Tag: Health care industry

Fully vaccinated U.S. and EU citizens will no longer have to quarantine when traveling to England

People wait for passengers at one of the International Arrivals halls at London Heathrow Airport in west London on February 14, 2021 JUSTIN TALLIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — U.S. and EU travelers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will soon be allowed to visit England without having to quarantine, the […]

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California is requiring proof of Covid vaccination for state employees

Nurse Eon Walk administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic hosted by Mothers in Action and operated by the Los Angeles County of Public Health on July 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images California will require state employees and some health-care workers to show […]

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Marlboro maker Philip Morris says it may stop selling cigarettes in Britain within 10 years

A pack of Philip Morris International Inc. Marlboro Gold cigarettes seen in a Tobacco Store. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — Tobacco group Philip Morris International has reportedly said it plans to stop selling cigarettes in the U.K. within 10 years. It could bring an end to the cigarette maker’s flagship Marlboro […]

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National ballet company predicts largest audiences in years for its return after Covid halt

The American Ballet Theatre — the country’s national ballet company — has announced it will be returning to the stage in New York City this October, a year after halting indoor performances due to Covid. “We cannot wait to see ABT in the Lincoln Center theaters that are our home,” ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff […]

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Work flexibility ‘here to stay’ in post-Covid world, says director at three Fortune 500 companies

Companies are monitoring the spread of the delta Covid variant as they adapt return-to-office plans and prioritize giving flexibility to employees, a board member at three Fortune 500 companies told CNBC on Friday. “I believe there’s going to continue to be hybrid offerings. … Flexibility is here to stay, especially if you want to be […]

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Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says

Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC Source: CDC | YouTube The delta Covid variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases ever seen by scientists, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The variant is highly contagious, largely because people infected with the delta strain can carry up to […]

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CDC group weighs Covid booster shots for immunocompromised people at higher risk of breakthrough infections

A health worker prepares to administer a dose of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at Khagendra Navajeevan Kendra, a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities, in Kathmandu. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group is considering whether fully vaccinated Americans with weakened immune systems need a […]

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Novartis CEO says Covid-related doctor visit delays likely impacting cancer diagnosis rates

The health-care system is still seeing lower rates of diagnoses for certain conditions after the coronavirus pandemic kept non-Covid patients away from the hospital early on, Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan told CNBC on Wednesday. “I think the signals that were sent that ultimately asked patients to stay away from the emergency room, stay away from hospitals, sent […]

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Covid appears to be the ‘Achilles’ heel’ for Southeast Asian economies, says Jefferies

SINGAPORE — The failure to contain Covid infections is impeding the recovery of many Southeast Asian economies, says Sean Darby from Jefferies. “Indonesia, like many of the ASEAN economies, has yet to really get to grips with the Covid-19 virus,” Darby, global head of equity strategy at the U.S. investment bank, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box […]

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