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Britain's medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab is safe to be rolled out. The first doses are already on their way to the UK, with 800,000 due in the coming days. Also: The US Department of Justice is investigating claims that lobbyists offered bribes in exchange for a presidential pardon, and two otters find love during lockdown…
 
The UK regulator has granted emergency approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the first vaccine to use mRNA. How has this breakthrough happened so fast? And how safe will it be? Also in the programme: Nigeria’s "Business EMail Compromise" hackers; and a high profile sexual harassment case highlights #MeToo issues in China.(Picture: A do…
 
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been judged safe for use in the UK, and will start to be rolled out next week. Adam is joined by BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym, Professor of Immunology Deborah Dunn-Walters and GP Dr Amir Khan to answer Newscasters’ questions.Studio Director: Emma CroweProducers: Sej Asar and Harriet NobleEpisode Editor: Rick KelseyEdit…
 
The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. We discuss the implications with Penny Ward, visiting professor in pharmaceutical medicine at King's College London, who has advised companies on drug and device development. Also in the programme, the International Labour Organisation says the pandemic is like…
 
The Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet is celebrating the women making a significant contribution to the environment. Today, we’re speaking to two women who strive to spark a lifelong love of nature in others. Beccy Speight is the CEO of the RSPB, the UK’s largest conservation charity and Miranda Lowe is a curator at the Natural History Museu…
 
Alan Dein searches for the stories that connect us in a changed world. Inspiring and moving stories of how the pandemic has changed people's lives on every continent. Today, Liana in Armenia celebrates her 30th birthday as her country finds itself at war with Azerbaijan - as well as Covid-19. We also catch up with 25-year-old entrepreneur Fahad in …
 
The proposal for Covid-19 financial relief comes from a bipartisan group of senators, who hope their pitch can bring agreement in Congress over further aid packages. But there is doubt as to whether it will work, as we hear from Al Weaver, reporter at The Hill newspaper in Washington DC.Many business owners and self-employed people in the UK are mi…
 
The proposal comes from a bipartisan group of senators for Covid-19 financial relief who hope to break the deadlock and allow Congress to come to an agreement about financial relief measures for US citizens. But there is doubt as to whether it will work, as we hear from Al Weaver, reporter at The Hill newspaper in Washington DC.We also get an updat…
 
One of President Trump's key COVID-19 advisers, the Stanford radiologist Dr Scott Atlas, has resigned from the White House Coronavirus Task Force a few days before the end of his four month term.He was heavily criticised by public health experts inside and outside the administration, especially for his enthusiasm for herd immunity, his objections t…
 
The Digital Intelligence Index (DII) has calculated that almost two-thirds of the world’s population is now online. The newly published report analyses 12 years of data to map 90 economies and over 95% of the world’s population to report on countries’ progress advancing their digital economies. Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at Fl…
 
Jane is Ian Brennan’s older sister. She has Down’s syndrome and is largely non-verbal but the two of them have communicated through music their whole lives. Ian has shared that knowledge with communities around the world, travelling the globe looking for music in unexpected places. He’s worked with Tuareg musicians in the Sahara desert, people who …
 
From surrealism and science fiction to inspiration drawn from historic objects in stately homes and the painting of Francis Bacon: Shahidha Bari hosts a conversation with Will Harris, who has written long-form poems; new Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature Max Porter and Chloe Aridjis, who have written poetic novels which play with form; and…
 
The oil giant Shell faces a trial over whether it hampered the phase-out of fossil fuels. Sara Shaw from Friends of the Earth outlines the case against the firm, and we get the perspective of Harry Brekelmans, projects and technology director at Shell. Also in the programme, the World Bank says the Lebanese authorities’ lack of policy action has ca…
 
As cases of the virus break new records, President Trump's controversial pandemic advisor Scott Atlas resigns. We hear from the top US infectious diseases expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, who gives a sober assessment of the situation. Also in the programme: the United Nations launches an appeal for an unprecedented amount of funding for humanitarian aid. …
 
Two of this year’s TechWomen100 Award winners join Jane to discuss getting more women and girls into the tech industries, including via a new app. June Angelides, an investor, speaker and mentor who founded Mums in Tech has won the Editor’s Choice award. Rav Bumbra gets the Champion award for her work recruiting women to work in tech fields and men…
 
A new kind of solar cell - made by drying a special liquid on a surface - is being heralded as a revolution in solar power. The minerals known as perovskites were discovered more than 150 years ago. More recently, their crystal structure has been copied using other materials and used to produce energy.If it can be made to work, these crystals could…
 
Lucy Ash explores the world of the security forces that keep Lukashenko in power, peeling back the ubiquitous balaclavas to find the men and women beneath. Minsk, early December. A wall of masked men in black body armour, beating their truncheons on steel shields. In front of them stand women bundled in winter coats and teenagers wrapped in red and…
 
The Dow Jones ended November up 11.8%, its best monthly performance since January 1987. We talk to independent investment analyst Peter Jankovskis to hear what was behind the gain.China is planning to raise the retirement age for its citizens after forty years of no change. It's a dilemma faced by many nations where populations are ageing and birth…
 
Fashion retail empire Arcadia, which also owns Dorothy Perkins and Burton, has gone into administration, accountancy firm Deloitte has confirmed. We talk to Jonathan Eley, retail correspondent at the Financial Times, about what this means for the British High Street and about how its shops and employees will be affected.Independent investment consu…
 
Iran's defence chief has said that the killing of the country's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh 'won't go unanswered'. Iran blames the attack on Israel, and there is evidence a driverless vehicle may have been involved. But will this latest assassination change how Iran relates to the world?Also in the programme: we hear from Calabria in s…
 
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