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Merck ends COVID-19 vaccine program, cites inferior immune responses | Fox Business

Merck ends COVID-19 vaccine program, cites inferior immune responses | Fox Business

Close the sidebarPhysician Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil provides insight into the coronavirus vaccine distribution.Drugmaker on Monday said it will end development of its two vaccines, and will focus pandemic research on treatments, with initial efficacy data on an experimental oral antiviral expected by the end of March.Merck said in a statement it will record a pretax discontinuation charge in the fourth quarter for vaccine candidate V591, which it acquired with the purchase of vaccine maker Themis Bioscience, and V590, developed with nonprofit research organization IAVI.In early trials, both...

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Mexican President López Obrador tests positive for Covid-19

Mexican President López Obrador tests positive for Covid-19

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Jan. 25, 2021, 2:14 AM UTCBy ReutersMEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and that his symptoms were light and he was receiving medical treatment."As always, I am optimistic," said López Obrador, 67, who has resisted wearing a mask.Mexico is in the grip of a second wave of the pandemic, and it has the fourth-highest death toll worldwide.The Health Ministry on Sunday reported 10,872 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 530 deaths,...

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Chile triggers national panic by mistakenly sending tsunami warning after quake

Chile triggers national panic by mistakenly sending tsunami warning after quake

Authorities in Chile have expressed regret for spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica.On Saturday evening at 8:36 p.m., the country's interior ministry tweeted a warning that a magnitude 7.1 earthquake had struck, 216 kilometers (about 134 miles) northeast of the O'Higgins Chilean scientific base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. In its tweet, the ministry called for coastal regions of Antarctica to be evacuated due to a tsunami risk.But the ministry mistakenly sent the message to cellphones...

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More than 150 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus

More than 150 National Guard in Washington for inauguration test positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday.The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures in the city following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, including fences topped with razor wire and checkpoints manned by National Guard.The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the number of National Guard troops who tested positive could rise but was still a small fraction of...

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Chinese aircraft enter Taiwan's air defence zone

Chinese aircraft enter Taiwan's air defence zone

Eight bombers and four fighter jets warned off as missiles deployed to monitor incursionReutersSat 23 Jan 2021 18.23 ESTLast modified on Sat 23 Jan 2021 20.27 ESTEight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the south-western corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, the island’s defence ministry said.China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has conducted almost daily flights over the waters between the southern part of Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South...

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German scientists make paralyzed mice walk again

German scientists make paralyzed mice walk again

Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission.German researchers have enabled mice paralyzed after spinal cord injuries to walk again, re-establishing a neural link hitherto considered irreparable in mammals by using a designer protein injected into the brain.Spinal cord injuries in humans, often caused by sports or traffic accidents, leave them paralyzed because not all of the nerve fibers that carry information between muscles and the brain are able to grow back.But the researchers from Ruhr University Bochum managed to stimulate the paralyzed mice’s nerve cells to regenerate...

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German scientists make paralyzed mice walk again

German scientists make paralyzed mice walk again

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Jan. 22, 2021, 5:56 PM UTCUpdated Jan. 22, 2021, 5:58 PM UTCBy ReutersGerman researchers have enabled mice paralyzed after spinal cord injuries to walk again, re-establishing a neural link hitherto considered irreparable in mammals by using a designer protein injected into the brain.Spinal cord injuries in humans, often caused by sports or traffic accidents, leave them paralyzed because not all of the nerve fibers that carry information between muscles and the brain are able to grow back.But the researchers...

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Indian state renames dragon fruit to avoid association with China

Indian state renames dragon fruit to avoid association with China

The Indian state of Gujarat has decided to change the name of dragon fruit, claiming that the original name was associated with China, which drew derision from the country's opposition on Wednesday."The Gujarat government has decided ... the word dragon fruit is not appropriate, and is associated with China. The fruit's shape is like a lotus, and hence we have given it a new Sanskrit name, kamalam. There is nothing political about it," Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani told media on Tuesday.Gujarat is the home state of . The lotus, or kamal as it is called in Hindi, is the symbol of...

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Google says it will remove search function in Australia if media code becomes law

Google says it will remove search function in Australia if media code becomes law

Key Points Google said on Friday it would block its search engine in Australia if the government proceeds with a new code that would force it and to pay media companies for the right to use their content.Google's threat escalates a battle with publishers such as News Corp that is being closely watched around the world. The search giant had warned that its 19 million Australian users would face degraded search and YouTube experiences if the new code were enforced.Australia is on course to pass laws that would make tech giants negotiate payments with local publishers and broadcasters for...

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Biden revokes Keystone XL permit in blow to Canada's oil sector

Biden revokes Keystone XL permit in blow to Canada's oil sector

AdvertisementCALGARY, ALBERTA --U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked the permit needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline (KXL), dashing Ottawa's hopes of salvaging the $8 billion project that the struggling Canadian crude sector has long supported.The move represents another set-back for the beleaguered Canadian energy industry, kills thousands of jobs and marks an early bump in Biden's relationship with Canada, a key trading partner. Biden had long promised to scrap the permit.Kirsten Hillman, Canada's ambassador to Washington, told CTV that Ottawa was "very...

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Mahmoud Abbas announces first Palestinian elections in 15 years

Mahmoud Abbas announces first Palestinian elections in 15 years

Legislative polls to be held in May, presidential election set for JulyReutersFri 15 Jan 2021 20.52 ESTLast modified on Fri 15 Jan 2021 20.55 ESTThe Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has announced parliamentary and presidential elections, the first in 15 years, in an effort to heal long-standing internal divisions.The move is widely seen as a response to criticism of the democratic legitimacy of Palestinian political institutions, including Abbas’s presidency.It also comes days before the inauguration of the US president-elect, Joe Biden, with whom the Palestinians want to reset...

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Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps

(CNN)A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people.The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 shelters -- home to about 3,500 people -- were either totally or partially destroyed in the blaze, as well as 150 shops and a facility belonging to a non-profit organization.Photographs and video provided to Reuters by a Rohingya refugee in Nayapara Camp showed families sifting through charred corrugated iron sheets for salvage. But little remained of the camp, which had stood...

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Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19, hopeful for Australian Open

Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19, hopeful for Australian Open

Skip to navigation<>Former world No. 1 has tested positive for COVID-19 but is hopeful he can still compete in the Australian Open next month, organisers announced on Thursday.Murray, 33, was awarded a wildcard by organisers to play in the main draw of the year's first Grand Slam in Melbourne."Andy Murray has advised that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating at home in the UK," Tennis Australia said in a ."Unfortunately this means he will be unable to join the official AO charter flights arriving in Australia in the coming days to go through the quarantine period with the...

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Italy targets violent clan in biggest mafia trial in decades

Italy targets violent clan in biggest mafia trial in decades

Lamezia Terme, Italy,One of Italy's largest-ever trials kicked off on Wednesday, with more than 320 suspected mobsters and their associates facing an array of charges, including extortion, drug trafficking and theft.The case targets the , which is based in Calabria, the toe of Italy's boot, and is considered by prosecutors to be the most powerful mafia group in the country, easily eclipsing the more famous Cosa Nostra gang in Sicily.The trial is being held in a converted call-center in the Calabrian city of Lamezia Terme, with defendants placed in metal cages and rows of desks set up for...

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Palestinians strike four COVID-19 vaccine deals, with 'emergency approval' for Russia's Sputnik V - Palestinians

Palestinians strike four COVID-19 vaccine deals, with 'emergency approval' for Russia's Sputnik V - Palestinians

Published on 11.01.2021Published on 11.01.2021The Palestinian Authority has reached agreements with four vaccine companies, which has included granting “emergency approval” for the Russian coronavirus vaccine to be administered in its territory, covering up to 70 percent of the population, Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said on Monday.Although Al-Kaila’s statement didn’t specify when the vaccines would arrive, the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is responsible for marketing Sputnik V abroad, said the first shipment is expected to arrive next month, with all deliveries...

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US supreme court reinstates restrictions on abortion pill

US supreme court reinstates restrictions on abortion pill

Justices lift order that had suspended rule requiring in-person visits during Covid crisisReutersWed 13 Jan 2021 05.28 ESTLast modified on Wed 13 Jan 2021 05.49 ESTThe has reinstated a requirement that women visit a hospital or clinic to obtain a drug used for medication-induced abortions, lifting an order by a lower court allowing the drug to be posted or delivered during the coronavirus pandemic.The justices granted a request by the to lift a federal judge’s July order that had suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rule requiring in-person visits.The pandemic is still raging...

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Mexico publishes medicinal cannabis regulation, step toward world's largest legal market

Mexico publishes medicinal cannabis regulation, step toward world's largest legal market

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.Jan. 13, 2021, 3:23 PM UTCBy ReutersMEXICO CITY - Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday published rules to regulate the use of medicinal cannabis, a major step in a broader reform to create the world’s largest legal cannabis market in the Latin American country.The new regulation was signed off by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and will now allow pharmaceutical companies to begin doing medical research on cannabis products.The cannabis reform taking place includes the recreational use of marijuana, and...

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Trump denies any responsibility for his supporters' Congress attack

Trump denies any responsibility for his supporters' Congress attack

Loading...MarketplaceNewKevin Lamarque, ReutersLoading...JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump, facing impeachment on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" on Tuesday denied responsibility for his supporters' and said his remarks before the siege were appropriate.The Republican president told reporters that his speech before Wednesday's assault — in which he urged supporters to march on the Capitol and fight — had been analyzed by unnamed others, who he said believed it was "totally appropriate.""If you read my speech ... what I said was totally...

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Malaysia's king declares state of emergency to curb spread of Covid-19

Malaysia's king declares state of emergency to curb spread of Covid-19

Malaysia's king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to curb the spread of , a move that bolsters Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's precarious hold on power, and forestalls any attempt by opponents to force an early election.In a televised address on Tuesday, Muhyiddin said the parliament will be suspended for a stipulated period of time, and that elections would not be held during the emergency, which could last until August 1."Let me assure you, the civilian government will continue to function. The emergency proclaimed by the king is not a military coup and curfew will not...

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Paypal says it blocked Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo

Paypal says it blocked Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo

Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxBusiness.com.PayPal Holdings Inc said on Monday it has blocked the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo after it helped raise funds for people who attended last week’s event in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.Continue Reading BelowTickerSecurityLastChangeChange %PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC.237.50-4.96-2.05%The digital payments processor also confirmed to Reuters that it closed an account held by Ali Alexander, one of the organizers of the gathering. The news was reported earlier by...

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Japan finds new coronavirus variant in travellers from Brazil

Japan finds new coronavirus variant in travellers from Brazil

TOKYO --A new coronavirus variant has been detected in four travellers from Brazil's Amazonas state, Japan's Health Ministry said on Sunday, the latest new mutation of the virus discovered.A ministry official said studies were underway into the efficacy of vaccines against the new variant, which differs from highly infectious variants first found in Britain and South Africa that have driven a surge in cases."At the moment, there is no proof showing the new variant found in those from Brazil is high in infectiousness," Takaji Wakita, head of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases,...

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Six gorilla rangers killed in ambush at DR Congo's Virunga national park

Six gorilla rangers killed in ambush at DR Congo's Virunga national park

Previous attacks against rangers blamed on militias fighting to control land and natural resourcesReutersSun 10 Jan 2021 19.35 ESTArmed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga national park, a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas, the park said.The identity of the assailants was not immediately clear, said Olivier Mukisya, a Virunga spokesman. Previous attacks against the rangers have been blamed on various militias who fight to control land and natural resources in eastern Congo.“We confirm this...

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New coronavirus variant first seen in Britain confirmed in Mexico

New coronavirus variant first seen in Britain confirmed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY --The new variant of the coronavirus first detected in Britain has been confirmed in Mexico for the first time, health officials in northern Tamaulipas state said in a statement on Sunday, adding a new layer of concern to an already severe national outbreak.A 56-year-old man who flew on Dec. 29 from Mexico City to the city of Matamoros, just south of the U.S.-Mexico border, tested positive for the new nariant, according to Tamaulipas Health Minister Gloria Molina.The man was described as an "international traveller," and his name and nationality were not disclosed.The...

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Spain paralyzed by snowstorm, sends out vaccine, food convoys

Spain paralyzed by snowstorm, sends out vaccine, food convoys

(CNN)The Spanish government will send convoys carrying the and food supplies on Sunday to areas cut off by Storm Filomena which brought the heaviest snowfall in decades across central Spain and killed four people.In the Madrid area, rescuers reached 1,500 people trapped in cars, while police broke up a large snowball fight after authorities appealed for citizens to stay at home for risk of accidents or spreading coronavirus.Forecasters warned of dangerous conditions in the coming days, with temperatures expected to fall to up to minus 14 Fahrenheit (10 Celsius) next week and the prospect of...

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The Trump administration told a Georgia federal prosecutor to resign because Trump was unhappy with his lack of election fraud investigations

The Trump administration told a Georgia federal prosecutor to resign because Trump was unhappy with his lack of election fraud investigations

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The Trump administration pressured a federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign over his failure to investigate baseless allegations of election fraud in Georgia, according to a .The Justice Department on Tuesday tapped a new federal prosecutor to lead the Atlanta office, a day after the Trump-appointed US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. "BJay" Pak, abruptly resigned.Pak's resignation drew attention because Trump appeared to refer to him...

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