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#BLM Movement gets Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

– – The movement for racial justice and equality #Black Lives Matter — which was revived May last year by the violent death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Norwegian parliamentarian, Petter Eide. Founded in 2013 in the United State by three queer African-American women (Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi) the movement has taken on an even more powerful global force — seeing a collective Afro consciousness awakening worldwide as it pertains to the rights…

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Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded for Hepatitis C discovery

– – The 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm announced on Monday. The laureates were honored for their “decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis — a major global health problem,” the jury said. Thanks to the trio’s discovery, highly sensitive blood tests for the virus are now available, which have “essentially eliminated post-transfusion hepatitis in many parts of the world, the Nobel committee said. How many people have hepatitis C? Seventy million worldwide…

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