U.S. economic growth “slightly slowed down” between June and July because of greater contagion Delta variants and shortage of labor supply hinder business activities, The Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday. The latest Beige Book report indicates that the pace of recovery from the deepest part of the pandemic has slowed to a more moderate pace.

Scientist is Use artificial intelligence to design antiviral pills This can treat Covid-19 and stop a potential pandemic, a move that enabled an Oxford startup to obtain funding for its drug development program from the Gates Foundation.

Ireland will provide Provide booster doses of mRNA Covid-19 vaccine for people over 80 and 65 years of age living in nursing homesThe Ministry of Health stated in a statement that a third booster injection of mRNA vaccines, such as those produced by BioNtech/Pfizer and Moderna, can be given six months after the initial two-dose course of treatment, regardless of which vaccine the elderly were initially given. .

Florida schools will be able to maintain their mask regulationsAt least for now, a county judge ruled on Wednesday.Judge John Cooper Decided last week Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education have exceeded their powers in prohibiting school districts from requiring students to wear masks in schools.

Australia said it would Support the global push to abandon the protection of intellectual property rights for the Covid-19 vaccineAustralian Trade Minister Dan Tehan told reporters on Wednesday that his government will support trade-related intellectual property exemptions in a new round of multilateral discussions scheduled to be held at the WTO next week.

World Health Organization Extended suspension of booster In the global Covax vaccine procurement plan Annual supply forecast As export bans, manufacturing issues, and delays in approvals met the targets, it was reduced by a quarter.

Novavax is about to start Early trials of a “combined vaccine” that can be used to treat coronavirus and seasonal fluThe Maryland-based organization said on Wednesday that it has recruited the first of 640 program participants between the ages of 50 and 70 to conduct a phase 1/2 study to assess its potential The safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.

Last month, nearly a third of British workers were told to self-quarantine after being exposed to a positive Covid-19 case Loss of income due to the “plague” sweeping the countryA national survey found that 31% of the 946 respondents did not pay wages between August 9 and 16, which is higher than the 28% between June 28 and July 3. The NHS Covid-19 app texted or “pinged” them to remind them to stay home.

 

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