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New Covid cases as Victoria enters second day of lockdown

New Covid cases as Victoria enters second day of lockdown Australia's second-most populous state, Victoria , reported two new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection on Sunday, day two of a snap lockdown as authorities scrambled to curb the spread of the highly infectious United Kingdom variant of the disease. [Full Article...]

Covid: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be tested on children

Covid: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be tested on children Billionaire Bill Gates" daughter Jennifer Gates informed her Instagram followers that she has had her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine , adding that it "sadly did NOT implant my genius father into my brain'. "To reopen economic sectors, rebuild livelihoods and position Malaysia as a safe and responsible destination for investors, tourists and other countries, we need to ensure that the Covid... [Full Article...]

Cuomo Aide Clarifies Nursing Home Data Comment

White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged Friday when asked about a report that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo , a Democrat, had withheld information regarding Covid-19 fatalities in nursing homes during the pandemic. "But we are committed to being better partners going forward as we share the same goal of keeping New Yorkers as healthy as possible during the pandemic", DeRosa said. [Full Article...]

Ex-EU bank chief Mario Draghi sworn in as PM

Ex-EU bank chief Mario Draghi sworn in as PM Several key posts went to technocrats including the new economy minister Daniele Franco , director general of the Bank of Italy; and Roberto Cingolani , a physicist and IT expert, who will head the newly created ministry for green transition; and former Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao , to head a new ministry of technological innovation and digital transition. [Full Article...]

Oxford University to test COVID vaccine response in children

Oxford University to test COVID vaccine response in children The vaccine is one of two being used to protect against serious illness and death from Covid in the United Kingdom, along with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab. The trial is the first to assess the vaccine's efficacy in children aged six to 17. "The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound negative impact on the education, social development and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents, beyond illness... [Full Article...]

Cuomo's Top Aide Confesses State Covered Up Nursing Home Death Toll

Cuomo's Top Aide Confesses State Covered Up Nursing Home Death Toll The Cuomo staffers feared the data about nursing home deaths in the state, related to the coronavirus , could "be used against us", the governor's secretary, Melissa DeRosa , told state lawmakers, according to the Post . "Instead of apologizing or providing answer to the thousands of NY families who lost loved ones, the governor's administration made apologies to politicians behind closed doors... [Full Article...]

BioNTech starts vaccine production at new site in Germany

BioNTech starts vaccine production at new site in Germany On Friday, meanwhile, NHS England said people aged 65 to 69 can now have a COVID vaccine in England if Global Positioning System have done all they can to reach those at higher risk. "We will use all the syringes we have that can draw six doses, but it will, of course, not be enough as more shots are administered", Norihisa Tamura said Tuesday, according to Kyodo News. [Full Article...]

Senate votes to award Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal

Senate votes to award Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal Capitol. "We have been reminded of the extraordinary valor of the United States Capitol Police, the men and women who risked and gave their lives to save ours, becoming martyrs for our democracy", Pelosi said in a statement. Capitol Hill Police Officer Eugene Goodman , right, speaks with other police officers after the fourth day of the Senate Impeachment trials for former President Donald T... [Full Article...]

White House says staffer disciplined over language

White House says staffer disciplined over language Ducklo allegedly became hostile toward Palmeri over the investigation into his budding romance. Palmeri, a co-writer of Politico's popular Playbook blog, began to pursue the story on January 20, Inauguration Day, and contacted McCammond for comment, according to an account in Vanity Fair . [Full Article...]

Russian Federation rejects Western criticism over Navalny's prison term

Russian Federation rejects Western criticism over Navalny's prison term Many detainees had to spend hours on police buses after detention facilities in Moscow and St. Petersburg quickly ran out of space and later were cramped into cells meant to accommodate far fewer inmates. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the decision against Navalny is, quote, "far from any rule of law standards" and demanded an end to violence against peaceful protesters in Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Hunter Biden is writing a book about his struggle with addiction

Hunter Biden is writing a book about his struggle with addiction The book is called " Beautiful Things " and will center on the younger Biden's well publicized struggles with substance abuse, according to Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Hunter, now an artist based in Los Angeles, has admitted to displaying "poor judgment" in some of his business dealings, but denied any wrongdoing. [Full Article...]

McCain completes Navy's first Taiwan Strait passage of 2021

McCain completes Navy's first Taiwan Strait passage of 2021 The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steamed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, marking the Navy's first trip through the contentious waterway in 2021, according to a Navy statement . 31 operation, prompting an unusual denial from the Navy. Meanwhile, Biden's pick for commerce secretary, Gina Raimondo, said Washington must take "aggressive" steps to combat China's "unfair" trade ... [Full Article...]

Biden says caving on $1400 checks would break a promise

Biden says caving on $1400 checks would break a promise Payments can not be sent until Congress passes another coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package , which includes the stimulus payments, which the White House said it hopes to do before the middle of March when unemployment benefits are set to expire. [Full Article...]

Top House Republican condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comments, but stands by her

Top House Republican condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comments, but stands by her Cheney was also supported by other Republicans in the conference, including Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., one of nine other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump , according to a source familiar with the conference meeting. Greene later refused to address past comments, vaguely telling right-wing radio host and former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka in an interview published Tuesday that she had "... [Full Article...]

Palestinians to Receive Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine on Thursday

Palestinians to Receive Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine on Thursday A dozen countries have already approved the Russian vaccine for use, including Bolivia and Argentina, where Lpez-Gatell visited in January to learn more about it. The vaccine was well tolerated and safety data from 1,369 of these older adults found that the most common adverse events were flu-like symptoms and local reaction. [Full Article...]

Combinaison de deux vaccins différents | L'université d'Oxford lance une étude

Combinaison de deux vaccins différents | L'université d'Oxford lance une étude Ces conclusions sont accueillies non sans gloire au Royaume-Uni au moment où le pays, très durement frappé par le virus, a annoncé avoir injecté une première dose à plus de 10 millions de personnes. Avant son approbation par l'UE, le président Emmanuel Macron avait exprimé des doutes sur le vaccin AstraZeneca: "Aujourd'hui on pense qu'il est quasi-inefficace pour les plus de 65 ans ". [Full Article...]

Instagram Might Not Allow You to Share Feed Photos to Stories

Instagram Might Not Allow You to Share Feed Photos to Stories That being said , this is just a test that's not widely rolled out, which will give Instagram the opportunity to adjust its plans in case it decides to globally prevent people from sharing feed posts to their stories . Of course, stories are fleeting videos and photos that users can share in a space other than "Latest News". Instagram knows this arrangement isn't quite working. [Full Article...]

USA tech giants report strong earnings

USA tech giants report strong earnings In contrast, in the last quarter of 2020, YouTube ads' revenue jumped 46% year-on-year to $6.89 billion. Google Cloud revenue climbed 47 per cent to US$3.8 billion in the fourth quarter, matching analysts' estimates, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. [Full Article...]

Farmers protest: Twitter restores blocked Indian accounts

Farmers protest: Twitter restores blocked Indian accounts A Twitter trend, "ModiPlanningFarmerGenocide" was said to be the cause of the blocking of the accounts. However, most accounts were restored late evening. The accounts, it is learnt, were taken down after a request to take them down under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act . In our continuing effort to make our services available to people everywhere, if we receive a properly scoped ... [Full Article...]

Putin critic Navalny jailed in Russian Federation despite protests

Putin critic Navalny jailed in Russian Federation despite protests And then I committed an even more serious offence: "I didn't run and hide". Tuesday, a Moscow court sentenced Alexei Navalny, the most prominent opponent of President Vladimir Putin , to almost three years in prison, in a ruling condemned by several Western countries. [Full Article...]


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