Kelly Macnamara
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World on 'catastrophic' path to 2.7C warming — UN chief
by Kelly Macnamara - September 18, 2021 - 10:25am
Under the landmark 2015 Paris deal, nations committed to slash emissions, as well as to provide assistance to the most climate-vulnerable countries. But the window for action is narrowing as nations slow-walk...
No need for a vaccine third jab booster — study
by Kelly Macnamara - September 14, 2021 - 9:29am
The new report by scientists, including from the WHO, concluded that even with the threat of Delta, "booster doses for the general population are not appropriate at this stage in the pandemic."
World's largest iceberg breaks off Antarctica — European Space Agency
by Kelly Macnamara - May 20, 2021 - 5:07pm
Called A-76 and roughly the shape of Manhattan but more than 70 times bigger, it was picked up on satellite images and is "currently the largest berg in the world", the ESA said Wednesday. 
Sharp increase in destruction of virgin forest in 2020
by Kelly Macnamara - March 31, 2021 - 6:34pm
Across the tropics, the study registered the destruction in 2020 of 4.2 million hectares (10.4 million acres) of primary forest—12% higher than the year before.
At least a fifth of world's population may not get COVID-19 vaccine until 2022 — study
by Kelly Macnamara - December 16, 2020 - 5:52pm
At least a fifth of the world's population may not have access to a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022, according to a study published Wednesday, with wealthier nations reserving more than half of next year's potential...
Warming oceans more 'stable' and that's bad, scientists warn
by Kelly Macnamara - September 29, 2020 - 9:20am
In the oceans, higher temperatures have a different effect, slowing the mixing between the warming surface and the cooler, oxygen-rich waters below, researchers said. 
Women and Asian medics vulnerable to badly fitting masks: report
by Kelly Macnamara - September 16, 2020 - 7:46am
The report published in the journal Anaesthesia looked at studies into different methods used to assess filtration masks like the N95 and FFP2 models, used by medical workers in high risk situations.
Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed' — UN chief
by Kelly Macnamara - September 8, 2020 - 9:06pm
"They need to act together in relation to the climate threat that is a much bigger threat than the threat of the pandemic in itself — it's an existential threat for our planet and for our lives." 
Russia COVID-19 vaccine 'passes early trial test'
by Kelly Macnamara - September 5, 2020 - 11:20am
Early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine showed encouraging results when details were published Friday, but experts said the trials were too small to prove safety and effectiveness.
Women may mount stronger COVID-19 immune response
by Kelly Macnamara - August 27, 2020 - 8:00am
A new study published in the journal Nature noted that globally men account for about 60 percent of deaths from COVID-19 and looked at whether differences in immune responses could explain why.
Bias against women driven by people who think it doesn't exist: study
by Kelly Macnamara - June 30, 2020 - 12:47pm
The study, which comes after a United Nations report said around 90 percent of people globally hold some prejudice against women, found that bias persists even when female representation in a particular field i...
Anti-viral drug trio found to shorten COVID-19 illness in mild cases: study
by Kelly Macnamara - May 9, 2020 - 9:43am
Researchers in Hong Kong have found that patients suffering milder illness caused by the new coronavirus recover more quickly if they are treated with a three-drug antiviral cocktail soon after symptoms appear....
'Suffering, gasping': Experts warn of oxygen shortages in poorer virus-threatened nations
by Kelly Macnamara - April 22, 2020 - 2:37pm
As the coronavirus pandemic bears down on vulnerable nations in Africa and South Asia, experts say there are only weeks to help fill chronic shortages of what medics need to help people breathe. 
Paper towels may remove virus missed by poor hand washing: study
by Kelly Macnamara - April 17, 2020 - 10:31am
People should dry their hands with paper towels to avoid spreading the new coronavirus, according to the authors of a study published on Friday that finds disposable tissues are better than jet dryers at removing...
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