Pfizer will start testing its coronavirus vaccine on children as young as 12, a crucial step to bringing the shot to more people



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  • Pfizer is expanding its massive coronavirus vaccine clinical trial, opening the study to include children as young as 12.
  • The company is poised to become the first major drugmaker to start testing a COVID-19 shot in kids in a large-scale study.
  • The New York pharma giant said it got permission to boost the study’s overall size to as many as 48,400 volunteers.
  • Pfizer broadened the study last month to include 16- and 17-year-olds as well as people with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C. 
  • While early clinical results were promising, it remains to be seen if Pfizer’s vaccine — or any other experimental shot — can prevent COVID-19.
  • Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said he expects data from this study before the end of October. 
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Will Joe Biden Raise Taxes on People Making Less Than $400,000? Trump, GOP Criticize Proposal

Nonpartisan tax groups and critics of President Donald Trump alike have rebuked a repeated claim by Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, that Joe Biden intends to raise taxes on “82 percent of Americans.”



Mike Pence wearing a suit and tie: Vice President Joseph Biden, (R), shakes hands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, at the Naval Observatory, on November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Vice President Biden and his Wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a luncheon for Vice President-elect Pence and his wife Karen.


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Vice President Joseph Biden, (R), shakes hands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, at the Naval Observatory, on November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Vice President Biden and his Wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a luncheon for Vice President-elect Pence and his wife Karen.

McDaniel’s false claim Sunday prompted Biden staff and supporters to highlight that Biden’s proposed tax plan promises never to raise taxes on any American who makes less than $400,000 per year. McDaniel shared on Twitter a Sunday interview in which Biden campaign co-chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond reiterated that middle-class Americans will not be hit with new taxes. McDaniel dismissed Richmond’s statement and instead pointed toward

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Spin Classes Lead To Twenty One People With Coronavirus From One Gym

A spin class gym in the Canadian city of Hamilton, has been linked with an outbreak of 21 cases of Covid-19 with a further 100 people potentially exposed. The news was originally reported in the local press and cases have so far been found in one staff member and 20 patrons.

The outbreak comes amid months of speculation as to whether gyms and facilities hosting other inside fitness classes and events are high-risk during the pandemic.

Concerns seem to focus on two main aspects of gyms which may make them risky environments:

1) The number of high-touch surfaces, which may be used by multiple gym goers without effective sanitizing between uses, including weights, mats and machines. However, scientists generally now think that the risk of surface

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4 ways young people can start building wealth, even in a recession

It may sound crazy to talk about building wealth during a recession in which millions are struggling with unemployment and paying their bills. But financial expert Patrice Washington says that not only can Americans dig themselves out of debt right now, they can take steps toward building long-lasting wealth. 

“It’s really hard to think about how you can build wealth in the midst of a recession, and I think that a lot of times we assume it’s about being a millionaire,” Washington tells CNBC Make It.

But it’s not. Building wealth is all about having the right mindset, Washington says. “A recession is how I actually built my whole life and career,” she says. “I lost everything in the Great Recession and had to start over from scratch.”

Here are four approaches Washington recommends working on now to set yourself up for financial success.

1. Forgive yourself

To really move

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IDEMIA Commits to Training French Young People and Will Triple the Number of Trainees In 2020

COURBEVOIE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today launched an ambitious and novel French training program. At a time when the current health, economic and social crisis is hitting young people really hard, the Group has taken a strategic long-term decision to step up training and pledges to triple the number of sandwich course trainees hiring 100 graduates by the year-end.

While Covid-19 has caused a global economic slump, IDEMIA pledges to raise the number of its sandwich course trainees to 150 by the end of 2020, with a view to making them a top talent pool for the Company’s latest-tech France-based jobs. In so doing, the Group reaffirms the importance it places on staff training in its innovation policy.

These new trainees will go to all the Company’s French locations including the Courbevoie corporate head office, the Osny, Pessac, Meyreuil and Sophia Antipolis R&D

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Razer Is Betaing a Dumb Light-Up Visa Card for 1,337 People

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Tech companies are really loving the idea of making credit cards. Apple did it, Google’s purportedly working on it, Samsung got on that train this summer, and just yesterday, Venmo announced it, too, making a card. But leave it to Razer to create the dumbest of them all: the Razer Card, a prepaid Visa cashback card that also lights up because, well, duh, it’s Razer.

The idea behind the Razer Card is to, as the press release would imply, appeal the Youths and Millennials via a “unique gamified rewards experience.” Supposedly this rewards experience isn’t the same as your typical loyalty rewards program. According to Razer, its version allows you to “track, score, and redeem rewards based on tasks and everyday transactions.” Which…sounds not that different from a typical reward program, but OK. The card itself will work in tandem with Razer Pay,

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4 people shot in New Orleans’ Central Business District in single episode, police say | Crime/Police

New Orleans police tracked leads Saturday in the shooting of four people in the Central Business District.

The gunfire erupted in the 100 block of Camp Street (map) on Friday at about 9:20 p.m., police said. At least two victims scattered, their injuries reported to police from other nearby locations and initially leading officers to suspect three shootings in 12 minutes. Investigators soon concluded it was a single incident.

The wounded people were found at the intersection of Camp and Canal streets at 9:23 p.m., St. Charles and Gravier streets at 9:26 p.m. and the 300 block of Magazine Street at 9:35 p.m.

All victims were taken to a hospital. Police did not release the identities of the victims, their conditions or information on suspects or a motive.

The violence broke out less than a week after a man was wounded by gunfire in the 100 block of Camp early

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