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Open middle seats could reduce Covid exposure of maskless air travelers, CDC study shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here View of the cabin of a Delta flight between Minneapolis and Baltimore on April 25, 2020. Sebastien Duval | AFP | Getty Images Keeping middle seats open on aircraft could reduce passengers’ exposure to the virus that causes Covid-19 by......

International travel is getting easier — except for the unvaccinated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traveling abroad is getting less complicated for vaccinated travelers.   A growing list of countries is reducing or eliminating quarantine and Covid-19 testing requirements for those who have been fully vaccinated, while keeping restrictions in place for those who haven’t.......

Pausing use of J&J Covid vaccine will not affect timeline of getting U.S. vaccinated, says doctor

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here America’s temporary pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine will not interfere with President Joe Biden‘s goal of getting the nation to some semblance of normalcy by Independence Day, the dean of Brown University’s School of......

Moderna says new data shows its Covid vaccine is more than 90% effective against virus six months after second shot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, January 29, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccine......

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains what the U.S. pause on J&J’s Covid vaccine means

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine will give U.S. health regulators the time they need to thoroughly investigate how......

Pfizer CEO says company can deliver 10% more doses to the U.S. by the end of May than previously agreed

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bottles for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are ready to be prepared before the opening of a mass vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York, February 24, 2021. Seth Wenig | Pool | Reuters Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla......

Panicked patients call doctors as Covid vaccine hesitancy rises with J&J blood clot issue

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here More Americans will likely refuse to get Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine after U.S. health regulators said six women developed a rare blood-clotting disorder that left one dead and another in critical condition, experts on public health and vaccines told......

CVS, Walgreens, grocers halt Johnson & Johnson vaccines, scramble to reschedule appointments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CVS Pharmacy Technician Leslie Carnejo, left, talks to RN Claire Karas after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a CVS in East Boston on Feb. 12, 2021. Erin Clark | Boston Globe | Getty Images Drugstores and grocers have played a......

Live: FDA and CDC hold press briefing after pausing use of J&J Covid vaccine

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The stream is slated to start at 10 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are holding a......

FDA temporarily halts use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to rare blood clotting issues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vial and box seen at a vaccination site. Doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being administered throughout the state of Florida despite a small number of patients who have experienced adverse reactions, including blood......

White House using new methods to reach vaccine-hesitant Americans: NASCAR, CMT and ‘Deadliest Catch’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 12, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images The White House is using alternative methods......

CDC chief says Michigan should ‘shut things down,’ vaccinating alone won’t stop Covid surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer receives a dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine at Ford Field during an event to promote and encourage Michigan residents to get the vaccine on April 6, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images......

India overtakes Brazil to become the second-worst hit country as Covid cases soar

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at HB Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on April 11, 2021. Vishal Bhatnagar | NurPhoto | Getty Images India overtook Brazil as the second worst-infected country behind the United States after......

Regeneron to request FDA clearance to use Covid antibody drug as a preventative treatment

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here View of Corporate and Research and Development Headquarters of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Old Saw Mill River Road in Tarrytown, New York. Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said Monday it will ask the Food and Drug Administration......

Covid variant from South Africa was able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine in Israeli study

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Israeli health worker of the Maccabi Healthcare Services prepares to administer a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine on February 24, 2021 in Tel Aviv. Jack Guez | AFP | Getty Images The coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa......

IMF hikes growth forecast for the Middle East, says recovery will be ‘divergent’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shoppers wearing protective masks walk near the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images The International Monetary Fund has revised its growth forecast......

U.S. states face steep decline in J&J Covid vaccine amid production problems at Baltimore plant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and syringe are seen in front of displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Johnson & Johnson is scaling back shipments of its single-dose Covid-19 vaccine......

U.S. sees rising Covid cases associated with youth sports, CDC director says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Youth Hockey has had more positive coronavirus cases than most sports nationwide. Adam Glanzman | The Washington Post | Getty Images The U.S. is seeing increasing reports of Covid-19 cases linked to youth sports, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention......

Michigan Gov. Whitmer urges residents to restrict activity as Covid cases overwhelm state health system

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer signed at least $2.5 billion in COVID-19 relief spending Tuesday, March......

Can you mix and match Covid vaccines? Here’s what we know so far

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With new guidance following reports of rare blood clots, the global medical community is considering whether it’s possible, and safe, to administer two different vaccine candidates to the same person.     This week the European Medicines Agency and the U.K.’s Medicines......

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