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A vial of Moderna Vaccine sits on a counter waiting for nurses to daw from it at Hartford HealthCare at Home in Bloomfield, Connecticut. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

Moderna won’t share COVID-19 vaccine formula

Pharmaceutical giant Moderna has refused to disclose the formula of its coronavirus vaccine. According to Moderna chairman, the company would keep the vaccine formula private in order to support its own production of the vaccine.

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath speaks during an interview with AFP at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington DC on October 12, 2021. - Rising energy prices are weighing on households but the recent spike is unlikely to fuel a 1970s-style oil crisis and should retreat early next year, IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath told AFP Tuesday. (Photo by PEDRO UGARTE / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO UGARTE/AFP via Getty Images)

IMF lowers 2021 global growth outlook

The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its global growth outlook. The IMF reduced its World Economic Outlook global growth forecast for 2021 from six percent to 5.9 percent this week.

People gather in Piazza del Popolo square during a protest, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Thousands of demonstrators protested Saturday in Rome against the COVID-19 health pass that Italian workers, both the public and private sectors, must display to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a government decree. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

Vaccine mandate protests go global

Police crashed with protesters in Rome after an anti-forced vaccination protest descended into violence. Italy has planned to introduce its “Green Pass” in a week, which has prompted thousands of Italians to take to the streets to protest the government on Saturday.