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Twitter ends COVID-19 “misinformation” policy
"Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the company stated on its transparency page for coronavirus misinformation. Additionally, the COVID-19 policy is no longer listed o...
China’s Xinjiang sees protests against COVID lockdown
Local authorities to partially and progressively ease lockdown in ‘low risk’ areas, CNN reports.
Covid-19 It’s no longer a pandemic of the unvaccinated
For the first time, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus received at least the primary series of the vaccine.
French prosecutors probe Macron election campaign over funding, McKinsey links
Investigators look into the role played by McKinsey and other consultancy firms in two presidential races.
Bishop told flock they’d ‘drop dead’ from Covid if they didn’t purchase his bogus £91 protection kits
A preacher who sold bogus £91 kits to keep Covid at bay warned his flock that they could die if they didn’t purchase them, a court has heard.
What are people saying about the COP27 deal?
Countries have adopted a fund to help poor countries affected by disasters, but no efforts made to tackle emissions.
Trade war threatens to overshadow EU-US summit
A dispute over Washington’s subsidies for electric cars is likely to mire efforts to reset the transatlantic relationship.
A new pandemic playbook: Draft treaty sets out far-reaching new rules for countries
Countries would need to make significant commitments to ensure equitable access to medical products.
A brief history of Dolly’s extensive philanthropy: From vaccines to scholarships
The singer is best known as a country music icon, but she’s also been working 9 to 5 to make other people’s lives worth living. Here’s a look back at her famed kindness over the years.
Retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer about COVID vaccines: “We flew the aeroplane while we were still building it”
Recently retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer, Kathrin Jansen, discusses the lightning speed development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines — and the implications for vaccine platforms. Recently retired head of vaccine R&D at Pfizer, Kathri...
Three US Officers Faked Sick Leave And Got Full Salary For A Year, Arrested
Officers Steven Cange, Eduardo Trinidad, and Monica Coaxum were arrested on Thursday and charged with fraud and cheating a federally-funded organisation.
Why there's more to being smart than intelligence
Multiple psychological factors contribute to astonishing feats of creativity and insight.
Biden, Trump to make final appeals day before crucial US midterms
President Joe Biden will hold rally in Maryland while his predecessor Donald Trump will be in Ohio on last campaign day.
China to maintain zero-COVID policy
Measures should be fine-tuned to better help vulnerable people, officials say.
China’s Xi warns Putin not to use nuclear arms in Ukraine
Chinese leader makes the call during a visit by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
CDC director tests positive for Covid-19 after receiving the latest booster
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tested positive for Covid-19 Friday.
U.S. CDC director tests positive for COVID-19, experiencing mild symptoms. Previously she said vaccinated cannot get Covid.
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night and is experiencing mild symptoms, the CDC said in a statement on Saturday.
Pfizer: The price of the corona vaccines will quadruple - up to 130 dollars per dose
The pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer plans to increase the price of the corona vaccines fourfold to around $110-130 per dose, after its current sales contract with the American government ends next year - according to Angela Lukin, a s...
EU prosecutor’s office opens investigation into COVID vaccine purchases
The EPPO didn’t specify who was being investigated, or which of the EU’s vaccine contracts are under scrutiny.
German Woman Arrested Over Plot To Kidnap Health Minister
The plot was uncovered earlier this year, when police arrested four men accused of "preparing explosive attacks and other acts of violence" as well as plotting to kidnap Health Minister Karl Lauterbach.
Europe likely entering another COVID wave, says WHO and ECDC
The World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday that another wave of COVID-19 infections may have begun in Europe as cases begin to tick up across the region.
US aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new rules
The host of measures could amount to the biggest shift in US policy on shipping technology to China since the 1990s and could set Chinese chip makers back by years.
What looks like a bribe, sounds like a bribe, and is hidden by the beneficiaries like a bribe, is probably, if not obviously, a bribe.
The CEO of Pfizer has refused to testify before the European Parliament Special Committee on Covid-19. Albert Bourla was expected to face serious questions on October 10 on how secretive Covid vaccine deals were struck. But he’s pulled out.
First signs of new COVID-19 wave seen in colder countries
Cases and hospitalizations are rising in Belgium, the UK and Denmark.
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