21 Dec 2020

World closes borders to Britain as new coronavirus strain breeds panic

Countries such as India, Poland, Switzerland, Russia, and Hong Kong have suspended travel for UK residents after Prime Minister Boris Johnson released information claiming that a mutated variant of the virus had been discovered within the country. Japan and South Korea have not moved to close their borders to Britons

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10 Dec 2020

UK and EU extend Brexit talks to Sunday

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have decided to extend Brexit trade talks until Sunday following an extensive in-person discussion in Brussels. The conversation occurred on Wednesday evening and concluded with the idea that the two entities must find common ground. The future

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10 Dec 2020

Hackers Raid European Agency for Pfizer Vaccine Docs

Yesterday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) disclosed that they had suffered from a cyberattack in which documents related to covid-19 vaccinations in the UK were compromised. The agency did not comment further on the details of the incident due to the impending investigation. BioNTech offered a few more details, stating

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09 Dec 2020

Two in U.K. Suffer Allergic Reaction to Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Two of the first recipients of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the UK have developed an allergic reaction to the concoction, according to the National Health Service. Both victims are recovering well and the adverse response to the injection is not life-threatening. The incident prompted the NHS to

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07 Dec 2020

UK prepares to give first Covid-19 vaccinations as the world watches

Britain is gearing up to administer the first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine less than a week after emergency approval. Vaccines will begin in Tuesday in England, Wales, and Scotland whereas Ireland stated that it would begin the process early in the week, however, it is unclear

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02 Dec 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine Authorized in the U.K.: What You Need to Know

The UK has become the first country to authorize the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID vaccine for emergency distribution. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency declared that the vaccine was safe to use after analyzing its trials and outcomes. This represents the first clearance of a vaccine by a Western

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30 Nov 2020

UK bans installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September

The UK government has reportedly released an update on their plans to phase out Huawei technology by 2027, now introducing a ban on the installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021. The decision follows plans announced in July declaring that UK firms will be barred from purchasing new

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02 Nov 2020

Ransomware Surge Imperils Hospitals as Pandemic Intensifies

Earlier this week, three US agencies released a warning claiming that there is an imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and health care providers amid the pandemic. The alert was issued on Wednesday and was accompanied by an online conference call between the CEOs of health care entities and the

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19 Oct 2020

U.K. Government Reportedly In Advanced Talks To Initiate Human Challenge Vaccine Trials That Would See Volunteers Infected With Covid-19

In the UK, a biotechnology firm is currently in the process of advanced talks with the British government regarding vaccine development. The biotech firm wants to create and administer strains of the COVID-19 virus to trial participants in order to fast track the vaccine development process. Volunteers of the clinical

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07 Oct 2020

Post-Brexit Digital Economy at Risk After EU Court Ruling

In the UK, the digital economy is at high risk following a European Union court ruling stating that bulk collection or retention regimes in the UK, France, and Belgium must be brought within EU law. This will either force the UK to modify its mass surveillance regime or face consequences

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