Good news: Jupiter and Saturn clearly visible | US second vaccine closer | NOW

Due to the bad news that usually dominates the front page of, the good news sometimes gets snowed under. That is why we regularly make an overview of the positive and cheerful news.

American experts positive about Moderna: approval of second vaccine close

A second corona vaccine is soon on the market in the United States. A group of experts issued a positive opinion on Thursday about the emergency authorization of the vaccine from the American company Moderna.

The advice is intended for the American drug watchdog FDA, which wants to take the plunge quickly. A committee unanimously said in a vote that the benefits of the Moderna vaccine outweigh the risks for people over the age of 18.

Blokker employees will deliver themselves after the store closes

The employees of the Blokker retail chain will deliver customer orders to their homes. Under the name Blokker Express, the chain is launching its own delivery service with more than four hundred stores, the company announced on Friday.

The stores have been closed since this week due to the lockdown. Intertoys, the toy store that belongs to the same parent company as Blokker, will also deliver parcels itself.

‘Wuhan is fully functioning again because of the tough intervention’

Almost a year ago, the Chinese Wuhan was the epicenter of the corona virus. The city was known for taking tough action against the virus by testing a lot and implementing sweeping lockdowns. It now seems as if the residents have regained their complete freedom. Listen to Friday’s podcast below.

American politician toasts with beer at goodbye

A Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives toasted his farewell Thursday. Joe Cunningham, who represented a district in the state of South Carolina, had smuggled in a beer.

‘Meeting’ between Jupiter and Saturn can be seen clearly this weekend

It is a unique event: Jupiter and Saturn will be so close together in the coming days that they almost seem to become one. Anyone who wants to see the phenomenon must hope that the cloud cover remains as limited as possible. And that will be the case in most of the Netherlands in the coming days, Weerplaza says in conversation with on Friday.


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