Top Stories Making Headlines Worldwide: COVID-19 Vaccines
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Emergency Use in the United States
Top Stories Making Headlines Worldwide: The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which was developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, has been approved for emergency use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This marks a major milestone in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as the vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective in clinical trials. This approval allows for the vaccine to be distributed to high-risk individuals, such as healthcare workers and the elderly, in the coming weeks.
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Emergency Use in the United States
Just days after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has also been approved for emergency use in the United States by the FDA. This vaccine, which was developed by Moderna, has been shown to be 94.1% effective in clinical trials. Like the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine will be distributed to high-risk individuals in the coming weeks.
United States Presidential Election
Joe Biden declared winner of the 2020 United States Presidential Election
Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president, has been declared the winner of the 2020 United States presidential election. Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump, who had been seeking a second term in office. The election was historic, as Biden will be the oldest president in history and Kamala Harris will be the first woman and first person of South Asian and African-American descent to serve as vice president.
Trump and his supporters contest the election results
After the election results were announced, President Trump and his supporters claimed widespread voter fraud. They filed several lawsuits in various states to contest the results. However, multiple state and federal courts have rejected these claims. And finding no evidence of widespread fraud. The General Services Administration has also acknowledged Joe Biden as the President-elect and begun the transition process.
The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union
On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union, marking the end of a process that began with the Brexit referendum in 2016. The UK and EU have now entered a transition period, during which they will negotiate the terms of their future relationship. The transition period is set to end on December 31, 2020, and if no agreement is reached, then the UK will leave the EU without a deal
UK and EU begin negotiations for a trade deal
As the transition period began, the UK and EU started negotiations for a trade deal. Which will determine the terms of their future economic relationship. The negotiations have been difficult, with both sides taking a tough stance on key issues. Such as access to fishing waters and state aid. The deadline for reaching a deal is December 31, 2020. But if no agreement is reached, the UK will leave the EU without a trade deal.
United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) postponed
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which was set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020, has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A conference is a critical event in the international fight against climate change. As it will bring together leaders from around the world to negotiate new emissions reduction goals and climate action plans. The postponement of COP26 is a disappointment. But it is important that the conference be held in a safe and secure manner.
Climate strikes continue worldwide
Despite the postponement of COP26 and the global focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate strikes and protests continue to take place worldwide. Activists, particularly young people, have been calling for urgent and bold action on climate change. Also, it has been demanding that governments and corporations take immediate steps to reduce emissions and transition to clean energy. These protests have been met with both support and opposition. But they continue to raise awareness about the urgent need for action on climate change.
The year 2020 has been a year of unprecedented events. From the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to the United States presidential election and Brexit. These events have had a major impact on the world. And will continue to shape the future. However, it is also important to remember the ongoing fight against climate change and the need for immediate action to address this crisis. As we move forward into 2021, it is crucial that we continue to work together. To overcome these challenges and create a better future for all.