Tag: life sciences

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

Thailand Once Shut Out Covid-19 but Is Now Pivoting to Living With It

Last year, Thailand was one of the world’s top performers at fighting the coronavirus. It sacrificed the tourism dollars that normally buoy its economy to...

Palestinians Scrap Pfizer Vaccine Swap With Israel

TEL AVIV—The Palestinian Authority on Friday pulled out of a swap of Pfizer -BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine with Israel, citing concerns about the quality of an...

European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the delta variant of COVID-19 as one “of concern,” underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant...

Start exercising at this age to save up to $1,874 a year on health care costs in retirement: report

Break a sweat in early adulthood to keep medical expenses from breaking the bank later in life.  That’s the key takeaway in an analysis of...

New York lifts nearly all pandemic restrictions as single-dose vaccination rate passes 70%

Seventy percent of adults in New York state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for the vast majority...

U.S. weekly IPO market braces for 15 deals, and home DNA-test maker 23andMe shares to start trading

An earlier version of this report said 23andMe would start trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. It will start trading on Thursday on...

G-7 Leaders Rally to Biden’s Call to Challenge China

CARBIS BAY, England—Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies called on China to respect human rights but stopped short of an outright condemnation of...

Biden Meets With G-7 Leaders in England, Hoping to Repair Frayed Ties

ST. IVES, England—World leaders gathered in southwestern England for a summit of the Group of Seven leading economies, where wealthy countries planned to collectively donate...

The Global Logistics Logjam Shifts From Suez to Shenzhen

HONG KONG—As Western economies roar back to life, a fresh wave of Covid-19 clusters in Asia—where vaccination campaigns remain in their early stages—is creating new...

Biden, Johnson Chart Path for U.S.-U.K. Ties

PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to counter the influence of autocratic states during their first in-person meeting Thursday and looked...

Poor Countries to Urge G-7 Members to Share More Covid-19 Vaccines

Public-health officials and leaders in developing-world countries are expected to press the Group of Seven countries to commit to large donations of Covid-19 vaccines and billions in...

U.S. inflation is still climbing and now higher labor costs are adding to the pressure

Surging U.S. inflation tied to reopening of the economy is supposed to start to fade by the end of the year, but rising wages threaten...

Europe Pushes Alternative to U.S.-Backed Covid-19 Vaccine Patent-Waiver Plan

The European Union is pushing back hard against U.S.-backed calls to temporarily waive intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, preparing a rival plan that officials...

Developed Countries Lock Up Covid-19 Vaccines Through 2023

The European Union, Canada and other developed countries have signed deals to get hundreds of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines and boosters over the...

WHO Seeks More Funding for Covid-19 Vaccines, Endorses Sinovac’s Shot

GENEVA—The World Health Organization called Tuesday for $50 billion in funding from wealthy nations to buy vaccine doses for developing countries, saying that “countless lives”...

Foreign Governments Request Covid-19 Vaccine Doses as U.S. Prepares to Share

Countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have petitioned the U.S. for Covid-19 vaccines as the Biden administration prepares to share 80 million...

European Union Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Adolescents

The European Union’s health agency approved the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years...

Figs IPO: 5 things to know about the healthcare apparel company before it goes public

Figs Inc., an apparel and lifestyle company for healthcare workers, has filed to take the company public, eight years after the co-founders started the company...

France Suspects Russian Role in Campaign to Discredit Pfizer Vaccine

PARIS—French counterintelligence authorities are investigating whether the Russian government was behind an attempt to pay high-profile health and science bloggers to sow public doubts about...

8 sunscreens dermatologists and skincare pros say you should try

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India’s Covid-19 Crisis Tests the World’s Back Offices

India’s giant outsourcing firms are facing a two-front challenge: protecting the health of millions of employees as the nation suffers the world’s worst Covid-19 crisis,...

U.S. Will Provide Covid-19 Vaccines to 550,000 South Korean Troops Engaged With U.S. Forces

President Biden said Friday the U.S. will provide Covid-19 vaccines to 550,000 South Korean troops working in close contact with American forces in the region....

Pfizer’s next play: A vaccine maker and pandemic ‘partner’ to governments

Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine is on track to generate a whopping $26 billion in sales this year, making it the drug maker’s top-selling drug and...