Tag: Infectious Diseases

In Syria rebel stronghold, building makeshift ventilators to fight virus

IDLIB, Syria (Reuters) – A team of volunteers in Syria have cobbled together prototypes of a ventilator and a testing machine – homemade equipment to...

Coping With Budget Stress During the Pandemic

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus pandemic has supercharged the financial stress that already plagues many Americans,...

Good News on Remdesivir’s Power to Treat COVID-19

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Preliminary data from two clinical trials using the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat...

Social Distancing Benefits Outweigh Economic Toll

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The lifesaving benefits of strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic far...

Australia to force Google, Facebook to pay domestic media to use content

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer...

Exclusive: Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week – sources

(Reuters) – Neiman Marcus Group is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, becoming the first major U.S. department store operator to...

Exclusive: Amazon deploys thermal cameras at warehouses to scan for fevers faster

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has started to use thermal cameras at its warehouses to speed up screening for feverish workers who could be infected with...

Gilead increases enrollment target for remdesivir trial in COVID-19 patients

(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc on Friday increased enrollment target by 3,600 for a trial testing its experimental drug, remdesivir, in severe COVID-19 patients, a...

Germany’s coronavirus outbreak ‘manageable again’ as infection rate falls

BERLIN (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak in Germany has become manageable again as the number of patients who have recovered has been higher than the...

Germany’s coronavirus outbreak ‘manageable again’: health minister

BERLIN (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak in Germany has become manageable again as the number of patients who have made a recovery has been higher...

Report says COVID-19 patients respond to Gilead’s remdesivir, shares surge

(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc’s shares surged 16% in after hours trading on Thursday following a media report detailing encouraging partial data from trials of...

GM begins production of ventilators for U.S. government

FILE PHOTO – A general view of the GM Kokomo, Indiana building that General Motors and Ventec Life Systems are converting into use for the...

German tech startups plead for European approach to corona tracing app

BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe should not cede its sovereignty to Silicon Valley when it comes to using technology to help trace those at risk of...

Airlines want U.S. Treasury to scrap proposal to make some grant money repayable

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Major U.S. airlines were urging Treasury officials and the federal government’s outside advisers on Saturday to scrap or revise a proposal that...

Warehouse workers risk COVID-19 to ship Gucci shades, face cream, sofas

(Reuters) – As U.S. authorities ordered shutdowns of non-essential businesses to fight coronavirus, retailer Nordstrom Inc closed hundreds of stores and gave in-store workers three...

‘Super Spreader’ Events Increase COVID-19 Cases

THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — They gathered in Chicago to mourn a loved one’s passing. But the new coronavirus was lurking among them,...

Three U.S. local governments to adopt coronavirus contact tracing app: MIT

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Three U.S. local governments plan to sign deals this week to become the first to adopt a location tracking app aimed...

Exclusive: Treasury wants warrants, repayment from major U.S. airlines on 30% of grant money – sources

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told major airlines on Friday he wants them to repay some of the $25 billion in cash...

Treasury briefing U.S. airlines on $32 billion grant program -sources

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is holding calls with airline CEOs throughout the day and could announce some details of a $32...

Indonesia leans on healthtech startups to cope with virus surge

JAKARTA (Reuters) – As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through healthtech startups – an...

Demand for video calling continues to surge, Microsoft and others say

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Thursday that video calling and educational usage of its Teams productivity software had risen in recent weeks as employees...

UBS and Credit Suisse bow to regulator pressure on dividends

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss banks UBS (UBSG.S) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) will postpone paying out part of their 2019 dividends until later this year after...

Advertisers shun coronavirus coverage, hastening news media battle for survival

(Reuters) – From Rupert Murdoch’s News UK to McClatchy’s chain of local newspapers across the United States, news publishers are attracting record numbers of readers...

Italy working on coronavirus tracing app to help lockdown exit

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian authorities are working on introducing a smartphone app that would help health services trace the contacts of people who test positive...

McDonald’s pulls forecast as coronavirus outbreak hits quarterly sales

(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) posted a steeper-than-expected decline in first-quarter comparable store sales and the burger chain pulled its full-year forecast as coronavirus-led lockdowns...