Pfizer Says Its Booster Is Effective Against Omicron

“You have to start somewhere,” said Kathrin U. Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, while awaiting the results of more complex studies and “real-world evidence that tells you what we need to know.” Scientists say it could take a month or more to really understand the …

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House Votes to Impose Forced Labor Ban on Goods Made in Xinjiang

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban a wide array of imported products made in China’s Xinjiang region, moving over the strong objections of large corporations to crack down on companies sourcing goods produced through forced labor by persecuted Muslim minorities. The lopsided 428-to-1 vote reflected increasing bipartisan ire …

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U.S. Threat to Squeeze Russia’s Economy Is a Tactic With a Mixed Record

LONDON — When Russian soldiers crossed into Ukraine and seized Crimea in 2014, the Obama administration responded with a slate of economic penalties that ultimately imposed sanctions on hundreds of Russian officials and businesses and restricted investments and trade in the nation’s crucial finance, oil and military sectors. Now, with Russian troops massing on Ukraine’s …

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Your Thursday Briefing: Pfizer’s Booster and Omicron.

We’re covering tests of Pfizer’s booster vaccine against the Omicron variant and a new chapter in Germany after 16 years under Angela Merkel. Pfizer says its booster protects against Omicron Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday that two doses of their Covid vaccine “may not be sufficient to protect against infection” by the new Omicron variant, …

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IPO expert: Correction in IPO market is ‘necessary’ – CNN Video

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Ally, Member or Partner? NATO’s Long Dilemma over Ukraine

BRUSSELS — Ukraine presents NATO with a dilemma many years in the making — one the alliance, itself, helped create. In 2008, NATO — an American-led alliance explicitly created to counter the Soviet Union — promised membership to two former Soviet republics, Ukraine and Georgia, but without specifying when or how. Russia saw the offer …

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