There are 25 coronavirus variants “under monitoring”, Public Health England’s strategic COVID-19 response director has told MPs. Dr Susan Hopkins told the Science and Technology Committee: “We’re living in a world of variants now, so everything we see is a variation of the original. She said eight COVID-19 variants are “under investigation”, along with the
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Over the years, Elon Musk has disrupted entrenched players in the aerospace, energy, and automotive industries. He’s also had a hand in trying to reduce “soul-crushing traffic” and building a healthy symbiosis with AI. In short, he thinks big. Musk also has had a profound impact on the finance sector. And we’re not just talking about his early role in
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Technicians make repairs to bitcoin mining machines at a mining facility operated by Bitmain in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images China has long been home to more than half the world’s bitcoin miners, but now, Beijing wants them out ASAP.  In May, the government
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2:07 PM ET MIAMI — Teofimo Lopez has tested positive for COVID-19 and he’s symptomatic. His Saturday bout vs. George Kambosos that was scheduled to be in Miami and the whole undercard has been moved to Aug. 14, sources told ESPN. Lopez, the unified lightweight champion and No. 5 on ESPN’s pound-for-pound list, was in
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The government is to make coronavirus vaccinations compulsory for care home staff who work with elderly and vulnerable people, Whitehall sources say. Ministers are also considering extending the policy to all NHS staff, a proposal which has previously been criticised by some groups representing nurses and doctors. The government will open a consultation on Wednesday
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that care in the UK is “not properly funded, lacks transparency and urgently needs reform”, according to a government select committee. The public accounts committee, which encourages transparency and accountability within government, is calling for an end to rhetoric and the implementation of long talked about reforms. One of its
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