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POLAND

2,599,850

Total Cases

59,126

Total Deaths

2,219,655

Total Recovered

321,069

Total Active Cases

0

New Deaths

0

New Cases


via riverheadnewsreview.timesreview03/17/2021

Ziggy Wilinski, 74, was a champion for Riverhead and the Polish Hall he managed with love - Riverhead News Review - Riverhead News Review

Around Riverhead, he was known simply as Ziggy. Synonymous with Polish Hall and easily identified by his welcoming smile, Zbigniew Wilinski was remembered this week as a champion for his hometown. “He is an icon in this community,” remarked Riverhead Town Councilman Frank Beyrodt during an impromptu tribute at the start of last week’s Town...

via finance.yahoo03/12/2021

CORRECTED-AstraZeneca cuts COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Poland - minister - Yahoo Finance

AstraZeneca will reduce the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered to Poland by 550,000 in March, the prime minister's top aide Michal Dworczyk said on Friday. As in other European Union countries, Poland's vaccination programme has been hampered by delays in deliveries from producers.

via expatica03/06/2021

Slovak Covid patients arrive in Poland - Expat Guide to Germany - Expatica Belguim

Patients from Slovakia, the country with the highest death rate from the coronavirus, began arriving in neighbouring Poland Saturday, with others due in Germany, said officials from those countries. “There are three patients in Poland at the moment,” Poland’s deputy...

via natlawreview03/05/2021

Poland's UOKiK Actions; Italian Competition Authority Investigation; EC Actions - The National Law Review

European Commission on anticompetition in reinforcing steel bars sector; PC gaming platform Steam owner Valve fined; Italian Competition Authority ICA opens investigation into Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori SIAE; Poland's UOKIK unconditionally approves the acquisition of Polska Press by PKN Orlen


via cnn02/26/2021

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines: Live updates - CNN

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Friday evening to approve President Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the new administration as the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19 has left Americans in dire need of further relief.

via endpts01/22/2021

GlaxoSmithKline scraps a LAG3 study, marking another failure for the pipeline after a critical setback - Endpoints News

Another gap has appeared in GlaxoSmithKline’s pipeline. Friday morning the Australian biotech Immutep put out word that Hal Barron’s R&D group at GSK had decided to scrap a Phase II proof-of-concept study in ulcerative colitis for their anti-LAG3 therapy GSK2831781. According to the biotech, the program didn't survive an interim

via science.sciencemag.org01/21/2021

Model-informed COVID-19 vaccine prioritization strategies by age and serostatus - Science

Limited initial supply of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine raises the question of how to prioritize available doses. Here, we used a mathematical model to compare five age-stratified prioritization strategies. A highly effective transmission-blocking vaccine prioritized to adults ages 20-49 years minimized cumulative incidence, but mortality and years of life lost were minimized in most scenarios when the vaccine was prioritized to adults over 60 years old. Use of individual-level serological tests to redirect doses to seronegative individuals improved the marginal impact of each dose while potentially reducing existing inequities in COVID-19 impact. While maximum impact prioritization strategies were broadly consistent across countries, transmission rates, vaccination rollout speeds, and estimates of naturally acquired immunity, this framework can be used to compare impacts of prioritization strategies across contexts.

via eureporter.co03/15/2021

Commission approves €1.1 billion Polish scheme to further support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak - EU Reporter

The European Commission has approved a €1.1 billion (PLN 5bn) Polish scheme to support companies in various sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The scheme will apply to the whole territory of the Poland and consists of four measures. The Commission found that the Polish […]

via news.yahoo03/11/2021

Warsaw faces tougher curbs as Poland's COVID-19 case rate surges - Yahoo News

The Polish capital Warsaw will be among cities facing tougher COVID-19 restrictions from Monday, the health minister said in announcing tighter limitations on public life in two more regions to fight a surge in infections. A highly contagious variant of the virus first identified in Britain has driven spiralling infection rates in Poland, with Thursday's total of 21,045 coronavirus cases bringing the pandemic back to levels not seen since November. "When we look at the pandemic situation, it looks like this increase does not show any signs of slowing down," said Health Minister Adam Niedzielski as he announced the return of stricter curbs in the central Mazowieckie region and Lubuskie in the west.


via wsiltv03/03/2021

Head of Poland's Shakespeare theater, Jerzy Limon, dies - WSIL TV

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jerzy Limon, a Polish academic who was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for creating and directing a Shakespeare theater and festival in Poland, has died of COVID-19. He was 70. A spokeswoman for the Gdansk Shakespeare Theater said Limon died at a hospital in Gdansk in northern Poland. Limon was a

via finance.yahoo03/03/2021

Shares in Poland's Mabion surge on Novavax vaccine programme deal - Yahoo Finance

Shares in Mabion, a Polish biotechnology company, jumped by over 60% on Wednesday morning after it announced a framework cooperation deal with U.S. vaccine developer Novavax on COVID-19 vaccination technology. "We look forward to a close cooperation with Novavax, which may pave the way for commercial scale production, provided that technology transfer and technical batch are successfully completed", Mabion Chief executive Dirk Kreder said in a statement. Under the terms of the agreement, Mabion and Novavax will work together to transfer technology for the production of a technical batch of NVX-CoV2373.

via finance.yahoo02/24/2021

Poland's CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077 fix due to cyber attack - Yahoo Finance

Polish video games maker CD Projekt is delaying the release of a patch for its Cyberpunk 2077 game until the second half of March, it said on Wednesday, after a cyber attack slowed down work on fixes for the troubled game. The cyber attack earlier this month compromised some of CD Projekt's internal systems including the source code to Cyberpunk 2077, dealing another blow to the Warsaw-based business after the game's launch was beset by glitches. "While we dearly wanted to deliver Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 in the timespan we detailed previously, the recent cyber attack on the studio's IT infrastructure and extensive scope of the update mean this unfortunately will not happen," the company wrote on Twitter.

via endpts01/22/2021

Covid-19 roundup: Europe to seek clarification on Pfizer/BioNTech delays; J&J predicts 100M doses for US by April - Endpoints News

With reports over slowed distribution of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and threats of lawsuits dangling, the European Commission is planning to ask the company for a clarification over delivery timelines. A spokesman for the EU’s executive branch made the comments early Friday, according to a Reuters report. Pfizer and the Commission

via natlawreview01/20/2021

Polish Competition Authority Operations in 2020 Recap - The National Law Review

Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection UOKiK activity increase in 2020 resulted in fines for a number of entrepreneurs. Activities incl: fighting payment gridlocks, defaulted deadlines, Gazprom Nord Stream 2 merger control; Counteracting Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage in Trading in Agricultural Produce and Foodstuffs


via spglobal03/08/2021

Covered Bonds In New Markets: Expect Only A Gradual Recovery - S&P Global

While the COVID-19 crisis reaffirmed the role of covered bonds as reliable funding tools in times of financial turmoil in both established and new markets, we expect that the pandemic and the subsequent policy response will have long-lasting effects on this instrument. In this report, we take a closer look at the key characteristics and outlook for new covered bonds markets. Despite extended coronavirus containment measures that pushed the world into the deepest recession since the Great Depression, the covered bond market remained open throughout 2020 and banks were able to find investors even at the peak of market turmoil. Cheap central bank funding partly replaced investor-placed covered bonds, but also supported issuance of retained covered bonds (see "Covered Bonds

via news.yahoo03/05/2021

Poland's cases of British coronavirus variant rising: minister - Yahoo News

A variant of COVID-19 first identified in Britain now accounts for 25% of the reported cases in Poland, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said on Friday. "At the start of January, the share of the British variant was around 5% ... Now, the most recent tests show that the share has been systematically growing and for the last 21 days we have almost 25%," Niedzielski told a news conference. The minister partly blamed the British variant for the situation in Poland's north, which has reported a significantly higher rate of new cases than elsewhere in the country.

via waow03/03/2021

Head of Poland's Shakespeare theater, Jerzy Limon, dies - WAOW

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jerzy Limon, a Polish academic who was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for creating and directing a Shakespeare theater and festival in Poland, has died of COVID-19. He was 70. A spokeswoman for the Gdansk Shakespeare Theater said Limon died at a hospital in Gdansk in northern Poland. Limon was a

via local1202/27/2021

First one-shot COVID-19 vaccine nearing approval - WKRC TV Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine will soon become the third option to protect against the coronavirus. It will be the first one-shot vaccine and can be stored in regular refrigerators, which will make it easier to distribute. “It can lead to the ability to reach both individual and herd immunity more quickly. Essentially, it simplifies the process,” said Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic vaccinologist. But with a 72% efficacy rate, doctors are concerned people might not take it.

via sports.yahoo02/23/2021

Egg supply tightens in Poland as EU bird flu crisis hits industry - Yahoo Sports

Avian influenza in Europe is now approaching levels last seen in 2016 with egg supply shrinking in Poland, one of the hardest hit countries due to the loss of laying hens, in a sign that the virus is starting to strain the poultry industry. The disease, commonly called bird flu, has been found in several European countries, decimating flocks with bruising losses for farmers already hit hard by Covid-19. Asia is also experiencing outbreaks of the same highly pathogenic H5N8 strain as the livestock sector also reels from the deadly African Swine Fever epidemic.

via endpts01/22/2021

Covid-19 roundup: J&J predicts 100M doses for US by April; Pfizer/BioNTech will reportedly supply vaccines to COVAX - Endpoints News

With reports over slowed distribution of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and threats of lawsuits dangling, the European Commission is planning to ask the company for a clarification over delivery timelines. A spokesman for the EU’s executive branch made the comments early Friday, according to a Reuters report. Pfizer and the Commission