Science News Summary: Doctors and Scientists in Venezuela Urge Advance on COVID-19 Vaccination As Cases Rise; British scientists say further easing of COVID rules won’t overwhelm healthcare and more

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Vaccinating adults seems to protect children around them. Cash opening event linked to 46 COVID-19 cases

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Vaccinating adults seems to protect children too

Venezuelan doctors and scientists urge advances in COVID-19 vaccination as cases rise

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s premier medical and scientific academies called for renewed efforts on Monday to vaccinate the population of the South American nation against the coronavirus. The pandemic in Venezuela was significantly less severe than expected in 2020 due to widespread gasoline shortages restricting vehicle movement, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Physics, Mathematics and Science said in a joint statement.

British scientists say further easing of COVID rules won’t overwhelm healthcare

The next step in easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England is unlikely to put unsustainable pressure on the healthcare system, even if it leads to an increase in COVID-19 infections, government scientists said on Monday. However, the scientists said that a resurgence of hospitalizations and deaths at some point is still very likely, although the extent and timing are uncertain.

Climate change is decreasing the abundance of marine life near the equator: study

During some summers, when the water temperatures rise in the Caribbean, the glowing coral colonies of gold, green and blue that surround the island nation of Cuba give way to skeletal white spots. The technicolor stripes of tropical fish flash less often. The cawing noises of lobsters grow lower.

(With contributions from agencies.)

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