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New York Gov. Cuomo briefs the press on Covid pandemic

New York Gov. Cuomo briefs the press on Covid pandemic

[The stream is slated to start at 11:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding a press briefing on the coronavirus Tuesday following his announcement that the state has identified its first Covid-19 …

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Study says many unable to return to work six months later

Study says many unable to return to work six months later

As a first step in the biggest vaccination campaign in Argentina’s history, first line health workers are receiving the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus. Patricio Murphy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — The largest global study of “long Covid” to date has found that …

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Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year’s weekend

Air travel hits new pandemic high over New Year's weekend

Passengers at the Miami International Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC U.S. travel hit a new pandemic high, surging from holiday demand despite new Covid-19 infection levels. More than 1.3 million people passed through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at U.S. airports on Sunday, 55% of the 2.4 million people TSA screened …

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How Walmart plans to take over health care

How Walmart plans to take over health care

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, wants to be your doctor, too. In September 2019 the company known for its “Everyday Low Prices” launched Walmart Health, a primary care clinic, at a store in Dallas, Georgia. The doctor-run clinic, the first of its kind for the big box retailer, offers services …

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UK decision to delay second Covid vaccine shot endorsed by advisers

West Virginia mistakenly gives 42 people Regeneron IV Covid treatment instead of vaccine shot

A pharmacist dilutes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while preparing it to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Health experts have conditionally backed the U.K.’s …

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Trump officials discuss vaccine rollout as criticism mounts

Trump officials discuss vaccine rollout as criticism mounts

[The stream is slated to start at 12:00 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Pentagon are holding a joint briefing Wednesday on the Trump administration’s Covid-19 vaccine program …

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U.S. confirms first case in Colorado

U.S. confirms first case in Colorado

A person gestures towards a sign with a public health information message, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as new restrictions come into force, in London, Britain, December 20, 2020. Toby Melville | Reuters The first case of a new and potentially more infectious strain of Covid-19 has …

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How Joe Biden can accelerate the transition to clean energy

How Joe Biden can accelerate the transition to clean energy

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the recent massive cyber attack against the U.S. and also other Biden administration goals in Wilmington, Delaware, December 22, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, we are on the cusp of a green industrial revolution. …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. House passes bill for $2,000 stimulus checks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, …

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Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on 3 most concerning existential risks

Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on 3 most concerning existential risks

Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn Center for the Study of Existential Risk LONDON – Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn has identified what he believes are the three biggest threats to humanity’s existence this century. While the climate emergency and the coronavirus pandemic are seen as issues that require urgent global solutions, Tallinn …

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Fauci warns of post-Christmas surge in Covid infections

Fauci warns of post-Christmas surge in Covid infections

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), not pictured, before they receive the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine during an event at the NIH Clinical Center Masur Auditorium in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec, …

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Trump’s threat to veto $900 billion Covid relief bill puts major climate legislation at risk

Trump's threat to veto $900 billion Covid relief bill puts major climate legislation at risk

Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images President Donald Trump‘s opposition to a $900 billion coronavirus aid package overwhelmingly passed by U.S. lawmakers late Monday jeopardizes the first significant climate change legislation to win congressional approval in about a decade. Trump has threatened to veto the stimulus bill, which includes $600 direct checks …

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New warnings of a Covid ‘Christmas wave and New Year’s wave’

New warnings of a Covid ‘Christmas wave and New Year’s wave'

Dr. Stephen Parodi, director of Kaiser Permanente’s nationwide Covid response, warned that new coronavirus case surges are imminent unless Americans change their behavior during a Tuesday evening interview on “The News with Shepard Smith.”  “If we don’t make the choice now to change the future, then what I’m worried about …

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U.K. government confirms second strain of coronavirus

U.K. government confirms second strain of coronavirus

A pedestrian wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks in central London on December 23, 2020. Tolga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A second new and potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus identified in South Africa has emerged in the United …

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Biden advisor Dr. Atul Gawande was in Moderna trial

Biden advisor Dr. Atul Gawande was in Moderna trial

Dr. Atul Gawande, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, told CNBC on Wednesday he participated in Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccine trial. “My mother, at 84, said, ‘I want to give back,’ so she signed up for the trial. I said if my mom can do that, then I’ll sign up for …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Trump slams Covid stimulus bill U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Al Drago | Getty …

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New Covid strain ruins Christmas travel plans for Brits

New Covid strain ruins Christmas travel plans for Brits

People walk past the closed entrance of the Eurostar terminal at Brussels South railway station after Britain’s European neighbors began closing their doors to travelers from the United Kingdom amid alarm about a rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus, in Brussels, Belgium December 21, 2020. Yves Herman | Reuters LONDON — …

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on nursing home rollout

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on nursing home rollout

West Virginia is on track to administer Covid-19 vaccines at all of its long-term care facilities by the end of this year, Republican Gov. Jim Justice told CNBC on Tuesday. It would mark a significant milestone in West Virginia’s efforts to dampen the impact of the coronavirus. Despite making up …

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Take first one available to you, says Mayo Clinic CEO

Take first one available to you, says Mayo Clinic CEO

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, CEO of the Mayo Clinic, is urging Americans to take the first Covid-19 vaccine available to them. “My message is very simple: Don’t wait for a particular vaccine,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “Get the first vaccine that is offered because their benefits far outweigh …

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New coronavirus strain weighs on sentiment

New coronavirus strain weighs on sentiment

LONDON — European shares are set to open slightly higher Tuesday, attempting to recover from a brutal sell-off in the previous session, as investors sentiment was shaken by a new coronavirus strain in the U.K. Britain’s FTSE 100 is set to open barely above the flatline at 6,420, Germany’s DAX …

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Joe Biden receives Covid vaccine, encourages public to get inoculated

Joe Biden receives Covid vaccine, encourages public to get inoculated

US President-elect Joe Biden receives a Covid-19 vaccination from Tabe Masa, Nurse Practitioner and Head of Employee Health Services, at the Christiana Care campus in Newark, Delaware on December 21, 2020. Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden received a Covid-19 vaccine on live television Monday afternoon …

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Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

Airline stocks slide as U.K. cases prompt travel restrictions

A United Airlines passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, March 13, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters Airline stocks slipped Monday as a highly contagious mutation of Covid-19 found in the U.K. and South Africa prompted travel restrictions by …

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European Medicines Agency authorizes Pfizer vaccine for use in the EU

Hospital CEOs say they are ready to receive it soon

A healthcare worker holds a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine vial at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center in Glendale, California, U.S., December 17, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Europe’s medicines regulator on Monday authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for conditional use, opening the door to an inoculation …

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Covid relief bill includes about $8 billion for vaccine distribution

Covid relief bill includes about $8 billion for vaccine distribution

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, U.S. December 20, 2020. Paul Sancya | Reuters The $900 billion coronavirus relief package agreed to by lawmakers allocates $8 billion to $9 billion to fund vaccine distribution, at least …

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Zoom confident it can meet Christmas Day demand

Zoom confident it can meet Christmas Day demand

LONDON – Zoom is gearing up for what could end up being its busiest day ever: Christmas Day. Around the world, there are lockdowns in place that will make travelling to see friends and family on Christmas Day complicated, and for millions, illegal. Over 18 million people in the U.K. …

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Investors monitor new coronavirus strain

Investors monitor new coronavirus strain

European markets are set to trade lower on Monday as investors monitor a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus strain that has shut down much of the U.K. Britain’s FTSE 100 was seen opening down by 75 points at 6,442, Germany’s DAX off by 190 points at 13,448 and France’s …

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Moderna Covid vaccine FDA approved for emergency use

U.S. plans to ship 6 million Moderna doses once FDA gives OK

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The vaccine — the second approved for use in the U.S. behind Pfizer and BioNTech‘s — bolsters the U.S. supply of doses. The potentially lifesaving shots are desperately needed to fend off the pandemic that has taken …

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Pelosi and McConnell will receive Covid vaccine soon

Pelosi and McConnell will receive Covid vaccine soon

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) (R-KY) with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (L) (D-CA). Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will receive Covid vaccinations in coming days, after the attending physician in Congress urged lawmakers to sign up. The physician, Dr. Brian …

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CVS Health, Walgreens start inoculations at nursing homes

CVS Health, Walgreens start inoculations at nursing homes

A healthcare worker at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center receives COVID-19 a vaccination on December 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. The first rounds of Pfizer’s vaccine were administered in Oregon on Wednesday. Nathan Howard | Getty Images For nursing homes across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has been especially …

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FDA panel recommends emergency approval

FDA panel recommends emergency approval

An influential Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday overwhelmingly backed Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine, a key step paving the way to distribute the second Covid-19 vaccine in the United States next week. The nonbinding decision, which was adopted 20 to 0 with one abstention, from the FDA’s Vaccines and …

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Hospital CEOs see skeptical employees eventually taking it

Side effects are signs shot is building protection, says ex-FDA chief

Some health-care workers are hesitant to receive coronavirus vaccinations, but hospital CEOs told CNBC on Thursday they expect attitudes to shift after a larger percentage of employees are immunized. “I think shortly everybody will want to take it,” Will Ferniany, CEO of UAB Health System in Alabama, said on “Squawk on …

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Putin calls on public to take the coronavirus vaccine

Putin calls on public to take the coronavirus vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin seen speaking on the screen during his annual press conference, on December 17, 2020, in Moscow, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called on the public to get the coronavirus vaccine, but is yet to receive …

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French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid

French President Emmanuel Macron wearing a protective face mask looks on as he makes a statement next to Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas following their meeting at the Elysee Palace on October 28, 2020 in Paris, France. Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — French President Emmanuel …

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DeepMind shifts focus from climate change to protein folding and AGI

DeepMind shifts focus from climate change to protein folding and AGI

Demis Hassabis, co-founder of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) startup DeepMind. Jeon Heon-Kyun | Getty Images LONDON — Artificial intelligence (AI) lab DeepMind has shifted its focus from climate change to other areas of science and is pursuing its original mission of creating artificial general intelligence (AGI), which is widely seen …

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FDA authorizes Abbott’s rapid $25 Covid test for at-home use

FDA authorizes Abbott's rapid $25 Covid test for at-home use

Abbott Laboratories’ BinaxNow kit Abbott Labs The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that it has authorized Abbott Labs‘ rapid Covid-19 test for at-home use, though doctors must prescribe the test for patients. The test, which is an antigen test that delivers results in about 15 minutes, had previously …

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Scott Gottlieb says states may struggle with logistics

Scott Gottlieb says states may struggle with logistics

Dr. Scott Gottlieb expressed concerns Wednesday about the smooth administration of Covid-19 vaccines next year, when shots become available for Americans who are not health-care workers or residents of long-term care facilities. The former Food and Drug Administration commissioner pointed to the challenges that have been reportedly experienced around administering antibody …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens December 16, 2020

5 things to know before the stock market opens December 16, 2020

Here’s the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street looks to extend Tuesday’s rally U.S. stock futures were higher after Tuesday’s rally as investors grew more optimistic about Washington reaching a deal on another coronavirus economic relief package. However, a …

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United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United Airlines starts flying Pfizer vaccine on U.S. passenger flights

United is the first commercial airline to fly the first FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines to the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations and several other teams at United. On behalf of Pfizer, United operated five cargo-only flights in early December delivering COVID-19 vaccines from …

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy optimistic on rollout

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy optimistic on rollout

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday expressed optimism about the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine in New Jersey, but he urged the state’s residents to continue following public health protocols as hospitalizations rise. “We’re still in the thick of things,” Murphy said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” The vaccine distribution “is …

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Biden advisor urges trust, says politics didn’t sway approval

Biden advisor urges trust, says politics didn't sway approval

A health advisor to President-elect Joe Biden on Monday urged Americans to have confidence in Covid-19 vaccines, telling CNBC the regulatory review for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine adhered to scientific protocols. “We know that this process that has been used by the U.S. to evaluate and to approve the vaccine for …

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A strong Peloton competitor for less money

A strong Peloton competitor for less money

Apple‘s subscription fitness app, Fitness+, launches on Monday. I’ve been using it for the past several days and I think it offers a nice variety of workouts that people will like. You need an Apple Watch to take the pre-recorded exercise classes, which are available on iPhones, iPads and the …

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Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental health

Tragedy, Covid isolation, and mental health

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com Getty Images Tony Hsieh seemed to have it all. Hsieh launched the Las Vegas-based shoe ecommerce platform Zappos and sold it to Amazon for $1.2 billion in 2009 — the largest acquisition in Amazon’s history at the time. He was an entrepreneur darling for his …

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Pfizer’s Covid vaccine approved by FDA for emergency use

Dr. Archana Chatterjee explains her FDA panel 'no' vote on Pfizer Covid vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Pfizer and BioNTech‘s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a monumental turning point in the once-in-a-century pandemic that has taken nearly 300,000 American lives in less than a year and wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. FDA Chief Scientist Denise Hinton told Pfizer in …

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WHO holds press conference on the coronavirus outbreak

WHO holds press conference on the coronavirus outbreak

[The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference on Friday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 69.7 …

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Merck CEO optimistic, sees 6 more months of masks

Merck CEO optimistic, sees 6 more months of masks

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier told CNBC on Thursday he was hopeful about continued progress on coronavirus vaccines but suggested that strict adherence to public-health protocols would remain necessary for months ahead. “I think there’s a lot of reason to be optimistic about the vaccines that are coming out. The Pfizer …

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FDA panel recommends approval for emergency use

FDA panel recommends approval for emergency use

A key Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday recommended the approval of Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in people over 16 years old, the last step before the FDA gives the final OK to broadly distribute the first doses throughout the United States. If the …

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Watch ECB President Lagarde speak after latest policy move

Watch ECB President Lagarde speak after latest policy move

[The stream is slated to start at 8:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is speaking at a press conference following the institution’s latest monetary policy decision. The euro zone’s central bank on …

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Google search panels tackle misinformation about Covid vaccines

Google search panels tackle misinformation about Covid vaccines

American multinational technology company Google logo seen at Googleplex, the corporate headquarters complex of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — Google on Thursday rolled out new information panels in search results aimed at countering false claims about …

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Covid-19 tests for passenger on a Royal Caribbean cruise in Singapore

Covid-19 tests for passenger on a Royal Caribbean cruise in Singapore

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship docked at Singapore’s Marina Bay Cruise Centre on Dec. 9, 2020. Rosanna Lockwood | CNBC SINGAPORE — The Singaporean passenger who tested positive for Covid-19 onboard a cruise ship has subsequently tested negative for the disease, according to Singapore’s health ministry. The …

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China may be using its vaccines to expand its soft power

China may be using its vaccines to expand its soft power

Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the progress on scientific research on a coronavirus vaccine and antibody during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, capital of China, March 2, 2020. Ju Peng | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images SINGAPORE – As the vaccine race …

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Dry ice sales skyrocket as hospitals prepare to deliver shots

Dry ice sales skyrocket as hospitals prepare to deliver shots

The ultra-cold temperatures required for storing the Covid-19 vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Germany-based BioNTech has driven a buying frenzy for freezers and dry ice. However, large-scale freezers units are expensive — and with hospital budgets already strained during the pandemic, dry ice has emerged as the …

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Rich nations accused of hoarding doses

Rich nations accused of hoarding doses

Nurse Paula McMahon (R) prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for Grace Thomson (L) at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow on December 8, 2020 as Britain starts is biggest ever vaccination program. Jeff J. Mitchell | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A coalition of campaigning bodies …

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China’s Covid vaccine from Sinopharm is 86% effective, UAE says

China vaccines have an 'appeal' in developing countries

An exhibitor shows inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate from China National Biotec Group of Sinopharm Group during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services at the Beijing Olympic Park on September 5, 2020 in Beijing, China. Han Haidan | China News Service | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates …

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What it’s like in Pfizer, Moderna trials

What it's like in Pfizer, Moderna trials

The Pfizer–BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is both safe and effective, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In a report released Tuesday morning, the FDA indicated that it could greenlight the country’s first Covid-19 inoculation within days.  If Pfizer’s shot is granted an emergency use authorization, or EUA, the immunizations …

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Privacy challenges Trump administration’s effort to track Covid vaccinations

Privacy challenges Trump administration's effort to track Covid vaccinations

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks during a tour of the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters The Trump administration’s plan …

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U.S. hasn’t seen full Covid brunt from Thanksgiving, Fauci warns

U.S. hasn't seen full Covid brunt from Thanksgiving, Fauci warns

Passengers depart Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Atlanta, Georgia, November 23, 2020. Chris Aluka Berry | Reuters As the Christmas season inches closer, the U.S. has yet to see the worst from the coronavirus outbreaks driven by people traveling …

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Shares of Penumbra tank after short seller releases critical report

Shares of Penumbra tank after short seller releases critical report

Shares of Penumbra slid more than 12% on Tuesday after short-seller Quintessential Capital Management released a critical report on the California-based medical devices maker. Quintessential Capital has a short position in Penumbra, meaning it is betting that the stock will go down. The firm first began to target Penumbra last …

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Beware of Covid vaccine scams. Don’t get a fake one

Beware of Covid vaccine scams. Don't get a fake one

Woman holds vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” over dry ice in this illustration taken, December 5, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Illustration | Reuters “I can’t produce enough for the masses,” Johnny T. Stine wrote on Facebook in May, “but in 18 months, when the virus is long gone, everyone will …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective, researchers

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine shows an average effectiveness of 70%

A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — The coronavirus vaccine developed by British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, is the first to have its late-stage trial results …

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Here’s what you need to know

Here's what you need to know

Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming first patient in Britain to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at University Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in Coventry, Britain December 8, 2020. Jacob King | …

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American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

American Airlines offers $129 at-home Covid tests for U.S. travel

A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, November 25, 2020. Hannah McKay | Reuters American Airlines will start offering travelers $129 at-home Covid-19 tests, results that can help them avoid quarantines as long as two weeks. The initiative, which starts Wednesday for travel …

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Shares surge 34% on market debut

Shares surge 34% on market debut

A woman stands next to signage incorporating the logo of JD.com, and the company’s mascot ‘Joy,’ at the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Shares of JD Health, the health-care arm of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, surged on their debut in …

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UK to rollout Covid vaccine Tuesday

UK to rollout Covid vaccine Tuesday

Nurses at the Royal Free Hospital, London, simulate the administration of the Pfizer vaccine to support staff training ahead of the rollout, on December 5, 2020 in London, England. WPA Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.K. is preparing to administer the first Covid-19 vaccines to the …

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Tom Brady’s company TB12 received more than $960,000 PPP loan

NFL considers changing rules next year as more teams go for it on fourth down

Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images Tom Brady’s sports performance and nutrition company received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of $960,855 from …

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WHO warns Covid reinfections may occur as data suggests antibodies wane

WHO warns Covid reinfections may occur as data suggests antibodies wane

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus R speaks at a daily briefing in Geneva, Switzerland. Chen Junxia | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images World Health Organization officials on Friday warned that, though rare, recent data suggests people who were once infected with the coronavirus could be infected again …

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CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, Rick Santelli debate over Covid lockdowns

CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, Rick Santelli debate over Covid lockdowns

“Squawk Box” co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin and CNBC bond maven Rick Santelli engaged in a heated on-air debate Friday over coronavirus restrictions, a back-and-forth that mirrored the ongoing divide among many Americans throughout the pandemic and the derisiveness of the presidential race. The intense disagreement over lockdowns between Sorkin and …

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Kroger prepared to start distribution, says CEO

Kroger prepared to start distribution, says CEO

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen on Thursday expressed confidence about the distribution of coronavirus vaccines at its pharmacies, telling CNBC the grocer was “ready and anxious to get started.” “We’re definitely prepared,” he said on “Closing Bell,” adding the company has been coordinating with the federal government and states for weeks. …

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Facebook to remove misinformation about Covid vaccines

Facebook to remove misinformation about Covid vaccines

Facebook’s logo displayed on a phone screen and keyboard. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook said Thursday it will start removing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines as countries around the world prepare to start rolling them out. Facebook’s policy has been to remove false claims about Covid-19 that it …

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IBM uncovers global email attack on Covid vaccine supply chain

IBM uncovers global email attack on Covid vaccine supply chain

Joachim Kuhn, chief executive officer of Vac-Q-Tec, looks at global distribution screens at the company’s factory in Wurzburg, Germany, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images IBM cyber security analysts on Thursday said they uncovered an email phishing scheme targeting global coronavirus vaccine supply chains, …

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U.S. reports record 2,800 Covid deaths in a single day

U.S. reports record 2,800 Covid deaths in a single day

El Paso County Medical Examiner’s Office staff lock-up the mobile morgues before moving bodies that are in bags labeled “Covid” from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre | Reuters The United States reported …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens December 3, 2020

5 things to know before the stock market opens December 3, 2020

Here’s the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures little changed after another S&P 500 record The reluctance to commit on Wall Street reflected the uncertainty around a new Covid stimulus bill from a bipartisan group of senators. Investors are …

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Warp Speed’s supply director urges patience on Covid vaccine

Warp Speed's supply director urges patience on Covid vaccine

Operation Warp Speed’s director of supply production and distribution put out an estimated timetable on Covid-19 vaccine availability across the United States. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Wednesday evening, Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski (Ret.) assured that everyone who wants a vaccine would be able …

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JD Health Hong Kong IPO raises $3.5 billion

JD Health Hong Kong IPO raises $3.5 billion

Several boxes of goods, bought from JD.com, are stacked on the floor. Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — JD Health, the health-care unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has raised $3.5 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO), CNBC has confirmed. The company issued …

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Obama will take doses, might film to build confidence

Obama will take doses, might film to build confidence

Former President Barack Obama speaks in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a drive-in rally at the Florida International University on November 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will take a coronavirus vaccine once one is …

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WHO says Covid vaccine approval is a first step, demand must be created

WHO holds briefing on pandemic after Moderna finds vaccine is highly effective

Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Approving a coronavirus vaccine is only the first step toward suppressing the pandemic, as countries race to build distribution networks to …

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CDC offers shorter 7- and 10-day Covid quarantine guidelines

CDC offers shorter 7- and 10-day Covid quarantine guidelines

Women walk past a novel coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles, California, December 1, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced shortened alternatives to its recommended quarantine for people who were exposed to someone with Covid-19, Dr. Henry Walke, the agency’s Covid-19 …

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Slack co-founder Cal Henderson was a WFH skeptic until pandemic hit

Slack co-founder Cal Henderson was a WFH skeptic until pandemic hit

Slack co-founder and CTO Cal Henderson Source: Slack LONDON — Slack co-founder and chief technology officer Cal Henderson said Wednesday that he had his doubts about whether companies could work from home before the coronavirus pandemic.   “I was definitely a remote work, like fully distributed work, skeptic prior to …

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UK approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine: Who could be next?

UK approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine: Who could be next?

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 LONDON — The U.K.’s decision to grant emergency approval to Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine …

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Covid cases and deaths in nursing homes are getting worse

Covid cases and deaths in nursing homes are getting worse

Sr. Jeanne Arsenault returns to her room after breakfast at St. Chretienne Retirement Residence, a home for Catholic nuns in Marlborough, MA on August 26, 2020. Arsenault fell ill to COVID-19 during the outbreak. Craig F. Walker | Boston Globe | Getty Images The coronavirus death toll at U.S. nursing …

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UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use

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 The U.K. became the first country in the world to authorize the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, making it available from next week. …

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CDC panel votes today on who gets the Covid vaccine first

CDC panel votes today on who gets the Covid vaccine first

[The stream is slated to start at 2 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an outside group of medical experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is scheduled to vote …

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Hospital CEOs say they are ready to receive it soon

Hospital CEOs say they are ready to receive it soon

Hospital leaders in North Carolina and Ohio told CNBC on Tuesday they will soon be ready to distribute a coronavirus vaccine once emergency use authorization is granted by U.S. regulators. Atrium Health CEO Eugene Woods said the Charlotte-based health network is “locked and loaded” to combat the Covid-19 pandemic through …

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CDC panel set Tuesday to vote who gets vaccine first

CDC panel set Tuesday to vote who gets vaccine first

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel is set to vote Tuesday on who will be first in line to get the coronavirus vaccine. The meeting with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, an outside group of medical experts that advises the CDC, comes a day after …

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Pfizer, BioNTech apply for coronavirus vaccine approval in Europe

Pfizer, BioNTech apply for coronavirus vaccine approval in Europe

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, U.S., September 24, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said they have applied to the European …

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Biden Covid advisor ‘relieved’ about Dr. Scott Atlas resignation

Biden Covid advisor 'relieved' about Dr. Scott Atlas resignation

President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid advisory board member Dr. Celine Gounder told CNBC that she is “relieved” upon hearing news that President Donald Trump’s special advisor on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, formally resigned from his post. “I am relieved that in the future that people who are qualified, people …

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