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US approves use of one shot Covid vaccine by Johnson & Johnson

A US advisory panel voted unanimously Sunday to approve the one-shot, easier-to-use Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine and it reaching the arms of people starting this week. Meeting in emergency session, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly endorsed the vaccine’s effectiveness in completely protecting against hospitalization and death. The J & […] Read Full Story

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Saudi crown prince approved 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. intelligence report concludes

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the operation that led to the brutal 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a long-withheld U.S. intelligence report made public Friday. The unclassified report, by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, confirmed classified conclusions reached by the CIA just weeks after the […] Read Full Story

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South Africa’s Biovac plots to become vaccine manufacturer

The Biovac Institute, a South African vaccine company, is formulating expansion plans aimed at helping Africa become more self-sufficient when its comes to accessing the immunizing shots. The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted the continent’s reliance on imported vaccines, with limited shot-making facilities only present in South Africa, Senegal and Egypt. Biovac, which is 47.5% state-owned, […] Read Full Story