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CDC advisers vote unanimously to recommend COVID vaccines for kids under 5 years old

CDC advisers vote unanimously to recommend COVID vaccines for kids under 5 years old

A panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s outside vaccine advisers voted unanimously Saturday to recommend COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old, clearing one of the last hurdles to expanding eligibility to 20 million babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Some of the long-awaited shots could begin as soon as this …

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Neanderthals were a species that lived alongside humans tens of thousands of years ago and were very similar in appearance and size but were generally stockier and more muscular (Pictured: A replica of a male Neanderthal head in London's Natural History Museum)

Randy NEANDERTHAL may be to blame for the gene that caused up to a million people to die from Covid

A single amorous Neanderthal may be to blame for transmitting a genetic quirk to up to a million people who died from Covid.  To date, worldwide, around 6.3 million people have died from the coronavirus which caused the pandemic. A huge number have lost their lives because they have a relatively common genetic quirk which …

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Tencent profits plunge as Chinese tech giant grapples with Covid lockdowns, regulation

Tencent profits plunge as Chinese tech giant grapples with Covid lockdowns, regulation

Signage for Tencent Holdings atop an office building in Shanghai, China, on March 22, 2022. China’s Tencent reported on Wednesday its quarterly profit halved from a year ago and revenues stagnated, blaming cuts in advertising spending by consumer, e-commerce and travel businesses for its worst performance since it went public in 2004. Qilai Shen | …

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'Huge' pressure for Shanghai to stay COVID-free as lockdown end nears

‘Huge’ pressure for Shanghai to stay COVID-free as lockdown end nears

Shanghai health authorities warn of risks of COVID rebound Some migrant workers looking to leave Shanghai Goldman cuts China GDP forecast, warns of further slip E-commerce giant JD.com says consumers losing confidence SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 18 (Reuters) – Health authorities in Shanghai faced “huge” pressure to keep China’s most populous city free of COVID-19 as residents …

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Japan’s Economy Shrank 1 Percent as Consumers Fled Covid

Japan’s Economy Shrank 1 Percent as Consumers Fled Covid

TOKYO — Last December, after two years of stop-and-go growth, Japan’s economic engine seemed like it might finally be revving up. Covid cases were practically nonexistent. Consumers were back on the town, shopping, eating out, traveling. The year 2021 ended on a high note, with the country’s economy expanding on an annual basis for the …

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Jimmy Kimmel Virtually Rips Netflix Ills, Disney Brass, Streamer PlusterF*ck & More At Upfronts; ‘Live!’ Host Tested Positive For Covid Today

Jimmy Kimmel Virtually Rips Netflix Ills, Disney Brass, Streamer PlusterF*ck & More At Upfronts; ‘Live!’ Host Tested Positive For Covid Today

Unlike the upfronts themselves, Jimmy Kimmel was not back onstage live in NYC today for the first time since 2019. Having tested positive for Covid again, the late-night host had to change plans and appear virtually to take a flamethrower to some of Disney’s executives, streaming dreams and offerings old and new. ABC Upfront 2022: …

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Allianz to pay $6 billion in U.S. fraud case, fund manager charged

Allianz to pay $6 billion in U.S. fraud case, fund manager charged

NEW YORK/MUNICH, May 17 (Reuters) – Germany’s Allianz SE (ALVG.DE) agreed to pay more than $6 billion and its U.S. asset management unit will plead guilty to criminal securities fraud over the collapse of its Structured Alpha funds early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Allianz’s settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and …

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Shanghai hits prized 'zero COVID' status but lockdown lingers

Shanghai hits prized ‘zero COVID’ status but lockdown lingers

Shanghai goes three days with no new community infections Only a few signs of a gradual re-opening Amcham warns COVID controls hamper foreign investment SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 17 (Reuters) – Shanghai achieved its long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones on Tuesday but most residents will have to put …

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China’s Economic Activity Collapses Under Xi’s Covid Zero Policy

China’s Economic Activity Collapses Under Xi’s Covid Zero Policy

(Bloomberg) — Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast. Most Read from Bloomberg China’s economy is paying the price for the nation’s Covid Zero policy, with industrial output and consumer spending sliding to the worst levels since the pandemic began and analysts warning of no quick …

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos once again went after President Joe Biden for the White House's policies regarding inflation and taking credit for deficit reduction in a tweet on Sunday

Jeff Bezos SLAMS Biden again, saying further Covid stimulus money would’ve made inflation even worse

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos once again went after President Joe Biden for the White House’s policies regarding inflation – and took credit for deficit reduction in a tweet on Sunday.  Bezos, retweeting an account that goes by the name @ne0liberal, argued that the inflation crisis could have been made worse if not for West Virginia Senator …

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