UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna . gesture

A nurse prepares a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Glanguile General Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, Britain, April 7, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register British JCVI decides how to publish the shot UK to start another COVID promotion program in autumn Moderna expects … Read more

Royal Caribbean follows Norway’s lead in making huge step against Covid

People sail at least partially to escape reality. You board a ship and any problems at work or home fade away. These problems, of course, didn’t really go anywhere, but some kind of cruise ship faded into the background. The Covid pandemic has burst that bubble a bit. You can’t escape into an alternate vacation … Read more

Factory inflation in China hits 17-month low, consumer prices accelerate

A worker walks in front of steel coils at the Chongqing Iron and Steel Plant in Changshu, Chongqing, China, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Producer inflation in July at its lowest level since February 2021 Consumer price inflation in July at its highest level … Read more

Norwegian Made Covid Change Royal Caribbean, Carnival Didn’t

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped tracking the coronavirus on cruise ships, major cruise lines have made changes to their onboard pandemic policies. Now, since the government has not set industry standards, each cruise line is responsible for setting its own rules. This may or may not be a problem, but that … Read more

With cash flowing in, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics in a $5.4 billion deal

Aug 8 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Monday agreed to pay $5.4 billion in cash to Global Blood Therapeutics, the maker of sickle cell disease drugs. (GBT.O)as it looks to benefit from increased revenue from the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. Pfizer will pay $68.50 per GBT share, which represents a 7.3% premium over Friday’s closing … Read more

Climate change puts Lyme disease in focus for France’s Valneva after Covid hit

LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change has increased the incidence of tick-borne Lyme disease. (VLS.PA) She’s betting hard on a vaccine because it seems beyond disappointing sales of its COVID dose. Although Valneva received approval from the European Union and British regulators, both pulled out of contracts worth more than $1 billion together, wiping out nearly … Read more

China’s exports gain momentum but outlook is cloudy as global growth slows

China’s exports in July grow faster, beating expectations Imports are again disappointing, highlighting weak domestic demand The trade balance hit a record high in July Weak external demand is adding pressure to the economic and trade outlook BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s export growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, providing an encouraging boost to the economy as … Read more

Oil prices hit their lowest levels since the Ukrainian invasion, amid fears of a recession

FILE PHOTO – A PetroChina worker inspects a crane at an oil field in Tacheng, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer At Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Bank of England raises interest rates, warns of recession risks Saudi Arabia and UAE maintain oil firepower in case of … Read more