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Britain’s chicken king says the 20-year binge on cheap food is over

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Food price inflation will hit double digits Costs are soaring – chicken king says Problems are global – finance minister says There will be enough goods – finmin says LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Britain’s 20-year binge on cheap food is coming to an end and food price inflation could......

Mexico cheers imminent U.S. border opening, frets over WHO vaccine rules

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U.S. Border Patrol officers walk along the perimeter fence near the International Bridge between Mexico and the U.S., where migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. are waiting to be processed, in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello MEXICO CITY, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Mexico’s president on Wednesday......

WHO says it may be ‘last chance’ to find COVID origins

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WHO pins hopes on its new scientific advisory panel Calls for China to cooperate, provide early data from Wuhan “It may be our last chance to understand the origins” – Ryan GENEVA, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous......

U.S. administers nearly 402 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says

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A patient receives their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine booster during a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic in Southfield, Michigan, U.S., September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Oct 9 (Reuters) – The United States has administered 401,819,240 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 487,277,035 doses, the U.S.......

New Ebola case confirmed in eastern Congo

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A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear, leaves the dressing room before entering the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, March 30, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct......

Two Indian drugmakers to end trials of generic Merck pill for moderate COVID-19

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An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill called molnupiravir being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters May 17, 2021. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS BENGALURU, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Two......

Pfizer, BioNTech seek U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clearance for children 5-11

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WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE have asked U.S. regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a group for whom no shot is currently allowed, Pfizer said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set......

Pfizer, BioNTech seek U.S. COVID-19 vaccine clearance for children 5-11

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WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech SE have asked U.S. regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a group for whom no shot is currently allowed, Pfizer said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set......

WHO backs malaria vaccine rollout for Africa’s children in major breakthrough

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WHO recommendation comes after pilot in 3 African countries Malaria killed 274,000 African kids under 5 in 2019 Nearly half world’s population at risk of disease NAIROBI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to......

Canada imposes COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal workers, transportation

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OTTAWA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Canada will place unvaccinated federal employees on unpaid leave and require COVID-19 shots for air, train and ship passengers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, as he unveiled one of the world’s strictest vaccine mandate policies. Federal employees will be required to declare their......

Pfizer study to vaccinate whole Brazilian town against COVID-19

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A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration BRASILIA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) will study the effectiveness of its vaccine against COVID-19 by inoculating the entire population over the age of 12 in......

Sweden, Denmark pause Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups

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STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Sweden and Denmark said on Wednesday they are pausing the use of Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare side effects. The Swedish health agency said it would pause using the shot for people born in 1991 and later......

AstraZeneca seeks U.S. authorisation of drug to prevent COVID-19

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Oct 5 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca (AZN.L) has requested emergency use authorisation from U.S. regulators for its new treatment to prevent COVID-19 for people who respond poorly to vaccines because of a weakened immune system. In a statement on Tuesday, the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker said it included data in its filing with......

UK not heading into 1970s-style inflation spiral, Johnson says

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Many gas stations closed – Reuters reporters Is the UK in crisis? ‘No’, Johnson says 127 drivers apply for fuel tanker visas – PM British military driving fuel trucks LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Tuesday that the world’s fifth largest economy was heading......

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to New York tax on opioid companies

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Tablets of the opioid-based Hydrocodone at a pharmacy in Portsmouth, Ohio, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for New York to collect a $200 million surcharge imposed on opioid manufacturers and distributors to defray the state’s costs......

Two Americans win Medicine Nobel Prize for sensory findings

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Americans Julius and Patapoutian win Nobel medicine prize Discoveries of receptors for temperature, touch recognised Discoveries could pave the way for new pain-killers STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Reuters) – American scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for discoveries of receptors for temperature......

Crisis – what crisis? British military deployed to solve fuel crisis

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British military deployed to storage depot Dozens of gas stations still closed Finance minister: situation is improving HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England, Oct 4 (Reuters) – British military personnel in combat fatigues arrived on Monday at a BP (BP.L) storage depot after the government ordered the army to help deliver fuel to......

Israel requires COVID-19 booster shots for stricter “green pass”

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Israeli Izhak Mesfin, 44 years old, receives a third shot of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as country launches booster shots for over 30-year-olds, in Rishon Lezion, Israel August 24, 2021. REUTERS/ Nir Elias JERUSALEM, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Israel on Sunday piled pressure on its vaccinated citizens to get a......

California first in U.S. to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for schoolkids -governor

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Coronavirus deaths top 700,000 in United States California requirement would be first statewide SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 1 (Reuters) – California will become the first U.S. state to mandate statewide COVID-19 vaccinations for schoolchildren, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday as a Reuters tally showed the United States topping 700,000 coronavirus......

Merck pill seen as ‘a huge advance’, raises hope of preventing COVID-19 deaths

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An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill called molnupiravir being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters May 17, 2021. Merck & Co Inc/Handout via REUTERS Co will seek U.S. approval for......

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