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Some Covid masks are better than others. I know – I’m the Mask Nerd | Aaron Collins

As a mechanical engineer with a background in aerosol science, I wondered why cloth masks were still being used. People wore similar coverings
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Pfizer Shot Just 33% Effective Against Omicron Infection, But Largely Prevents Severe Disease, South Africa Study Finds

A real-world study from South Africa's largest health insurer shows that two doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine give strong protection against
Tech

Amazon-backed insurtech Acko joins unicorn club with $255 million funding – TechCrunch

Acko, an Indian insurance policy provider, is the latest Indian startup that has become a unicorn. It joins nearly three dozen other companies in
Business

'Rust' insurance policy shows Alec Baldwin film production had $1 million liability protection

Alec Baldwin, Rust Set Mark Sagliocco / Getty Images National Geographic / Jae C. Hong / AP Photo The policy insured the production of
Facebook’s leaked tier list: how the company decides which countries need protection
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Facebook’s leaked tier list: how the company decides which countries need protection

Platformer is an independent newsletter by Casey Newton that tracks the intersection of Silicon Valley democracy. Register here The group of
Travel

New ban on swimming with spinner dolphins impacts Hawaii operators

U.S. regulators banned the swimming of marine mammals near shore in an effort to protect Hawaii’s spinner dolphins. The National Oceanic and
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigating Apple and Other Tech Companies
Tech

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigating Apple and Other Tech Companies

Apple is currently under investigation by U.S. regulators. This time, it's the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Today, the CFPB
Business

Prior Covid Infection Is As Effective At Preventing The Virus As Vaccination, U.K. Study Suggests

Topline According to new research published Monday, people who have had Covid-19 in the past are protected against the disease. CREMONA (ITALY) -
Bacteria can develop strong immunity for protection against viruses
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Bacteria can develop strong immunity for protection against viruses

Credit: Dr Tim Blower, Durham University A team of bioscientists at Durham University, UK has launched a new study to explore newly characterized
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Covid Vaccines Could Offer Immunity Against Other Viruses, Study Finds

Topline A new study has shown that Covid-19 vaccines provide some protection against coronaviruses other than the one responsible for the current