Major Staffing Shortages at NYPD, FDNY Due to “COVID Surge”
21% of the NYPD was out sick Thursday in what outgoing Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said was the highest level of sick employees he had ever seen. 17% were out a day earlier.
How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame
Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won’t be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that’s not going away.
‘I’m starving to death!’ Panic in China as millions forced inside in strict Covid lockdown
Residents in the locked down city of Xi’an have claimed they risk starvation as they contend with China’s zero-Covid policy.
The World is Turning to Nuclear Power amid the Raging Energy Crisis
Bloomberg sounds the alarm: problems with the galloping price of natural gas can cause enormous damage to the European Union’s industrial production: gas prices have soared by 800% in a year, and electricity has increased by 500%.
The Geopolitics Surrounding Nord Stream 2
Multiple US interests continue to hinder the completion of Nord Stream 2 project and its uninterrupted supply of gas to Germany/Europe.
Carbon Tax Recap, December 2021
But how can a tax based on the unknowable variables that constitute the idea of a social cost be “properly set”? I do not think it can be.
Denmark Health Chief says Omicron is Bringing About the END of the Pandemic
The chief epidemiologist at Denmark’s State Serum Institute – said a new study from the organisation found that the risk of hospitalisation from Omicron is half that seen with the Delta variant.
FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Booster for Children 12 to 15
The agency stated that its scientists determined the booster’s benefits, including bolstering protection against virus infection, outweigh its potential risks in the population.
Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy
Has your doctor also asked about the level of stress in your life? Chronic psychological stress, recent studies indicate, may be as important — and possibly more important — to the health of your heart than the traditional cardiac risk factors.
Sci-fi Types of Medical Implants Will be Here Soon
“We started to see this line blur with Fitbit,” said Amal Graafstra, who produces magnet implants and other technology through a company called Dangerous Things, which he founded in 2013. “When you start looking into medical applications, there’s going to be a convergence, and I think that’s going to be inevitable.”