Tag: healthcare

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose...

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine may not perform as well against Delta variant, says study

The one-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is much less effective against the Delta variant than it is against the original version of COVID-19, according to...

Facebook refutes White House criticism over vaccine misinformation, decries ‘finger pointing’

After coming under fire from President Joe Biden and the U.S. surgeon general, who both said last week that misinformation on social media is killing...

A benchmark-beating robot thinks AMC will outperform Facebook and GameStop. It likes these other stocks, too.

An exchange-traded fund run by artificial intelligence bought AMC stock at the beginning of July, preferring shares in the cinema chain and retail investor favorite...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

Australia’s Delta Outbreak Shows Vaccines Protect Against Hospitalization

SYDNEY—Early data from Australia’s outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant suggest that two vaccine doses offer significant protection against severe illness and hospitalization. Health authorities in...

Ohio, California, New York and Michigan are dangling million-dollar lotteries to get people vaccinated — but will it work?

At the start of this year, demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpaced supply. The chances of winning the lottery felt higher than getting a vaccine appointment....

World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Swap Sends Israel’s Expiring Supply to South Korea

Israel sent about 700,000 expiring Pfizer -BioNTech shots to South Korea, in what is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine swap. South Korea, which has received...

Pfizer Vaccine Less Effective Against Delta Infections but Prevents Severe Illness, Israeli Data Show

TEL AVIV—Data from Israel suggest Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine is less effective at protecting against infections caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 but retains its...

View: Do not go down the vasectomy way

There has been considerable literature on alien abduction across the world, much of which deals with anal probing. But the fear many have towards the...

Brazil Opens Criminal Probe Into President Over Indian Vaccine Deal

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Supreme Court authorized prosecutors to investigate President Jair Bolsonaro over accusations he ignored alleged irregularities in his government’s procurement process to buy India’s...

The Delta variant is now surging in Germany as concern grows in Europe

The Delta variant is now spreading in Germany amid warnings it could account for 90% of cases in Europe by August. The variant, first identified...

Allow life insurers to play bigger role in healthcare ecosystem, HDFC Life chief Parekh urges Irdai

Life insurers in India should be allowed to play a bigger role to create an ecosystem in the healthcare sector so that they can be...

AI Gives Outdated Industries a Makeover

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China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

Thailand Once Shut Out Covid-19 but Is Now Pivoting to Living With It

Last year, Thailand was one of the world’s top performers at fighting the coronavirus. It sacrificed the tourism dollars that normally buoy its economy to...

Palestinians Scrap Pfizer Vaccine Swap With Israel

TEL AVIV—The Palestinian Authority on Friday pulled out of a swap of Pfizer -BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine with Israel, citing concerns about the quality of an...

European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

CDC aligns with WHO on delta COVID variant; experts warn of higher risks of infection and serious illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reclassified the delta variant of COVID-19 as one “of concern,” underscoring how much more prevalent the B.1.617.2 variant...

Start exercising at this age to save up to $1,874 a year on health care costs in retirement: report

Break a sweat in early adulthood to keep medical expenses from breaking the bank later in life.  That’s the key takeaway in an analysis of...

New York lifts nearly all pandemic restrictions as single-dose vaccination rate passes 70%

Seventy percent of adults in New York state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for the vast majority...

U.S. weekly IPO market braces for 15 deals, and home DNA-test maker 23andMe shares to start trading

An earlier version of this report said 23andMe would start trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange. It will start trading on Thursday on...

G-7 Leaders Rally to Biden’s Call to Challenge China

CARBIS BAY, England—Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies called on China to respect human rights but stopped short of an outright condemnation of...

Biden Meets With G-7 Leaders in England, Hoping to Repair Frayed Ties

ST. IVES, England—World leaders gathered in southwestern England for a summit of the Group of Seven leading economies, where wealthy countries planned to collectively donate...