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New COVID variant detected in Africa

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The UK is banning travellers from 6 South African countries with Israel also following suit

This comes as scientists raise an urgent alarm over the possibility of a new Covid variant which was first detected in Botswana. 

The World Health Organisation has responded by calling an emergency meeting… as nations including Britain consider imposing a travel ban on the African continent.

Researchers say the strain spreads very quickly and has a “very unusual constellation of mutations’’.

Over 30 mutations have been seen in the new variant with British officials concerned that this may make vaccines less effective.

The WHO will also make a decision as to whether or not this latest strain will be labelled as “NU” – which is the next available letter in the Greek alphabet.

South Africa‘s Health Minister says authorities are on high alert, and believes a recent spike of cases can be attributed to this new variant.

It is likely to have evolved following the infection of an immuno-compromised person, who is likely to have untreated HIV/AIDS.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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Can big tech be trusted to use AI ethically?

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Big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM announced comprehensive plans to enhance AI safety measures – but is that enough to convince the everyday worker?

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Can big tech be trusted with AI? “The Fall Guy” takes a hard hit, Apple’s Top Ten controversy and a robot performs surgery on a piece of corn.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured

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Biden slams the brakes on EV overcapacity

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President Biden has imposed new tariffs on Chinese EV imports, just as the Chinese EV industry is facing a critical challenge: overcapacity.

The move comes amidst escalating trade tensions between the two economic giants, with repercussions likely to reverberate across the automotive sector.

David Zhang, the China Insider explores this issue and more. #featured #trending

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