Tag: Moderna Inc

Covid deaths on the rise again in the U.S. after weeks of decline, CDC says

Deaths from the coronavirus are increasing again as the delta variant rips through unvaccinated pockets of the country, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. “After weeks of declines, seven-day average daily deaths have increased by 26% to 211 per day,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a press briefing. New […]

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U.S. stocks slip as sentiment survey shows Americans prepping for highest inflation since 2008

U.S. stock indexes were trading lower midday Friday, but off the lows, as data showing a fall consumer sentiment overshadowed an earlier report on a sharp rise in retail sales, while corporate earnings reports remained mixed. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell this week again reassured markets that a rise inflation was likely to be temporary, […]

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No evidence yet that it’s time for a 3rd booster, says former FDA director

There isn’t enough evidence right now to show that booster shots for Covid vaccines are needed, according to a former FDA director. “Being prepared to make boosters is a good thing, but we really don’t have … evidence, at least in the United States, where we’re seeing vaccine failures or we’re seeing waning in immunity, […]

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Big Pharma’s COVID-19 reputation boost may not last — here’s why – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration The race for developing effective COVID-19 vaccines has put the pharmaceutical industry in the spotlight. Over the past few months, the world has witnessed rapid clinical trials and approvals of several highly effective vaccines like Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. This unprecedented achievement has been made possible by close intra-industry, state industry and international […]

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There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha

There’s no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. “Let me tell you where we are: the data is very clear, if you’ve gotten your two shots of Moderna  or Pfizer  or […]

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Jim Cramer blames market sell-off on government failures to contain delta spread

CNBC’s Jim Cramer came out swinging on Thursday, blaming the market sell-off on world governments and slamming leaders for failing to get a grip on the spread of a Covid-19 variant. Major U.S. stock averages all plunged almost 1% during the session, dropping the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes from record highs. Health concerns […]

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Six vaccinated countries have high Covid infection rates. Five of them rely on Chinese vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines by Chinese firms Sinopharm (left) and Sinovac arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on June 8, 2021. Sovannara | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Among countries with both high vaccination rates and high rates of Covid-19 infection, most rely on vaccines made in China, a CNBC analysis shows. The […]

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U.S. celebrates July Fourth as nation emerges from pandemic, but health officials urge caution

Residents line up with chairs on the side of the street as they watch an Independence Day celebration parade on July 4, 2021 in Brighton, Michigan. Emily Elconin | Getty Images News | Getty Images Americans are set to celebrate the Fourth of July after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of most events last […]

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UAE approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use – ET HealthWorld

The United Arab Emirates has approved Moderna Inc‘s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the fifth vaccine to receive such approval by the Gulf Arab state, the health ministry said in a statement on state news agency WAM on Sunday. The UAE, the region’s tourism, trade and business hub, has had one of the world’s fastest […]

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