Sanofi’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate not ready this year, CEO says

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A researcher works in an industrial development laboratory at the vaccine unit of French drugmaker Sanofi’s Pasteur plant in Marcy-l’Etoile, near Lyon, France 2/2 PARIS (Reuters) – A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Sanofi (NASDAQ:) and U.S. group Translate Bio (NASDAQ:) “will not be ready this year,” the French drugmaker’s […]

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EU ready to concede on Brexit fishing rights: the Telegraph

© Reuters. A debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg (Reuters) – The European Union is set to concede on Brexit fishing rights, the Telegraph reported, without citing sources. Brussels has also accepted a proposal for a transition period on fishing rights after Jan. 1, the report said. Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind […]

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EU governments reportedly not ready for common virus testing procedures for travel

Reuters reports, citing a EU document on the matter This is a bit of a blow to airlines and the leisure sector as there is said to be divisions among EU states on the use of rapid antigen tests for travel. The lack of a common testing procedure will only serve to draw up more […]

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South Korea ready to boost policy support should virus outbreak worsen: vice finance minister

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea is ready to boost policy support to aid the economy hammered by the coronavirus should the rate of infection worsen significantly, its vice finance minister said on Tuesday. “(Some) downturns are inevitable in the real economy due to the tightened preventive measures,” Kim Yong-beam said at a policy meeting, adding […]

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Brazil’s Guedes says tax reform proposal ready, needs political agreements to move forward

© Reuters. BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s economy minister, Paulo Guedes, said on Friday that the tax reform proposed by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government is ready and now requires political agreements to move forward. “It is absolutely ready to be dispatched, and now we have to make the political arrangements to see how we are going […]

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Coronavirus – China ‘potent’ COVID-19 treatment will likely be ready before a vaccine

There are numerous reports on treatments and vaccines hitting the news each day. Some are more reliable than others, so do beware. FWIW, an item from China’s Global Times, ICYMI, on a Chinese research team working on unsheathing neutralizing antibodies these will likely be a base for a “potent COVID-19 treatment that would hopefully be […]

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ECB Ready for Possible June Action With Swift Recovery Ruled Out

© Reuters. ECB Ready for Possible June Action With Swift Recovery Ruled Out (Bloomberg) — European Central Bank officials have given up on the idea of a swift economic rebound and are ready to add stimulus again next month if new information suggests existing efforts aren’t enough. Policy makers agreed at their April 30 meeting […]

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Tesla’s Musk says ready for arrest as he reopens California plant against local order

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington 2/2 By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (O:) Chief Executive Elon Musk on Monday said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole U.S. vehicle factory, in California, defying an order to […]

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Russian producers ready for oil output cuts if US and Saudi also join in – report

Bloomberg reports, citing five people familiar with the matter The report says that Russia is ready to agree to oil output cuts together with Saudi Arabia and other major producers in a bid to try and halt the decline in oil prices. The sources cited say that Russian producers are ready for coordinated action, although […]

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