On Wednesday, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said the EU planned to order 1.8 billion doses of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine by 2023. Von der Leyen said the bloc was placing its confidence in the jab, which has been the mainstay of the EU's relatively slow vaccination campaign until now . The Commission chief also said the bloc was bringing forward an order for delivery of 50 million doses of the vaccine to the second quarter of this year, after makers of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspended their deliveries . EU backs German-developed shot Von der Leyen said Brussels had full confidence in the technology behind the Pfizer vaccine. The manufacturing process used for the Pfizer product — dependent on mRNA — is different then the one behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, which uses a cold virus to transport a segment of the coronavirus to the recipients' cells. "We need to focus on the technologies that have proven their worth," von der Leyen said. The … [Read more...] about EU puts faith in Pfizer jab with plan for 1.8 billion doses
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RIBS protect some of the most important organs in the body, like our heart and lungs. They are flexible so that we can breathe, but that makes them fragile. They are so delicate that you can fracture a rib by sneezing. How many ribs do humans have? Humans have 24 ribs in total, 12 on each side. They are symmetrical so come in pairs. The ribs mostly attach to the breast bone in front, and the backbones at the back. All 12 pairs of ribs are collectively called our rib cage and there are three layers of muscle between the bones. Some people, about five in every hundred, have more ribs, and others, about three in every hundred, have less. Slightly more or less ribs doesn’t usually cause any problems. A cracked rib usually repairs itself, but ribs that have actually broken need attention. You can crack a rib by coughing a lot, but blunt trauma, like a road accident, is the most common cause of broken ribs. What is the myth of women having an extra rib? … [Read more...] about How many ribs do humans have?
IF you're looking for a new take on your morning brew, McDonald's fans are raving over this ice cream menu hack. The popular food trend sees McDonald's customers put an entire soft serve cone into an iced coffee which gives you a super creamy, delicious drink. Australian foodie Adrian , from Sydney, shared a TikTok video demonstrating the hack which is inspired by South Korean coffeehouse chain Paul Bassett. Now dubbed the 'McBassett', the unusual concoction is said to have the same velvety and soft texture of popular Dalgona - a whipped coffee technique - but without the need to whisk. Adrian shared a video on TikTok last week which has now received thousands of views. In it, he visits his local McDonald's store and orders an iced latte and a soft-serve ice cream cone. Wasting no time, he removes the lid of his caffeinated drink and dips the entire ice cream into it. This gives it a super creamy texture when it melts, similar to the Italian dessert … [Read more...] about McDonald’s fans rave over ice cream coffee menu hack & it looks perfect for the hotter days ahead
A limited number of pilgrims returned to Islam's holiest site on Sunday after Saudi Arabia partially lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place since March. The Saudi government started allowing a maximum of 6,000 people a day to enter Mecca's Grand Mosque to performumrah — a pilgrimage to Islam's two holiest sites that can be taken at any time of year. "In an atmosphere of faith and with assured hearts... the first batch of pilgrims begin the pilgrimage in accordance with the precautionary measures laid out," the hajj ministry said on Twitter. Read more: Saudi Arabia: Hajj cancellation spells frustration and empty pockets Coronavirus prevention measures Only Saudi citizens and residents will be permitted to enter the mosque during the first phase of reopening. During the second stage from October 18, the number of umrah pilgrims will be increased to 15,000 per day. Muslims from abroad will be permitted in the third stage from November 1, when … [Read more...] about Pilgrims return to Mecca for limited umrah as Saudi eases coronavirus restrictions
Saudi Arabia announced it will lift the ban on the Umrah pilgrimage starting October, after seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pilgrims residing in the country will be able to undertake the pilgrimage from October 4, whereas pilgrims traveling from specific countries will be allowed from November 1. Authorities said it will return to its full capacity only after the threat of the virus has been eliminated. What is Umrah Umrah refers to the pilgrimage to Mecca undertaken around the year, by Muslims from across the world. It attracts millions of visitors every year. This is not to be confused with the hajj pilgrimage, which takes place once a year. Saudi Arabia held a heavily downsized hajj pilgrimage in July this year, over concerns of the event being a super spreader event for COVID-19. Instead of the more than 2 million hajj visitors, only thousands participated this year. 2020 hajj: Amid COVID-19, thousands flock to Mecca Final touches … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia to lift ban on Umrah pilgrimage after seven months