Banning LGBT Conversion Therapy Part Of UK’s Post-Pandemic Agenda

Banning LGBT Conversion Therapy Part Of UK’s Post-Pandemic Agenda

Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda.Boris Johnson’s party has come under increasing pressure on the issue after former leader Theresa May vowed in 2018 to eradicate the conversion therapy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government said measures would be brought forward to prevent these “abhorrent practices which can cause mental and physical harm”, starting with a consultation on how best to protect people and how to eliminate coercive…

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Which are the Green list countries marked by UK government for travel & tourism this summer

Which are the Green list countries marked by UK government for travel & tourism this summer

Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among the countries and territories people will be able to visit without quarantining on their return to the UK, the government has said. As England goes into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May, a traffic light system that categorises countries based on their COVID-19 risk levels has been drawn up. What does it mean for travelers? Green List: Travellers returning from a country on that list will not need to quarantine, and will only be required to take one…

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Spain, Greece excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list’ -The Sun

Spain, Greece excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list’ -The Sun

People from Britain will be able to fly to Gibraltar and Malta but not to Spain and Greece under UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s green light scheme, The Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday. The two tiny Mediterranean sunspots are set to be included on the green list for quarantine-free travel after May 17 due to be announced this Friday, according to the newspaper. The green status for those places would mean that Brits can visit there with just two COVID-19 tests on their return. Spain and Greece will likely have…

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Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reported that the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine showed a 97.6% efficacy. This was based on the analysis of data on disease infection rate among people receiving both shots of the vaccine. The vaccine, which is based on an established and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, uses two different vectors for the two jabs for vaccination. Data from 3.8 million Russians who received both components of Sputnik V from 5 December last year…

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Sweden’s King Carl XVI Celebrates 75th Birthday Without Pomp

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Celebrates 75th Birthday Without Pomp

Sweden’s King Carl XVI celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday, but due to the pandemic celebrations were kept to a minimum, without the lavish flair of a royal anniversary. In contrast to the monarch’s 70th birthday when people lined the streets of Stockholm to fete him, the Swedish Royal Court said celebrations would be “limited” because of the pandemic. Instead of playing host to royals from other countries, smaller receptions were planned for the the morning with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and other senior politicians, and one with representatives from…

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Despite decreasing infections,WHO says threat for Europe ‘remains present’

Despite decreasing infections,WHO says threat for Europe ‘remains present’

The threat for Europe posed by the coronavirus “remains present,” the World Health Organization said Thursday, despite a recent decline in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the region. “It is 462 days since the first Covid-19 cases were reported. Based on numbers of confirmed cases, 5.5% of the entire European population have now had Covid-19, while 7% have completed a full vaccination series,” WHO’s regional director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, said in a press conference on Thursday. “But even as new cases, hospitalizations and deaths decline, the threat…

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Finland ranked happiest country in the world once again in 2021

Finland ranked happiest country in the world once again in 2021

Finland has been named the happiest place in the world for a fourth year running, in an annual UN-sponsored report. The World Happiness Report saw Denmark in second place, then Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands. New Zealand was again the only non-European nation in the top 10. The UK fell from 13th to 17th place. Data from analytics researcher Gallup asked people in 149 countries to rate their own happiness. Measures including social support, personal freedom, gross domestic product (GDP) and levels of corruption were also factored in. The country…

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Third dose of COVID vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 1 year: Pfizer CEO

Third dose of COVID vaccine ‘likely’ needed within 1 year: Pfizer CEO

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla has said that COVID-19 vaccine recipients will “likely” need a third dose between six to 12 months after they’re fully vaccinated and suggested vaccinations for coronavirus could be needed every year. According to The Hill, Bourla made these remarks while speaking to CNBC’s Bertha Coombs at a CVS Health event that he predicts based on current data a “likely scenario” will involve the COVID-19 vaccine being administered to patients annually. Bourla said it “remains to be seen” how often any potential additional vaccines would be provided….

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Worldwide impact of sex life during Lockdown: Report

Worldwide impact of sex life during Lockdown: Report

Sex life in lockdown: Lockdown significantly affected our health (for good and bad), our work and how we socialise. These consequences have been widely discussed, but far less attention has been given to the effect on our sex lives. Studies from around the world tell a similar story. Research conducted in India,Italy,Turkey,US,UK and Europe in 2020 all points to the decline in sex with partners as well as solo acts, directly attributed to lockdown. For most, pandemic-induced lockdowns created an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear. Many experienced unprecedented health-related anxiety, financial…

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Brooke Shields gets nude to honor Earth Day 2021

Brooke Shields gets nude to honor Earth Day 2021

Brooke Shields is stripping down to honor Mother Nature. The veteran model, 55, took to Instagram Thursday to share a nude photo to celebrate Earth Day 2021. “This Earth Day, I’m joining @NatGeo in sharing one of the places on the planet that matters most to me,” the beauty captioned the scenic beach shot. “Celebrate your love for the planet with us by sharing a spot you care about. #ShareYourSpot.” Last fall, Brooke Shields stunned in a bikini in an effort to prove, “women over 50 are not done.’” “If you’re that age, especially…

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