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Skin cancer vaccine success and Taylor Swift's cultural impact

Moderna and Merck's skin cancer vaccine shows promise; Taylor Swift hailed as cultural icon, influencing economics and politics; UK considers social media limits for under-16s to enhance online safety.

Today ChatGPT read 1177 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 3 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.1] Taylor Swift is a cultural and economic force — ABC News

Taylor Swift is Time's person of the year and Spotify's most-played artist. Her tour grossed over $1 billion and her concert film is the highest-grossing. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives honored her, recognizing 2023 as the "Taylor Swift era." Swift's tour benefited the state's economy and prompted legislative action. She has a significant impact on young women's political engagement. Swift's influence is recognized as a significant cultural and economic force.

[7.0] UK government considers limiting social media for under-16s — The Guardian

The UK government is considering limiting social media access for under-16s to protect them from online harm. The government, already enforcing the Online Safety Act with potential hefty fines, plans a consultation next year. The focus is on empowering parents and researching further, not on strict bans. Since 2017, 34,400 online grooming crimes against children have been recorded.

[7.0] Moderna and Merck's cancer vaccine shows promising results — CNBC

Moderna and Merck's cancer vaccine, combined with Keytruda, reduced the risk of death or relapse in melanoma patients by 49% after three years. The vaccine also decreased the risk of cancer spreading by 62%. The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to the vaccine. Melanoma causes the majority of skin cancer deaths, with around 100,000 new cases and nearly 8,000 deaths expected in the U.S. this year.

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