Health, Fitness & Food

Travelers wearing protective masks wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images With Covid-19 deaths rising rapidly and daily new cases and hospitalizations both reaching all-time highs, epidemiologists and public health officials are
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People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. Andy Manis | Getty Images News | Getty Images The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper. “Health care is completely going digital,” he
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A worker passes a line of freezers holding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate BNT162b2 at a Pfizer facility in Puurs, Belgium in an undated photograph. Pfizer | via Reuters Texas is preparing to start administering the first Covid-19 immunization shots in less than three weeks — as soon as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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A worker wearing personal protective equipment holds a tray containing unlabeled ampoules of the ‘Gam-COVID-Vac’ COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hot on the heels of positive coronavirus vaccine news from the U.K. and U.S.,
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A volunteer is injected with a vaccine as he participates in a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, September 24, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters Public health officials and drugmakers must be transparent about the side effects people may experience after getting their first shot of a
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A patient arrives outside Maimonides Medical Center, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., November 17, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The United States reported more than 195,500 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, a record-high spike less than a week before Thanksgiving, which public health officials
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Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Dubbed “Operation Warp Speed,” the Trump administration is announcing plans for an all-out effort to produce and distribute a
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, arrives for motion hearing on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the U.S. District Court House inside Robert F. Peckham Federal Building in San Jose, California. Yichuan Cao | NurPhoto | Getty Images She was a billionaire CEO whose luxurious lifestyle rivaled that of any movie star. Elizabeth
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View of Corporate and Research and Development Headquarters of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Old Saw Mill River Road in Tarrytown, New York. Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment, the experimental therapy given to President Donald Trump when he
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President Donald Trump waves as he plays golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP Photo President Donald Trump on Saturday did not participate in a virtual G-20 session on global response efforts to the coronavirus and improved pandemic preparedness, even as Covid-19 cases surge
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The Dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha, warned that the United States could “see another 100,000 deaths by Inauguration Day” as the coronavirus death rate climbs and public health professionals raise the alarm.  “Once we get into the spring we easily could be at 450,000 or even 500,000 deaths,” said
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Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana on Friday urged Americans to have confidence in the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, relying on his experience as a participant in the companies’ phase three clinical trial. The U.S. pharmaceutical giant and German biotech firm said earlier Friday they intended to apply for emergency use authorization from
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Schools should be the “last thing” shut down as governors and local officials around the U.S. weigh further public health restrictions in response to surging coronavirus cases, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “We should be trying to curtail whatever activities we know are sources of community spread long before we close schools,” the former Food
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A customer tries out a Samsung Electronics, Galaxy smartwatch at the company’s D’light flagship store in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Samsung Electronics‘ wearable device sales are up by more than 30% this year, a senior executive at the world’s largest consumer electronics and smartphone company
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White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday that convincing people who consider the coronavirus to be “fake news” to get vaccinated against the disease could become an issue as the nation seeks to achieve so-called herd immunity to suppress the pandemic. “They actually don’t think that this is a problem,” Fauci said
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Doug Hirsch, Co-Founder and C0-CEO of GoodRx. Heidi Petty | CNBC Shares of GoodRx, a company that finds users prescription drugs at a discount, plunged this week after Amazon announced online prescription fulfillment. But GoodRx co-CEO Doug Hirsch said investors’ fear was misguided, that the two companies are “complementary,” not competitors. “The headlines say it’s
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SINGAPORE — The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way companies deploy their employees and how they organize their supply chains — and that could create opportunities for Southeast Asia, says Singapore’s trade and industry minister. As the pandemic hit, workers have moved to work remotely from home, and several companies have announced policies to allow
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A customer wearing a face mask exits a Walgreens pharmacy in South Beach on April 14, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Cliff Hawkins | Getty Images The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is seeing “tremendous uptake” of a program that will allow CVS Health and Walgreens to administer coronavirus vaccines to seniors in long-term
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Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday that a final data analysis found their coronavirus vaccine was 95% effective in preventing Covid-19 and, in addition, appeared to fend off severe disease. The vaccine, called BNT162b2, was highly effective against the virus 28 days after the first dose, and its effectiveness was consistent across all ages, races and
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Surging coronavirus outbreaks in countries across Europe and the Americas are “extremely” worrying and beginning to stress health-care systems “to the breaking point,” the World Health Organization’s top official said Monday. “This is a dangerous virus which can attack every system in the body. Those countries that are letting the virus run unchecked are playing
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