Science News Roundup: Small children get less sick thanks to Omicron; Gene mutation protects against severe COVID; Pristine coral reef unblemished by warming oceans found off Tahiti and more

Here is a summary of current scientific news.

Small children become less sick thanks to Omicron; Gene mutation protects against severe COVID

Here is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Small children get sick less thanks to Omicron

Pristine coral reef unblemished by warming oceans discovered off Tahiti

Scientists have discovered a 3 km (1.8 mile) long pristine reef of giant rose-shaped corals off Tahiti, in waters thought to be deep enough to protect it from the bleaching effects of the warming ocean. The reef, which is found at depths of over 30 meters (100 feet), probably took around 25 years to develop. Some of the rose-shaped corals are over 2 meters in diameter.

New York City Mayor Adams To Receive His First Cryptocurrency Paycheck

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday that his first paycheck, which arrives on Friday, will be automatically converted into cryptocurrency through Coinbase Global Inc. The salary will be converted into ethereum and bitcoin, the statement added.

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