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Japanese scientists develop special ‘ostrich’ masks that glow if wearer has COVID-19

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Scientists in Japan have created special masks that are able to detect and possibly help prevent the spread of COVID-19 using ostrich antibodies. 

The masks, developed by researchers at Kyoto Prefectural University, are coated with ostrich antibodies to capitalize on the bird’s strong immune system that makes it resistant to certain diseases, Dezeen reported. 

Yo-Yo Ma Gives Impromptu Concert After Getting Second Vaccine Dose in Massachusetts

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World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma gave a surprise concert at the Berkshire Community College during an observation period after receiving his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend.

The 65-year-old musician was waiting at the vaccination site for his 15-minute observation period on Saturday when he decided to “give something back,” Richard Hall of the Berkshire COVID-19 Vaccine Collaborative told The Berkshire Eagle.

Creator of Free Website for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Uses Platform to Raise Anti-Asian Hate Awareness

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After creating a website that helps New Yorkers find COVID-19 vaccines, a software developer is using his new platform to take a stand against anti-Asian hate. 

What is TurboVax: Last month, Huge Ma launched TurboVax, a website that “finds appointments from 53 city and state-run vaccine sites in the NYC area.” TurboVax makes it easier for New York City residents to locate available vaccines and also book vaccine appointments, according to ABC News.

Japan Appoints ‘Loneliness Minister’ Due to Rising Pandemic Suicides, Especially Among Women

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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appointed regional revitalization minister Tetsushi Sakamoto to head a government measure to help those experiencing loneliness and isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at a meeting on Feb. 12, the new Japanese prime minister addressed the growing number of suicide victims in Japan, mostly women, as the country continues to fight the coronavirus, according to Japan Times.