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Viewpoint: Who’s on the Hook if Vaccines Go Wrong?

The Covid-19 vaccines are here and distribution has begun. But what if something goes wrong? Whether it’s a loss of income, hefty medical bills or other serious adverse effects from getting a shot, someone has to pick up the tab, …

Vaccine Injury Claims Could Face Bureaucratic ‘Black Hole’

Lost in the U.S. launch of the coronavirus vaccine is a fact most don’t know when they roll up their sleeves: In rare cases of serious illness from the shots, the injured are blocked from suing and steered instead to …

Meatpacking Workers Get Priority for Vaccine Under CDC Guideline

Meatpacking and poultry processing workers should be among front-line workers next in line for coronavirus vaccines under guidelines approved by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control advisory committee. Outbreaks of the virus at some plants during the spring caused shutdowns …

Insurers, Drugmakers Sail into Unknown With Covid Vaccine Rollout

LONDON — Speedy global delivery of COVID-19 vaccines by air and sea in ultra cold conditions will lead to a jump in cargo insurance rates and spur demand for new areas of coverage, leaving underwriters on high alert. Pharmaceutical companies …

Vaccine Carrots or Sticks? Businesses Grapple With Getting Employees Inoculated

HOUSTON — U.S. workers could soon face choices such as free COVID-19 shots and a cash bonus if all get immunized, or those unwilling to be vaccinated get reassigned or even lose their jobs. Those options are being studied by …

‘Great Day For Humanity’: Pfizer Says Covid-19 Vaccine Over 90% Effective

Nov 9 — Pfizer Inc’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective based on initial trial results, the company said on Monday, a major victory in the fight against a pandemic that has killed over a million people and …

Masks Are Coveted Items With Covid and Smoke Sweeping West Coast

Lindsey Major, wracked with asthma, crisscrossed Seattle in search of an N95 mask as wildfire smoke blanketed the West Coast. The 25-year-old from Mercer Island scoured stores. Pharmacies, big-box outlets, grocers — none had anything to offer. At work, a …

Russia Says ‘We’re Confident,’ Will Share Legal Risks of COVID-19 Vaccine

MOSCOW/BRASILIA — Russia is so confident in its COVID-19 vaccine that it will shoulder some of the legal liability should anything go wrong, rather than requiring buyers to take on the full risk, the head of the state fund bankrolling …

Reopening U.S. Economy Will Mean Creating All Kinds of New Jobs

Thermal scanners in Utah and Maryland. Contact tracers in San Francisco. Decontamination technicians in Miami. Meet the people needed to keep the post-Covid economy running. In the wake of a pandemic that’s put millions of Americans out of work, a …

Insurers Brace For Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line

What may be the first U.S. securities lawsuits alleging misdeeds related to coronavirus were filed this month — one against a cruise line and another against a pharmaceutical company that claimed to have developed a vaccine for COVID-19. There are …