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But in March of this year, on another trip home, Mr. Ryder, who holds an O-1 extraordinary ability visa, got stuck in Denmark. “It was a direct result of tightening the travel-ban criteria,” Mr. Ryder said in an interview. Citizens of those countries for the most part aren’t being granted work visas even if they are vaccinated or test negative for Covid-19. In countries that aren’t banned, monthslong backlogs at consulates make it difficult for foreign workers to get visas. “People are fighting over each other’s employees.”The Biden administration allowed a Trump-era ban on work visas to expire March 31.
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Novavax said its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. The biotech company Novavax said on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine succeeded in a final-stage clinical trial, demonstrating 90% efficacy at preventing COVID-19. It remains to be seen how the Novavax vaccine will be used in the US immunization campaign. Among the most vulnerable population — including older people and those with frequent exposure to the virus — Novavax's vaccine was 91% effective. Despite the uncertainty surrounding its use in the US, Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine program has been a remarkable and unlikely success story.
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Global shipping disruptions could trigger delays in goods in this year's holiday season, industry experts say. A COVID-19 outbreak at a major Chinese port has led to a backlog of shipments, worsening an existing shipping crisis. "Heaven knows what's going to happen come August or September," one expert told the BBC. Shipping disruptions around the world could lead to a shortage of goods for the holiday season, according to industry experts. James Baker, container shipping editor at shipping industry publication, Lloyd's List, told the BBC that retailers are already putting in orders for the holiday season because they know how slow shipping is at the moment.
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Novavax says its coronavirus shot is 90% effective
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer | ) www.businessinsider.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Let's get to it...lechatnoir/Getty ImagesNovavax said its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. The shot succeeded in a study that enrolled almost 30,000 volunteers in the US and Mexico. The Maryland biotech plans to ask US regulators for permission to give the shot more widely. Even if there is a link, doctors said, the risk from COVID-19 is far greater than from the vaccines.
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Presenting customers with a range of coverage options will boost satisfaction, and this partnership reflects Nationwide's insurtech ecosystem strategy. Financial services company Nationwide's insurance arm partnered with Insurify, which offers home, life, and auto insurance comparisons, to power its digital brokerage unit, per Digital Insurance. Insider IntelligenceWhen customers want coverage that Nationwide can't provide, they can use Nationwide's brokerage platform and benefit from Insurify's comparison solution to find a policy from a different carrier. The VC initiative invests in disruptive insurtechs that can advance Nationwide's own strategy: meeting rising customer expectations for a digitally enhanced experience. And using insurtechs' digital capabilities will get products to market faster than building solutions in-house, helping circumvent incumbents' tech skills gap .
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With widespread US vaccinations, the company plans to refocus on its clinical-genomics business, even as it maintains coronavirus testing capabilities. In June, the startup raised a $50 million funding round, which it plans to use to further its clinical-genomics business, as well as its efforts in coronavirus testing and tracking. A Helix lab worker pours reagent into one of the machines that automate the distribution of samples. In the lab space dedicated to coronavirus testing, a team of workers check each bagged sample for leakage and scan them into Helix's barcode system. By April, the CDC announced that the Alpha variant had become the dominant coronavirus variant in the US.
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LONDON — President Joe Biden and his fellow Group of Seven leaders agreed to donate 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries over the next year, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters as the summit wrapped up on Sunday. But the commitment falls far short of the 11 billion doses the World Health Organization said are needed to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the world's population. A plan to offer developing nations an infrastructure scheme that could rival China's huge Belt and Road initiative was also on the agenda. Greenpeace U.K. accused Johnson of producing "reheated old promises" and said it would take "nothing for granted" until nations came up with the money. As the host of the summit, the U.K. was on a charm offensive, deploying the royal family to meet world leaders on Friday.
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Brazil's president was fined in his own country for violating local mask mandates, the AP reported. Jair Bolsonaro must pay $110 for participating in a motorcycle rally in Sao Paulo without a mask. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday received a $110 fine after failing to wear a mask in Sao Paulo, the Associated Press reported. Bolsonaro had been riding his motorcycle through the streets of Sao Paulo, where local mask ordinances remain in place. This is at least the second time Bolsonaro received a fine for violating local mask ordinances.
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Live G7 Live Updates: Leaders Poised to Sign Declaration on Global Health The annual Group of 7 leaders summit is underway in Cornwall, England, with the pandemic, climate change, China and Russia on the agenda. The G7 leaders get down to business, taking on climate change and the pandemic. And the biggest obstacle come from the United States. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyWhat is the G7 summit, and why does it matter? Last year’s summit was canceled because of the pandemic, making this gathering the first in-person G7 Leaders’ Summit in almost two years.
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But the opposite isn't true: Even if the virus didn't undergo any laboratory manipulation, that wouldn't rule out a lab escape. However, the people who do think the coronavirus might have been engineered focus on a few particular areas of its genome. One of those labs, he said, is the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), where researchers studied bat coronaviruses before the pandemic. Accidents do happenAn aerial view of the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China's Hubei province on May 27, 2020. Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021.
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Live G7 Live Updates: Biden and Putin Won’t Hold a Joint News Conference The news came as the annual Group of 7 leaders summit is underway in Cornwall, England, with the pandemic, climate change, China and Russia on the agenda. A U.S. official said that a solo press conference by President Biden would be “the appropriate format to clearly communicate with the free press” after meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin next week. Credit... Doug Mills/The New York Times After President Biden meets his Russian counterpart on Wednesday, the two men will not face the press at a joint news conference, United States officials said on Saturday. Now, under Mr. Biden, the biggest and most powerful member of the club has moved back toward consensus positions, though conflicts remain. Last year’s summit was canceled because of the pandemic, making this gathering the first in-person G7 Leaders’ Summit in almost two years.
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Congo president says Kinshasa hospitals 'overwhelmed' by coronavirus
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
African Union President and President of Congo Democratic Republic Felix Tshisekedi speaks during a joint news conference at the end of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies in Paris, France May 18, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERSHospitals in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa are "overwhelmed" by a rise in COVID-19 infections, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Saturday, as the country was hit by a third wave of the disease. Like many African countries, Congo has officially registered relatively few cases. Health officials recorded 254 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, one of the highest daily totals since the pandemic began. read moreExperts say that in Congo, scarce testing means cases and deaths are likely to be heavily understated by official numbers.
Persons: Congo Democratic Republic Felix Tshisekedi, Ludovic Marin, Felix Tshisekedi, Tshisekedi, Johnson, Pascal Lutumba Organizations: Congo Democratic, REUTERS Hospitals, Democratic, Health, AstraZeneca, Johnson, University of Kinshasa, Thomson Locations: Congo, Congo Democratic Republic, Paris, France, Democratic Republic of Congo's, Kinshasa, COVID, India
Live Covid Live Updates: Moscow Orders Shut Down as Russia Battles New Wave of Cases Doctors in China report more severe cases in the country’s latest outbreak. Now, with Western countries emerging from lockdowns, Russia runs the risk of entering a vicious new wave of the virus. The regulator, in a statement issued on Friday evening, said that Emergent BioSolutions had made those doses at the same time as other batches of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that were found to be contaminated with the harmless virus used to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine. U.S. regulators have put the Baltimore facility under a microscope since March, when they discovered that a major production mishap had resulted in the contamination of a batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Commuters this month in New Delhi, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The pan-regional STOXX Europe 600 index rose 0.7% to a record close, posting its sixth straight session of gains and best weekly performance at 1.1% since early May. “There is a concern that eventually you could get some migration out of stocks into bonds,” Meckler said. Benchmark German 10-year bonds fell 3 basis points to -0.28% and were set for their best week of the year. The dollar index rose 0.54%, with the euro fell 0.55% to $1.2102. Oil prices rose to multi-year highs, heading for a third straight week of gains on the improved outlook for worldwide demand as rising vaccination rates lead to a lifting of pandemic curbs.
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LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shares gained on Friday and bond yields fell from the United States to Europe as investors shrugged off rising U.S. consumer prices, even as fears of longer-term inflation lingered. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 10, 2021. London shares gained 0.6%, helped by a 1% gain for the mining sector, while Paris climbed 0.4%. The rise in the U.S. consumer price index reflected short-term adjustments related to the reopening of the economy, some economists say. “We are going to get a further boost from the consumption side, and we therefore expect bond yields moving higher.”The U.S. dollar fell as yields dipped.
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London shares gained 0.7%, helped by a 2.3% jump for the mining sector, while Paris climbed 0.8%. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in almost 50 countries, gained 0.1%. “Markets seem to be taking the Fed at its word but when we talk to clients there is concern about long-term inflation.”Euro area bond yields followed suit. “We still think consumers are going to help prices higher, when these economies reopen properly, that people can start travelling again, spending again,” said Jeremy Gatto, investment manager at Unigestion. “We are going to get a further boost from the consumption side, and we therefore expect bond yields to move higher.”The U.S. dollar slipped as yields dipped before edging back up.
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Stocks hover near record highs as bond yields slide
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Herbert Lash | Tom Wilson | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The ECB’s projections pushed the pan-regional STOXX Europe 600 index up 0.68% to an intraday high and record close at 457.64. Investors are leaning into tech stocks because they don’t use raw materials and productivity rate is higher than other sectors, he said. “There is a concern that eventually you could get some migration out of stocks into bonds. But right now we seem to be at that pre-tipping point where bonds don’t yield enough to scare people out of stocks,” Meckler said. The dollar index rose 0.57%, with the euro down 0.61% to $1.2095.
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Particularly coming out of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States were the global leaders in vaccine science. So while the technology was developed in the United States, there just was no way to test this in the United States. And they visited with American scientists and asked for a sample of this new polio vaccine to bring back to the Soviet Union. And the live polio vaccine sample was carried to the Soviet Union by one account in the pocket of Mikhail Chumakov. And they decide that they will provide the live polio vaccine to their own young children on sugar cubes.
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Young people who receive COVID-19 vaccines are reporting higher rates of heart inflammation, a possible side effect. Even if there is a link, doctors said the risk is far greater from COVID-19 than from the vaccines. Young people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines are reporting higher-than-usual rates of heart inflammation and swelling, US health officials said on Thursday. Earlier this month, Israel's health ministry said there was a "probable link" between Pfizer's vaccine and heart muscle inflammation in young men. "The evidence says you are much more likely to have heart inflammation from the virus than from the vaccine, even in young healthy people," Peyster said.
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He says he will publish evidence about Johnson's handling of the Covid pandemic on his Substack. ACOBA's form for former civil servants and special advisers includes sections for those establishing an independent consultancy. ACOBA's guidance says former special advisers "must not, at any time, draw on any privileged information gained in office" in their post-government activities. Even if the Committee goes on to publish evidence submitted after publication by Substack, parliamentary privilege will not apply, potentially opening him up to legal action. Prior to leaving the government, Cummings was in the top pay band of special advisers, receiving between £140,000 and £144,999 a year.
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YouTube has suspended Senator Ron Johnson's account for spreading medical misinformation. Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube for a week after his account uploaded a video of him spreading medical misinformation, in violation of Google's detailed policy on the matter. "They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies." In March, the New York Times dubbed Johnson "the Republican Party's foremost amplifier of conspiracy theories and disinformation now that Donald Trump himself is banned from social media." The American public can view those clips on C-SPAN.
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Asian shares hold range as investors eye U.S. CPI
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Swati Pandey | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher but held their recent trading range on Thursday as investors focussed on U.S. inflation data and the risk of an upside surprise that could prompt the Federal Reserve to start tapering its massive stimulus. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoMSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan were marginally higher at 700.6 points, but stayed in the 698-712 points range it has traded in since late May. [.N]Markets are looking to the European Central Bank (ECB)policy meeting later in the day where it will likely keep its policy guidance unchanged and publish updated euro area macroeconomic projections. Brent crude futures fell 22 cents to 72 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures were 27 cents lower at $69.69 a barrel. The euro was a tad weaker at $1.2169 ahead of the ECB meeting while the British pound eased to $1.4100.
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The G-7 summit: Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Holly Ellyatt | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
It's the first in-person G-7 summit in almost two years. The Cornish Arms public house decorated with the flags of the G-7 countries near the venue for the upcoming Group of Seven leaders summit. Whole streets in Carbis Bay and nearby St. Ives have seen security fencing erected and an influx of police and for the event, with more than 5,500 police officers deployed to Carbis Bay and St. Ives. Police officers patrol on the beach in front of the Carbis Bay Hotel, host venue for the G7 Summit conferences, on June 03, 2021 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. At the 2021 G-7 summit, the U.K. hopes to unite the group under the "build back better" slogan following the destruction of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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People watch the Macy's 4th of July Firework Show over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, U.S., July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozMacy's(M.N) July 4th fireworks spectacular will return to the New York City sky this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday, after the pandemic led officials to opt for a series of smaller shows in 2020 to discourage crowds from gathering. Officials made no public announcement of the time and place of each show to assure residents could not assemble beforehand. "This will be the biggest show yet," de Blasio vowed at a news conference, calling the fireworks a "tremendous sign of the rebirth of New York City." Earlier this week, the mayor announced New York would host a mega-concert in Central Park as part of a week-long celebration of the city's reopening.
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The members of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) were not asked to provide specific advice or a vote. Moderna's vaccine is authorized for people 18 and older, although the company has asked FDA to authorize its use in children as young as 12. "Before we start vaccinating millions of adolescents and children, it's important to find out what the consequences are," Meissner said, noting a low Covid-19 hospitalization rate among children. The expected rate -- the rate that is typical among people this age -- is between two and 19 cases, Shimabukuro showed in his presentation. The CDC says it has reports of 314 deaths in children 17 and younger in the United States from Covid-19.
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