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  Thursday, June 10, 2021 BY JEFFREY KLUGER A Blueprint for Preventing Another Pandemic As long as there are pathogens and hosts there will be outbreaks of disease. The best human beings can do is learn from previous experience—studying what went right or wrong in one pandemic and applying that wisdom to the next. In an effort to do just that, TIME’s science and health team—led for this project by my colleague Emily Barone, with guidance from the University of Washington Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness—polled 73 experts in public health, infectious disease, immunology, hospital administration, data and technology, environment and climate, and more. TIME sent each a list of about 50 initiatives that could mitigate the next health crisis and asked them to score each strategy’s priority and feasibility on a scale of 1 to 5. When it came to priority, experts put bolstering vaccine research and manufacturing...See more

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Our cover this week looks at the  green-investment boom —and the bottlenecks that threaten to hold it back. Already, supply-side strains are growing. The price of a basket of five minerals used in electric cars and power grids has soared by 139% in the past year. Timber mafias are roaming Ecuadorean forests to find balsa wood used in wind-turbine blades. As a mass of money chases a few renewable-energy firms, valuations have become bubbly. What makes these signs of overstretch so striking is that they are materialising even as the energy transition has barely begun. A sobering $35trn or so of investment will be needed in the next decade.   The priority for governments should be to encourage this surge in private investment, in two ways: by easing planning rules, and by helping companies and investors deal with risks. Green bottlenecks are a sign that decarbonisation is at last shifting from theory to reality. A powerful push is now needed to help make the...See more

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BY JEFFREY KLUGER How the Pandemic Might Revolutionize Global Public Health It’s hard to make the case that the COVID-19 pandemic has been anything but an unalloyed disaster. It’s not just the 171 million cases and the 3.7 million deaths worldwide. It’s the devastation of economies and upending of daily life—and surely the emotional scars that will linger long after the virus itself recedes. But as global health professors Gavin Yamey and Madhukar Pai write for TIME, there have also been powerful lessons learned and important victories achieved in the last year. For starters, Yamey and Pai argue, there is the sea change in the way science has manufactured vaccines—going from “lab to jab” in under a year, in some cases using mRNA technology that until now hadn’t made it out of testing. Multi-country collaborations accelerated R&D and the release of funds, and papers were published online, in real time, without...See more

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    • Viet Nam Christian  We’ve learned something as well about how to battle the so-called infodemic—nonsense and conspiracy theories about, for example, microchips being injected along with COVID-19 vaccines. New hubs for debunking misinformation, like the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and Britain’s Science Media Centre have emerged to replace lies with truth. 20:29 08/06/2021
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Just signed to END THE EVIL CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY. Thank you Kaya Nguyen 

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Why are fellow Democrats criticising Harris?

Critics across the political spectrum said Ms Harris's remarks in Guatemala on Monday contradicted the Biden administration's promise to usher in a more humane approach on migration.

"Do not come. Do not come," the vice-president warned illegal immigrants, adding: "If you come to our border, you will be turned back."

While running for the presidency in 2019, Ms Harris lambasted then-President Donald Trump for turning away undocumented immigrants at the border.

"What does Donald Trump do?" she said. "He says, 'go back where you came from.' That is not reflective of our America and our values and it's got to end."


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