Novavax applies for UK authorization for COVID-19 vaccine

A woman holds a vial labeled “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” and a medical syringe in front of the Novavax logo shown in this image, taken Oct. 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Oct. 27 (Reuters) – Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) said Wednesday it had completed the real-time submission of an application for the authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate … Read more

Biden promises to stand with Southeast Asia in the defense of ocean freedom and democracy

Biden promises to defend the freedom of the oceans The United States is concerned about China’s “coercive and proactive actions” across the Taiwan Strait Chinese Prime Minister Li says maintaining peace in the South China Sea is in everyone’s interest BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, October 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the … Read more

France takes steps to shield its book industry from Amazon

New legislation would impose minimum shipping costs for new books Amazon delivers books for 1 cent in France Says legislation would punish rural people Paris says law needed to regulate ‘distorted competition’ PARIS, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Sophie Fornairon’s independent bookstore has survived Amazon’s rise thanks to a French law banning price discounts on new … Read more

US FDA Advisors Support Pfizer/BioNTech Childhood COVID-19 Vaccine

A vial containing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be seen in this illustration photo, taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Oct. 26 (Reuters) – A panel of experts voted by an overwhelming majority on Tuesday to recommend to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE COVID-19 … Read more

Chinese developer Modern Land defaults on bonds; real estate shares fall

Men work at the construction site of a high-rise building in Beijing, China, Oct. 18, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Modern Land Cites Liquidity Problems Over Non-payment NDRC meets real estate companies on Tuesday Hang Seng mainland real estate index down more than 5% HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Modern Land (1107.HK) has missed a bond … Read more

Vaccinated but fixed: Indians await WHO nod to homegrown shot to travel abroad

Sugathan PR, who received two doses of Bharat Biotech’s domestically developed Covaxin vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), gathers vegetables in his vegetable garden in Pandalam village, Kerala, India Oct. 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Devasia PANDALAM, India, Oct. 26 (Reuters) – Stuck in a village in southern India for nine months and unable to return to … Read more

EXCLUSIVE African Union to buy up to 110 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccines – officials

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (Reuters) – The African Union (AU) plans to buy up to 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc in a deal brokered in part by the White House, which will allow delivery of some doses intended for the United States to facilitate the deal, officials told Reuters. The AU’s doses … Read more

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine is protective, safe in young children

Medical staff prepare Moderna vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) to be administered at newly opened mass vaccination center in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2021. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said Monday that the COVID-19 vaccine elicited a strong immune response in children ages six to 11 and plans to submit … Read more

Amazon warehouse workers on Staten Island file petition for union election -NLRB

Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Workers at an Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) warehouse on New York’s Staten Island have filed a petition to form a union, the US National Labor Relations Board said Monday. Chris Smalls, a former warehouse employee, led the effort to collect the 2,000 signatures needed to request regulators to hold a vote. For … Read more

Facebook takes down Bolsonaro video over false vaccine claim

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro responds during a ceremony approving the bill created by the Federal Regional Court at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Oct. 20, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) late Sunday removed a video of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro from its platforms, in which the … Read more