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Covid-19 vaccine shortfalls due to confusion over FDA requirements

Covid-19 vaccine shortfalls due to confusion over FDA requirements

Workers move boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as they are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash | AFP | Getty Images Officials with Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government program to distribute Covid-19 vaccines …

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Why ads could be a bargain amid Covid-19

Why ads could be a bargain amid Covid-19

The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Ronald Martinez | Getty Images There’s no better advertising spot on television than the National Football League’s Super …

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General Motors, Ford won’t mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for employees

General Motors, Ford won't mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for employees

Ford started resuming vehicle production in the U.S. on May 18, 2020 with new coronavirus safety protocols such as health assessments, personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social distancing. Ford General Motors will not require employees to receive Covid-19 vaccinations to return to physical office locations or continue …

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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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Covid-19 deaths could nearly double by April despite vaccines

Covid-19 deaths could nearly double by April despite vaccines

El Paso County detention inmates, also known as ?trustees? (low level inmates) and Sheriff officers and morgue staff help move bodies to refrigerated trailers deployed during a surge of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) deaths, outside the Medical Examiner’s Office in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 14, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre | …

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NFL playoff training camps likely if Covid-19 cases continue

NFL playoff training camps likely if Covid-19 cases continue

Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) hands off to Cleveland Browns Running Back Nick Chubb (24) during the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 29, 2020 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. David Rosenblum | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images Despite the National Football …

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Goldman predicts how quickly Covid-19 vaccines will be rolled out

Trump administration officials speak on Covid vaccine distribution

A health worker injects a person during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida. Eva Marie Uzcategui | Bloomberg | Getty Images Investment bank Goldman Sachs has forecast that more than 70% of people in developed markets will be vaccinated against the coronavirus …

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30% of U.S. may get Covid-19 by year-end

Coronavirus ‘about to explode’ before therapeutics

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that nearly one-third of U.S. residents could ultimately have been infected by the coronavirus by the end of 2020. The significant level of prior infections is likely to have implications for transmission of the coronavirus in 2021, when there is the potential for Covid-19 vaccines …

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Indian drugmakers will be ‘essential’ in Covid-19 therapy production

Indian drugmakers will be 'essential' in Covid-19 therapy production

SINGAPORE — India’s generic drugmakers will have an “essential” role to play in rolling out Covid-19 therapeutics to low- and middle-income countries, a United Nations-backed public health body has said. Charles Gore, executive director of Medicines Patent Pool, which works to improve access to medicines in developing nations, told CNBC …

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WuXi Biologics CEO predicts approval for Covid-19 antibody treatment

WuXi Biologics CEO predicts approval for Covid-19 antibody treatment

Chris Chen, chief executive officer at China’s WuXi Biologics, expects approval for a Covid-19 antibody treatment either “late this year or early next year, ” he told CNBC. WuXi Biologics, which sells outsourced laboratory and manufacturing services to biotech companies, has signed several deals with clients to research antibodies for …

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FDA approves emergency use for first at-home Covid-19 test kit

FDA approves emergency use for first at-home Covid-19 test kit

Covid-19 nasal swab test administered on patient. Lisa Maree Williams | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved emergency use for the first Covid-19 test that can be conducted entirely at home. The agency cleared the single-use test, which provides results within …

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Singapore’s Hummingbird Bioscience targets 2021 for Covid-19 treatment

Singapore's Hummingbird Bioscience targets 2021 for Covid-19 treatment

SINGAPORE — A new Covid-19 treatment could become available in Singapore and beyond by early 2021 as homegrown biotech company Hummingbird Bioscience joins major names in making steps to combat the coronavirus. The experimental antibody therapy, which works by “building a wall” around infected cells, aims to provide necessary treatment …

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The European company behind Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The European company behind Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine

The logo of the biotechnology company “BioNTech” in front of the company headquarters. Arne Dedert | picture alliance via Getty Images LONDON — Before 2020, Germany’s BioNTech was a relatively little-known biotechnology company. That all changed when Covid-19 arrived. On Monday, U.S. drug maker Pfizer announced an early analysis of …

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