Covid: Moscow clinics begins vaccinations for at-risk groups

Woman holding a vial

Clinics in the Russian capital Moscow have begun giving jabs to people in high-risk groups, as Russia starts the rollout of its vaccination programme. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said some 5,000 people had registered to be inoculated, using the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine. Developers say it is 95% effective and causes no major side effects, but … Read more

Boris Johnson may take the shot on TV: Aide

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LONDON: British PM Boris Johnson might take a vaccination on TV to show it is safe but he would not have one before those in greater need, his press secretary said on Wednesday. “We know that he wouldn’t want to take a jab that should be for someone who is vulnerable,” the aide said. Source … Read more

Burnley 1-1 Everton: Calvert-Lewin goal sees points shared

Burnley 1-1 Everton: Calvert-Lewin goal sees points shared

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 11th Premier Leagie goal of the season Burnley and Everton shared the points in an entertaining Premier League arm-wrestle at Turf Moor. The hosts made a lightning start, Robbie Brady’s strike from outside the box giving them the lead in the third minute. Everton were vulnerable, but improved after an injury … Read more

Covid-19 wrecked 2020. Will 2021 be different?

Covid-19 wrecked 2020. Will 2021 be different?

PARIS: 2020 was a year turned upside-down by the novel coronavirus. But with the prospect of several vaccines coming online and less stringent restrictions, experts say it’s possible 2021 will return to a semblance of normality. With a second Covid-19 wave currently battering Europe, the United States battling its third, and Hong Kong facing a … Read more

Gavin Williamson sparks Twitter fury by calling UK ‘much better’ than US & EU due to Pfizer jab approval — RT UK News

Gavin Williamson sparks Twitter fury by calling UK ‘much better’ than US & EU due to Pfizer jab approval — RT UK News

UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has landed in hot water after he lauded his nation as “much better” than others, citing its swift approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, earning himself ridicule on social media. A barrage of criticism was unlikely to be what Williamson expected as he pompously declared the UK to be “a … Read more

Jason Leitch ‘surprised’ at Dundee United team photograph

Jason Leitch 'surprised' at Dundee United team photograph

Photographs of Dundee United players and staff were taken on 27 November Scotland’s national clinical director Jason Leitch said he was “surprised” to see Dundee United players not socially distanced during a team photo shoot. The images, taken on 27 November, show the first-team and backroom staff in close proximity on the Tannadice pitch. Nine … Read more

U.S. Cyberforce Was Deployed to Estonia to Hunt for Russian Hackers

U.S. Cyberforce Was Deployed to Estonia to Hunt for Russian Hackers

WASHINGTON — The United States deployed operatives to Estonia in the weeks before the November election to learn more about defending against Russian hackers as part of a broader effort to hunt down foreign cyberattacks, American and Estonian officials said. Estonian officials believe the growing cooperation with the United States will be an important deterrent … Read more

Word leaders to address high-level, special session of UN General Assembly on Covid-19 pandemic

Word leaders to address high-level, special session of UN General Assembly on Covid-19 pandemic

UNITED NATIONS: Worldleaders, the top leadership of the UN and vaccine developers will address a two-day, special session of the UN General Assembly on Covid-19 this week and discuss the pandemic’s impact as well as the multi-faceted, coordinated response required to address the greatest global health crisis in decades. The Special Session of the United … Read more