New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School among others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as earlier variants, and not more transmissible but no less severe, as previously thought. The study was based on the records of 130,000 COVID patients in Massachusetts … Read more

‘Pouring gasoline on the fire’: JPMorgan, Citi and other U.S. banks lead rise in lending to oil and gas: report

Financing of the oil and gas industry that is helping drive global temperatures to a dangerous point has snapped back strongly, a new report says. In fact, current spending tops the capital flowing in 2016, the year that arguably the most significant climate pledge to date was struck in Paris. The 60 banks profiled in … Read more