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EU parliament SUSPENDS Brexit deal vote after accusing UK of violating Northern Ireland protocol – reports
The European Parliament has scrubbed plans for its vote on the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU in protest against Boris Johnson’s unilateral decision to change parts of the Northern Ireland agreement, RTE reports.
Italy blocks 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from reaching Australia in first for EU – reports
The Italian government has reportedly prevented a shipment of some 250,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University from leaving the country for Australia, in the first such action in the EU.
COVID-19: Twitter expands 'warning labels' to target misleading vaccine posts
The social media platform is also starting a strike system that "determines when further enforcement action is necessary".
3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda, 4 March 2021
The Ministry of Health received 346 test results since the last update, and three (3) were positive for COVID-19. All three of the new cases are classified as imported.
Royal Caribbean plans first fully vaccinated cruises from Israel
It's not coming to any American port soon, but it could be the restart of an industry decimated by the global pandemic.
Covid Cases Rising Again In Europe, Warns WHO
"Last week, new cases of Covid-19 in Europe grew nine percent to touch a little over one million," WHO Europe's regional director Hans Kluge told a news conference.
EU blocks shipment of 250,000 Oxford vaccines in supply row
A shipment of 250,000 vaccines due to go to Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union.
Fake COVID-19 vaccines shipped from China to South Africa: Interpol
South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks.
Controversy as EU considers vaccine passports in time for summer travel
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital Covid-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the peak summer holiday period. Some member states have expressed c...
Anti-Covid vaccine tweets face five-strikes ban policy
Twitter is to ban users who repeatedly tweet harmful misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Gates Reveals Why He's Not Investing in Bitcoin
Launched in early 2009, the blockchain-based cryptocurrency is now considered the world's biggest by market capitalisation and the amount of data stored on its blockchain.
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.
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.
How will covid-19 change travel?
The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever be the same again?
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine trials for children and more.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Harry: We did not walk way... I did what any husband would do
The Duke of Sussex says life is in public service - but he left UK because his mental health was being destroyed
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