Many Turkish Twitter users have shared images and footage of Starlink satellites passing over the country.
Supporters of waiver say easing patent restrictions will spur production of low-cost generic vaccines but opponents argue it could erode pharmaceutical companies’ profit incentive to develop new treatments.
Gun sales and a mental health crisis among young people, both of which spiked during virus-related lockdowns, are seen as risk factors in school shootings.
China's mania for mystery toy "blind boxes" has made fortunes for toymakers but social media users say the latest fad for live cats, dogs and reptiles sold in mystery boxes on e-commerce sites at low prices is a step too far.
Covid-19 has killed more than 3.2M people and infected over 156.4M others globally. Here are all the coronavirus-related developments for May 6:
A German vaccine developer says its new vaccine can be stored at refrigerator temperatures, a major feat in the vaccine industry.
A large UK study finds that a vaccinated person, who nevertheless becomes infected with the coronavirus, has a much lower risk of transmitting the virus to household members.
Archaeologists have discovered the grave of a child, “Mtoto”, who had been laid to rest 78,000 years ago.
Becoming Turkey’s first lifeguard with Down syndrome is only one of Irem Oztekin’s many successes. The 20-year old university student is also a professional swimmer with medals won in Turkey and abroad.
Researchers have started to study the issue after anecdotal evidence but cannot draw any links to the vaccines as yet since changes in menstrual cycles could be the result of several factors, including stress, diet and exercise habits.
State-owned pharmaceutical company Kimia Farma is accused of washing and reselling used Covid nasal swabs in test kits in Medan, with an estimated 9,000 people who were possibly tested using recycled swabs.
The World Trade Organization has been facing calls to temporarily lift intellectual property protections on Covid-19 vaccines but pharmaceutical giants and their host countries have fiercely opposed the idea.
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