Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Vaccine leader hits the brakes AstraZeneca yesterday has suspended late-stage trials of its coronavirus vaccine due to a suspected adverse reaction in a participant. Now he will examine whether the vaccine caused the disease, which several people know about the situation. said was transverse myelitis – inflammation of the spinal cord often caused by viral […]

George Bizos: anti-apartheid lawyer who defended Mandela dies at 92

George Bizos is best known for defending Nelson Mandela during his trials South African human rights lawyer George Bizos, who defended Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 92. After representing some of the country’s best-known political activists during the apartheid years, Mr. Bizos became one of the architects of South Africa’s new constitution. […]

Brazil governor says coronavirus vaccine trials promising: Live

The governor of Brazil’s Sao Paulo state said that Phase 3 clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd have shown promising results and it may be available to Brazilians as early as December. AstraZeneca says it has suspended trials of the coronavirus vaccine it is developing with […]

Why COVID-19 vaccines should prioritize ‘super-spreaders’

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels. Wednesday September 9, 2020 Inter Press Service September 09 (IPS) – Once safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines become available, tough choices will have to be made about who will get the first vaccines. A committee from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine – at the request of the […]

UK denies passing new law despite EU fury

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused on Wednesday of presiding over a ‘rogue state’ as his government introduced legislation that intentionally violated its EU Withdrawal Treaty in the messy countdown to a full Brexit divorce. Brussels demanded emergency negotiations to address the bill, which governs post-Brexit trade in Britain and Northern Ireland, and Johnson […]

Israel hopes India and China settle disputes ‘peacefully’ – Times of India

JERUSALEM: Israel Wednesday, expressed hope that India and China would settle their differences “peacefully”, amid voltage between the two Asian giants on the issue of borders. “We hope that everything will be settled peacefully and that the tension will be lowered. This is our wish,” Deputy Director General for Asia-Pacific at Israel’s Foreign Ministry Gilad […]

More than 300 groups call for further scrutiny of China on human rights – Times of India

GENEVA: more than 300 civil society groups including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Human Rights Service urge the United Nations to establish an international watchdog for human rights violations by the Chinese government. In an open letter released on Wednesday, the groups say they are seeking further examination and a response to […]

US officially announces downsizing in Iraq

The US military announced Wednesday that it would reduce its presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 troops this month, formalizing a measure that was long overdue. “We continue to expand our capacity building programs of our partners that empower Iraqi forces and allow us to reduce our footprint in Iraq,” Marine General Frank McKenzie, […]

More than 300 groups call for further scrutiny of China on human rights

GENEVA (AP) – More than 300 civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the International Human Rights Service, urge the United Nations to establish an international watchdog to fight violations of human rights committed by the Chinese government. In an open letter published on Wednesday, the groups say they are seeking further […]