When Africans asked for COVID shots, they did not get them. Now they do not want them

Demand for COVID shots drops in Africa as supply rises Countries turn to mobile campaigns to boost uptake Africa, average age 20, has fared better in pandemic Experts warn new variants could emerge on continent DAKAR / ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – It’s noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their … Read more

5 things to know for May 13: Ukraine, Baby formula, Roe v. Wade, Covid, Capitol riot

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) Millions of people around the world will die “if Ukraine’s Black Sea ports aren’t reopened, says the head of the UN … Read more

Recession Fears Loom Large Over Bullish Oil Market

The price of gasoline in the US hit an all-time high on Tuesday as the national average spiked $ 0.17 / gallon from last week to $ 4.37 / gallontopping the previous all-time high set March 8. The European Union’s discussion of pulling back from buying Russian oil has sent additional shock waves through an … Read more

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and … Read more

As Beijing battles outbreak, China warns ‘zero COVID’ doubters

Beijing residents nervous as daily COVID cases not dropping Chinese authorities vow to fight critics of ‘zero COVID’ Non-essential services close to Beijing’s biggest district Official in locked down Shanghai says city cannot slack off BEIJING / SHANGHAI, May 6 (Reuters) – Beijing residents fretted on Friday over tightening COVID curbs in its biggest district … Read more

Beijing nervously returns to work as China doubles down on ‘zero-COVID’ policy

Residents in Beijing return to work after muted holiday More evidence emerging of painful economic damage China will fight criticism of COVID response – state TV Confusion over curbs in locked-down Shanghai BEIJING / SHANGHAI, May 5 (Reuters) – Beijing residents tentatively returned to work on Thursday after a muted five-day Labor Day holiday devoid … Read more

The Calm Before The Storm In Oil Markets

The first week of May could have brought us a much-awaited paradigm shift, however the markets still appraise the impact of China’s COVID lockdowns amid the mass-testing taking place in Beijing and the probability of a comprehensive European embargo on Russian oil. With no clear way out for either of those, Brent futures remained range … Read more

US manufacturing activity slowest in more than 1-1 / 2 years as workers quit

An employee works on an assembly line at startup Rivian Automotive’s electric vehicle factory in Normal, Illinois, US April 11, 2022. Picture taken April 11, 2022. REUTERS / Kamil Krzaczynski Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISM manufacturing index falls to 55.4 in March Manufacturers report increase in workers quitting Mixed signals … Read more

Shanghai marks key COVID milestone, Beijing sits on edge

Shanghai records no COVID cases outside quarantine areas Beijing on tenterhooks, bracing for more restrictions Breakthrough would mark victory for Xi in crucial year Infections ease as China starts Labor Day holiday SHANGHAI / BEIJING, April 30 (Reuters) – Shanghai said on Saturday it had detected no new daily COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas, marking … Read more

China signals easing of tech squeeze in bid to lift economy

People wearing face masks walk past a street amid snowfall, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a shopping area in Beijing, China March 17, 2022. REUTERS / Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING / HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – China signaled an easing of its crackdown on … Read more