Los Angeles Times,
Column: New evidence undermines the COVID lab-leak theory — but the press keeps pushing it, 2021.09.28,
The Associated Press ,
US regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, 2021.08.23,
Israel's COVID-19 vaccine boosters show signs of taming Delta, 2021.08.23,
The Washington Post,
Here's what we know about the delta plus variant, 2021.08.04,
‘The problem remains with the unvaccinated,’ one expert says as Covid-19 cases surge in the US, 2021.08.01,
Texas hospital reports its 1st case of lambda COVID-19 variant, 2021.07.21,
U.S. COVID-19 cases rising, mostly among unvaccinated - officials, 2021.07.08,
France is preparing a new law to make Covid vaccinations compulsory for health care workers, 2021.07.07,
UK govt botched initial Covid response: MPs' probe, 2021.10.12,
That report said Leading advisors were guilty of "groupthink" and pushed a "gradual and incremental approach" to interventions such as social distancing, isolation and lockdowns, but lso praised the government's rapid launch of a mass vaccination campaign against Covid in December, arguing that had "redeemed" some of the earlier failings.
Trade marking ‘COVID’ and ‘Coronavirus’ in the USA: an empirical review, 2021.06.11,
The author reviews the applications including the terms ‘COVID’ and ‘Coronavirus’ filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2020 and find that the COVID-19 pandemic led not only to a large number of filings for medical and pandemic related products, but also for unrelated and promotional products. Individuals and small businesses were the largest groups of filing entities. Moreover, over two-thirds of the filings were submitted based on intent-to-use rather than use in commerce. The author considers the number of filings closely mirrored the development of the pandemic during the various months of 2020 and concludes that one of the lessons that could be derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, and this unprecedented number of applications, is the need to further study the phenomenon of ‘sensation-drive’ trade mark filings and the problems that these filings can represent for the trade mark system.
Beijing Interest Group on Global Health and Global Governance