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Spike protein encounters determine protection against variants

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The FINANCIAL — New research shows that the first SARS-CoV-2 spike protein a person encounters shapes their subsequent immune response against current and future variants.…

Public services at risk as city & region revenues plunge by 10%

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The FINANCIAL — The first EU-wide Regional and Local Barometer – produced by the European Committee of the Regions – warns that Coronavirus pandemic is heavily impacting sub-national authorities’ revenues: in Italy, Germany and France alone, their losses could total 30 billion euros in 2020. The crisis is also widening social and economic inequalities in the EU’s territories. The…