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Coronavirus

Indian Pharma industry's COVID-19 vaccine plans
World

Indian Pharma industry's COVID-19 vaccine plans

  • Several Indian pharmaceutical companies are working to develop or manufacture at least eight anti-COVID-19 formulations as the world’s largest producer of vaccines prepares for a massive response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • India, which has itself been badly hit by the pandemic with nearly 10 million infections, the second-highest in the world, is focusing on affordable vaccines instead of the expensive messenger RNA shots of Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc.
Published 10 Dec, 2020 04:06pm
U.S. Senate to vote on spending stopgap as COVID-19 aid debate continues
World

U.S. Senate to vote on spending stopgap as COVID-19 aid debate continues

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has said the Senate will take it up this week and send it to Trump in time to avoid a government shutdown.
  • The move gives Congress seven more days to enact a broader, $1.4 trillion “omnibus” spending measure for all government agencies from the Pentagon to national parks.
Updated 10 Dec, 2020 04:17pm
U.S. Senate to vote on spending stopgap as COVID-19 aid debate continues
World

U.S. Senate to vote on spending stopgap as COVID-19 aid debate continues

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has said the Senate will take it up this week and send it to Trump in time to avoid a government shutdown.
  • The move gives Congress seven more days to enact a broader, $1.4 trillion “omnibus” spending measure for all government agencies from the Pentagon to national parks.
Updated 10 Dec, 2020 04:17pm
Asian markets drop as talks on stimulus, Brexit falter again
Markets

Asian markets drop as talks on stimulus, Brexit falter again

  • Hopes US lawmakers could be close to a breakthrough in deadlocked talks helped fire a rally across Asian markets Wednesday after the White House proposed an economic rescue package that was bigger than a bipartisan plan put forward last week.
Published 10 Dec, 2020 11:56am