Dampening risk appetite was the absence of a resolution to the US debt crisis, despite promising signals on progress late last week, while trade data at the weekend showed China’s export growth fizzled out in September with a fall in sales to Southeast Asia. However, copper imports by China, the world’s top consumer of the metal, reversed a fall in August to jump 18 percent in September. “Lower China exports were not surprising given what we know is happening in the world,” said analyst Joel Crane of Morgan Stanley in Melbourne. “Going forward, it does feel like the copper restocking cycle is maturing. I’d expect imports to ease in October because of the holiday but even with fairly weak external demand I don’t think they’re going to drop off a cliff, especially because regional inventory is low,” he added. Morgan Stanley sees copper trading at an average of $7,165 a tonne in the fourth quarter, in part due to lower available supply. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange inched down 0.2 percent to $7,185.75 a tonne as of 0322 GMT, paring early losses of around 0.7 percent. Copper prices closed last week down nearly 1 percent, the biggest weekly loss since mid-September. The most traded January copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange also cut early losses to trade up 0.2 percent at 51,800 yuan ($8,500). In the United States, Senate negotiations to bring the fiscal crisis to an end showed signs of progress on Sunday, but there were no guarantees that the US federal government shutdown was about to end or that an historic default would be avoided. Oz Minerals cut its 2013 copper production target for the second time this year due to mine repair work, trimming its 2013 forecast by around 12,000 tonnes to between 70,000 and 75,000 tonnes of copper contained in concentrate. The International Copper Study Group (ICSG) said last month that the global copper market in June showed a 132,000 tonne deficit, helped by demand from China, which reached its highest monthly level in 1-1/2 years.
Debunking Flu Shot Myths: London Drugs Pharmacists Set the Record Straight
However, a cold usually only consists of cough and congestion, while the flu also includes body aches and fever. Along with these added symptoms, the flu can also carry more serious implications: the seasonal flu hospitalizes 20,000 people in Canada each year, and it kills between 2,000 and 8,000 people. MYTH #2: The flu shot can give you the flu. London Drugs Certified Injection Pharmacist, Pindy Janda, explains that “injectable flu vaccines do not contain any live virus so they cannot cause the flu.” People often mistake side effects of the vaccine for the flu itself, or get an unrelated cold that they believe is the flu. In both these cases, the flu vaccine itself is falsely blamed. MYTH #3: You can skip years between flu shots. Flu viruses are constantly changing. So each year, the flu shot is updated to provide protection against the most active virus expected in the coming flu season. People must receive a flu shot every year in order to stay protected. MYTH #4: You have to go to a doctor’s office or wait in line at a provincial flu clinic to receive a vaccination. Many people are still unaware that they can receive the flu vaccination from a Certified Injection Pharmacist. London Drugs flu clinics are held throughout Alberta and British Columbia during October and November.