Responding to COVID-19
How the leaders made a difference.
Pfizer says early data signals COVID-19 vaccine is effective
The shots made with German partner BioNTech are among 10 possible vaccine candidates in late-stage testing.
Quebec pork plant outbreak grows, Alberta boosting travel industry
62 workers at an Olymel plant tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China’s growing power
First in-person talks among the foreign ministers since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Coronavirus can spread indoors in updated guidance: CDC
But experts said the virus can spread more easily than the CDC seems to be indicating.
Business economists see coronavirus as biggest risk: US survey
The panel expects 2020 GDP to decline 4.3%, first full-year contraction since a 2.5% fall in 2009 as recession ended.
Trump says he and first lady tested positive for coronavirus
Expected to continue carrying out his duties “without disruption” while recovering in quarantine.
German machinery industry sees big production drop this year
Orders were down 16% in this year’s first seven months compared with a year earlier.
Defying US, Xi praises China, WHO for battling coronavirus
Said the country had demonstrated the strengths of its socialist system and traditional Chinese culture.
UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test
There might be sufficient data by year-end to decide if the vaccine should be adopted for mass vaccination campaigns.
Health experts slam US deal for large supply of virus drug
Agreement with Gilead Sciences makes the bulk of remdesivir production for the next three months available to Americans.
Companies prodded to rely less on China, but few respond
Drug makers looking to reduce reliance but consumer electronics, medical devices and other industries are hanging in.
China to Canada PM: Stop ‘irresponsible remarks’ on spy case
Charges are “completely different” from the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, says a foreign ministry spokesman.
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As US, Europe reopen more, big nations see rising virus toll
Russia and Brazil now sit behind only the US in the number of reported cases, spiking from Mexico to India.