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Amazon health care threat? Teladoc CEO says it’s ‘overrated,’ but he should be worried

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Amazon Pharmacy home screen on a smartphone arranged in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Ask a sports star before a game whether their team is......

Fauci’s 2,000 emails a day show how little U.S. officials knew in the early days of the Covid pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases attends a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the COVID-19 response, focusing on an update from federal officials, on Capitol Hill in......

Theranos is history, but big blood testing breakthroughs are coming post-Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical researchers say within a few years major breakthroughs in blood testing technology that use immune system response and genetic analysis to identify disease quickly and cost-effectively will be on the market. picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images......

Rise in adolescent Covid hospitalizations is reflection of new variants, Gottlieb says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb pointed on Friday to the highly transmissible Covid-19 variants as a potential cause behind an increase in adolescents being hospitalized with the virus in March and April.  “It’s concerning, the trends on hospitalizations” among teenagers, said Gottlieb,......

NIH scientists say they may have found a promising new oral antiviral drug for Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alex Raths | Getty Images Scientists may have found a promising new treatment for Covid-19 after an experimental oral antiviral drug demonstrated the ability to prevent the coronavirus from replicating, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday, citing a new......

Delta Covid variant first found in India spreads to 62 countries, hot spots form in Asia and Africa, WHO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker tends to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient supported by a mechanical ventilator and undergoing dialysis at the COVID-19 emergency room of the government hospital National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City, which has declared overcapacity amid......

Biden to double down on U.S. efforts to get more Americans vaccinated by the Fourth of July

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Oliver Contreras | Sipa | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Wednesday plans to double down on his administration’s efforts......

World economic and health leaders call for $50 billion from wealthy nations to help stop Covid pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wearing protective face masks wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, at a vaccination centre in New Delhi, India, May 4, 2021. Adnan Abidi | Reuters Global economic......

U.S. begins study testing mix-and-match Covid vaccine booster shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New......

WHO says Covid origin investigation is being ‘poisoned by politics’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters A top World Health Organization official said Friday that investigations into......

CDC eases summer camp Covid guidance, says fully vaccinated teens don’t need masks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here kali9 | E+ | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its public health guidance for summer camps Friday, saying fully vaccinated teens don’t need to wear face masks or stay 6 feet away from others. Fully......

FDA official says heart issue possibly linked to Covid vaccines is rare, would inoculate own kids

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at a pediatrician’s office in Bingham Farms, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images A heart inflammation condition in......

Africa needs at least 20 million Covid vaccine doses in the next six weeks, WHO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A medical worker injects a man with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, May 19, 2021. Seth | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Africa needs at least 20 million doses of......

Privacy laws need updating after Google deal with HCA Healthcare, medical ethics professor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Privacy laws in the U.S. need to be updated, especially after Google struck a deal with a major hospital chain, medical ethics expert Arthur Kaplan said Wednesday. “Now we’ve got electronic medical records, huge volumes of data, and this is......

DOJ charges 14 people in alleged Covid-related health-care fraud

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Federal prosecutors have charged 14 people — including a medical doctor and owners of laboratories, pharmacies and a home health agency — in multiple Covid-related fraud schemes that allegedly bilked consumers and insurers......

White House officials say China hasn’t been ‘completely transparent’ in Covid origin investigation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic leave The Jade Hotel on a bus after completing their quarantine in Wuhan, Chinas central Hubei province on January 28, 2021. HECTOR RETAMAL |......

More than 130 million Americans are fully vaccinated as average daily Covid cases dip below 25,000

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Maryland National Guard Brigadier General Janeen Birckhead visits with a woman as she receives her Moderna coronavirus vaccine from Specialist James Truong (L) at CASA de Maryland’s Wheaton Welcome Center on May 21, 2021 in Wheaton, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla |......

Moderna says its Covid vaccine is 100% effective in teens, plans to seek FDA OK in early June

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A young man receives his Covid-19 vaccination at a vaccination clinic. People receive the Moderna vaccine in Milford, Pennsylvania. Preston Ehrler | LightRocket | Getty Images Moderna said Tuesday its Covid-19 vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents......

U.S. should dig deeper into theory that Covid originated in a Wuhan lab, ex-Clinton official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. should be playing a larger role in getting to the bottom of the theory that Covid-19 first leaked from a virology lab in Wuhan, China, Atlantic Council senior fellow Jamie Metzl told CNBC on Monday. “Right now, the......

Gottlieb says there’s growing circumstantial evidence that Covid may have originated in a lab

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Evidence that Covid-19 originally leaked from a Wuhan, China, virology lab is growing, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday, pointing to reports that three researchers from the lab sought hospital care with a Covid-like illness in November 2019. “People......

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