Another challenge is actually convincing people to take the injection. Pfizer's early data has spotlighted the future of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, particularly because the company's vaccine presents a potential hurdle: It needs to be stored at around -70 degrees Celsius.
Ryan said mammal species like mink were "very good hosts" but that health officials were still a "long, long way away" from any determination on the mutation's impact on a vaccine. "Mink variants of the virus have been detected in 214 people among 5,102 samples that have been completely sequenced from week 24 to week 42, from the beginning of June to mid-October, when there had been an outbreak of COVID-19 among minks".
Prior to joining SpaceFlight Insider in early 2014, Costello was a freelance photographer and correspondent covering shuttle-era Kennedy Space Center launches for various radio and print news organizations. Once launched, the GPS III SV04 satellite will become the fourth in a series of 10 upgraded, next-generation GPS satellites for the US military. The US Space Force last week revealed how the military has granted SpaceX permission to fly national security payloads on reusable rockets.
The fast-moving storm brought hurricane-force winds, rain, flooding, and risky storm surges. Zeta moved rapidly inland, leaving more than 1.7 million customers without power between Louisiana and the Carolinas. Six people have died due to hazardous conditions during and after the hurricane. "There's no doubt that we've seen a lot this year, with COVID and so many threats from so many storms", Gilich said in a news release, "but this storm shows that we haven't seen it all yet".
Although a fast radio burst (FRB ) is confirmed to be the cause of the powerful radio signal that's coming from the Galaxy, the amusing part is that scientists are still not sure what could cause an FRB. Making it even harder is that they happen so fast, in a couple of milliseconds. They don't spin as quickly as a pulsar, but they have an incredibly intense magnetic field.
The US became the first country to ever withdraw from an global climate change pact. Making sure that every vote is counted is critical, since most of the remaining uncounted votes across the country come from cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Raleigh and Atlanta, which, in the face of relentless and irresponsible hostility from the Trump administration, pushed forward and kept the US moving towards its Paris goal of a completely clean-energy economy by mid-century.