AstraZeneca and Oxford defend Covid vaccine trials after questions raised in the U.S.

Former pharmaceutical executives in the U.S. raised questions this week over the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate, whose developers calculated its combined results as 70% effective based on phase three trial data released Monday. “We believe that this product will never be licensed in the U.S.,” one group of critical U.S.-based analysts wrote this week. An AstraZeneca spokesperson stressed that more data […]

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Biden is reportedly considering Roger Ferguson, Gary Gensler, and former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault for top economic policy positions

President-elect Joe Biden is considering Roger Ferguson, former vice-chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, for National Economic Council director, sources close to the matter told CNBC. Biden is considering regulatory veteran Gary Gensler, who worked for both the Obama and Clinton administrations, for Deputy Treasury Secretary, they said. Kenneth Chenault, who spent nearly 40 years at American Express, […]

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Fury as Amazon Alexa 'spreading antisemitic conspiracies' that Jews 'run the world' and Holocaust denial

AMAZON has been accused of spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories by several British MPs. The politicians claim Amazon Alexa smart speakers are blurting out hate speech and have called for immediate action. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Against Antisemitism wrote a letter to Amazon’s UK chief demanding something be done about the antisemitic comments they uncovered. The letter states: "Answers to […]

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AstraZeneca admits the best results in its COVID-19 vaccine study came from a dosing error, and experts are raising new questions about the shot

AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford are facing criticism over their COVID-19 vaccine trial results after admitting a mistake in the vaccine dosage. During the trial, some patients got two full doses of the vaccine, whilst others had a half-dose in their first shot, followed by a full dose. An AstraZeneca executive on Wednesday described the "mistake" as "serendipity": The […]

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Mark Cuban accuses AOC, Ted Cruz of obstructing coronavirus relief efforts

‘Critical’ to pass stimulus before holidays: Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., who are Problem Solvers Caucus co-chairs, discuss bipartisan efforts to pass coronavirus stimulus for Americans. Mark Cuban accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz of prioritizing their political parties over the needs of the American people as the two traded barbs over who's to […]

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THE RISE OF GENETIC TESTING IN HEALTHCARE: How leading genetic testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe are carving into healthcare with the promise to fuel more personalized care

Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Digital Health industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Digital Health report, The Genetic Testing in Healthcare Report. You can purchase this report here. Since the first human genome was sequenced in 2003, the genetic testing market has […]

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Economic recovery stronger than expected, says RBI chief Shaktikanta Das

But there is need to be watchful of demand sustainability post-festivals, he says Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said the country’s economy has recovered stronger than expected from the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is a need to be watchful of demand sustainability after the end of festivities. Also read: Do recent […]

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