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COVID19

Twitter bans harmful false claims about COVID-19 vaccinations
Technology

Twitter bans harmful false claims about COVID-19 vaccinations

  • The social media company said in a blog post that users could be required to remove tweets with false claims that suggest vaccines are "used to intentionally cause harm to or control populations.
  • The policy, announced the same week that the first Americans received COVID-19 vaccinations as part of a mass immunization campaign.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 02:09am
India may need to spend $1.8bn on COVID-19 vaccines in first phase, documents show
World

India may need to spend $1.8bn on COVID-19 vaccines in first phase, documents show

  • India, which has the world's second highest caseload of coronavirus behind the United States, plans to inoculate 300 million people over the next six to eight months.
  • On the other hand, if India received a lower allocation of 95-125 million doses, then the cost to the government of procuring additional shots would go up to $1.8 billion.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 01:34am
US Congress could vote on $900bn COVID-19 aid bill by Thursday
World

US Congress could vote on $900bn COVID-19 aid bill by Thursday

  • They are nearing a deal as rates of COVID-19 infections are soaring to new highs, even as the United States starts to vaccinate people.
  • Congressional leaders made substantial progress toward compromising on a new coronavirus aid plan during talks that stretched into the night on Tuesday.
Published 17 Dec, 2020 12:08am