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Major Chinese city battles Delta Covid variant first detected in India with lockdowns, mass testing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wait in lines for nucleic acid testing on May 26, 2021 in Guangzhou, China. Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong are carrying out mass testing and have locked......

Do vaccine incentives work? Krispy Kreme says giving away 1.5 million free doughnuts has helped

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here What will it take to convince people to get vaccinated against Covid? From free doughnuts to million-dollar payouts, public and private groups are trying it all. Back in March, Krispy Kreme was one of the first businesses to roll out a......

Unvaccinated Americans are less worried about traveling than vaccinated Americans are, study says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans have different attitudes about the idea of traveling this spring, according to the findings from a marketing technology company. And they’re not different in the way you might assume. With travel bookings surging, data from New......

Students protest mandatory Covid vaccinations at colleges

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Across the country, a growing number of colleges and universities have said vaccinations will be mandatory for the fall of 2021. Now, hundreds of thousands of students will be required to get the Covid-19 vaccine, whether they want to or......

The UAE and Bahrain offer third Sinopharm shots amid questions over vaccine effectiveness

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wait their turn to get vaccinated against the coronavirus at a vaccination center set up at the Dubai International Financial Center in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on February 3, 2021. The UAE has administered at least three million......

Mix and match Covid vaccine study finds increased risk of mild to moderate symptoms

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker injects a dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccine centre set up at City Hall in Hull, northeast England on May 7, 2021. OLI SCARFF | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A major......

EU leaders raise doubts over U.S. plan to waive Covid vaccine patents

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here France’s President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference during the European Social Summit hosted by the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Palacio de Cristal in Porto. JOSE COELHO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON......

Will your child’s school mandate Covid vaccinations?

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Once children over age 12 are eligible for Pfizer’s Covid vaccine, the question of whether they will have to get it before going back to school in the fall will remain. “Like everything with Covid, this is going to be......

Will summer see a ‘travel window’ before fall infections rise? Here’s what medical experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For some homebound travelers yearning for a vacation, the question isn’t whether to book a vacation this year, but when.  Enthusiasm for travel is at its highest point in a year, with 87% of American travelers expected to take a......

Here’s a complete list of destinations opening to vaccinated travelers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The list of places that’s welcoming vaccinated people is growing by the week. Proof of vaccines is easing travel restrictions to some places, and is the only way travelers can gain entrance to others. Yet from health forms to testing......

Royal Caribbean CEO, after months of cajoling, praises CDC’s new path to resume U.S. cruises

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain on Thursday cheered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated coronavirus policies for resumption of cruises from U.S. ports. “We’re really very pleased and very excited because it really does set forth a pathway that......

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: New CDC mask guidance late and confusing, but a ‘step in the right direction’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wearing two protective masks walk on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs to more......

More than 30 colleges now say Covid vaccines will be mandatory for fall 2021

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It is increasingly likely that students returning to college campuses in the fall will be required to get the Covid-19 vaccine. In just the last few days, California State University and the University of California announced that all students, staff......

EU prepares legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery issues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The European Union is preparing legal action against AstraZeneca over shortfalls in deliveries of its coronavirus vaccine, according to four......

Six vaccinated medical experts reveal their summer travel plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared vaccinated Americans to travel again, but some immunized travelers remain on the fence about making summer plans.   Is it finally safe to fly? What about visiting unvaccinated relatives or traveling......

Myth or reality? Health experts weigh in on whether ‘herd immunity’ is possible

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People hold hands on Fifth Avenue amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 10, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images As Covid vaccines roll out across the world, many are looking forward to......

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.......

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......

4 charts show how the U.S. is on track for a faster economic recovery than Europe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The sun sets on lower Manhattan and an American flag. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images LONDON — The United States is recovering faster from the economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic than countries in the European......

EU steps up vaccine exports rules and pressures AstraZeneca over deliveries

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The European Union has stepped up tough rules on the exports of Covid vaccines, while also piling pressure on AstraZeneca......

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