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Quotation of the Day: Pressure Grows on U.S. Companies to Share Covid Vaccine Technology.

Quotation of the Day for September 23, 2021.

F.D.A. Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Higher-Risk People

Regulators said that people over 65 or at high risk of severe Covid-19 were eligible for an extra shot, setting up a staggered national booster campaign.

John Kerry’s Sales Pitch to Save the Planet

As the first presidential envoy for climate, he wants to persuade world leaders to “do what the science tells us.” With global climate talks less than two months away, he faces a tough path.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Low, but It’s Not as Low as Recent Years

Cool conditions north of Alaska in August reduced melting, scientists say, but the overall is still downward.

Join Us for a Conversation on the Business of Longevity

On Oct. 12, the Harvard researcher and biotech company founder David Sinclair talks with Andrew Ross Sorkin about the quest for immortality.

Pressure Grows on U.S. Companies to Share Covid Vaccine Technology

Moderna accepted $2.5 billion in taxpayer money to develop its Covid-19 vaccine. But officials in the U.S. and overseas are having trouble persuading the company to license its technology.

Moderna vs. Pfizer: Both Knockouts, but One Seems to Have the Edge

A series of studies found that the Moderna vaccine seemed to be more protective as the months passed than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Here’s why.

High Covid Hospitalizations Have Delayed Elective Surgeries

In areas inundated with coronavirus patients, hospitals have postponed treatments and surgeries for people with other serious conditions.

China Pledges to Stop Building Coal-Burning Power Plants Abroad

It marks a major shift for one of the biggest backers of coal-fired plants globally. Still, China remains heavily reliant on new coal plants at home, and is the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases.

John Nkengasong, of the Africa C.D.C., Will Lead PEPFAR

Dr. Nkengasong will be the first person of African origin to oversee the U.S. government program combating H.I.V., which has ravaged the continent.

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