U.S. Sends Missiles to Ukraine
The United States continues to support the Ukrainian war effort after President Joe Biden revealed plans to share ATACM missiles with President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy’s troops. According to the Associated Press, this decision was announced on Sept. 22, the day after Russia led an attack against cities across Ukraine, killing five people. Several U.S. officials told NBC the quantity of missiles is still under discussion.
Neuralink Starts Human Trials
Elon Musk’s tech company Neuralink announced it has been approved for human trials of its brain-computer technology. An official statement from the company’s blog on Sept. 19 said that paralytic test subjects will test their interface’s ability to communicate with external robots. Neuralink claims the implant will allow people to control keyboards with their minds.
China Bans iPhones?
Apple’s stock suffered a decline on Sept. 6 after the Wall Street Journal claimed China had banned iPhone use. Following the accusations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mao Ning denied any prohibition of Apple products. According to an article by CNN, the U.S. government is currently unable to confirm the validity of the allegations.
Funds Gifted to Covid Clinics
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently donated $45 million to clinics researching “Long Covid,”which diagnoses patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 long after the two-week period. On Sept. 20, HHS said nine clinics will receive annual $1 million grants for up to five years to develop treatments for those suffering from extended symptoms.