Sunak pledges more spending as UK emerges from pandemic

UK 2021 GDP +6.5% vs previous forecast +4.0% Credit forecasts lowered by OBR Sunak: getting started with the post-pandemic economy Sunak says government is ready to act on inflation Promise for real spending increase for all departments LONDON, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak used a stronger forecast for Britain’s post-lockdown … Read more

More victims complain about sexual abuse in Congo scandal – WHO expert

WHO sex abuse expert tells Reuters about new allegations “Notice to all agencies, not just WHO, that something is wrong” Says WHO is sending 83 files to UN monitoring agency for action Names of suspects put in UN database to prevent new hires GENVE, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – More women have reported sexual exploitation and … Read more

COVID infections, deaths plummet across America – health agency

A woman receives a dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a vaccination campaign in the University of Santiago, Chile, June 30, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado BRASILIA, Oct. 27 (Reuters) – COVID-19 is slowly retreating across most of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Wednesday, reporting that last week’s death and … 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

Revision of Covaxin shot in India underway, WHO says

India’s health minister, Harsh Vardhan, holds a dose of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, called COVAXIN, during a vaccination campaign at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi, India, Jan. 16 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidic GENVE, Oct. 26 (Reuters) – A World Health Organization technical advisory group reviewed data on India’s Covaxin … 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

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

Russian COVID cases hit record high as Eastern Europe imposes new curbs

A medical specialist cares for a patient at City Clinical Hospital number 52, where people suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are treated, in Moscow, Russia Oct. 21, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Files Russia reports highest number of daily infections Vaccine skepticism high in Central and Eastern Europe Red Cross warns of massive loss of life in … Read more

US outlines November 8 reopening of international travel, vaccination rules

An American flag is reflected on the floor as passengers make their way through Reagan National Airport in Washington, US, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to unveil its detailed rules on Monday requiring nearly all foreign air visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. … Read more