Travel Curbs Easing: FDA Panel Supports J&J Booster: Virus Update

Low vaccination levels led to daily infections and deaths in Russia and more regions in the country imposed restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. China ordered five airlines to suspend flights after cases were discovered on board. Meanwhile, Hong Kong reported six imported cases. The setbacks come as countries and airlines take their … Read more

Moderna Booster Backed by US Panel; Biden’s plea: virus update

(Bloomberg) — Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Booster Got a main recommendation: from advisors to US regulators that the extra shot brings one step closer to approval. The injection approval of Moderna Inc. for adolescents is being postponed by the FDA to assess the risks of myocarditis, Dow Jones reported. Thousands of people in the … Read more

Bali reopening; China’s first local case in a week: virus update

(Bloomberg) — A group of top vaccine experts is meeting on Thursday and Friday to consider whether people taking Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccines. and Johnson & Johnson should get booster shots. The US Food and Drug Administration will ban Merck & Co.’s Covid-19 pill. send to an advisory committee for review, using a public forum … Read more

BioNTech sees new vaccine need; Japan in conversation: virus update

(Bloomberg) — The Chinese province that was the first epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak made significant purchases of equipment used to test for infectious diseases months before Beijing notified international authorities of the emergence of a novel coronavirus. Research by a cybersecurity company. A European Union advisory committee approved the use of a third dose … Read more

What’s behind skyrocketing electricity prices in Europe: QuickTake

(Bloomberg) — Europe’s energy ambitions are clear: to move towards a low-carbon future by renewing its electricity generation and distribution systems. But the current situation is an expensive mess. A global supply shortage for natural gas, bottlenecks for sustainable energy and wind speeds in the North Sea under the slowest in 20 years, idling turbines … Read more

Beijing Olympics to allow local fans; Tokyo relaxes: virus update

(Bloomberg) — Public school employees in New York City ask the U.S. Supreme Court to: stop the city’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, which will be enforced October 1. The state of New York must temporarily allow exemptions of a mandate to vaccinate health workers with religious concerns, a judge ruled. Idaho doctors see a alarming trend … Read more

Singapore falls on record; Japan lifts state of emergency: virus update

(Bloomberg) — The US recovery of the latest Covid-19 wave is settling in, with cases falling or poised to start falling in the vast majority of states. The Food and Drug Administration is leaning towards authorization half dose booster shots of the Moderna Inc. vaccine. An antiviral drug from Merck & Co. appears to inhibit … Read more

H2 and the clean path to net zero: update from the hydrogen forum

(Bloomberg) — Countries committed to net-zero emissions are increasingly looking to hydrogen as an important part of their energy plans, a transition that will be explored at the Bloomberg H2 Road to Net Zero conference in Milan on Wednesday. The trend is already driving strong sales of hydrogen-related technology, with global installations of electrolyzers, the … Read more

NY Vaccine Deadlines Testing Schools and Hospitals: Virus Update

France pledged to increase its vaccination donations to poorer countries to address what President Emmanuel Macron described as the “injustice” that has resulted in only 3% of Africa’s population being vaccinated. A federal judge temporarily blocked New York City’s school system, the largest in the US, has imposed a vaccine mandate on teachers and other … Read more

NY Vaccine Deadlines Testing Schools and Hospitals: Virus Update

A federal judge temporarily blocked New York City’s school system, the largest in the US, has imposed a vaccine mandate on teachers and other staff. The state’s governor, Kathy Hochul, has released plans to expand the pool of health workers after Monday’s deadline to get a first dose of vaccine. China’s newest cluster, in the … Read more

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