Tag: U.S. Economy

Op-ed: Why the U.S.-China duo is the most significant, and potentially the most perilous, bilateral relationship in human history

The U.S. and China represent the most significant – and potentially most perilous – bilateral relationship in human history.  Given that reality, neither side is managing their rising tensions with adequate skill or durable strategy. That’s the way Stephen Heintz of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund put it in a conversation with me a couple of […]

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FDA panel unanimously recommends Moderna Covid booster shots for at-risk adults

A key Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended giving booster shots of Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccine to people ages 65 and older and other vulnerable Americans. The vote was a crucial step before the U.S. can start administering third shots to some of the more than 69 million people who originally received […]

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U.S. moves closer to clearing Moderna and J&J Covid booster shots this week

Anjali Sundararaman, a student nurse at San Francisco State University, administers a dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Cuixia Xu during a vaccination clinic at the Southeast Health Center in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco, California on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Stephen Lam | San Francisco Chronicle | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images […]

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Latin America and Caribbean Islands have vaccinated just 37% of populations against Covid, WHO officials say

A maquiladora worker receives a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at a Lear Corp. factory in Ciudad Jurez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on Tuesday August, 23, 2021. Paul Ratje | Bloomberg | Getty Images Just 37% of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, almost half the rate […]

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Business insolvencies set to rise globally in 2022 — first time since Covid pandemic, research shows

Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past an out-of-business sign outside a retail store in Harlem, New York City on August 25, 2020. Noam Galai | Getty Images Business insolvencies are set to rise in 2022 as governments withdraw support measures that have helped companies stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report […]

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Op-ed: Biden needs to act now to shore up economic foreign policy to restore confidence in U.S. leadership

The Biden administration should act to correct its post-Afghanistan foreign policy malaise by embracing economic agreements that rally its global partners and restore confidence in U.S. leadership.   That effort should begin, but not end, with an embrace and expansion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP, to include the United […]

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Fauci says FDA will review Merck’s new Covid treatment ‘as quickly as they possibly can’

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration will review data on Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics’ new Covid oral antiviral “as quickly as they possibly can” in hopes of issuing an emergency use authorization. The companies said their antiviral treatment, molnupiravir, reduced the risk of hospitalization or […]

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CDC director says U.S. Covid deaths among pregnant women peaked in August

A Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound Kemal Yildirim | E+ | Getty Images Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday that Covid-19 deaths among pregnant women reached a record high of 21 in August, urging expectant mothers to get vaccinated against the virus. Just 31% of pregnant women nationwide are […]

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Fauci says data from NIH’s mix-and-match Covid vaccine booster trials will soon be ready

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021. Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters White House chief medical […]

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