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April 15, 2021

Vaccinations

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.......

Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations Paused After Rare Clotting Cases Emerge

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“There is enough vaccine, that is basically 100 percent unquestionable, for every single, solitary American,” he insisted. The reaction prompted an intense debate among public health experts about whether guarding against such a rare disorder was worth the cost. Scores of vaccine appointments were canceled this week, and some public......

Covid cases are rising in more than half of U.S. states, despite ramp-up in vaccinations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical staff watch and advise walk-in patients who received their COVID-19 vaccination at a pop-up clinic at Western International High School on April 12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images As U.S. Covid cases rise, the country......

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......

Florida reports single-digit COVID-19 deaths for first time in months

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Florida has recorded a single-digit increase in COVID-19 related deaths for the first time since September according to state health officials. The Palm Beach Post reported on Monday that state health officials confirmed the deaths of seven Florida......

Earnings season should boost hot financial stocks, RBC’s top bank analyst predicts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here One of the year’s hottest trades may get a boost from earnings season. RBC Capital Markets’ Gerard Cassidy expects financials to exceed Wall Street expectations when they start reporting this week. “The big beats are likely to come from the......

Fed Chair Powell says economy is about to grow much quicker due to vaccinations and fiscal support

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on “The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Susan Walsh | Pool | Reuters The U.S. economy is at a......

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......

New Hampshire and Oklahoma are the latest states to open vaccinations to outside residents.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here New Hampshire and Oklahoma announced plans this week to open up vaccine eligibility to outside residents as supply starts to grow and more states expand eligibility. Gov. Chris Sununu, Republican of New Hampshire, said officials were confident that......

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......

Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Japan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan’s minister in charge of vaccinations. “Unless they decide otherwise, we just......

Detroit lags in COVID vaccinations. What experts say needs to happen

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — A majority of southeast Michigan counties are vaccinating residents at twice the rate Detroit is and that gap is threatening to prolong the pandemic in Michigan’s largest city and forcing health officials to find alternatives to mass-vaccination sites like the TCF Center......

Op-ed: Tech boost is temporary, and more pain is ahead

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investors should be able to take advantage of bullish momentum in tech stocks for at least the next couple of months. In my last post on the subject on Feb. 4, the takeaway was “tech’s reign of relative dominance has......

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Vaccinations Accelerate as Variants Linger

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Leanne Montenegro, 21, covered her eyes to avoid seeing the needle when she received the coronavirus vaccine in Miami on Monday.Credit…Lynne Sladky/Associated Press President Biden plans to announce on Tuesday that he......

France starts giving COVID-19 shots in national sports stadium

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PARIS (Reuters) – France has started administering shots of the COVID-19 vaccine inside the Stade de France, the national stadium that once hosted soccer’s World Cup final. People, wearing protective face masks, walk inside the Stade de France stadium opened as a mass vaccination center in Saint-Denis near Paris as......

Indian states seek widening of vaccinations as second surge overtakes first wave

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) -Many Indian state leaders have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to open up vaccinations to most of the country’s hundreds of millions of adults, following a second surge in infections that has eclipsed the first wave. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a......

‘Beat the S&P handily’ by owning equal portions of cyclicals and growth, top strategist Art Hogan says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Investors may want to avoid playing favorites. Art Hogan of National Securities said Monday that owning equal amounts of growth and cyclical stocks will produce major advantages as stocks break out. “Nothing is going to be binary this year,” the......

U.S. ramps up pace of vaccinations as Michigan, other states see outbreaks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The daily coronavirus death toll in the U.S. is at its lowest level in months as the country continues to ramp up the pace of vaccine administration. At the same time, outbreaks in states like Michigan are stoking fears of......

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