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Sunday January 15th, 2023 morning edition

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The era of free Covid vaccines in the US may be coming to an end, and pharmaceutical companies like Moderna are considering a price of $110 to $130 per jab, the Wall Street Journal reports .

That’s more than four times the cost the government was paying for the treatments under federal contracts.

“In other words, you propose to make the vaccine unaffordable for the residents of this country who made the production of the vaccine possible,” he continued.

“This leaves the nation stuck in a cycle of panic and neglect,” the Washington Post editorial board argued last week.

Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and board chair of Moderna, defended the ongoing shift to commercialisation. »

Video shows George Santos calling himself Anthony Devolder at a 2019 event, raising questions about his name

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Rep. George Santos introduced himself as Anthony Devolder in a recently surfaced video from 2019.

Videos and social media posts reveal Santos previously used the names George Devolder and Anthony Devolder.

A recently surfaced video clip from 2019 shows Rep. George Santos introducing himself as Anthony Devolder, prompting questions about why the congressman has previously gone by different names. »

The US Just Greenlit High-Tech Alternatives to Animal Testing

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A new law seeks to replace some lab animal use with high-tech alternatives.

While the law doesn’t ban animal testing, it allows drugmakers to use other methods, such as microfluidic chips and miniature tissue models, which use human cells to mimic certain organ functions and structures.

Locke and other advocates point to studies that have shown animal testing to be an unreliable predictor of toxicity in humans. »

Strike on residential building in Dnipro: 12 killed, including a minor, 73 injured

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12 people, including a 15-year-old girl, were killed in a Russian missile strike on a multi-storey residential building in Dnipro city on Saturday; 73 people received injuries.

just non-humans; at least one entrance is destroyed, and there are people under the rubble who were at home on a holiday.".

At 21:54, Reznichenko reported that nine people were killed in the attack on the building, including a 15-year-old girl. »

An artist is stripping JK Rowling's name off Harry Potter books and reselling them to fans who oppose the author's vocal anti-trans rhetoric. A legal expert says it's not copyright infringement.

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A Canadian trans artist is ripping off JK Rowling's name from the "Harry Potter" books, and replacing the cover for fans who'd rather have the book without the author's name on them.

The artist said in a January 4 TikTok video that they are a "trans artist and bookbinder."

"If they're binding and selling physical books, there's an argument that the claim is about the origin of the physical books," McKenna said. »