Thought for the day

"The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon." -- Eugene Ionesco

Lab-made hybrid version of coronavirus created at Boston University - Defense Ministry MikeRivero Sun, 11/27/2022 - 07:18

A hybrid version of coronavirus, which fuses an Omicron version with a virus of the Wuhan strain, was developed by researchers at Boston University in October, Chief of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Troops Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said at a briefing on Saturday ahead of the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).

Will the next pandemic come from the Arctic? Ancient virus that has lain frozen in Siberian permafrost for 48,500 YEARS is revived MikeRivero Sat, 11/26/2022 - 08:22

An ancient virus that has lain frozen in the Siberian permafrost for 48,500 years has become the oldest ever revived so far, scientists say.

It is among seven types of viruses in the permafrost that have been resuscitated after thousands of years. 

The youngest had been frozen for 27,000 years and the oldest, called Pandoravirus yedoma, has been frozen for 48,500 years.

Although the viruses are not considered a risk to humans, scientists warn that other viruses exposed by melted ice could be 'disastrous' and lead to new pandemics.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is defending new rules ordering schools to provide in-person learning during the current wave of viral illnesses, saying a clear, measured response is crucial for students and parents.

"We need a normal school environment for our children, and we need to make sure that the classrooms stay open to be able to support our parents," Smith said at a news conference in Medicine Hat on Friday.

"That's why we made the decision that we did — to give that clear direction."

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CSL Behring’s hemophilia B gene therapy, a one-off infusion treatment with a list price of $3.5 million, making it the world’s most expensive medicine.

Is This A Joke? WHO Caters To The Woke Mob After Biden Admin Request

The World Health Organization has decided to rename "Monkeypox" to "Mpox" at the request of the Biden Administration.

Some within the administration seem to think that people are offended by the name "Monkeypox," and they worry that it could cause stigmas.

Beyond Meat's plant may be riddled with deadly bacteria: Listeria and mold were found at least 11 TIMES in its Pennsylvania facility last year, internal documents reveal malterwitty Fri, 11/25/2022 - 11:59

A Beyond Meat spokesperson told DailyMail.com that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture conducted inspections in the plant in March 2022 and September 2022 and found 'no instances of nonconformance with regulations.'

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new discovery could finally usher the development of solid-state lithium batteries, which would be more lightweight, compact, and safe than current lithium batteries. The growth of metallic filaments called dendrites within the solid electrolyte has been a longstanding obstacle, but the new study explains how dendrites form and how to divert them. This is a goal that’s been pursued by labs around the world for years.