Tag Archives: Health Care/Life Sciences

U.S. negotiating to buy more doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they’re actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine after passing up a chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and special adviser Dr. …

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Amid a second outbreak of the coronavirus, New York starts the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions

[ad_1] On Monday morning, one of America’s first Pfizer PFE, -1.38% vaccine doses was administered by Northwell Health, New York state’s largest health care provider. Intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay was injected in Queens in the historic event.  The injection signals the beginning of the slow, laborious task of vaccinating millions …

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Gold prices rise over 1% on hope for further U.S. coronavirus relief package

[ad_1] Gold futures were trading higher Tuesday, recovering from a two week low, with gains attributed to the prospects for another coronavirus fiscal package gaining more traction in Washington before the end of the year. “Gold prices are rising on optimism that lawmakers are closer to passing a compromised stimulus package,” …

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Health-care workers are quitting in Sweden as second wave of coronavirus infections hits hard

[ad_1] “ ‘I talked to members in August who said they would resign because it was the only way to get some time off and recover. We see high rates of sickness, symptoms of exhaustion and members who have been infected.’ ” That’s Sineva Ribeiro, the chairwoman of the Swedish …

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Gold prices skid lower to start week as U.S. coronavirus vaccine rolls out

[ad_1] Gold futures on Monday were under selling pressure as a rollout of the experimental coronavirus cure began in the U.S. and as some uncertainty centered on another round of COVID-19 relief aid out of Congress hurt the yellow metal’s bullish thesis. However, weakness in the dollar, off 0.5%, as …

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Senior U.S. government officials to get coronavirus vaccine as soon as this week

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. government officials, including some White House officials who work in close proximity to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, will be offered coronavirus vaccines as soon as this week, while its public distribution is limited to front-line health workers and people in nursing …

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United Arab Emirates says a Chinese coronavirus vaccine appears 86% effective

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of sheikhdoms is 86% effective, in a statement that provided few details but marked the first public release of information on the efficacy of the shot. The UAE, home …

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The challenges and perils of transporting millions of COVID-19 vaccines with dry ice across the U.S.

[ad_1] When you order a gift from Amazon AMZN the process of getting the item you purchased to your doorstep is fairly straightforward. But transporting a coronavirus vaccine, if and/or when emergency-use authorization is granted in the U.S., requires arctic temperatures. The government, through Operation Warp Speed, has begun the …

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Continuing choppy pattern, European stocks drop on coronavirus restriction concerns

[ad_1] A man wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of coronavirus waits inside the bus station as protesters march past during an antivax rally and protest against vaccination and government restrictions, in Liverpool, England, on Nov. 14, 2020. oli scarff/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European stocks headed lower on …

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Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 1,500 in a day, as Pfizer provides glimmer of hope for a vaccine with plans to seek emergency approval

[ad_1] After a another grim day in new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, a glimmer of hope on the vaccine front was provided when Pfizer Inc. said it has enough data on its vaccine candidate’s safety to seek emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Pfizer PFE, +0.77% said …

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