Tag: life sciences

Dow, S&P 500 surge by at least 3% to records early Monday on coronavirus vaccine report

U.S. stocks soared in early trading Monday, sending major equity benchmarks to record highs after Germany-based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. said their COVID-19 vaccine...

Joe Biden’s pandemic plan — mandatory face masks, paid sick leave, restoring Obamacare and free COVID-19 tests

Joe Biden has one critical task ahead of him: COVID-19. The former vice president will become the 46th president of the United States after 20...

Aspirin to be investigated as potential treatment for COVID-19

iStockphoto Aspirin, the cheap over-the-counter drug, will be investigated as a possible treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the world’s largest study into a range...

Here are all the reasons COVID-19 cases are surging again

Experts attribute the record-breaking number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. to growing weariness among Americans to keep up with pandemic practices like social distancing...

People of color shouldn’t be treated equally in COVID-19 vaccine trials, ER doctor says: They should be over-represented

This interview is part of a series of conversations MarketWatch is conducting with some of the leading voices in the U.S. on the COVID-19 pandemic....

Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 39 million as trial of promising therapy finds it does not stop patients dying

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide climbed above 39.4 million on Saturday, a day after a clinical trial found one...

How New York’s nursing homes prep for potential second wave of COVID-19

As cooler weather descends on New York City and bring fears of a possible second wave of coronavirus, nursing homes and adult care facilities are...

Here’s how to position your portfolio for a COVID-19 vaccine approval, UBS says

Vials of potential COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac are seen on the production line at Sinovac Biotech production facility in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images U.S. stocks...

Regeneron CEO cautions Trump’s results are ‘a case of one,’ and coronavirus drug needs more testing

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has submitted a request for emergency authorization to the FDA for its experimental antibody treatment for coronavirus. Getty Images/iStockphoto illustration President Donald Trump...

Forget the election, the great COVID-19 stock market divide is all that matters now, says this strategist

A deserted 42nd Street on March 25, 2020, in New York City. AFP via Getty Images The vice-presidential debate is over and points were scored...

Trump physicians have administered a steroid used to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients

President Donald Trump, who on Friday disclosed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, is now being treated with dexamethasone, a steroid that is primarily...

‘I wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now’: Full transcript of Trump’s video address from Walter Reed

President Donald Trump released a video statement from Walter Reed medical center late Saturday, telling the public that he was now feeling much better. “I...

‘Just stay calm. It will go away’: A look back at Trump’s shifting stance on face masks and on the threat of COVID-19

President Donald Trump was transported on Marine One from the White House to Walter Reed Hospital late Friday, the same day that he and first...

There are four coronavirus vaccines in late-stage studies — here’s how they differ

Johnson & Johnson’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine entered Phase 3 clinical trials this week, making it the fourth vaccine candidate in the U.S. to do so...

Trump addresses pre-existing conditions and surprise billing in North Carolina, as analysts say it’s just a ‘photo op’

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed executive orders touted as protecting people with pre-existing conditions and addressing surprise medical billing, with that action coming as...

AstraZeneca vaccine ‘most likely’ to roll out in the U.K. early next year

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock on Monday said a COVID-19 vaccine would “most likely” be available in the first few months of 2021, as the...

Some COVID-19 patients suffer lung and heart damage, but there’s encouraging news for these ‘long haulers’

Up until she fell ill with COVID-19, Yvonne Cassidy, a New York-based novelist, said she thought there were only three types of COVID: “The mild...

Fauci says it’s ‘conceivable’ we’ll know if a safe and effective vaccine is coming by November

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an expert in infectious diseases for the last four decades, said...

Sweden’s herd-immunity ambitions are a pipe dream — just ask the U.K.

Herd immunity — the notion that once a high proportion of a population has contracted or been vaccinated against an infectious disease, the likelihood of...

A common medication for older adults improves COVID-19 survival rates, researchers say

Medication for high blood pressure could improve survival rates for those suffering from COVID-19 and reduce the severity of infection, according to new research from...

What did people do with their $1,200 stimulus checks? Finally an answer

Lower-income Americans were more likely to spend their stimulus checks, but more Americans may have also spent their stimulus checks if more businesses were open...

As U.S. infections reach 5 million, Fauci says public should temper expectations on COVID-19 vaccine

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the last three decades and an expert on pandemics for the last...

Trump vs. Fauci: The president says, ‘He was wrong’; the doctor responds, ‘Everybody thinks I’m doing more than an outstanding job’

The war of words between the Trump administration and Anthony Fauci, one of the leading experts on pandemics in the U.S. for the last four...

White House animus toward Fauci may escalate as disease expert poses for InStyle magazine and calls Trump coronavirus response ‘perilous’

Fauci is not for turning. It’s been a turbulent week for President Donald Trump’s relationship with the nation’s top infectious-disease specialist. With a rise in...

Here’s one ‘remarkable’ difference between COVID-19 and the 1918 Spanish flu

The 2020 coronavirus and 1918 Spanish influenza pandemics share many similarities, but they also diverge on one key point. “A major difference between Spanish flu...