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World's First COVID 'Human Challenge' Begins As UK Prepares To Infect 2,500 Volunteers

2,500 healthy Britons are about to participate in the world’s first COVID-19 ‘human challenge’ – letting the government infect them with SARS-CoV-2 in order to see how the virus reacts to an experimental vaccine, according to The Times. The fist stage of the study, conducted by Imperial College, the National Health Service’s Royal Free Hospital…

Goldman Upgrades Exxon To Buy For The First Time In Four Years As Cycle Begins To Turn

Just one day after Wells Fargo issued a rare upgrade on beaten down energy giant Exxon, late on Tuesday Goldman did what it hasn’t done since 2016, and it upgraded Exxon from Neutral to a Buy – just two months after it upgraded the major from a Sell – with a $52 price target given…

Mayor Garcetti Bans Walking As Latest LA Lockdown Begins

By Tyler Durden As LA Mayor Eric Garcetti kicks off the most restrictive lockdown in the country in the City of Angels, it appears even walking and exercise are now banned as California takes a page out of Australia’s COVID-19 playbook. During comments earlier this week, the LA Mayor warned “it’s time to cancel everything”,…

Iran’s ‘Retaliation’ Begins: Parliament Votes To Raise Uranium Enrichment To 20%

Via AlMasdarNews.com, On Sunday, the Iranian parliament voted by an overwhelming majority on the draft law about “strategic measures to abolish sanctions,” which includes raising uranium enrichment to 20%. The law includes restoring the old design of the Arak heavy water reactor. The parliamentary meeting was attended by 232 deputies out of 246, and they…

Sao Paolo Begins Importing Chinese COVID Vaccine Amid Resistance From Bolsonaro

Despite Brazilian authorities recent decision to freeze a local SinoVac trial after a participant died under mysterious circumstances, the governor of Sao Paolo, Brazil’s most populous state, has struck a deal with the state-backed Chinese biotech firm to ship 120,000 doses of the still-unproven vaccine. News of the deliveries arrives after Brazilian health regulator Anvisa…

After Legalizing Cannabis, Arizona Begins Dismissing Weed Charges Immediately

By Matt Agorist Across the country last week, Americans made their voices heard in regard to the war on drugs. A record five states legalized cannabis in some form. Montana voted to legalize cannabis for those 21 and up, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Arizona also approved recreational use and Mississippi approved medicinal use. Legal…