FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine
(AP) The Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson &…
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.
Here’s how the coronavirus is affecting Canada’s labour market
Understanding which workers are most affected by the coronavirus economic shutdown will help guide policy and Canada’s economic recovery
What Canada knows about food crises can help prevent shortages
Whatever the causes of food instability, there are demonstrable, viable solutions.
Technology threatens human rights in the coronavirus fight
Coronavirus shows the symbiosis between big data and AI to provide relevant information upon which governments can take action
Science summary: A look at novel coronavirus research around the globe
Here is a summary of some recent research from peer-reviewed academic journals and scientific agencies.
Trump presses for schools to reopen, takes dig at Fauci
President accused Fauci of playing “all sides of the equation; is he tiring of the nation’s top infectious diseases expert?
Dispute over reopening California Tesla factory may be over
Health Department announced the plant will be able to go beyond basic operations this week and start making vehicles May 18.
Mexico auto plants to reopen as country weighs virus risks
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says maybe May 17 in areas of the country that haven’t been hit hard by the virus.
Trump tours, touts mask factory but no mask for him
Determined to see an easing of stay-at-home orders, despite coronavirus remaining a dire threat.
Trump’s anti-China rhetoric aimed at boosting US leverage
It’s trying to convince the world that China isn’t playing by the same rules as everyone else.
Advanced manufacturing Supercluster innovators battle COVID-19
NGen invests $21-million in projects to make ventilators, components, test kits, face shields and a coating that kills bacteria and viruses on contact.
Canadians divided over making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory: Poll
60% of respondents believe people should be required to get the vaccine once it’s ready, 40% think it should be voluntary.
Business not as usual: Pandemic tests risk plans, production flexibility
Analyze the potential impact on your business, implement crisis management and talk to your lender.
Trump vows to suspend immigration, adviser cites health
Similar to limits on travel to the US from China that the president put in place in January.
Urban Juve gets approval for a second hand sanitizer to battle COVID-19
Hand cleaner from Vancouver developer of plant-based skin products fast-tracked by Health Canada.
Trump ends US aid to WHO, says not enough done to stop virus
Reviewing the US agencies actions to stop the virus before making any decision on resuming aid.
New Trump panel to explore path to reopening US economy
Some ethics experts and participants in past Trump councils are concerned the president may not be open to diverse viewpoints.