Tag Archives: Health care industry

Dr. Scott Gottlieb expects coronavirus to be an ‘endemic’ virus in U.S. after delta surge

[ad_1] Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he expects the coronavirus to become an endemic virus in the U.S. and other Western countries after the recent surge in delta variant infections calms down. “We’re transitioning from this being a pandemic to being more of an endemic virus, at least …

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The Latest: Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges | Nation & World

[ad_1] TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but cases are still rising amid calls to limit gatherings. On Friday, Tokyo reported 5,773 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 5,042 set last week. Yet many people are ignoring government requests to avoid travel and are gathering at bars and …

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The Latest: Sydney has new high for coronavirus infections

[ad_1] SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting a new daily high of 356 coronavirus infections. The New South Wales government also reported four more COVID-19 deaths Tuesday. The death toll since the latest outbreak was detected in Sydney in mid-June is now 32. One of the latest deaths …

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Why fully vaccinated people can get Covid

[ad_1] Nurses watch a computer screen in Bogota, Colombia on February 18, 2021. JUAN BARRETO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are highly protected against severe infection, hospitalization and death caused by the virus. But coronavirus cases among the fully vaccinated — …

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Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant on delta variant, vaccinations

[ad_1] The pandemic is not coming to an end soon — given that only a small proportion of the world population has been vaccinated against Covid-19, a well-known epidemiologist told CNBC. Dr. Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist who was part of the World Health Organization’s team that helped eradicate smallpox, said …

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Charts show how far delta variant has spread around the world

[ad_1] A sign warning people to stay apart due to Covid-19 is seen on July 29, 2021 in Mevagissey, United Kingdom. Finnbarr Webster | Getty Images News | Getty Images More than one year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is grappling with a highly transmissible delta variant that has …

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Vanguard says it will give employees $1,000 to get Covid-19 vaccine

[ad_1] Vanguard signage at a Morningstar Investment Conference. M. Spencer Green | AP Vanguard is offering its employees $1,000 to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the company has confirmed. The asset management giant follows Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other employers calling on workers to get the coronavirus vaccine amid growing concerns …

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CDC says 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid cases surpassed peak seen last summer

[ad_1] A man inquires about a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a mobile testing van in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The seven-day average of daily coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed the peak seen last summer when the nation didn’t have an authorized …

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California is requiring proof of Covid vaccination for state employees

[ad_1] Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images California will require state employees and some health-care workers to show proof of Covid-19 or face mandatory weekly testing, top state officials said Monday. State employees will be required to submit documentation of their immunization by Aug. 2, according to a …

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Americans are ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines over concerns about variant

[ad_1] Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University, received a booster shot of Pfizer‘s and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine in late June, two months after she got Johnson & Johnson‘s single dose. Rasmussen picked J&J in April, when she was living in Seattle, because she was soon moving to Canada. …

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