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Merck generic drugmakers to produce cheap versions of COVID 19 pill
Nearly 30 generic drugmakers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East will make cheap versions of Merck Co's MRK.N COVID 19 pill, under a landmark U.N. backed deal to give poorer nations access to a drug that is seen as a weapon in fighting the Nearly 30 generic drugmakers in Asia , Africa ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
COVID 19 news: booster shots of mRNA did not block symptoms
... involved only mild or moderate symptoms, confirming that they are effective in preventing serious illness and death. The findings were published in the medical journal The Lancet , which included a group of seven Germans visiting Cape Town in South Africa who had the first documented breakthrough cases of COVID between late November and early December after receiving three doses of the vaccine, including at least two of the mRNA shots developed by Pfizer PFE and German partner BioNTech SE BNTX ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
China shifts strategy priorities in Africa
Beijing is changing its strategic priorities because of the fact that China's fortunes in Africa are changing with Beijing preoccupied with the slowing economy due to the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic, trade war with the US and others factors, according to Sergio Restelli, trade War with the U Beijing is changing its strategic priorities ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
Vaccine equity key to end pandemic: experts
... current pandemic phase of the coronaviruses epidemic," said top public health experts at a panel at Davos on Tuesday. Over half of the world's population has received a COVID-19 vaccine, but only 7% of the population has been fully vaccinated in Africa , according to World Health Organization 's WHO Emergencies Director Mike Ryan, who said there was a vaccine gap at the World Economic Forum 's virtual Davos Agenda conference. The problem is that we are leaving huge swathes of the world behind....
Updated: 01/20/2022
Vedanta Resources to create $10 billion fund to buy BPCL
... said money will never be a problem. Vedanta Resources , founded in 2003 by Agarwal, has grown its annual revenues from $1 million to over $15 billion in the past decade. As well as its operations in India , the group has mining interests in South Africa and a precious metal refinery and copper rod plant in the United Arab Emirates ' Fujairah Free Zone. It is exploring opportunities for new zinc, gold and magnesium mines in Saudi Arabia . Agarwal said $2 billion worth of investment will be needed ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
China offloads 4 million barrels of Iranian oil into reserves
... risks of busting U.S. sanctions, Reuters reported in November. In order to avoid the sanctions, Iranian crude has been exported to China marked as oil from Oman , the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia , squeezing out supplies from Brazil and West Africa , traders said. According to shipping data and traders' estimates, imports from Iran have accounted for about 6% of China 's crude oil imports. China was expected to release some stocks from its strategic stockpile around the Lunar New Year, ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
Fed faces challenges as coronavirUS, market tightens
... October, before slipping in recent weeks. Fed officials are hopeful that the pandemic will ease the economy soon, but they will have to live in doubt until it's clear that Omicron variant will decline in the United States as fast as it does in South Africa and as it appears to be doing elsewhere. The Fed is treating signs of sluggish growth as temporary, due to Omicron-related disruptions, according to Natixis chief economist Joseph Lavorgna. This would be a mistake. There is going to be a tighter ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
African CDC says will talk to Merck about COVID treatment pill
Jan 20 Reuters - Africa's top public health body plans to talk to Merck about its molnupiravir treatment pill for COVID 19, although talks with Pfizer about its Paxlovid medication are more advanced, it said on Thursday. Jan 20 Reuters - Africa's top public health body ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
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