'The Advantage Of Our Smallness': Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

Just 13 days after the kingdom launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 27, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received one dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 4:25pm
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Dutch tourists volunteer to spend week confined to Greek resort

Scheme involving nearly 200 participants is part of test to see if Covid-safe holidays can be arranged

Almost 200 Dutch tourists have traded lockdown in the Netherlands for eight days of voluntary confinement at a Greek beach resort as part of a test to see if safe holidays can be arranged during the Covid pandemic.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 3:32pm
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Property developer plans 5,000 UK retirement homes in city centres

French-owned Retirement Villages Group aims to spend £2bn across 40 locations over the next decade

A property developer owned by a French investment management group has announced an ambitious £2bn plan to build 5,000 retirement homes across 40 urban sites in the UK over the next decade.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 2:41pm
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Airborne plastic pollution ‘spiralling around the globe’, study finds

Rising levels of microplastic pollution raise questions about the impact on human health, experts say

Microplastic pollution is now “spiralling around the globe”, according to a study of airborne plastic particles.

The researchers said human pollution has led to a global plastic cycle, akin to natural processes such as the carbon cycle, with plastic moving through the atmosphere, oceans and land. The result is the “plastification” of the planet, said one scientist.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 3:00pm
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David Cameron faces unprecedented formal inquiry into Greensill scandal

Boris Johnson orders independent investigation into former prime minister’s lobbying on behalf of collapsed finance firm

David Cameron is at the centre of an unprecedented formal inquiry after Boris Johnson ordered a probe into lobbying by the former prime minister on behalf of the collapsed company Greensill Capital.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 3:56pm
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Would You Use An App To Verify Your Vaccine Status? The Idea Is Here To Stay

New York State, along with IBM, is developing Excelsior Pass to provide digital proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

From sporting arenas to colleges and cruise ships, many businesses are planning to ask customers to prove they've had their shot. Smart phone apps may be coming soon.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 12:50pm
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Natanz ‘sabotage’ highlights Iran’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks

Analysis: Apparent attack by Israel is a reminder of the weaknesses of industrial control systems

The apparent attack by Israel on Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility appears to be the latest episode in an increasing tit-for-tat cyberwar. Both sides have already targeted so-called industrial control systems [ICS], which have emerged as a key weakness for countries across the globe.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 10:59am
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More than half of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is too slow, poll suggests

Essential poll finds Scott Morrison’s approval at lowest level in a year and approval of Coalition management of pandemic down eight points in a month

Voter approval of the Morrison government’s handling of the pandemic has dropped eight points in a month, and more than half of voters in the Guardian Essential poll sample think the Coalition needs to step up and take more responsibility for ensuring Australians are vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:30pm
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