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Lucha Libre, Yoga, Dancing: Welcome to Mexico City’s Vaccination Sites

To calm Mexico City’s elderly, who were arriving “really scared” at vaccination sites, officials cued up the bands and masked wrestlers. Lucha Libre wrestlers and a band performing at a vaccination center in Mexico City.Credit...Alejandro Cegarra for The New York Times MEXICO CITY — Someone in a Charlie Brown costume frantically waves hello. A person... Continue Reading →

Haruki Murakami Will Host a Radio Show & Help Listeners “Blow Away Some of the Corona-Related Blues”

Characters in Haruki Murakami’s books see emotions in colors and hear them in sounds—the sounds, specifically, of The Beatles, Shostakovich, Sarah Vaughan, and thousands more folk, pop, rock, classical, and jazz artists in the novelist’s immense record collection. We must occasionally suspend some disbelief as readers, not only in the fantastic elements in Murakami’s work, but... Continue Reading →

Scientific Pioneer June Almeida is Finally Being Acknowledged For Virology Breakthroughs She Made a Half Century Ago.

She discovered coronaviruses decades ago—but got little recognition Scientist June Almeida operates an electron microscope in 1963 at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, Canada. One year later, Almeida would become the first person to see a coronavirus using microscope techniques she developed. WHEN JUNE ALMEIDA peered into her electron microscope in 1964, she saw a... Continue Reading →

What is Corona Virus?

What is Corona virus? What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-COV2 is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus, Wuhan virus, SARS, augmented reality.

We look at the molecules used by coronaviruses to infect human cells including a human corona virus that causes colds and the SARS and Wuhan coronaviruses that cause more serious illness. The presentation uses free ChimeraX virtual reality software developed University of California at San Francisco with support from the National Institute for Allergy and... Continue Reading →

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