Switzerland has become the only country in Europe not to authorize the AstraZeneca vaccine after it decided to ban it. The Oxford-produced vaccine has been used widely by countries across the world for COVID-19, including the UK. The Swiss medical regulator said the lack of data on the efficacy of the vaccine has forced the country to ban it altogether.
A new report has found that more than half the people charged in the U.S. Capitol Hill riot that took place on January 6, were not connected to extremist groups or to one another.
Twitter is set to increase censorship of COVID-19 vaccine “misinformation” through the use of its new “strike” system that will determine when and if further enforcement is needed. This follows intense backlash for banning former US President Donald Trump.
US court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay US$2.1 billion for baby powder, which causes ovarian cancer. The pharmaceutical giant will continue to sell its product outside Canada and the US.
A report states that since the pandemic, hate crimes in Vancouver have spiked by 97% overall. Anti-Asian hate crimes had also increased by a staggering 717% in 2020
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed in a meeting with executives last week that the company has acquired about 100 companies in the previous six years, which is equivalent to one every three to four weeks.
An Ontario quarantine screening officer has been charged with extortion and sexual assault after he demanded cash from a woman in her home before sexually assaulting her.
In a Phase 1 vaccination plan, Toronto will be vaccinating the homeless population, which faces the highest risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus in the shelter system. The vaccines, however, are still undergoing trial across the world.
A new scientific study has found that there are more than 140,000 virus species in the human gut, more than half of which have never been seen before. The study opens up a new avenue for research about how viruses live and affect human health.
After a long battle with the new media laws in Australia, Facebook has finally agreed to pay for journalism and will lift its ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform.
According to the TRREB, the average price of a house in Toronto has hit a new high of $996,000. Real estate prices have been rising unchecked, even in the pandemic when hundreds of thousands of people have lost jobs.
One third of the world’s fresh water fish population is in catastrophic decline, and in danger of extinction. The situation is threatening the health, food security and livelihood of millions of people around the world. Eighty freshwater species have been declared extinct with sixteen species going extinct in 2020.
Golf star Tiger Woods will not face any charges following his car crash earlier this week after investigators determined it was an accident.
Israel passed a law allowing the government to share the identities of people who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Passing the law, officials asked, “Is privacy more important than life itself?”
The US carried out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia in Syria, killing at least one fighter and wounding several others. According to officials, this was a response from President Biden’s administration to show that it will act tough.
FBI Director, Christopher Wray, shared his insights on the riot at the Capitol on January 6. Wray said the FBI apparently visited some extremists and attempted to dissuade them from coming to Washington.
This week, early risers in Alberta and Saskatchewan most likely caught a bright shiny ball of light across the sky heading down to earth. University of Alberta professor, Dr. Chris Herd, said it was likely a meteor.
US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order to form a “China-free” technology supply chain with other nations, including Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea. Will this move reverse China’s fortunes and change the global power dynamics?
Anyone fancy a trip to Mars? You can now send your name to the next mission to the Red Planet, courtesy of NASA. Find the details here:
Researchers in New Zealand discovered three new shark species that glow in the dark. Do not fear because these sharks swim in what scientists call the “twilight zone” which is as deep as 200 and 1000 metres. And humans are not on their list of prey.