The scientists who developed the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are a Turkish-German power couple

The scientists who developed the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are a Turkish-German power couple

 

Scientists Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci have dedicated their lives to the field of oncology and infectious diseases, and spent years pioneering personalized immunotherapy treatments for cancer.

But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the couple’s groundbreaking research in the field of modified genetic code has catapulted them into the public eye, as the brains behind the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine.

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How Trump’s transition of power delay threatens national security and public safety

How Trump’s transition of power delay threatens national security and public safety

 

 

How Trump’s transition of power delay threatens national security and public safety. President Donald Trump is doing everything he can to obstruct and delay the transition of President-elect Joe Biden to the White House.

But more consequential than his multi-pronged legal strategy to overturn results in multiple states could be the effort by members of his administration to forestall Biden’s effort to get his team up to speed to take over running the US government on January 20 —

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Mink farm Covid-19 variant impacts Premier League stars joining international teams

Mink farm Covid-19 variant impacts Premier League stars joining international teams

 

A new variant of Covid-19 found in Danish mink farms is disrupting the plans of international football teams for their upcoming fixtures, with UK-based footballers, including eight Premier League stars, notably affected.

On Saturday, the United Kingdom banned travelers from Denmark due to the outbreak. UK citizens and visa holders will be able to return but will have to quarantine with all members of their household for 14 days.

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DOJ’s top election crimes prosecutor quits in protest after Barr tells federal attorneys to probe unsupported allegations of voting irregularities

DOJ’s top election crimes prosecutor quits in protest after Barr tells federal attorneys to probe unsupported allegations of voting irregularities

 

 

The Justice Department’s top election crimes prosecutor resigned Monday in protest after Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors that they should examine allegations of voting irregularities before states move to certify results in the coming weeks.

Richard Pilger, director of the elections crimes branch in the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section,

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Pfizer says early analysis shows its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

Pfizer says early analysis shows its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

 

Drugmaker Pfizer said Monday an early look at data from its coronavirus vaccine shows it is more than 90% effective — a much better than expected efficacy if the trend continues.

The so-called interim analysis looked at the first 94 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among the more than 43,000 volunteers who got either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo.
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Why the firing of Mark Esper is just the start of a very wild 72 days

Why the firing of Mark Esper is just the start of a very wild 72 days

 

On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump fired his secretary of defense, Mark Esper, via tweet.

Which, well, wasn’t terribly surprising. Esper had been on Trump’s naughty list for months — ever since he opposed using the military to crack down on sometimes-violent protests that broke out in major American cities following the death of George Floyd in May.

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Putin Xi and other strongmen haven’t congratulated Biden yet Their silence speaks volumes

Putin Xi and other strongmen haven’t congratulated Biden yet Their silence speaks volumes

 

Putin Xi and other strongmen haven’t congratulated Biden yet Their silence speaks volumes. Congratulations have been pouring in for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris from leaders around the world — but not all have been forthcoming in acknowledging the projected victors of the 2020 US presidential election.

Among the notable holdouts are the strongmen who President Donald Trump has cozied up to and heaped praise upon over the last four years.

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Biden plans executive actions that would undo Trump’s policies

Biden plans executive actions that would undo Trump’s policies

 

 

Biden plans executive actions that would undo Trump’s policies. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reassert the United States’ leadership role on the global stage through a series of day-one executive actions that would mark a drastic turn from outgoing President Donald Trump’s policies.

Now that Biden has defeated Trump, his transition team is beginning to turn his campaign-trail promises into plans he can implement early in his presidency.

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Tight race taking shape in critical Florida as Trump and Biden wait on results

Tight race taking shape in critical Florida as Trump and Biden wait on results

 

 

Tight race taking shape in critical Florida as Trump and Biden wait on results. A roller coaster battle is unfolding for the critical state of Florida between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, as counting begins in earnest in a momentous election unfolding amid the worst pandemic in 100 years.

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