Tether’s CEO: from IT sales to calling the shots in crypto land

Tether’s CEO: from IT sales to calling the shots in crypto land

The chief executive of Tether ran a company that faced a string of lawsuits in China over unpaid bills and fines for late tax payments before he helped launch the contentious stablecoin now at the heart of the crypto industry.As crypto has moved from finance’s fringes to its mainstream, investors have increasingly relied on stablecoins, … Read more

COVID-19 booster shots: What we know about a fourth vaccine dose

COVID-19 booster shots: What we know about a fourth vaccine dose

Could we need four vaccine shots to combat omicron? Sarah Tew/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. More than 100 million people in the US are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot from Pfizer or Moderna, and new groups (including 16 and 17 year … Read more

Mexico’s capital rolls out first COVID-19 booster shots

Mexico's capital rolls out first COVID-19 booster shots

A worker at the U.S. auto parts maker Lear Corporation receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination program for its employees in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezMEXICO CITY, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Mexico City officials will begin offering a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to … Read more

Pfizer COVID pill benefited from research on SARS : Shots

Pfizer COVID pill benefited from research on SARS : Shots

Scientists at Pfizer’s research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP hide caption toggle caption Stew Milne/AP Scientists at Pfizer’s research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP Two new drugs are awaiting authorization from the Food and Drug … Read more

Covid booster shots significantly strengthen immunity, trial finds | Coronavirus

Covid booster shots can dramatically strengthen the body’s immune defences, according to a study that raises hopes of preventing a winter wave of severe disease driven by the Omicron variant.In a study published in the Lancet, researchers on the UK-based Cov-Boost trial measured immune responses in nearly 3,000 people who received one of seven Covid-19 … Read more

Moderna CEO warns COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, spooks markets

Moderna CEO warns COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, spooks markets

Moderna CEO comments on Omicron jolt marketsHong Kong bans non-resident arrivals from more countriesSingapore: 2 travellers to Sydney with Omicron transited ChangiBiden says variant is ’cause for concern, not a cause for panic’HONG KONG/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Drugmaker Moderna’s CEO (MRNA.O) set off fresh alarm bells in financial markets on Tuesday after he warned … Read more

Expanded eligibility boosts U.S. COVID-19 booster shots ahead of holidays

Expanded eligibility boosts U.S. COVID-19 booster shots ahead of holidays

Vials labelled “Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine” are seen in this illustration picture taken May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado RuvicRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 25 (Reuters) – Millions of Americans got COVID-19 booster shots at a near record pace after the Biden administration expanded eligibility last week, but health … Read more

France to announce COVID-19 booster shots for all adults – sources

France to announce COVID-19 booster shots for all adults - sources

A medical worker talks to a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane MaheRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterPARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – France is set to announce that COVID-19 booster shots will be made available to all adults, along with stricter rules on wearing … Read more

Mexico eyes COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, especially for older adults

Mexico eyes COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, especially for older adults

MEXICO CITY, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Mexico will analyze administering booster vaccine doses against COVID-19, especially for older people, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday, softening his previous stance on the need for a third shot.Less than two months ago, Lopez Obrador had rejected suggestions that Mexico should administer a third vaccine shot, … Read more

How mental health conditions can raise COVID risk : Shots

How mental health conditions can raise COVID risk : Shots

Digital generated image of cut out male head multi layered with covid-19 cells inside on blue background. Andriy Onufriyenko/Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andriy Onufriyenko/Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images Digital generated image of cut out male head multi layered with covid-19 cells inside on blue background. Andriy Onufriyenko/Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images Even before the federal government’s … Read more

How to protect vulnerable family members from COVID this Thanksgiving : Shots

How to protect vulnerable family members from COVID this Thanksgiving : Shots

Chanelle Nibbelink for NPR Chanelle Nibbelink for NPR Here’s one thing to be thankful for this year: It’s not Thanksgiving 2020. A year ago vaccines had not yet been approved, daily deaths were rising sharply – surging to more than 2,000 a day by December — and many Americans hunkered down and skipped holiday celebrations … Read more

Two confusing questions about Covid-19 booster shots, answered

Two confusing questions about Covid-19 booster shots, answered

The big Covid topic on everyone’s minds is boosters. On Friday morning, the FDA authorized Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna booster shots for all adults ages 18 and up. And later in the day, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel recommended the CDC follow suit and announce that every fully vaccinated person 18 and above, … Read more

Moderna seeks U.S. authorization of COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

Moderna seeks U.S. authorization of COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

Walmart pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine inside a Walmart department store in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike SegarNov 17 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Wednesday it had applied with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its COVID-19 booster vaccine for all … Read more

WHO calls distribution of Covid boosters a ‘scandal’ as poor nations struggle to get first shots

WHO calls distribution of Covid boosters a 'scandal' as poor nations struggle to get first shots

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a ceremony for the opening of the WHO Academy, in Lyon, France, September 27, 2021.Denis Balibouse | ReutersThe disparity between the global distribution of Covid-19 boosters and first shots to people in developing nations is a “scandal,” World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom … Read more

Japan prepares beds, booster shots in COVID-19 lull before winter

Japan prepares beds, booster shots in COVID-19 lull before winter

TOKYO, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida outlined on Friday an urgent plan to increase hospital beds and medical resources in preparation for a possible resurgence of COVID-19 infections this winter.After a deadly fifth wave of infections almost overwhelmed the medical system during the summer, infections and deaths have fallen dramatically as … Read more

Why young, healthy people should get Covid vaccine booster shots

Why young, healthy people should get Covid vaccine booster shots

Covid vaccine booster shots could be on the horizon for all U.S. adults — and, according to new research, the move might be just in time.On Tuesday, Pfizer asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize booster shots of its Covid-19 vaccine for all Americans age 18 and older. The FDA could approve the … Read more

Covid booster shots: who is eligible and how will it affect your vaccination status in Australia? | Australia news

Vaccine clinics and general practitioners have begun administering Covid-19 booster shots to the general population, with almost two million Australians set to be eligible for their third dose by Christmas.More than 170,000 severely immunocompromised Australians had already received third doses as a part of a limited early phase of eligibility, however from Monday, any Australian … Read more

Australia news live update: Joyce slams former PMs’ criticisms of Morrison; Covid booster shots available from today; more freedoms for NSW | Australia news

Look, in politics … sometimes it’s not so much how you ride the horse, but how you get off it. Some people get off it with grace and walk to the rail and sit on the rail and people go up and talk to them, but some people just can’t help themselves and they keep … Read more

Kids ages 5-11 and the COVID vaccine: Answers to parents’ common questions : Shots

Kids ages 5-11 and the COVID vaccine: Answers to parents' common questions : Shots

Colin Sweeney, 12, got a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as his mother Nicole stands by in Pasadena in Pasadena, Calif., in May. As of this week, kids aged 5-11 can also get vaccinated against COVID-19. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption toggle caption Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Colin Sweeney, 12, got a shot of the … Read more

New Zealand gang leaders unite to urge community to get Covid shots | New Zealand

Seven New Zealand gang leaders, representing four of the countries most well-known street gangs, have joined forces in a video urging their communities to get vaccinated, in a concept that was conjured up by a government minister.The video was commissioned by the minister for Maori development, Willie Jackson, after a discussion with gang leaders, who … Read more

Covid Shots Are a Go for Children, but Parents Are Reluctant to Consent

Covid Shots Are a Go for Children, but Parents Are Reluctant to Consent

“I know parents are probably bombarded with misinformation about vaccines, even within their social circles: ‘My friend said this, my mother-in-law said that,’” said Dr. Katherine Williamson, a pediatrician in Orange County, Calif. “I’m hoping I can make a difference.”Updated Oct. 29, 2021, 8:35 p.m. ETThe decision is particularly hard for parents to make on behalf … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tens of millions of J&J COVID-19 shots sit at Baltimore factory -sources

EXCLUSIVE Tens of millions of J&J COVID-19 shots sit at Baltimore factory -sources

A box of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines is seen at the Forem vaccination centre in Pamplona, Spain, April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent West/File PhotoOct 28 (Reuters) – An estimated 30 million to 50 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine made early this year sits idle in Emergent BioSolutions Inc’s (EBS.N) … Read more

COVID-19 booster shots to be made available to all British Columbians by May 2022

COVID-19 booster shots to be made available to all British Columbians by May 2022

Everyone in B.C. will have access to a COVID-19 booster shot in the coming months, the provincial government announced Tuesday.  Between now and the end of the year, the immunization program will continue to provide third doses to people who are immunocompromised, to residents in long-term care and to those in assisted living and rural and … Read more

Fauci predicts Covid shots for kids five to 11 will be available by early November | Anthony Fauci

Vaccines to protect children ages five to 11 from Covid-19 will be available in the US in early to mid-November, Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s chief medical adviser, predicted on Sunday.A review panel of the US food and drug administration (FDA) found last week that the benefits of Pfizer-BioNTech shots for the younger age group … Read more

FDA OKs Moderna and J&J vaccine boosters for COVID : Shots

FDA OKs Moderna and J&J vaccine boosters for COVID : Shots

A health care worker prepares a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic held at the Watts Juneteenth Street Fair in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images A health care worker prepares a dose of the Moderna … Read more

Mixing COVID-19 booster shots safe, says NIH study

Mixing COVID-19 booster shots safe, says NIH study

Vials of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are seen in the town of Ricany near Prague, Czech Republic, February 25, 2021. REUTERS/David W Cerny/File Photo/File Photo/File PhotoOct 13 (Reuters) – Mixing booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the United States was found to be safe in adults, a study by … Read more

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

“I hope that when the FDA and CDC review data around Moderna and Johnson & Johnson that they will allow a mix-and-match approach,” CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen said Friday. Vaccine advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration will meet October 14 and 15 to discuss applications for booster doses from Moderna and … Read more

Pfizer Covid booster recipients ‘want a normal Thanksgiving’ after getting third shots

Pfizer Covid booster recipients 'want a normal Thanksgiving' after getting third shots

Lalain Reyeg administers a COVID-19 booster vaccine and an influenza vaccine to Army veteran Gary Nasakaitis at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on September 24, 2021 in Hines, Illinois.Scott Olson | Getty ImagesMassachusetts resident Preston Alexander, 66, was elated when he found out last week he was eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s … Read more

Two people arrested in Karachi for not getting COVID-19 shots

Two people arrested in Karachi for not getting COVID-19 shots

Sindh govt decided to arrest unvaccinated people after NCOC issued fresh directives to expedite COVID-19 vaccination in the country. — AFP/FileKarachi police on Friday arrested two men  for not  getting  vaccinated against COVID-19 .According to the  police, a case under the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act, 2014 — including provision of violation of government orders — … Read more