Tag: Covid

IMF downgrades GDP forecasts for Southeast Asia on Covid concerns

SINGAPORE — The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecasts for several Southeast Asian economies even as it turned more optimistic about the global economy and Asia-Pacific more broadly. The IMF expects the five largest developing economies in Southeast Asia to collectively grow by 4.9% in 2021, down from its previous projection of 5.2%. Those five

Japan Covid: 100 days until Tokyo Games 2021 but Japan has vaccinated less than 1% of its population

They’ll be given a small bottle of hand sanitizer and two masks each. “They don’t talk about vaccines, they don’t even talk about us being tested,” said German volunteer Barbara Holthus, who is director of Sophia University’s German Institute for Japanese Studies, in Tokyo. That concern has been amplified by Japan’s battle with a looming

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains what the U.S. pause on J&J’s Covid vaccine means

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine will give U.S. health regulators the time they need to thoroughly investigate how six women developed a rare blood clotting disorder that left one dead. Fauci said officials

Moderna Says Vaccine Protects Against Covid After Six Months

The Moderna coronavirus vaccine continues to provide strong protection in the United States against Covid-19 six months after vaccination, the company announced Tuesday. The vaccine, after both doses are given, has been more than 90 percent effective at protecting against Covid-19 and 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease, the company said in a

Panicked patients call doctors as Covid vaccine hesitancy rises with J&J blood clot issue

More Americans will likely refuse to get Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine after U.S. health regulators said six women developed a rare blood-clotting disorder that left one dead and another in critical condition, experts on public health and vaccines told CNBC on Tuesday. The Food and Drug Administration asked states early Tuesday to temporarily halt