Tag: Science/Technology

Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once — but new strains have medical experts on high alert

It’s very rare for someone to get infected with the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection...

Opinion: Superspreader Sunday? What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 at a Super Bowl gathering

Health officials have urged football fans to celebrate the Super Bowl at home this year. The virus is indifferent to whether people cheer for the...

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...

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...

U.S. suffers another 4,000 deaths in a single day as experts welcome Fauci’s return to White House podium

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 97.6 million on Friday and the U.S. death toll rose above 410,000, as experts welcomed...

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...

January will be worst month for U.S. pandemic so far with post-holiday travel cases seen surging

The number of global cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged toward 86 million on Tuesday and the U.S. set yet another record for hospitalizations,...

These 10 clunkers are my worst calls from a decade’s worth of investment advice

For those of us in the opinion writers’ trade, ‘tis the season to pound our chests for our prescience and don sackcloth and ashes for...

FDA grants Moderna authorization for a second COVID-19 vaccine

One week after authorizing the first COVID-19 vaccine for Americans, the Food and Drug Administration granted a second emergency authorization Friday, to Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19...

Tesla may be ‘the most remarkable market story of them all,’ says strategist

So much has been made of Tesla’s breathless rise to mind-boggling valuations in 2020. But the stratospheric rise of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company also...

Has COVID-19 made life insurance more expensive? These researchers say they have the answer

The coronavirus pandemic has produced grim numbers that keep rising, like case counts, hospitalization rates and deaths. But there’s that hasn’t increased this year: the...

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...

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...

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...

As Apple releases its new line of Macs, the biggest beneficiary may be Microsoft

Apple is set to launch its next generation of MacBooks this week. For the first time since the surprise 2005 announcement by Steve Jobs that...

stip 2020: View: Science Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020: Targeting to become ‘Atma Nirbhar’

By Dr Ashwini Kumar Sharma Among the various lessons the pandemic taught us, being ‘Atma Nirbhar‘ as a nation, tops the list. This has led...

She said Tesla could hit $15,000 a share, and then billions of dollars came pouring in to her fund

Elon Musk (Getty Images) Back in February, Catherine Wood, founder and chief executive of ARK Invest ARKK, -0.49%, made the extremely bullish case for Tesla...

An AMD-Xilinx deal would be fraught with more risk than the Nvidia-Arm tie-up

Nvidia’s announcement a month ago of a plan to acquire Arm Holdings for $40 billion was followed last week by reports of another towering deal...

Here are the Senate races to watch, as Democrats battle to take control from Republicans

If Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate, that could lead to laws that shake up key sectors such as tech, health care, finance and...

Wall Street sees Biden win speeding U.S. shift to clean energy

Electric energy generating wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. David Mcnew/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images President Donald Trump vowed four years ago to bring back the U.S....

Trump has been treated with Gilead Sciences remdesivir in addition to Regeneron’s neutralizing antibody cocktail

President Donald Trump, who recently tested positive for the coronavirus, has been treated with Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir in addition to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s experimental...

Coronavirus update: Expert calls for ‘radical transparency’ on Trump’s coronavirus treatment and progress as more in president’s circle test positive

The number of confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 7.3 million on Saturday, and now includes President Donald Trump and...

‘Black communities were essentially already sick before coronavirus’: Pandemic highlights preexisting condition with health care and race

When Uché Blackstock, an urgent-care physician and founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, saw initial reports from China regarding characteristics of people who are...