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Bermuda Government COVID-19 Update, March 2 2021
The Hon. David Burt, Premier, the Hon. Kim Wilson, Minister of Health and Dr. Carika Weldon, Government Science Advisor
Public Works Overview of Budget Plans
The Hon. David Burch, Minister of Public Works speech transcript on the 2021/2022 Budget, March 2 2021.
Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation with strike system
Accounts with two strikes against them will be locked for 12 hours. Five strikes will get a user permanently banned from Twitter.
International travel delays could cost the UK economy €30bn
The UK has just announced its plan for leaving lockdown - but experts are predicting huge losses to the economy if international travel is delayed any longer.
Twitter Now Labeling Content for 'Misleading Information' on COVID-19 Vaccines
Back in December, Twitter Safety announced the social media platform would begin prioritizing the "removal of the most harmful misleading information" from users' timelines. Twitter has since removed over "8,400 Tweets and challenged 11....
6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 1 March 2021
The Ministry of Health received 1385 test results since the last update, and six were positive for COVID-19.
Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says
A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) officials said on Monday, citing a pre-print study.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and NHS Sued Over £23.5 Mln Contract With US Data Firm Linked to CIA
Palantir was set up in 2003 by German-born tech billionaire Peter Thiel and four business associates. It specialises in storing big data and allowing corporations and governments to visualise it to solve problems.
Oxford University COVID-19 Lab Reportedly Hacked by Cyber Gang
Researchers have been scrambling to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. So far, the deadly virus has infected more than 113 million people worldwide and killed more than 2.5 million others.
Sports Minister Reminds About ‘Return to Play’ Guidelines
As Bermuda prepares to return to competitive local sports, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Dr. the Hon. Ernest Peets, JP, visited one of the COVID-19 sports testing centers to assess the progress.
New York Governor Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Second Woman
A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday.
Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis'
More than six million people have become "accidental savers" during the pandemic by keeping jobs while facing fewer outgoings, a report has said.
Covid: How this Indian firm is vaccinating the world
As pharmaceutical giants ramp-up production in the race to vaccinate the world, one firm has shot into the lead.
These 11 Stylish, Surprisingly Comfy Sleeper Sofas Are a Dream Come True
These multifunctional marvels are a step above your average pull-out couch.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Calls on Nation to Further Reduce Dependence on ‘Toxic’ Dollar
In recent years, the Russian Central Bank dramatically reduced its holdings of dollars and Treasury obligations. Additionally, Moscow has sought to decrease the use of greenbacks in foreign trade settlements with major trade partners.
Biden, New York Officials Demand Independent Investigation Into Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims
The Italian done his job, the Italian ready to be investigated: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki labeled the allegations "serious" and said President Biden supports an investigation.
A new UN report urges a radical shift in the way we think about nature
The United Nations released a report Thursday on the health of the planet that proposes a radical shift in the way mankind thinks about it.
Ecuador's health minister resigns after vaccine access scandal
Ecuador's health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos stepped down Friday, after his department allowed a university official receive a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of other priority groups.
Billboard ‘Impeach’ Appears in New York as Cuomo Scandal Gains Momentum
The New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, is currently under harsh criticism for his handling of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. A recently published report has showed that the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes was extremely u...
UK Finance Minister Plans New Infrastructure Bank In Budget
The Indian-origin finance minister will lay out the government's vision for emerging out of the economic crisis over the course of the year next week.
Biden said undocumented immigrants should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being arrested by ICE
The Department of Homeland Security earlier this month said ICE would not be conducting enforcement near vaccination sites.
Justin Trudeau looks forward to working with President Biden: 'It's great to see America re-engage'
"That need to work closely as neighbors continues," Trudeau said. "But now it continues with an administration with whom we have a little more in common."
Covid-19 has persuaded some parents that home-schooling is better
Some plan to carry on even after the pandemic
U.S. regulators probe Robinhood over trading curbs
Retail brokerage Robinhood said on Friday U.S. regulators were looking into its temporary trading curbs on so-called meme stocks earlier this year as shares of companies like GameStop Corp soared during a social media-fueled short-squeeze.
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