Susanna Palmer, Dean Kodiak, Barry Shoop discussed on This Week


Dean kodiak And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom Symptoms linked to the oma cron coronavirus variant have been mild so far that according to a COVID-19 adviser to the South African government and the Pretoria Doctor Who first sounded the alarm about the new strain While South Africa which first identified the new variant currently has over 3200 people with the coronavirus infection there has been no real uptick in hospitalizations says Barry shoop chairman of the ministerial advisory committee on vaccines He was speaking with Sky News today Meantime doctor Anthony Fauci speaking on ABC's this week says the variants strength is a mystery We don't know yet what the level of severity will be Moderna chief medical officer Paul Burton said he suspects the new omen crime coronavirus variant may allude current vaccines and if so a reformulated shot could be available early in the new year Burton said today on the BBC's Andrew Marshall that we should know about the ability of the current vaccine to provide protection in the next couple of weeks He also said if we have to make a brand new vaccine I think that's going to be early in 2022 before that's really going to be available in large quantities He added that the remarkable thing about the mRNA vaccine is that we can move very fast Police say don't confront so called smash and grab robbers hitting high end retailers as people shop They say call 9-1-1 If you feel safe and try to remember any details you can Officers in several cities are being strategically placed near retail stores Former FBI agent Brad Garrett says a big challenge could be copycat thieves They tend not to be an organized group from the standpoint of fencing jewelry of having organized crime involved Stores including beta in San Francisco are now shelling out $30,000 a month for around the clock security Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Susanna Palmer This is Bloomberg You're listening to balance and power with David Weston on Bloomberg radio Still to come this hour.

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