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Moderna starts clinical trial of booster shot targeting omicron Covid variant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A healthcare worker fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Giorgio Companies site in Blandon, PA where the CATE Mobile Vaccination Unit was onsite to administer Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines to workers, April 14, 2021. Ben Hasty | MediaNews......

Older workers who lack digital skills at risk of losing income. An initiative from Google and AARP aims to help change that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here MoMo Productions | DigitalVision | Getty Images For older workers, keeping digital skills fresh can be the key to staying employed. Now, the AARP Foundation and Google’s philanthropy arm, Google.org, are joining forces to provide technology and digital skills training......

Covid vaccine skepticism may be fueling ‘worrisome’ rise in wider anti-vax sentiment, doctors say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Protestors demonstrate against Covid vaccine mandates outside the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York, on January 5, 2022. Mike Segar | Reuters Skepticism toward Covid-19 vaccines could be fueling a “worrisome” rise in broader anti-vax sentiment, doctors have......

Biden administration withdraws Covid vaccine mandate for businesses after losing Supreme Court case

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on November 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The Biden......

J&J expects more than $3 billion in Covid vaccine sales this year in mixed quarterly report

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Janssen Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday projected that its Covid vaccine would generate $3 billion to $3.5 billion in sales in 2022, after posting......

Pfizer and BioNTech launch clinical study of Covid vaccine targeting omicron

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A ten year old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso | AFP | Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday launched a clinical......

Some Americans blocked from ordering Biden’s free Covid tests in early website launch

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Take home COVID-19 self testing kits provided by the District of Columbia government, which provides city residents four free take home tests per day, are seen in this illustration taken January 11, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Americans on Tuesday......

Moderna working with world health leaders on Covid booster for this fall that targets omicron, CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Moderna is working on a booster shot that will target the omicron variant of Covid for this fall as nations around the world prepare to distribute annual vaccinations against the virus. “We are discussing with public health leaders around the......

Pfizer CEO says omicron vaccine will be ready in March

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Monday said a vaccine that targets the omicron variant of Covid will be ready in March, and the company’s already begun manufacturing the doses. “This vaccine will be ready in March,” Bourla told CNBC’s Squawk......

Moderna CEO warns people may need fourth Covid shot as efficacy of boosters likely to decline over time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A nurse prepares a syringe with a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Enfermera Isabel Zendal hospital in Madrid, Spain, July 23, 2021. Juan Medina | Reuters Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel on Thursday said the efficacy of......

WHO says vaccine inequity undermines economic recovery: It’s ‘a killer of people and jobs’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Thursday warned the unequal distribution......

CDC panel recommends Pfizer boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds amid omicron surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A nurse gives Sherri Trimble, 15, a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre in Melbourne, Florida. Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s......

Fauci says multiple preliminary studies find omicron is less severe than delta

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, January 21, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said......

Fourth stimulus checks not expected as federal government grapples with omicron surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New Yorkers queued for Covid-19 testing in Times Square on Dec. 26, 2021, as the omicron variant continued to spread. Andrew Kelly | Reuters  Omicron is wreaking more disruption on the American economy. That could prompt Washington lawmakers to revisit......

FDA expands Pfizer booster eligibility to kids ages 12 to 15, authorizes third shots at 5 months

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dash Hunger, 12, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine at the Jewish Federation/JARC’s offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on May 13, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded eligibility for Pfizer and......

Omicron hospitalization risk lower than delta, vaccines provide good protection, U.K. study says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A government advert on a bus stop in London encourages people to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, as the Omicron variant of coronavirus spreads across the globe, Dec. 28, 2021. Vuk Valcic | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty......

WHO says omicron has not spread widely among the vulnerable yet, still too early to determine severity

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Covid-19 rapid PCR test site sign at Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Dwayne Senior | Bloomberg | Getty Images The World Health Organization on Wednesday cautioned that omicron has not......

Fauci warns against large New Year’s Eve parties as Covid cases hit pandemic high

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said Americans should avoid......

Nebraska omicron cluster suggests faster symptom onset compared to past Covid variants

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Healthcare workers prepare Covid-19 tests at a Nomi Health testing site in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Dan Brouillette | Bloomberg | Getty Images An investigation into a cluster of omicron infections in Nebraska suggests the heavily mutated......

Omicron infection appears to protect against delta Covid variant and could displace it, South Africa study finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person performs a self-swab test for COVID-19 in the Brooklyn borough of New York, the United States, Dec. 17, 2021. Michael Nagle | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images People infected with the heavily mutated omicron variant of Covid-19......

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