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Dr. Celine Gounder, an epidemiologist who advised the Biden administration, underscored the importance of having a vaccinated workforce as employers consider returning to the office. “If you’re able to get your workforce vaccinated, I think it’s a completely different calculation than if you’re not,” Gounder said Monday evening in an interview on CNBC’s “The News
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Boston EMS medics work to resuscitate a patient on the way to the ambulance amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, April 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters About three-fourths of people infected in a Massachusetts Covid-19 outbreak were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to new data published Friday by the Centers
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In this Photo illustration a World Health Organization(WHO) logo seen displayed on an Android phone. Avishek Das | Getty Images World Health Organization officials said they are still trying to understand why the delta variant is more transmissible and potentially makes people sicker than the original coronavirus strain. “We’re really trying to get a better
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Registered nurse Darryl Hana administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a person at a three-day vaccination clinic at Providence Wilmington Wellness and Activity Center on July 29, 2021 in Wilmington, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images The pace of U.S. vaccinations is rising again as the delta variant drives a new surge
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the coronavirus is significantly more widespread in the U.S. than official case counts reflect as the highly contagious delta variant sweeps the nation. “I wouldn’t be surprised if, on the whole, we’re infecting up to a million people a day right now, and we’re just picking up maybe a
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Healthcare personnel work in a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit where they are dealing with a surge in cases of the Delta variant at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, U.S., in this handout photo provided July 23, 2021. Intermountain Health | Reuters The CDC warned House lawmakers Thursday that the new delta variant
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Danny Meyer, founder and chief executive officer of the Union Square Hospitality Group LLC, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will require indoor diners and drinkers at its restaurants to show they’ve
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Pedestrians use mobile phones while walking past Twitter Inc. headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S. Bloomberg | Getty Images Twitter has announced that it will close its San Francisco and New York offices immediately as Covid cases surge across the country. Wednesday’s announcement comes just two weeks after the social media company reopened their offices
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U.S. President Joe Biden signs a proclamation on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as (L-R) artist Tyree Brown, Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT), former Rep. Tony Coelho (D-CA), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) look on in the Rose Garden of
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With her husband Stephen by her side Erin Shih hugs her children Avery 6, and Aidan, 11, after they got their second Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center on Friday, June 25, 2021. Sarah Reingewirtz | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Moderna plans to expand the size of its clinical trial
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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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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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Companies are monitoring the spread of the delta Covid variant as they adapt return-to-office plans and prioritize giving flexibility to employees, a board member at three Fortune 500 companies told CNBC on Friday. “I believe there’s going to continue to be hybrid offerings. … Flexibility is here to stay, especially if you want to be
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In this article BIIB Aduhelm by Biogen Source: Biogen Biogen‘s Alzheimer’s drug, Adhulem, generated $2 million in revenue in the first few weeks of its approval, the company said Thursday in releasing its second-quarter earnings along with an open letter about the controversial drug. Biogen upped its revenue guidance for the year, saying it now
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In this article NOV.N-CH The health-care system is still seeing lower rates of diagnoses for certain conditions after the coronavirus pandemic kept non-Covid patients away from the hospital early on, Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan told CNBC on Wednesday. “I think the signals that were sent that ultimately asked patients to stay away from the emergency room, stay
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In this article PM VEC-GB Philip Morris International CEO Jacek Olczak defended the tobacco company’s intentions to buy British pharmaceutical company Vectura Group, telling CNBC it is steadfastly committed to erasing cigarette use. “We can stand still and continue selling cigarettes or we can do something with the science and the technology at least to significantly
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