When someone openly does not hold lgbtq rights in high regard, it is something to see. It’s like watching a multi-car wreck only instead of cars It’s someone’s mouth. In Japan, a politician denounced lgbtq people In evolutionary terms. According to the Japan times,.“A lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender goes against the preservation of the species at a party meeting on Thursday, participants said Friday. Kazuo Yana, a three-term House of Representatives member, was also quoted by participants as saying at the gathering that LGBT people resist the basis of biology.” sadly, there are people in this world who probably agree with him. https://bit.ly/3fJFHnk
During the covid-19 pandemic, developing countries have had to hustle for access to vaccines. Some countries have relied on the World Health organization’s Kovacs program. Meanwhile others have also taking a more direct approach. According to CNN Philippines, “Talks between the Philippines and the United States are ongoing to help the country distribute and eventually develop vaccines here amid the health crisis, an envoy to the US bared on Monday. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez told CNN Philippines that both countries are in the “early stages” of negotiation for a co-manufacturing agreement with some Western vaccine brands.” https://bit.ly/34ceSCO
Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal broke a story that adds more Intrigue to the mystery of where the covid-19 virus originated. “Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, months before China disclosed the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday (May 23), citing a previously undisclosed US intelligence report. The newspaper said the report – which provides fresh details on the number of researchers affected, the timing of their illnesses, and their hospital visits – may add weight to calls for a broader probe of whether the COVID-19 virus could have escaped from the laboratory.” coming from the conservative-leaning journal however makes it hard to know how much stock to put into the revelation. https://bit.ly/2SswMio
A recent study in the journal Nature has made it easier to determine the efficacy covid-19 vaccines. according to the paper, “After people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the levels of infection-blocking antibodies in their blood are a strong indicator of how much protection they’ve gained against the disease, according to a modelling study1. The research showed that the presence of even small quantities of these potent ‘neutralizing antibodies’ indicates that a vaccine is effective at protecting against COVID-19.” https://go.nature.com/3hMibsB
A paper in the journal Science adds to our understanding of just how much destruction Old World explorers inflicted on the New World. “When European explorers arrived in the Caribbean 500 years ago, they didn’t just upend the lives of the Indigenous people they encountered—they altered the entire ecosystem. As many as 70% of the snakes and lizards living on some islands may have vanished, a new study suggests. And it wasn’t just the colonists that were responsible: It was the cats, rats, and raccoons they brought with them.” so, in other words, it was a team effort. Smh. https://bit.ly/34eGXK0
Thanks for reading. Let’s be careful out there.