Tag: Vaccinations

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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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 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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Flu jab protects against severe effects of COVID-19, study suggests – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Yves Herman People who are vaccinated against influenza may be partially protected against many severe effects of COVID-19, and are less likely to need emergency care, according to a large-scale study. An analysis of nearly 75,000 COVID-19 patients from around the world strongly suggests that the annual flu shot reduces the risk of stroke, sepsis […]

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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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Full FDA approval of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 shots would reinvigorate the U.S. vaccination push — but it could still be months away

The “full” approval of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines will almost certainly boost sagging vaccination rates in the U.S., though the Food and Drug Administration’s decision might not come until the end of the year. The Pfizer Inc. PFE, +0.43% and Moderna Inc. MRNA, -0.34% vaccines, along with Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ, +1.82% COVID-19 shot, […]

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Three Middle East countries led the world on vaccines early. Then they went in different directions

Two women in face masks walk along a shopping area on April 19, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Francois Nel | Getty Images News | Getty Images Vaccination campaigns in several Middle East nations raced ahead of the rest of the world at the beginning of 2021. Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain […]

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Covid is already deadlier this year than all of 2020. So why do many in U.S. think the problem’s over?

Fans in the audience react as The Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden on June 20, 2021 in New York City. Kevin Mazur | Getty Images As the U.S. pushes ahead with its reopening, easing mask mandates and lifting public health restrictions, much of the rest of the world is seeing an alarming surge in […]

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Asia may be first in, last out of the Covid pandemic, says travel services provider

A health worker prepares a vial of Chinese Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus disease inside a movie theatre turned into a vaccination center in Taguig City suburban Manila on June 14, 2021. Ted Aljibe | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Asia was the first epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak and could be the last […]

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Beware of inflation ‘headwinds’: It could take a year to break even after a 10% to 20% market correction, economist Mark Zandi warns

Moody’s Analytics Mark Zandi has a message for investors: Brace for a significant market correction. The firm’s chief economist expects a more hawkish Federal Reserve will spark a 10% to 20% pullback. And, unlike the sharp drops over the past several years, Zandi anticipates a quick recovery won’t be in the cards particularly because the market […]

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