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U.S. approval of COVID-19 shots could boost vaccination numbers, Fauci says

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July 30 (Reuters) – Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he hopes regulators as soon as next month could start granting full approval for the COVID-19 vaccines, a move he said could spur unvaccinated Americans to get the shots. The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna two-dose vaccines......

Israel’s president gets third COVID-19 shot, urges boosters for over-60s

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JERUSALEM, July 29 (Reuters) – Israeli President Isaac Herzog received a third shot of coronavirus vaccine on Friday, kicking off a campaign to give booster doses to people aged over 60 as part of efforts to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Herzog, 60, received a booster......

FDA notifies Amazon over sale of certain harmful sexual enhancement products

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July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) over the sale of sexual enhancement and weight-loss products that had potentially harmful drug ingredients, in a letter addressed to the company’s new boss Andy Jassy. Amazon said it has removed the products in question,......

Emergent to resume J&J COVID-19 vaccine production at Baltimore plant

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A box of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines is seen at the Forem vaccination centre in Pamplona, Spain, April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent West/File Photo July 29 (Reuters) – Emergent BioSolutions (EBS.N) said on Wednesday it will resume production of Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine at its troubled......

EXCLUSIVE AstraZeneca exploring options for COVID-19 vaccine business – executive

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AstraZeneca to have clarity on future of vaccines by year-end Dobber: no decision taken yet on future of COVID-19 shot Dobber says vaccine is no distraction LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca is exploring options for the future of its COVID-19 vaccine and expects greater clarity on the matter by......

International investor concerns mount over China’s tech rout

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Chinese Yuan banknotes are seen in this illustration taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – International investors were feeling bruised and uncertain on Tuesday as a third day of heavy selling hammered China’s top tech stocks and began to seep into currency and debt markets.......

U.S. CDC recommends vaccinated Americans wear masks indoors in many cases

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WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the Delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommended all......

Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site

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Smoke billows following an explosion in Wiesdorf, Leverkusen, Germany July 27, 2021, in this photo obtained from social media. Anna Fross/via REUTERS BERLIN, July 27 (Reuters) – Five people were missing and several injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday,......

Antibodies from Sinovac’s COVID-19 shot fade after about 6 months, booster helps – study

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Bottles of the Sinovac vaccine are seen at a hospital, as Indonesia drives mass vaccination for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) – Antibodies triggered by Sinovac Biotech’s (SVA.O) COVID-19 vaccine declined below a key threshold from around six months......

Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq

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WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday sealed an agreement formally ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after U.S. troops were sent to the country. Coupled with Biden’s withdrawal of......

Mixed AstraZeneca-Pfizer shot boosts COVID antibody level – study

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SEOUL, July 26 (Reuters) – A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and then a Pfizer (PFE.N) COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed. The study involved 499 medical workers – 100 receiving mixed doses, 200 taking......

U.S. administers 340.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

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A student receives a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine on the campus of the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht July 24 (Reuters) – The United States has administered 340,363,922 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning......

Sydney to get extra vaccines as COVID cases mount

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A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo New South Wales reports......

Explainer: Indonesia, Asia’s COVID-19 epicentre, considers relaxing curbs

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July 23 (Reuters) – Indonesia is suffering a devastating wave of coronavirus infections, driven by the Delta variant, but the government is already talking about relaxing social curbs enacted earlier this month – a move analysts say is largely led by economic considerations. The impact of the outbreak has been......

Masking guidance unchanged as Delta variant sweeps U.S.- CDC director

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July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not revised its masking guidance, even as the Delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps the United States, driving up infections, CDC director Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday. Walensky declined to say if the CDC is considering changing......

CDC advisers consider boosters for immune-compromised Americans

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CHICAGO, July 22 (Reuters) – Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday will consider evidence suggesting that a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines could increase protection among people with compromised immune systems. Data presented ahead of the meeting noted that people with compromised immune systems......

Opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke on Games eve

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Tokyo 2020 head says looking into how ceremony will be conducted Friday’s opening ceremony to be subdued, with limited guests Former PM Abe, advocate for Tokyo 2020, won’t attend – media First Lady Jill Biden arrives in Tokyo with U.S. delegation TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) – On the eve of......

State AGs urge support for landmark $26 bln opioid settlement

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J&J forecasts $2.5 bln in 2021 COVID-19 vaccine sales, sets lower production target

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July 21 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) on Wednesday forecast $2.5 billion in 2021 sales for its COVID-19 shot and set a lower production target for the vaccine as lengthy manufacturing problems took a toll. The company now expects to produce 500 million to 600 million doses of its......

South African firm to help make Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine

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July 21 (Reuters) – Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE) have struck a deal for South Africa’s Biovac Institute to help manufacture around 100 million doses a year of their COVID-19 vaccine for the African Union, the firms said on Wednesday. The deal is to “fill and finish” the vaccine, the......

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