More than 5 million Mexicans have dropped out of school because of Covid-19, a heavy toll in a bad country lag behind his peers in the quality of education, even before the pandemic struck. Statistics agency Inegi found that 5.2 million people between the ages of 3 and 29 did not enroll for the 2020-21 school year due to Covid-19 or lack of resources.
More than a quarter of Americans have now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to data published Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of people with one or more shots has risen to 83.9 million people, equivalent to 25.3 percent of the total population.
The coronavirus will be there “in the near future,” England’s chief medical officer said Tuesday. Chris Whitty said the odds of it eradicate the coronavirus were “close to zero”, arguing that while it would be possible to reduce infection levels to manageable levels, the virus “did not go away”.
South Korean Hyundai Motor faces production restrictions from April as one chronic shortage of chips in the auto industry is hitting a group that has been one of the most resilient to date. Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia, which together are the fifth largest car manufacturer in the world, have already started to reduce production of less popular models.
Insurance policyholders vaccinated against Covid-19 must receive gift cards, hotel discounts and other benefits under Manulife Canada plans to encourage the use of the injectionsCanadians enrolled in the Manulife Vitality Program are eligible for 400 “Vitality Points” with proof that they have received a vaccine.
Pfizer has begun an early clinical trial of one oral drug to treat coronavirus at the first sign of infection. Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officer, said the antiviral treatment had “potent” activity against Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, as well as against other coronaviruses.
The European Commission will announce the acquisition by EssilorLuxottica of € 7 billion of GrandVision, one of the largest mergers under the microscope, which faced delays when the pandemic forced opticians to close. The deal’s approval is subject to the sale by EssilorLuxottica of retail operations in Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.
German biotech company CureVac said that a preclinical study in mice suggested that his coronavirus vaccine candidate may be effective against the more contagious B.1.351, commonly known as the South African variant. Mice receiving the vaccine were immunized against the native Sars-CoV-2 virus and against the strain identified in South Africa.