Joe Biden has told Americans he will be able to oversee the delivery of 100 million coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days as president, but only if the Trump administration cooperates. In the speech on Tuesday, Mr Biden outlined his immediate plans for his first term in office, including the reopening of most of the nation’s schools and a new mask mandate.
Boeing is set to deliver a 737 Max to United on Tuesday, the first delivery of the troubled plane since its grounding almost two years ago. Boeing is sitting on about 450 Max jets it has built since the March 2019 grounding, which followed two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. The US Federal Aviation Administration lifted its grounding of the plane on November 18, though most other aviation authorities around the world have yet to follow suit.
Rich countries are hoarding doses of Covid vaccines and people living in poor countries are set to miss out, a coalition of campaigning bodies warns. The People’s Vaccine Alliance says nearly 70 lower-income countries will only be able to vaccinate one in 10 people. This is despite Oxford-AstraZeneca pledging to provide 64% of its doses to people in developing nations.
California-based cyber firm, FireEye, said Tuesday that its own cyber defenses suffered a major breach by what it believes was a “state-sponsored attack.” FireEye didn’t name a country, but some media reports said suspicion immediately fell on Russia and its intelligence services. FireEye did not say when it uncovered the breach. But it acknowledged that the intruders stole some of the companies so-called Red Team tools.
A passenger on board a “cruise-to-nowhere” from Singapore has tested positive for Covid-19, the operator Royal Caribbean said on Wednesday. At 2.45 am on Wednesday morning, the captain of the Quantum of the Seas informed the 2,000 passengers that the ship was to return to dock a day early and that they should stay in their rooms, the Straits Times reports.