Health, Fitness & Food

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a ceremony for the opening of the WHO Academy, in Lyon, France, September 27, 2021. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The disparity between the global distribution of Covid-19 boosters and first shots to people in developing nations is a “scandal,” World Health Organization Director-General Dr.
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VIENNA, AUSTRIA – OCTOBER 26: People, holding placards and banners, gather to protest against COVID-19 measures, vaccination and government following the increasing number of cases in recent days. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Austria is expected to impose lockdown restrictions on millions of unvaccinated people in the coming days. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg
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A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is seen at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images A pharmacy in Virginia incorrectly administered Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 shots to 112 children last week, according to the state Department of Health.
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In this article MRNA Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Moderna defended the use of its Covid-19 vaccine Thursday, saying the protection it offers against severe disease, hospitalization and death outweighs the risk of myocarditis, a rare
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Medical staff take care of a Covid-19 patient in the Covid-19 intensive care unit of the community hospital (Klinikum Magdeburg) in Magdeburg, eastern Germany, on April 28, 2021. RONNY HARTMANN | AFP | Getty Images Germany was once seen as the poster child of how to deal with the coronavirus. Now, it’s recording close to
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Jerry Leonardson, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient, sits in his isolation room at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho U.S., October 28, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters After weeks of plunging U.S. Covid-19 cases, the decline in infections has stalled out. New infections have dropped to an average of more than 74,000 per day
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Semi-trailer trucks move along Lincoln Highway while using the indirect interchange from Interstates 70, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 30 on October 14, 2021 in Breezewood, Pennsylvania. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images National industry groups representing retail, truckers and independent businesses sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over its vaccine and testing requirements for
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Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, July 17, 2019. Stephen Lam | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. — In the final two years of Theranos the company’s lab director, Kingshuk Das, says CEO Elizabeth Holmes ignored his repeated complaints about serious errors with the start-ups
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In this article CLOV Health-care start-up Clover Health reports its third-quarter earnings Monday with the surge in Covid-19 delta cases hanging over its results. Clover Health is a Medicare Advantage insurer, focused on using data-driven primary care to bring down medical costs. Here are three things to watch when the company reports after the market
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the authorization of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, during a speech in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, November 3, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters The White House on Monday said businesses should move
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Dr. Leonard Schleifer, CEO, Regeneron Scott Mlyn | CNBC Regeneron’s monoclonal antibodies grant months of protection from Covid-19 and could be administered to individuals whose immune systems aren’t shielded enough by vaccines, CEO Len Schleifer told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday. Schleifer’s comments came after Regeneron released data that indicated its one-dose antibody cocktail cut
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Malaysia Airlines aircraft are parked on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on September 7, 2020. Mohd Rasfan | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Quarantine-free travel between Singapore and neighboring Malaysia will start from Nov. 29 for vaccinated travelers, the two countries announced Monday. Sweden and Finland will also be included in
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In this article PFE CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday took comfort in a prediction by Dr. Scott Gottlieb that the pandemic phase of Covid could be over by January. “Dr. Gottlieb basically said the war’s over, and that’s just incredible,” Cramer said. Gottlieb, who had served as FDA chief under former President Donald Trump, is
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In this article EBS Test tubes are seen in front of a displayed Emergent logo in this illustration taken, May 21, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Emergent Biosolutions shares plunged by more than 42% on Friday after the company disclosed it “mutually agreed” with the federal government to cancel a $628 million contract after botching
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The Covid-19 pandemic could be over in the U.S. by the time President Joe Biden‘s workplace vaccine mandates take effect in early January, Pfizer board member Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday. The vaccine requirements from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration begin on Jan. 4 for any company with at least
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Any C-suite executive looking to lure workers back into the office has likely spent more time thinking about indoor air quality and ventilation over the past year-and-a-half than at any other point in their pre-pandemic life. That’s because healthy buildings have become the latest enticement to bring employees back into the office. As people slowly
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Most truckers are not covered by President Joe Biden’s Covid vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses, according to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, a win for an industry that had warned of potential walkouts that would disrupt already strained supply chains. “We’ve heard some pushback from truckers today. The ironic thing is most truckers are
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As travel industry executives tout the rapid resurgence of tourism and entertainment, the pandemic stock portfolio is getting turned upside down. Airlines stocks are rallying alongside online booking sites, ride-hailing companies and Airbnb, after earnings reports showed clear signs of a recovery in travel. At the same time, stay-at-home stocks are sagging as borders reopen
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Tony Gutierrez | AP Texas challenged the Biden administration on Friday over its Covid vaccine mandate for private businesses, arguing that the new federal requirements are unconstitutional. State Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a petition for review in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the validity of the
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Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against Covid-19 mandates outside the General Motors (GM) Tech Center in Warren, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Mathew Hatcher | Bloomberg | Getty Images Several business groups expressed concern about President Joe Biden’s Covid vaccine mandate on Thursday, arguing that the requirements will burden businesses during the
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In this article FIXX Medicine pill is seen with Merck logo displayed on a screen in the background in this illustration photo taken in Poland on October 4, 2021. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images LONDON — An antiviral pill found to be effective at treating Covid-19 has been approved by Britain’s medicines regulator Thursday,
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Madeleine Strickland, 11, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine as her mother Monica and brother Liam, 6, look on during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Rady’s Children’s hospital vaccination clinic in San Diego, California, November 3, 2021. Mike Blake | Reuters President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Covid vaccinations for kids and booster
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