The The US budget deficit grew to $ 163 billion in January, a five-fold increase from a year ago, when Americans received another round of stimulus payments to cushion the blow of the pandemic. The gap widened as tax receipts totaled $ 385 billion, about 3 percent more than the same period a year ago.
The German Government extended the current lockdown until March 7, with Angela Merkel saying that the restrictive measures had a clear “effect” in terms of declining infection numbers.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed “double masking” in the wake of new research from its scientists who found that wearing two face masks offers more protection against coronavirus.
The European Union supports it resale of vaccines from Poland to Ukraine, a country pursuing EU membership while fending off Russian aggression for seven years. “The European Commission is helping Poland to resell 1.2 million doses [the] AstraZeneca vaccine to Ukraine, ”said European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis.
Target and Tractor Supply have become the newest companies to offer employees incentives to receive the vaccine. Target said it has to be paid up to four hours, two for each shot, to his hour workers when they get vaccines.
The heads of UNICEF and the World Health Organization have urged this “We win or lose together” in the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, as rich countries race ahead in vaccinating their citizens, while poorer countries have to wait a long time to get their hands on supplies.
The World Health Organization has recommended the Oxford / AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for use worldwide by all adults, in a boost for the jab after a series of setbacks.
AstraZeneca has hired a German pharmaceutical manufacturer to support production of its Covid-19 vaccine and ties in with a shortage in supplies to the European Union. The pharmaceutical group has turned to IDT Biologika to find ways to increase capacity.
Mexico will begin vaccinate people over 60 from next weekPresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said, using approximately 1m Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs expected to arrive from India over the weekend.
Coca-Colas sales fell by 5 percent in the last quarter of 2020, as a resurgence of coronavirus cases prompted renewed restraint in restaurants and bars. However, sales fell less sharply than earlier this year, and Coca-Cola rebounded its financial outlook as consumer trends had improved from the worst of the crisis.