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The Pressure to get Fully Vaccinated to Enter Crowded Venues

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On Tuesday 20th July 2021 it was declared by the government that people will be required to prove they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus, for them to enter nightclubs and other crowded venues from September. Nadhim Zahawi said a negative coronavirus test would soon “no longer be sufficient” proof that a person was Covid-safe. Although …

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Should Intellectual Property Rights be Waived for the COVID Vaccines?

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World leaders are struggling to agree on how to increase vaccine production amid the vast difference between vaccination rates in advanced and poorer countries.  There have been calls to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to waive the intellectual property rights of vaccine manufacturers in order to boost production, and the US has shown its support. However, the …

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Covid-19 is NOT “the great equaliser”

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Amidst the crisis of Covid-19, the world’s efforts to flatten the curve and combat this pandemic has shown unity among nations proving that, down to its core, the virus that is claiming lives knows no borders. Novel coronavirus does not discriminate. The rich, the powerful – both people and nations are vulnerable. This sudden vulnerability …

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Potential Change to the Law Surrounding Abortion in Northern Ireland

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A Bill aiming to amend the law in Northern Ireland to prevent abortions in cases of non-fatal disabilities has been back by the majority of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The Severe Fetal Impairment Bill passed its second stage by 48 votes to 12. It is important to state, there still would be no …

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges. A federal judge has denied requests to dismiss the criminal charges filed against Holmes and former top executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani in connection with their blood-testing start-up. Holmes went to trial on March 9th, facing charges that she and Balwani defrauded investors and deceived patients …

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Is Blood Donation Finally Entering The 21st Century?

Blood donations and transfusions save and improve thousands of lives every year. The donation criterion is expanding hopefully allowing more volunteers to donate blood. Currently, around an estimated 825,000 to 900,000 people donate blood each year. On 14 December 2020, Matt Hancock announced that there would be changes surrounding the donation of blood by men …

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