Covid shots for Bitcoins? It’s a scam, warn doctors
Monday, 11 January 2021 () Even before the Centre has started supply of Covid shots to states, there have been instances of multiple ‘vaccines’ being allegedly offered or administered to high-profile individuals in exchange for Bitcoins, according to several doctors.
On Friday, Bitcoin slid as investors took profits from the volatile trading week. Business Insider reports the cryptocurrency fell as much as 11%, to $34,409.04, at intraday lows. The slide closes out bitcoin's second most volatile week in the last three years. The coin climbed as much as $41,440 before falling as low as $30,324. The week also saw more voices dismiss the cryptocurrency as a dangerous market bubble.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde called on Wednesday for global regulation of Bitcoin, saying the digital currency had been used for money laundering activities in some instances and that any loopholes needed to be closed.
Bitcoin, the world's biggest cryptocurrency, has emerged as a rival to gold and could trade as high as $146,000 if it becomes established as a safe-have asset, investment bank JPMorgan said on Tuesday. Conway G. Gittens has more.
Bitcoin traded at $33,365 in Asia on Monday, after soaring to a record high of $34,800 on Sunday as investors continue to bet the digital currency is on its way to becoming a mainstream asset. Francis Maguire reports.
Union Health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan reiterated the two vaccines which have been granted approval for use in India are safe and effective. He added that some people are playing politics over the issue resulting in vaccine hesitancy among a section of the people. Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccines will be the last nail in the coffin of Covid. He also said that mild fever, pain and swelling are common after vaccination and added that very few people have shown these side-effects too. Questions have been raised about the safety of Covaxin which has not yet published any data from phase three clinical trials. Additionally, the government has also said that people will not get to choose a vaccine in the first phase. Watch the full video for all the details.
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International organisations are calling any breaks between the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses not to be extended beyond 21 days. Both Pfizer and Moderna also do not support the delay strategy touted by UK authorities.