Data from 152 countries shows that the impact of vaccine sharing would have been significant if countries focused on their equitable distribution, and it would have globally prevented about 1.3 million unnecessary loss of lives. Mathematical epidemiologist Sam Moore and his team at the University of Warwick in Coventry, the United Kingdom, used data on excess mortality and vaccine availability to conduct this study, which was published in 'Nature Medicine' journal about a week ago.
European astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope have detected a previously unknown asteroid about the size of Rome's Colosseum in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid measuring between 300 and 650 feet (100 to 200 meters) in length is the smallest object observed to date using the telescope, the US space agency NASA said Monday. It was detected during calibration of the telescope's Mid-InfraRed Instrument, which operates in mid-infrared wavelengths.