U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery

U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers after Omicron discovery

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations expected to meet at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the identification of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa.However, the meeting he was referring to was … Read more

Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot’s protection against new COVID-19 variant soon

Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna expect data on shot's protection against new COVID-19 variant soon

Empty vials of the “Comirnaty” Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are seen inside a waste package at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Madrid, Spain, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterLooking for signs that warrant a vaccine redesignBioNTech says it understands experts’ concernsBioNTech, Pfizer in effort to establish relaunch … Read more

Stocks slip, havens rally as new COVID-19 variant spooks investors

Stocks slip, havens rally as new COVID-19 variant spooks investors

Passersby wearing protective masks are reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Issei KatoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterSYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Asian stocks suffered their sharpest drop in two months on Friday after the detection … Read more

Explainer: Delta dominates the world, but scientists watch for worrisome offspring

Explainer: Delta dominates the world, but scientists watch for worrisome offspring

Pedestrians walk along a shopping street after the Austrian government placed roughly two million people who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on lockdown, in Vienna, Austria, November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerCHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus now accounts for nearly all of the coronavirus infections … Read more

Germany reports another COVID-19 record: 50,196 new cases

Germany reports another COVID-19 record: 50,196 new cases

People queue up for vaccination at a temporary vaccination centre inside the campus building of the Technische Universitaet university in Dresden, Germany, November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias RietschelBERLIN, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Germany reported a record 50,196 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, the fourth day in a row it has posted a fresh daily high, … Read more