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The UAE has offered more than 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses till date as part of the national vaccination campaign, local authorities said on Saturday. And the country remains poised to reach its ambitious target of vaccinating 50 per cent of the population soon.

In the past couple of weeks, the vaccination drive has been progressing steadily while prioritising the vulnerable category of the general public. According to the stats from Our World in Data website, the UAE continues to be second best globally in terms of the cumulative doses administered per 100 people.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention…


美國食品和藥物管理局(Food and Drug Administration)週六批准了強生公司的Covid-19單次注射疫苗用於緊急用途,並開始推出數百萬劑第三種有效疫苗,該疫苗可能在下周初送達美國人。 這一宣布是在關鍵時刻到來的,因為冠狀病毒病例的急劇下降似乎已經趨於平穩,數百萬的美國人正在等待槍決。 強生公司已承諾到6月底向美國提供1億劑。加上輝瑞-BioNTech和Moderna計劃於7月底之前生產的兩劑疫苗的6億劑疫苗,將有足夠多的疫苗來覆蓋任何想要的美國成年人。 但是聯邦和州衛生官員擔心,即使有強大的數據支持,某些人還是會認為強生的開槍是次要選擇。 科學家們讚揚,這種新疫苗在美國臨床試驗站點中的有效率為72%,低於在對Moderna和輝瑞-BioNTech疫苗進行測試的研究中 …


Pursuant to the Ministry of Health Decree №10, Article 7, Chapter 4 of 2021, which came into effect on the 24th, the Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin officially announced the new crown pneumonia at his own expense on the 26th. List of vaccines. The self-funded (Mandiri) new coronary pneumonia vaccine or mutual aid cooperation vaccine (Vaksin Gotong Royong referred to as GR) program implemented by the domestic business community is completely different from the government’s ongoing free vaccine for all. Private companies are preparing to purchase vaccines from the government and provide free vaccinations for employees. …


Vaccines are a medical marvel. They are credited with saving more lives than any other human innovation after clean water. The astonishingly rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines should be celebrated as a triumph of ingenuity. And yet many Europeans are shunning the shots. These vaccine sceptics are endangering their neighbours, undermining the recovery and exposing an awkward European anti-science strain.

The EU’s vaccine rollout was already stuttering last month when delays in deliveries of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs meant the bloc only administered a fraction of its planned inoculations. …


President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the CIA, William Burns, is facing questions from lawmakers Wednesday during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, his final hurdle on the path to being confirmed as the first lifelong diplomat to serve as director of the nation’s preeminent spy agency.

In his opening statement, Burns stressed that intelligence must not be political, marking a clear distinction from the approach taken by former President Donald Trump.

“I learned that good intelligence, delivered with honesty and integrity, is America’s first line of defense. I learned that intelligence professionals have to tell policymakers what they…


Justin Turner has been one of the biggest fan favorites on the Los Angeles Dodgers as well as one of the most clutch players on the team throughout his tenure. The Dodgers may not have won the World Series this year without him, as his double play in Game 7 of the NLCS literally may have saved the season.

That has not expedited the free-agent process for Turner and the Dodgers, however. At the time of this writing, Turner is still a free agent and has several other teams expressing interest.


Amitav Acharya’s 2014 book Indonesia Matters: Asia’s Emerging Democratic Power presented the idea of Indonesia’s “virtuous cycle” of democracy, development and stability. The book analyzed Indonesia’s story as a test of the compatibility between democracy and development and whether Islam, democracy and development can go hand in hand. Indonesia is an important laboratory of this proposition, being the fourth-most-populous country in the word, the world’s largest Muslim majority country and the third-largest democracy. For the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest challenges of the century, has severely tested Indonesia’s democracy, development and stability. As of Saturday, the…


The children were taken to an area hospital in critical but stable condition. A woman also was injured when she jumped from a second-floor window

Author: Kelsi Anderson (KSDK)

Published: 6:08 AM CST December 30, 2020

Updated: 7:27 AM CST December 30, 2020

ST. LOUIS — Firefighters and police worked together to rescue two young children after a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in a north St. Louis apartment building.

The St. Louis Fire Department responded just before 5 a.m. to the fire on the 4400 block of W. …


Coronavirus infections have barely touched many of the remote islands of the Pacific, but the pandemic’s fallout has been enormous, disrupting the supply chain that brings crucial food imports and sending prices soaring as tourism wanes.

With a food crisis looming, many governments have begun community initiatives to help alleviate shortages: extending fishing seasons, expanding indigenous food gathering lessons and bolstering seed distribution programs that allow residents greater self-reliance.

“We initially started with 5,000 seeds and thought we would finish them in nine months’ time. …


The Full Cold Moon arriving Dec. 29 will be the last full moon of the year, ushering in the winter constellations and notably, three naked-eye planets in the evening sky.

The moon becomes officially full at 10:28 p.m. EST (0328 Dec. 30 GMT), according to NASA’s SkyCal site. For New York City observers, the moon will rise Dec. 29 at about 4:12 p.m. and set at 7:52 a.m. local time on the morning of Dec. 30.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon in December is called the Full Cold Moon, and it’s pretty clear why, at least…

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