Sep 8, 2017

London Uber drivers must go electric by 2020

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Uber said its 40,000 London drivers will have to ditch vehicles that are not hybrid for fully electric by 2020, The Guardian reports.

Grants: Uber will be giving its drivers grants of up to £5,000 to switch to a new car. The company will put £2 million toward the grants, but users will also pay for the switchover, through a 35p surcharge imposed on London trips.

Keeping up: London is trying to clean up air pollution. Starting in 2018, all new black cabs must be electric. Uber is trying to keep pace so it is not perceived as the less eco-friendly option.

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20-25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

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Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.