UK Regulator Says People with History of 'Significant' Allergy Should Not Get Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
The UK drug regulator says that persons who have a history of significant allergic reactions should not receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
1 Dead, Hundreds Ill as Mysterious Disease Plagues India, Lead and Nickel Found in Victims' Blood
After one death and more than 500 individuals falling ill in southeastern India over the weekend, officials are now closer to solving the mystery behind the mysterious illness.
Japan Considers Reopening Borders to Tourism in 2021
Japan may have had negotiations with neighboring countries for business-oriented travel bubbles and eased restrictions for residents returning from other nations. However, they have remained quiet as to when international tourists would be given the go-signal to enter the country again.
90-Year-Old Woman in the UK First to Receive Pfizer Vaccine Shot Worldwide
Ninety-year-old woman Margaret Keenan was administered the first of the two injections of the Pfizer vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry, prior to her birthday next week. The United Kingdom on Tuesday became the first nation to start providing the COVID-19 vaccine created by Pfizer and BioNTech. Its mass vaccination program was commenced, which is expected to administer vaccines to 4 million people by the end of the month.
Pope Francis to Visit Iraq Next March, First Pope to Visit Country
Pope Francis would fly to Iraq in March 2021, according to the Vatican press office's announcement on Monday. The upcoming trip to the war-torn nation could be his first beyond Italy since COVID-19 commenced.
TikTok Probes Into Pro-Anorexia and Eating Disorder Videos
TikTok initiated a probing and prohibited some search terms after discovering that harmful pro-anorexia content was still easily searchable. This was notwithstanding measures taken by the social media firm to ban weight-loss product advertisements.
US Navy Missiles to Be Converted by US Army for Remote-Launched Strikes
The US Army is developing conversions of a naval missile in medium-range weapons that will complement other systems. It will be linked to a network that connects various weapon systems in combat.
North Korea, Russia, China, and Iran Attempt to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine IP, Ex-Cyber Security Chief Says
Since the quest for coronavirus vaccine has started earlier this year, former head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency shared on Sunday that adversaries have attempted to steal intellectual property related to the possible world-changing vaccine.
CDC Advises Universal Mask Usage Indoors When Not at Home
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is prompting "universal mask use" indoors for the first time in new guidance released as the United States breaks records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities prior to the upcoming holidays.
Moscow Disseminates Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Groups
Moscow commenced distributing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine through 70 clinics on Saturday to the most susceptible groups, marking Russia's first large-scale inoculation against the respiratory illness.
Iranian Intelligence Claims Assassination of Top Nuclear Scientist Executed by Satellite Guidance
Iranian military officials shared on Sunday that the recent assasination of the top nuclear scientist of the nation was carried out with the utilization of satellite guidance, facial recognition, and artificial intelligence according to a source.
Saudi Price Lambastes Israel amid Bahrain Security Summit
Amid a series of high-profile pacts between the Gulf nations and the Jewish state, Prince Turki bin Faisal of Saudi Arabia confounded Israel on Sunday during a Bahrain security summit.
COVID-19 Vaccines Administration in the US Could Start as Early Friday
The United States could start administering COVID-19 vaccines among its prioritized citizens by Friday amid fast-rising numbers of new infections across the country.
President Trump Signs Anti-Doping Act Into Law Allowing the United States to Prosecute Dopers
United States President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday the anti-doping bill that allows U.S. justice officials to impose criminal penalties against individuals involved in doping conspiracies at international events involving American athletes, broadcasters, or sponsors.
YouTube to Issue Warning to Users With Potentially Offensive Comments
YouTube made a declaration on Thursday that it would commence warning users before posting comments that may be regarded as offensive to other people. It is part of an effort of the tech giant to "keep comments respectful."