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Covid-19: False test results ‘ruining’ return to school

Covid-19: False test results ‘ruining’ return to school

Health
PA MediaChildren in England are being unfairly punished by the insistence they must abide by "incorrect" positive results from rapid Covid tests, experts say.Reports have emerged of pupils having to isolate after testing positive at school using the on-the-spot checks - only for a more reliable follow-up lab-based PCR test to find them negative.Parents said it was "ruining" the return to school.Rapid tests at home or in workplaces can be overruled by a lab test.But the government has insisted this cannot happen for tests done in school - although it has been unable to explain why.Pupils at secondary schools - of which there are around four million - are being offered three lateral-flow tests following their return to school.But because infection rates are so low, the Royal Statistical Soci...

Twitter posts strong Q4 results as user base, revenue jumps

Technology
Twitter posted solid results for the last three months of 2020, capping what CEO Jack Dorsey called “an extraordinary year” for the platformBy BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterFebruary 9, 2021, 9:44 PM• 2 min readTwitter posted solid results for the last three months of 2020, capping what CEO Jack Dorsey called “an extraordinary year" for the platform. New users signed on in large numbers to follow the world's events in real time despite the challenges of election misinformation and intensifying calls to ban now former President Donald Trump.The San Francisco-based company earned $ 222.1 million, or 27 cents per share, in the October-December period. That's up 87% from $ 118.8 million, or 15 cents per share, a year earlier.Revenue grew 28% to $ 1.29 billion from $ 1 billion....
Oxford vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, early results show

Oxford vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, early results show

Technology
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University produces a strong immune response in older adults, data from early trials has shown.The phase one and phase two results suggest that one of the groups most at risk of death or serious illness from COVID-19 may be able to build immunity, according to data published in The Lancet medical journal. It comes a day after Pfizer announced its coronavirus vaccine was 94% effective among adults over 65 in its final efficacy results, and that it would be seeking authorisation over the next few days.Live coronavirus updates from the UK and around the world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...

Chinese streaming and mobile gaming company releases rap video with quarterly results

Finance
People visit the video platform Bilibili stand during the 2020 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) at Shanghai New International Expo Center on July 31, 2020 in Shanghai, China.Zhou You | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesBEIJING — One of the most popular video and gaming apps among China's youth, Bilibili, decided to illustrate its quarterly earnings report on Thursday in a rather unconventional way with the release of a rap music video.The Nasdaq-listed company is one of the fastest growing apps in China. After the earnings report, Bilibili's shares rose more than 6% in extended trading Thursday.With what looks like a plush white TV cartoon "head" — in the style of the American DJ Marshmello — the lead performer prances about a futuristic, space station-like capsu...
US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows

US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows

World
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