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The FDA says Pfizer’s Covid vaccine is safe and effective. But trial participants warn of intense symptoms after second shot

The FDA said data from Pfizer’s Covid vaccine trials show that side effects are common, though there are “no specific safety concerns identified that would preclude issuance of an” emergency use authorization.
Trial participants in the Moderna and Pfizer studies told CNBC they developed more significant symptoms following the second dose.

China’s vice foreign minister hopes new U.S. administration will ‘meet China halfway’

China’s Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said Thursday he hoped the U.S. presidential election would proceed stably and smoothly.
He was speaking at an unrelated press conference, according to state media.
Chinese-language state media have been relatively muted on the U.S. presidential election, amid rapt attention from many social media users and privately run media outlets.

China’s economic recovery from the coronavirus will lift its neighbors in Asia, says Invesco

Economies in Asia are set to benefit as China’s shows a strong rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, says Invesco’s David Chao.
In particular, the focus is on “whether the Chinese consumer can quickly return back to normalized activity,” Chao said.
Chao’s comments came after recent data showed China’s manufacturing activity expanded in September, pointing to a continued recovery for the world’s second-largest economy.