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The two burgeoning Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Guinea require swift action “to avoid catastrophic consequences,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. It’s the first official statement from the White House on the reemergence of Ebola in the two African countries. Psaki said President Joe Biden has been
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A medic holds Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin vials during the countrywide inoculation drive, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. Vishal Bhatnagar | NurPhoto | Getty Images India could become the world’s second largest Covid vaccine maker, and analysts say the country has the capacity to produce for both its own population and other developing
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s appointee to run the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), listens as Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, December 8, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Dr. Rochelle
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Bill Gates is a philanthropist and climate change evangelist. But he knows full well that his life as a billionaire and business tycoon also makes him “an imperfect messenger on climate change,” he writes in his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” “I can’t deny being a rich guy with an opinion,” writes
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Healthcare workers wearing protective gear prepare to attend patients at the Portimao Arena sports pavilion converted in a field hospital for Covid-19 patients at Portimao, in the Algarve region, on February 9, 2021. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images) PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA |
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Critical care workers insert an endotracheal tube into a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, February 11, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Some Covid-19 patients are experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches and “brain fog” for months to nearly a year after their
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Dr. Virginia Banks, an infectious disease specialist, is part of a group of Black physicians and scientists who are focused on ways to solve health-care disparities. Dr. Virginia Banks Dr. Virginia Banks says if the U.S. really wants to bring the pandemic to an end, it’s going to take mobile vans of vaccines in neighborhoods
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Reopening indoor dining is “an extraordinarily reckless and premature decision” as new, more infectious variants of the coronavirus spread in the U.S., virologist Angela Rasmussen told CNBC Friday. Indoor dining resumed at a limited capacity in New York and Portland, Oregon, on Friday. “While I appreciate the economic importance of opening businesses back up and
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A lab technician uses a single channel pipette dropper to test material during Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test processing at a laboratory in the Dunkeld suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg | Getty Images Preliminary reports from South Africa show people who have recovered from Covid-19
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Even after being fully inoculated against Covid, some public-health precautions are still needed until more data on the vaccines can be collected, Dr. Kavita Patel told CNBC on Friday. It’s well understood the two-shot vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are highly effective at preventing severe disease and death from Covid-19, Patel said in a “Squawk
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An increase in vaccinations in the coming weeks in itself might not be enough to contain the spread of a coronavirus variant that was first reported in the United Kingdom in December and has now appeared in the U.S, said Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The emergence of variants could
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Bill Gates at Munich Security Conference on February 17, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Michael Gottschalk | Getty Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warned for years that a deadly pandemic could take place. Now, he’s calling out the threats of bioterrorism and climate change. Gates appeared on Derek Muller’s YouTube channel Veritasium last week, where he was asked about
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Coping techniques can help people struggling with the mental health effects of the Covid crisis, psychiatrist Dr. Patrice Harris told CNBC. “I want everyone to first of all give themselves grace and space to feel how they are feeling. Know that we are not helpless,” Harris said Wednesday on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith.”
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An Obamacare sign is seen outside of the Leading Insurance Agency, which offers plans under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) on January 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The Department of Justice notified the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it no longer considers Obamacare to be unconstitutional, the
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If you’re stressed out, anxious or feeling lonely, you are not alone. Nearly half of American workers have been suffering from mental health issues since the Covid-19 pandemic began, at a significant cost to their well-being and potentially to their employer’s bottom line. There has been a significant jump in full-time U.S. workers dealing with
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Ten to thirty percent of all Covid patients will suffer from long-haul symptoms, according to the latest research from Mt. Sinai’s Center for Post-Covid Care. Those numbers should be a “wake-up call” for young people and motivate them to avoid infection, Dr. Peter Hotez of Texas Children’s Hospital said on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard
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Spc. Katherine Deskins of the Nevada Army National Guard administers a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination to Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue Personnel Director Dennis West on the first day of Clark County’s pilot vaccination program at Cashman Center on January 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty Images The Federal
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Richard Besser, who served as acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under former President Barack Obama, said the U.S. is better off continuing to focus on getting patients both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine despite the slow rollout. On CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith,” Besser agreed with comments made earlier
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A person walks by Broadway posters near Times Square as theaters remain closed following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on January 15, 2021 in New York City. Cindy Ord | Getty Images New York plans to use extensive coronavirus testing as a way to reopen its struggling entertainment venues that have remained
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Florida, Fort Myers, Publix, supermarket Entrance. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images In Florida, hundreds of neighborhood grocery stores have become a cornerstone of the state’s Covid-19 vaccination program. Publix was tapped by the governor’s office in early January to administer shots to
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