Vaccine Effectiveness Drops from 90% to 50% Versus South Africa Variant

Clinical trial data on two COVID-19 vaccines are less protective versus the South Africa coronavirus variant. Novavax reported midstage trial results on Thursday that showed its vaccine was 50% effective overall at preventing COVID-19 among people in South Africa. United Kingdom vaccine results were up to 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines …

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New COVID Variants Can Reinfect Could Mean Years Fighting Mutated Pandemic

COVID variants could get around the human immune response. “Immune escape” could mean more people who have had COVID-19 could get reinfection and current vaccines may need an update. UK Variant B.1.1.7 is spreading faster in the UK and other countries but a South Africa 501Y.V2 variant is also worrying experts. The South Africa mutations …

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We Can Stop All Future Potential Pandemics Before They Start

The Moderna COVID Vaccine was created on Jan 13, 2020. This was one month before the first recorded US COVID death. Ten months was mainly spent on trials and statistical proving how effective vaccine was effective. Experts were very certain that the potential vaccines would be safe. Clearly the effectiveness testing and verification should be …

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Oracle Plans 32 Sparc Cores per Chip by 2015 and 128 cores in a Sparc Server

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software EETimes reports that Oracle will continue developing Sparc microprocessors but focus on chips based on a single core design at a time, probably packing 32 of them in a single chip by 2015. By 2015 the company will deliver Sparc systems with up to 128 cores, …

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DARPA Has a $25 Million GPU supercomputer Project and Dell has a 16 GPU chasis

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A team led by NVIDIA has been awarded a four-year research grant of $25 million under DARPA’s Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC ) program, covers work to develop GPU technologies required to build the new class of exascale supercomputers which will be 1,000-times more powerful than …

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