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In this article PFE People receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine inside a Covid-19 mass vaccination center at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2020. Kobi Wolf | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer‘s and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine is just 39% effective in Israel where the delta variant is the
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American Ballet Theatre — the country’s national ballet company — has announced they’ll be returning to the stage in New York City this October, a year after halting indoor performances due to Covid. “We cannot wait to see ABT in the Lincoln Center theaters that are our home,” ABT Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett told
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Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg | Getty Images A CDC advisory group is considering whether fully vaccinated Americans with weakened immune systems need a booster dose of a Covid vaccine after data shows they are less likely to have antibodies to fight the disease and more likely to suffer from a so-called breakthrough infection. Immunosuppressed
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Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol hill in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite | Pool | Reuters White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said fully vaccinated people
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday urged the state’s unvaccinated residents to get a Covid shot, telling CNBC in an interview that he hopes there will be no need to reimplement public health restrictions such as mask mandates. The Democratic governor’s comments on “Squawk Box” come as U.S. coronavirus cases are rising sharply, while
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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 The world could have control over Covid-19 by next year “if we’re really lucky,” World Health Organization officials said Monday. Even as the delta variant rapidly
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Prime Ministers Questions at the Houses of Parliament on July 7, 2021 in London, England. Chris J Ratcliffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Global scientists have criticized the U.K. government’s plans to ease almost all Covid-19 restrictions, calling it unethical and
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In this article FB Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at Boston University, told CNBC, that, medically, she agrees with President Joe Biden‘s assertion that platforms like Facebook are killing people by allowing Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on their services. “I think social media is playing a big role in amplifying
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the U.S. is significantly undercounting the number of Covid delta infections, making it difficult to know whether the highly transmissible strain is causing higher-than-expected hospitalization and death rates. “We don’t know what the denominator is right now,” Gottlieb said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “I
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Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to examine the FY 2022 budget request for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 19, 2021 in Washington,DC. Jim Lo Scalzo | AFP | Getty Images Tennessee’s decision to cease vaccine outreach
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A pedestrian walks past Biogen Inc. headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday, June 7, 2021. Adam Glanzman | Bloomberg | Getty Images Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock on Wednesday pushed back against questions from a journalist about the controversial approval of Biogen‘s Alzheimer’s medication, Aduhelm. During an interview at STAT’s Breakthrough
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More and more U.S. counties with low vaccination rates are starting see Covid cases climb, putting residents at risk for “unnecessary” infections, hospitalizations and potentially deaths as the delta variant tears through the country, according to U.S. health officials. “After several weeks of declining numbers of cases, followed by a long plateau, we are seeing
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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus R speaks at a daily briefing in Geneva, Switzerland. Chen Junxia | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are still getting infected with the delta variant, but global health officials said the shots have protected most people from getting severely sick
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Men relax on the sidewalk this rural Delta community on April 27, 2021 in Greenville, Mississippi. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Mississippi state health officials issued new guidance on Friday that calls for state residents over the age of 65 and immunocompromised residents, vaccinated or unvaccinated, to avoid any indoor mass gatherings for the next
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Tunisian municipality employees seen carrying a casket of a COVID-19 victim at the regional hospital during the coronavirus infections. Jdidi Wassim | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Africa, where less than 2% of the population is vaccinated against Covid-19, experienced its worst surge of cases last week since the pandemic began, the World
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A couple enjoys aperitivo evening drinks sitting down at a bar as much of the country becomes a ‘yellow zone’, easing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions allowing bars and restaurants to serve clients at outdoor tables, in Venice, Italy, April 26, 2021. Manuel Silvestri | Reuters The World Health Organization is urging “extreme caution” against lifting
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday that most Americans should feel comfortable safely gathering over Independence Day weekend, citing high Covid vaccination rates and low virus infection levels in many parts of the country. However, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said there are certain places where people should be more careful. “There’s very low
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In this article REGN NTLA Gene-editing technology CRISPR reached a major milestone this past weekend, completing its first systemic delivery as a medicine to a human body. CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, effectively cuts genomes and slices DNA to treat genetic diseases. The latest breakthrough, the result of a trial between biotech
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In this article PFIZER-IN PFE Walgreens healthcare professionals pass to each other the Pfizer-BioNTec vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, February 22, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters LONDON — Mixing and matching the coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford generates a “robust” immune response against the virus,
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