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Top international health officials worry about new Covid variants that may be able to evade vaccines

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A medical worker injects a man with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, May 19, 2021. Seth | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Top health officials in Europe and Africa said......

Fauci says U.S. must vaccinate more people before Delta becomes dominant Covid variant in America

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Susan......

Dementia expert says evidence behind Biogen Alzheimer’s drug ‘wasn’t sufficient’ for FDA approval

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dementia expert Dr. Jason Karlawish told CNBC he’s skeptical of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Biogen‘s Alzheimer’s disease drug, Aduhelm, saying “the evidence to approve the drug wasn’t sufficient.” “Another study is needed to establish whether this drug,......

Fauci’s 2,000 emails a day show how little U.S. officials knew in the early days of the Covid pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases attends a U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the COVID-19 response, focusing on an update from federal officials, on Capitol Hill in......

As Vaccines Turn Pandemic’s Tide, U.S. and Europe Diverge on Path Forward

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Over Memorial Day weekend, 135,000 people jammed the oval at the Indianapolis 500. Restaurants across the United States were thronged with customers as mask mandates were being discarded. The formula, which gained the Biden administration’s blessing,......

Rise in adolescent Covid hospitalizations is reflection of new variants, Gottlieb says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Scott Gottlieb pointed on Friday to the highly transmissible Covid-19 variants as a potential cause behind an increase in adolescents being hospitalized with the virus in March and April.  “It’s concerning, the trends on hospitalizations” among teenagers, said Gottlieb,......

America needs a high-powered commission to probe the pandemic’s origins

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Post Editorial Board President Joe Biden has ordered US intelligence agencies to do a 90-day investigation into the signs COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab. But the country (indeed, the world) needs more: a full, high-powered probe by the likes of the 9/11 Commission to determine the pandemic’s origins. The......

NIH scientists say they may have found a promising new oral antiviral drug for Covid

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alex Raths | Getty Images Scientists may have found a promising new treatment for Covid-19 after an experimental oral antiviral drug demonstrated the ability to prevent the coronavirus from replicating, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday, citing a new......

Delta Covid variant first found in India spreads to 62 countries, hot spots form in Asia and Africa, WHO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker tends to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient supported by a mechanical ventilator and undergoing dialysis at the COVID-19 emergency room of the government hospital National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City, which has declared overcapacity amid......

Biden to double down on U.S. efforts to get more Americans vaccinated by the Fourth of July

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Oliver Contreras | Sipa | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Wednesday plans to double down on his administration’s efforts......

World economic and health leaders call for $50 billion from wealthy nations to help stop Covid pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People wearing protective face masks wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, at a vaccination centre in New Delhi, India, May 4, 2021. Adnan Abidi | Reuters Global economic......

U.S. begins study testing mix-and-match Covid vaccine booster shots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare clinician prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for a commuter during the opening of MTA’s public vaccination program at the 179th Street subway station in the Queens borough of New......

Biden needs help from Merkel, Macron and others to avoid another pandemic

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Kevin D. Williamson President Biden must practice what he preaches on democracy and multilateralism — and call on America’s allies to help get to the bottom of the Covid investigation. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics –......

WHO says Covid origin investigation is being ‘poisoned by politics’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters A top World Health Organization official said Friday that investigations into......

CDC eases summer camp Covid guidance, says fully vaccinated teens don’t need masks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here kali9 | E+ | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its public health guidance for summer camps Friday, saying fully vaccinated teens don’t need to wear face masks or stay 6 feet away from others. Fully......

FDA official says heart issue possibly linked to Covid vaccines is rare, would inoculate own kids

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker administers a dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at a pediatrician’s office in Bingham Farms, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images A heart inflammation condition in......

Africa needs at least 20 million Covid vaccine doses in the next six weeks, WHO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A medical worker injects a man with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, May 19, 2021. Seth | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Africa needs at least 20 million doses of......

Privacy laws need updating after Google deal with HCA Healthcare, medical ethics professor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Privacy laws in the U.S. need to be updated, especially after Google struck a deal with a major hospital chain, medical ethics expert Arthur Kaplan said Wednesday. “Now we’ve got electronic medical records, huge volumes of data, and this is......

DOJ charges 14 people in alleged Covid-related health-care fraud

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Federal prosecutors have charged 14 people — including a medical doctor and owners of laboratories, pharmacies and a home health agency — in multiple Covid-related fraud schemes that allegedly bilked consumers and insurers......

The Pandemic’s Impact On Schools and Your School Choice

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Private Schools Pivoted To Enable A Learning Environment For Preschool And Kindergarten Children   Pandemic S Impact On Schools SAN DIEGO – May 26, 2021 – — An English/Spanish bilingual Montessori toddler through Kindergarten program excelled in creating a safe and educational indoor and outdoor learning environment during the 2020-2021 Pandemic.......

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