Special report: Biden talks global COVID-19 vaccine effort

Special report: Biden talks global COVID-19 vaccine effort

Special report: Biden talks global COVID-19 vaccine effort – CBS News Watch CBS News On his first overseas trip since taking office, President Biden announced plans to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to countries in need. CBS News’ John Dickerson anchors our Special Report coverage with CBS News chief White House correspondent … Read more

China refuses to ease draconian “zero-COVID” policy despite rising cases and human and economic pain

China refuses to ease draconian “zero-COVID” policy despite rising cases and human and economic pain

Beijing – Rumors about it China could loosen its strict “zero COVID” policy, pushed up China’s stock markets and brought a glimmer of hope that life in the country could return to something resembling normal late last week. On Monday morning, however, investors again grappled with the reality that China’s massive economic engine could remain … Read more

Demand for NREGA jobs falls in first half of FY23

Demand for NREGA jobs falls in first half of FY23

Demand for MGNREGA jobs has fallen by 18 percent in the first half of this fiscal year. While 210.02 crore person-days were generated between March and September 2021, during the same period in 2022 it was only 172.48 crore. In 2020-21, during the first wave of the pandemic, it was a record 226.68 crore. Falling … Read more

The US flu season starts quickly as other viruses spread

The US flu season starts quickly as other viruses spread

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. flu season has started unusually quickly, adding to a fall mix of viruses that have filled hospitals and doctors’ waiting rooms. Reports of the flu are already high in 17 states, and hospitalization rates have not been this high this early since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, according to … Read more

Chinese officials signal no change to ‘zero COVID’ policy

Chinese officials signal no change to ‘zero COVID’ policy

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese health officials on Saturday gave no indication of any easing of COVID-19 restrictions after days of speculation that the government was considering changes to a “zero COVID” approach that has hampered economic growth and disrupted daily life. The officials said at a press conference that they would “unwaveringly” stick to the … Read more

Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters increase protection

Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters increase protection

Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 booster significantly boosted adults’ virus-fighting antibodies, the company said Friday, releasing early results from a rigorous study of the new shots. Booster doses adjusted to target the most common omicron strain rolled out in early Septemberand the Food and Drug Administration said the latest data should spur more Americans to get one … Read more

11/6: Krebs, Oster, Crawford – CBS News

11/6: Krebs, Oster, Crawford – CBS News

11/6: Krebs, Oster, Crawford – CBS News Watch CBS News Missed the second half of the show? The latest on cybersecurity and the influence of social media on elections; parenting post-covid; the impact of abortion rights on election day. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. … Read more

Musk’s past tweets reveal clues about Twitter’s new owner

Musk’s past tweets reveal clues about Twitter’s new owner

He may be good at rockets and electric cars, but don’t turn to Elon Musk for public health forecasting. “Probably close to zero new cases also in US by end of April,” the world’s richest man tweeted about COVID-19 in March 2020, just as the pandemic was ramping up. It’s one of many tweets that … Read more

Biden talks about the fight against COVID and announces a doubling of the antiviral pill order

Biden talks about the fight against COVID and announces a doubling of the antiviral pill order

Biden talks fight against COVID, announces doubling of order for antiviral pills – CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden updated the nation on his administration’s efforts to contain COVID-19, announcing that he was doubling and accelerating the U.S. order for a Pfizer antiviral pill, and also that insurance companies would reimburse Americans for home … Read more

Beijing Allowing BioNTech Covid Vaccine Increases Our China-Linked Stocks

Beijing Allowing BioNTech Covid Vaccine Increases Our China-Linked Stocks

Estee Lauder ( EL ) and other club stocks with meaningful exposure to the Chinese economy jumped Friday on news that BioNTech’s ( BNTX ) Covid vaccine will soon be available to foreign residents living in China. We are cautiously optimistic about vaccine development, raising hopes that Beijing will soften its restrictive pandemic policies after … Read more