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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...

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...

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...

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...

Pfizer is making the case for COVID-19 booster shots, but Fauci says we don’t need a third dose yet

A very public regulatory debate about COVID-19 booster shots has seemingly put Pfizer at odds with federal health officials who say it’s not necessary to...

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...

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...

The Delta variant is now surging in Germany as concern grows in Europe

The Delta variant is now spreading in Germany amid warnings it could account for 90% of cases in Europe by August. The variant, first identified...

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...

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...

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...

Here’s what employers are NOT allowed to do to entice workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Answer: When the deep-fried treat is dangled as an enticement to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Government officials, companies and employers keep trying to persuade vaccine...

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...

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...

EU expects to take delivery of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of September, agrees on digital certificate for travelers

The European Union, which has been lagging in getting its 450 million citizens vaccinated against COVID-19, expects to take delivery of 1 billion vaccine doses...

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,...