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Most automakers are working on autonomous and semi-autonomous driving features for vehicles. Autonomous driving is seen as a method of improving safety on the roads and convenience for drivers and passengers. GM calls its semi-autonomous driving system Super Cruise, and it recently announced that it was bringing new Super Cruise capabilities to six additional 2022 year model vehicles. The new … Continue reading
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Revenue from operations in consolidated terms grew to ₹14,240.76 during the quarter under review, as opposed to ₹10,478.46 crore in the same quarter last year
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Leaving eight weeks between your first and second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is the optimum gap for immunity and protection, say scientists.A new study, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care has found that a 10-week gap between doses produces higher antibody levels, as well as a higher proportion of infection-fighting T cells, compared to just four weeks.However, scientists involved in the study have described an eight-week dosing interval as the “sweet spot” when it comes to generating a strong immune response while also protecting the UK population against the Delta variant of coronavirus – to which people can still be vulnerable after just one jab.At the start of the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decided to recommend 12 weeks between two doses for the two vaccines that were available at the time: Pfizer and Oxford/AstraZeneca.This was when vaccines were in short supply and early research suggested that widening the gap from the manufacturer-recommended four weeks to 12 ramped up the jabs’ immune response.In May, the guidance was changed to eight weeks as cases associated with the Delta variant – which was first identified in India – continued to rise in the UK.Professor Susanna Duanchie of the University of Oxford, joint chief investigator in the study, said: “The original recommendation from JCVI was 12 weeks and this was based on a lot of knowledge from other vaccines that often having a longer interval (between doses) gives your immune system a chance to make the highest response.“The decision to put it to eight weeks is really balancing all the wider issues, the pros and cons – two doses is better than one overall. Also, other factors need to be balanced: vaccine supply, the desire to open up, and so on.”She added: “I think that eight weeks is about the sweet spot for me, because people do want to get the two vaccine (doses) and there is a lot of Delta out there right now. Unfortunately, I can’t see this virus disappearing so you want to balance that against getting the best protection that you can.”Researchers recruited 503 healthcare workers for the study, 44% (223) of whom previously had Covid-19, and studied the immune responses generated by the Pfizer jab. They found that both short (three to four-week) and long (10-week) gaps between the Pfizer vaccine doses generated strong antibody and T cell immune responses.But the longer gap led to higher antibody levels and a higher proportion of helper T cells, which according to the researchers, supports immune memory.After the second dose, a wider gap also resulted in higher neutralising antibody levels against the Delta variant and all other variants of concern, they found. But in this instance, antibody levels dropped off between first and second dose – leaving the recipients vulnerable against the Delta variant after one jab.Dr Rebecca Payne, one of the study’s authors from Newcastle University, said the cellular response from infection-fighting T cells remained consistent across both long and short dosing gaps, suggesting they play an important role in protecting against Covid-19 between the first and second jab.“After the second dose on the longer dosing schedule, antibody levels surpassed those seen at the same timepoint after a shorter dosing interval,” she added. “Although T cell levels were comparatively lower, the profile of T cells present suggested more support of immune memory and antibody generation.”Researchers said there may be exceptions where the gap between doses may need to be shortened from eight weeks to four, such as before treatments that may affect the immune system, such as cancer or organ transplant.Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said the government took the JCVI’s advice to shorten the dosing interval from 12 to eight weeks to help protect more people against the Delta variant.“This latest study provides further evidence that this interval results in a strong immune response and supports our decision,” he added.“I urge every adult to get both doses of the vaccine to protect yourself and those around you and we are looking to offer millions of the most vulnerable a booster jab from September to ensure this protection is maintained.”Related...How To Bring Forward Your Second VaccinationWhy We Need T-Cells, As Well As Antibodies, In The Fight Against CovidVaccine Passports Could Make People *Less* Likely To Get JabbedRevealed: How More Contagious Covid Variants SpreadDoes The Vaccine Give Better Protection Than Having Had The Virus?
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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham star in our first-hand account of how Donald Trump became the GOP king and won a crown he still wears today.
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Business reopenings reached their highest levels in the past year as pandemic restrictions continued to ease, according to the Yelp Economic Average report for the second quarter of 2021. Yelp said its research revealed a "significant correlation" between consumer interest on its platform and the increase of fully vaccinated populations across states and counties, adding...
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(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) A collaboration across three continents at the frontiers of physics, biology, and engineering co-led by Maurizio Porfiri at NYU Tandon, applied super computing muscle and special software to a novel simulation of the Venus' flower basket sponge.
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Twitter Advanced Search can help with market analysis, competitive research, geotargeting & more. Learn how to maximize this feature here.The post Everything You Need to Know About Twitter Advanced Search appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and actor Melissa McCarthy are joining an elite club with just one other member: Samuel L. Jackson. They are the latest to lend their voices and personalities to Amazon's Alexa. In addition to standard voice-enabled content like weather reports and jokes, McCarthy and O'Neal will provide "unique content" like raps and...
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The offers include Samsung’s Q-series and A-series soundbars worth up to ₹1,04,990 as assured gifts, cashback of up to 20%, finance offers and EMIs as low as ₹1,990
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We have heard news about the Xiaomi tablet resurrection long ago. Moreover, we knew, at least, one model will be a true flagship tablet. If ... The post Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Passed FCC, Coming With Snapdragon 860 Chip appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Day two of this year’s virtual conference did not disappoint! Here are the top takeaways from Tuesday’s speakers.
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The Edifier TWS 330NB, a very good set of active noise canceling earbuds, are 30% off on Amazon and a real bargain.
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A new Starlink teardown has revealed fresh details about SpaceX’s satellite internet dish, including how the company prevents its development hardware from being misused. Launched last year, Starlink relies upon both a growing constellation of satellites in orbit around Earth and an auto-positioning dish on the ground that communicates with them. The satellite network has been a work-in-progress for SpaceX, … Continue reading
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During the 19th AGM of Federal Bank today, shareholders approved adopting audited FY21 financial statements and 35 per cent dividend
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The project has to be commissioned within three months of receipt of an order from individual residential customers, it said
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How are visual content marketing trends reshaping brands' content strategy right now? You'll want to keep an eye on these top trends.The post 10 Visual Content Marketing Trends for 2021 appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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DJI’s Pocket 2, now in white. | Image: DJI DJI’s latest handheld stabilized vlogging camera, the Pocket 2, is now available in white. The camera released last year only in black features a larger sensor and double the amount of microphones as its predecessor, the DJI Osmo Pocket. The new colorway follows a number of software updates DJI has made to the camera since its original release, with benefits including enhanced autofocus, support for HDR video, and better subject tracking. The white Pocket 2 is available to buy now from DJI’s online store, where it’s currently listed at $439 as part of a bundle that includes a mini control stick, cover, handle, smartphone adaptors, power cable, wrist strap, and a sling strap. And yes, everything barring the power cable also comes in... Continue reading…
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A lot has already been leaked about the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but there are still one or two pieces that remain uncertain. One of those, the Unpacked 2021 date, may have been finally settled by the alleged remarks of a Samsung executive. The other big mystery is the form that the front-facing camera will take, which may be a … Continue reading
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In the past year, the company’s shares have risen by 498% on the bourses
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The service is available for all Airtel Xstream Fiber customers, on a monthly subscription for ₹99
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