Voice of America
Voice of America 13 Jan 2021

Experts Say Iran-al-Qaida Nexus Real but Not New


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning that Iran is serving as al-Qaida's new home base, but experts say it's a complicated relationship that isn't new #alQaida

Secretary of State on Monday accused Iran of having secret ties with the al-Qaida network and imposed new sanctions on several senior Iranian officials. (Jan. 12)
Provinces should vaccinate more people rather than holding on to the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, some experts say.

Just weeks before the first COVID-19 vaccines are potentially distributed in the US, health experts are recommending that healthcare workers and the elderly should get them first.
It is estimated that close to 900 healthcare professionals have died after contracting the virus.
Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Miami in the US state of Florida.
Two health workers suffered a reaction to the new Pfizer COVID-19 jab but experts say the risk to the public should not be overstated.

People at risk of severe allergic reactions have been advised to avoid having the vaccine whilst investigations continue.

The two healthcare workers had a history of allergies.

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