There are fears that poorer countries could be left behind as richer nations "hoard" more doses of coronavirus vaccine than they need.
Wealthy countries have amassed a big enough stock of vaccine doses to immunize their people nearly three times over by the end of next year, assuming the vaccines in clinical trials are all approved for use.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 7 praised Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci - both children of Turkish immigrants in Germany - for developing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus.
Speaking to German radio Metropol FM, Merkel said Şahin and Türeci, who are married, made a foundational contribution to science with their company BioNTech, alongside U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer.
Parents always earnestly try to warn their children against bad habits. There's hardly a kid who from the earliest age was not told about all those nasty microbes living under our nails and how bad for us nail biting is.
However, Canadian scientists have debunked this myth recently and say that actually this habit is healthy, Med Heal portal reports.
The voting process abroad for the Romanian parliamentary elections ended with the closing of the last polling stations on the West Coast of the United States of America and Canada, at 9.00 pm local time (07.00 am Romania's time). Romanians abroad had two days to vote in this election. After the polls closed in the country on Sunday at 9.00 pm (local hour), the vote in the diaspora continued.
Everything was revealed in the recently broadcast research series "Brainwashing" of the American TV network CBS, which was dedicated to the infamous MK-ULTRA project, Jutarnji list reports.
It was also revealed, after removing the secrecy mark from numerous documents, that the infamous project was carried out in Canada as well, and that the government there knew about it.
The second day of voting abroad is running in smooth conditions, at 17:00 hrs, Eastern European Time, polling stations organized in the west of the United States (Los Angeles, Anaheim, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Altos, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle) and Canada (Vancouver) being open, shows a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) sent to AGERPRES.
Over 71,000 Romanians in the Diaspora have cast their vote on Saturday by 18:00 (Romania Time). On the first day of voting abroad, voting has already closed in sections of New Zealand, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Republic of Singapore, the Republic of Indonesia, the Kingdom of Thailand, Vietnam and Kazakhstan.
The electoral process in the parliamentary election is under way abroad, where by 7:00 Romanian time on Saturday more than 21,500 Romanians from outside the country voted. According to data published online on the permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) platform, 21,329 voters cast their vote by mail and 273 exercised their right to the polls, with the total number of voters at 7:00 a.m.
Voting in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies elections of December 5 and 6, 2020, began on Friday at 8 pm, Romania's time, once with the opening of the polling station in Auckland, New Zealand, informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), in a press release.