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Global cholera vaccine crisis escalates; Measles cases already surpass 2023; Vehicle emissions target EV future; Intel secures $8.5B chip funding

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[7.3] Global cholera crisis due to vaccine shortage — Voice of America - VOA News

The WHO warns of a global rise in cholera with a vaccine shortage. The disease, spread by contaminated water, can be fatal. The WHO's vaccine group sees shortages lasting two years. Worldwide, cholera kills up to 143,000 annually. Actions include better water access and sanitation. South Korea's EuBiologics can't meet demand, with no new producers until 2025. Cases hit 700,000 in 2023, up from 473,000. Only 17-50 million vaccine doses are expected in 2024, not enough for the millions at risk.

[7.2] There are already more measles cases in the US this year than all of 2023 — WIRED

In the first 12 weeks of 2024, the U.S. matched or surpassed its total measles cases from 2023, with at least 60 reported cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association are urging vaccinations as rates drop below the 95% target, and non-medical exemptions are at a peak. Most cases are linked to international travel by unvaccinated individuals.

[7.2] New emissions standards push for electric vehicles by 2032 — The Associated Press

The Biden administration has introduced new vehicle emissions standards. These rules, set for model years 2027 to 2032, are less strict initially than first proposed but will nearly match the Environmental Protection Agency's preferred levels by 2032. The EPA estimates that if 56% of new vehicle sales are electric by 2032, it will significantly cut emissions. Currently, EV sales are at 7.6%, up from 5.8% in 2022. The auto industry has welcomed the moderated pace of EV adoption, which aligns with infrastructure and market readiness.

[7.1] Biden awards Intel $8.5 billion to boost semiconductor production — The New York Times [$]

President Biden announced a $8.5 billion grant to Intel from the CHIPS Act funds to boost U.S. semiconductor production. This grant, the largest yet under the act, aims to create thousands of jobs and expand Intel's facilities. The CHIPS Act was passed in 2022 to regain U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing. Biden highlighted the potential for job growth in the sector, including positions not requiring a college degree.

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[6.5] Neuralink enables quadriplegic to play video games with thoughts (South China Morning Post + 12)

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