The World Health Organization said that Europe may still be able to prevent a comeback in its national lockdown even as a resurgent coronovirus rages across the continent. French President Emmanuel Macron will call a defense cabinet meeting on Tuesday to discuss the worsening situation.
AstraZeneca plc said its vaccine candidate caused a strong immune response in older people, while Johnson & Johnson said its first batch of shots could be available in January. Both companies are resuming tests that were stopped due to safety concerns.
The S&P 500 index, worrying for its biggest decline in a month, said rising cases of coronovirus would weaken the global economy and dim prospects for fiscal aid from Washington ahead of the presidential election.
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