As the adage goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. And that man may turn out to be a group of students in The Netherlands with an idea to help the environment while building a car that is sustainable. The students built a functioning vehicle out of pants, recycled bottles and old kitchen appliances. It can reach a top speed of 56 miles per hour. Inside Edition Digital's Stephanie Officer has the details.
The Rams' balanced attack was too much for the Cardinals as Arizona watches its playoff chances dwindle away and Los Angeles sees the NFC West title within reach. After six months of cumulative closure since the beginning of the health crisis and only a reopening for a few short months between two confinements this summer, the #Louvre lost 72% of attendance by 2020. But despite the absence of visitors, the heart of the museum has not completely stopped beating. The Louvre is even taking advantage of this period to carry out #renovations. WHO warned on Friday (4 Dec) that those countries with current high levels of coronavirus transmission, "are going to have to sustain very strong control measures." Otherwise, the COVID-19 "will blow out of control" in some countries and they will risk "ongoing epidemic yo-yo situation through 2021."
At the regular COVID-19 press briefing in Geneva, WHO's Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the organization is concerned with "a growing perception that the pandemic is over," following the news of imminent rollout of the vaccine against COVID-19.
"We know it's been a hard year and people are tired," Dr Tedros said, "but in hospitals that are running at, or over, capacity; it's the hardest it can possibly be. My personal ask to people is simple, please be careful, think of health workers and act for the greater good, because it will save lives and livelihoods."
Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme also warned that "vaccines do not equal zero COVID."
He said "vaccines and vaccination will add a major, major, powerful tool to the toolkit that we have. But by themselves they will not do the job. And therefore, we have to add vaccines into an existing public health strategy. We will have to continue to work on managing our personal behavior or hygiene. And in many cases, we need to recognize that the vaccine will not be with everyone early next year."
For her part, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO Health Emergencies Programme's COVID-19 Technical lead said "the next six months are going to be difficult, but hopeful. And I think they're going to be difficult for a number of reasons, because we need to have the patience, we need to put in the work to keep ourselves safe and to keep our loved ones safe." The UK government has said a new mutation of the coronavirus is "out of control" in parts of England and spreading rapidly. The latest figures show more than 35,000 new infections, many in London and the south-east.
Several countries have announced that they are banning travel from the UK — with France suspending passenger and some freight transport. The Port of Dover has temporarily been closed.
New restrictions have come into force for 18 million people in England and 3 million people in Wales.
In England areas within the new Tier 4 rules include London, Kent and most of Essex. People have been told to stay home with non-essential shops closed. Christmas mixing of households will not be permitted.
The festive rules have changed in the rest of England too - with a gathering only now allowed on Christmas Day.
Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political correspondent Nick Eardley, transport correspondent Caroline Davies, business editor Simon Jack and health correspondent Catherine Burns.