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Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?

Health
WASHINGTON -- U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.The Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J’s shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Vaccinations are picking up speed, but new supplies are urgently needed to stay ahead of a mutating virus that has killed more than 500,000 Americans.After daylong discussions, the FDA panelists voted unanimously that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks for adults. If the FDA agrees, shipments of a few million doses could begin as early as Monday.More than 47 million people in the U.S., or 14% of the population,
Princess Latifa: UN to question UAE about Dubai ruler’s daughter

Princess Latifa: UN to question UAE about Dubai ruler’s daughter

World
The United Nations has said it will raise the detention of Princess Latifa, the daughter of Dubai's ruler, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Princess Latifa has accused her father of holding her hostage in Dubai since she tried to flee the city in 2018.In secretly recorded videos shared with the BBC, Princess Latifa said she feared for her life.The footage prompted global calls for a UN investigation, while the UK said the videos were "deeply troubling"."We are concerned about it," UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday.He said the videos showed "a young woman in deep distress", adding that the UK would watch any developments from the UN "very closely".The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said it would soon question the UAE about Princess Latifa."We wi...
The worst GDP since the invention of GDP. The question is, what happens next?

The worst GDP since the invention of GDP. The question is, what happens next?

Business
The worst GDP since the invention of GDP.By now we're mostly all familiar with the scale of the economic contraction this country has faced over the past year. We have lived the lockdowns, the furloughs, the closures. Even so, the scale of the fall in economic output still takes the breath away. Not since this statistic, gross domestic product, was invented in the 1930s, not since the official UK estimates of it began a couple of decades later, not in living memory has it fallen as much as this - 9.9% in a single year.Indeed, if you look back through historic figures compiled by the Bank of England this was narrowly worse than the 9.7% fall in 1921 and only outdone by the collapse during the Great Frost of 1709. ...
Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

Technology
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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

Technology
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on either side of an interstate highway and in the shadow of a sprawling oil refinery that belches soot and fumes.Landrum, a Black retiree from General Motors and a longtime anti-pollution activist, wasn't impressed when Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler recently pledged $ 200,000 to promote “community health initiatives” in her section of the city during his blitz of visits to battleground states in the presidential election campaign.“Is this a joke?” she said. “It would take billions of dollars to fix what is wrong with our environment here. All of a sudden he's going to throw somebody a