British, Australian PMs agree investigation into origins of coronavirus outbreak needed

British, Australian PMs agree investigation into origins of coronavirus outbreak needed

An undated scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects), also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab and isolated from a patient in the U.S. NIAID-RML/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT LONDON (Reuters) … Read more

Exclusive: EU in advanced talks with Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 vaccine deal – sources

Exclusive: EU in advanced talks with Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 vaccine deal - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission is in advanced talks with pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to reserve or buy up-front doses of its COVID-19 vaccine under development, two officials familiar with the talks told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. flag is seen over the company logo for Johnson & Johnson to celebrate the 75th … Read more

Russia revises sharply higher coronavirus death toll among medics

Russia revises sharply higher coronavirus death toll among medics

FILE PHOTO: A pigeon sits next to a medical specialist resting on a bench at the territory of Aleksandrovskaya hospital, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has revised steeply higher, to nearly 500, the number of medical workers who … Read more

WHO hopes for hundreds of millions of vaccine doses this year, 2 billion next year

WHO hopes for hundreds of millions of vaccine doses this year, 2 billion next year

FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization hopes hundreds of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine can be produced this year and 2 billion doses by the end … Read more

Exclusive: Vanguard names names and backs some calls for climate steps

U.S. embassy in Seoul displays Black Lives Matter banner in support of anti-racism protests

BOSTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Vanguard Group, the world’s largest mutual fund manager, backed shareholder resolutions for shippers United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc (JBHT.O) and oil driller Ovintiv Inc (OVV.N) to limit their climate-warming emissions, according to a top Vanguard executive and a company report being released on Thursday. The details … Read more

Beijing’s coronavirus outbreak under control, Chinese expert says

Beijing's coronavirus outbreak under control, Chinese expert says

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing has brought its latest coronavirus outbreak under control, a Chinese medical expert said on Thursday, although the capital can still expect sporadic new cases. People wearing face masks and uniforms of Alibaba’s supermarket chain Hema Fresh wait outside a site for nucleic acid tests, following new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) … Read more