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Health,
Published 29.06.2020 09:01
Scientists from Stanford University develop a gene-editing tool that can destroy Covid-19 inside human cells.
The Stanford team partnered up with researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a technique called prophylactic antiviral CRISPR in human cells, or PAC-MAN. By scrambling the virus’s genetic code, PAC-MAN could neutralise the coronavirus and stop it from replicating inside cells.
Health, ,
Published 22.06.2020 18:50
Irish people are donating money to Native American communities hit by Covid-19 to repay assistance during the Great Famine in Ireland almost two centuries ago.
The fund was started on a GoFundMe page for the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation, and is aiming to reach $5 million. Many of those donating money are Irish. In 1847, the Choctaw Nation provided $170, which would be roughly $5,000 today, of relief aid to the Irish during the…
Unemployment,
Published 18.06.2020 13:14
Anonymous donor gave $40,000 to Florida cafe to help it stay open during the pandemic and feed doctors.
Bill’s Cafe, a restaurant in Naples, Florida, was forced to close due to the governor’s stay-at-home order. An anonymous donor has donated the restaurant money so that it could survive despite the order. However, the donor asked if the restaurant’s owner would be willing to send 100 sandwiches per day…
Health, , ,
Published 16.06.2020 07:53
Worldwide, there are 136 Covid-19 vaccines in development in June.
Among them, there are 10 candidate vaccines in clinical evaluation, including one by the University of Oxford (UK), in phase 2b/3, which means running large scale efficacy tests and Casino Biological/Beijing Insititute of Biotecnic (China), in phase 2, meaning running expanded safety trials and one by Moderna/NIAID (US), which is…
Inclusion,
Published 14.06.2020 18:38
In the US, volunteers have launched the Indigenous Mutual Aid network.
This project aims to inspire autonomous Indigenous relief organizing in response to the pandemic.This is a project of information and support maintained by volunteers with Indigenous Action, Táala Hooghan Infoshop, and Kinłani Mutual Aid. They have created a Slack channel to connect, share and coordinate efforts.
Inclusion,
Published 10.06.2020 11:37
In the US, Hotel Vouchers 4 All helps people in San Diego with housing during the pandemic.
Hotel Vouchers 4 All is a group providing emergency shelter in local hotels for people experiencing housing insecurity or those people who are unsheltered during the Covid-19 pandemic. The hotel voucher programme began in March. The organisation is raising money through crowdfunding. They are negotiating prices to accommodate more people…
Health,
Published 08.06.2020 07:35
In the US, Johns Hopkins university has launched a free online course to teach people as a “Covid-19 tracker”.
The pandemic The has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing in every country. The course aims to teach about: this virus, including the infectious period, its clinical presentation and the evidence for how it is transmitted from person-to-person.
Inclusion,
Published 03.06.2020 11:52
In the US, a 10-year-old girl has sent more than 1,500 art kits to kids in foster care and homeless shelters.
Chelsea Phaire started a nonprofit Chelsea’s Charity in August 2019 as a means of donating art kits to at-risk children. The kits – which include markers, crayons, paper, colouring books, coloured pencils, and gel pens – are sent to schools and shelters across the country. She first asked her friends…
Inclusion,
Published 02.06.2020 17:18
Portable sinks are being installed across the United States to help homeless people have access to hygiene.
Dozens of hand-washing stations were installed by the Georgia-based nonprofit Love Beyond Walls partnered with LavaMaeX, another nonprofit from California. The campaign received support from the Grammy-winner rapper Lecrae who helped install 15 portable sinks in Atlanta. It was reported that the sinks are sanitised several three times every day.
Health,
Published 02.06.2020 14:16
Students in the US donate thousands of graduation gowns to hospitals in need.
The campaign Gowns4Good was launched by Nathaniel Moore, a physician’s assistant at the University of Vermont. He came up with an idea that his graduation gown can be repurposed as a piece of personal protective equipment for medical workers due to its length and easy access. The campaign managed to…

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