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Saturday, October 1, 2022

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South African COVID variant appears to ‘obviate’ antibody drugs, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says | CNBC

Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned about a new South African COVID variant known as 501.V2 that appears to inhibit antibody drugs. Projections for the distribution of vaccines are falling short. More than 17 million COVID vaccine doses have been distributed...

A new strain of drug-resistant malaria has sprung up in Africa | Scientific American

Researchers in Rwanda identified a new strain of a drug-resistant malaria parasite known as P. falciparum. The mosquito with mutations in a gene known as K13 was discovered to resist artemisinin, which is commonly used for malaria treatments. More than 90 percent of the...

New in 2021: Marine Corps to get more amphibious combat vehicles | Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps confirmed that it has approved the full-rate production of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), paying about $184 million to BAE Systems for 36 new vehicles. The next set of ACVs is expected to be distributed in January or...

A small-business owner who spent nearly $46 million on Facebook advertising says he’s been booted from the platform without explanation | Business Insider

Jordan Nabigon, the CEO of the Ottawa, has said that Facebook deleted his company's main Facebook page without any warning in October and have yet to provide an explanation. Nabigon has spent $45,870,181 on Facebook advertising over the last...

Wonder weapon: Meet the U.S. special operations off-road ‘Flyer’ | National Interest

The General Dynamics Flyer was introduced in 2013 as an Internal Air Transport (IAT) compliant, military-grade, mission-ready ground vehicle. The Flyer was built for high speeds including off-road and in all-weather conditions that will be used for a variety...

England’s sleepy ‘Scientology town’ | BCC Travel

Sussex market town of East Grinstead was known to be the home of various religions. One of which is the Church of Scientology founded by L. Ron. Hubbard. Saint Hill Manor, southwest of the town, was Scientology’s worldwide quarters...

New in 2021: Army to pick replacement for SAW and M4 for soldiers, Marines and special operators | Army Times

The Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon project is a work in progress for the past three years to build the Army’s replacement for the M4 carbine and Squad Automatic Weapon. Sig Sauer, General Dynamics, and Textron are the three companies that...

James Richardson, soldier in Merrill’s Marauders, dies at 99 | AP News

James Eubaun Richardson from Tennessee deployed in 1944 on a secret mission behind enemy lines in Japanese-occupied Burma. They traveled 1,000 miles to take over a Japanese-held airfield. Out of the 3,000 who started the journey, only 200 were...

John Wayne helped pay for a Fort Bragg statue, there’s a time capsule with JFK’s letter and other tidbits about Fort Bragg’s monuments |...

Despite Fort Bragg being at a health protection level of “Charlie” families can still view outdoor memorials and statues. Number one on the list compiled by Fayetteville Observer is Meadows Memorial Parade Field located near Yadkin Road. The statue...

New UNO counterterrorism center will aid in Homeland Security’s bioterrorism exercise in February | Omaha World Herald

A member of the Department of Homeland Security’s counterterrorism team has visited the University of Nebraska to learn about their biocontainment program and the hospital quarantine facilities. Dave Richardson, an assistant secretary who heads DHS’s Countering Weapons of Mass...

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U.S. Africa Command Special Operations Forces host medical civic action program in Ghana | DVIDS

Special Operations Forces from the U.S. Africa Command host a medical civic action program in Ghana. Between August 31...

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