2020.07.02

News Headlines - 02 July 2020

Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech shows positive results - STAT

An experimental Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the drug giant Pfizer and the biotech firm BioNTech spurred immune responses in healthy patients, but also caused fever and other side effects, especially at higher doses.
The first clinical data on the vaccine were disclosed Wednesday in a paper released on medRXiv, a preprint server, meaning it has not yet been peer-reviewed or published in a journal... The study randomly assigned 45 patients to get one of three doses of the vaccine or placebo. Twelve received a 10-microgram dose, 12 a 30-microgram dose, 12 a 100-microgram dose, and nine a placebo. The 100-microgram dose caused fevers in half of patients; a second dose was not given at that level.

Russian Cosmonaut Votes on Putin's Reforms From ISS - The Moscow Times

Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin became the first person to vote online from the International Space Station on Tuesday, the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos announced.
The 51-year-old cosmonaut, who came aboard the ISS in April, cast his ballot as part of a weeklong vote to approve constitutional reforms that could extend President Vladimir Putin's rule, Roscosmos said.

Airbus shedding 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday that it must eliminate 15,000 jobs, mostly in Europe, to safeguard its future and warned of more thin years ahead... No later than the summer of 2021, Airbus wants to shed 5,000 workers in France, 5,100 in Germany, 1,700 in Britain, 900 in Spain and 1,300 others at facilities elsewhere. The total of 15,000 is more than 10% of its global workforce of 135,000 people.

Watch children interrupt live BBC, Sky News interviews

Two live home interviews on BBC and Sky News in England had adorable interruptions on the same day.

McLaren F1 team reveals tweaked #WeRaceAsOne livery with 'End Racism' messaging - Autosport

The McLaren Formula 1 team has tweaked its MCL35 livery ahead of this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix, as part of the championship's campaign to fight COVID-19 and tackle inequality.
Last week, McLaren pledged its support to Formula 1's #WeRaceAsOne campaign, which aims to raise money for charities around the world who are fighting against COVID-19, while also recognising frontline workers who are tackling the pandemic and encouraging more diversity within the championship.

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