Tag: Covid

New Covid Strain Arrives as Vaccine Makers Gear Up

The latest version, which some are calling Eris, is now a “variant of interest” at the World Health Organization, having been reported in at least 51 countries since early August, including China, the U.S., Korea, Japan, and Canada.

Alibaba Leads China Stocks to Slump as Covid Fears Return, Risking Economic Rebound

Chinese stocks have slumped this week amid fears of a new wave of Covid-19 cases, which would risk growth in the world’s second-largest economy and test the decision to reopen the country after lockdowns induced a slowdown last year.

China prepares for new wave of covid cases from XBB variant

Chinese authorities are rushing to push out vaccines to fight an ongoing new wave of coronavirus cases expected to peak in June and infect as many as 65 million people a week, as the new XBB variant of the virus evolves to overcome the immunity built up after China’s abrupt exit from its “zero covid” policy last year.