In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office, Merkel talks with Trump as they are surrounded by other leaders at the G7 summit in June 2018. According to two senior diplomatic sources, the photo was taken when there was a difficult conversation taking place regarding the G7's communique and several issues the United States had leading up to it. … [Read more...] about Merkel says she’s taking care of herself. But what should we know about a leader’s health?
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A: Yes they are, based on the limited data released so far on three major vaccine clinical trials conducted by Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca and Oxford University, according to data released by the companies in press releases in November. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are about 95% effective, and the AstraZeneca vaccine is on average 70% effective. (The AstraZeneca vaccine is 62% effective under one dosing regimen, and 90% effective under another dosing regimen. But these results have come under some scrutiny after the company acknowledged an error in vaccine dosing given to some trial participants.) The data has not been peer reviewed. Pfizer’s data is final, but the other two companies’ data is preliminary. Pfizer is the only company so far to apply for FDA authorization for its vaccine. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccines: Everything we know, and don’t know, so far
The females of all three types do the heavy lifting in making mud homes for their progeny. The differences between the three is where they make their nests (location, location, location) with some variations in construction methods. The blue mud dauber, the prettiest of the three, with her blue-black sheen, takes an easy path — she does not build new mud nests or cells, she seeks existing abandoned mud nests and takes them over. She is more of a renter than a builder. Another difference between the three is the type of insect each mud dauber targets to provision the nests — any backyard-sleuth entomologists out there might find this the most interesting habit of mud daubers. They seek out spiders as insect prey. Not just any spider, each type of mud dauber has their own special list of spiders to pursue. … [Read more...] about Meet the Asian mud dauber, Colorado’s newest non-native hunter wasp now eating spiders in your garden
Jones — the longtime U.S. hurdles star who decided to add sliding to her resume a few years ago — is back with USA Bobsled, making this season’s 10-woman national team as a push athlete. That puts her squarely in the mix for the next Olympics, which just happen to be in Beijing, the city where that misstep in the 100-meter hurdle final happened 12 years ago. … [Read more...] about Lolo Jones back in bobsledding, seeks elusive Olympic medal
When asked if he would refuse to leave the White House if the electoral college favored Biden, Trump replied, “Certainly, I will, and you know that. But I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now and the 20th of January, a lot of things.” … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: ‘Facts Are on Our Side’ in Election Fight, but ‘Time Isn’t’