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U.S. consumer confidence climbs to 16-month high despite coronavirus delta variant

[ad_1] The confidence of Americans in the U.S. economy rose in July to a 16-month high and returned to pre-Covid heights even though an outbreak of the delta strain of the coronavirus threatened to result in more restrictions on individuals and businesses. Read: ‘Delta’ chill in the air? A booming …

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U.S. to keep international travel restrictions in place as coronavirus surges

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 travel restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking …

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California, New York City to Require Government Workers Get Covid-19 Vaccine or Be Tested Regularly

[ad_1] Officials in California and New York City said Monday they would require their workers to either be vaccinated against Covid-19 or be tested at least weekly for the virus. California’s order, which also applies to those who work in healthcare settings, goes into effect in August. The New York …

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Some Adolescents Aren’t Getting Vaccinated, as Wary Parents Weigh Risks

[ad_1] The vaccination drive among adolescents, a critical part of the wider effort to build society-wide immunity to Covid-19, has slowed, as many parents harbor safety concerns. Many parents rushed to get their children inoculated in May after regulators widened use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 shot to children as young …

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U.S. to Keep Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Due to Delta Variant, Official Says

[ad_1] WASHINGTON—The U.S. won’t lift restrictions on international travel at this point, a White House official said Monday, citing rising coronavirus cases at home and abroad caused by the Delta variant. President Biden and his administration have faced pressure from international allies and the airline industry to ease travel restrictions …

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Covid-19 Vaccine Pioneer BioNTech Plans to Make New Malaria and Tuberculosis Shots in Africa

[ad_1] BioNTech SE said it would invest some of the profits from the Covid-19 vaccine it markets with Pfizer Inc. into developing shots for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa, part of the German company’s plan to establish a large production hub for innovative medicines on the continent. The biotech firm plans …

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The Science Behind Jon Rahm’s Covid-19 Déjà Vu

[ad_1] TOKYO—Jon Rahm keeps testing positive.  The first set of bad news came after the third round of the Memorial Tournament in June, when Rahm walked off the course with a six-shot lead only to find out a Covid-19 test he had taken came back positive. The price of the …

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How Science Lost the Public’s Trust

[ad_1] ‘Science” has become a political catchword. “I believe in science,” Joe Bidentweeted six days before he was elected president. “Donald Trump doesn’t. It’s that simple, folks.” But what does it mean to believe in science? The British science writer Matt Ridley draws a pointed distinction between “science as a …

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Covid-19 Pill Race Heats Up as Japanese Firm Vies With Pfizer, Merck

[ad_1] A Japanese company has started human trials of the first once-a-day pill for Covid-19 patients, joining Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. in the race to find treatments for the disease. Osaka-based Shionogi & Co., which helped develop the blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor, said it designed its pill to …

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Biden Faces Fresh Challenges on Covid-19, Economy

[ad_1] WASHINGTON—President Biden took office with the goals of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, spurring economic growth and winning legislative approval for trillions in new spending. Six months in, all three of his major objectives are being tested. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, spurred by the Delta variant …

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