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When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children?

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The FINANCIAL -- Anyone 16 and older is now approved to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but researchers hope to open up vaccinations for those under 16 soon. Clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine with children ages 12–15 have shown promising results, Mayo Clinic notes.…

Researchers find climate change imperils countries’ ability to repay pandemic debts

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The FiNANCIAL -- As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group convene their spring meetings, researchers at Oxford University find that most governments have paid scant attention to the effect that climate change could have on their ability to repay debts built up over the pandemic, Oxford University…

Pandemic challenges spark innovation in how countries measure migration and remittances, finds UNECE study

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The FINANCIAL -- A new working paper, Measuring Migration and Remittances in UNECE Countries during the Pandemic, reveals both innovative solutions and continued hurdles as countries strive to gather information about international migration under pandemic conditions.…

Virtual shared medical appointments offer break-through

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The FINANCIAL -- Virtual health appointments have become widespread during the Covid pandemic, and combining this approach with shared medical appointments could enable health services to break through growing backlogs and “leapfrog into a reality of health for all”, according to the WHO’s Chief Scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan and Kamalini Ramdas, Professor at London Business…

New Year’s sales: how UK retail can survive and thrive beyond Brexit

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The FINANCIAL -- How can UK retailers and wholesalers prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period while dealing with the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic? It will be demanding, say Barclays experts Karen Johnson and Ian Taylor, but businesses need to look to their supply chains and improve their channels and payments.…

U.S. Bank launches digital greeting cards and other products for virtual holiday shopping

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The FINANCIAL --  From waiting in Black Friday lines to visiting Santa at the mall, the things that usually mark holiday shopping have been changed by COVID-19. So as this different kind of holiday season kicks off, U.S. Bank is offering a number of digital products to help both shoppers and businesses celebrate safely, securely…

Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

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The FINANCIAL -- The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge.…

Six pandemic profiles identified in study of public’s response to guidance

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The FINANCIAL --  Researchers investigating the public response to official COVID-19 guidance say people can be split into six distinct groups determined by the way they search for, follow and act upon official advice. The profiles have been identified by social scientists at the University of Leeds based on their perception of risk, shared attitudes, values and experiences of the virus. …

Starbucks recognizes front-line responders with free coffee all month long

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Starbucks offers free coffee to front-line responders throughout December…

Study claims that glasses can lower your risk of COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL — A recent study states that wearing glasses can lower the risk of coronavirus. Researchers from Suizhou Zengdu Hospital in Suizhou, China, claim that the use of eye protection, such as glasses, might offer some degree of protection from COVID-19. The team analyzed 276 patients who had coronavirus at a hospital in China’s…

Silknet became the main communication source during pandemic

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Silknet – the country’s largest fixed network provider offering households and businesses the full range of telecommunication services, such as mobile services, fixed broadband, Pay TV and fixed telephony. Silknet is rated B1/Stable by Moody’s and B+/Stable by Fitch Ratings. In 2019 company issued its debut USD 200 million Eurobonds during the year, proudly making…

RMG continues its projects and donates GEL 1.5 million amid pandemic

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Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, companieshave been forced to meet significant challenges never seen previously. From slick financial management to monitoring employee interactions, this has arguably become the test of the decade for companies. Georgia’s RMG (Rich Metal Group) have been among the country’s top-performing companies, who were not only able to proceed with their…

PSP Strengthens E-Commerce, Offering 25,000 Products Online During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Georgian medical company PSP Group, which has cemented itself as the leading company in the pharmaceuticals market of Georgia, is continuing to implement innovative projects that will make it easier for customers to attend to health and beauty and make their relationship with PSP more comfortable, accessible and useful. This year again, PSP won its…

Synairgen shares rise over 450% as COVID-19 drug has huge potential

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The FINANCIAL — Synairgen plc, the respiratory drug discovery and development company which originated from research at the University of Southampton, is pleased to announce positive results from its clinical trial of SNG001, its wholly-owned inhaled formulation of interferon beta, in hospitalised COVID-19 patients. Researchers have announced the results of an initial trial which found the odds…