Giving COVID-19 vaccines another boost

BulletinOfTheAtomic
3 min readAug 30, 2021

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Radioactive snakes | Iraq’s energy issue | Climate change

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Aug. 23, 2021

NUCLEAR RISK
Radioactive snakes as fallout monitors
Scientists have enlisted rat snakes around the Fukushima nuclear power plant to make sense of the 2011 accident’s impact on the environment. The native animals may be living radiation monitors. Read more.

VOICES OF TOMORROW
Opinion: Nuclear power won’t fix Iraq’s energy crisis
Iraq should be energy self-sufficient, but war damage, mismanagement, and dependence on exports means the country can’t meet demand. Iraq needs energy, but nuclear power should not be the answer. Read more.

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Giving COVID-19 vaccines another boost
US officials recently unveiled a plan to offer booster shots to all adults, not just those with weakened or compromised immune systems. The Bulletin tackles vital questions about the strategy. Read more.

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CLIMATE CHANGE
The problem with letting others deal with climate change
There has been much coverage of citizens who won’t acknowledge the existence of COVID-19 or climate change. No local or global crisis will disappear if everyone assumes that someone else will fix it. Read more.

WHAT’S NEW AT THE BULLETIN
Welcome, Brandon Powell
Brandon Powell has joined the Bulletin as an advancement services coordinator, where he will act as the Salesforce database assistant and aid in the planning and execution of fundraising strategies. Read more.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Biden should make it harder to use the most devastating weapons ever created. A sole purpose policy would limit nuclear weapons to one job only: preventing their use by others.”

Tom Collina and Doreen Horschig, “How President Biden Can Reduce Nuclear Dangers Without Congress,” Breaking Defense

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