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Bayer Confirms End of Sale of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides for US Lawn & Garden Market

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Jul 29, 2021, 01:52 PM (47 replies)

It's so hot in Dubai, the government is paying scientists to make it rain.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:22 AM (0 replies)

Sydney, Australia - "don't talk with your neighbors "

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:54 AM (7 replies)

J.&J. Vaccine May Be Less Effective Against Delta, Study Suggests

From today’s NYT’s.

The coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson is much less effective against the Delta and Lambda variants than against the original virus, according to a new study posted online on Tuesday.

Although troubling, the findings result from experiments conducted with blood samples in a laboratory, and may not reflect the vaccine’s performance in the real world. But the conclusions add to evidence that the 13 million people inoculated with the J.&J. vaccine may need to receive a second dose — ideally of one of the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, the authors said.

The conclusions are at odds with those from smaller studies published by Johnson & Johnson earlier this month suggesting that a single dose of the vaccine is effective against the variant even eight months after inoculation.

The new study has not yet been peer reviewed nor published in a scientific journal. But it is consistent with observations that a single dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine — which has a similar architecture to the J.&J. vaccine — shows only about 33 percent efficacy against symptomatic disease caused by the Delta variant.
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:45 AM (18 replies)

What Is the Monkeypox Virus? CDC Says Rare Case Detected in Texas Traveler

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it is investigating a case of monkeypox in an American who recently traveled from Nigeria to the U.S. The patient is currently hospitalized in Dallas.

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness. The CDC said in a media statement that it is working with airline, state, and local health officials to contact passengers and others who may have been in contact with the patient during two flights: one from Lagos, Nigeria, to Atlanta on July 8 (arriving on July 9); the other from Atlanta to Dallas on July 9.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:38 AM (1 replies)

U.S. Officials Press Pfizer for More Evidence of Need for Booster Shot

Representatives of Pfizer met privately with senior U.S. scientists and regulators on Monday to press their case for swift authorization of coronavirus booster vaccines, amid growing public confusion about whether they will be needed and pushback from federal health officials who say the extra doses are not necessary now.

The high-level online meeting, which lasted an hour and involved Pfizer’s chief scientific officer briefing virtually every top doctor in the federal government, came on the same day Israel started administering third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to heart transplant patients and others with compromised immune systems. Officials said after the meeting that more data — and possibly several more months — would be needed before regulators could determine whether booster shots were necessary.

Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Jul 17, 2021, 12:49 PM (0 replies)

Pfizer vaccine significantly less effective against Delta variant'

From The Jerusalem Post.

This really sucks - not good news coming out of Israel 🙁🙁

The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against the Delta variant is “weaker” than health officials hoped, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Friday, as 855 people tested positive for coronavirus and more countries were listed as places of high infection.
“We do not know exactly to what degree the vaccine helps, but it is significantly less,” Bennett said.


The likely explanation is that among the current virus carriers, some 2,000 are schoolchildren, and half of them were fully vaccinated. Both groups are very unlikely to develop severe forms of the disease, even though it occasionally happens – at the moment, around 60% of the patients in serious conditions were vaccinated.
The ministers met for several hours, only completing their meeting shortly before Shabbat, and agreed on several principles, the first of which is to roll out rapid home testing as early as next week.

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Jul 16, 2021, 06:19 PM (34 replies)

WHO warns against mixing and matching COVID vaccines


GENEVA, July 12 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a "dangerous trend" since there was little data available about the health impact.

"It's a little bit of a dangerous trend here. We are in a data-free, evidence-free zone as far as mix and match," Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing.

"It will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding when and who will be taking a second, a third and a fourth dose."
Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Jul 12, 2021, 02:02 PM (5 replies)

Lujan Grisham says she wants NM to have the best cannabis in the region

“Here’s what every governor wants, me included: I want you to knock the socks off this industry and make sure just like green chile, states like Colorado, keep pointing to New Mexico and say, the best cannabis industry in the country is in New Mexico,” Lujan Grisham said“That’s what I expect. I’ve already gotten ready to purchase the billboards in Colorado so that I can poke a little productive, competitive fun at [Colorado] Governor [Jared] Polis, who you should know is a champion, and very good colleague and friend of mine, but that’s what good governors do.” From NM Politicalreport.com
Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Jul 4, 2021, 10:58 AM (8 replies)
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