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The director of the National Institutes of Health told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that it's time to stop "finger wagging" at fellow Americans who are hesitant to get a COVID vaccine. He also admitted on air that he is not mandating that NIH employees get vaccinated. What's going on? There is an ongoing debate among Americans over whether or no...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Twitter said on Wednesday (Dec 2) it was expanding its definition of hateful content to ban language which "dehumanises" people on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin. The move announced by the messaging platform is the latest to refine its definition of abusive and harmful content which has led to a backlash against ...
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States will release up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, a senior official said Monday (April 26), following mounting criticism that the Biden administration was hoarding shots while other countries suffered. "US to release 60 million AstraZeneca doses to other countries as they become available,...
LUXEMBOURG (REUTERS) - Europe’s top court on Thursday (July 16) rejected the validity of a mechanism used by thousands of companies to send data to the United States, backing concerns about US surveillance raised by privacy activist Max Schrems in his clash with Facebook. The EU-US Privacy Shield was set up in 2016 to protect the personal data of E...
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - An at-home coronavirus testing project in Seattle backed in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said on Saturday (May 16) it was working with US regulators to resume the program after being suspended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (Scan), which aims to monitor ...
LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain’s terrorism threat level has been raised to "severe" as a precaution following attacks in France and Austria, interior minister Priti Patel said on Tuesday (Nov 3). The change, which means an attack is now seen as highly likely, comes the day after a gunman in Vienna identified as a convicted Islamic militant killed four ...
Italy toughens restrictions as daily Covid-19 cases hit highest since March Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday imposed new restrictions on gatherings, restaurants, sports and school activities in an attempt to slow a surge in novel coronavirus infections. The latest steps marked the second time in a week that the government has toughe...
May 8th 2021TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE is upending finance. Bitcoin has gone from being an obsession of anarchists to a $1trn asset class that many fund managers insist belongs in any balanced portfolio. Swarms of digital day-traders have become a force on Wall Street. PayPal has 392m users, a sign that......
LONDON (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Britain is working on using the existing National Health Service (NHS) coronavirus app to show that people have received their Covid-19 vaccine for international travel, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Wednesday (April 28). "It will be the NHS app that is used for people when they book appointments with the NH...
President Biden delivers remarks on the coronavirus pandemic as the nation falls short of his July 4th goal for vaccinations  The Washington Post Read more......
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday (July 12) re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risked being overwhelmed. "As we head towards the peak of infections, it is vital that we do not burden our clinics and hospitals with alcohol-related injuries ...
Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) received some criticism for greeting President Joe Biden warmly before his address to Congress on Wednesday, and she fired off a response from her Twitter account. Among those criticizing Cheney was Donald Trump Jr. who repeated the "warmonger" epithet his father used against Cheney on Tuesday. “Rep...