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U.S. officials keep close watch on the ‘delta plus’ Covid mutation as it spreads in the U.K.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 11, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo | Pool | Reuters U.S. health......

The delta variant has a mutation that’s worrying experts: Here’s what we know so far

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A laboratory technician uses a pipette device to process samples to test for the novel coronavirus Covid-19, at Biogroup Laboratory’s lab in west London on January 21, 2021. JUSTIN TALLIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A newly-discovered mutation......

Global COVID-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated people particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. The variant has exposed the wide disparities in vaccination rates between rich and poor nations, and the upshot of vaccine hesitancy......

Yellen and Powell warn that the Delta variant is slowing the recovery.

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America’s two top economic policymakers will warn lawmakers on Tuesday that the Delta variant of the coronavirus has slowed the economic recovery but will convey optimism about the economy’s overall trajectory, according to prepared remarks. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen and the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, will testify......

Delta wants other airlines to share ‘no-fly’ lists of unruly passengers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Airlines have banned hundreds of passengers for unruly behavior since the start of the pandemic. Delta Air Lines wants carriers to share those lists. The Atlanta-based carrier has asked “other airlines to share their ‘no fly’ list to further protect......

Unvaccinated Covid patients overwhelm Ohio hospitals as delta surges across state

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare professional suits up with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to enter a Covid-19 patient’s room in the ICU at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert, Ohio on November 20, 2020. Megan Jelinger | AFP | Getty Images COLUMBUS......

Dow drops more than 500 points amid Fed, Delta variant jitters

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The most important U.S. stock indexes opened sharply lower on Monday as investors assessed a bevy of risks, including a possible shift in Federal Reserve guidance this week that could hurt corporate profits.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was......

Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo The Biden administration’s efforts to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations in the face of the highly contagious delta variant are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows, especially as Republicans and business groups push back on new......

The Delta variant is causing many Americans to lose income. Here’s what to do if you’re one of them

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Food is served at an outdoor restaurant in New York, August 3, 2021. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters As the Delta variant has wound its way through the U.S., signs show it is also hitting the wallets of some Americans. A......

Inflation, a labor crunch and the delta variant pressure restaurants heading into fall, survey finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Restaurants around the county were looking ahead to the economy’s reopening over the last few months, as Covid vaccines became more widespread and pent-up consumer demand was palpable. But headwinds from supply chain disruptions to a labor shortage and rising......

Covid-Overwhelmed Hospitals Postpone Cancer Care and Other Treatment

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It’s a bad time to get sick in Oregon. That’s the message from some doctors, as hospitals fill up with covid-19 patients and other medical conditions go untreated. Charlie Callagan looked perfectly healthy sitting outside recently on his deck in the smoky summer air in the small Rogue Valley town......

Delta variant is so contagious it ‘raises the bar’ for Covid vaccines, Moderna president says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Houston Fire Department paramedics prepare to transport a man with breathing difficulties from a senior living center to a hospital on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s......

Retail sales post surprise gain as consumers show strength despite delta fears

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Retail sales posted a surprise gain in August despite fears that escalating Covid cases and supply chain issues would hold back consumers, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Sales increased 0.7% for the month against the Dow Jones estimate of a......

COVID-19 cases in southeast China more than double as Delta spreads

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Residents register to take nucleic acid tests at a testing site in Quanzhou, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fujian province, China September 13, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. 59 new local cases reported......

U.S. Covid cases finally start to dip from latest peak, but delta variant still on the rise in some states

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A CSULB student receives a first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine during a City of Long Beach Public Health Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) campus on August 11, 2021 in Long Beach,......

WHO says delta remains the ‘most concerning’ Covid variant despite emergence of mu

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mirimus lab scientists preparing to test COVID-19 samples from recovered patients on April 8, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Misha Friedman | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant remains the “most concerning” coronavirus strain despite the emergence of mu, World......

Biden to outline plan to curb coronavirus Delta variant as cases grow

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WASHINGTON/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 7 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday will present a six-pronged strategy intended to fight the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant and increase U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, the White House said on Tuesday. The United States, which leads the world in COVID-19......

Wall Street to open flat as Delta variant weighs on recovery

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The floor of the the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen after the close of trading in New York, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Tinder parent Match Group jumps on joining S&P 500 Boeing drops after Ryanair ends jet order talks Futures: Dow and S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.05% Sept 7 (Reuters) – Wall......

Holiday travel, gatherings could spread COVID-19 infections as Delta variant maintains grip on U.S.

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Holiday travel, gatherings could spread COVID-19 infections as Delta variant maintains grip on U.S. – CBS News Watch CBSN Live As America celebrates the last days of summer, health experts watch for new COVID-19 outbreaks tied to Labor Day......

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