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Thursday May 6th, 2021 evening edition

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Canada, European Union member nations, the United Kingdom, and other wealthy countries remain opposed to the waiver, leaving the chances of consensus approval at the World Trade Organization highly uncertain.

Nevertheless, the Biden administration's support for the waiver spooked investors and infuriated the pharmaceutical industry, which has been lobbying hard against the proposal in an effort to preserve its immensely profitable monopoly control over vaccine production.

"Cry no tears for these death profiteers," environmentalist and author Naomi Klein tweeted in response to a CNBC graphic showing the major sell-off of pharma shares on Wednesday.

Pfizer, Biontech, Novavax, Moderna shares plunge to session lows after U.S. backs waiving patent protections on Covid vaccines — CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) May 5, 2021.

"Shares in the big makers of Covid-19 vaccines were hit by the announcement," FT noted.

Moderna and Novavax closed down by between 3 percent and 6 percent in New York the day before.".

"No one should have gotten wealthy off of these vaccines," Gunnels added. »

Aaron von Ehlinger: Woman who accused former Idaho legislator of rape has identity revealed in conservative media

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(CNN) A legislative intern whose rape allegation against an Idaho state representative led to an investigation that resulted in his resignation last week was publicly named by a conservative media outlet, despite her desire to remain anonymous.

The Boise Police Department has not responded to multiple requests from CNN asking whether a criminal investigation is ongoing.

His current attorney, Edward Dindinger, told CNN on Wednesday they have not received any further information from police about where things stand. »

Two Pfizer doses give 95 per cent protection against Covid-19 infection, illness and death: first nationwide study - CityAM

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Two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech can provide more than 95 per cent protection against infection, severe illness and death, according to the first nation-wide data from Israel.

He said: “Importantly, the study shows that two doses of the vaccine significantly increase levels of immunity and protection.

Read more: South African Covid variant able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study warns. »

Giant Pandas no longer 'endangered'

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The panda is on the road to recovery.

For fifty years, it has been the world's most beloved conservation icon and WWF's symbol.

After 30 years of slow but steady progress, the IUCN has now changed the panda's status on the Red List of Threatened Species. »

Murder Defendant Testifies That Calling His Ex-Girlfriend 49 Times on Day of Killing Was Not ‘Obsessive Behavior’

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They maintained that this happened after the defendant displeased Borkowski by refusing to sell his late father’s house in 2019.

#JoshuaAide – Important to note, Josh testifies Rebecca had a gun pointed at him and that’s why he had to shoot her.

The only thing both sides really agree on is that the shooting happened after Borkowski, 33, ended a 5-year relationship with Aide. »