Coronovirus immunity may last years
Blood samples of the recovered Kovid-19 patients suggest a Powerful immune response that can occur in previous years, and maybe even decades, Researchers reported.
In the most comprehensive and long-term study of immune memory for coronaviruses, the study found that most people who had recovered There are still enough immune cells to protect against viruses and prevent disease. Eight months after infection. These cells can remain in the body for a very long time to come.
Although not yet peer-reviewed nor published in a scientific journal, research may bring relief to people concerned that vaccines may have to be administered repeatedly to keep the epidemic under control. .
Quote “This amount of memory will probably help save people from hospitalization, serious illness, for many years”, said Shane Crotti, a virologist who helped lead a new study.
Palestinians will resume cooperation with Israel
Palestinian Authority said it was Resuming its cooperation with IsraelEnding six months of financial hardship for tens of West Bank residents and signaling relief over Joe Biden’s election, Which is expected to support feasibility Of a future Palestinian state.
The authority originally cut security coordination with Israel, a move the Trump administration signaled, in protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to oust the occupied West Bank. But these plans broke down when Mr Netanyahu agreed to postpone his annexation push in exchange for landmark normalization agreements with the UAE and Bahrain.
Iran Nuclear: President Trump was refused to proceed with a military attack on Iran During a meeting on thursday, International inspectors reported a significant increase in the country’s reserves of nuclear material. Mr. Biden hopes Iran joins nuclear deal Once he assumes office.
Afghanistan: The pentagon has Announced shortfall Before Mr. Biden took office, 2,500 US troops left him in Afghanistan, without his consultation, the smallest force conceived in Afghanistan by American counter-terrorism planners. Afghan officials fear that the Taliban will encourage fighting.
A view of the incoming Biden administration
Joe Biden elected president Key members of his White House staff On Tuesday, he said he was “building an administration that resembles America.” List includes Mike donilonChief Strategist for his campaign and a decade-long friend and mentor, and Louisiana Representative Cedric Richmond, Which will oversee public outreach.
Mr. Biden is also Search for climate-ambitious candidates To fulfill positions in his cabinet including agencies not at the forefront of environmental policy such as the Department of Justice, Agriculture and Defense. His initial executive orders would allegedly include reviving an Obama-era mandate that each agency of government incorporate climate change into its policies.
Trump campaign: Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, Asked him to pay $ 20,000 a day for the presidential campaign For legal actions challenging the election results. The campaign appears to have stated, although it is unclear how much compensation Mr. Juliani will be paid.
looking ahead: President Trump will soon present the country with a historical dilemma: A former president with substantial criminal liability.
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Ethiopia: With conflict escalating between the Ethiopian government and powerful military forces in the country’s northern region of Tigre, international aid groups say they have been prevented from helping Tens of thousands of people Displaced by violence.
British politics: Britain’s main opposition party Labor, Read its former leader Jeremy Corbyn When he reversed course on the comments last month, it suggested the party’s problems dealing with anti-Jewish allegations were “exaggerated”.
Dresden Heist: German Police on Tuesday Arrested three people and said they are looking for two other people Last year in connection with the theft of gold, diamonds and precious stones from three highly prized collections of baroque royal jewelry at a museum in Dresden.
Twitter: On Tuesday, the social media network said it would Start a feature Will allow users to create posts that disappear automatically after 24 hours. Jack Dorsey, its chief executive, testified with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Before US Senate Judiciary Committee About their platforms, misinformation and the 2020 election. Mr Dorsey said in the hearing that Twitter will no longer be Create policy exception After President Trump stepped down.
Snapshot: Above, Marjorie Law, a 22-year-old Slytherin, transports herself to Hogwarts from Santaquita, California. On Tiktok, fans of Jane Z “Harry Potter”. Edit yourself in movies In search of escapism, representation and community.
not dead yet: Radio France International’s website accidentally published this week About 100 pre-written material For such prominent personalities as Queen Elizabeth II of England; Pelé, Brazilian football legend; Clint Eastwood; Brigitte Bardot; And dozens of other celebrities and world leaders.
What we are reading: This vanity fair tells everyone From Ivanka Trump’s former best friend. It is as much a portrait of a childhood friendship as it is a glimpse into the Manhattan elite of the 1990s.
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Christine Lagarde, on Flexibility and Collaboration
The first female president of the European Central Bank spoke to our reporter from Frankfurt. chit chat The excerpt is edited, and condensed.
One of your priorities in the ECB is making a plan on climate change. Do women bring a different set of perceptions to counter the harm it causes?
I think women bring different powers to the table. One is the power of a purse, because I think that in many, many instances women are decision makers when it comes to consuming. Second, I think they bring the power of life. I think actually giving birth gives you a feeling of prosperity, heritage, transmission, which is quite special.
I think motherhood is central to ensuring that our children have inherited something that is sustainable, that they can live, live and move with other generations. I also think that women are flexible, and I think there are a lot of studies that are showing this right now. And resilience in the face of change is something that is much needed.
How can you further increase international cooperation, especially during our lockdownThe
A multinational approach is needed more than ever for some of these global issues. It is more fashionable to argue against globalization, multilateralism, but clearly we are learning something from the current epidemic. Is that we have to cooperate. That is, we have to tell each other what is wrong.
I would say that if the United States can return to the WHO and the WTO, and the kind of leadership it expects from the largest economy in the world, it would certainly be helpful, so that global issues can be dealt with to some extent. no borders.
It is for this briefing. Thank you for starting your day with me.
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