Moderna Booster Effective; Canada May Mix Shots: Virus Update
(Bloomberg) — Moderna Inc. said mid-stage trials showed its booster shots were effective against strains of the coronavirus that emerged from Brazil and South Africa. Canada became the first nation to clear the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for adolescents.U.S. cases could see a sharp decline by July if nationwide vaccination efforts continue to be successful, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. will support a proposal to waive intellectual-property protections for vaccines, joining an effort to increase global supply and close the gap between rich and poor
On March 31, 2021, President Biden released one of his most significant policy initiatives, the American Jobs Plan. The eight-year, over $2 trillion plan proposes large investments in a broadened scope of infrastructure. In addition to upgrades to traditional transportation infrastructure such as highways, bridges, ports, airports and transit systems, the plan details other priorities such as promoting electric vehicles, building a more resilient electric grid, rebuilding water infrastructure and expanding high-speed broadband access.
The plan’s implementation is expected to rely heavily on direct financing from federal loan programs in addition to tax credits and other incentive programs, and direct
This report helps automotive suppliers inform their legal and operational decisions to help address challenges and opportunities. Contact your Foley relationship partner, or John R. Trentacosta or Ann Marie Uetz, to follow up.
Due to the semiconductor shortage, Stellantis will reduce shifts through the end of May at its Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit; Fordextended shutdowns for two additional weeks in Chicago, Flat Rock, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri;Subaru’s Indiana plant is down from April 19-30.
Volkswagen has experienced a production loss of 100,000 vehicles globally as a result of the
This post highlights upcoming opportunities for stakeholder engagement related to regulatory initiatives to address transportation emissions, which include Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) stakeholder meetings and a public comment period on the Transportation and Climate Initiative
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