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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Downing Street in London, Britain December 2, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley/PoolLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said that the country’s approval of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate was a result of international efforts, declining to credit Brexit for the fast pace of the regulatory process. German Health Minister Jens Spahn had earlier said that it was misplaced to celebrate the approval of the vaccine as some sort of victory for Brexit Britain. Asked if the accelerated approval was Britain’s first “big Brexit bonus”, Johnson gave credit to the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce but also said that all seven vaccines that Britain has ordered were the result of global efforts. And it’s a truly it’s a truly international thing and very, very moving to see it,” Johnson said at a news conference.
Persons: Boris Johnson, John Sibley, BioNTech’s, Brexit, Jens Spahn, Johnson, “ You’ve, ” Johnson Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS, British, Pfizer, European Medical Agency Locations: London, Britain
Britain will stand by Brexit deal-breaking bill
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. The Internal Market Bill, which the government says is necessary to provide for unfettered trade between the four nations of the United Kingdom next year, is expected to return to parliament next week. The mood of trade talks could sour further if the government presses on with the controversial clauses. “Our position on the clauses remains unchanged,” the spokesman told reporters. “We set out the rationale for why we needed the clauses in order to provide a legal safety net and to protect the integrity of the UK’s internal market.”
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Boris Johnson, , Organizations: REUTERS, European Union Locations: Britain, United Kingdom
UK government looking at conduct of Arcadia directors: PM Johnson
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain December 2, 2020. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the conduct of directors of the collapsed fashion group Arcadia would be examined. “The secretary of state for business, enterprise and skills (Alok Sharma) has written to the Insolvency Service to look at the conduct of the Arcadia directors,” Johnson told parliament. “We will be doing everything we can to restore the high streets of this country,” Johnson added. Sharma said he had asked the regulator to review a report from Arcadia’s administrators as soon as they received it.
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EU criticises 'hasty' UK approval of COVID-19 vaccine
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Francesco Guarascio | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union criticised Britain’s rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, saying its own procedure was more thorough, after Britain became the first western country to endorse a COVID-19 shot. FILE PHOTO: A dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination of BioNTech and Pfizer is pictured in this undated handout photo, as Britain became the first western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, in Mainz, Germany. Pfizer UK Country Manager Ben Osborn said, “We have provided complete data packages, the unblinded data, to both regulators. Asked about the emergency procedure used by Britain, he said EU countries had opted for a more thorough procedure to boost confidence in vaccines. Under EU rules, the Pfizer vaccine must be authorised by the EMA, but EU countries can use an emergency procedure that allows them to distribute a vaccine at home for temporary use.
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Both the U.S. and EU regulators are sifting through the same Pfizer vaccine trial data, but have yet to give their approval. Pfizer vaccine executive Ralf Rene Reinert said other countries were looking to emulate Britain. Slideshow ( 5 images )“With 450 people dying of COVID-19 infection every day in the UK, the benefits of rapid vaccine approval outweigh the potential risks,” said Andrew Hill, senior visiting research fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it could give emergency approval for the shot by Dec. 29, while the World Health Organization said it was reviewing it for “possible listing for emergency use”. Britain has ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine - enough for just under a third of the population as two shots are needed per person to gain immunity.
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the United States and Europe to become the West’s first country to formally endorse a jab it said should reach the most vulnerable people early next week. “The vaccine will begin to be made available across the UK from next week. China has already given emergency approval for three experimental vaccines and has inoculated around 1 million people since July. Other frontrunners in the vaccine race include U.S. biotech firm Moderna, which has said its shot is 94% successful in late-stage clinical trials. AstraZeneca said last month its COVID-19 shot, which is based on traditional vaccine technology, was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective.
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“The vaccine will begin to be made available across the UK from next week. ‘NO CORNERS CUT’The U.S. drugmaker said Britain’s emergency use authorization marks a historic moment in the fight against COVID-19. Asked if Britain’s looming exit from the European Union’s orbit on Dec. 31 had any role, Raine said the fast-tracked vaccine approval was done under European law. “Age is by far the single most important factor in terms of risk from COVID-19,” said Wei Shen Lim, head of Britain’s COVID-19 vaccine committee. AstraZeneca said last month its COVID-19 shot, which is based on traditional vaccine technology, was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective.
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The UK has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine -- enough to vaccinate 20 million people. Elderly people in care homes, along with health workers and other vulnerable people, will be top of the priority list. But he noted the need for the Pfizer vaccine to be stored at minus-70 degree Celsius (minus 94 Fahrenheit) temperatures -- unlike Oxford University and AstraZeneca's vaccine, which has not yet been approved. UK regulators and officials were set to release further details on why they approved the Pfizer vaccine -- and who gets it first -- later Wednesday. BioNTech and Pfizer submitted their vaccine candidate to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in mid-November.
Persons: Matt Hancock, BioNTech, Albert Bourla, Hancock, we'll, Boris Johnson, we've, who've, Ugur Sahin, Sahin Organizations: London, CNN, US pharma, Pfizer, European Union, Covid, BBC, [ Medicines, Healthcare, Agency, Sky News, Oxford University, AstraZeneca, BioNTech, NHS, Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency Locations: United Kingdom, United States, Belgium
The new announcement, combined with the defense outlook in Europe and the US, leaves JPMorgan equity analysts with a positive view on the sector. The UK equity market has been upgraded to neutral, despite what analysts describe as the "worst-performing equity region" this year. Defense outlookIn addition to the UK's decision on defense spending, political developments in three countries in particular have made JPMorgan more optimistic on the sector:1. France announced plans to increase defense spending in 2021 by 4.5%. If Republicans maintain control of the US Senate in January's runoff elections, the resulting political gridlock would make major cuts to defense spending unlikely.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Johnson, David Perry, Mislav Matejka, Matejka, Perry Organizations: BAE Systems, Thales, Royce, JPMorgan, Global, International Air Transport Association, Airlines Locations: Europe, France, Germany, January's
After the UK became the first Western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, EU lawmakers and European politicians spoke out against the speed of the decision. The EU's drug regulator added that its own approval process was more rigorous than the UK's, because it was based on more evidence. The emphasis should be on getting an effective vaccine, not a fast one, they said. Pfizer UK Country Manager Ben Osborn said, "We have provided complete data packages, the unblinded data, to both regulators. "The idea is not to be first but to have a safe and effective vaccine," Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn told a news conference.
Persons: Jens Spahn, BioNTech's, Boris Johnson, ise, BioNTech, Read, Ben Osborn, Raine, Guido Rasi, Britain's, Peter Liese, Angela Merkel's, Liese, Tiemo Wolken Organizations: Pfizer, EU, UK, British Medicines, Healthcare, Agency, European Medicines Agency, Union, EMA, Pfizer Inc, pharma, European Commission, Pfizer UK Locations: EU, Britain, Italian, Europe
Hospital director hopeful for future Covid vaccine trails for children
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. Slaoui, who is leading the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, said that fact that an external British regulatory agency approved the vaccine is exciting because "of course they have not been involved in the politicization that surrounded the development." The second option is to end quarantine after seven days if an individual tests negative and also reports no symptoms. “In the past few weeks I have been one of the victims of Covid,” Estefan said on Instagram.
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SEE NEW POSTSDon't get carried away with "over-optimism," U.K. PM says after vaccine approval Prime Minister Boris Johnson cautioned against too much optimism Wednesday after the United Kingdom became the first country to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. Slaoui, who is leading the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, said that fact that an external British regulatory agency approved the vaccine is exciting because "of course they have not been involved in the politicization that surrounded the development." The second option is to end quarantine after seven days if an individual tests negative and also reports no symptoms.
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Photos from Tuesday's event, however, showed a crowded party with no social distancing and a number of guests without masks. Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. The second option is to end quarantine after seven days if an individual tests negative and also reports no symptoms.
Persons: Donald Trump, Ronna McDaniel, Stephanie Grisham, Melania, , Grisham, White, Kayleigh McEnany, won’t, Allen Sills, ESPN’s Ian Rapoport, hasn’t, — Ian Rapoport, Boris Johnson, BioNTech, Johnson, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump's Covid, Moncef Slaoui, it's, Slaoui, Henry Walke, Walke Organizations: White, Pictures, Republican National Committee, NFL, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Police, Suffolk County Police Department, NBC, Pfizer, Russia MOSCOW —, Wednesday, Sputnik, Trump, Disease Control Locations: Covid, Long Island, Suffolk County , New York, Suffolk, Brookhaven, United Kingdom, Russia MOSCOW, Russia
SEE NEW POSTSWhite House hosting indoor holiday parties despite warnings from top health officials The White House is planning to host as many as 20 indoor holiday parties this season, even as its own coronavirus task force warns states that the pandemic is "in a very dangerous place" and top health officials have cautioned against indoor celebrations. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany shrugged off the concerns that the gatherings could set a bad example for Americans as they head into the holiday season. Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic.
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The NFL says it won’t get early access to Covid-19 vaccines
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
SEE NEW POSTSThe NFL says it won’t get early access to Covid-19 vaccines The NFL’s chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said Wednesday the league won’t try to “cut the line” in getting access to a Covid-19 vaccine before it’s publicly available, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Ian Rapoport. Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August. The U.K. became the first country Wednesday to formally approve the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, a symbolic milestone in the fight against the pandemic. Still, Walke noted that a 14-day quarantine is still the best way to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.
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SEE NEW POSTSThe Covid mink crisis: Why Denmark culled 17 million minks and now plans to dig up their buried bodies Around the world, minks are getting sick. Denmark went so far as to cull 17 million minks in November in response to outbreaks at more than 200 mink farms. Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's chief of staff, said in a statement on Wednesday that the White House would “celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah while providing the safest environment possible." Dr. Allen Sills makes clear the NFL won’t “cut the line” on the looming COVID-19 vaccine. Sputnik V has been touted in Russia as the world’s “first registered Covid-19 vaccine” after it received regulatory approval in early August.
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English pub payment plan draws scorn from landlords
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Paul Sandle | Alistair Smout | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )Nearly 60% of England will be under Tier 2 restrictions when a national lockdown lifts on Wednesday. Under these, pubs can only serve alcohol with a substantial meal, effectively keeping those that do not serve food in lockdown. Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, described the 1,000 pound payment as “the definition of small beer”. “It’s outrageous you can have a pint in a theatre, concert hall, cinema or sports ground without a substantial meal, but not the pub. “A one-off payment of 1,000 pounds for pubs forced to close does not even count as a token gesture,” she said.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, , Emma McClarkin, Tim Martin, Kate Nicholls, , Michael Gove Organizations: Labour Party, Hospitality, Beer & Pub Association, Altus Group, ITV, LBC Locations: British, England, , Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
NEW YORK/LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. Alongside entrepreneur Nat Turner and D1 Capital Partners, he is using his private capital to take Collectors Universe private for roughly $700 million. But like the gum that used to come with baseball cards, market bubbles have been known to pop. One reason is that private investors refused to participate in the programme. Next year Sunak will need to raise taxes to start addressing the 400 billion pounds Britain borrowed this year.
Persons: Steven Cohen, Nat Turner, Mike Trout, Anna Szymanski, Refinitiv, Tryg, Liam Proud, Ed Cropley, George Hay, Nomura, Kentaro Okuda, Brian Moynihan, Katrina Hamlin, Rishi Sunak’s, Boris Johnson Organizations: Reuters, Corona, Point72 Asset Management, Milken Institute Global Conference, TOPPS, New York Mets, D1 Capital Partners, Sports, ESPN, PNC Financial Services, BBVA’s, RSA Insurance, Danish, Exxon Mobil, Royal, Shell, Bank of America, THE, Nationwide Locations: HONG KONG, Beverly Hills , California, U.S, BBVA’s U.S, Nigeria, Kenya, France, Britain, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Japan, Tokyo, London, Covid
Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Bitcoin, Lonely Planet
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Breakingviews Columnists | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
NEW YORK/LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. Unforeseen side effects of the Covid-19 pandemic include a firmer belief on the part of investors in the potential of bitcoin. The company that also owns The Points Guy has bought Lonely Planet, the online guide for travel information, for an undisclosed sum. Alongside entrepreneur Nat Turner and D1 Capital Partners, he is using his private capital to take Collectors Universe private for roughly $700 million. One reason is that private investors refused to participate in the programme.
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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged lawmakers to support his new system of regional coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, arguing in the face of criticism from his party that the system was needed to keep the virus under control. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain December 1, 2020. “With the spread of the epidemic varying across the country, there remains a compelling ... case for regional tiers in England,” Johnson told parliament, batting away criticism from several unhappy lawmakers. Travelling to or from top tier regions is not allowed and mixing indoors with other households is banned in the top two tiers. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all implement their own restrictions set by their devolved governments.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Downing, Henry Nicholls, ” Johnson, let’s, Johnson, , Dominic Cummings Organizations: British, Britain's, REUTERS, Johnson’s Conservative Party, Labour Party, DOS Locations: London, Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. LATEST- Exxon write-down- Nomura home-working- UK property marketEXX-GROWTH. The $161 billion U.S. driller is writing down the value of gas assets by $17 billion to $20 billion, its biggest ever impairment. Before the crisis, soaring property prices, especially around London, were a key reason for the regional inequality that Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to tackle. Next year Sunak will need to raise taxes to start addressing the 400 billion pounds Britain borrowed this year.
Persons: Nomura, George Hay, Kentaro Okuda, Brian Moynihan, Katrina Hamlin, Rishi Sunak’s, Boris Johnson, Ed Cropley Organizations: Reuters, Corona, Blackburn, Darwen, Exxon, Exxon Mobil, Royal, Shell, BP, Bank of America, THE, Nationwide Locations: HONG KONG, Blackburn, Britain, Japan, Tokyo, London, Covid
UK's Gove says: there's a chance of a no-deal Brexit
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.95   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove is seen in Westminster, London, Britain November 10, 2020. REUTERS/John SibleyLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit supremo, Michael Gove, said on Tuesday that there was a chance that Brexit trade talks may end without a deal, the nightmare finale to the five-year Brexit crisis. “We have intensified the negotiation process, but it’s important that the EU also lives up to its responsibilities as well,” Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Gove told ITV’s Good Morning Britain. Asked whether a no deal was closer than anyone would admit, he said: “I think it’s certainly the case that there is a chance that we may not get a negotiated outcome, that’s why it’s important business prepares for all eventualities, but I very much want a deal and I believe that we can secure one.”
Persons: Lancaster Michael Gove, John Sibley, Boris Johnson’s Brexit, Michael Gove, Lancaster Gove, ITV’s, , it’s, Organizations: REUTERS, John Sibley LONDON, British, Locations: Duchy, Westminster, London, Britain
LONDON (Reuters) - A senior British minister said on Tuesday there was still a chance of a turbulent Brexit without a trade deal as talks with the European Union had snagged on fishing, governance rules and dispute resolution. Britain’s Office for Budget Responsibility said last week that failure to agree a free trade deal would wipe an extra 2% off UK economic output - in addition to the 4% drop from leaving the bloc with a deal - while driving up inflation, unemployment and public borrowing. “The EU still wants to take the lion’s share of the fishing in our waters - which is just not fair given that we are leaving the EU,” Gove told Sky. A trade deal would not only safeguard trade but also buttress peace in British-ruled Northern Ireland. Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said a deal could be done this week.
Persons: Lancaster Michael Gove, Toby Melville Just, , Michael Gove, “ It’s, ” Gove, Gove, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, Micheal Martin, ” Martin, Organizations: European Union, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, REUTERS, London, ITV, of, Britain’s, EU, Sky, Irish, Irish Times Locations: British, Duchy, London, Britain, Lancaster, of London, United Kingdom, Europe, Northern Ireland
Brexit is still stuck as EU is being unfair, UK says
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit trade talks are still stuck on fishing, governance rules and dispute resolution because the European Union is asking too much, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit supremo, Michael Gove, said on Tuesday. Negotiators are trying to hash out a trade deal to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis when Britain finally exits the EU’s orbit in four weeks’ time. “The EU still wants to take the lion’s share of the fishing in our waters - which is just not fair given that we are leaving the EU,” Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Gove told Sky. “The EU still want us to be tied to their way of doing things,” Gove said. Failure to secure a deal would snarl borders, spook financial markets and disrupt delicate supply chains that stretch across Europe and beyond -- just as the world grapples with the vast economic cost of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Persons: Boris Johnson’s Brexit, Michael Gove, , Lancaster Gove, ” Gove Organizations: European, British, EU, Sky Locations: Britain, Duchy, EU, Northern Ireland, Europe
LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit trade talks are stuck on fishing, governance rules and dispute resolution because the European Union is asking too much of Britain, a senior member of the British government said on Tuesday. With each side urging the other to compromise, a French official said Britain must clarify its positions and “really negotiate”, and cautioned that the EU would not accept a “substandard deal”. Talks have snagged on fishing in Britain’s rich waters, on what EU rules London will accept and on how any dispute might be resolved. BREXIT NERVESGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s most powerful national leader, has said some of the EU’s 27 member states are getting impatient. “The priority is for the British to clarify their positions and really negotiate to find a deal,” a French presidency official told Reuters.
Persons: , ” Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, ” Gove, Gove, Angela Merkel, , Micheal Martin, ” Martin Organizations: European, EU, London, Sky, Reuters, Britain, Irish, Irish Times Locations: Britain, Duchy, Lancaster, EU, Northern Ireland, Europe
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