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Explainer-Americans wonder: Which COVID-19 booster is best?
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise: The CDC ...

Walmart, Walgreens U.S. stores roll out Moderna, J&J COVID-19 booster shots
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) -Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Walmart Inc said on Friday their U.S. pharmacies started administering COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, in addition to previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday recommended J&J and Moderna’s booster shots and said Americans can choose a different shot f...

Factbox-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Reuters) - Russia reported a fourth straight daily record of COVID-19 deaths with a week to go before the start of a workplace shutdown ordered by President Vladimir Putin, while Germany’s seven-day incidence rate rose sharply over the past week. * The UK Health Security Agency designated a Delta subvariant called AY.4.2 as a “Variant Under Investigation”, saying on Friday there was some evide...

Doctors urge unvaccinated Hungarians to avoid weekend rallies
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s main doctors’ association on Friday urged Hungarians not immunised against COVID-19 to stay away from mass rallies this weekend amid a rise in cases across central Europe. The region has the European Union’s lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading ...

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows 90.7% efficacy in trial in children
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of five to 11 year olds, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got COVID-19, compared with 3 who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because mor...

EXCLUSIVE-SoftBank in talks to sell French robotics business to Germany's United Robotics -sources
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Oct 22nd, 2021 - TOKYO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp is in talks to sell the Paris-based robotics business behind its Pepper android to Germany’s United Robotics Group, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters, scaling back a business it once touted as a major growth driver. The talks are ongoing and plans could change, said two sources familiar with the matter, who declined to be named ...

BRIEF-UK's MHRA Says Added GBS As Very Rare Side Effect Of AstraZeneca Vaccine
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Oct 21st, 2021 - Oct 21 (Reuters) - UK’s MHRA: * UK MHRA, ON COVID-19 VACCINE ASTRAZENECA, SAYS ADDED GUILLAIN-BARRÉ SYNDROME AS A VERY RARE SIDE EFFECT Further company coverage:

Mexican president favors renewing key Slim concession, eyes prices
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Oct 21st, 2021 - MEXICO CITY, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he favors renewing a telecom concession that helped make Carlos Slim the richest man in Latin America, but added the businessman should keep prices low and connect rural areas to the internet. Mexico’s regulator, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), is due to rule in 2023 on the future of t...

Spain approves LaLiga selling future TV rights to more operators
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Oct 21st, 2021 - MADRID, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Spain’s market watchdog approved on Thursday the Spanish football league’s proposal to sell television rights for future seasons to several operators but rejected the idea of four- or five-year contracts, in a move likely to disappoint LaLiga. LaLiga is preparing a tender to sell its TV rights in Spain from 2022 and has cast around for options varying from the current...

UPDATE 1-Sweden's Cementa warns of rationing as fate of Slite plant hangs in balance
https://www.reuters.com/article/sweden-cement-heidelbergcemnt/update-1-swedens-cementa-warns-of-rationing-as-fate-of-slite-plant-hangs-in-balance-idUSL8N2RH3Y5

Oct 21st, 2021 - (Adds further Cementa comment, background) STOCKHOLM, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Sweden’s Cementa said on Thursday it was preparing to ration deliveries from December this year due to uncertainty about the future of its Slite plant on Gotland, the source of 75% of the cement used in Sweden’s construction industry. In July, an environmental court in Sweden refused permission for the company, owned by gi...

UPDATE 1-Rentokil quarterly revenue rises on strong pest control demand
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Oct 21st, 2021 - (Adds quote, background, details) Oct 21 (Reuters) - Britain’s Rentokil Initial posted a more than 10% jump in third-quarter ongoing revenue on Thursday, as reopening of businesses following easing of COVID-19 restrictions boosted demand for its pest control services. As vaccinations across the world gather pace and restrictions are lifted in the United States as well as in Europe, its core pes...

Rentokil quarterly revenue rises on strong pest control demand
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Oct 21st, 2021 - Oct 21 (Reuters) - Britain’s Rentokil Initial posted a more than 10% jump in third-quarter ongoing revenue on Thursday, as reopening of businesses following easing of COVID-19 restrictions boosted demand for its pest control services. The company, which offers hand soaps, sanitizers, deep cleaning and pest control services, said ongoing revenue excluding disinfection for the three months to Sep...

BRIEF-GSK Announces 50 Mln Stg Investment In Renewable Energy And Carbon Reduction
https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-gsk-announces-50-mln-stg-investmen/brief-gsk-announces-50-mln-stg-investment-in-renewable-energy-and-carbon-reduction-idUSFWN2RG1CY

Oct 20th, 2021 - Oct 20 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC: * GSK- ANNOUNCES £50M INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY AND CARBON REDUCTION AT MAJOR UK AND US MANUFACTURING SITES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

BRIEF-Viome Life Sciences Announces Expansion Of Collaboration With GSK
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Oct 20th, 2021 - Oct 20 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC: * VIOME LIFE SCIENCES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF COLLABORATION WITH GSK INTO NEW THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS FOR CANCERS AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Spain's cement exports fall 6% in Sept. as power prices dent output
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Oct 20th, 2021 - Oct 20 (Reuters) - Spain’s cement exports fell 5.9% in September from the same month last year, pushed by surging electricity prices that have forced many plants to slow or halt activity, industry group Oficemen said on Wednesday. September’s exports of 482,241 tonnes were 30,000 tonnes fewer than in the same period last year. Electricity bills play a key role in the industry’s variable product...

UPDATE 2-Pandemic demand lifts medical equipment maker Getinge
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Oct 20th, 2021 - (Adds CEO comment, shares, background) STOCKHOLM, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Swedish medical equipment maker Getinge posted forecast-beating profits and strong order intake on Wednesday, boosting its shares which have almost doubled this year. Getinge has seen rising demand in parts of its business during the pandemic, including an initial rush for its ventilators and extracorporeal membrane oxygenatio...

BRIEF-Credit Suisse Announces Settlements For Legacy Issues With Regards To Mozambique And Resolves The Case On Past Observation Activities
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Oct 19th, 2021 - Oct 19 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG: * CREDIT SUISSE GROUP ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENTS FOR LEGACY ISSUES WITH REGARDS TO MOZAMBIQUE AND RESOLVES THE CASE ON PAST OBSERVATION ACTIVITIES * CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG - NOTED TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT BY FINMA THAT IT HAS CONCLUDED ITS ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS RELATED TO PAST OBSERVATION ACTIVITIES * CREDIT SUISSE-IN TERMS OF LOAN FINANCING FOR MOZAMBIQUE,CO...

BRIEF-UK's FCA Says Credit Suisse Fined $200,664,504; Undertakes TO FCA To Forgive $200 Mln Of Mozambican Debt
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Oct 19th, 2021 - Oct 19 (Reuters) - * FCA- CREDIT SUISSE FINED £147,190,276 (US$200,664,504) AND UNDERTAKES TO THE FCA TO FORGIVE US$200 MILLION OF MOZAMBICAN DEBT Source text : Further company coverage:

Many Indians skipping second COVID shot despite record vaccine stocks
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Oct 19th, 2021 - NEW DELHI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A “sizeable number” of people in India have not taken their second COVID-19 vaccine dose by the due date despite adequate supplies, the health ministry said on Tuesday, as new infections fell to their lowest since early March. Daily shots have averaged 5 million this month, a fifth of September’s peak, though states are sitting on record stocks of more than 100 mil...

BRIEF-EMA Approves New Manufacturing Sites, New Formulation For Biontech/Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
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Oct 18th, 2021 - Oct 18 (Reuters) - European Medicines Agency: * EMA: NEW MANUFACTURING SITES AND NEW FORMULATION APPROVED FOR COVID-19 VACCINE FROM BIONTECH/PFIZER: 18/10/2021 * EMA SAYS ONE SITE, LOCATED IN MONZA, ITALY, IS OPERATED BY PATHEON ITALIA S.P.A. OTHER IN ANAGNI, ALSO IN ITALY, IS OPERATED BY CATALENT ANAGNI S.R.L * EMA SAYS RECOMMENDATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE A EUROPEAN COMMISSION DECISION AND SITES CA...