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

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

US deaths may spike; Biden Touts Boosters: Virus Update

macao is increase travel restrictions as the city tries to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak that could threaten the gaming industry ahead of a week-long vacation in China. German cases continue to fall. The number of cases in Tokyo increased, but continued to fall. The number of Russian infections was the highest since mid-August, while South … Read more

CDC panel supports booster shots; Prosecuting Federal Employees: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — South Korea reported a record number of new coronavirus cases after the Chuseok Thanksgiving holiday. Americans 65 and older, long-term care residents and people over 18 with underlying medical conditions should get Covid-19 booster shots, said a panel of experts who advise the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal Workers and Contractors … Read more

US clears third dose of Pfizer; Victoria’s record: virus update

(Bloomberg) — US regulators have approved a booster dose of Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine. approved for people 65 years and older. Anthony Fauci previously said he expects mRNA vaccines to be administered as a three-dose regimen. Singapore said the number of virus cases was increasing faster than expected. The Australian state of Victoria saw a … Read more

US eases travel restrictions; Vaccine export India: virus update

(Bloomberg) — AN single patient was hospitalized with Covid-19 in China’s northern city of Harbin, suggesting spread beyond the epicenter of the latest delta outbreak. Melbourne’s construction industry has been halted for at least two weeks amid violent anti-vaccination protests in Australia’s second-largest city. Iran lowered the minimum age for vaccination to 18, while Malaysia … Read more

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