Tag: Infectious Diseases

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

Here’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom...

Oil futures gain nearly 8% for the month

Oil futures on Friday finished sharply higher for the month, finding support as traders remained hopeful that efforts to rein in global supplies will offset...

Does wearing two masks help prevent COVID-19 transmission? Dr. Fauci has an answer

“ ‘It just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective.’ ” — Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy...

As new coronavirus strains raise questions about mask quality, the N95 market in the U.S. is still facing supply issues

Government officials in the U.S. and Europe have called for stricter mask protocols as more infectious strains of the coronavirus circulate, yet there is still...

GDP shows economy grew at 4% annual pace at the end of 2020

The numbers: The U.S. grew at a modest 4% annual pace in the final three months of 2020 as a record wave of coronavirus cases...

‘We have not won this yet,’ Fed’s Powell says, signaling policy to remain ultra-easy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank hasn’t finished the job of restoring the economy to health, a dovish signal that...

Sanofi teams up with BioNTech and Pfizer to help fix Europe’s vaccine shortage

Sanofi SAN, +0.01% will help manufacture millions of doses of the COVID shot developed by rivals BioNTech and Pfizer PFE, +0.08% to help speed up...

Opinion: 5 tax-related policies Biden can push to help small businesses truly recover from COVID-19

As President Joe Biden and his administration establish their plans to combat the pandemic and revive the economy, one thing cannot be understated—small businesses and...

Biden administration looks set to target ‘forever chemicals,’ as 3M warns about ‘onerous regulation’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration looks poised to crack down on a group of “forever chemicals” that have been linked to a range of...

European markets march higher as concerns continue over vaccine supplies and lockdowns

European stocks marched into the green on Tuesday, reversing two sessions of declines, as the market continued to absorb earnings reports against the backdrop of...

I got my COVID-19 vaccination. Now what? Can I get on a plane, or visit my grandparents? Do I still need to wear my mask?

Coronavirus vaccines are the light at the end of a very dark tunnel — a pandemic that resulted in 2 million fatalities around the world...

‘This is sheer economic waste. We distributed our $1,200 stimulus to our church:’ Why did we get these checks instead of poor Americans?

Dear Moneyist, My husband is 82 years old. I am 83. We are retired. We are neither Democrats nor Republicans. Last year, about midsummer, we...

Biden administration extends nationwide eviction moratorium

U.S. President Joe Biden formally requested that officials extend the nationwide bans on evictions and foreclosures hours after his inauguration. Biden asked the U. S....

Dow trades to records but retreats in first full day of Biden presidency

U.S. stock benchmarks turned south Thursday morning, after initially extending the rally to fresh records, as investors pondered President Biden’s prospects for combating the COVID-19...

‘Just because we’re undocumented does not mean we’re worth less than other people’: Will undocumented immigrants get COVID-19 vaccines?

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will be a critical population to reach with COVID-19 vaccines, advocates and experts say, and public-health officials will first have...

Strong U.S. economic rebound will surprise markets and the Federal Reserve, says the best forecaster of 2020

The U.S. economy is at risk of contracting again in the next few months but should see a strong rebound beginning in the spring, says...

Here are 3 lessons from the Carrefour mess for M&A buyers eyeing European preys

Canadian convenience store operator Couche Tard won’t acquire French retail giant Carrefour, as could have been predicted just hours after the two groups announced they...

Open all hours: Around-the-clock vaccination sites to be piloted in England in COVID-19 drive

The U.K. government will pilot the first 24-hour vaccination sites by the end of the January, as the country presses ahead with the biggest vaccine...

Fear of new virus variant pushes U.S. toward more genomic sequencing

The United Kingdom’s use of genomic sequencing to identify a more infectious strain of SARS-CoV-2 has largely served as a wake-up call for inadequate use...

Biden’s ‘rescue America’ plan is big. How its trillions could help both Wall Street and Main Street

As Americans hunker down and wait to get vaccinated, the toll of the coronavirus pandemic keeps rising. Its costs, both in lives and livelihood, prompted...

U.S. stocks close lower for the week after release of big bank quarterly results, Biden aid plan

U.S. stock benchmarks closed the week on a down note Friday, with the three major indexes registering their largest one week drop since October 30,...

Biden promises 100 federal vaccination centers by end of his first month in office

President-elect Joe Biden on Friday offered details about his plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines, as he promised 100 vaccination centers set up with the...

‘We’re asking that people be patient’: Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is a shot in the dark for many

Linda Briggs’ husband was born in 1943, which meant that she had to click more than 930 times to enter her husband’s date of birth...