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Scotland Election Results Complicate Hopes for Independence Referendum
The Scottish National Party fell short of an outright majority, though pro-independence parties appeared to retain control of Scotland’s Parliament.
EU (446 million inhabitants) seals deal for up to 1.8 billion Pfizer jabs.
The European Commission has approved a new Covid vaccine contract with Pfizer and BioNTech - in addition to all the contract signed already with other vaccine producers- paving the way for as many as 1.8 billion doses for 2021-23, 4 time...
Bon Voyage: Norwegian Cruise Line May Skip Florida Ports Due to COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Ban
On Monday, Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis signed SB 2006 - legislation which, in part, allows the governor to overrule local emergency rules. The Republican governor also signed executive orders that called for the immediate suspension...
‘Durable Demand’: Pfizer CEO Expects $26B COVID-19 Vaccine Profits in 2021, Plans for Boosters
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is banking on COVID-19 being a major profit-driver for years to come as the company lines up vaccine delivery contracts for as far away as 2024. Corporate leaders have previously spoken of plans to dramaticall...
Pfizer’s obscene $900m profit from its Covid vaccine in just three months proves capitalism and public health are bad bedfellows
The US pharmaceutical giant cashing in on a pandemic that has killed 3.2m people while failing to help the world’s poor is morally indefensible, and illustrates the corrupt nature of monopoly medicine.
Indian-American Congresswoman Appeals To Raise Funds For India Amid COVID-19 Surge
COVID-19 India: Describing the situation in India as dire, Ms Jayapal said hundreds of thousands of new COVID-19 cases are confirmed every day. "There are no hospital beds open. There is no oxygen supply left. People are dying before the...
Gates Divorce Shakes World's Biggest Family Philanthropy Engine
The news of Bill and Melinda Gates divorce has sent a shock wave through the world of philanthropy.
Charles 'has met Archie twice and doesn't have recent photo of them together
Prince Charles has only met his grandson Archie twice and couldn’t find an up-to-date photo to use for his birthday message, according to reports.
Scottish nationalists vow independence vote after election win
Pro-independence parties won a majority in Scotland’s parliament on Saturday, paving the way to a high-stakes political, legal and constitutional battle with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the future of the United Kingdom.
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab
EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in its biggest vaccine contract so far
‘Forget Australia’: Britain snaps up stranded international students
Shaiz Javaid felt abandoned by Australia when borders closed. He is among thousands making up a record surge of university enrolments in Britain.
Not only blood clots? EMA ‘assessing reports’ of AstraZeneca jab link to rare IMMUNE DISORDER
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is investigating reports of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine causing Guillain-Barre syndrome, as the pharmaceutical company remains embroiled in controversy over the jab’s link to blood clotting.
The Alternative Queen’s Speech: How to build a fairer, healthier, greener Britain
The pandemic has exposed inequality and insecurity, and made us re-evaluate what is most important to us. It has also exposed that we are globally interdependent and must work together to tackle the challenges that face us.
UK vaccination committee says under-40s should opt for alternative to blood clot-linked AstraZeneca… unless it causes ‘delays’
The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that under-40s be vaccinated with an alternative to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab due to cases of blood clotting – but only if doing so causes no “delays".
European leaders urge U.S., Britain to match EU generosity on vaccines
Half of the vaccines produced in Europe are sent to other nations, compared to only a fraction of U.S. made vaccines, European leaders said Friday.
Boris Johnson cements one-party rule in England, but the UK looks as divided as ever
The British elections that took place on Thursday were in many ways a symbolic referendum on Boris Johnson. While the results are still coming in, early signs suggest the Prime Minister can chalk this one up as a victory.
WHO Tells G7 Vaccine Inequity "Unacceptable"
World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the uneven distribution of vaccines among rich and poor nations would not help to end the coronavirus pandemic.
Which countries are on the green list for foreign holidays?
From 17 May, people in England will be allowed to take holidays abroad in a small number of countries.
UK will be 'Covid free by August' as vaccines boss calls for boosters in 2022
BRITAIN will be Covid free by August and will be safe this winter without jab booster shots, the head of the vaccine taskforce has said.
Leaked Data Reveals UK Concerned About 1 Version Of Indian Variant Of COVID-19
COVID-19: According to a report based on leaked data by the BBC, Public Health England (PHE) is said to have recommended the B.1.617.2 version of the Indian variant to be classed as Variant of Concern (VOC) as it appears to spread more q...
WHO Approves China's Sinopharm Covid Vaccine For Emergency Use
"This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing to Sinopharm Beijing's Covid-19 vaccine, making it the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality," the UN health agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Gheb...
What Will We Wear to Parties Once They Return? 6 Vogue Editors Share Their Moodboards
Shop our going-out fashion inspiration because the late-night scene will be here before you know it.
New Covid variant identified – responsible for 6% of the cases in Rio de Janeiro
The new variant of covid-19 was identified in 5.86% of 376 blood samples from patients with covid-19 that were genetically analyzed in March.
Man died after taking BioNTech jabs
A 46-year-old man has passed away eight days after receiving his second dose of the BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, marking the 29th death under the city’s mass inoculation drive.
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