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday will be questioned for a second time by a state parliamentary committee
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Manipur CM Biren over breakfast

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met Chief Minister N Biren Singh over an elaborate breakfast on Friday at his Luwangshangbam residence. The defence minister was given a rousing welcome en route to the chief minister's private residence. Indian Army chief General Manoj Pande, several state ministers and BJP leaders, including the party's state president A Sharda

Healthcare cost cut for millions as Biden signs bill for subsidies

Millions in United States will be spared from big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending subsidies for federal and state marketplaces plans Topics healthcare | Joe Biden | US health Bill AP  |  Washington  Last Updated at August 19, 2022 12:11 IST Millions of people in the United States will be

‘BJP treated bimari, now beneficiaries get 100% funds’, BJP’s Goa incharge

He said that the BJP has 'niti' (Policy), 'neta' (Leader) and 'niyat' (intent) Topics Goa | BJP | Congress IANS  |  Panaji  Last Updated at August 19, 2022 12:10 IST BJP's Goa in-charge C.T. Ravi on Friday said that during the Congress regime, beneficiaries were not getting 100 per cent, which was being sent by the Centre, but now

Bomb threats put landlocked Moldova on edge amid Russia-Ukraine war

For tiny Moldova, an impoverished, landlocked nation that borders war-torn Ukraine but isn't in the European Union or NATO, it's been another week plagued by bomb threats Topics Russia Ukraine Conflict AP  |  Chisinau  Last Updated at August 19, 2022 12:12 IST For tiny Moldova, an impoverished, landlocked nation that borders war-torn Ukraine but isn't