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Biden marks “tragic milestone” of 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19
Politics

Biden marks “tragic milestone” of 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19

Washington — President Biden commemorated the 1 million American lives lost to COVID-19 on Thursday in remarks opening the second Global COVID Summit, a virtual gathering of world leaders, nongovernmental organizations and private sector companies hosted by the the White House."Today we mark a tragic milestone here in the United States: 1 million COVID deaths. One million empty chairs around the family dinner table. Each irreplaceable, irreplaceable losses," Mr Biden said in recorded remarks from the White House. "Each leaving behind a family, a community, forever changed because of this pandemic. My heart goes out to all of those who are struggling."In recognition of the disease's high toll, Mr. Biden also issued a proclamation ordering flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset...
Researchers testing light technology that could protect against the next pandemic
Science

Researchers testing light technology that could protect against the next pandemic

New technology could add another layer of protection against the next pandemic by simply turning on a light. Researchers are exploring a new way of using ultraviolet light to make indoor air safer."It's been known for 80 years or so that ultraviolet light can kill bacteria and inactivate viruses in the air so that they're no longer infectious," Don K. Milton, professor of occupational and environmental health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, told CBS News. Conventional UV-C light has been used extensively in places like hospitals, homeless shelters and prisons. But that conventional UV light can damage the skin and eye, so should not be shined directly at people.  A shorter wavelength — called Far UV-C — can't get past the top lay...
Rahul Gandhi doing politics over Covid-19 deaths: BJP
Politics

Rahul Gandhi doing politics over Covid-19 deaths: BJP

li > a.highlight, a.highlight { background-color: #fff147; padding: 6px 9px; margin-left: -9px; margin-right: -9px; color:#000000; } .meganizr > li > .highlight_text { color:#fff147; font-weight:bold; } ]]> Rahul Gandhi doing politics over Covid-19 deaths: BJPGandhi has tried repeatedly to lower Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image since 2014 and has in the process lowered India's image, Sambit Patra saidPTI, May 06 2022, 14:35 istupdated: May 06 2022, 14:35 istThe BJP on Friday accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of doing politics over Covid-19 deaths, alleging that the WHO's data and Congress' "beta" (son) are wrong. At a press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) methodology to calculate estimated deat...