Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine offers over 95 percent protection against COVID-19, says largest real-world study- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseMay 06, 2021 11:00:46 IST The largest real-world study yet of the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine on Thursday confirmed that the jab provided more than 95 percent protection against Covid-19, but found that the level dropped significantly when people received just one of the two prescribed doses. The authors of the research from Israel’s national vaccination […]

Pandemic, global conflict and climate change fueling food insecurity in 2020: report- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseMay 06, 2021 10:58:32 IST The economic cost of the global pandemic as well as conflict and climate change are fueling food security fears that in 2020 reached their highest level in five years, according to a report published Wednesday. Last year, 155 million people in 55 countries faced acute food shortages — 20 […]

India needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won’t peak for weeks: Experts-India News , Firstpost

India’s courts have meanwhile become increasingly vocal critics of the Modi government’s handling of the crisis. A health worker administers the COVISHIELD vaccine for COVID-19 at a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April. 11, 2021.India is reporting a surge in infections, which according to experts is due in part to growing disregard for social […]

Facebook board upholds Donald Trump’s account suspension after Capitol riot but terms indefinite ban ‘arbitrary’- Technology News, Firstpost

The Associated PressMay 06, 2021 10:06:44 IST Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts, having concluded that he incited violence leading to the deadly 6 January Capitol riot, the company’s quasi-independent oversight board upheld the bans. But it told Facebook to specify […]

Donnie Darko Almost Starred Jason Schwartzman & David Hasselhoff

Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko turns 20 this year and two of its early potential casting choices included Jason Schwartzman and David Hasselhoff. Filmmaker Richard Kelly’s cult-favourite film, Donnie Darko, very nearly starred Jason Schwartzman and David Hasselhoff, says the film’s producer, Adam Fields. The 2001 sci-fi/horror film was Kelly’s first feature and has since gone on to […]