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Johnson & Johnson expects $2.5 billion in global sales from Covid vaccine this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration a Johnson & Johnson logo is seen in front of a medical syringe and a vial with coronavirus vaccine. Pavlo Gonchar | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it expects......

WHO chief tells International Olympic Committee global failure to share resources is fueling a ‘two-track pandemic’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquaters in Geneva on March 11, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images The......

Life expectancy in the U.S. declined in 2020, especially among people of color

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman looks at the “Naming the Lost Memorials,” as the U.S. deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are expected to surpass 600,000, at The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 10, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The......

Dr. Vin Gupta encourages J&J vaccine recipients to get a Pfizer or Moderna booster

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Intensive-care unit and lung doctor Dr. Vin Gupta told CNBC that he’s already encouraging patients who received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine to get a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot amid the dramatic increase in delta variant cases......

‘If anybody is lying here, senator, it is you,’ Fauci tells Sen. Paul in heated exchange at Senate hearing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sen. Rand Paul traded barbs in a heated exchange at a Senate hearing Tuesday over whether the National Institutes of Health funded controversial research Paul claims could have contributed to the......

Watch live: Fauci, Walensky and the FDA’s Woodcock testify before Senate on Covid pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The stream is slated to start at 10:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Top U.S. health officials are scheduled to testify Tuesday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor,......

Federal judge rules that Indiana University can require Covid vaccines for students

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A medical worker receives the Covid-19 vaccine at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University on April 7, 2021 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China. Southern Visual | Visual China Group | Getty Images A federal judge ruled Sunday......

U.S. government tells individuals to avoid travel to the UK as Covid cases rise

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A United Airlines passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, March 13, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Department on......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb urges social media platforms to curb Covid vaccine misinformation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Social media companies are falling short of their responsibility to regulate the spread of Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their platforms, Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Monday on CNBC. Networking giants like Facebook and Twitter allow accounts to amass large followings and to be......

England takes leap into the unknown, lifting Covid rules as cases surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Two people hug in the middle of the dancefloor at Egg London nightclub in the early hours of July 19, 2021 in London, England. As of 12:01 on Monday, July 19, England will drop most of its remaining Covid-19 social......

Kamala Harris heads to Walter Reed for routine checkup, White House says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the start of a roundtable discussion on voting rights on July 14, 2021 in Washington. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Walter Reed......

Infectious disease expert agrees with Biden that platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with Covid misinformation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Boston University, told CNBC, that, medically, she agrees with President Joe Biden‘s assertion that platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services.......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says U.S. is ‘vastly underestimating’ level of Covid delta spread

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the U.S. is significantly undercounting the number of Covid delta infections, making it difficult to know whether the highly transmissible strain is causing higher-than-expected hospitalization and death rates. “We don’t know......

Millions of Brits set for self-isolation as restrictions ease and Covid cases soar

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Selective focus. Concept photo. Oleksandr Siedov | iStock Editorial | Getty Images LONDON — More than 500,000 people in Britain were told to self-isolate last week by the government-backed Covid-19 Test and Trace app, with similar numbers expected over the......

No evidence yet that it’s time for a 3rd booster, says former FDA director

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here There isn’t enough evidence right now to show that booster shots for Covid vaccines are needed, according to a former FDA director. “Being prepared to make boosters is a good thing, but we really don’t have … evidence, at least......

Some portion of the U.S. population will get booster shots, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Thursday that Covid booster shots may become a reality for certain swaths of the population. Gottlieb made the prediction on the heels of news that a panel of expert advisors to......

Mark Wahlberg-backed F45 pops on IPO day. The actor says the workouts have incredible energy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Global fitness company F45 Training, backed by actor Mark Wahlberg, made its stock market debut Thursday. Under the ticker symbol FXLV, it started trading on the New York Stock Exchange and went as high as $17.75 per share on its......

Hong Kong biotech start-up is set to list on the Nasdaq in a SPAC merger

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signage for Prenetics, a Hong Kong-based biotechnology company, at the company’s laboratory in Hong Kong, China, on Jan. 26, 2018. Anthony Kwan| Bloomberg | Getty Images Hong Kong biotech company Prenetics is set to merge with Artisan Acquisition, a special......

Ease of Covid lockdown restrictions may help diminish drug addiction, National Institute on Drug Abuse director says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. hit a grim record, as the nation simultaneously battled the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 93,331 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2020, and that represents nearly a 30% increase......

Covid cases are surging again in Latin America and the U.S., WHO officials warn

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Covid infections are rapidly rising again in the U.S. and Latin America as more contagious variants spread, putting the entire region at risk, World Health Organization officials said in a briefing Wednesday. Renewed spikes in infections are also exacerbating instability......

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