This curious research was conducted by virologists at the University of Pennsylvania, where another team of researchers had been working on a chewing gum project that involve the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) to reduce plaque formation.
Amazon's Prime, Ring and other apps down for thousands of users
Several Amazon.com Inc services including Prime Video, its namesake e-commerce website and applications that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) were down for thousands of users in the United States on Tuesday.
Amazon said the outage was likely due to issues related to application programming interface (API), which is a set of protocols for building and integrating application software.
"We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region," Amazon said in a report on its service health dashboard, adding that it has identified the cause and was working to resolve the issue.
Strong storm moving through the East
A strengthening storm will bring high winds and snow to the Great Lakes and Northeast U.S. today. Scattered severe thunderstorms are likely into this afternoon across the ArkLaMiss vicinity. Heavy rain from a Kona Low may bring catastrophic flooding, gusty winds, and high surf to Hawaii into Tuesday. A major winter storm is impacting western Alaska with heavy snow and strong winds through today.
There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms over parts of the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys into parts of the Southeast through Tuesday morning.
Omicron may raise re-infection risk; booster protection documented
The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.
Re-infection risk may be higher with Omicron variant
Survivors of previous infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, known as SARS-CoV-2, may be at higher risk for re-infection with the Omicron variant than with earlier versions of the virus, according to preliminary findings.
U.S. officials to boycott Beijing Olympics over rights 'atrocities'
U.S. government officials will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing because of China's human rights "atrocities", the White House said on Monday, just weeks after talks aimed at easing tense relations between the two superpowers.
The diplomatic boycott, which leaves athletes free to travel to Beijing to compete, has been encouraged by some members of Congress and rights advocacy groups for months.
Beijing threatened unspecified "resolute countermeasures" against any such move before Monday's announcement, which is certain to further strain relations already at their lowest point in decades.
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Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections May Become a New Normal Because of Omicron Variant
South African medical researchers have completed an evaluation of nearly 3 million COVID-19 cases in patients who have recovered and subsequently re-infected.
The findings of these study, which included thousands of patients who are fully vaccinated, is that re-infection rates are currently higher with the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern; much more so than with the Delta strain, which was also detected in that country last year.