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Canada to require people arriving by air to take COVID-19 tests; measure excludes U.S. flights
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-canada/canada-to-ban-travelers-from-nigeria-malawi-egypt-over-omicron-concerns-toronto-star-idUSKBN2IF2AP

Nov 30th, 2021 - OTTAWA (Reuters) -Canada, seeking to halt the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, will require people arriving by air from all nations except the United States to take a COVID-19 test, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said on Tuesday. Ottawa is also expanding a ban on travelers from southern Africa to cover three more nations, bringing the total to 10. Canada has identified six people wi...

BRIEF-Goldman Sachs Chief Warns New York City's Future ‘Not Guaranteed’ - FT
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-goldman-sachs-chief-warns-new-york/brief-goldman-sachs-chief-warns-new-york-citys-future-not-guaranteed-ft-idUSFWN2SL17A

Nov 30th, 2021 - Nov 30 (Reuters) - * GOLDMAN SACHS CHIEF WARNS NEW YORK CITY’S FUTURE ‘NOT GUARANTEED’ - FT * DAVID SOLOMON SAYS HIGH TAXES THREATEN NEW YORK’S STATUS AS GLOBAL BUSINESS DESTINATION- FT Further company coverage:

Factbox-Countries weigh need for booster COVID-19 shots
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-booster/factbox-countries-weigh-need-for-booster-covid-19-shots-idUSKBN2IF201

Nov 30th, 2021 - (Reuters) - Many countries are rolling out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but there is no consensus among scientists that they are necessary and the World Health Organization wants the most vulnerable people worldwide to be fully vaccinated first. Concern over the Omicron coronavirus variant has led some countries to expand their booster programmes. Here are some of the options countries and r...

U.S. FDA panel to weigh Merck's COVID-19 antiviral drug
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-treatments-merck/u-s-fda-panel-to-weigh-mercks-covid-19-antiviral-drug-idUSL4N2SK3L5

Nov 30th, 2021 - Nov 30 (Reuters) - A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will vote later on Tuesday on whether to recommend authorization of Merck & Co’s antiviral pill to treat COVID-19. The U.S. drugmaker reported on Friday that the oral medicine’s efficacy in reducing hospitalizations and deaths had dropped to 30% with data available from over 1,400 patients in its late-stage s...

Threatened by Omicron, EU states urged to test more as some lag
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-eu-testing/threatened-by-omicron-eu-states-urged-to-test-more-as-some-lag-idUSL8N2SK5N6

Nov 30th, 2021 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s health commissioner has urged governments to boost efforts to detect coronavirus mutations, as some lag behind even as the new Omicron variant is detected around the bloc. The variant first found in southern Africa has now been identified in several European countries, but it is hard to track its spread as various countries do not carry out sufficient g...

Singapore to restrict arrivals from South Africa, nearby states over COVID-19 variant
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-singapore-variant-idUSL4N2SH1GU

Nov 26th, 2021 - SINGAPORE, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Singapore will restrict arrivals from south Africa and countries nearby in an effort to keep out a new COVID-19 variant, its health ministry said on Friday. All non-Singaporean or non-permanent residents with recent travel history to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe will be denied entry or transit through Singapore, it sa...

BRIEF-EMA Approves Comirnaty COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Aged 5 To 11
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-ema-approves-comirnaty-covid-19-va/brief-ema-approves-comirnaty-covid-19-vaccine-for-children-aged-5-to-11-idUSFWN2SG0JN

Nov 25th, 2021 - Nov 25 (Reuters) - European Medicines Agency: * EMA ON PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE: COMIRNATY COVID-19 VACCINE: EMA RECOMMENDS APPROVAL FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 TO 11 * EMA SAYS THE VACCINE, DEVELOPED BY BIONTECH AND PFIZER, IS ALREADY APPROVED FOR USE IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGED 12 AND ABOVE. * EMA SAYS IN CHILDREN FROM 5 TO 11 YEARS OF AGE, DOSE OF COMIRNATY WILL BE LOWER THAN THAT USED IN PEOPLE AGED...

Modern Epidemics: From the Spanish Flu to COVID-19
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/12/21-1312_article

Nov 21st, 2021 - Figure Figure. Modern Epidemics: From the Spanish Flu to COVID-19 In Modern Epidemics: From the Spanish Flu to COVID-19, Salvador Macip presents an ambitiously comprehensive overview of human diseases (Figure). This updated version, translated into English by Julie Wark, provides an accessible introduction to the microbes that cause harm, the science behind treatment and prevention, and the cha...

Germany in talks with Pfizer and others on COVID medicines - minister
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-drugs-pfizer-minister/germany-in-talks-with-pfizer-and-others-on-covid-medicines-minister-idUSS8N2QS000

Nov 19th, 2021 - BERLIN, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Germany is in negotiations with Pfizer about possibly buying its experimental antiviral pill to treat COVID-19, and is also talking to other companies that are developing promising medicines, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Friday. “We’re in talks with Pfizer, with MSD, also with all the others ... all those who have promising medicines,” Spahn told a news conferen...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 556,077,145 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of Nov 16
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-says-delivered-556077145-do/brief-u-s-cdc-says-delivered-556077145-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-as-of-nov-16-idUSL4N2S73YE

Nov 16th, 2021 - Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 556,077,145 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 16 VERSUS 553,705,305 DOSES DELIVERED AS OF NOV 15 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 443,374,199 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 16 VERSUS 442,005,260 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF NOV 15 * U.S. CDC SAYS 227,691,941 INDIVIDUALS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 16 VERSUS ...

Norway suspects bird flu found at second farm
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-birdflu-norway/norway-suspects-bird-flu-found-at-second-farm-idUSL8N2S74I2

Nov 16th, 2021 - OSLO (Reuters) - Norway reported on Tuesday a suspected outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu at a second farm, just days after the country’s first confirmed case led to a cull of some 7,000 poultry. The two farms are neighbours in the Rogaland county of south-west Norway, a key farming region, the country’s Food Safety Authority said in a statement. The poultry on the second farm will al...

Japan confirms H5N8 strain in third bird flu outbreak in the country
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-birdflu-japan/japan-confirms-h5n8-strain-in-third-bird-flu-outbreak-in-the-country-idUSL4N2S71UQ

Nov 16th, 2021 - TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has confirmed the highly pathogenic bird flu subtype H5N8 was detected at a poultry farm in the third outbreak of avian influenza in the country this winter, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. The outbreak was discovered on Monday at a farm with about 11,000 egg-laying chickens in Izumi City in Kagoshima prefecture in southwestern Japan, the ministry said in a sta...

Biden to name Robert Califf to lead U.S. FDA -White House
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Nov 12th, 2021 - WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S President Joe Biden on Friday said he would nominate former commissioner Robert Califf to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration once more. “Dr. Robert Califf is one of the most experienced clinical trialists in the country, and has the experience and expertise to lead the Food and Drug Administration during a critical time in our nation’s fight to put an ...

Factbox-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 251.9 million, death toll at 5,331,860
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-casualties/factbox-worldwide-coronavirus-cases-cross-247-14-million-death-toll-at-5237744-idUSKBN2HN0C5

Nov 12th, 2021 - (Reuters) - More than 251.9 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 5,331,860 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open tmsnrt.rs/2FThSv7 in an exter...

BRIEF-European Commission Approves COVID-19 Vaccine Contract With Valneva
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-european-commission-approves-covid/brief-european-commission-approves-covid-19-vaccine-contract-with-valneva-idUSFWN2S11T8

Nov 10th, 2021 - Nov 10 (Reuters) - European Commission: * EC: CORONAVIRUS: COMMISSION APPROVES CONTRACT WITH VALNEVA TO SECURE A NEW POTENTIAL VACCINE * EC SAYS CONTRACT WITH VALNEVA PROVIDES FOR POSSIBILITY FOR ALL EU MEMBER STATES TO PURCHASE ALMOST 27 MILLION DOSES IN 2022 * EC SAYS DEAL INCLUDES POSSIBILITY TO ADAPT VACCINE TO NEW VARIANT STRAINS, AND FOR MEMBER STATES TO MAKE FURTHER ORDER OF UP TO 33 MIL...

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Reports Total Deaths Of 753,564 Due To Coronavirus As Of Yesterday
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-reports-total-deaths-of-753/brief-u-s-cdc-reports-total-deaths-of-753564-due-to-coronavirus-as-of-yesterday-idUSL4N2S04DF

Nov 9th, 2021 - Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC REPORTS TOTAL DEATHS OF 753,564 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AS OF YESTERDAY VERSUS 752,196 IN PREVIOUS REPORT ON NOV 8 * U.S. CDC REPORTS TOTAL NOVEL CORONAVIRUS CASES OF 46,541,113 AS OF YESTERDAY VERSUS 46,405,253 IN PREVIOUS REPORT ON NOV 8

BRIEF-U.S. CDC Says Delivered 536,665,505 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine As Of Nov 9
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-us-cdc-says-delivered-536665505-do/brief-u-s-cdc-says-delivered-536665505-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-as-of-nov-9-idUSL4N2S04D9

Nov 9th, 2021 - Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. CDC: * U.S. CDC SAYS DELIVERED 536,665,505 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 9 VERSUS 534,086,695 DOSES DELIVERED AS OF NOV 8 * U.S. CDC SAYS ADMINISTERED 433,156,393 DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE AS OF NOV 9 VERSUS 432,111,860 DOSES ADMINISTERED AS OF NOV 8 * U.S. CDC SAYS 194,168,611 INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 AS OF NOV 9 VERSUS 194,001,108 IN...

UPDATE 2-Brakes maker Brembo warns of extended order volatility
https://www.reuters.com/article/brembo-results/update-2-brakes-maker-brembo-warns-of-extended-order-volatility-idUSL8N2S041G

Nov 9th, 2021 - * Brembo trims guidance on full-year profit margin * Reports 10% drop in third-quarter core profit * Cites chip shortage and higher raw material costs * Shares down 2.2% (Recasts, adds executive quotes) MILAN, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A global microchip shortage causing order volatility as it plays havoc with automakers will continue next year, Brembo’s executive deputy chairman said on Tuesday after ...

Exclusive-Amid spike in cases, EU to shortly approve first COVID antibody drugs - sources
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-eu-antibody-drugs/exclusive-amid-spike-in-cases-eu-to-shortly-approve-first-covid-antibody-drugs-sources-idUSL1N2S00ZV

Nov 9th, 2021 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union drugs regulator is set to authorise the use of two monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 patients in coming days, two EU sources told Reuters, in its first approvals of such therapies. The authorisations would come as the bloc faces a new surge in infections and hospitalisations despite high vaccination levels in many countries. The European Medicines A...

EXCLUSIVE-Amid spike in cases, EU to shortly approve first COVID antibody drugs - sources
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-eu-antibody-drugs/exclusive-amid-spike-in-cases-eu-to-shortly-approve-first-covid-antibody-drugs-sources-idUSL8N2S03RC

Nov 9th, 2021 - * EMA to approve Regeneron-Roche cocktail of monoclonal antibodies * EU agency to authorise also Celltrion’s antibody therapy * Full marketing authorisations expected this week - source BRUSSELS, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The European Union drugs regulator is set to authorise the use of two monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 patients in coming days, two EU sources told Reuters, in its first approv...