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On this week’s episode, we focus on:
Evusheld and immunity
Though Covid now poses comparatively little danger to the vaccinated inhabitants, there’s a group of people that can not profit from the present vaccines: these with compromised immune methods. For them, the dangers of significant sickness and loss of life are as excessive as they had been two years in the past. Now a brand new therapy, referred to as Evusheld, may defend them – if the federal government decides to authorise it.
Final week Tunisia handed a referendum granting its president extraordinary powers and sweeping away most remaining checks and balances. And whereas the US ambassador has expressed concern about what this implies for the nation’s fledgling democracy, most different international locations have been surprisingly silent. Commentators, in the meantime, say this seems like the ultimate nail within the coffin for the Arab Spring. Tunisia had as soon as been seen because the one functioning democracy to emerge from that wave of course of. Now it seems just like the nation is tipping again in the direction of authoritarianism.
ITV has introduced that Massive Brother, Britain’s first massively profitable actuality TV present, will likely be again on our screens subsequent 12 months after a 5 12 months hiatus. However whereas the present has remained one of the vital influential in actuality television historical past and remodeled the concept of celeb, there are questions over whether or not it might thrive in an period of Love Island, social media stars, and a safeguarding savvy viewing public.