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Government medical advisers urge ICE to expand COVID-19 vaccinations for immigrant detainees

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Two medical advisers for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implored the U.S. government on Wednesday to expand COVID-19 vaccination access and other mitigation measures at immigration detention centers, where infections have surged by over 800% in 2022, according......

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......

German Covid protests turn nasty in row over rules and vaccinations

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Many take place on Monday nights. By advertising them as Spaziergänge, or strolls, organisers not only seek to bypass Covid laws, which might prevent a mass gathering, but also to invoke nostalgically the symbolism of the Monday night strolls that were used by pro-democracy protesters opposed to the communist regime......

A universal flu vaccine may be the next big mRNA breakthrough for Moderna, Pfizer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Employees in special suits test the procedures for the manufacturing of the messenger RNA (mRNA) for the Covid-19 vaccine in German company BioNTech, in Marburg, Germany on March 29, 2021. Abdulhamid Hosbas | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The research......

Travel industry must ‘roll with the punches’ amid Covid uncertainty, says travel services firm

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The travel industry will have to “roll with the punches” as government requirements continue to evolve with the pandemic, according to the Asia-Pacific president of a travel services firm. “The key thing is that the industry will remain in flux......

COVID-19 vaccinations, testing demand fuel Walgreens forecast raise

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A person rides past a Walgreens truck, owned by the Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 26, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 6 (Reuters) – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) raised its full-year adjusted profit growth forecast......

This map shows which countries are on track to meet the WHO’s Covid vaccination target

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker prepares Pfizer vaccine boosters for clients on December 01, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Lisa Maree Williams | Getty Images The U.S. is among the countries projected to miss the WHO’s Covid vaccination target for 2022, researchers have......

WHO warns new Covid variants could emerge that are fully resistant to vaccines as pandemic drags on

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

Fauci says U.S. should consider vaccine mandate for domestic air travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo......

India, wounded by Delta’s disastrous spring surge, expands vaccinations and starts boosters to fight Omicron.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here India is expanding its Covid vaccination drive to include everyone 15 or older and making health workers and some older citizens eligible for booster shots, as the country grapples with the prospect of another wave fueled by the......

France will offer Covid vaccinations for children aged 5-11, and other international news.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Rikers Island jail complex is experiencing a spike in virus cases among detainees.Credit…Uli Seit for The New York Times New York City’s jails are experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases as the Omicron variant spreads, gravely threatening......

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to require boosters for workers, diners

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group said Wednesday it will begin requiring customers to show proof of having received a Covid booster shot in order to dine indoors at its restaurants, starting in the new year. Employees and new hires......

Rethinking your travel plans? If you go, experts have 4 pieces of advice

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flights are booked. Bags are packed. To cancel Christmas travel plans seems unfathomable at this point. But for many, so does the speed at which the omicron variant is spreading. The highly transmissible Covid-19 variant — which was first detected......

Tuesday’s market bounce could lead to a record 2022, Oppenheimer’s top strategist says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A top strategist suggests the market is settling down. Despite Covid-19 omicron risks, Oppenheimer Asset Management’s John Stoltzfus suggests Tuesday’s market bounce is real. “We believe in it. We think investors should as well,” the firm’s chief investment strategist told......

Why Covid vaccine booster shots are so important: Omicron will ‘rip right through the population,’ says expert

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It’s been only three weeks since omicron hit the news, but the variant is already the country’s dominant Covid strain, responsible for 73% of U.S. cases — including more than 250,000 cases just over the last day, according to Johns......

‘Santa rally’ won’t rekindle due to omicron risks and profit-taking, PNC Financial’s CIO predicts

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here PNC Financial is throwing cold water on the fourth-quarter rally. Covid omicron fears will take a heavy toll on risk appetites over the next two weeks, according to Chief Investment Officer Amanda Agati. “We’ve already gotten the Santa rally,” she......

‘Cash could be your friend’: Wilmington Trust sees a deeper pullback providing better opportunities for investors

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The stock market’s volatility jump may be in its early stages. Despite a bullish 2022 outlook, Wilmington Trust’s Meghan Shue expects the wild swings to ramp up as investors digest a less accommodative Federal Reserve and assess new risks tied......

Fauci says a redefinition of fully vaccinated is ‘on the table’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A redefinition of what it means to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is certainly “on the table,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” President Joe Biden’s top medical advisor said that there was no doubt that......

Covid surge is gripping New York City ahead of the holidays: ‘We’ve never seen this before’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Groups of people line-up to get tested for Covid-19 in Times Square on December 05, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York City’s Covid-19 positivity rate doubled in just three days as the city battles......

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