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Pfizer and BioNTech launch clinical study of Covid vaccine targeting omicron

A ten year old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021.Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty ImagesPfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday launched a clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a vaccine that targets the Covid omicron variant, as concerns grow that the current shots aren't holding up against infections and mild illness caused by the strain discovered just over two months ago.Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told…

London police to investigate alleged Downing Street lockdown parties

Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street on January 19, 2022 in London, England.Dan Kitwood | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesMetropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said Tuesday that the police will investigate alleged parties held at Downing Street and Whitehall due to an apparent breach of Covid-19 rules.This is a breaking news story, please check back later for more. Source link

Activist investors and a ‘greenwashing’ backlash: Change is coming to the corporate world

From high-profile figures such as Greta Thunberg to events like the COP26 summit, discussions about sustainability, the environment and climate change are perhaps more visible than ever before.As the 2020s progress, corporations around the world are attempting to burnish their sustainability credentials by announcing net-zero goals and plans to reduce the environmental footprint of their operations.While there is a significant degree of skepticism about many of the sustainability-related claims businesses make — concrete…

Singapore says it’s ready for 2022 travel demand when it returns

There are "encouraging signs of recovery" in Singapore's tourism sector, according to the Singapore Tourism Board.Visitor arrivals reached 330,000 and tourism receipts reached an estimated $1.9 billion Singapore dollars ($1.4 billion) in 2021, according to data published today by the nation's tourism board.These numbers, however, are down from 2020, when Singapore received 2.7 million visitors, who spent nearly $4.8 billion Singapore dollars that year.Singapore's tourism sector recorded overall year-on-year declines in…

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The best places to eat in Bangkok: A food guide to the Thai capital

Bangkok revels in its status as a culinary mecca.From wizened street vendors who perform alchemy with sizzling woks to whiz-kid chefs who are shaping the fine dining scene, the city lays claim to one of the world's most multifaceted food scenes.That's why eating is a thread that runs through even a short stay in the Thai capital.Chinatown and RattanakosinBangkok's oldest enclaves encompass visitor highlights such as the Grand Palace and the riverside temple of Wat Pho. Other draws include neighborhoods such as Chinatown…

Charts suggest the selling in bitcoin and ether may be over soon, says Jim Cramer

Charts suggest the selling in the world's two largest cryptocurrencies may run its course soon, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday, leaning on analysis from veteran technician Tom DeMark."When the charts, as interpreted by Tom DeMark, say that both bitcoin and ethereum could be looking at downside trend exhaustion bottoms this week, if not today, I think you need to take him seriously," the "Mad Money" host said."To me, that says it might be too late to sell and you need to consider buying. I know I am, especially if we get a…

Cramer’s lightning round: Occidental Petroleum is ‘the only oil stock that I don’t like here’

EQRx Inc.: "What certain companies have to do is, they have to buy biotech companies. This is the kind of company that needs to be bought. It shouldn't be independent." DigitalOcean Holdings: "It sells at 190 times earnings. I'm not recommending anything that's north of 50 times earnings. That's just my new rule discipline to get me through this tough time." Cue Health: "We have too many tests, what can I say? Even the best that have tests are crumbling here, so that one has to crumble right along with it."ADT Inc.: "Nah.…

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