BioNTech Up 3% On Prospects Of Covid Vaccine For Children
Shares of vaccine manufacturer BioNTech SE (BNTX) are up 3 percent on Tuesday’s trading following reports that the company along with its partner Pfizer Inc. (PFE) will ask US federal regulators to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 6 months old as soon as Tuesday. If approved, the first shots could come by the end of February.
According to reports, a three-dose regimen for children under 5 years will most likely be recommended.
Currently at $177.87, the stock has traded between $90.29 and $464.00 during the past 52 weeks.
Vista Equity Affiliates, Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. To Acquire Citrix – Quick Facts
Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) has reached an agreement under which affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, and Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation, an affiliate of Elliott,
will acquire Citrix in an all-cash deal valued at $16.5 billion, including the assumption of Citrix debt. Citrix shareholders will receive $104.00 in cash per share.
Upon completion of the transaction, Citrix’s shares will no longer trade on the Nasdaq, and it will become a private company. In connection with the deal, Vista and Evergreen plan to combine Citrix and TIBCO Software, one of Vista’s portfolio companies.
“Today’s announcement is the culmination of a strategic review process conducted over five months, including extensive outreach to both potential financial and strategic buyers,” said Bob Calderoni, Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Asteroid larger than world's tallest building will pass Earth in two weeks, experts reveal
AN asteroid bigger than the world’s tallest building will flash past the Earth at 67,000mph in two weeks, experts revealed yesterday.
The 2002 AJ129 asteroid — bigger than Dubai’s half-mile high Burj Khalifa skyscraper — is set to miss us by 2.6million miles on February 4.
That is close enough in space terms to be classed as “potentially hazardous” by Nasa.
If it struck, the 0.7mile- long rock would plunge the planet into darkness for decades and spark an ice age apocalypse.
Recent data showed there are 17,495 so-called Near-Earth Objects close to the planet, including 17,389 asteroids.
Nasa scientists currently have no way of stopping or deflecting an asteroid on a collision course and could only evacuate people once the point of impact is calculated.
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Gold Inches Higher As Dollar Falls On Fed Commentary
Gold prices rose on Tuesday and the dollar weakened after Fed officials said they want to avoid unnecessarily disrupting the U.S. economy.
Spot gold rose half a percent to $1,806.73 per ounce, regaining the psychologically important $1 800 an ounce mark, a level it held near for much of last year. U.S. gold futures were up 0.60 percent at $1,805.70.
Kansas City Fed President Esther George said a big reduction in the balance sheet could allow the Fed to pursue a less aggressive strategy on short-term interest rates.
Separately, San Francisco Fed chief Mary Daly said policy moves “have to be gradual and not disruptive”.
Gold prices also received some support after the Reserve Bank of Australia signaled an end to bond buying, but said it sees no need to rush into rate hikes.
Traders now look ahead to the upcoming monetary policy meetings of the Bank of England and the European Central Bank as well as the U.S. Labor Department’s closely watched monthly jobs report due on Friday for more clues on the outlook for monetary policy.
Thousands March In Washington D.C. Demanding End To Vaccine Mandates
Thousands of people marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial Sunday in protest against COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
Up to 35,000 people reportedly attended the “Defeat the Mandates” march calling for an end to vaccine mandates and passports.
The protesters also demanded debate on the issue and the power of informed consent.
Addressing the rally, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made claims about manipulated PCR tests and death rate statistics.
Dr.Robert Malone alleged that vaccines are not working, and that they are not completely safe. “Regarding the genetic Covid vaccines, the science is settled,” the anti-mandate virologist added.
Members of the white nationalist group Proud Boys were reportedly among the protestors.
Last week, D.C. restricted entry at indoor facilities in the city such as restaurants, gyms, music venues and theaters only to those who are vaccinated.
Similar rules are in force in many other major U.S. cities. In New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Boston, entry is allowed at certain establishments, such as restaurants and gyms, with proof of vaccination.
Nearly a quarter of eligible American population has not yet received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
Coroner IDs Lakewood skier who died in crash at Copper Mountain – The Denver Post
FRISCO, Colo. — Authorities have released the name of a 24-year-old suburban Denver man who died in a ski crash at Copper Mountain ski resort.
The Summit Daily News reports Nicholas Vigil, of Lakewood, was skiing with friends through the trees along the intermediate Collage Run when he lost control and crashed Jan. 20. The Summit County coroner’s office says he suffered a traumatic brain injury, and his death was ruled an accident.
Vigil was wearing a helmet at the time. No other information was released.