Covid vaccine skepticism fuels broader anti-wax sentiment, doctors say

Protesters demonstrate against Covid vaccine mandates outside the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York, on January 5, 2022. Facebook Facebook logo Create a Facebook profile to connect with Mike Segar Reuters Skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines could fuel a “worrying” rise in broader anti-wax sentiment, doctors have said. Professor Liam Smeeth, a doctor and … Read more

Why Moderna, Pfizer and NIH are debating who owns the Covid vaccine

It is well over a year ago that a landmark proposal brought the issue of patent exemption for the mRNA Covid vaccine into the spotlight. However, many observers do not see that waiver of intellectual property (IP) on Covid vaccines is an effective way to put an end to the pandemic. Proponents of patent exemptions … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday 21 January

Here are the key news, trends and analyzes that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street looks set to extend its losing streak Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 20, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images US stock futures fell … Read more

Antibiotic-resistant infections kill millions, scientists in the Lancet study say

MRSA bacteria BTDUTOO | Getty Images Drug-resistant bacteria killed nearly 1.3 million people in 2019, scientists have estimated – more than either HIV or malaria. Researchers also estimated that antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections played a role in 4.95 million deaths in the same year. The results of the study – which was funded by the British … Read more

Fauci says the FDA could approve Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for children under 5 next month

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The White House Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration could approve Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine for children under the age of … Read more

5 things to know before the stock exchange opens on Wednesday 19 January

Here are the key news, trends and analyzes that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street looks higher in the premarket after the fall of the Nasdaq Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, January 18, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters U.S. stock … Read more

Biden will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free

Workers produce N95 respirators at Protective Health Gear (PHG) in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, January 14, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters President Joe Biden will make 400 million highly protective N95 masks available to Americans free of charge at pharmacies and health centers around the United States, a White House official said. The masks will … Read more

England seems to be easing Covid rules, while Europe is engrossed in omicron

Chief physician Thomas Marx puts on his personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient with Covid-19 in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Freising, southern Germany. LENNART PRICE | AFP | Getty Images Plan B measures implemented in December, when the omicron Covid variant rose sharply in the UK, mean … Read more

WHO says there is no evidence that healthy children, adolescents need Covid boosters

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Researcher Soumya Swaminathan is attending a press conference hosted by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the new coronavirus, at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Reuters There is “no evidence right now” that suggests healthy … Read more

Preliminary research in Israel shows that fourth Covid vaccine shots are less effective

Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari (R) administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination in the arm of Chen Knifsend at a vaccination booster shooting clinic on October 1, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A fourth shot of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies to even higher levels than the third shot, but it is … Read more