Americans are increasingly turning away from the coronavirus and focusing their attention elsewhere – especially toward rising consumer prices and other economic areas where Democrats are less trusted – Reuters/Ipsos polling shows, a shift that could favor Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections.

Nearly two thirds of Russians are not willing to receive Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, and about the same number believe the new coronavirus was created artificially as a biological weapon, an independent pollster said on March 1.

Americans’ anxieties over the spread of the coronavirus are at the highest in more than a month, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, as California recorded the state’s largest single-day spike in cases since the pandemic began.

The United States plans a massive testing effort involving more than 100,000 volunteers and a half dozen or so of the most promising vaccine candidates in an effort to deliver a safe and effective one by the end of 2020, scientists leading the program told Reuters.

Novo Nordisk’s sales forecast for 2019 was raised due to growing demand for obesity products and a new injectable treatment for diabetes, which is now the company’s growth engine as insulin sales decline.

Switzerland-based Roche announced a strong second quarterly report with a 7 percent increase in group sales for the first half of 2018 and a 20 percent increase in its core EPS.