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Advisor to Japanese prime minister names 4 conditions for the Tokyo Olympics to go on

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Japan. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images SINGAPORE — There has been much debate over whether the Tokyo......

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants sports stars to promote Covid-19 vaccinations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar Adam Jeffery | CNBC Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said he’s supportive of teams and players using their platforms to promote Covid-19 vaccinations. The former National Basketball Association star joined CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on......

President Joe Biden targets 1.5 million Covid vaccinations a day, up from 1 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing a “Made in America” Executive Order in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden......

California lifts statewide Covid stay-at-home order, allowing restaurants to reopen

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person wearing a protective mask arranges a table outside a restaurant in San Francisco, California, July 14, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images California will lift its stay-at-home order across the state on Monday, paving the......

Vaccines emerge as top priority as Biden, Congress try to craft a Covid relief bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to respond to the economic crisis during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters......

Moderna says it’s working on Covid booster shot for variant in South Africa, says current vaccine provides some protection

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Moderna said Monday it’s accelerating work on a Covid-19 booster shot to guard against the recently discovered variant in South Africa. The company’s researchers said its current coronavirus vaccine appears to work against the two highly transmissible strains found in......

Delta plans to bring back 400 pilots, signaling optimism about future air travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pilots talk after exiting a Delta Airlines flight at the Ronald Reagan National Airport on July 22, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Michael A. McCoy | Getty Images Delta Air Lines is planning to bring hundreds of its pilots back by......

Food shortages, sacked officials: What happened when one Chinese city shut down after a Covid outbreak

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Volunteers in protective suits disinfect in a residential area of Tonghua, China on January 24, 2021. Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — One small Chinese city’s rush to control the coronavirus has left some residents without food, and......

CDC director says federal government does not know how much Covid vaccine the U.S. has

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Sunday that the federal government does not know how much coronavirus vaccine the nation has, a complication that adds to the already herculean task before the Biden administration.......

Biden to sign South Africa travel ban to mitigate spread of new Covid-19 strain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden signs executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Joe......

Birx says someone was giving Trump ‘parallel data’ about Covid pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, speaks after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts | Getty......

Biden surgeon general pick says U.S. racing to adapt against new Covid strains

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vivek Murthy, who has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as the US Surgeon General, speaks as Biden announces his team tasked with dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020.......

White House says U.S. states can’t directly purchase Covid vaccine under emergency use authorization

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ron Klain, former White House Ebola response coordinator, speaks during a House Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House chief of staff Ron Klain said......

Companies are racing to build digital passports for people to prove they’ve had the Covid vaccine

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Doctor Richard Dang (R), Assistant professor USC School of Pharmacy, administers a Covid-19 vaccine to Ashley Van Dyke as mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium on January 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Irfan Khan | AFP......

Biden says nothing can change the trajectory of the Covid pandemic over the next several months

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to respond to the economic crisis during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters......

New York state is running 1,000 genome tests per week to look for new Covid variants

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Scientists work in a lab testing COVID-19 samples at New York City’s health department, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, April 23, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters New York state is running about 1,000 genome......

Pfizer says its Covid vaccine trial for kids ages 12 to 15 is fully enrolled

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Walgreens Pharmacist Jessica Sahni holds the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at The New Jewish Home in New York, December 21, 2020. Yuki Iwamura | Reuters Pfizer said it had fully enrolled its Covid-19 vaccine trial in kids ages 12......

CDC quietly changes Covid vaccine guidance to OK mixing Pfizer and Moderna shots in ‘exceptional situations’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bins of syringes for the Pfizer BioNtech and Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccines in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Cherry Orr | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly changed its guidance on......

UK PM Boris Johnson says some evidence new Covid variant may be associated with higher mortality

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) at Downing Street on January 15, 2021 in London, England. Dominic Lipinski | Getty Images There is “some evidence” a new Covid variant first identified in the......

UK doctors have advice for the U.S. on fighting the new Covid strain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Allyson Black, a registered nurse, cares for Covid-19 patients in a makeshift ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on January 21, 2021 in Torrance, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty......

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