Bolsonaro faces ‘crimes against humanity’ charge over COVID-19 mishandling

by Matt Williams, The Conversation
A Brazilian congressional panel has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with “crimes against humanity” over his alleged bungling of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The near-1,200 page report, formally presented on Oct. 20, 2021, holds Bolsonaro culpable for worsening a crisis that has to date killed some 600,000 Brazilians, outlining how his failed policies allowed the virus to spread among the population. The president denies any wrongdoing.

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When Will Positive COVID-19 Trends Be Reflected in the CDC’s Advice?

Newly identified COVID-19 cases in the United States, which rose dramatically this summer, have fallen sharply since early September. Hospital admissions involving people who tested positive for COVID-19 likewise have dropped precipitously. As of yesterday, the seven-day average of daily deaths, a lagging indicator, was down by 22 percent since September 23, per Worldometer’s numbers.
You can start to see why many observers think the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

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HENRY DEEDES on MP’s rickety debut as Government’s vaccines minister

So NOW we know why No10 hasn’t unleashed our new vaccines minister on telly: HENRY DEEDES on MP’s rickety debut as Government’s voice on jabs
By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:35 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:57 EDT, 21 October 2021

Half a century or so ago, creaking boarding school sanatoriums were invariably run by eccentric dears in the Maggie Throup mould.

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HENRY DEEDES on MP’s rickety debut as Government’s vaccines minister

So NOW we know why No10 hasn’t unleashed our new vaccines minister on telly: HENRY DEEDES on MP’s rickety debut as Government’s voice on jabs
By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:35 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:57 EDT, 21 October 2021

Half a century or so ago, creaking boarding school sanatoriums were invariably run by eccentric dears in the Maggie Throup mould.

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HENRY DEEDES on MP’s rickety debut as Government’s vaccines minister

So NOW we know why No10 hasn’t unleashed our new vaccines minister on telly: HENRY DEEDES on MP’s rickety debut as Government’s voice on jabs
By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:35 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:57 EDT, 21 October 2021

Half a century or so ago, creaking boarding school sanatoriums were invariably run by eccentric dears in the Maggie Throup mould.

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Bite-Sized Brains Grown in a Lab Could Help Treat Fatal Diseases

It has all the makings of a Frankenstein-esque horror movie about science gone wrong: A group of scientists huddled over small organs vaguely resembling the human brain, tinkering around with drugs and trying to keep them “alive” for as long as possible.
But it’s not a freakshow science experiment. In fact, it’s about as far from a horror scene as you could get.
University of Cambridge scientists are growing miniature models of human brains in the lab in order to learn how to treat rare and fatal neurological diseases.

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Bite-Sized Brains Grown in a Lab Could Help Treat Fatal Diseases

It has all the makings of a Frankenstein-esque horror movie about science gone wrong: A group of scientists huddled over small organs vaguely resembling the human brain, tinkering around with drugs and trying to keep them “alive” for as long as possible.
But it’s not a freakshow science experiment. In fact, it’s about as far from a horror scene as you could get.
University of Cambridge scientists are growing miniature models of human brains in the lab in order to learn how to treat rare and fatal neurological diseases.

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Bite-Sized Brains Grown in a Lab Could Help Treat Fatal Diseases

It has all the makings of a Frankenstein-esque horror movie about science gone wrong: A group of scientists huddled over small organs vaguely resembling the human brain, tinkering around with drugs and trying to keep them “alive” for as long as possible.
But it’s not a freakshow science experiment. In fact, it’s about as far from a horror scene as you could get.
University of Cambridge scientists are growing miniature models of human brains in the lab in order to learn how to treat rare and fatal neurological diseases.

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5 Ways Scientists Think You Can Live Longer

Most people want to live a long and happy life—or at least avoid a short and miserable one. If you’re in that majority, then you’re in luck. Over the last decade, a quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of aging.
The challenge is to turn this knowledge into advice and treatments we can benefit from. Here we bust the myth that lengthening healthy life expectancy is science fiction, and show that it is instead scientific fact.
Nutrition and lifestyle
There’s plenty of evidence for the benefits of doing the boring stuff, such as eating right.

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5 Ways Scientists Think You Can Live Longer

Most people want to live a long and happy life—or at least avoid a short and miserable one. If you’re in that majority, then you’re in luck. Over the last decade, a quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of aging.
The challenge is to turn this knowledge into advice and treatments we can benefit from. Here we bust the myth that lengthening healthy life expectancy is science fiction, and show that it is instead scientific fact.
Nutrition and lifestyle
There’s plenty of evidence for the benefits of doing the boring stuff, such as eating right.

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