World breaking news today (December 14): Donald Trump will be offered COVID-19 vaccine soon
World breaking news today (December 14): Donald Trump will be offered COVID-19 vaccine soo. Meanwhile, Biden wants U.S. back in Iran nuclear deal, leaders to push Brexit trade talks, 14 migrants found dead off of Venezuela's eastern coast and gold price also make headlines today.
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other top federal office-holders will be offered COVID-19 vaccines over the next week-and-a-half (Photo: US News and World Report)
Donald Trump will be offered COVID-19 vaccine soon
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other top federal office-holders will be offered COVID-19 vaccines over the next week-and-a-half to guard against an outbreak that could cripple the functions of government, USA Today reported.
The shots will be offered to officials across all three branches of government, including leaders at the White House, in Congress, and on the Supreme Court, officials said. White House staff members who work in close proximity to Trump are also expected to get early vaccines.
Dozens of staffers and visitors to the White House have tested positive for the virus throughout the pandemic, including the president.
Two government officials confirmed the vaccination plan, speaking on condition of anonymity because details on who, when, and where are still being worked out. They said the plan will roll out over the next 10 days.
With almost half a million followers on TikTok, more than 400 thousands YouTube subscribers, Russian content creator Nikita Kostritsov of the Hello Nikki channel is famous for doing food review videos and comedy skits about his life in Vietnam. Hundred million online viewers enjoyed watching Nikita, together with his Vietnamese wife, reacting to typical moments in life through the perspective of a foreigner.
Russian-born physicist Alexei Ekimov won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside French-born Moungi Bawendi and American scientist Louis Brus for their research on tiny particles known as quantum dots on October 4.
French-Swedish physicist Anne L'Huillier won the Nobel Prize in Physics together with France's Pierre Agostini and Hungarian-Austrian Ferenc Krausz for research into tools for exploring electrons inside atoms and molecules on October 3 in Stockholm.
The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their contributions to RNA biology, which helped to the unprecedented rate of vaccine development during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two scientists share the £823,000 prize announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from India participated at the 54th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council informing the world about the country’s efforts towards women’s empowerment and gender equality.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk has welcomed the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in India, which will reserve one-third of seats in the country’s Parliament and state assemblies for women.