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Fake News, Misinformation Threaten Covid-19 Vaccination Plan

WHO has warned of “infodemic” which may jeopardise roll-out of immunisation programmes. (File) Paris: As early as February, with the global pandemic spreading fast, the World Health Organization issued a warning about an “infodemic”, a wave of fake news and misinformation about the deadly new disease on social media. Now with hopes hanging on Covid-19 […]


German Court Refers Nokia-Daimler Connected Car Clash To European Court

DUESSELDORF/BERLIN: A German court on Thursday referred a patent licensing dispute between Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia and German carmaker Daimler to the European Court of Justice to clarify the law as it applies to supply chains. The Duesseldorf Regional Court said it would suspend proceedings in Nokia’s fight against Daimler over royalties for technology […]


After another embarrassing loss, it’s time for Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia to go – Detroit Lions Blog

DETROIT — Coach Matt Patricia stood at the 40-yard line, alone, staring out onto the field. His Detroit Lions had just given up another touchdown, pushing Houston’s double-digit lead to 24 after a fourth-quarter trick play. In that moment — in so many moments during Houston’s 41-25 waxing of Detroit on Thanksgiving Day — one […]

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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Set To Declare Climate Emergency

The government will put forward a motion to declare the emergency next Wednesday. WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming. The government will put forward a motion to declare the emergency next Wednesday, the government […]

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AstraZeneca Likely to Run Additional Global Trial of Covid-19 Vaccine, Says CEO after Questions over Results

A test tube labeled with the vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken on September 9. (File photo/Reuters) Instead of adding the trial arm to an ongoing US process, a new study would be run to evaluate a lower dosage that performed better than a full amount in AstraZeneca’s studies, […]