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Boris Johnson imposes national lockdown on England

Boris Johnson imposes national lockdown on England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said England is adopting a national lockdown that he hopes will be tough enough to contain a new, highly contagious variant of Covid-19. People can only leave their homes to shop for essentials, work if they can’t from home, exercise, go to the doctor’s and …

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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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Joe Biden says Trump’s Covid vaccine effort far short its own goals

Joe Biden says Trump's Covid vaccine effort far short its own goals

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s effort to distribute and administer Covid vaccine shots, saying that the administration has failed to meet its own goals. “The Trump administration’s plan to distribute vaccines is falling behind, far behind,” he said at a news briefing. “As I long feared …

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Some level of herd immunity may be reached by end-2021

Some level of herd immunity may be reached by end-2021

SINGAPORE – The world must remain vigilant for the next six months, while the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out as it will take time before most of the population receive their vaccinations, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist told CNBC. “We are going to approach the beginning of the end, …

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Chipotle will not require its employees to get the coronavirus vaccine

Chipotle will not require its employees to get the coronavirus vaccine

Chipotle Mexican Grill CEO Brian Niccol said Tuesday that the company will “strongly encourage” employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that foodservice workers are placed next in line to receive the inoculation during phase 1c of vaccine distribution. They fall behind the …

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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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Covid vaccinations ‘won’t be chaos,’ assures Walgreens executive

Covid vaccinations ‘won’t be chaos,’ assures Walgreens executive

Rick Gates, senior vice president of pharmacy and healthcare at Walgreens, told CNBC that getting vaccines to the general public “won’t be chaos” as the FDA authorized Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use and set plans in motion to get states nearly 6 million doses by early next week.    “What you’re going to see, is we’re going …

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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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Dr. Scott Gottlieb expects shortages to last through next week

Dr. Scott Gottlieb expects shortages to last through next week

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he expects a shortage of Covid-19 vaccine doses to continue past next week, even if the Food and Drug Administration issues emergency use authorization for Moderna’s vaccine. “I’ve talked to hospitals. They’re vaccinating far fewer health-care providers than what they could be because they …

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Can you travel to Europe without quarantining? A new program allows it

Can you travel to Europe without quarantining? A new program allows it

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­New preflight testing programs are allowing a small number of Americans to have a European Christmas holiday this year after all. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines launched a Covid-19 testing program for customers flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam, while a second program is scheduled to start on Saturday for Delta …

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Dr. Fauci and Operation Warp Speed’s Dr. Slaoui in livestream

Dr. Fauci and Operation Warp Speed’s Dr. Slaoui in livestream

[The stream is slated to start at 1:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] NIAID’s Dr. Anthony Fauci and Operation Warp Speed’s Dr. Moncef Slaoui speak with CNBC’s Senior Health and Science Reporter Meg Tirrell in two separate one-on-one interviews for a special edition of …

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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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Distribution money at stake in Covid relief talks

Distribution money at stake in Covid relief talks

Congressional efforts to fund state and local distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine continued to hang in the balance on Monday even as the first doses of Pfizer’s pioneering inoculation were being administered. Lawmakers have yet to agree to a funding package to help health departments with the unprecedented vaccination campaign, …

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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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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to immunize the planet ‘more effectively,’ Lancet editor says

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to immunize the planet 'more effectively,' Lancet editor says

Staff at CSL are working in the lab on November 08, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia, where they will begin manufacturing AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine. Darrian Traynor | Getty Images LONDON — The Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine has a “distinct comparative advantage” over other leading candidates, according to the editor-in-chief of The …

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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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Fauci says virus could be under control in ‘back half of 2021’

Fauci says virus could be under control in 'back half of 2021'

Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. …

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U.S. declined Pfizer offer for more doses, says Scott Gottlieb

Why Pfizer's Covid vaccine has been authorized in the U.K. but not the U.S. yet

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a member of Pfizer’s board, told CNBC on Tuesday the company’s offers to provide the U.S. additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine in 2021 was declined by the Trump administration. The government in July agreed to a deal with Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for 100 million doses …

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FDA may authorize Pfizer’s this week

FDA may authorize Pfizer's this week

Dr. Joseph Varon, left, and other medical staff member talk to a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 6, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration could authorize a coronavirus vaccine as early as the …

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Can you be fired if you refuse the Covid vaccine?

Can you be fired if you refuse the Covid vaccine?

Vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and medical syringe with the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and BioNTech German biotechnology company logos. Vincent Kalut | Photonews | Getty Images The country’s first Covid vaccine could be authorized for emergency use as soon as Thursday. If Pfizer and BioNTech get the green …

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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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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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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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China vaccines have an ‘appeal’ in developing countries

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 SINGAPORE – Developing countries …

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More data needed on AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine trials

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 More data will be needed from AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trials to determine the drug’s safety and efficacy following concerns from experts in the U.S., scientists from the …

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Singapore-Arcturus coronavirus vaccine candidate on track for 2021 delivery

Singapore-Arcturus coronavirus vaccine candidate on track for 2021 delivery

Arcturus Therapeutics is co-developing a vaccine candidate for Covid-19 in collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, called ARCT-021. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images SINGAPORE — A Covid-19 vaccine candidate co-developed by Singapore scientists has shown positive interim results and could be available as early as 2021. That’s …

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White House ready to ship Covid vaccines if approved

White House ready to ship Covid vaccines if approved

President Donald Trump‘s administration is ready to help distribute coronavirus vaccines across the United States should regulators grant emergency approvals, Operation Warp Speed advisor Dr. Moncef Slaoui told CNBC on Friday. “As soon as the EUA is approved, within 24 hours, the vaccines will be in the immunization sites and …

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Moderna Covid vaccine could help end pandemic

Moderna Covid vaccine could help end pandemic

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that the devastating coronavirus pandemic could “effectively” be ended next year, following promising developments around Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine. The Massachusetts-based biotech company on Monday announced that its coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing Covid-19, based on preliminary data from its phase-three trial. The news …

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‘Covid cases in U.S. should peak in January’

Coronavirus ‘about to explode’ before therapeutics

Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the FDA Adam Jeffery | CNBC The next two to three months will be difficult for Americans as the coronavirus sweeps the nation and the second surge of the virus picks up steam, says Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the FDA and a …

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Eli Lilly says Covid antibody drugs needed even if there’s a vaccine

Eli Lilly says Covid antibody drugs needed even if there's a vaccine

Eli Lilly Chairman and CEO Dave Ricks told CNBC on Tuesday the company’s coronavirus antibody drug will still be an important treatment for Covid-19, even if a widely available vaccine is brought to market. The Food and Drug Administration granted Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment emergency use authorization Monday evening, allowing it …

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