Tag: Health care industry

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains what the U.S. pause on J&J’s Covid vaccine means

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine will give U.S. health regulators the time they need to thoroughly investigate how six women developed a rare blood clotting disorder that left one dead. Fauci said officials […]

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‘A devastating blow’ — doctor says pausing J&J Covid vaccine will have far reaching effects

Dr. Kavita Patel told CNBC on Tuesday she believes the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation that states pause the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s single-shot Covid vaccine is likely to have lasting impacts on the nation’s efforts to combat the pandemic. “This is a devastating blow to this J&J vaccine effort in the United States,” […]

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India overtakes Brazil to become the second-worst hit country as Covid cases soar

A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at HB Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on April 11, 2021. Vishal Bhatnagar | NurPhoto | Getty Images India overtook Brazil as the second worst-infected country behind the United States after data showed that Covid-19 cases continued to surge. The South Asian nation reported more than […]

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IMF hikes growth forecast for the Middle East, says recovery will be ‘divergent’

The International Monetary Fund has revised its growth forecast upward for the Middle East and North Africa region, as countries recover from the coronavirus crisis that began in 2020. Real GDP in the MENA region is now expected to grow 4% in 2021, up from the fund’s October projection of 3.2%. However, the outlook will […]

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U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and syringe are seen in front of displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson is scaling back shipments of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine by 86% next week as it grapples with manufacturing issues at a major plant in […]

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WHO says more than 87% of the world’s Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries

Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world’s supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that have been distributed across the globe, “over 87% have gone to high-income or upper- and […]

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Germany’s health minster calls for a nationwide lockdown, considers Russian vaccine

A healthcare worker cares for a Covid-19 patient in the ICU ward at the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that Germany faces hard lockdown measures into late March if authorities fail to contain a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images […]

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Covid vaccine maker CureVac hopes shot will get EU approval in June

A man pipettes a blue liquid in a laboratory of the biopharmaceutical company Curevac. Sebastian Gollnow | picture alliance | Getty Images Coronavirus vaccine maker CureVac has said it hopes its Covid shot will receive European approval in the second quarter. CureVac’s CEO Franz-Werner Haas told CNBC Thursday that the vaccine maker was close to […]

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Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

Japan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan’s minister in charge of vaccinations. “Unless they decide otherwise, we just simply need to prepare for the Games, how to control the situation. I think it […]

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Some people with ‘long Covid’ say their symptoms ease after getting vaccine

An employee draws up a syringe and a container with the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, in Schwaz, Austria. JOHANN GRODER | AFP | Getty Images Sheri Paulson had trouble getting out of bed months after her Covid-19 diagnosis. The 53-year-old North Dakota resident and her family fell ill with the disease after attending a wedding in August. […]

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