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Biden Says Not Concerned About US Stock Market Plunge as He 'Expected It'
US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he is not concerned about the plunge in the US stock market and he had expected it over concerns related to the new Omicron coronavirus variant.
AstraZeneca's pledge to poorer nations as it seeks COVID jab profits from next year
The pharmaceutical company's chief executive defends the company's decision to start making profits from its COVID-19 vaccine, saying that countries with "low purchasing power" will be spared.
COVID-19: AstraZeneca boss on providing vaccine at profit
AZ announced earlier this month that it would be seeking to achieve a modest profit in future from the vaccine In order to fund its new anti-viral COVID treatment.
COVID 'freedom': Asia opens up while Europe locks back down
Europe's insufficient vaccine take-up has prompted restrictions and with it violent opposition from citizens. Whereas Asia, still suffering from the impact of COVID, is marching on ahead with a steady vaccine rollout. What explains this ...
Secret Chinese Port Project in Persian Gulf Rattles U.S. Relations With U.A.E.
A secret Chinese military port project in the U.A.E. led the U.S. to warn its Mideast ally that Chinese military presence could hinder ties; construction has halted.
Apple pushes return to office plans back to February
Initial plans for staff at one of the world's largest technology companies to be back in the office this September were delayed due to the Delta variant.
AstraZeneca accused of breaking promises as it looks to make a profit on COVID-19 vaccine
More than a billion doses of the jab have so far been released around the world by AZ and its partners but until now they have been sold at cost.
India opens to fully vaccinated foreign tourists
Restriction rollback marks the first time since March 2020 that India has allowed foreign tourists on commercial flights to enter the country.
PHARMAFIA: Why Pfizer Fights to Control Secret of $36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe?
The high-stakes dispute over price, profit and control that is shaping the pandemic endgame
J&J Plans to Split Into Two Companies to Separate Drug, Consumer Business
American multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday plans to split into two companies to separate their consumer and pharmaceutical products.
US Media Watchdog Grades Big Tech Average 'F' Over Suppression of Free Speech
In recent years, US watchdogs have noted an increase in the incidence of censorship by the tech giants of Silicon Valley against their users in the field of free speech regarding political issues and, in particular, information about the...
‘They tell you what you want to hear’: people buying fake vaccine cards get scammed themselves
The Covid vaccine is free, but some people have tried to illegally obtain fake vaccine cards only to get scammed, by other criminals
France To Make Covid Booster Shot Mandatory For Over 65 Year Olds
"From December 15, you (over 65s) will need to provide proof of a booster jab to extend the validity of your health pass," Macron said in an address to the nation warning that Covid-19 infection rates were climbing again in France.
WHO Warns Of Massive Syringe Shortfall In 2022
The shortages are the result of Covid-19 vaccine campaigns, with billions more syringes than normal being used worldwide, badly denting global supplies.
Malta: The island welcoming digital nomads
Boasting one of the world's highest vaccination rates, Malta is now welcoming back visitors safely with cash incentives and a recently launched Nomad Residence Permit.
Unvaccinated Covid Patients To Pay Their Own Medical Bills If Hospitalised: Singapore
The government currently foots the complete COVID-19 medical bills of all Singaporeans, permanent residents (PRs) and long-term pass holders, other than for those who have tested positive soon after returning from overseas travel.
US Reopens Borders For International Travellers After Nearly 2 Years
From today, travellers who can show official proof of vaccination and a recent, negative viral test can fly to the United States.
Japan Eases Border Rules For Business Travellers, Students Amid Pandemic
Business visitors fully inoculated with an authorised vaccine will need to quarantine for only three days, down from a minimum of 10 days, Japan foreign ministry said.
US Finally Reopening Borders After 20 Months For Fully Vaccinated Travelers
The United States, from Monday, will require air passengers to be fully vaccinated and be tested within three days before travel. Airlines will be required to put in place a contact tracing system.
Australia's Sydney To Further Ease Covid Restrictions As Vaccinations Pick Up
COVID-19 in Australia: Although limited to people who are fully inoculated, the relaxation in the state of New South Wales, home to Sydney, lifts limits on house guests or outdoor gatherings, among other measures.
Counter climate summit kicks off as activists lament Cop26 inaction
Coalition aims to give voice to ideas and solutions it believes are largely absent from the Cop talks
‘Them and us’: Vaccine passport rules for public but not world leaders at COP26 spark outrage over dual Covid standards
The COP26 UN Climate Change Conference has been accused of holding world leaders to different Covid-19 standards than the general public after its rules revealed vaccine passports are only mandatory for normal ticket holders.
Is air-drying COVID vaccines the solution for vaccine equity?
The Swedish company Ziccum is developing new dry-powder vaccines of the world’s most needed vaccines including COVID.
G20 Leaders Approve Global Tax Deal But No Consensus Yet On Climate Change
The global tax reform plan seeks to end the practice of big corporates such as Apple and Google parent Alphabet of sheltering profits in low-tax countries.
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