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COVID grows less deadly as doctors gain practice, drugs improve

COVID-19 continues to kill close to 1,000 Americans a day. But for those who develop dangerous cases of the infection, advances in medical care and the growing experience of doctors are improving the chances of survival.

Trump’s vaccine promises defy the lessons of pharmaceutical history

Every effort to develop a new medicine is like launching a ship across the ocean to hunt for riches. Over the years, we’ve improved...

In coronavirus vaccine race, China inoculates thousands before trials are completed

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE — China is inoculating tens of thousands of its citizens with experimental coronavirus vaccines and attracting international interest in their development, despite expert concerns over the safety of drugs that have not completed standard testing.

Chinese firms bet on plant-based meat as coronavirus fuels healthy eating...

BEIJING — A small but growing coterie of Chinese companies are betting on a bright future for plant-based meat products as consumers take their health more seriously in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flu outbreaks may be linked to COVID-19; arthritis drug benefit seen

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for...

Philippines to prioritize coronavirus vaccine supply from Russia or China

President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed on Monday to prioritize buying COVID-19 vaccines to be made available by Russia or China, while taking a swipe...

‘Developing Asia’ to shrink for first time in nearly six decades...

MANILA — The coronavirus pandemic will cause economic output in “developing Asia” to shrink for the first time in nearly six decades in 2020...

Rare dolphins return to Hong Kong as coronavirus halts ferry traffic

HONG KONG — The number of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins seen around Hong Kong has jumped as the pause in high-speed ferry traffic due to the coronavirus allows the threatened species to make something of a comeback, scientists said.

[B-SIDE Podcast] The ‘new poor’ created by the COVID-19 pandemic

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3lVC6KyEXYRGZxwcxVHkp2 Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side A million-and-a-half Filipinos could fall into poverty because of the pandemic, according to a discussion paper titled “Poverty, the...

Singapore Air cuts 20% of workforce as virus smashes travel

Singapore Airlines Ltd. (SIA) is eliminating about 4,300 jobs, or 20% of its workforce, as the coronavirus outbreak devastates the aviation industry. The cuts will...

How to attend a wedding (or not) during a pandemic

Although the COVID-19 coronavirus caused many to postpone their ceremonies earlier in the year, clarity on how the virus spreads and less rigid social distancing mandates are leading to a return of weddings this fall—albeit with mask-wearing and smaller numbers.

Airlines seek gate checks for virus to revive foreign travel

A coalition of international airline and aviation groups is calling on US government leaders to help set COVID-19 testing protocols to assuage passenger concerns and boost severely depressed international travel.

Apple design teams develop special face masks for employees

Apple Inc. has developed masks that the company is beginning to distribute to corporate and retail employees to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Severe COVID-19 riskier than heart attack for young adults; antibiotic shows...

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Singapore’s poorest stay in lockdown while others move freely

With restaurants and malls bustling, pre-pandemic life is slowly returning for people in Singapore—except for the more than 300,000 migrant workers who make up much of the city’s low-wage workforce.

Agribusiness tagged as one of four sunrise industries by economist

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo “I cannot, in any way, speak with certainty about the next twelve to eighteen months. In fact, I’m amused at how...

AstraZeneca puts leading COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold over safety concern

AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said it has paused a late-stage trial of one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates after an unexplained illness in...

Kamuning Bakery Cafe ‘bakes happiness,’ looks to expand south

“Each pandesal, every cake that we bake is an act of resistance against the bigger epidemic of fear and grief, because breads and cakes symbolize simple happiness and indomitable hope,” said Kamuning Bakery Cafe owner Wilson Lee Flores to his staff, bakers, and cooks, as he assured them that they were going to keep their jobs.

Beef is proving more profitable than chicken in the pandemic

Inexpensive chicken was supposed to be the pick of the proteins in the pandemic. But suppliers with a greater focus on beef are outperforming those that rely more on poultry.

Skyrocketing Indian virus cases could eclipse US outbreak

The novel coronavirus seemed like a distant problem in Boisar, a small factory town about two hours from Mumbai, until Daniel Tribhuvan died.

[B-SIDE Podcast] The government has failed us — students

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3xe3irAKd8RmCZN2nwUkc4 Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side The Duterte administration deserves a failing grade for its preparations for the upcoming academic year, says student leader Raoul...

Coffee, ketchup and Nike Air Max: it’s the COVID consumer economy

Instant coffee, ketchup, Lululemon yoga pants, and Nike Air Max sneakers are all in. Bottled water, pricey diapers, and Burberry luxury trench coats are...

Facial recognition and bathtime bookings: How China’s universities are reopening

BEIJING — As COVID-19 cases in China sink to new lows, the world’s largest population of university students is heading back to campus in a migration defined by lockdowns, patriotic education and cutting-edge surveillance equipment.

Global trade seen recovering faster now than after Lehman crisis

Global trade is on course to recover more quickly from the coronavirus pandemic than after the 2008 financial crisis, according to Germany’s Kiel Institute...

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate begins late-stage US study

AstraZeneca Plc said on Monday it has begun enrolling adults for a US-funded, 30,000-subject late-stage study of its high profile COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Trial participants...

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says...

GENEVA — Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be...

The hybrid work model is here to stay, study says

By Patricia B. Mirasol The hybrid work model is here to stay, found a study by digital research and advisory platform Ecosystm. Companies must rethink...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears to work as well in older adults...

Moderna Inc. said on Wednesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine induced immune responses in older adults similar to those in younger participants, offering hope that it will be effective in people considered to be at high risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.

Coronavirus cases breach 200,000 as deaths reach 3,137

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported 5,277 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total to 202,361.

Three-decade economic boom comes to a sudden halt in Vietnam

For the past three decades, Vietnam has known only good—or great—economic news. The nation’s consistent growth as an exporter, propelled by Communist leaders who...

Need a visa to visit the US? Expect much longer wait...

The US agency in charge of processing immigration applications said on Tuesday that it had avoided a planned furlough of 70% of its staff...

South Korea orders striking doctors back to work amid surge in...

SEOUL — South Korea ordered doctors in the Seoul area to return to work on Wednesday as they began a three-day strike in protest...

Philippines risks losing in vaccine race as it battles worst outbreak...

The Philippines is trying to secure access to a vaccine in development against COVID-19 as it battles the worst outbreak in Southeast Asia. While other...

Beach holidays for some in China, belt tightening for others

The recovery in China’s consumption is moving in two different directions, with the wealthier shopping for luxury goods and taking holidays to the beach, while poorer households continue to cut back.

Seven-day virus killer is cleared for American Airlines planes

The Trump administration on Monday gave American Airlines Group Inc. emergency approval to deploy a new weapon against COVID-19: a surface coating that kills coronaviruses for as many as seven days.

Starbucks cafe’s COVID outbreak spared employees who wore masks

After a woman with the coronavirus visited a Starbucks cafe north of Seoul this month, more than two dozen patrons tested positive days later....

Hong Kong man has first documented COVID-19 reinfection

A 33-year-old man who had recovered from a severe case of COVID-19 in April was infected again four months later in the first documented...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says journalist ‘wimps’ more likely to die of COVID-19

BRASILIA — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continued his attack on journalists during a public event on Monday, describing reporters as “wimps” and saying they...

FDA head walks back claim of dramatic benefit from COVID therapy

The head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) walked back his claim that an experimental therapy had provided a dramatic benefit to...

There’s no winning the coronavirus recovery

MANY of the governments once lauded for their textbook COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) responses, replete with strict lockdowns, sophisticated contact-tracing apps, and clearly articulated policies, got tripped up by something in the end. In Singapore, it was an outbreak in foreign worker dorms. In South Korea, it was the premature reopening of nightclubs. Then there were other countries that did nothing glaringly wrong and still suffered. It only goes to show that there’s no winning the coronavirus recovery.

Philippines in talks with 16 vaccine makers to secure supplies

The Philippines is negotiating with 16 manufacturers of potential COVID-19 vaccines to procure supplies needed to battle Southeast Asia’s largest outbreak. The country will join...

US agency authorizes use of blood plasma to treat coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday said it authorized the use of blood plasma from patients who have recovered...

WHO says children aged 12 and over should wear masks like...

ZURICH — The World Health Organization (WHO) said children aged 12 and over should wear masks to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic under the same conditions as adults, while children between six and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach.

China state papers back Wuhan park after viral pool party

SHANGHAI — Chinese state newspapers threw their support behind an amusement park in the central city of Wuhan on Thursday after pictures of a densely packed pool party at the park went viral overseas amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Global travel on ice until mid-2021, Qantas chief says

International travel won’t resume until mid-2021 as coronavirus flareups keep borders closed, Qantas Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said. Routes to the US...