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TUESDAY - 1/5/21
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POLITICS 🏛️

Trump made false claims in attempts to reverse Biden win in GA

  • President Trump made claims that were “provably false” in a phone conversation with Georgia’s secretary of state in an attempt to reverse Joe Biden’s state win
  • Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voting system implementation manager, provided a point-by-point refutation of the allegations in a press conference
  • Sterling also stated that Trump campaign lawyers “intentionally misled” the public by claiming that a video recording showed fraudulent votes being given to Biden

WORLD 🌎

India's emergency approval of vaccine criticized

  • India has granted emergency approval to Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN Covid-19 vaccine
  • The approval has been met with questions and criticisms from industry experts and opposition lawmakers after the approval was granted without publishing efficacy data
  • The news was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a victory in the country’s push for self-reliance
  • The government also granted approval for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, which will lead India’s vaccination efforts

BUSINESS 💰

NYSE to no longer suspend three Chinese telecom giants

  • The NYSE has said that it no longer plans to delist three Chinese telecom companies - China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom
  • The Exchange initially planned to delist the companies as a result of an executive order signed by President Trump
  • The order was intended to stop American companies and individuals from investing in companies that the Trump administration claimed aided the Chinese military

US 🦅

Proud Boys leader arrested

  • The leader of the Proud Boys, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, was arrested on Monday in Washington DC for allegedly burning a BLM banner taken from a Black church during last month’s protests
  • A law enforcement officials told CNN that DC police has charged Tarrio with destruction of property

TECH 📱

Apple asks Foxconn for foldable iPhone prototypes, rumors indicate

  • Apple might be moving forward in its development of a foldable iPhone
  • The tech company has apparently asked Foxconn to create two prototype foldable shells with displays
  • These reports combined with the recent patent application published by the USPTO have spurred rumors about a foldable iPhone

CORONAVIRUS 💉

People need both doses of coronavirus vaccines, FDA says

  • According to two top US FDA officials, anyone that receives the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine must get two full doses
  • The officials refuted ideas about stretching the vaccine supply and suggested that anyone who proposes cutting doses in half in order to increase the vaccinated populous are misinterpreting the data

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