Last Updated: 17:19 GMT Thursday, 23 Sep. 2021

COVID-19: Quebec man sought for punching nurse over wife's jab

Taipei Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:11:10

Nearly half of the unvaccinated say they're willing to get a coronavirus shot. The challenge is trying to get it to them.

"To defeat this pandemic, we cannot afford to overlook and underinvest in this group, and yet so far this is exactly what has happened." The post Nearly half of the unvaccinated say they're willing to get a coronavirus shot. The challenge is trying to get it to them. appeared first ...
Washington Post / Boston Globe   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:00:45

U.S. had its slowest week of first-dose vaccinations since July, worrying health experts ahead of flu season

This slowdown is partly because millions of Americans have already been either fully or partially vaccinated. The post U.S. had its slowest week of first-dose vaccinations since July, worrying health experts ahead of flu season appeared first on Boston.com .
Washington Post / Boston Globe   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:53:00

President/CEO Of First Command Financial Services Mark Steffe Says "Throw A Strike!"

Mark Steffe adapted core values from both sports and the military in order to lead First Command Financial Services successfully through the COVID-19 pandemic. First Command Financial Services maintains more than $35 billion in managed accounts for 280,000 military families.
Don Yaeger, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:42:07

Greece: 2,125 coronavirus cases, 31 deaths, 331 intubations; distribution

Greece's health authorities announced on Thursday 2,125 new coronavirus cases and 31 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospital Intensive Care Units slightly decreased to 331. Authorities imposed mini lockdown in three regional units in northern Greece and extended restriction in others. More details ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:31:58

SoftBank invests in robotics company behind city's Covid testing

Opentrons Labworks Inc. was founded in Brooklyn in 2013 and was instrumental in helping alleviate massive testing delays To view the full story, click the title link.
Bloomberg / Crain's NY   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:30:00

Covid-19: Life expectancy falls for men and Stonehenge welcomes pagans again

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening.
BBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:26:07

A family member of a COVID-19 patient reportedly threatened a nurse after she wouldn't treat him with ivermectin

The Idaho nurse told BuzzFeed News that she feels "kind of hopeless" as COVID-19 cases surge among the unvaccinated.
Rebecca Cohen / Business Insider   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:25:03

EU drugs regulator to decide on Pfizer vaccine booster in early October

Published by Reuters (Reuters) -The European Medicines Agency (EMA) aims to decide in early October whether to endorse a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to be given half a year after the initial two-shot course, saying breakthrough infections added some urgency to its review. "The outcome of this ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:23:40

A US Army officer who has taken all other military-mandated vaccines says he is resigning instead of getting the COVID vaccine

In a resignation letter, he criticized vaccine mandates, as well as lockdowns, failures in Afghanistan, and the "Marxist takeover of the military."
Ryan Pickrell / Business Insider   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:20:43

Salesforce Boosts Sales Outlook

The business software provider has benefited from companies' growing reliance on cloud-based tools during the pandemic, with the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 prolonging that trend.
WSJ   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:20:00

UK offers Covid quarantine waivers in push to hold UN climate summit in-person

Diplomatic protests lead to exemption for ministerial delegates from 'red list' countries attending COP26
FT   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:15:30

They Never Could Work From Home. These Are Their Stories.

A parallel universe of millions of employees did not have the luxury of thinking about returning to the office - they never left. Six workers share their experiences.
Sydney Ember / NY Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 16:02:50

British bugaboo: The UK has discovered a super-sneaky new virus which targets Indian vaccine certificates

The British health authorities claim to have identified and isolated a unique, super-smart variant of the coronavirus which specifically targets people of Indian nationality who come to the UK as visitors. All such individuals, who've...
Jug Suraiya / Times of India   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:58:51

EU regulators should decide on coronavirus vaccine for kids by early November

The agency also confirmed that third doses could be considered for some people.
Jillian Deutsch / Politico   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:52:02

EMA unlikely to make a decision on CureVac COVID vaccine until at least year end

Seeking Alpha   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:50:28

Here's When COVID Vaccine Maker Moderna's CEO Thinks The Pandemic Will Be Over

The COVID pandemic may be over sooner than expected, according to COVID vaccine maker Moderna's (MRNA) Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel.
IBTimes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:45:23

Watch live: CDC panel votes on who should get Pfizer Covid booster shot after FDA OK

A key CDC advisory group is meeting Thursday to debate and vote on exactly who should get booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine.
CNBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:45:07

Ten thousand children in isolation can return to school on Monday without Covid-testing

Infection control measures - such as pods and ventilation - to remain in schools, principals advised
Irish Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:38:34

The stock market is not in a bubble as tech innovation drives rapid growth, according to Cathie Wood

The S&P 500 has more than doubled from its COVID-19 pandemic low, and nearly all valuation metrics are at nosebleed levels.
Matthew Fox / Business Insider   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:32:22

FDA Official Busted Joking About 'Blow Dart' Forced Vaccinations, 'Jewish Star' Registry To Track Unvaxxed

FDA Official Busted Joking About 'Blow Dart' Forced Vaccinations, 'Jewish Star' Registry To Track Unvaxxed A FDA official was caught on undercover video calling for forced COVID vaccinations, and a "Jewish Star" type registry for all unvaccinated Americans. Taylor Lee, an economist with the Food and Drug Administration, was filmed ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:30:00

The Debate Over Booster Shots for Covid

Readers discuss who should be eligible, express reluctance to get one and urge faster authorization. Also: The Holmes trial; infertility; people over nature.
NY Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:22:50

UK Covid vaccine rules cause hesitancy - Africa health boss

The UK's refusal to accept vaccine certificates from Africa could increase hesitancy, says Africa CDC.
BBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:20:09

Concerns about child well-being during the 2020-21 school year were greatest among parents of remote learners

Over the last 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have compiled a host of metrics to describe its ongoing impact on children, who are suffering through school closures that may have immense effects on their life outcomes. Existing metrics describe students' stymied academic progress, increasing depression, stress, and anxiety, ...
Marshall Garland, Morgan Polikoff, Anna Saavedra / Brookings   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:16:44

Elementary school in Chilliwack temporarily closed over COVID-19 spike

Principal Chuck Bloch says the school's medical health officer has ordered a halt to in-person learning to stem the spread of infections.
The Canadian Press / Vancouver Sun   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:09:05

The Al Capone Approach to Anti-vaxxers

At the end of August, Reddit users told the company's leadership they had blood on their hands. As part of an organized protest, the moderators of dozens of large subreddits, or forums on the site, shared a letter condemning Reddit for failing to act on the "rampant" spread of COVID-19 ...
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:02:28

Visitors to The Ottawa Hospital will have to be vaccinated, beginning next week

Beginning next week, visitors to The Ottawa Hospital will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated to enter. Ontario began requiring people entering restaurants, bars, gyms and other indoor locations to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination this week, but hospitals are not part of that vaccine ...
Elizabeth Payne / Ottawa Citizen   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:01:38

COVID-19: Ontario reports 677 new cases; visitors to Ottawa Hospital to require vaccination proof

Ontario is reporting 677 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 529 of those cases in unvaccinated people and 148 cases involving residents who have been vaccinated. There were six related deaths in the province, and one additional death that occurred more than a month ago was added to the provincial database. ...
Aedan Helmer / Ottawa Citizen   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:00:53

Norway Becomes First Developed Central Bank To Hike Rates Post-COVID

Norway Becomes First Developed Central Bank To Hike Rates Post-COVID In a time of soaring prices, central bank tightening has now become all the rage (except in Turkey of course which just surprised markets with a 1% rate cut, sending the lira plunging to all time lows), and one day ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:00:41

BP shuts fuel stations due to lorry drivers shortage

BP PLC shut some fuel stations temporarily due to a lack of lorry drivers, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. The oil giant said this was applied to only a few sites as there is a shortage of unleaded and diesel fuel. READ: BP solar venture Lightsource bp ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:38:00

Record year for French start-ups despite COVID but but not enough women at the top

Only 11 per cent of CEOs for French start-ups were women, a new report by EY shows.
euronews   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:37:19

MSME Secretary: Enabling MSMEs to carve out a niche is challenging amid current heightened uncertainty

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The Covid-induced lockdown last year had impacted MSMEs significantly across the majority sectors while e-commerce gained traction as consumers shifted to the digital channels for the purchase of goods and services.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:37:00

Q&A: Why is contact tracing changing for children when case numbers are going up?

Health editor Paul Cullen explains the Covid policy shift for primary pupils from Monday
Irish Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:35:40

How Moderna's mRNA technology is revolutionizing health care

In the fight against COVID-19, Moderna stays ahead of the science with their mRNA platform, while also developing vaccine technology in other therapeutic areas The post How Moderna's mRNA technology is revolutionizing health care appeared first on Macleans.ca .
Calvin Vuong / Macleans   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:25:04

Norway raises rate, as expected, sees December hike

Norway's central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time in two years, as it had signaled in recent months, and said it would most likely raise the rate again in December as the economy was now normalizing and economic activity higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. ...
centralbanknews.info / Central Bank News   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:17:00

Annual peak Covid seasons are here to stay. The world of work will pay a big price

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says expect a peak Covid season to hit every year, just like the flu, and the cost to the economy and worker productivity will be huge.
CNBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:11:21

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Weekly infection rates among U.S. children earlier this month topped 250,000, surpassing the wintertime peak, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association. The post Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? appeared first on Boston.com .
Associated Press / Boston Globe   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:09:00

Health worker eyed in leak of Macron COVID-19 immunity data

French officials have identified dozens of health care workers who had access to the president's vaccination status.
Liv Klingert / Politico   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:00:24

Why do Covid-19 cases rise and fall?

Medical workers wait for a vehicle at a drive-through Covid-19 testing site on July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Florida. | Bryan Smith/AFP via Getty Images We still don't have all the answers, but there are some explanations. Toward the end of the summer, Florida became the epicenter for America's ...
German Lopez / Vox   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:00:00

Wall Street confronts tough transition in return-to-office push

Firms face a balancing act of restoring normalcy while easing back into corporate life at a time Covid is still raging To view the full story, click the title link.
Bloomberg / Crain's NY   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:56:44

UK reports 36,710 new COVID cases and 182 more deaths

UK has recorded 36,710 new COVID-19 cases and another 182 deaths in the last 24-hour period, with 7,588 people currently in hospital with the disease, according to the latest government
Sky   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:56:00

Novavax applies to WHO for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine

Published by Reuters (Reuters) -Novavax Inc and its partner Serum Institute of India have applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use listing of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine, the company said on Thursday. The WHO's emergency use listing is a signal to national regulatory authorities on a product's safety ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:55:21

UAE central bank starts gradual curb of COVID-19 stimulus measures

The United Arab Emirates central bank (CBUAE) said on Thursday it was starting to gradually withdraw stimulus measures introduced last year to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.The
Al Arabiya   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:53:35

COVID-19: School exposures starting to mount in B.C.

There were 878 cases of COVID-19 reported in those aged 17 and under from Sept. 9 to 15, of whom four were hospitalized.
David Carrigg / Vancouver Sun   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:47:37

COVID-19 update for Sept. 23: Chilliwack elementary school closes due to outbreak | 'Resentful but resigned': Vaccine holdouts come around

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
David Carrigg / Vancouver Sun   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:42:37

Pfizer Booster Shot Sees FDA Approval For Seniors And High-Risk People

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the go for the application of a Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) booster shot for people aged 65 years and older. The approval also covers those aged 18-64 under high risk of severe COVID-19, or who are severely exposed to the virus. Q2 ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:42:34

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks To Californians: 2nd Batch Of Payment Is Out, Here's When 3rd Batch Will Go

California continues to send stimulus checks to its residents under the second Golden State Stimulus program. Last week, the state sent out the second batch of coronavirus stimulus checks to Californians, and in October, it will send the next batch of payments. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:42:33

These Are The Main Covid Symptoms (Unless You Ask The Government)

Kate Nicholson / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:42:01

The New Agile Strategic Planning Model: Insights From Dr. James Ninit Mah

The onset of COVID-19 showed that major events could change the pace at which corporations perform and made many CEOs realize that such long-term plans could be things of the past.
Robert Reiss, Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:34:04

Central Mass. hospital chief says there is bed shortage due to COVID-19 and health crunch

"I've been an emergency physician in [Worcester] for three decades, and I've never seen it this bad." The post Central Mass. hospital chief says ICU beds are full due to COVID-19 and health crunch appeared first on Boston.com .
The Boston Globe / Boston Globe   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:30:08

Labour's ambition for social care is as far reaching as Bevan's was for the NHS

Transforming social care is the challenge of our generation. This was true even before Covid struck, but the...
Liz Kendall / Labour List   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:28:54

Joe Biden's poll numbers are plummeting at exactly the wrong time

It's been a very rough last two months for President Joe Biden, plagued by a disastrous end to the war in Afghanistan and the Delta variant of the coronavirus rampaging through the unvaccinated.
CNN   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:28:20

Man Punched Nurse After Giving His Wife COVID Shot Without Permission. Police Investigating

Police are investigating a Canadian man who punched a nurse in the face after she allegedly gave his wife the COVID vaccine shot without his permission.
IBTimes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:27:27

STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer CEO rallies employees to fight drug-price negotiations; Glaxo head pressured by another activist fund

GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley has come under pressure from a second activist hedge fund, which has taken a stake worth about $14 million to push for change at the top.
Ed Silverman / St. Louis Fed   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:17:01

What Ashish Jha said about the FDA approving Pfizer boosters for seniors, individuals at high risk for COVID-19

"I do expect that most Americans will end up getting a booster before the end of the year or certainly the early part of next year." The post What Ashish Jha said about the FDA approving Pfizer boosters for seniors, individuals at high risk for COVID-19 appeared first on Boston.com ...
Dialynn Dwyer / Boston Globe   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:09:06

Coronavirus dashboard for September 22: the Delta wave rolls out?

Coronavirus dashboard for September 22: the Delta wave rolls out?   At last, it appears that the Delta wave may be receding, as for now, the US is on a definite downslope in cases. As of yesterday, the US recorded 135,000 cases, a 31,000 decrease from the peak only 20 ...
NewDealdemocrat / Angry Bear   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:08:13

'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon's ultimate guide to New York, from pizza to bagels to bathrooms

On Thursday, "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is traveling to New York's five boroughs for a special episode toasting the city's comeback from COVID.
Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:00:42

Chinese scientists offer new study to shift back date of Covid-19 spread in US

It was “highly probable” Covid-19 started to spread in the United States in September 2019, a group of Chinese scientists said in a new paper published on the preprint platform of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.In the paper, which has not been peer reviewed, the authors said they used US ...
Josephine Ma / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:00:28

The Innovation System Behind Moderna's Covid-19 Vaccine

A conversation with company cofounder Noubar Afeyan about its repeatable process for breakthrough products.
HBR   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:00:23

Innovation Pharmaceuticals provides data timeline update for Brilacidin COVID-19 trial

Seeking Alpha   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:58:20

Do vaccines have halo effects?

Kaiser reads a Brazilian study of using MMR vaccines against Covid-19. Did it work?
junkcharts / Numbers Rule Your World   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:57:00

Spike In California Jobless Sparks Surge In Americans Applying For First-Time Unemployment Benefits

Spike In California Jobless Sparks Surge In Americans Applying For First-Time Unemployment Benefits After unexpectedly rising in the prior week (perhaps due to Hurricane Ida's impact), analysts expected jobless claims to drop back to post-COVID lows last week - but they were very wrong as 351k Americans filed for first-time ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:39:18

As it happened: NSW records 1063 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths; Victoria begins earthquake clean-up as state records 766 new cases, protests continue

Melbourne protesters have vowed to return to the streets today, thousands of retired healthcare workers have been asked to bolster NSW's pandemic frontline and Australia's east coast has been told to expect more aftershocks after yesterday's earthquake.
Broede Carmody / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:36:51

Is A Recovery Imminent In Haemonetics Stock After Falling 40% This Year?

We believe that Haemonetics stock, best known for its blood and plasma supplies and services, is a good buying opportunity at the present time. HAE stock trades near $70 currently and it is, in fact, down 42% from its pre-Covid high of $122 in February 2020 - just before the ...
Trefis Team, Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:30:23

Covid-19: Life expectancy is down but what does this mean?

Life expectancy for men has fallen because of the Covid pandemic - but what will be the long-term effect?
BBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:27:39

Threat of 3rd wave of COVID-19: Are you armoured with 2nd shot of COVID-19 vaccine?

The recent cases detected have found that the Delta variant caused more severe illness than previous variants in non-vaccinated people.
Financial Express   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:26:00

Biden Pushing For Dishonourable Discharges, Court Martials For Troops Who Refuse Vaccines

Biden Pushing For Dishonourable Discharges, Court Martials For Troops Who Refuse Vaccines Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, The Biden administration is pushing for dishonourable discharges and even court martialing for troops who disobey orders to get COVID vaccines. GOP Representative Mark Green of Tennessee proposed an amendment this ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:25:00

Appili Therapeutics completes enrollment in late-stage Avigan/Reeqonus COVID-19 trial

Seeking Alpha   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:08:45

Turkish Lira Falls Near Record Lows After Rate Cut

The move to cut Turkey's key policy rate to 18% from 19% could complicate the country's path to economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and a prolonged inflation problem.
WSJ   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:07:00

Canadians End Up In ICU After Attending "Covid Party"

The province of Alberta has declared a public health emergency as its hospitals struggle to cope with the surge in Covid-19 patients.
Victoria Forster, Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:00:00

DC Future Book 2021: Savers 'relatively unscathed' by Covid

The defined contribution (DC) market has been resilient during pandemic, but there are likely longer-term impacts that will need to be closely tracked and measured, the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) says. The research organisation's 2021 DC Future Book - its annual report on DC workplace pensions - shows schemes are ...
Hope William-Smith / Professional Pensions   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:54:33

Alaska Adopts Crisis Standards for Hospitals

"Alaska, which led most U.S. states in coronavirus vaccinations months ago, took the drastic step on Wednesday of imposing crisis-care standards for its entire hospital system, declaring that a crushing [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:48:34

FDA authorizes Pfizer's Covid booster shots for people 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans

The CDC's vaccine advisory committee is now expected to vote Thursday afternoon on the FDA's proposal.
CNBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:45:34

Three Super-Sized Digital Changes To The Restaurant Industry That Could Be Here To Stay

The onset of Covid-19 elevated risk mitigation to a matter of business survival for many businesses. Few industries responded with greater speed and innovation than restaurants did.
Jim Hardeman, Forbes Councils Member / Forbes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:45:00

Coronavirus Hong Kong: health workers take vaccination push directly to elderly residents in bid to boost low take-up rate

Health workers have set up Covid-19 vaccination stations at a community hall in northern Hong Kong as part of a new drive to boost the inoculation rate among the elderly.Some of the older residents who took the jabs at Shek Lei Estate in Kwai Hing on Thursday cited different reasons ...
Sammy Heung / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:43:07

UK economic growth slows to weakest level since Covid rules eased in March

Firms battling stock and worker shortages with Brexit cited as exacerbating pandemic issues Severe shortages of workers and supplies have dragged down economic growth in Britain to the weakest levels since pandemic restrictions were eased in March, according to a closely watched business survey. The latest snapshot from IHS Markit ...
Richard Partington Economics correspondent / Guardian   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:40:36

British Airways scraps plans to relaunch short-haul flights from Gatwick post-COVID

British Airways has scrapped plans to relaunch short-haul flights from Gatwick Airport after suspending them during the COVID pandemic.
Sky   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:40:00

12 new Covid-19 cases reported as hospital numbers drop to 15

12 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by health authorities in their daily update on the pandemic, as hospital numbers have continued to decline. 47 people have recovered, and with no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the number of active cases has now dropped to 488. ...
Malta Independent   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:37:00

E-commerce cos to log 23% rise in gross GMV at over USD 9 bn during festive sale this year: RedSeer

For the full year, the overall online gross GMV is expected to touch USD 49-52 billion, which is around 37 per cent higher than last year (USD 38.2 billion), primarily driven by strong consumer funnel expansion and the high adoption of online shopping post-COVID across the categories, RedSeer said in ...
Yash Shukla / Financial Express   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:35:00

'It must stop now.' Marc Benioff says Facebook doesn't care about disinformation

From the climate crisis to Covid, Marc Benioff sees a common thread for what ails America today: deception that is allowed to spread like wildfire on Facebook.
CNN   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:31:06

Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots near final approval with CDC vote: Latest COVID-19 updates

Health care workers, teachers and grocery workers are among the high-risk workers eligible for a Pfizer booster. The latest COVID-19 updates:
Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:30:49

ONS: Life expectancy falls across UK due to Covid

The life expectancy for men across the UK in 2018 to 2020 fell by seven weeks, while for women the number rose by just 0.5 weeks, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Though life expectancies across the UK were "similar" to those in 2015 to 2017, the ONS ...
Holly Roach / Professional Pensions   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:22:55

The leader of a Hawaii anti-vax group caught COVID-19 and almost died. He now supports vaccines and wants his group's protests to stop.

Chris Wikoff, who helped found the Aloha Freedom Coalition, is now urging people to stop protesting vaccinations and to take the disease seriously.
Marianne Guenot / Business Insider   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:20:03

Covid:19 in Karnataka: Expert committee recommends opening of schools for all classes

The expert committee made the recommendation to the government on the basis of as low as 0.08 percent Covid-19 positivity rate among school children in the state.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:10:00

Jade Road Investments expects more opportunities after pandemic

How it's doing Jade Road Investments ( formerly known as Adamas) said its portfolio has remained resilient in the face of the headwinds created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with underlying valuations being mostly unaffected. In a trading update in November, the Asia-focused small company financier said its estimated net ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:06:00

Moderna boss predicts pandemic will end within a year

Moderna Inc's chief executive has predicted an end to the Covid pandemic within a year as the production of vaccines ramps up. Speaking to Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung Stéphane Bancel said: "As of today, in a year, I assume," when asked how long it would take for things to ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:05:00

South Africa furious over Britain’s travel as costly Covid-19 rules keep tourists away

South Africa is seething over Britain’s decision to keep the country on its coronavirus “red list,” a move that means travellers must pay for pricey hotel quarantine on their return to the UK.Renowned for its wildlife and breathtaking scenery, South Africa is struggling to recover from the crippling blow coronavirus ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:04:43

Citing religious beliefs to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine could cost you your job

Law dictates that employers must make "reasonable for workers who refuse to be vaccinated because of religious beliefs. But in some jobs, an accommodation may not be possible.
Jon Healey / LA Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:00:05

Big Pharma Isn't Done Rolling Out Covid Treatments

Oral antiviral treatments for Covid-19 could give a public health boost and generate blockbuster sales for the drug industry.
WSJ   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:00:00

Some Covid Links

( Don Boudreaux ) TweetLet's hope for success for this lawsuit in opposition to NYC strongman Bill de Blasio's vaccine mandates. Speaking of vaccine mandates, J.D. Tuccille warns that "We're on our way to having to ask for permission to go about our daily lives." (Unsurprisingly, Covid-related restrictions for travel ...
Don Boudreaux / Cafe Hayek   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:56:29

New Zealand's 'Zero-Covid' Approach Is Under Threat As New Cases Persist

A delta variant outbreak in Auckland last month broke New Zealand's six-month run of zero Covid cases, forcing parts of the country to go into lockdown.
Siladitya Ray, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:49:44

Norway hikes rates, becoming the first central bank in the developed world to do so

After cutting rates three times in 2020, Norway's central bank unanimously decided to raise rates to 0.25% from zero.
CNBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:49:23

For a Parent This Anxious Delta Fall, the Only Way Out Is Through

The familiar act of bringing a child to school has become daily trial for a mother in Manhattan.
Ali Smith and Joshua Bright / NY Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:42:09

North Korea's Covid-19 Crisis Adds To Global Risk List

The world is learning the hard way that its troubles have a way of influencing-and drawing out-Kim Jong Un's worst impulses. These include provocative threats and increased missile tests.
William Pesek, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:35:08

Xeros Technology falls as date for break-even pushed further over the horizon

Xeros Technology Group PLC (AIM:XSG) shares are looking a little threadbare after it pushed back the date when it expected to break even. The company, whose technologies are designed to improve the sustainabilty and economics of garments and fabrics, said COVID-19 continued to disrupt its licensees' business. Despite half year ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:34:00

No, Vaccinated People Are Not 'Just as Likely' to Spread the Coronavirus as Unvaccinated People

For many fully vaccinated Americans, the Delta surge spoiled what should've been a glorious summer. Those who had cast their masks aside months ago were asked to dust them off. Many are still taking no chances. Some have even returned to all the same precautions they took before getting their ...
Craig Spencer / The Atlantic   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:30:00

10 Things in Politics: New emails reveal Hunter Biden wanted $2M for Libya deal: exclusive

And the FDA authorized COVID-19 booster shots for older adults and people considered at high risk.
Brent D. Griffiths / Business Insider   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:25:05

American Workers Have A New Set Of Financial Goals. How Can Employers Respond?

Every household in America has been affected by the Covid pandemic in one way or another. Health and well-being aside, many lost their primary source of income, spent their life savings, or even lost their home. According to the Census Bureau, the initial economic impact of Covid was more widespread ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:20:03

Could COVID-19 precautions break the stigma and spread of lice? School nurses see promise

Safety measures put in place to stop the coronavirus are upending some negative assumptions about head lice, according to school nurses.
Keira Wingate, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:18:12

South Africa Seethes At UK's Beta Bogeyman 'Discrimination'

South Africa is seething over Britain's decision to keep the country on its coronavirus "red list," a move that means travellers must pay for pricey hotel quarantine on their return to the UK. Renowned for its wildlife and breathtaking scenery, South Africa is struggling to recover from the crippling blow ...
IBTimes   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:09:48

My Family Was a COVID Cluster

Four vaccinated adults and two unvaccinated children had mild symptoms. Is this what the end of the pandemic looks like?
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 10:00:00

When You're Responsible for Deciding Who Doesn't Have to Get the COVID Vaccine

How can you tell if a person is faking a religious belief?
Molly Olmstead / Moneybox   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:57:00

Stocks shrug off hawkish Fed, Evergrande soars in China

Published by Reuters By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World markets rallied on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed plans to start reeling in stimulus, Norway became the first rich economy to raise rates since COVID struck and China Evergrande shares leapt ahead of a crucial debt payment. European ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:53:58

"The future of weight loss"

Sounds like a very promising pill. (Link via Marginal Revolution.) Related Stories Is brain inflammation the missing trigger?" "Autumn COVID-19 surge dates in Europe correlated to latitudes, not to pointing to vitamin D as contributing factor" "The Highly Effective Covid Treatment Joe Biden Won’t Tell You About"
Craig / Newmark's Door   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:47:00

Russia Equals Covid Death Record

Moscow also saw a sharp spike in daily cases.
Moscow Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:45:28

States Where the Most People Are Vaccinated

The rapidly spreading delta variant is fueling a surge in new cases of COVID-19 and adding urgency to the vaccination effort. So far, an estimated 182,012,343 Americans have been fully vaccinated, or... 957924 vaccination | Florida Volunteers Take Part In COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Steven M. Peters / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:45:00

"Alzheimer's: Is brain inflammation the missing trigger?"

This has got to be at least a dozen posts now: the health problems of old age are increasingly thought to be due to bad gut bacteria or chronic inflammation. (And the two may well be related.) Related Stories "Autumn COVID-19 surge dates in Europe correlated to latitudes, not to ...
Craig / Newmark's Door   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:34:00

Covid debt: A baby, job loss - and now eviction

Tenants are being evicted due to rent arrears built up during the pandemic, an investigation finds.
BBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:33:31

The New Zealand government is talking to KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell about offering people COVID-19 vaccines when they buy meals

New Zealand eased a strict lockdown in Auckland this week, allowing fast food restaurants to restart delivery services and socially-distanced sales.
Bill Bostock / Business Insider   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:28:22

Florida Says Many Students Don't Need To Quarantine After Exposure To COVID-19 Cases

The state's new surgeon general said it would be up to parents to decide if their kids could return to class.
Huffington Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:17:38

Car sales slump to 15-month low in August

Domestic car sales tumbled 38.8% in August from a year earlier as stricter coronavirus containment measures hit economic activity, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Thursday.
Bangkok Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:16:00

Protester in hospital with COVID as healthcare workers told not to wear uniforms

A person who attended Wednesday's protest is in hospital with COVID-19 as police thwarted efforts by demonstrators to gather at inner-city vaccination hubs, making 92 arrests.
Michael Fowler / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:10:54

Victoria's reopening model says hospitals will be overwhelmed. Is it right?

As Victoria sets a new daily record for COVID cases, attention is turning to the various statistical models, and what they say about the speed at which the virus will spread.
Liam Mannix / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:08:11

Hong Kong reports 2 new imported COVID-19 cases

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People's Daily   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:06:21

Nearly 2.19 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in China

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People's Daily   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:02:26

Wuhan Scientists Planned To Release 'Chimeric Covid Spike Proteins' Into Bat Populations Using 'Skin-Penetrating Nanoparticles'

Wuhan Scientists Planned To Release 'Chimeric Covid Spike Proteins' Into Bat Populations Using 'Skin-Penetrating Nanoparticles' 18 months before the pandemic, scientists in Wuhan, China submitted a proposal to release enhanced airborne coronaviruses into the wild in an effort to inoculate them against diseases that could have otherwise jumped to humans, ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:02:00

WATCH: Capitalism and markets are key to achieving Net Zero

"The whole experience of the Covid pandemic is that the way to fix the problem is through science and innovation."
Conservative Home / Conservative Home   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:00:50

Principal says changes to Covid close contact rules 'illogical'

Children who are close contacts but have no symptoms set to return to class from Monday
Irish Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:55:19

Eurozone flash PMI at five-month low as economy hit by bottlenecks and soaring prices

September's flash eurozone PMI highlighted an unwelcome combination of sharply slower economic growth and steeply rising prices. Business activity grew at a markedly reduced rate, reflecting the peaking of demand, supply chain bottlenecks and concerns over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Firms' costs meanwhile rose at the fastest rate in 21 ...
Chris Williamson / Markit   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:49:44

Induction Healthcare transformed by Attend Anywhere acquisition

Induction Healthcare PLC said it enjoyed a solid year in spite of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with average monthly revenues rising 79% and added the business has been transformed by the recent acquisition of Attend Anywhere. Attend was acquired in June for an initial £15.6mln and is the UK market ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:43:00

COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo posts 531 new cases, continuing downward trend

The daily figure in the capital marked the 32nd straight day of week-on-week decline.
Japan Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:37:34

Researchers study samples from bats to dig into relatives of COVID-19 virus

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People's Daily   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:28:12

COVID-positive jockey gets four-month ban after attending track while waiting for test

Sydney's champion apprentice Tom Sherry has been banned from riding in races for four months after breaching health protocols.
Chris Roots / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:20:40

Decision on boosters by end of October as PM promises more vaccine aid

Australia has contracts to purchase 280 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, and the country will have enough to offer all eligible people a dose within the next month.
Rachel Clun / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:15:03

Changing Realty: The new face of commercial real estate

Moving past the second wave of the pandemic, the commercial real estate sector is on the path of gradual recovery. Prior to COVID-19, the real estate industry was at its prime with commercial and residential...
Amit Ramani / Times of India   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:11:10

Covid: UK faces rising backlash over selective vaccine policy

The UK adjusted its policy on Wednesday to include the AstraZeneca Covishield shot widely used in India as an approved vaccine, but the Asian country still isn't on the list of acceptable places to receive a dose. As a result, people who received Covishield in the UK count as vaccinated, ...
Times of India   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:09:06

USOPC will require Covid-19 vaccine for all US athletes at Beijing Games

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) on Wednesday said all US athletes hoping to compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
CNN   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:02:53

FDA authorizes Pfizer booster for people 65 and over; Iowa sets new 2021 high for coronavirus hospitalizations: COVID-19 updates

Health care workers, teachers and grocery workers are among the high-risk workers eligible for a Pfizer booster. The latest COVID-19 updates:
Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:00:08

The Experiment Podcast: The Original Anti-Vaxxer

Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts This week, President Joe Biden rolled out a large-scale federal mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for two-thirds of the American workforce, impacting more than 100 million people across the public and private sectors. Some lawmakers have already called the ...
The Atlantic / The Atlantic   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:00:00

COVID will end up resembling common cold by spring next year, leading experts say

COVID-19 will eventually be like a cold, leading experts have said.
Sky   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:55:00

Moderna chief executive sees pandemic over in a year - newspaper

Published by Reuters (Refiles to remove extraneous word in second paragraph) ZURICH (Reuters) - Moderna Inc Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel thinks the coronavirus pandemic could be over in a year as increased vaccine production ensures global supplies, he told the Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung. "If you look at the ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:23:44

Emmy Producers React To Seth Rogen's 'Deeply Frustrating' Remarks On Covid-19 Safety

Curtis M. Wong / Huffington Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:18:50

Coronavirus: Australia’s Victoria sees record cases as Melbourne protests fizzle out

Melbourne’s streets were largely quiet on Thursday after three days of anti-lockdown protests, with hundreds of police officers on patrol in the city to prevent another rally as Covid-19 cases in Victoria hit a daily pandemic record.Police in central Melbourne were checking people’s reasons for being outside, footage on social ...
Agencies / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:15:22

Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | Sept. 23

Putin self-isolates. Cases rising. WHO suspension.
Moscow Times   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:06:00

China’s vaccine diplomacy in Malaysia: problems and prospects amid the pandemic

China-manufactured vaccines are part of a diverse portfolio that Malaysia relies on to inoculate its population as it faces a devastating fourth wave of Covid-19.The Delta variant is crippling efforts to flatten the curve, and the number of daily infected cases has risen past 23,000 per day. There are now ...
Peter T. C. Chang / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:04:40

Mitchells & Butlers sales recover but food faring better than drink

Mitchells and Butlers said sales recovered almost to 2019 levels since reopening on 17 May following the easing of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, but the market remains uncertain. In its most recent eight weeks, trading exceeded two years ago, the Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One and Miller & Carter owner ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:02:00

Victorians stranded interstate given green light to return home from next week

COVID-19 infections hit a record daily high on Thursday, with four deaths and 766 new coronavirus cases recorded across the state.
Carolyn Webb / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:55:43

Covid: Pandemic evictions, and US booster jabs approved

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday morning.
BBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:52:38

Royal Mail maintains guidance as parcels volumes drop

Royal Mail Group PLC said parcel volumes slowed sharply since the easing of Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions but kept its guidance for profits unchanged. In the two months to the end of this August parcel volumes at Royal Mail fell 9% to 246mln, though letters rose 2%. Volumes at its ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:40:00

Govt hoping to axe PCR tests for vaccinated holidaymakers by October half-term, minister says

The government wants to scrap PCR tests for fully vaccinated international travellers by the October half-term, a minister has told Sky News.
Sky   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:34:00

US companies upbeat about future in China as they shake off Covid-19 effects, tension: AmCham survey

American businesses in China have bounced quickly from the Covid-19 related shutdown last year, with most companies optimistic about profits and investment despite lingering tension between the world’s two largest economies, according to a survey.The study conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham) also found that the ...
Daniel Ren / South China Morning Post   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:30:17

People in their 20s and 30s push NSW closer to reopening

In the week ending Tuesday, roughly one in 10 people aged between 16 and 39 in the state completed their vaccination against COVID-19, federal data shows.
Mary Ward / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:27:09

Chinese mainland reports 28 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

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People's Daily   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:23:51

Southeast Asian economies will recover 'much slower' due to Covid: Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank lowered its growth forecast for the region to 3.1% for 2021, from its previous forecast of 4.4%.
CNBC   |   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 06:17:39