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Vaccine approval date moved forward; to be given within days, Fearne says

 - COVID-19 - Dec 15 SHARE ON:

In a Parliamentary sitting, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne stated that the COVID-19 vaccine will be given within days.

This follows the European Medicines Agency’s moving forward of the vaccine approval date from the 29th of December to Monday 21st December.

Dr. Fearne also appealed for caution during this holiday season as we move closer to the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Prof. Charmaine Gauci dedicates award to healthcare workers and public health team

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Following her presentation of the Ġieħ ir-Repubblika award on Sunday, Superintendent for Public Health Charmaine Gauci took to Facebook to dedicate this honour to the public health team, healthcare workers, front-linters, families and patients.

Humbled by this honour. I dedicate this award to the public health COVID-19 team, all healthcare workers, front liners,…

Posted by Charmaine Gauci on Monday, 14 December 2020

Prof. Gauci stated how humbled she is by receiving this honour and through the pandemic, we have grown together as a country.

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Shrek added to US film registry for its ‘cultural significance’

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Love it or hate it, Shrek is an all-time classic and America’s National Film Registry have cemented its greatness by adding to its list in the Library of Congress.

The registry recognises the most ‘cultural, historically or aesthetically’ significant films throughout history with films like Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption and more. Shrek was one of the 25 entries for 2020 and entered alongside films like Grease, The Hurt Locker and The Dark Knight.

This year’s entries look to celebrate the astounding work of women and people of colour in the cinema industry, as stated by the Library’s current librarian, Carla Hayden.

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EU vaccine approval meeting moved forward

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The European Medicines Agency has stated that the COVID-19 vaccine approval meeting has been moved to December 21st, more than a week before the previously scheduled date.

This change follows pressure on European regulator from desperate countries such as Germany and was thus moved forward from December 29th to the 21st.

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen stated that this means vaccinations in the European Union would probably start before the end of 2020.

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