The impact of Pfizer's full FDA approval
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(Bloomberg) -- The British Soft Drinks Association said manufacturers have “only a few days” of carbon dioxide left in reserve to produce beverages and can’t import supplies from the European Union due to Brexit. Most Read from BloombergThe Global Housing Market Is Broken, and It’s Dividing Entire CountriesMerkel’s Legacy Comes to Life on Berlin’s ‘Arab Street’Is There Room for E-Scooters in New York City?Amazon, Microsoft Swoop In on $24 Billion India Farm-Data TrovePalm Oil Giant’s Industry-Be
Only months ago, India ran so short of COVID-19 vaccines that computer experts wrote software code https://www.reuters.com/world/india/high-tech-hunt-scarce-covid-19-vaccines-india-raises-fear-fairness-2021-05-05 to help people snag scarce immunisation slots and the then health minister had to constantly battle opposition criticism on social media. The minister later quit and in came a little-known but hands-on politician, Mansukh Mandaviya, who, according to a person close to him, communicates with vaccine producers on a near daily basis and tries to resolve their problems promptly. That will help the sputtering global COVAX vaccine-sharing programme, which is far behind its pledge to deliver 2 billion doses this year following supply problems and India's export curbs.
A shortage of carbon dioxide used to stun pigs at abattoirs means a backlog of animals is growing.
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President Biden met last week with business leaders to inspire others to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate would potentially affect 80 million private-sector workers. While the $14,000 penalty for companies that don’t comply, along with the requirement to provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated or tested regularly, place a burden on companies, few so far have refused to participate.
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A discount store in Maine is closing after losing half its staff. Despite a 'help wanted' sign in the window, only 5 people applied for a job in 6 months, its owner said.
The owner of Big Al's Super Values Store said he'd discount the remaining stock and close the store by the end of the year.
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J&J says booster shot provides 100 percent protection against severe COVID-19
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COVID-19 in Colorado update: Dr. Rachel Herlihy says hospitalizations across the state are plateauing
Gov. Jared Polis and Dr. Rachel Herlihy provided an update on the state's response to COVID-19. During the news conference, Herlihy said hospitalizations for COVID-19 appear to be plateauing, though there is that possibility that we could be looking at potential increase in cases again.
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A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time
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New York City police unions that hold partial control over how their members’ pension money is invested are planning to pull out of a consortium of other city pension funds that Comptroller Scott Stringer has credited with considerably augmenting their return on investment. In 2015, Stringer launched what’s come to be known as the Common Investment Meeting, where the trustees of the city’s ...
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From McDonald's to Goldman Sachs, here are the companies mandating vaccines for all or some employees
A nationwide spike in coronavirus cases is pushing companies to implement vaccine policies for some workers.
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The anti-abortion group that championed Texas' vigilante law is upset 2 people suing over abortion aren't making 'valid attempts to save innocent human lives'
"Both cases are self-serving legal stunts," said John Seago, the legislative director of Texas Right to Life, to the New York Times.
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