Millions More Pfizer-BionTech Vaccines Shots To Be Donated By US To Poorer Countries

Pfizer and BioNTech will donate 500 million additional doses of their Covid-19 vaccines to the United States government which will then be rerouted to poorer countries.  Wednesday’s announcement expands on the existing agreement between the U.S. government and the companies to supply additional vaccine doses at no-profit prices to less-advantaged countries. This brings the total…

AirBnB Chief Believes Travel Has Been Changed For Ever By The Pandemic

According to AirBnb’s boss, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed forever the manner of travelling by people. Brian Chesky said that the lines between leisure and business travel are becoming blurred due to remote working. He said that with people seeking more “human connection”, travellers are opting to spend longer time with friends and family. Chesky…

J&J’s Second Shot Increased Efficacy For Moderate-Severe Covid-19 To 94%, Claims Firm

Johnson & Johnson announced on Tuesday that a second dose of its Covid-19 vaccine enhanced the effectiveness of its first shot to 94 per cent against moderate to severe forms of the disease in the United States if it is administered approximately two months after its first shot. In comparison, its single dose provided a…

67% Efficacy Found For Clover’s Vaccine Against Covid-19 And 79% Against Delta Variant

Clover Biopharmaceuticals of China reported on Wednesday that its potential Covid-19 -19  vaccine was found to be 67 per cent effective against any severity of the coronavirus and 79 per cent effective against the highly infectious Delta variant. Currently the company already holds a deal for supplying 414 million doses its Covid-19 vaccine through the…

Tonnes Of E-Waste Are Produced By Bitcoin Mining

The result of bitcoin mining is electronic waste (e-waste) and its annual quantity is the same as the tiny IT equipment waste generated from an area just like the Netherlands, research shows. According to estimates of Alex de Vries and Christian Stoll, miners of the cryptocurrency annually generate about 30,700 tonnes of e-waste. That averages…