Nieuws volgens datum: 8 Sep, 2020

ANC blasts ‘divisive’ Trump over Mandela

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has called US President Donald Trump “divisive, misogynistic and disrespectful” in response to reports that he was dismissive about Nelson Mandela, the country’s first black president. Mr Trump said the Nobel Peace Prize winner was “no leader”, according to his former lawyer Michael Cohen. The allegation comes from Cohen’s new book, Disloyal: A Memoir.
The White House says Cohen is lying. His book also says that Mr Trump behaves like a mobster and has “a low opinion of all black people”.(BBC)…[+]

Pharma firms unveil safety pledge over vaccine


A group of nine vaccine developers has announced a “historic pledge” to uphold scientific and ethical standards in the search for a coronavirus vaccine. The firms, including Pfizer and Merck, said they would only apply for regulatory approval after vaccines went through three phases of clinical study.

It comes amid global debates about the safety of vaccines made this year. US President Donald Trump has said he wants one available in the US before November’s election. No vaccine has yet completed clinical trials, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) – leading some scientists to fear the search for a vaccine is being politicised, and public trust could be damaged. In their pledge, the nine biopharmaceutical firms did not mention Mr Trump but said they believed their action would “ensure public confidence” in the development of any inoculation.(BBC)…[+]