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UK PM voices ‘serious concern’ over Delta variant in hint at delay to lockdown end

Reuters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday expressed “serious concern” about rising infections of the Delta variant of coronavirus, reinforcing suggestions that he is set to delay lifting England’s last remaining lockdown curbs. Johnson is due to announce on Monday whether the planned lifting of restrictions, which would see an......

Market power of Siri, Alexa, Google a concern, EU regulators say

Reuters
The market dominance of Amazon’s (AMZN.O) Alexa, Apple’s (AAPL.O) Siri and Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google Assistant has triggered concerns of potential anti-competitive practices, EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday. The comments from the European Commission come after a year-long inquiry into voice assistants and other internet-connected devices and responses from more......

Lordstown Motors in need of funds, files ‘going concern’ notice

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — Lordstown Motors Corp. told regulators Tuesday that it needs more money to launch and sustain commercial scale production of its electric Endurance truck — and to make it through the next year. The Ohio-based electric vehicle startup amended its annual regulatory filing with......

Mayoral voters’ No. 1 concern is public safety — why can’t the left get it?

NYPost
Post Editorial Board The latest NY1/Ipsos poll shows nearly 46 percent of likely voters say crime and public safety should be the top priority of the next mayor, up seven points from the same poll in April. That should be a shock only to the city’s liberals, who never seem......

Porn blocker ‘missing’ from Online Safety Bill prompts concern

BBC
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told a meeting of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee that the Online Safety Bill was designed to deal with social media sites, where he believed the biggest risk with pornography was “kids stumbling across it”. BBC – For more and to sign up......

WHO labels a Covid strain in India as a ‘variant of concern’ — here’s what we know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Health workers wearing personal protective equipment attend to Covid-19 patients inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid care center in New Delhi on May 7, 2021. Prakash Singh | AFP | Getty Images India is grappling with a......

WHO says virus variant found in India is of ‘global concern’

BBC
A mutation is elevated from a “variant of interest” to a “variant of concern” (VOC) when it shows evidence of fulfilling at least one of several criteria, including easy transmission, more severe illness, reduced neutralisation by antibodies or reduced effectiveness of treatment and vaccines. BBC – For more and to......

WHO classifies India variant as being of global concern

Reuters
The World Health Organziation said on Monday that the coronavirus variant first identified in India last year was being classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily. The B.1.617 variant is the fourth variant to be designated as being of global......

A coronavirus variant first found in India is now officially a ‘variant of concern,’ the W.H.O. said.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Amid a deepening crisis in India, the World Health Organization announced Monday that it had designated the B.1.617 variant, which has been growing more common in the country, as a variant of concern. Scientists still don’t know much......

Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Bowden Republicans conducting an audit of votes from the 2020 presidential election in Arizona plan to tell the Department of Justice (DOJ) that they do not need federal assistance or involvement in the process, a spokesperson said Thursday.......

Dramatic increase in New York’s census numbers compared to estimates draws concern from onlookers

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The unexpected increase in the New York state population that emerged in the 2020 U.S. Census is casting a shadow of doubt on the accuracy of the final data, experts warn. According to a preliminary analysis published this week......

As over 100 million people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated, concern grows over reaching those who haven’t gotten shots.

New York Times
Federal health officials said Friday that more than 100 million people in the United States had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, a milestone that represents almost 40 percent of the nation’s adults. But concern continues to build among health officials over reaching more people who have not received shots.......

NIH says it has identified over 500 ‘scientists of concern’ amid Chinese theft challenge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A top official at the National Institutes of Health said the federal agency has identified more than 500 “scientists of concern” within federally funded academic institutions and research programs as the U.S. government grapples with systematic foreign influence efforts,......

Banks’ biggest concern could also be an investor opportunity: Miller Tabak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Big bank earnings are underway. Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan all beat earnings estimates Wednesday morning. This comes ahead of reports from Citi and Bank of America before the bell Thursday. Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak,......

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