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Refugees Lack COVID Shots Because Drugmakers Fear Lawsuits – Documents

BRUSSELS/BANGKOK — Tens of millions of migrants may be denied COVID-19 vaccines from a global program because some major manufacturers are worried about legal risks from harmful side effects, according to officials and internal documents from Gavi, the charity operating …

Viewpoint: High Bar For Litigators Who Want to Compel In-Person Depositions

Due to concerns regarding coronavirus over the past 18 months, in-person depositions have dramatically decreased in number. Remote technology has allowed litigators to conduct depositions entirely from the comfort of their home or office, and avoid any related travel time …

COVID-19 Vaccine Approval is ‘Seismic’ Shift For Legality Of Mandates, Experts Say

Formal U.S approval of the Pfizer Inc /BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine will make it nearly impossible to successfully challenge mandates by employers, legal experts said. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration to give full approval to the vaccine …

Lloyd’s, Parsyl to Insure Emerging Market COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

LONDON, Dec 15 — Lloyd’s of London and insurtech firm Parsyl have launched a program to insure the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in emerging markets as drugmakers race to address the biggest global logistical challenge since the Second World War. …

Virus Talks Drag on Liability as Congress Preps Stopgap Aid

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are giving themselves more time to sort through their end-of-session business on government spending and COVID-19 relief, preparing a one-week stopgap spending bill that would prevent a shutdown this weekend. House floor leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said …

Drones to the Rescue: Berlin Lab Seeks Quicker Virus Tests

BERLIN — A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads. California-based company Matternet is currently testing drone deliveries between a hospital and …

Danish Government Gets Backing for Plan to Cull Minks

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Danish government said Tuesday that a majority in parliament backed its decision to cull the country’s 15 million minks over concerns about a mutated version of the virus that has spread among the animals. The government …