Tag: health

I am 66 years old, retired, and now need to go back to work full time — how can I start over?

I retired from my job in 2014 and started drawing my Social Security at age 62. My income is around $1,600 a month but my...

The lines for COVID-19 tests are longer than the lines for Black Friday shopping

Black Friday lines are taking a different form this year. Instead of doorbuster deals, Americans are waiting on lines to get tested for coronavirus. Michael...

Cards Against Humanity skipped its annual Black Friday critique of capitalism and found something new

People have spending money on Lysol and Clorox during a year in which coronavirus has upended people’s lives. Cards Against Humanity eschewed its annual Black...

States with stricter Thanksgiving coronavirus gathering curbs saw higher online retail sales: Adobe

States that had tighter restrictions on Thanksgiving Day gatherings saw higher online sales than those with more lax rules, according to the latest data from...

How to protect your mental health and fight ‘COVID fatigue’ this winter

As a third surge of COVID-19 cases lurches through the United States, public-health experts warn that the pandemic is only likely to worsen as chilly...

Delta and Alitalia to launch the first ‘quarantine-free’ flights from the U.S. to Europe

The air corridor operated by Delta and Alitalia will start next month. Daniel Slim/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Delta Air Lines and Alitalia will soon operate flights...

US coronavirus: Hospitalizations hit another record as experts warn Thanksgiving gatherings could worsen the pandemic

Dr. Chris Pernell, a New Jersey physician who lost her father to Covid-19, told CNN on Thursday that she was on the phone with friends...

I have 8 nieces and nephews. What is the appropriate age to stop giving envelopes full of money during the holidays?

Dear Moneyist, I have three children ages 16, 18 and 20 and also eight nieces and nephews ranging in age from 12 to 32. My...

If you must talk politics at Thanksgiving dinner, follow these rules of engagement

MarketWatch illustration In 2020, living in a politically polarized America can feel like being in an unhappy marriage — except, in this case, divorce is...

The pandemic has more than doubled food-delivery apps’ business. Now what?

Zachary Davis, owner of The Glass Jar restaurant group in Santa Cruz, Calif., said he intentionally avoided working with food-delivery apps before the COVID-19 pandemic...

Americans top list of nationalities hoping to work from Barbados during the pandemic

The Barbados Welcome Stamp has drawn 675 applications from U.S. citizens, making that the largest nationality keen to soak in the blue skies and sandy...

U.S. is ‘in the middle of the Fight of the Century,’ says former CDC head as cases rise in 45 states, hospitalizations set record

The U.S. case tally from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 12.48 million on Tuesday, and hospitalizations again reached record levels, with 45 states reporting...

Biden team vows to have a smaller inauguration crowd than Trump did

President Donald Trump addresses the crowd after taking the oath of allegiance during his swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in...

Is upbeat COVID-vaccine news priced into the market?

A growing list of vaccine candidates have rolled out in recent weeks, offering the world a potential exit from a global pandemic nightmare that has...

Sturgis Motorcyle Rally caused at least 86 COVID-19 cases in neighboring Minnesota, CDC says

The Sturgis Motorcyle Rally that took place in August in South Dakota led to at least 86 cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in neighboring...

British PM to announce mass virus testing programme

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to announce on Monday a major testing programme in areas with the highest coronavirus infection rates as the country...

U.K. blue chips inch higher as AstraZeneca reports vaccine effectiveness

Waves break over a wall separating the marine lake from the sea at New Brighton in northwest England on Nov. 16, 2020, as high tide...

Is COVID testing free? Where can I get a rapid test? Your complete guide to coronavirus testing

‘Tis the season to spend hours waiting in line to get tested for the coronavirus. It should be noted that a negative test only proves...

The legally murky eviction of a North Carolina single mother — despite the CDC’s moratorium: ‘Nobody’s enforcing it’

As the nation’s attention was focused on who would be the next president the day after the Nov. 3 election, Sierra Graves was busy grabbing...

US Coronavirus: The country recorded 195,000 new Covid-19 cases in a day. An expert says spread is now ‘faster’ and ‘broader’ than ever

On Friday, more than 195,500 new infections were reported — the country’s highest for a single day, and far beyond what the nation was seeing...

The share of kids visiting the emergency department for mental-health concerns has increased during the pandemic

Many Americans steered clear of hospitals early in the pandemic for fear of contracting the coronavirus. Chandan Khanna/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Amid shelter-in-place orders and school...

U.S. moves closer to 200,000 daily COVID cases; Birx and Fauci urge Americans to follow safety measures over Thanksgiving

The global case tally of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 57 million on Friday, and the U.S. moved closer to 200,000 cases in a...

Mnuchin pulls plug on some coronavirus emergency lending programs over Fed’s objections

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, left, and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell. AFP/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday that he won’t...

50 million people will travel this Thanksgiving, as more than 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that “the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people...

Democratic Republic of the Congo declares the end to its 11th Ebola outbreak

“It wasn’t easy, but we’ve done it!” tweeted Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa. The WHO made the announcement alongside...