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Vials of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are seen during the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial in an undated photograph. Johnson & Johnson | via Reuters A key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is scheduled to vote Friday on whether to recommend approval of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency
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A detail of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Moderna said Monday it received “positive feedback” from the Food and Drug Administration on its proposal to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses in each of its vials. One vial of Moderna’s two-shot vaccine contains ten doses,
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A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. Tami Chappell | Reuters A new CDC study found that some elderly people who apparently recovered from the coronavirus later came down with a second, even worse case — indicating that asymptomatic or mild cases may not provide a lot
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Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Scott Boden broke down the scope of Tiger Woods’ injuries and what his recovery could look like on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith,” following the golfer’s devastating crash on Tuesday morning.  “We know that because it was an open fracture, meaning that the bone penetrated the skin, at least  temporarily, and
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Dr. Peter Hotez told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that people in the U.S. should not become complacent because of dropping Covid cases, especially amid new reports of a new variant, B.1.526, spreading in New York. “We’re all high fiving ourselves because the numbers are going down, and I am saying that we are
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A shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX global vaccination program arrives at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, Feb. 24, 2021. Nipah Dennis | AFP | Getty Images The first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines delivered through the World Health Organization’s COVAX program arrived in Ghana on Wednesday, a hopeful turning point for developing
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” “we got to do a better job there” when it comes to delivering Covid vaccines to underserved communities.  “People of color are twice as likely to get infected and suffer complications and half as likely to get vaccinated,” said Lamont during a Tuesday
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Lillie McCray (R) receives the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Walgreens healthcare professional Ghassan Ayyad (L) at the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, February 22, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters The supply of Covid-19 vaccine in the United States is slated to substantially ramp up next month with manufacturers doubling the pace
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A man stands near a Cuban National flag at the Melia Varadero International Hotel in Matanzas Province, on October 23, 2020. Varadero, Cuba’s most important beach resort, is reopening to international tourism, amid the coronavirus pandemic. YAMIL LAGE | AFP | Getty Images Cuba’s most advanced Covid-19 vaccine candidate is scheduled to enter late-stage clinical
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday he believes coronavirus cases in the U.S. will continue to decline into the spring and summer, allowing Americans to ease up on some pandemic precautions for the time being. However, in an interview on “Squawk Box,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner stopped short of totally agreeing with
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Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned Americans to steel themselves against a sense of Covid-19 complacency even as coronavirus infections plummet and some scientists predict that herd immunity is just around the corner. “The slope that’s coming down is really terrific — it’s very steep, and it’s coming down very, very quickly. But we are
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Pfizer employees handle containers of vaccine as U.S. President Joe Biden tours a Pfizer manufacturing plant producing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S., February 19, 2021. Tom Brenner | Reuters WASHINGTON – The White House said Sunday that it expects to catch up this week on coronavirus vaccine distribution after a sweeping
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Bins of syringes for the Pfizer BioNtech and Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccines in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Cherry Orr | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday published new data listing the most common side effects Americans reported after receiving shots of Pfizer‘s or Moderna‘s
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People wearing protective masks wait in line to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a large scale vaccination site in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Scientists and health officials told Congress Friday the federal government needs to ramp up its supply of
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New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Friday defended the state’s decision in March to make nursing homes take residents from hospitals that had the coronavirus, blaming most of the virus’ spread on staff members. The directive, issued on March 25, prohibited nursing homes from denying admission or readmission to residents infected with Covid-19.
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The second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is crucial in creating longer and complete immunity as well as preventing variants of the virus, according to Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “We need to know that this is a two-dose vaccine, period,” Offit told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard
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A health worker wearing a protective mask works in a lab during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, U.S. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images It’s been a little more than a year into the global Covid-19 pandemic and there’s still “no credible evidence” that
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Andy Slavitt, at his home in Edina, MN, September 17, 2020. Shari L. Gross | Star Tribune | Getty Images President Joe Biden‘s prediction that the United States could return to some semblance of normalcy by Christmas is “a reasonable answer,” a senior advisor on the president’s Covid-19 response team said Thursday. During a CNN
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Prioritizing teachers in Covid vaccine distribution will continue to be a challenge until more doses are readily available, Andy Slavitt, senior advisor to the White House Covid-19 Response Team, said Wednesday. President Joe Biden has made reopening the nation’s schools for in-person instruction one of his top priorities. On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who has been selected to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Susan Walsh | AP The United States needs to rapidly deploy Covid-19 vaccines and ramp up its surveillance before highly contagious
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Another 20 companies joined The Climate Pledge, a public commitment to “go green” launched by Amazon and Jeff Bezos in 2019. Including the new signatories announced Wednesday, there are 53 companies in 12 countries that have joined. The most high profile company of the latest group is IMB. It announced Tuesday its agenda to hit
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