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Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
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Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, India, Africa, Americas, Senegal, European Union, Society, World news


Ministers told to bar EU from UK trial data in vaccines row

England’s deputy medical chief asked for data to be withheld unless British vaccine guinea pigs allowed to travel abroad• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageEngland’s deputy chief medical officer asked ministers to withhold all UK clinical trial data from the EU if European countries continued to deny entry to British vaccine trial volunteers, the Observer can reveal.Jonathan Van-Tam made the extraordinary proposal after months of uncertainty for the 19,000 volunteers ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Science, Drugs, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Novavax, Jonathan Van Tam


Rules on GM farming and cars to be top of UK bonfire of EU laws

Minister reveals plans to change laws inherited from EU, with rules on medical devices also in crosshairsRules on genetically modified farming, medical devices and vehicle standards will be top of a bonfire of laws inherited from the EU as the government seeks to change legislation automatically transferred to the UK post-Brexit.Thousands of laws and regulations would be reviewed, modified or repealed under a new programme aimed at cementing the UK’s independence and “Brexit opportunities”, Davi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Law, Environment, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Medical Research, Farming, Gm


From coffee to microchips – how the supply chain crisis is disrupting UK plc

All you need to know about who is affected and why it’s the worst supply chain crisis since the 1970sFast food chains are running out of chicken. Hauliers’ wage bills are going through the roof. Crops are rotting in the fields. The scale of Britain’s supply chain meltdown is the worst since the 1970s, when the three-day week, power cuts and industrial disputes saw rubbish pile up in the streets.Fast forward four decades and the shortages in modern Britain stem from Covid-19 disrupting an intrica...
Tags: Coffee, Food, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Environment, International Trade, Economics, House Prices, Petrol Prices, European Union, UK News, Housing Market, Commodities


Some EU countries are banning American travelers or enforcing quarantines - regardless of vaccination - as US virus cases climb

Tourists visit the Esplanade des Droits de l'Homme with the Eiffel tower in the background, in Paris on August 6, 2020. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images The EU removed the US from its list of countries from which travelers can enter without restrictions. Individual countries have responded with measures ranging from bans to tighter entry requirements. The restrictions come as the Delta variant continues to spread in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Greece, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union, Tourism, Paris, Italy


Top EU Court Tells Cell Providers Breaking Net Neutrality Rules to Go Screw Themselves

The European Union’s top court has flipped the bird to German mobile network operators Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone, ruling in two separate judgements that their practice of exempting certain services from data caps violated the bloc’s net neutrality rules.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Technology, Net Neutrality, Articles, Barack Obama, European Union, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Vodafone, Donald Trump, Verizon Communications, EU court, Wireless Networking


EU says the plant that produced 1.63 million Moderna doses Japan halted the use of because of possible contamination can keep producing vaccines

An employee (L) of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19 during the company's workplace vaccination campaign at their Tokyo office on June 21, 2021. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP via Getty Images Japan had stopped the use of 1.63 million Moderna doses after possible contamination. The EU said the plant manufacturing the COVID-19 vaccines can resume operations, Reuters reported. "An investigation into the root cause is ongoing," the European Medicines ...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union, Healthcare, Tokyo, Madrid, Reuters, European Medicines Agency, Reuters Japan, Rovi, Kazuhiro Nogi, L


Space Force Now Says Its Most Important Mission Is Protecting GPS Satellites

In the pantheon of the armed services, the U.S. Space Force has always been a bit of an odd duckling. Its genesis during Donald Trump’s administration was hardly auspicious, much of its mission exists in the future tense, and it might take a little time for the convention of referring to its personnel as “Guardians”…Read more...
Tags: Science, European Union, Satellite, John, Mcdonalds, Donald Trump, Spaceflight, Global Positioning System, Raymond, Galileo, Rand Corporation, U S Space Force, Gps Satellites, Pierre Jones, Error Analysis For The Global Positioning System, Natalia Pinto


July 2021 may be the hottest month in recorded history

Data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that July 2021 was the hottest month in recorded history. Due to climate change, the average monthly temperatures for July have risen in recent years.  According to NOAA climatologist Ahira Sanchez-Lugo, the last seven Julys from 2015 to 2021 have been the hottest in the 142 years of record keeping. Rick Spinrad, NOAA administrator, said that the new record only adds to a disturbing trend that climate change has se...
Tags: Weather, Science, Design, Global Warming, European Union, Records, Paris, Noaa, Heat, Temperature, Sicily, Rising Temperatures, Rick Spinrad, Copernicus Climate Change Service, Ahira Sanchez Lugo, Zeke Hausfather


Pfizer Raises Price of Covid-19 Vaccine by 25% in Europe: Report

Pfizer is raising the price of its covid-19 vaccine in Europe by over 25% under a newly negotiated contract with the European Union, according to a report from the Financial Times. Competitor Moderna is also hiking the price of its vaccine in Europe by roughly 10%.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, European Union, Pfizer, Financial Times Competitor Moderna


Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor ‘pushes PM to relax holiday rules’; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reports; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 12.59pm BST Pfi...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Sky News, Alan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Pfizer Inc


Amazon to Appeal Record $886 Million Fine Over Advertising Practices

Amazon says it intends to challenge a record $886 million fine imposed by a European Union privacy regulator over what the company says are perceived privacy violations related to its advertising technology. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Articles, European Union, Social Issues, Data Protection, Wall Street Journal, Data Security, Digital Rights, General Data Protection Regulation, Privacy Law, Business Finance, Right To Privacy, Information Privacy


Fully-vaccinated travelers from the US and EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine, report says

Passengers wearing face masks at London Heathrow Airport. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images England is to lift quarantine rules for people traveling from "amber list" countries, HuffPost reported. That includes the US and most European countries. They previously had to isolate for 10 days, but England will now recognize vaccination documents. See more stories on Insider's business page. England will change its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Science, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Bbc, News UK, Department For Transport, HuffPost, London Heathrow Airport, Getty Images England, Dominic Raab, Daniel Leal Olivas


Fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the EU will soon be able to enter England without quarantine

Passengers at London Heathrow Airport. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images England plans to begin lifting its quarantine rules for non-UK residents. The rules are set to ease for fully vaccinated people from the US and the EU. Previously, they have had to isolate for 10 days upon arrival. See more stories on Insider's business page. England is changing its coronavirus rules to allow fully vaccinated travelers from the US and the European Union to enter without quarantining.The chan...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Science, France, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, News UK, Northern Ireland, Sky News, Afp, Scotland Wales, Getty Images England


UK to Drop Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Tourists From U.S. and EU

The United Kingdom is preparing to drop covid-19 restrictions that require visitors from the U.S. and European Union to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, according to several newspapers in England. Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Medicine, Eu, European Union, Itv, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Immunology, British Airways, Tropical Diseases, Virgin Atlantic, Medical Records


Pandemic restrictions will largely vanish this week. Politics? Or science?

At the stroke of midnight on June 15, the spell will break. Masks can fall. Churches and gyms and movie theaters can fill up. We’ll finally be able to tell a smile from a scowl, and sales of lip balm — and, perhaps, breath mints — will surely rise. As California stands on the precipice of normalcy after more than a year of pandemic drama and trauma, some worry. Are we really ready? Is the state that valiantly vowed to follow the science really following the science? Juliana Ibaraki, a junior ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, California, Stanford, India, Sport, European Union, Public Health, Soccer, Metallica, States, UC Berkeley, Ny, New York State


The US and EU plan to donate enough vaccines to inoculate two-thirds of the world by late 2022, draft summit text says

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images US and EU delegates are set to meet next week. They are expected to agree on a deal to boost vaccine production, and donate millions of doses. Biden has been under pressure to share vaccine doses with countries that need it more. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US and European Union are planning to donate enough vaccine doses to inoculate two-thirds of the world population by the end of ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Brussels, Biden, Reuters, Alexandra Ma, Getty Images Us


China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is facing a second reckoning

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Getty This time last year, China evaded international scrutiny over the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other countries now want to probe China's role again, and a once-mocked "lab leak" theory is back. China's initial success guarding its reputation in the wake of the pandemic now looks tenuous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Around this time time last year, China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the coronavirus pandemic...
Tags: Politics, Science, Australia, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Analysis, Beijing, Xi Jinping, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Biden


Is hormone-treated beef bad for us?

Nearly half of Australia’s cattle is treated with growth hormones to speed up weight gain. Australian regulators say these hormones are safe and legal, but in the EU and the UK, they’re banned. However a new free-trade agreement currently under negotiation could see a change in policy in the UK, and cause Australia’s beef exports to the UK to rise tenfold. Science writer Donna Lu speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about this trade agreement, and the impact of hormone-treated beef on humans, animals an...
Tags: Health, Food, Business, UK, Science, Australia, International Trade, Beef, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, Farming, Global Economy, Agriculture


EC drops plans to ban UK from science projects after backlash

Research bodies voice opposition to exclusion of UK from space projects and super computer researchThe European Commission has dropped plans for a blanket ban on UK involvement in EU research on space projects and super computers after a backlash from member states and leading scientists.Thierry Breton, the former French finance minister who is now the EU internal market commissioner, had claimed the EU needed to keep control of intellectual property and that the UK’s involvement was an unaccept...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, World news, European Commission, EC, Thierry Breton


European Commission drops plan to ban UK from science projects

Move comes after concerns from diplomats Britain was being treated as if it posed a similar risk to ChinaThe European Commission has dropped plans for a blanket ban on UK involvement in EU research on space projects and supercomputers after a backlash from member states and leading scientists.Thierry Breton, the former French finance minister who is now the EU internal market commissioner, had claimed the EU needed to keep control of intellectual property and that the UK’s involvement was an una...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, Science, Eu, European Union, World news, Britain, European Commission, Thierry Breton, ChinaThe European Commission


Fragility fractures cost European health care systems €56.9 billion annually

A new report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation draws attention to the burden of osteoporosis and the gaps/inequalities in the provision of primary and secondary prevention of fractures due to osteoporosis across Europe. 'SCOPE 2021: a new scorecard for osteoporosis in Europe' provides findings for 27 countries of the European Union as well as Switzerland and the UK, covering key indicators for four domains: burden of disease, policy framework, service provision and service uptake.
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, European Union, Switzerland, International Osteoporosis Foundation


A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Science, News, Minneapolis, Australia, Cdc, India, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, European Union, Turkey, Flying, Netherlands


Ted Cruz follows suit from red states and introduces a bill to ban the federal government from using vaccine passports

Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Braun, and Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill banning federal vaccine passports. At least 10 US states already have bills or executive orders banning vaccine passports. Vaccine passports are becoming more common, as US tourists to the EU will be required to prove they are vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Republican senators have introduced a ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Senate, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Indiana, Gop, Wyoming, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Sen Ted Cruz, Bill Clark, Cynthia Lummis


The WHO's Europe director says fully vaccinated people should still wear a mask, breaking with CDC guidance

A woman taking a selfie while being vaccinated. Watchara Phomicinda/MediaNews Group/The Press-Enterprise/Getty Images Vaccinated people should still socially distance and wear masks in public, WHO's Europe head said. It was a departure from CDC guidance, which said fully vaxxed people didn't need masks in most settings. Hans Kluge also said people should "rethink or avoid" international travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fully vaccinated people should still we...
Tags: Europe, Science, Cdc, India, US, Trends, European Union, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, European Medicines Agency, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kluge, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine


European countries will soon accept vaccinated US travelers. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images EU representatives voted Wednesday to allow fully vaccinated US travelers to visit soon. Americans will need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hold on to yo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, Nbc News, US, Trends, Eu, Spain


The UK’s New Animal Welfare Plan Is Both Very Good and Not Nearly Enough

Separated from the European Union, the UK is implementing a series of new measures to improve the welfare of animals, both at home and abroad. Some of the reforms, such as recognizing animals as sentient beings and banning the import of hunting trophies, are a step in the right direction, but the new measures aren’t…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Environment, Articles, European Union, Ethics, Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, Foie Gras, National Farmers Union, Steve Backshall, George Eustice, Stuart Roberts, Animal Ethics, Claire Bass, Dog Meat


US must export doses before waiving Covid vaccine patents, say EU leaders

Frustration expressed at what several leaders see as the US president’s attempt to claim the moral high groundCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders have given short shrift to a proposal by Joe Biden and backed by the pope to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents as a way to increase supply, insisting that the White House should instead allow the export of doses and the key ingredients.At a summit in Porto, a series of European leaders, including those who had previously...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Biden, Porto, Emmanuel Macron


US must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leaders

Frustration expressed at what several leaders see as US attempt to claim moral high groundCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders have given short shrift to a proposal by Joe Biden and backed by the pope to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents as a way to increase supply, insisting that the White House should instead allow the export of doses and of the key ingredients.At a summit in Porto, a series of European leaders, including those who had previously appeared open to...
Tags: Europe, Science, White House, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Biden, Porto, Emmanuel Macron



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