Tag Archives: Health care industry

WHO says coronavirus vaccine and treatment research has ‘accelerated at incredible speed’

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gestures during a press briefing on evolution of new coronavirus epidemic on January 29, 2020 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images Research to develop vaccines and treatments to fight the coronavirus has “accelerated at incredible speed,” World Health Organization …

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Cuomo will ask Trump to allow coronavirus patients on Comfort

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will ask President Donald Trump on Monday to allow the U.S. Navy’s 1,000-bed hospital ship Comfort to be used to treat patients with the coronavirus to relieve pressure on extremely strained New York City’s hospital system. “We don’t need the comfort for non-COVID cases, we need …

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Chief surgeon at top NY hospital likens this week of coronavirus outbreak to war

A general view of the exterior of Columbia University Medical Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on February 23, 2012 in New York City. Ben Hider | Getty Images The head of surgery at one of New York’s top hospitals likened the coming weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak to war, saying doctors …

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Overburdened funeral directors look to comfort mourners

Orthodox Jewish men move a wooden casket from a hearse at a funeral home in Brooklyn, New York, on April 5, 2020. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The funeral industry is grappling with new challenges as the mortality rate increases across the nation from the coronavirus crisis. Funeral directors’ jobs …

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Germany drafts plan to end lockdown, Spain’s daily death toll declines

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks.  Global cases: More than 1,280,000 Global deaths: At least 69,789 US cases: At least 337,600 US deaths: …

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Leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa’s largest urban slum

NAIROBI, Kenya – Children use a hand washing station provided by grassroots organization SHOFCO in the Kibera settlement. Anwar Sadat/SHOFCO Around four miles southwest of the center of Nairobi, residents in Africa’s largest ‘slum’ — the sprawling, densely-populated informal settlement of Kibera — are bracing for the coronavirus pandemic. Around …

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Rate of new infections and deaths from coronavirus slowing

Hospital workers wearing protective mask and gear work in a patients’ triage tent at a temporary emergency structure set up outside the accident and emergency department, where any new arrivals presenting suspect new coronavirus symptoms are being tested, at the Brescia hospital, Lombardy, on March 13, 2020. Miguel Medina | …

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European stocks rise, cheered by gradual slowdown in new coronavirus cases

European markets rose sharply Monday morning as the rate of new coronavirus infections appears to be slowing in the region. The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 3.1% in early trade, with autos jumping 5.8% to lead gains as all sectors and major bourses entered positive territory. Stocks are being buoyed by …

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Singapore plans third stimulus package to support economy

A food outlet in Singapore placed markers on selected tables to separate diners as authorities implement stricter social-distancing measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Suhaimi Abdullah | Getty Images Singapore on Monday announced another 5.1 billion Singapore dollars ($3.6 billion) in stimulus to soften the economic damage from the ongoing …

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Fired Navy captain reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

Captain Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck in the eastern Pacific Ocean December 19, 2019. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Huynh | US Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, the now-fired Navy …

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