Rich countries are refusing to waive the rights on Covid vaccines as global cases hit record levels

Medical workers converse among themselves at a quarantine center for Covid-19 coronavirus infected patients at a banquet hall that was converted into an isolation center to handle the rising cases of infection on April 15, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Anindito Mukherjee | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The U.S., Canada and … Read more

Six vaccinated medical experts reveal their summer travel plans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared vaccinated Americans to travel again, but some immunized travelers remain on the fence about making summer plans.   Is it finally safe to fly? What about visiting unvaccinated relatives or traveling with young children?   CNBC Global Traveler asked medical professionals — all of whom are … Read more

Canada to lift Boeing 737 Max flight ban on Wednesday

American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters Canada said on Monday it will lift a near two-year flight ban on Boeing’s 737 Max on Jan. 20, joining other countries like … Read more

A new activist takes on Exxon to reverse the oil giant’s underperformance

Fuel prices are displayed at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Company: Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Business: Engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. … Read more

COVID-19: How vaccine rollout is faring in the US, UK and Canada

Canada has ordered Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the country’s whole population. With Pfizer bringing out first ever Coronavirus vaccination shots, the supply has begun for the UK, the US and Canada. While the administration of vaccines has started in the United Kingdom, the US is also starting to provide vaccination to people shortly. Canada too has … Read more

When will the world reach ‘herd immunity’? Citi weighs in

A sign on the entrance to a pharmacy reads “Covid-19 Vaccine Not Yet Available” in Burbank, California on Nov. 23, 2020. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — With several Covid-19 vaccine candidates showing promising trial outcomes, investors and analysts have turned increasingly optimistic that the pandemic could soon come to an end. … Read more

‘Vulnerable’ garment workers in Bangladesh bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic

Bangladeshi worker works at a garment factory in Gazipur outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 6, 2020. Mehedi Hasan| NurPhoto | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The coronavirus outbreak has left the garment sector in Bangladesh reeling — and thousands of factory workers bore the brunt of it as their livelihoods were abruptly taken from them. … Read more

Coronavirus vaccine update: Russia to approve second vaccine, real-time review of Pfizer vaccine in Canada

Russia, which had claimed to have made the first successful coronavirus vaccine, is expected to approve its second vaccine on October 15. In India, the first coronavirus vaccine from Russia, Sputnik V, has suffered a setback. The second coronavirus vaccine has been developed by Siberia’s Vector Institute, which completed early-stage human trials of the vaccine … Read more