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Palma Passenger “escape” – No Police Escort for the Ambulance

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When a plane makes an emergency landing at Palma Son Sant Joan Airport because of a medical emergency on board, an ambulance goes to where the plane is in order to transfer the patient to hospital.

In such cases, it would seem that a police escort (Guardia Civil) for an ambulance is not routine. According to the airport’s current regulations and to sources close to the investigation, it is not mandatory for Guardia Civil officers to go with ambulances to the scene of a medical emergency. On Friday, the ambulance was not accompanied.

The security protocol for such instances is already subject to analysis in order to make modifications. Meanwhile, the same sources suggest that there was another oversight – the incident was not communicated to the National Police. If a plane is from a non-Schengen country, which was the case on Friday, the National Police are meant to be informed. They have responsibility for immigration, and the plane had non-EU passengers on board who were in Spain.

It is understood that modifications to the protocol and security reinforcements will be finalised over the next few days. All parties involved are aware of the seriousness of what happened. As one source has suggested, if a security breach of this type had occurred in the middle of August, it is possible that airports across Europe would have been closed until there was clarification of what had happened. “It is an unfortunate image for the island.”

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A Single Molecule Can Switch Certain Ants From Workers to a Queen

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — All hail — the worker ant? It may sound like a Cinderella story, but a new study finds a species of ant can transform from a worker to a queen thanks to “flipping the switch” of a single molecule. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania say ants of the Harpegnathos saltator species…

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Ultra-thin Microchip Can Monitor Health by Placing a ‘computer on the Bone’

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TUCSON, Ariz. — A microchip attached to a bone in your body may be the future of preventing osteoporosis. Scientists from the University of Arizona have developed an ultra-thin computer which they hope will one day monitor a patient’s bone health from inside their own bodies. The microchip, which is as thin as a sheet of…

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Plant-derived Drug Effective at Blocking COVID-19’s Delta Variant

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NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drag on, continually reinvigorated every few months by the emergence of yet another variant. While each new variant is a major global health concern, the Delta variant in particular has emerged as a particularly nasty and infectious version of SARS-CoV-2. On a positive note, scientists report a…

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