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The first Phase III trials of an inactivated vaccine for COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates are among the largest in the world in volunteer recruitment having reached 31,000 vaccinated volunteers from more than 120 nationalities in only six weeks.
Researchers around the world started work on a coronavirus vaccine on Jan. 11, the moment their Chinese counterparts published the microbe’s genetic code.
UAE residents who want to have their infants vaccinated at a Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) Health Promotion Centre may now do so even without alighting from their vehicles.
Sorry isn’t sufficient. Remorse is what is needed and positive action to spring from this remorse. Sure humans are the dartboard of COVID-19, but why shouldn’t they be? Haven’t humans made dartboards of other creatures and the environment? As recklessly as the virus is claiming human hosts, humans have hacked recklessly at nature.
Despite warnings to humans, fossil fuels continue to remain steadfast and have damaging consequences. Burning of coal, for instance, not only leads to air pollution but deaths too.
Such a dilemma, isn’t it? You either prostrate yourself at the feet of Mark Zuckerberg, offer up your private information as data, and make the tech giant even more rich and powerful, or you... leave WhatsApp. Hang on a minute – put like that, it’s not really a dilemma at all.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader — sending a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor.