Last Updated: 22:12 GMT Friday, 15 Oct. 2021

November 8 Is The Day The US COVID-19 Travel Ban Ends

The U.S. pandemic travel ban will finally ease on November 8, 2021, as fully vaccinated international travelers will be allowed to enter the United States.
Michael Goldstein, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:01:43

Outdoor lessons, air filters and face masks: Victorian schools ready for staged return

Schools will be juggling a long list of safety measures when children return on Monday. But as COVID-19 cases surge, it is unvaccinated parents - not children - we should worry about.
Adam Carey / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:00:00

The FDA's Vaccine Expert Panel Recommends Approval of a J&J Booster for Anyone Who Had an Initial Shot

The expert committee has now recommended booster doses for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the US
Alice Park / Time   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:45:24

Blame Government, Not COVID-19, for Supply Chain Collapse

Having made a mess of Afghanistan, the Biden administration now turns its trademark incompetence to something closer to home; namely, the supply chains that put... Read More The post Blame Government, Not COVID-19, for Supply Chain Collapse appeared first on The Daily Signal .
Peter St. Onge / The Foundry   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:29:09

Mass. reports 1,512 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

The state also reported 541 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Here's the data reported Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The post Mass. reports 1,512 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths appeared first on Boston.com .
Rosemary Ford / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:27:54

Depend on DURA for Dependable Dividends

Two of the big lessons taught by the 2020 coronavirus bear market are that dividend durability matters, and that when markets head south and encourage companies to rapidly conserve cash, some are apt to cut payouts. That's the opposite of dependability and durability. Investors can access reliable dividends with the ...
Tom Lydon / ETF Trends   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:25:35

Covid Vaccines Could Protect Against Other Coronaviruses, Study Finds

The study boosts hopes that a single vaccine could eventually protect against multiple viruses and stave off another pandemic.
Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:14:54

U.S. FDA delays decision on Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents - WSJ

Published by Reuters (Reuters) -The U.S. health regulator is delaying its decision on authorizing Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents to check if the shot could increase the risk of a rare inflammatory heart condition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:09:11

Australia COVID LIVE updates: Victorian cases continue to surge; Tasmania enters snap lockdown; NSW scraps hotel quarantine for overseas vaccinated travellers

Southern Tasmania and Hobart have entered a snap three-day lockdown, while Victoria and NSW have announced easing border restrictions for vaccinated citizens.
Georgina Mitchell / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:06:32

We're at a delicate time in the COVID pandemic - FDA advisory committee member

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:03:45

Coronavirus: New Zealand faces growing calls for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

New Zealand’s government is facing growing calls from public health experts to enact a short, sharp “circuit breaker” lockdown, a week after it shifted away from its much-vaunted coronavirus elimination strategy.The nation of 5 million was largely virus-free until mid-August, when an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant centred ...
Francine Chen / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:00:25

Sports Reporting Is Broken

For most of the last month, the biggest story in the NBA has been a mystery: Why hasn't Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving been vaccinated against Covid-19? Irving, who at this point reporters are practically required by law to describe as has been outspoken about many issues, from racial justice ...
Alex Shephard / New Republic   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:30:41

Restricting Worship During Covid

What the cases reveal
Mark Movsesian / Hit & Run   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:30:18

What the Gupta-Rogan COVID Conversation Revealed

Though marred by misunderstandings on each side, it was a surprisingly productive discussion.
Pradheep J. Shanker / National Review   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:26:58

Gold's Journey Signals To Dollars Instability and Supply Chain Issues

Gold had an interesting week, as the start of the fourth quarter draws in mixed reports, stemming from weak jobs reports, continued COVID-19 restrictions, record-high oil prices, supply chain bottleneck, and inflation. The Fed continues to give mix signals as to what policies they will implement to help curb inflation ...
Eric Gozenput / Value Walk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:26:20

Loan Participation Funds Can Add Some Needed Diversification in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Easy monetary policies implemented by the Federal Reserve Board to help grow the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with calls for new government spending packages and supply chain disruptions,
Tom Roseen / Alpha Now   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:22:06

More Important Than Ever To Lessen Pandemic Impact On Education

The Global Education Summit that took place in London in July brought to light the impact of COVID-19 on school education -especially in developing countries. School closures played a key part in the low learning results and the increase of young girls' pregnancies and early marriages. Q3 2021 hedge fund ...
Aman Jain / Value Walk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:12:33

U.S. FDA considering lowering recommended age for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 boosters

Published by Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official said on Friday that the agency is considering lowering the recommended age for who should receive booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to as young as 40 years old, based on data from Israel ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:09:11

Ray Dalio says the workplace is never going back to the same way it was pre-Covid

"The future of the workplace is going to be characterized by probably two things - customization and technology," Ray Dalio said.
NetNet   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:48:29

Only 5% Of Worshippers Say Religious Leaders Discouraged Covid Vaccines - Despite Growing Interest In 'Religious Exemptions'

A Pew Research Center study found that 39% of American clergy actually encouraged their parishioners to get vaccinated.
Marisa Dellatto, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:47:18

Two Thirds Of Parents Support Vaccinating Their Children And School Vaccination Requirements

A new poll found that two-thirds of parents with children between the ages of 5 and 11 plan to get their kids vaccinated against COVID-19 when it becomes available for this age group.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:42:00

In Gavin Newsom's California, COVID-19 Rules Are for Those Without Political Power

Newsom's opposition to a judge's order requiring vaccinations for prison staffers lays bare the hypocrisy of the governor.
C.J. Ciaramella / Hit & Run   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:25:52

October 15th COVID-19: Slow Progress

The CDC is the source for all data.According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 406,570,875, as of a week ago 400,669,422, or 0.84 million doses per day.COVID Metrics TodayWeekAgoGoal Percent fully Fully Vaccinated New Cases per Deaths per 1 Minimum to achieve "herd immunity" (estimated between 70% and ...
Calculated Risk / Calculated Risk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:22:00

FDA panel backs Johnson & Johnson Covid booster shot for adults

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is recommending a second Johnson & Johnson shot for emergency use authorization.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:20:54

"This Is War": An Interview with Pierre Kory

The famed and much celebrated pulmonologist Dr. Pierre Kory sits down with Chris for another intimate and powerfully honest discussion about his work as an ICU doc on the front lines of the COVID pandemic for nearly the last 2 years. Kory dives into the intense struggles he has faced ...
Chris Martenson / Peak Prosperity   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:20:07

New Sweeping Vaccine Mandate In Italy Could Mean No Paychecks For Those Unvaccinated

Italy imposed a sweeping vaccine mandate on Friday that requires all private and public workers to carry government-issued COVID-19 health passes or face unpaid leave. If workers cannot provide proof of vaccination, they must show either a negative rapid swab test or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19 via their ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:19:52

What is Xi trying to hide?

The New Yorker has a very good article on the origins of Covid. They don't take a definitive stand on the question, but along the way make some important points: Before the pandemic, President Xi Jinping promoted wildlife farms as a means of poverty alleviation, and the industry, which was ...
ssumner / Money Illusion   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:16:35

Dozens of Ottawa hospital workers on unpaid leave for failing to get vaccinated

Dozens of unvaccinated workers from three Ottawa hospital were placed on unpaid leave Friday as COVID-19 vaccination mandates kicked in at the majority of the city's hospitals. A total of 203 workers from Bruyère, Queensway Carleton, and CHEO hospitals are now or will soon be on unpaid leave for failing ...
Elizabeth Payne / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:14:21

Michigan reports 8,297 new COVID-19 cases, 104 deaths over 2 days

This brings the state to a total of 1,081,525 confirmed cases and 21,563 deaths
Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:12:09

Statins may slightly lower COVID-19 death risk; using a different vaccine as booster may offer more protection

Published by Reuters By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) - The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. Statins may protect slightly against COVID-19 death Widely-used statin drugs ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:09:00

Friday "Humor": Vaccine Efficacy 'Science' Explained

Friday "Humor": Vaccine Efficacy 'Science' Explained From 100% effective, "no deaths, no to the imminent need for a 4th, 5th, 6th, semi-annual, bi-monthly "booster" dose and counting, here is the devolution of COVID vaccine efficacy exposed for all but the willfully blind to see... Devolution of COVID vaccine efficacy. - ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:01:01

J&J Covid-19 Booster Shot Endorsed by FDA Advisers

A panel of outside doctors and experts voted 19-0 to recommend that all adults who received a first dose of the J&J vaccine should get the second dose at least two months later.
WSJ   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:54:00

US to reopen borders to vaccinated passengers from UK and EU on 8 November

The United States will reopen its borders to travellers from the UK and European Union, lifting a ban that has been in place for more than 18 months.
Sky   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:38:00

How-to guide for snowbirds in COVID and a potential pandemic 'game changer': FP's top videos

Here is what is racking up the views this week
Financial Post Staff / Financial Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:34:53

Attitudes Toward Masks Around the World

Readers compare how Germany, Australia, France and the United States have been dealing with Covid. Also: Means-testing for social programs; getting even with robocallers.
NY Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:30:59

CDC data confirms J&J is the worst-performing COVID-19 vaccine in the US - but being unvaccinated is far more dangerous

The CDC has released data breaking down COVID-19 cases and deaths by vaccination status, as well as vaccine brand.
Hilary Brueck / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:17:49

COVID-19: South Korea eases curbs on gatherings

Taipei Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:09:02

Opinion: Nothing but the worst for London and that means Urban Meyer's Jaguars vs. Dolphins

NFL has played at least one game in London since 2007 with the exception of 2020, when COVID-19 forced all games to be played in United States.
Nancy Armour, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:07:02

UK: 43,000 may have received false negative COVID results

British health officials said Friday that 43,000 people may have been wrongly told they don't have the coronavirus because of problems at a private laboratory. The U.K. Health Security Agency said the Immensa Health Clinic Ltd. lab in the central England city of Wolverhampton has been suspended from processing swabs ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:06:00

How COVID-19 amplified Australia Post's parcel boom

This is what it's like to work at Australia Post during the busiest period in the postal giant's history.
Henrietta Cook / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:00:00

Vaccine panel recommends J&J boosters after data says vaccine's effectiveness has 'headroom to improve': Live COVID-19 updates

Members of an FDA advisory panel were meeting Friday to discuss a host of issues surrounding COVID vaccines. Follow the latest updates.
Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:51:32

FDA panel unanimously recommends J&J Covid booster shots to adults who already got the first dose

The unanimous vote is a critical step before the U.S. can begin giving second shots to J&J recipients.
CNBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:47:32

FDA panel supports J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all Americans who got a first dose

In an unanimous vote, a federal advisory committee supported boosters of the J&J vaccine for all adults at least two months after a single shot.
Elizabeth Weise and Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:46:37

The FDA could authorize the first COVID-19 pill in December - here's who may be eligible

Next month, the FDA will meet to discuss Merck's antiviral pill for adults with mild to moderate COVID-19.
Aria Bendix / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:43:32

Johnson & Johnson wins Adcom backing for COVID-19 booster shot

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:39:13

A Johnson & Johnson booster shot just got closer to reality, as the FDA's expert panel unanimously supports an extra dose

The FDA's advisors voted 19-0 in favor of offering J&J recipients a second dose as soon as two months after they got the first shot.
Andrew Dunn / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:30:17

Allocator Insights Webinar Oct 19: Active vs. Passive

Join a live discussion with allocators to discuss best post- COVID 19 practices.
Christine Giordano / aiCIO   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:30:04

What Exactly Does Kyrie Irving Think He's Doing?

The Brooklyn Nets star appears to have his own mission twisted.
Jack Hamilton / Moneybox   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:29:53

Leftists Celebrating Conservatives Who Die of COVID-19 Is a New Low Even for the Left.

Popular social media site Reddit seems to be suffering from a huge lack of empathy. Visitors to the site are greeted not just by pictures... Read More The post Leftists Celebrating Conservatives Who Die of COVID-19 Is a New Low Even for the Left. appeared first on The Daily Signal ...
Douglas Blair / The Foundry   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:11:36

Greece: 2665 coronavirus cases, 27 deaths, 368 intubations; COVID-MAP upd

Greece's health authorities announced on Friday 2,665 new coronavirus cases and 27 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals ICUs increased again by 21 people to a total of 368. Among the latest fatalities is a 29-year-old man from central Greece. COVID-MAP updated Oct ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:04:42

COVID-19: Getting answers on which B.C. schools still need ventilation updates proving frustrating

Finding of which B.C. schools still need ventilation updates proving difficult for parents, advocates
Lori Culbert / Vancouver Sun   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:02:22

Former President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital with non-Covid related infection

Clinton's spokesman Angel Urena said late Tuesday that the former president was admitted to UCI Medical Center in California.
CNBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:01:48

Medical costs rose only a little last month

Reasons include free Covid-related care and reluctance to seek treatment during the pandemic To view the full story, click the title link.
Shuan Sim / Crain's NY   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:01:21

Thousands protest in Italy as tough coronavirus ‘green pass’ rules take effect

Protesters gathered at Italian ports and thousands took to the streets on Friday against the introduction of one of the world’s toughest Covid-19 pass regimes, but fears of widespread economic chaos failed to materialise.More than 6,500 people demonstrated at the northeastern port of Trieste, according to local officials, although regional ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:01:20

Here's what it was like to get one Covid shot in Nigeria, where less than 3% are vaccinated, and a second in the UK, where people are already getting access to booster shots

The difference between the availability of the COVID19 vaccine in Nigeria and the UK, and what it's meant for the return to normal.
Paul Adepoju / Money Game   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:00:10

How Canada's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine deal with China collapsed

Politics Insider for Oct. 15, 2021: The made-in-Canada vaccine breakdown; cabinet talk; and a CPC suspension The post How Canada's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine deal with China collapsed appeared first on Macleans.ca .
Stephen Maher / Macleans   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:51:33

Muted Protests As Italy Toughens Workplace Covid Rules

Thousands of people protested at Italian ports and across towns and cities Friday against the introduction of one of the world's toughest Covid pass regimes, but fears of widespread disruption failed to materialise. More than 6,500 people demonstrated at the northeastern port of Trieste, according to local officials, although regional ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:50:16

FDA decision on Moderna COVID-19 shot for adolescents likely to get delayed - WSJ

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:46:08

Britain Infected Volunteers With Covid. Why Won't the U.S.?

The controversial history of human challenge trials.
Kate Murphy / NY Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:45:57

Moderna Slides After FDA Delays Youth Vaccine Decision Due To Heart Inflammation Issues

Moderna Slides After FDA Delays Youth Vaccine Decision Due To Heart Inflammation Issues Following the same 'science' as the four Nordic nations that either banned completely or selectively, the FDA has decided to delay a decision on authorizing Moderna Inc.'s Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents to assess whether the shot may ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:35:35

A global airline is no longer requiring passengers to wear face masks on some flights

Wearing a face mask on airplanes was an early pandemic safety measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. It's also caused tension on flights in the US.
Thomas Pallini / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:34:12

Moderna Vaccine for Adolescents Delayed by FDA to Review Rare Side Effect

Moderna asked the Food and Drug Administration in June to expand use of the company's Covid-19 vaccine to 12-to-17-year-olds, but the agency has held off while it looks into the risk of myocarditis, a rare heart condition.
WSJ   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:26:00

How Many Lives Have Coronavirus Vaccines Saved? We Used State Data On Deaths And Vaccination Rates To Find Out

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. More than...
Sumedha Gupta / TPM   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:24:12

Herschel Walker Won't Say If He's Vaccinated

Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker's (R) campaign declined to tell the Atlanta Journal Constitution whether he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:23:10

Consumer sentiment, oil prices, federal debt/GPD

Not looking good: Russians and Saudis now cooperating to set crude oil prices. Not good: Post covid fiscal contraction is underway and debt/gdp is forecast to fall a lot further. Most of the Federal assistance was the likes of unemployment benefits which have now expired and new spending programs from ...
WARREN MOSLER / Center of the Universe   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:20:41

Stop discrimination and let all senior citizens visit temples

Covid 19 pandemic seems, at long last and hopefully, to be ebbing and Government of Maharashtra, in order to let the civic life return to normalcy and to bring economy of the state back on...
Vijay Trimbak Gokhale / Times of India   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:15:29

Q3 GDP Forecasts: Around 2%

These are forecasts of the advance estimate of GDP to be released on Oct 28th.Here is a table of some of the forecasts over the last 2+ months. The significant downgrades during the quarter were primarily due to analysts underestimating the impact of the recent COVID wave, and also the ...
Calculated Risk / Calculated Risk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:15:00

Coronavirus India Latest Update Live: Fully vaccinated foreign travellers can start entering US from November 8; Kerala reports 8867 new cases

Covid-19 vaccine Latest Update, Coronavirus Third Wave Live News, Coronavirus Cases and Fatality Rate India, India Coronavirus R Factor Latest News Live: Noida reports first Covid death after 4 months
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:14:12

Bill Clinton, 75, Recovering In Hospital After Infection

Former US president Bill Clinton was recovering Friday after two days in a California hospital for an infection not related to the coronavirus, a spokesman for the 75-year-old said. Clinton, who led the United States from 1993 to 2001, was responding well to treatment at the UCI Medical Center in ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:09:21

U.S. FDA advisers to vote on J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster

Published by Reuters By Julie Steenhuysen and Michael Erman (Reuters) - A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will vote later on Friday on whether to recommend authorization of a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 18 and older, ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:09:03

Investigation ordered into Wolverhampton Covid lab test failings

A lab in Wolverhampton is suspended as 43,000 people in England and Wales are potentially affected.
BBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:59:11

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
BBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:49:58

NAEP Results Show Families Need More Options

Colleen Hroncich The U.S. Department of Education has released new assessment results, but these aren't the test scores everyone's anxiously waiting for. Taken just before the COVID-19 school closures, these results don't give us any insight into how education disruptions have impacted students. But it's still worth looking at them ...
Colleen Hroncich / Cato   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:49:57

Earnings Previews: Halliburton, Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Steel Dynamics

Here's what to expect when five major companies report earnings next Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. 972813 HAL JNJ PG PM STLD Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine | Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administered At Colorado Fire Department
Paul Ausick / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:38:58

Investors Want More Fixed Income ESG Options

The eyes of investors, both retail and institutional, have been increasingly on ESG investing due to a variety of factors that all revolve around climate change. A new report by RBC Global Asset Management has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has investors more committed to the space and wanting more ...
Meredith McKenzie / ETF Trends   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:37:19

Heroic American Shoppers Braved High Prices, Low Inventory

The key variable for retail sales going into the holidays seems to be the state of Covid-19 rather than what is on the shelves and how much it costs.
WSJ   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:32:00

Exclusive: A breakdown of city hospitals' vaccine-mandate departures

Most facilities and health systems lost fewer than 0.5% of their workers, according to data compiled by Crain's To view the full story, click the title link.
Maya Kaufman / Crain's NY   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:30:54

Empty Christmas Stockings? Don't Blame COVID, Blame California

Empty Christmas Stockings? Don't Blame COVID, Blame California Authored by Andrea Widburg via The conventional wisdom from the left is that COVID is the reason that shipping containers are in the waters off California with no stevedores or truckers available to take care of them. The implication, of course, is ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:30:00

Meanwhile, back in the authoritarian hellhole of Australia ...

According to American libertarians, the dangers of covid authoritarianism are clearly on display in Australia.  We've looked at some of these claims before.  Here is some additional context from Van Badham, writing in today's New York Times: Last week, the myth of our enslavement propelled aspirational allies into the streets. ...
Eric Kramer / Angry Bear   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:22:34

FDA panel takes up tough questions on J&J COVID-19 boosters

U.S. health advisers are meeting to tackle who needs boosters of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and when The post FDA panel takes up tough questions on J&J COVID-19 boosters appeared first on Boston.com .
Associated Press / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:13:58

UK ministers face questions over firm linked to suspected Covid test errors

Immensa's sister company already being investigated and a related US firm sent out used DNA test kits Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Ministers are facing questions about the Covid testing company linked to suspected wrong PCR results, as it emerged its sister company in the UK ...
Rowena Mason and Jamie Grierson / Guardian   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:08:23

Don't assume that a runny nose, headache, or sore throat is just a cold - get a COVID-19 test to avoid spreading the coronavirus, experts say

Trying to self-diagnose a cold, rather than COVID-19, is a "sure fire way to send COVID-19 case rates soaring again," one expert said.
Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:02:55

IEA: Energy Crisis Threatens Economic Recovery

The energy crisis that has pushed the prices of fossil fuels to highs not seen in years is threatening the global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the International Energy Agency has warned. "Provisional August data already indicates that there is some unseasonably high demand for fuel oil, crude and middle ...
Irina Slav / Oil Price   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:00:00

The most common side effects to expect after your Moderna booster: headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site

Overall, side effects from a half-strength third dose of Moderna's vaccine were similar to a second dose. Younger people recorded more side effects.
Andrew Dunn / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:52:00

7 studies ivermectin fans cite to say the drug works against COVID-19, and why they're flawed

Scientific studies from around the world have been held up to suggest ivermectin is good at fighting COVID-19, but many are deeply flawed.
Hilary Brueck / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:44:10

US To Reopen Borders To Vaccinated Travelers Nov 8

The United States will reopen its land and air borders on November 8 to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against Covid-19 -- ending a more than 18-month ban on travel from much of the globe that separated families, hobbled tourism and strained diplomatic ties. The decision to ease restrictions was "guided ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:43:27

Around the house: Lifestyle brands have pivoted to thrive during the pandemic

Heard enough sad stories about the damage COVID has done to independent business? Happy to report, then, that a handful of lifestyle brands I've profiled over the pandemic are doing just fine, thanks. All, incidentally, are led by women who recognize superior design, all have robust online offering, and all ...
Paul Welch / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:42:47

Renter Coronavirus Stimulus Check: Slow Roll-Out, But It's Important You Claim It Now

One stimulus check that many Americans may still get is for paying rent. However, claiming this stimulus money, popularly called the renter coronavirus stimulus check, is not as easy as other stimulus checks, but it is important that you claim it. Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Why ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:42:39

Black Knight: Decline in Number of Homeowners in COVID-19-Related Forbearance Plans

Note: Both Black Knight and the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association) are putting out weekly estimates of mortgages in forbearance.This data is as of October 12th.From Andy Walden at Black Knight: Another Week of Significant Forbearance DeclinesAs expected, we saw another significant drop in the number of active forbearances this week, ...
Calculated Risk / Calculated Risk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:41:00

Joe Rogan Suggested Getting Vaccinated Then Getting Covid-19 For More Protection

Rogan told his guest, CNN's Sanjay Gupta: "So that's the move, get vaccinated, let it wane, and then hang around with a bunch of dirty people."
Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:36:01

US confidence softens as energy costs bite

NORTH AMERICA: We had been hoping that the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index would recover now that Covid cases are falling sharply. Unfortunately it seems as though the spike in energy costs is now top of households' minds. Nonetheless, rising incomes and wealth should keep the spending story robust ...
Ing   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:30:00

Why care workers are feeling less valued and leaving the sector after the pandemic

Inside Creative House / Shutterstock The care sector is struggling to recruit and retain staff, as England enters the next phase of its COVID-19 recovery. So why are care workers leaving the sector in droves, and what can be done to bring them back? Skills for Care (an independent charity ...
Eleanor K Johnson, NIHR SSCR Research Fellow, University of Bristol / The Conversation   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:25:07

Vaccine advisory panel will meet to discuss J&J boosters: Live COVID-19 updates

Members of an FDA advisory panel are expected to meet again Friday to discuss a host of issues surrounding COVID vaccines. Follow the latest updates.
Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:20:01

U.S. to Lift Restrictions for Vaccinated Travelers

"International travelers fully vaccinated against the coronavirus who have been barred from entering the United States during the pandemic will be able to enter the country on Nov. 8, marking [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:11:12

Ontario venues say new COVID-19 rules create 'double standard' for standing concerts

David Friend - The Canadian Press / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:00:51

'Dancing with the Stars': Cheryl Burke Struggling With Long-Haul COVID-19 Symptoms

"Dancing with the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke admitted she is struggling with long-haul coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
Lucille Barilla / Wall St. Cheat Sheet   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:00:48

Covid testing suspended at private UK lab over potentially inaccurate results

An estimated 43,000 people given incorrect negative PCR results, says government health agency
FT   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:54:01

Covid: US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed on 8 November

Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter the US for the first time since March 2020.
BBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:51:01

Businesses brace for Biden Covid vaccine mandate as Republicans threaten lawsuits

The sweeping national mandate, covering 80 million workers, will almost certainly face challenges in court from some businesses and Republican organizations.
CNBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:49:14

Fully Vaccinated Foreign Visitors Can Enter US From Nov 8: W.House

The United States announced Friday that it will allow entry to foreign travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, by both land and air, starting November 8. "This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent," tweeted White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz in announcing the news. In ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:48:34

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Annual Report

Bill and Melinda Gates at the website of their foundation: A year ago, we sat down to write an unusual Goalkeepers Report. After years of steady progress on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was devastating families, health systems, and economies. We ...
S. Abbas Raza / 3 Quarks Daily   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:47:18

COVID-19 update for Oct. 15: New 'circuit-breaker' restrictions introduced in northern B.C. | 10 deaths feared in outbreak at Burnaby care home | 580 new cases, nine deaths | B.C.'s vaccine cards hit with constitutional challenge

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
Tiffany Crawford / Vancouver Sun   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:44:56

43,000 people in England could have received wrong COVID-19 test results

The U.K. Health Security Agency said a lab in Wolverhampton, Central England, had been suspended after 43,000 people were given false test results.
Keira Wingate, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:39:18

Surprise! New WHO COVID Origin Investigation Team Includes Another Peter Daszak Minion

Surprise! New WHO COVID Origin Investigation Team Includes Another Peter Daszak Minion Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, The World Health Organisation recently put together a new team of researchers to 'investigate' the origins of COVID-19, pertaining specifically to the lab leak theory, and declared that this time conflicts ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:37:29

43,000 in UK may have received false negative Covid-19 test results

British health officials said on Friday that 43,000 people may have been wrongly told they do not have the coronavirus because of problems at a private laboratory.The UK Health Security Agency said the Immensa Health Clinic Ltd. lab in Wolverhampton, central England, has been suspended from processing swabs after the ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:25:16

STAT+: Pharmalittle: FDA panel recommends Moderna Covid booster shots; Biden eyes Califf as FDA commish

An FDA advisory panel voted unanimously in favor of authorizing booster shots of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
Ed Silverman / St. Louis Fed   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:16:33

Coronavirus: 1,914 new cases as Glynn warns of 'deteriorating picture'

'We are seeing increased incidences across most age groups,' says deputy CMO
Irish Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:10:36

Did the Covid-19 local lockdowns reduce business activity? Evidence from UK SMEs

Staff working papers set out research in progress by our staff, with the aim of encouraging comments and debate.
Bank of England   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:00:00

Tourism industry would have face downturn even without Covid-19 - study

Malta would have faced a downturn in tourism even if the Coronovirus pandemic had not hit, as the number of available beds was growing higher than the actual demand, a study presented to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association shows. Presenting the results of a study at an MHRA National ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:58:00

COVID-19: Scannable QR codes for vaccine certificates roll out starting Friday

The province's scannable QR codes for its enhanced vaccine certificate will roll out this weekend, with vaccinated residents able to download theirs based first on their birth month. Ontarians born from January to April can get their QR codes on Friday, while those born from May to August can download ...
Bruce Deachman / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:57:40

Covid-19 vaccines - Time to reset the impact bar

Even more concerning is the approval of the DNA vaccine of Cadila Healthcare in India for children in the 12-18 age group based on a small subset of data, without biodistribution studies and without evaluation of long-term safety aspects in children.
Financial Express   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:54:00

NBA News: Kyrie Irving's Stand Against Vaccination Being Compared To Colin Kaepernick's Protest

Kyrie Irving continues to make headlines, with the 29-year-old standing his ground on the COVID-19 vaccine. Although he is not entirely against it, "Uncle Drew" could find himself potentially losing millions and place his NBA career in limbo. He made it clear that he is aware of the repercussions of ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:53:34

Liverpool's Alisson and Fabinho to finish quarantine in Spain after international break

Liverpool's Brazilian duo Alisson Becker and defender Fabinho will travel directly to Spain from international duty to complete their Covid-19 quarantine.
BBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:51:45

Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized for non-COVID-related infection

Spokesman Angel Ureña said Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening.
Lou Kesten / USA Today   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:48:44

Yes, Covid PCR Tests Are Still Accurate

Kate Nicholson / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:41:54

It May Not Be COVID, But It Can Feel Like The 'Worst Cold Ever': Here's What To Know

A case of the common cold that has been described by many as the "worst cold ever" has been circulating, and health officials are concerned that the U.S. and other parts of the world are heading for a of both the flu and the coronavirus.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:39:17

UK lab suspended after false negative COVID tests

Published by Reuters LONDON (Reuters) -A COVID-19 testing laboratory in central England has been suspended over concern that it has been incorrectly giving negative PCR test results to people who are infected, the UK Health Security Agency (UKSHA) said on Friday. NHS Test and Trace launched an investigation into a ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:39:14

Some airline pilots say they're making midair mistakes because of a lack of practice during COVID-19. One called it a 'critical situation.'

A flight officer said they accidentally switched off the wrong engine for cool down. Not flying during the pandemic "played a factor," they wrote.
Grace Dean / Business Insider   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:37:10

Here's What The Coronavirus R Rate Is Near You

Ned Simons / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:34:53

Italy Implements Tough Covid-19 Requirements for Workers

Italians returned to their workplaces needing to show proof that they have received a Covid-19 vaccine, tested negative or recovered from the virus, a policy that could provide a preview of a similar mandate planned by the Biden administration.
WSJ   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:28:00

Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney 'lived for music', funeral Mass told

Son says musician's 70-year run was halted by onset of Covid-19 pandemic last year
Irish Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:20:15

Hiking hasn't always been accessible to all, but these groups are opening up the outdoors

The outdoors are everyone, but haven't always been accessible or safe for all. These groups are working to change that for newcomers amid the COVID pandemic.
Eve Chen and Morgan Hines, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:18:06

Sunak expected to confirm end to public sector pay freeze

Exclusive: Unions say if departments are not given funding to raise pay then in effect freeze will remain Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Rishi Sunak is set to confirm that the "pause" on public sector pay that affected 2.6 million teachers, police and civil servants will ...
Heather Stewart Political editor / Guardian   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:13:36

India's Covid-19 task force chief sounds alarm bell over festival crowds, says vigilance 'critical'

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, on September 21, sent a detailed communication to the state governments asking them to maintain vigil during this "critical period".
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:13:00

Covid-19: Restrictions to ease for fully vaccinated events, public transport from Monday

A number of Covid-19 restrictive measures are to be eased as from Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne announced. The Covid-19 situation remains under control, Fearne said. He said that since the Covid situation is under control, and a high number of booster doses are being taken up by those ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:12:00

Italians protest as Covid health passes come into force

Demonstrators take to streets on day mandatory measure for workers is introduced
FT   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:11:19

US retail sales confirm 3Q soft patch is over

NORTH AMERICA: A strong performance from retail sales coupled with surging spending on travel and leisure suggests that the economy is re-accelerating after the recent Covid-related slowdown. This should help cement expectations for a November 3rd QE taper announcement from the Federal Reserve
Ing   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:11:00

K-12 schools without mask mandates in Michigan saw 62% more coronavirus spread

New data shows Michigan children at K-12 schools with mask mandates had fewer coronavirus infections than those at schools without mask rules.
Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:09:56

UK to allow cheaper Covid-19 tests for returning vaccinated travellers

Times of India   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:09:16

Health Secretary raises alert over Covid-19 team vacancies, says Ministry under 'acute stress'

Bhushan pointed out that vacancies in the role of a Joint Secretary and eight Director/Deputy Secretaries had put the ministry under stress.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:08:00

For the first time, all regions in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state register low risk of Covid-19 contamination

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro showed this week for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a scenario in which all regions show low risk of contamination by covid-19. The information is from the Rio de Janeiro State Health Secretary, Alexandre Chieppe, ...
Iolanda Fonseca / Rio Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:01:41

This Is the Biggest Summer Movie Release Ever

Except when movie theaters are closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer movie release period is critical to the $11 billion the industry brings in from ticket sales every year. Some of the biggest... 972164 imageForEntry39-AKh
Douglas A. McIntyre / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:00:08

Former President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital

Former President Bill Clinton has been admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center for a non-Covid-related infection. He is "on the mend" and "in good spirits," according to a statement from Clinton spokesman Angel Urena.
CNN   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:56:52

Hospitalisations up to 11, as 25 new Covid-19 cases are reported

The number of hospitalisations of Covid-19 patients has returned to double digits as 25 new cases of the virus were reported by health authorities on Friday. 24 people have recovered from the virus, meaning that the number of active cases currently stands at 290. 11 patients are currently receiving treatment ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:48:00

2 Large Cap Biotech Leaders Pay Big Dividends and Have Huge Upside Potential

While not suited for conservative income investors, these two top biotech stocks could have huge total return potential and offer investors with a touch more risk tolerance some very tempting entry... 972616 AMGN GILD medical scientists | female lab technician doing research with a microscope in the lab. coronavirus
247lee / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:35:36

Covid-19: Mumbai witnesses spike in daily cases, highest since July 26

BMC officials, however, maintains that the cases are not yet a cause for concern and most of the population of the metro are at least partially vaccinated.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:32:50

Air Malta flight carrying Covid-19 vaccines lands in Rwanda

The Air Malta flight transporting 135,690 AstraZeneca vaccines to Kigali, Rwanda's capital, has arrived, Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo said on Facebook. In a statement on Thursday , the airline had said that the charter flight was the longest non-stop flight taken by an Air Malta aircraft. The seven-hour long direct ...
Malta Independent   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:29:00

Rewards Cards Offer Lifeline During Covid-19

Rewards card programs are frequently portrayed as elitist, an option only for high-income transactors. The numbers tell a different tale.
Jeffrey Tassey, Forbes Councils Member / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:15:00

Bill Clinton Hospitalized For Infection That Spread To Bloodstream

Bill Clinton Hospitalized For Infection That Spread To Bloodstream Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital earlier this week for a non-COVID-related infection, according to CNN. "On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection," Clinton's spokesman, ...
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