Politics

The F.D.A.’s vaccine advisory committee is set to consider Pfizer booster shots on Friday.

The Food and Drug Administration’s independent panel of vaccine advisers is set to meet Friday to discuss the case for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and to vote on whether the agency should approve additional doses for people 16 and older. The meeting and vote, which could significantly influence federal booster policy, come […]

Business

Delta causes jump in U.S. workers sidelined in recent weeks, survey shows

FILE PHOTO: People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, U.S., April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amira Karaoud (Reuters) – The number of people who were unable to work at some point over the previous four weeks or teleworked due to the COVID-19 pandemic rose in August for the first time […]

Business

U.S. second-quarter growth likely to be revised higher after slew of strong data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth for the second quarter is likely to be revised higher following a recent raft of stronger than initially thought data covering that period, which reflected the economy’s reopening amid improved public health.Slideshow ( 2 images )The Commerce Department’s quarterly services survey, or QSS report, on Thursday added to a […]

Politics

To try to spur shots, Biden will again outline strategies to reach those who remain unvaccinated.

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON — With the pace of U.S. coronavirus vaccinations relatively flat, President Biden will call on Tuesday for employers to set up clinics at work and to offer paid time off for workers as part of a renewed push to reach tens of millions of Americans who remain unvaccinated, a White […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Pfizer, AstraZeneca … or Both? A Mixed Approach May Hold Promise.

By Roxanne Khamsi Ms. Khamsi is a science journalist covering Covid-19. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was unclear whether researchers would be able to create a single working vaccine, which makes it all the more surprising that the latest immunization dilemma arises from having multiple vaccine options. Because of unpredictable supply and […]

World News

F.D.A. details failures at a Baltimore plant that led to unusable vaccine doses.

A Baltimore factory that rendered useless 75 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson failed for weeks to seal off a preparation area for vaccine ingredients and allowed production waste to be hauled through the area, the Food and Drug Administration said in a memorandum analyzing the plant’s operations. The memo, […]

World News

Vladimir Putin to get Covid vaccine today – and urges Russians to follow suit

Russian president Vladimir Putin will get a coronavirus vaccine injection today. Putin announced he would get the jab during a televised meeting about the Covid-19 pandemic yesterday, but refused to say which of the Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona ot CoviVac vaccines he would take. The statement comes amid a push by authorities to encourage more Russians […]

World News

Axios Today podcast: The Trump turning point

It's been a whirlwind 36 hours — early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that both he and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. That afternoon, he took Marine One to Walter Reed military hospital. Now, numerous members of the Republican Party and the President's campaign staff have also tested positive for the […]

World News

Where are the world’s coronavirus hotspots?

Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 22 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. About 800,000 people have lost their lives. Cases of the disease are continuing to surge in many countries, while others which had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks are now seeing infections rise again. Confirmed cases around […]

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Iran's mosques to resume daily prayers as lockdown eases

Iran, hit by the deadliest outbreak of the virus, began to loosen restrictions on human interaction in April. Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday, and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would resume daily prayers across the country, even though some areas are seeing high levels of coronavirus infections. Rouhani also said […]