US weekly unemployment figures hit a five-month low; darkening of the economic picture

Weekly drop in the number of unemployed from 16,000 to 193,000 Compensation continues to decline from 29,000 to 1.347 million GDP decline in the second quarter unreviewed at a rate of 0.6% Gross domestic income revised downwards towards GDP WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Americans applying for new unemployment benefits fell last week to a … Read more

Eisai, Biogen says the Alzheimer’s drug slows cognitive decline

Sep 27 (Reuters) – Eisai Co Ltd (4523.T) and Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) on Tuesday said their experimental Alzheimer’s drug had significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in a large sample of early stage patients, marking rare victory in a field full of unsuccessful drugs. The drug, lecanemab, slowed the progression of brain-wasting disease by 27% … Read more

Canada will remove all COVID travel restrictions as of October 1

A man pushes a luggage cart wearing a mandatory face mask as part of the “Healthy Airport” travel initiative, following social distancing protocols to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 23 2020 REUTERS / Carlos Osorio Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Outstanding Chinese Commentator Calls on COVID Experts to “Speak Up”

Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Sunday that as China contemplates its COVID-19 policy, epidemic experts must speak out and China should conduct comprehensive research and make any research transparent to the public. Hu’s remarkable appeal to Chinese social … Read more