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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under growing pressure to call for another nationwide lockdown in India as the overwhelmed health-care system struggles to fight a devastating second Covid-19 wave. But one member of Modi’s economic advisory council says state governments should have the final say in social restrictions instead. “All things considered, the current policy
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In this article PFE 22UA-DE National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins described the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid vaccine for kids aged 12 to 15 as “a big deal” in America’s push to reopen.  “This is exciting news,” said Collins. “We know that a million-and-a-half adolescents
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A pregnant Elizabeth Holmes appeared in court for the first time in 15 months for three days of hearings that will set the stage for her criminal fraud trial. At Tuesday’s session in the San Jose federal courthouse, Judge Edward Davila allowed only Holmes, her defense attorneys and the prosecution inside. As Holmes walked into
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Ground staff unload coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief supplies from the United States at the Indira Gandhi International Airport cargo terminal in New Delhi, India April 30, 2021. Prakash Singh | Reuters WASHINGTON – White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Sunday that the Biden administration is looking to distribute the coronavirus vaccine to India
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The Biden administration’s recently announced restrictions on travelers from India are unlikely to play a significant role in limiting new coronavirus cases in the U.S., Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Will it have an impact? Perhaps a minor impact on the margins in terms of reducing introductions. It’s not going to dramatically affect our
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People wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a mass cremation, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India April 26, 2021. Adnan Abidi | Reuters The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus
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In this article 22UA-DE BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin told CNBC on Thursday he is “confident” the company’s Covid-19 vaccine with U.S. partner Pfizer is effective against a coronavirus variant first identified in India. The strain, known as B.1.617, contains two key mutations that have been found separately in other coronavirus variants. The variant, also referred
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People wearing two protective masks walk on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs to more nimbly update its coronavirus guidelines as the pandemic situation improves. A day earlier, the U.S.
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Medical workers in personal cover protective equipment (PPE) stand alert mode outside the Covid-19 ward at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on April 22, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Sonu Mehta | Hindustan Times | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Biden administration said that it will immediately make raw materials needed for India’s coronavirus vaccine production
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urbazon | E+ | Getty Images You may want to reconsider any plans to travel abroad. That’s the recommendation from the U.S. State Department, which updated its Travel Advisories list this week warning Americans against foreign travel to include about 80% of countries worldwide. Calling the risks the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic poses to travelers as
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The chief medical officer of BioNTech told CNBC on Wednesday that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes, agreeing with previous comments made by Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Dr. Ozlem Tureci, the co-founder and CMO of BioNTech, which developed a Covid vaccine with Pfizer,
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A homeless person wearing gloves and a protective mask sits with a sign that reads, “Seeking Human Kindness” amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 19, 2020 in New York City, United States. Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images The Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine pause may not significantly slow the overall pace
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