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Amazon to hire 75,000 workers and pay $100 bonus if they get Covid vaccine
Amazon is hiring 75,000 workers across its warehouse and delivery network in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Thursday. The company will also offer a $100 bonus to new warehouse and transportation hires who show proof of their Covid...
US move on vaccine intellectual property is a 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight
A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.
EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab
EU seals deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for potential 1.8 billion COVID-19 doses in its biggest vaccine contract so far
Fifty years after Apollo, space is about to transform our life on Earth beyond recognition
An almost unbelievable future is at hand, and Britain is well placed to lay claim to a stake in it
Google and Microsoft's Indian-born CEOs pledge support to the country over coronavirus crisis
Google's Sundar Pichai and Microsoft's Satya Nadella are rushing aid to India as the country battles an onslaught of coronavirus cases.
Comparing vaccine certificates to the Holocaust? Anti-lockdown Brits spotted wearing yellow Star of David badges
Photographs of several people wearing Star of David badges during a massive anti-lockdown demonstration in London have riled social media users, many of whom thought the gimmick was in extremely poor taste.
Apple To Help Employees Get COVID-19 Vaccine Shots At Its Offices
Apple is working with drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc as its vendor and will open a website for its workers to sign up for appointments, a spokesperson said.
Travellers to France from four countries hit with new restrictions
New arrivals from Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Brazil must adhere to strict new guidelines that will come into force next Saturday, including a 10-day home quarantine.
Pfizer CEO says third COVID jab 'likely' needed within 12 months
Authorities in the US and the EU have already started planning for such an eventuality.
This is how much you could get paid to visit Malta this summer
The Mediterranean island is working with hotels to provide some serious discounts as part of its COVID recovery.
The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic
Vaccine passports have been touted by some as our ticket to normalcy -- easily accessible proof of immunization and a reward for those who got their shots. They've also been called invasive and ineffective.
Should governments rethink their coronavirus vaccine rollouts?
China's top health official had admitted domestically produced jabs have low rates of protection.
Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
The pandemic is once again causing governments to pit incompatible ideas of freedom against each other
‘Biopolitical surveillance regimes’: Vaccine passports reveal the growing authoritarian tendencies of Western governments
Forcing citizens to carry digital certificates showing that they’ve had the jab - and barring them from events and buildings if they haven’t - is a dangerous step that will create a two-tier society.
‘Question of discrimination’: WHO dismisses Covid passports, as governments consider them to reopen travel
The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected the use of Covid passports over fairness concerns and fears they would not prevent the spread of the virus, as experts worry vaccinated people could still transmit the disease.
AstraZeneca UK Vaccine Trial In Children Paused As Clot Link Probed
It is the latest drama to hit AstraZeneca, which has been embroiled in controversy over its failure to deliver its promised doses to the European Union, and over the jab's efficacy and safety profile.
3 digital banking trends to look out for this year, according to the head of digital at Chase
Allison Beer says over the next year there will increased demand for banking personalization, automation, and real-time payments.
Hacker makes stunning chunk of cash creating fake COVID-19 vaccine orders online
A hacker made about $767,000 creating fake coronavirus vaccine orders on the dark web, according to researchers.
Google Pledges Over $29 Million to Help Fight Misinformation, Fake News
Amid the 2020 election and the pandemic, there has been growing concern about the spread of disinformation and misinformation. As a result, the chief executives of global tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter recently found themselves...
Google, Facebook Twitter grilled in US on fake news
Tech bosses Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey are being grilled by US politicians over the proliferation of disinformation on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
Facebook, Twitter and Google CEOs grilled by Congress on misinformation
The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced withering criticism from members of Congress on Thursday about their handling of misinformation and online extremism during their first appearance before lawmakers since the Jan....
"Yes Or No?": US Lawmakers Fume Over Big Tech's Answers On Misinformaion
"We fled as a mob desecrated the Capitol, the House floor, and our democratic process," said Democratic Representative Mike Doyle. "That attack, and the movement that motivated it, started and was nourished on your platforms," he added.
Covid-19: Vaccines and vaccine passports being sold on darknet
Covid-19 vaccines, vaccine passports and faked negative test papers are being sold on the darknet.
Here's how much vaccines are selling for on the illegal market
Counterfeit vaccine cards and what are being billed as Covid-19 vaccines are now for sale on the dark web, according to a report released Tuesday.
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