Tag: life sciences

European stocks push back toward record highs; aluminum producers surge after coup

European stocks jumped out of the gates on Monday, tracking gains out of Asia as investors took the view that weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data last...

European regulator sees ‘no urgent need’ for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday that there is no “urgent need” for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis...

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

Lack of diversity in patent holders means ‘half of the population’ isn’t getting needs met, economist Lisa Cook says

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. Innovation holds the promise...

Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Are on the Rise in the U.S., Europe

MILAN—As Covid-19 vaccine mandates proliferate in the U.S. and Europe, so are swindlers selling bogus vaccination certificates. The U.S. government has said federal workers must...

Mexico Sues Major Gun Makers in U.S. Court

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s government is suing a group of U.S.-based weapons manufacturers in U.S. federal court, arguing that the companies actively facilitate the trafficking of guns...

WHO Calls for Halt to Covid-19 Booster Shots

The World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on Covid-19 booster shots until at least the end of September to address a shortfall in...

Israel to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots to Elderly as Delta Cases Rise

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of a booster shot of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 60 and over starting Sunday, after early data...

EU Overtakes U.S. in Covid-19 Vaccines as Delta Variant Spreads

MILAN—The European Union passed the U.S. in Covid-19 vaccinations, with the continent inoculating people at a sustained pace and America struggling to persuade vaccine holdouts...

‘Industrial Policy’ Is Back: The West Dusts Off Old Idea to Counter China

The U.S. and its allies have long pressed China to stop helping favored industries with subsidies, government preferences and other interventions. Now they are beginning...

FOMC statement for July – MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum...

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

Tokyo Sets Daily Record for Covid-19 Cases as Olympics Roll On

TOKYO—Tokyo on Tuesday set a daily record for Covid-19 cases, reporting 2,848 new infections on the fifth day of the Summer Olympics in the Japanese...

As Overdoses Surge, a Canadian Province Is Giving Out Drugs

VANCOUVER—The Canadian province of British Columbia is responding to a surge in overdose deaths with a novel strategy: It is giving out opioids. The province’s...

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose...

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine may not perform as well against Delta variant, says study

The one-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is much less effective against the Delta variant than it is against the original version of COVID-19, according to...

Facebook refutes White House criticism over vaccine misinformation, decries ‘finger pointing’

After coming under fire from President Joe Biden and the U.S. surgeon general, who both said last week that misinformation on social media is killing...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

Australia’s Delta Outbreak Shows Vaccines Protect Against Hospitalization

SYDNEY—Early data from Australia’s outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant suggest that two vaccine doses offer significant protection against severe illness and hospitalization. Health authorities in...

Ohio, California, New York and Michigan are dangling million-dollar lotteries to get people vaccinated — but will it work?

At the start of this year, demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpaced supply. The chances of winning the lottery felt higher than getting a vaccine appointment....

World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Swap Sends Israel’s Expiring Supply to South Korea

Israel sent about 700,000 expiring Pfizer -BioNTech shots to South Korea, in what is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine swap. South Korea, which has received...

Pfizer Vaccine Less Effective Against Delta Infections but Prevents Severe Illness, Israeli Data Show

TEL AVIV—Data from Israel suggest Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine is less effective at protecting against infections caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 but retains its...

Brazil Opens Criminal Probe Into President Over Indian Vaccine Deal

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized prosecutors to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro over accusations he ignored alleged irregularities in his government’s procurement process to buy India’s...