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COVID-19 vaccine efficacy depends on distribution, public confidence, experts say

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy depends on distribution, public confidence, experts say

Health
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The effectiveness of new vaccines developed to prevent COVID-19 likely depends on how well they are distributed and the degree to which the public is willing to take them, public health experts from Johns Hopkins University and Duke University said Thursday. The comments came on the same day the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices published its recommendations on who should receive the initial doses of vaccine. Advertisement The new guidelines suggest that the nation's 21 million healthcare workers -- as well as the 3 million residents of long-term care facilities, which have seen disproportionate numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths -- should receive priority. "Any vaccine is not going to be a silver bullet that b...
EasyJet cuts capacity as virus fears knock passenger confidence

EasyJet cuts capacity as virus fears knock passenger confidence

Business
EasyJet has warned it expects to operate a weaker flight programme than hoped for in the coming months because of a series of coronavirus pressures.The no-frills airline said it had to focus on "profitable flying" as the wider industry bids to recover from the COVID-19 lockdown that has resulted in thousands of job losses to date. The company called on the government to implement targeted support for the sector through measures including Air Passenger Duty (APD) cuts and "more predictable" quarantine operation following customer chaos to beat implementation deadlines. In its statement to the City, easyJet said it was clear that passenger confidence had taken a hit.It also cited evolving pandemic-related restrictions across Europe. ...
Ashley James strips naked to share empowering body confidence message

Ashley James strips naked to share empowering body confidence message

Entertainment
And Ashley James stripped completely naked to send yet another empowering message to her Instagram followers on Monday.The former Made In Chelsea looked happy and relaxed as she flaunted every inch of her incredible curves in a steamy bathtub snap.Uploading to her 216,000 followers, the blonde bombshell strategically covered her bare breasts and ditched the makeup as she took a soak.The stunning model candidly admitted that despite not working out as much recently she still feels positive about her shape. Related Articles She wrote: “Splish splash, I was taking a bath.“A combination of travelling a lot and being injured has left me a lil’ [sic] less toned than I usually am but am I less able of having fun? No.I've had the best few months of my life. Do I still feel desirable? Absolutely...
Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

Pound sheds some earlier gains as May wins confidence vote

Business
The pound has slipped back from its highs of earlier on Wednesday even though Prime Minister Theresa May won the vote of confidence in her leadership.It is at $ 1.2603 against the Dollar having hit a high of $ 1.2672 earlier.Of the the 317 Conservative MPs, 200 backed the prime minister, but 117 voted against her.XTB Online Trading said the "far from comprehensive victory" had caused "some selling in the markets". Chief market analyst 's David Cheetham said the pound had erased some of its earlier gains and headed back lower."Given that more than a third of her own party voted against her it seems increasingly implausible that she will get the requisite backing in Parliament to push through her deal and the result leaves the overall level of uncertainty a...
Pound sinks after no confidence report

Pound sinks after no confidence report

Business
Sterling fell against the dollar to a new 20-month low on Tuesday.The decline followed a Sky News report colleagues of Theresa May believed they had sufficient numbers to trigger a no-confidence vote in her leadership.Sky's deputy political editor Beth Rigby tweeted that Conservative MPs were "pretty confident" they had the 48 letters needed.But other media reported that total had not yet been reached.The pound fell to $ 1.2490, down more than half of one percent on the day, after earlier trading above $ 1.26.Investors spookedOn Tuesday a stronger dollar also dragged on the UK currency.Against the euro, sterling was at 90.555 pence, near a three-and-a-half-month low.Tuesday's weakness in the pound follows Mrs May's decision on Monday to delay a parliament...