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.
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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.
Israel’s prime minister has called on the United Nations to take action against Iran for advancing its nuclear program. Speaking in Jerusalem on Tuesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Iran was every nation’s problem and he expected global powers to hold them accountable before the U.N. Security Council.
An investigation has been underway after two Georgia election workers were fired for allegedly shredding voter registration applications. According to a statement on Monday, two employees of the Fulton County Elections Office checked out batches of applications for processing and shredding nearly 300 forms.
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.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued an executive order prohibiting forced vaccine mandates. In an executive order signed on Monday, the Republican governor stated “no entity in Texas” was permitted to force an individual to get the COVID-19 vaccine if the individual was to object.
Sydney, Australia aimed to lift its strict COVID-19 mandates for only those who have been fully vaccinated. Salons, gyms, bars and restaurants opened up their doors to vaccinated patrons on Monday.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh defended the lackluster jobs report from September. In an interview on Sunday, Walsh saidthe addition of just 194,000 jobs was disappointing.
Investigators recovered human remains in a Southern California desert amid the search for a women who went missing this summer. On Saturday, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reported remains were found in the rugged terrain of the open desert of Yucca Valley.