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India’s 161,736 new coronavirus infections are world’s highest

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Devotees are seen on the banks of the Ganges river during Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Haridwar, India, April 12, 2021. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported 161,736 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, hitting the world’s......

World Bank, Gavi urge countries with excess COVID-19 vaccines to release them

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President David Malpass and José Manuel Barroso, chair of the Gavi vaccine alliance, on Monday discussed the importance of countries with excess COVID-19 vaccine supplies releasing them as soon as possible, the World Bank said. Malpass expressed his desire to work closely with Gavi on......

Company accuses competitor of staffing ‘slash’ in Michigan prison health care deal

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The company that currently provides health care services for Michigan’s prisons says a competitor that’s poised to take over will “slash” staffing.        Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

Reuters
(Reuters) – India approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, while England started to reopen its economy after three months of lockdown and Johnson & Johnson began delivering its single-dose vaccine to EU countries. FILE PHOTO: Workers look at the shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against......

Microsoft to Buy Nuance for $16 Billion to Focus on Health Care Tech

New York Times
Microsoft said on Monday that it would buy Nuance Communications, a provider of artificial-intelligence and speech-recognition software, for about $16 billion, as it pushes to expand its health care technology services. In acquiring Nuance, whose products include the transcription tool Dragon, Microsoft is hoping to bolster its offerings for the......

Health expert pushes back on Texas governor’s herd immunity claim

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo A leading health expert is swatting down a claim from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) that his state will soon reach herd immunity from the coronavirus.  “We absolutely are not declaring victory at this time. We remain very vigilant......

English shops and pub gardens reopen in ‘major step’ to freedom

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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s shops, hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens will reopen on Monday in what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said was a “major step” towards freedom from the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of businesses have been closed since early January when England entered a third......

AstraZeneca has not reacted yet to EU letter on vaccines – Corriere

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MILAN (Reuters) – AstraZeneca has yet to react to a letter sent by the European Commission to complain over below-contract supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, Italian daily Corriere della Sera said, adding the Anglo-Swedish group missed a deadline indicated by Brussels. FILE PHOTO: Empty vials of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are seen......

In COVID-19 vaccination pivot, Canada targets frontline workers

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada is shifting its vaccination campaign to target frontline workers, moving away from a largely age-based rollout as the country tries to get a handle on the raging third wave of the pandemic. Canada’s approach thus far has left unvaccinated many so-called “essential workers,” like daycare providers,......

After dire year England’s shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree

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LONDON (Reuters) – After more than three months of enforced closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential stores in England reopen their doors on Monday, hoping that the escape from lockdown will fuel a trading boom. FILE PHOTO: A man walks a dog in front of a closed retail unit......

South Korea to resume wider use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, exclude people under 30

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean senior citizens receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Seoul, South Korea April 1, 2021. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities said on Sunday they will move ahead with a second-quarter coronavirus vaccination......

France to extend gap between mRNA vaccine shots, minister says

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. “That will allow us to vaccinate more......

France extends gap between mRNA vaccine shots to ramp-up rollout

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. People wait following the injection of a......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

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FILE PHOTO: People walk in Duomo square as the region of Lombardy becomes a ‘red zone’, going into lockdown as the country struggles to reduce the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Milan, Italy, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against......

Italy reports 344 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 17,567 new cases

Reuters
ROME (Reuters) – Italy reported 344 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 718 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 17,567 from 18,938 the day before. Italy has registered 113,923 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year,......

Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic

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(Reuters) – Iran imposed a 10-day lockdown across most of the country on Saturday to curb the spread of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported. FILE PHOTO: Iranians wearing protective face masks against the coronavirus walk in a crowded area of the capital Tehran, Iran, March......

Michigan Gov. Whitmer urges residents to restrict activity as Covid cases overwhelm state health system

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer signed at least $2.5 billion in COVID-19 relief spending Tuesday, March......

Moldova to buy 400,000 doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Reuters
CHISINAU, April 9 (Reuters) – Moldova will buy 400,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, the health ministry said in a statement on Friday. Moldova and neighbouring Ukraine, two of Europe’s poorest countries, have lagged behind the rest of the continent in the scramble for vaccines and welcomed donations......

General Mills strives to scale back contract manufacturing

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MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills, Inc. plans to cut back on contract manufacturing once pandemic-fueled demand for its food and beverage products levels off, said Kofi Bruce, chief financial officer. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Bruce said the Minneapolis-based maker of Cheerios and Betty Crocker enlisted approximately......

Health advisor to cruise lines describes how a Covid ‘safe bubble’ can be created on ships

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who advised cruise lines on Covid protocols, told CNBC on Friday he believes a safe environment can be created on the ships. Gottlieb’s comments came one day after Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state sued the Centers......

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