A nurse prepares a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine as part of a trial at Israel’s Sheba Medical Centre in December. Photo: Reuters
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Fourth vaccine shot less effective on Omicron, Israel study shows
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A second booster jab brings antibodies to even higher levels but is not enough to prevent infection, according to the first-of-its-kind trial.

A nurse prepares a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine as part of a trial at Israel’s Sheba Medical Centre in December. Photo: Reuters
Fourth vaccine shot less effective on Omicron, Israel study shows

A second booster jab brings antibodies to even higher levels but is not enough to prevent infection, according to the first-of-its-kind trial.

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The diary Anne Frank wrote while in hiding was published after World War II and became a symbol of hope and resilience that has been translated into dozens of languages. Photo: Reuters
Who betrayed Anne Frank? Suspect identified after 77 years

Jewish notary Arnold van den Bergh ‘most likely’ disclosed the teen diarist’s secret hiding place to the Nazis to save his own family, new book says.

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Top US general Mark Milley tests positive for Covid-19

The head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has minor symptoms and is isolating and working remotely.

The head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has minor symptoms and is isolating and working remotely.

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UAE fuel truck blast kills 3 in attack claimed by Houthi group

If confirmed, a Houthi drone strike on the UAE capital would take the war between the group and a Saudi-led coalition to a new level.

If confirmed, a Houthi drone strike on the UAE capital would take the war between the group and a Saudi-led coalition to a new level.

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Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

New Covid-19 data has raised hopes that the two countries are about to witness what happened in South Africa, where the Omicron wave crested at record highs and then fell significantly about a month later.

New Covid-19 data has raised hopes that the two countries are about to witness what happened in South Africa, where the Omicron wave crested at record highs and then fell significantly about a month later.

12 Jan 2022 - 11:02AM
Scientist defends discovery of new ‘Deltacron’ Covid-19 variant

A scientist in Cyprus has defended his assertion that a new strain of Covid-19 exists that combines characteristics of the Delta and Omicron variants.

A scientist in Cyprus has defended his assertion that a new strain of Covid-19 exists that combines characteristics of the Delta and Omicron variants.

10 Jan 2022 - 11:12AM
Explainer | Omicron: a visual guide to the new Covid-19 variant

Scientists worldwide are racing to establish if current treatments and vaccines are effective against the new Omicron Covid-19 variant as governments try to slow its spread by tightening border controls.

Scientists worldwide are racing to establish if current treatments and vaccines are effective against the new Omicron Covid-19 variant as governments try to slow its spread by tightening border controls.

7 Dec 2021 - 5:30AM
The US Air Force conducts an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California on October 2, 2019. Photo: AP
Opinion | The problem with nuclear powers promising not to use their weapons

The US, Russia, China, France and the UK took a stand against the spread of nuclear weapons and their use in war, yet their pledge, as it stands, actually weakens the effectiveness of nuclear stockpiles in preventing conventional combat from breaking out.

14 Jan 2022 - 11:55PM
The View | China and lithium: time to retire the narrative of resource nationalism

While some in China are concerned by its dependence on imported materials for electric vehicle batteries, the West is anxious about Chinese control of resources. Fundamental differences exist between mineral and energy resources, however. Unlike oil and gas, minerals are recyclable.

While some in China are concerned by its dependence on imported materials for electric vehicle batteries, the West is anxious about Chinese control of resources. Fundamental differences exist between mineral and energy resources, however. Unlike oil and gas, minerals are recyclable.

12 Jan 2022 - 11:19PM
China and lithium: time to retire the narrative of resource nationalism
Opinion | Robots are helping us fight Covid-19, but can we learn to love them?

From taking swab tests to reminding people to wear a mask, service robots have been indispensable to global efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, given the unease many people still feel towards robots, the next stage of development will focus on making them more friendly rather than more functional.

From taking swab tests to reminding people to wear a mask, service robots have been indispensable to global efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, given the unease many people still feel towards robots, the next stage of development will focus on making them more friendly rather than more functional.

12 Jan 2022 - 4:50AM
Robots are helping us fight Covid-19, but can we learn to love them?
The US Air Force conducts an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile test launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California on October 2, 2019. Photo: AP
Opinion | The problem with nuclear powers promising not to use their weapons
14 Jan 2022 - 11:55PM
The View | China and lithium: time to retire the narrative of resource nationalism

While some in China are concerned by its dependence on imported materials for electric vehicle batteries, the West is anxious about Chinese control of resources. Fundamental differences exist between mineral and energy resources, however. Unlike oil and gas, minerals are recyclable.

12 Jan 2022 - 11:19PM

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