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Biden’s boost for vaccine rollout to help speed up jabs

Biden’s boost for vaccine rollout to help speed up jabs

President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to boost the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, including by spending $20bn to create mass vaccination centres, should help speed up putting shots into the arms of millions of Americans, experts and officials said.

Bid to disqualify Trump worth it

Bid to disqualify Trump worth it

On Friday, January 8, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced plans to impeach US President Donald Trump for the second time in a year, hoping to drive him from office before he does more damage to the country.

Biden poised to move quickly once in office

Biden poised to move quickly once in office

When the president changes, the face of the US government changes. Get ready for the most dramatic possible change next week.

Whither America

Whither America

The assault on the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, incited by Trump himself, was the predictable outcome of his four-year-long assault on democratic institutions, aided and abetted by so many in the Republican Party.

Why Big Tech’s power over speech is so concerning

Why Big Tech’s power over speech is so concerning

Thanks to the First Amendment, government in the United States has little power to stop people from speaking their minds.

Diabetes research in era of precision medicine, Covid

Diabetes research in era of precision medicine, Covid

Diabetes is a major healthcare challenge and priority in Qatar, with its prevalence currently at 17% ? twice the global average. Ten percent of diabetes cases are type 1 (T1D) and 90% are type 2 (T2D). A further 20% of the population have prediabetes, with a high risk of developing T2D.

Rights over data: WhatsApp’s new privacy rules

Rights over data: WhatsApp’s new privacy rules

Just as 2bn-plus active users wake up and go to sleep on WhatsApp across the world, the messaging behemoth has more than a quarter of the global population in its fold.

The city on a hill besieged

The city on a hill besieged

In 1940, with Europe gripped by a war from which the United States remained aloof, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared that the country needed to be “the great arsenal of democracy.”

Racism goes against the very ethos of sport

Racism goes against the very ethos of sport

The racist abuse of Indian players by fans at the third Test in Sydney is just the latest in a litany of similar incidents to mar sport in Australia, with authorities struggling to stamp out the problem.

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