Inhaled covid vaccines, and fighting malaria

The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. While injected vaccines provide good protection against severe disease, they do not prevent us from contracting the virus or spreading it to others.

On the other hand, it is possible that vaccines that you inhale through the nose or mouth are possible, as last week, the regulatory bodies in both India and China approved the inhaled vaccines for the Corona virus. The companies behind these vaccines say they will boost the immune responses of people who have already been vaccinated. Senior Biomedical Correspondent for the MIT Technology Review, Jessica Hamzilow, Explains what we know so far.

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1 New Malaria Vaccine Could Protect Millions of People at Risk
It is the most effective method so far. (Watchman)
+ Scientists have called evolution “changing the world.” (BBC)
+ If future tests are successful, they could be rolled out as soon as next year. (economic $)

2 Elon Musk will be allowed to use the allegations of the whistleblower in court
Peter Zatko, Twitter’s former head of security, alleged that the company’s cybersecurity practices were lax. (F $)

3 New microscopy technology made tiny protein structures visible
It makes studying small structures easier than ever. (economic $)
+ AlphaFold from DeepMind is not always the most accurate model for protein interactions. (record)
+ DeepMind predicted the structure of nearly every protein known to science. (MIT Technology Review)

4 NASA is still working on when to try to launch another lunar rocket
Technical problems, including a liquid hydrogen leak, have delayed it twice so far. (WP $)
+ The missile program is already years behind. (Atlantic Ocean $)
+ Meanwhile, China’s moon mission is progressing. (IEEE Spectrum)
+ Two of the newly discovered planets appear to be habitable. (new world $)

5 Life expectancy in the US continues to decline
Although life expectancy in other wealthy countries has begun to recover from the epidemic. (Fox)
+ Our biological clock means the pain gets worse at night. (wired $)

6 How the Electricity Industry Helped Spread Climate Denial
Many of its largest companies still invest heavily in fossil fuels. (Atlantic Ocean $)
+ The oil industry is still trying to wash its image too. (protocol)
+ The food supply has not been as severely affected by the drought as you might think. (wired $)
+ We must fundamentally rethink “net-zero” climate plans. (MIT Technology Review)

7 The scary woman continues to appear in AI photos
They also appear across many image creation models. (Motherboard)

8 Facebook doesn’t actually know where your data is stored
Which was no surprise. (Intercept)
+ I risked everything to expose Facebook. Now she is telling her story. (MIT Technology Review)

9 Why Apple has abandoned its obsession with optimism
Her new collection focuses on emergency prevention and survival. (fast company $)
+ The installation of corporate privacy can be traced back to Steve Jobs. (Bloomberg $)
+ A decade-long smartphone isn’t an impossible dream. (The New York Times $)

10 Inside the Forgotten Chapter of Internet History
Modems and the people who operated them helped shape the internet’s grass roots. (slate $)

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