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And so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, you may recall, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda includes a drive through the countryside and a get-together with the Pharmalot ancestors. We may also make time for a nap. And what about you? The great outdoors are beckoning, so perhaps this is an opportunity for a hike in the woods or a stroll along a beach. Conversely, you could putter around your castle or catch up on your reading. In other words, treat yourself to a little time and space. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

Pfizer (PFE) and the Indian government are at loggerheads over a demand by the drug maker for legal protection from any claims linked to the use of its Covid-19 vaccine, Reuters reports. India has not given any manufacturer of a Covid-19 vaccine indemnity against the costs of compensation for any severe side effects, which is a condition Pfizer has obtained in many countries where its shots have already been widely rolled out, including the U.K. and the U.S.

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