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Need for strong independent broadband sector highlighted by Public Accounts Committee report

London, UK, 8 January – Today’s report by the Public Accounts Committee highlights the challenges involved in meeting the Government’s gigabit broadband ambitions. Replacing the copper phone network with the full fibre and high-speed wireless infrastructure of the future is a big project requiring co-ordination between government, industry, local authorities and other stakeholders. The fast-growing… Read More »

COVID-19 misinformation is a public health crisis [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | October 11, 2020 “Government officials, regardless of political affiliation, should seek sound medical advice before communicating with their constituents. Appropriate public health information should be shared so that constituents are not harmed by following misinformed medical information. Government officials, news media, and social media platforms should account for… Read More »

Cancer-detection company Grail, which counts Jeff Bezos among its investors, files to go public

Hans Bishop, CEO of Grail and formerly CEO of Juno Therapeutics. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Grail, a start-up trying to develop a blood test to detect early-stage cancer, has filed for an initial public offering of stock. The company seeks to join the Nasdaq and trade under the symbol “GRAL,” according to the filing. Grail… Read More »

Drugmakers seek to reassure public on coronavirus vaccine as concerns grow about political pressure

Lisa Taylor receives a COVID-19 vaccination from RN Jose Muniz as she takes part in a vaccine study at Research Centers of America on August 07, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images A group of drugmakers competing to bring a coronavirus vaccine to market plan to issue a public statement as soon… Read More »