💊 Moderna unlikely to make it in China; Chicken unlikely to make it in France, Bavarian Nordic sells directly to (some) Latam nation
#185 | A cardboard car wants to take you on a ride
Hello and welcome back to a brand new week and to everybody's favourite life sciences newsletter ever. We've noticed that Mondays are usually light when it comes to life sciences news. We've written enough Kables by now to conclude that the week may be for science, but the weekend is when life goes out to play. This conclusion is based on the results of a clinical study we conducted on ourselves; all researchers (and subjects) agreed.
Methane continues to leak in the Baltic Sea after last week's damage to Nord Stream's pipelines, with the amount of gas escaping in just a few days in excess of what cows ever farted.
Brazil marked the beginning of October with a presidential election ending in a deadlock, and reports that September saw the Amazon rainforest burn brighter than it has in well over a decade. The presidential election will see round two on October 30, but we're hoping that this intervening period brings some relief for the forest.
The WHO says cholera outbreaks are back in fashion around the world. Haiti, which hasn't reported a single cholera case in a few years, has reported seven deaths. The Syrian outbreak still rages, as do ones across Africa, including Malawi with 10 deaths reported, and Latin America and Afghanistan. In Pakistan, water-borne illnesses continue to claim lives.
In Uganda, they have no time for cholera, though, because Ebola still rules, and a Tanzanian doctor has become the first health worker to succumb. 65 health workers have also been placed in quarantine because they were possibly exposed to Ebola. Authorities fear the outbreak could reach Uganda's capital Kampala, where it'll become impossible to contain.