“What happened to Henrietta was wrong,” Tedros said during a special ceremony at WHO Geneva headquarters before handing the Director-General’s Award for Henrietta Lacks to her 87-year-old son Lawrence Lacks as several of her other descendants looked on.
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CHINA CLEARS BOEING 737 MAX TO FLY AGAIN
China’s aviation regulator cleared the Boeing 737 Max on Thursday to return to flying with technical upgrades more than two years after the plane was grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes.
SHOULD YOU BANK WITH YOUR BROKERAGE?
If you’ve invested with a brokerage firm in recent years, you may have noticed that your brokerage offers a product called a cash management account.
SHOPPERS ARE BACK IN STORE, ONLINE, BUT VIRUS IMPACT LINGERS
Americans are spending freely and going back to store shopping, knocking out some of the momentum in online sales from last year when Americans were making many of their purchases exclusively via the internet.
TESLA OFFICIALLY MOVES HEADQUARTERS FROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXAS
Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas.
UK COMPETITION WATCHDOG ORDERS FACEBOOK TO SELL OFF GIPHY
The United Kingdom’s antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy and ordered the social network to sell off the GIF-sharing platform, saying the deal hurts social media users and advertisers by stifling competition for animated images.
SCIENCE REPORT: US SHOULD MAKE LESS PLASTIC TO SAVE OCEANS
America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report.
MERCEDES, STELLANTIS TO WORK WITH US FIRM ON NEW BATTERIES
Automakers Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis announced agreements with U.S. company Factorial Energy this week to help develop solid-state battery technology that they hope could make electric cars more attractive to a mass market.
FROM SQUARE TO BLOCK: ANOTHER TECH COMPANY CHANGES ITS NAME
There’s a new Silicon Valley corporate name change on the block.
GM CITES IMPROVED CHIP SUPPLY IN RAISING FINANCIAL GUIDANCE
Citing an improved supply of automotive computer chips, General Motors raised its financial guidance on Wednesday and said it expects to return to a normal production rate by the end of next year.
DATA HACKED FOR 400,000 PLANNED PARENTHOOD LA PATIENTS
The Los Angeles branch of Planned Parenthood was hit by a data breach involving about 400,000 patients, but there is no indication that the information was used “for fraudulent purposes,” the group said.
Omicron infected people not permitted to leave South Africa
Why you will need one more shot to stay safe from Covid
Covid vaccines were made in the middle of a pandemic with the mantra of ‘less is more’, but now that supplies have improved, experts say it’s time to consider giving three doses for optimum protection
WHO SOUNDS ALARM AT GLOBAL VACCINATION TARGETS BEING MISSED
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) goal of vaccinating at least 10 per cent of the population in every country in the world by the end of September is not going to be met, according to its latest figures.
Long hours at work kill two million every year: UN
Exposure to long work timings, defined as anything over 55 hours a week, is a key risk factor; dramatic change in work culture blamed
WHO seeks vaccine booster moratorium
The World Health Organization called Wednesday for countries to avoid giving out extra COVID jabs until yearend, pointing to the millions worldwide who have yet to receive a single dose.
Delta pushes weekly cases to 4m
WHO Says 80% Rise In Covid Infections Seen Globally Over Four Weeks
Games could be message of hope, says WHO chief
The head of the World Health Organization told Olympic chiefs “the world is failing” to stop COVID-19 as the pandemic-delayed Tokyo 2020 sports program got underway yesterday.
WHO warns vs vaccine mix-matching
‘Booster plan of rich nations, pharma firms driven by greed’
WHO approves China's Sinopharm vaccine
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday approved the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use – the first Chinese jab to receive WHO’s green light.
India deploys army, cases race upwards
UAE reports 1,759 new cases, 2 deaths; Dubai begins digital verification of virus records for travellers; Indian patients reach 3,52,991; Pakistanis pray for Indians; India court calls election commission ‘murderers’ for wanton abuse of restrictions.