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US Authorizes Pfizer / BioNTech Anticovid Vaccine for Children 12-15 Years
Canada on Wednesday became the first country to authorize the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for this age segment.
London Launches $8.4 Million Tourism Campaign As Covid Restrictions Ease
The "Let's Do London" campaign will target day-trippers & overnight visitors to the capital from across the UK amid restrictions on international travel.
Your most Googled questions on mental health, answered
This year, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10-16), Metro.co.uk will shine the spotlight on a range of mental health issues, told by a diverse range of voices.
Queen Elizabeth to set out UK government's post-pandemic agenda
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will present Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-pandemic agenda on Tuesday in a speech written by the government that will set out the new laws that ministers intend to pass in the coming year.
Queen's Speech: What is it and why is it important?
The Queen's Speech, on Tuesday, will allow the government to set out what laws it wants to pass. This could include areas like planning, the environment and social care.
California reports first yearly population decline in state's history, a drop of more than 182,000 people
California's population fell by more than 182,000 people in 2020, marking the first year-over-year loss ever recorded for the nation's most populous state.
The EU has not renewed "for now" its contract with AstraZeneca in June
The European Commission announced at the end of April the initiation of legal proceedings against AstraZeneca for breaching its supply contract.
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
Chinese Scientists Discussed Weaponising Coronavirus In 2015
The paper titled The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons suggested that World War Three would be fought with biological weapons.
Here's what's known about the coronavirus variants
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week it had designated a coronavirus variant first seen in India as a "variant of interest," adding it to the growing collection of viral variants it's keeping an eye on.
A ransomware attack has forced the shut down of the largest US fuel pipeline, which carries nearly half the fuel consumed by the East Coast
Colonial Pipeline said Saturday the cyber attack involves ransomware and it has hired a third-party security firm to investigate.
Pope Francis Backs Waiving Patents On Coronavirus Vaccines
Pope Francis, who has repeatedly spoken of the need to share vaccines, condemned the "virus of individualism" that "makes us indifferent to the suffering of others".
John Oliver explains why some people don’t want to get the Covid-19 vaccine and how they might be reassured
Redefining Golden Hour with La Prairie x Frieze Art Fairs - Skincare Pure Gold Carla Chan
The luxury skincare labels latest collaboration with artist Carla Chan is equal parts environmentally thought-provoking and visually stunning.
TikTok Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba
Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd. into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and other incumbents on their own turf. His latest target: Alibaba.
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...
Private equity is targeting sports. Now fans and players are pushing back
In New Zealand, rugby isn't just a sport. It's a national obsession, a major cultural force and a huge source of pride.
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...
Treasury Chief Yellen Walks Back Claim US Economy Could ‘Overheat’ This Summer
As vaccination rates steadily increase in several parts of the globe, economists have made increasingly optimistic economic growth predictions, with the latest saying the US economy could grow 7.6% in 2021, the steepest pace it’s seen si...
‘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...
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.
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
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