U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers on COVID-19 vaccines

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations meeting at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in South Africa. “The news about this new variant should make clearer than ever why this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations,” Biden said in a statement. “This news today reiterates the importance of moving on this (waiving intellectual property protections) quickly.” (Reporting by Nandita Bose, writing by Lucia Mutikani… Continue reading “U.S. President Biden calls for intellectual property protection waivers on COVID-19 vaccines”

Ferrous Castings Market Emerging Opportunities, Comprehensive Research Study and Potential of Industry from 2021-2027

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Global Ferrous Castings Market :- Casting is a process in which a liquid metal is somehow delivered into a mold that contains a hollow cavity of the intended shape. The metal and mold are then cooled, and the metal part (the casting) is extracted. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods. Ferrous Metals mostly contain Iron. They have small amounts of other metals or elements added, to give the required properties. Ferrous Metals are magnetic and give little resistance to corrosion. Get a Sample PDF of report – About F… Continue reading “Ferrous Castings Market Emerging Opportunities, Comprehensive Research Study and Potential of Industry from 2021-2027”

New coronavirus variant fears knock 2% off Dow futures

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By Medha Singh (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures slumped on Friday, with travel, bank and commodity-linked stocks bearing the brunt of the selloff, as the discovery of a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant spooked investors ahead of a short trading session. Stocks of major airline operators dropped between 5% and 6% in premarket trading, as the new variant detected in South Africa prompted the European Union, Britain and India among others to announce stricter border controls. Cruise operators Carnival Corp and Royal Caribbean Cruises plunged about 9% each. Bank of Americ… Continue reading “New coronavirus variant fears knock 2% off Dow futures”

Czech Covid-19 infection figures soar to a new record

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Authorities in the Czech Republic have announced a new record level of cases of Covid-19 on Friday: 27,717 infections in the last 24 hours. The Health Ministry data showed the seven-day incidence rate has reached 1,231 per 100,000 people. Some 6,000 people are being treated in hospital for Covid-19. Czech President Milos Zeman is also in hospital after testing positive for the virus. His illness meant the planned appointment of Petr Fiala as the country’s prime minister had to be postponed. Zeman had only just left the hospital after being treated for complications relating to a chronic illnes… Continue reading “Czech Covid-19 infection figures soar to a new record”

Asian and European countries, alarmed by new COVID variant, tighten curbs

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian and European countries rushed to tighten restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, with Singapore and India announcing stricter border controls and more rigorous testing. The variant has a spike protein that is dramatically different to the one in the original coronavirus that COVID-19 vaccines are based on, the UK Health Security Agency said. Scientists are still learning about the variant, first identified at the start of this week, but the news pummelled financial markets, with stocks in As… Continue reading “Asian and European countries, alarmed by new COVID variant, tighten curbs”

Narcotics Scanner Market Production, Growth, Share, Demand and Applications Forecast to 2028

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The global narcotics scanner market size is projected to exhibit excellent growth prospects on account of the increasing menace of drug trafficking worldwide, observes Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled “Narcotics Scanner Market, 2021-2028”. Drug and substance abuse is a deeply rooted socio-economic issue that most countries are being forced to grapple with. According to the World Drug Report 2020 by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), approximately 269 million people around the globe used drugs in 2018, up 30% from 2009, and more than 35 million people suffer from drug-use… Continue reading “Narcotics Scanner Market Production, Growth, Share, Demand and Applications Forecast to 2028”

Britain alarmed by new COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa

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By Alistair Smout and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) -Britain on Thursday said it was concerned by a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa that might make vaccines less effective and imperil efforts to fight the pandemic. The UK Health Security Agency said the variant, which is called B.1.1.529, has a spike protein that was dramatically different to the one in the original coronavirus that COVID-19 vaccines are based on. “This is the most significant variant we have encountered to date and urgent research is underway to learn more about its transmissibility, severi… Continue reading “Britain alarmed by new COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa”

South Africa says UK flight ban over COVID-19 variant seems rushed

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa said on Friday a British ban on flights from six southern African countries because of the detection of a new COVID-19 variant seemed rushed as even the World Health Organization (WHO) was yet to advise on the next steps. Scientists have so far only detected the B.1.1.529 variant in relatively small numbers in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong, but they are concerned by its high number of mutations which could help it evade the body’s immune response and make it more transmissible. Britain said the variant was the most significant one found yet after te… Continue reading “South Africa says UK flight ban over COVID-19 variant seems rushed”