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Seen and not Heard: Young Greens Cast Doubt Over the Party's Future

The Green Party/An Comhaontas Glas in government has been a contentious issue for many, including their own members, particularly those in the youth wing of the Green Party, the Young Greens/Glasa Óige. Frontier had the pleasure of interviewing five current members of the Young Greens to hear their views on a variety of issues, ranging from their opinions on the party’s role in the coalition government to whether or not they would vote Green in the next election. One thing that certainly became evident during this interview is that there is a real hunger and desire within the Young Greens to change the current trajectory of the party.

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The Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine

There are three core stages of testing that potential vaccines undergo before application to the FDA for approval. In the first phase, the vaccine is delivered to a small sample of people,, and its effect on the immune system is measured. This process is repeated with a larger number of people (hundreds) in phase 2. The process in phase 3 is slightly different. The vaccine is administered to thousands of people, with thousands of others receiving a placebo instead. The vaccine is delivered in two injections, at least  4 weeks apart. Then, sufficient time must be allowed for participants to become sick with Covid-19 and so to measure the vaccine’s ability to defend against the virus. This time is also necessary to identify side effects that might not have appeared during the other, shorter trials. A number of companies, such as Sinovac, Sinopharm, CanSinoBio, as well as the Russian Ministry of Health have been allowed to administer their vaccines in certain countries before the results and in some cases, before the beginning of phase three trials.

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What is #EndSars: Holding Nigerian Officials to Account

EndSars is a movement to terminate the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria. A few weeks ago, the Nigerian government made a statement that SARS is being dissolved. But Nigerians continue to protest for police force reforms on the streets and through various social media platforms.

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Last Chance: Final US Presidential Debate Review

With many Americans having already voted, the final US presidential debate was something of a formality. There are still some swing voters out there up for grabs, and both candidates knew a strong showing would shore up their support ahead of the final run in to election day. What transpired was a rather one-sided affair. 

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