Some health officials are concerned current vaccines may not be effective against the South Africa Covid-19 variant, which also raises the prospect of re-infection. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed 195 cases of the strain have been detected across 22 states. These includes the "Kent" strain , first detected in south-east England, which is more transmissible than the previous variant and may be more deadly .
For developing countries, the prospects for 2021 are a major concern. Flows fell to an estimated $859 billion from $1.5 trillion in 2019, according to the UNCTAD Investment Trends Monitor . China is now the world's largest recipient of foreign companies' investments. Tesla is in China, and early previous year PepsiCo bought a Chinese snack brand.
In November, NHTSA rejected a petition filed by General Motors Co to avoid recalling 5.9 million United States vehicles with Takata air bags. Earlier, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA ) rejected the carmaker's 2017 petition to avoid recalling vehicles with Takata airbags.
Italy will take legal action against Pfizer and Astrazeneca over delays in deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines with the aim of securing the doses rather than to seek damages, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday . Pfizer's vaccination deliveries to Italy were 29% lower this week and would be down 20% next week, though they should return to agreed levels from February 1, Locatelli said.
The UK took 18 days whereas U.S. took 10 days to reach the one million mark, the ministry highlighted. According to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, over 1, 200 adverse events were reported after receipt of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine as of January 10, with 10 cases determined to be anaphylaxis.
Diesel rate climbed to Rs 75.88 a litre in the national capital and to Rs 82.66 per litre in Mumbai , the price data showed. Automobile fuels, mainly petrol, are sold at over Rs 90 per litre in some parts of the state. However, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo who was also present at the conference, countered Pradhan saying the output cut was within the framework of last year's deal to cut output by about 9.7 million barrels per day and were aimed at keeping oil markets ...