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12:59 p.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says They were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of ChicagoThey were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
4:48 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 has created a ‘flight to safety’ for American job hunters ‘Our findings uncover a flight to safety channel in the labor market,’ a new study says‘Our findings uncover a flight to safety channel in the labor market,’ a new study says.
8:47 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
People of Black and Asian descent up to twice as likely to get COVID as white people: meta-analysis And Asian COVID-19 patients may be at higher risk of death and going to the ICU than white patientsAnd Asian COVID-19 patients may be at higher risk of death and going to the ICU than white patients
11:33 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 10 million and Biden warns vaccination is still months away despite positive Pfizer news There is now ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ with a return to ‘normalcy’ appearing likely in 2021, according to Raymond James analystThe U.S. tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 10 million on Monday, and financial markets enjoyed a historic rally following positive news on a leading COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
9:47 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden announces his COVID-19 task force The team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staffThe team of public-health experts will advise the Biden administration and the transition’s COVID-19 staff.
3:15 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
What a Joe Biden presidency means for taxes, health care, housing, student debt — and another COVID-19 stimulus package Joe Biden is poised to become the nation’s next president after campaigning on an ambitious domestic agenda.Joe Biden is poised to become the nation’s next president after campaigning on an ambitious domestic agenda.
2:38 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Dr. Atul Gawande on COVID-19: ‘It’s never too late to save another 100,000 lives’ Dr. Atul Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and founder of Ariadne LabsRegardless of the outcome of this week’s presidential election, not much is going to change with how the first COVID-19 vaccines are likely rolled out to Americans.
5:49 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Best new money ideas Also, Harvard’s investing lesson and a better way to apply to selective collegesAlso, Harvard’s investing lesson and a better way to apply to selective colleges.
10:26 p.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Don’t ever, ever underestimate the potential of the pandemic’: 5 reasons scientists say you should be afraid of COVID-19 President Trump left Walter Reed Monday and returned to the White House, telling the nation, ‘Don’t be afraid of it.’ Anthony Fauci later cautioned the president’s condition ‘could have a reversal.’President Trump left Walter Reed Monday and returned to the White House, telling the nation, ‘Don’t be afraid of it.’ Anthony Fauci later cautioned the president’s condition ‘could have a reversal.’
4:59 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
5 big financial issues Trump and Biden didn’t mention in their first debate Unemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debateUnemployment was the top-searched issue on Google during the first presidential debate.
5:25 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
CDC says retracted posting that appeared to change the agency’s position on the aerosolized spread of coronavirus was ‘an honest mistake’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly acted after CNN took note of the changed language about viral transmissionCenters for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly acted after CNN took note of the changed language about viral transmission.
2:13 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Here’s what you need to know about clinical trials as drug makers push forward with coronavirus vaccine studiesWhether you’re new to investing in pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies or simply paying close attention to the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, here’s what you need to know to understand how clinical trials work.
4:19 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Public health experts grew increasingly uncomfortable as Trump continued to minimize severity of coronavirus crisis President Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphonePresident Trump’s public messaging was often at odds with that of scientists and medical professionals, but he had a louder megaphone.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 905,000, U.S. toll above 191,000 and experts slam Trump for playing down virus ‘If we’d had widespread mask-wearing mandates, we could have reduced deaths by as much as 20% to even 50%,’ says one expertThe number of global fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 905,000 on Thursday and the U.S. death toll rose above 191,000, amid widespread criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis, after journalist Bob Woodward revealed that Trump admitted to him that he deliberately downplayed the virus in the early part of the outbreak.
12:03 p.m. Sept. 9, 2020 - By Bianca Flowers
How Black doctors are answering the call to reform medical education — and bringing COVID-19 vaccine trials to communities of color Patients of color have been ignored in medical textbooks for decades. Black doctors and students say the restructuring of the curriculum is necessary to change the culture of medicine in the classroom — and the examination room.Patients of color have been ignored in medical textbooks for decades. Black doctors and students say the restructuring of the curriculum is necessary to change the culture of medicine in the classroom — and the examination room.
2:03 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global tally climbs above 26 million, U.S. above 6.1 million, amid concerns CDC will rush out a vaccineThe global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 26 million on Thursday, while in the U.S. there were growing concerns that President Donald Trump’s administration will attempt to rush out a vaccine ahead of the November presidential election.
11:22 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million as U.S. tally tops 5.8 million, and CDC head walks back testing change amid outcry In a second embarrassment for a major U.S. public health agency this week, CDC says asymptomatic people exposed to infection can again be testedThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back a change in guidelines on testing following a storm of criticism from doctors and scientists.
11:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Associated Press
Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount An Associated Press analysis stated that the number of tests per day dropped 3.6% over the past two weeksU.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
11:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus testing in the U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount An Associated Press analysis stated that the number of tests per day dropped 3.6% over the past two weeksU.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
11:37 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally at 4.74 million as New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut see infections climb again Cinemark’s revenue falls 99% as theaters remain closed, and Mallinckrodt says it is looking at possible bankruptcyThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose by fewer than 50,000 on Monday for a second straight day, data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University showed, although cases were rising in some states that had seemed to get the spread under control earlier this year.
2:05 a.m. July 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases top 15 million, U.S. cases pass 4 million, and California has more cases than New York Tesla surprises investors with an adjusted profit even after it was beset by pandemic-related stoppages at California plantThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 15 million on Thursday and the U.S. case tally passed 4 million, as California’s case tally rose above early U.S. hot spot New York following a surge in new infections in recent weeks.
10:26 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Cristina Rouvalis
Cannabis, whiskey, and mobile bike repair: These entrepreneurs are thriving in the pandemic They’re exceptions to the rule for these older business owners in COVID-19These small-business owners are succeeding thanks to growing demand for their particular products and services.
5:10 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
U.S. aims to conduct 6 million COVID-19 tests per day by end of 2020The U.S. government has created a plan to ensure it has the capacity to provide up to 6 million diagnostic tests for COVID-19 every day by the end of 2020. That is significantly higher than the roughly 796,000 tests conducted on July 22, according to the COVID Tracking Project, and experts at Harvard University have consistently said the U.S. is falling short of testing targets during the pandemic. Officials at the National Institutes of Health Wednesday that Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program, which was established in April with $1.5 billion in stimulus funding, will focus on encouraging the development of point-of-care tests, in part by providing financial assistance to developers, and examining the role of home-based tests, biomarkers to identify an infection with the virus, and testing wastewater to understand the prevalence of the virus in a community. The Food and Drug Administration so far has granted emergency use authorization to 154 diagnostic tests, 31 antibody tests, and two antigen tests during the pandemic.
2:40 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.9 million and Trump’s late move on face masks criticized by health experts The pandemic ‘will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.’ Trump reverses course on pandemic he called a hoaxThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 3.9 million on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump finally encouraged Americans to wear face masks in public, marking a break with his approach to the pandemic thus far.
11:20 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. reports yet another record case tally for a single day while global cases top 14 million Florida is now the U.S. hot spot and Miami-Dade County is the epicenter with 77,866 infections and 2,866 fatalitiesThe U.S. counted yet another a daily record number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while the number of cases globally climbed above 14 million and some countries resumed restrictions on movement to contain the pandemic.
5:05 a.m. July 18, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
More than 3 in 4 college students plan to return to campus this fall — but they promise not to party A pandemic survey finds most students want dorms and in-person classes back — but others tell MarketWatch they’re not comfortable with that yetA pandemic survey finds most students want dorms and in-person classes back — but others tell MarketWatch they’re not comfortable with that yet
11:09 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 edge closer to 14 million as U.S. sets record case tally, Brazil tops 2 million Netflix’s blowout quarter is overlooked as investors focus on a lackluster second half, and cruise operators sink as CDC extends ‘no-sail’ order The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 14 million on Friday, as the U.S. counted a record number of cases in a single day and regions around the world resumed restrictions on movement in a battle to contain the spread.
2:10 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global COVID-19 cases climb to 13.6 million after record one-day tally of 230,400 new infections Bank of America and Morgan Stanley beat earnings estimates despite pandemic, while Domino’s gets boost from at-home dinersThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 world-wide rose to 13.6 million on Thursday, after a record of about 230,400 new infections were counted on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
1:01 p.m. July 11, 2020 - Associated Press
Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse in U.S The seven-day rolling average for daily reported deaths in the U.S. has increased from 578 two weeks ago to 664 on July 10 A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.
7:42 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally hits 12.5 million with U.S. accounting for a quarter as death toll starts to rise again 1,000 U.S. health-care workers have now died from COVID-19 and most contracted it at workThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide rose to 12.5 million on Saturday, with the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of that tally and the U.S. death toll rising again after a surge in infections in states in the South and West.
10:19 a.m. July 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Health officials clamor for U.S. states to pause reopenings amid spikes in COVID-19 infections A growing chorus of voices urges states to reconsider moves toward reopening businesses and institutions as U.S. counts another 60,000 cases in a single day, while Trump administration ramps up call for schools to return to full in-person operation U.S. states that are experiencing major problems with new infections of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 should pause their reopening efforts to get the outbreak under control and encourage residents to wear face masks, wash their hands regularly and socially distance.
8:32 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Mark Taylor
This math-trained Harvard professor is helping hospitals cope with a potential second wave of Covid-19 Eugene Litvak specializes in improving patient flow — from intake to discharge — which has worsened to crisis levels during the pandemicEugene Litvak specializes in improving patient flow — from intake to discharge — which has worsened to crisis levels during the pandemic.
7:54 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Mark Taylor
The coronavirus is devastating U.S. hospitals, which will lose $200 billion in revenue by the end of June Many others, especially those in rural areas, will go out of business Many others, especially those in rural areas, will go out of business.
9:56 a.m. June 18, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
What we do know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus at day 100 of the pandemic Does having antibodies provide immunity? When will herd immunity kick in? Will there be a viable vaccine?Scientists and infectious-disease experts are pushing hard to understand more about the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and how to treat patients suffering from the sometimes deadly illness and prevent transmission.
3:51 a.m. June 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump rally next weekend in Tulsa labeled dangerous by public health experts Even absent a public health emergency, it’s not unusual for several individuals in a Trump rally crowd to require medical attention when the temperature in a venue risesEven absent a public health emergency, it’s not unusual for several individuals in a Trump rally crowd to require medical attention when the temperature in a venue rises.
9:59 a.m. June 9, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
Should colleges be protected from lawsuits if students catch coronavirus on campus? Gun manufacturers can’t be sued over crimes committed with their products. Vaccine makers are also protected from liability over harms from their productsGun manufacturers can’t be sued over crimes committed with their products. Vaccine makers are also protected from liability over harms from their products.
5:21 a.m. May 27, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
When is it safe to see friends again as the coronavirus pandemic rolls on? ‘The decision has to be on an individual basis’ ‘If you get to the park and see it’s overcrowded with no way to socially distance, then you may have to reconsider’‘If you get to the park and see it’s overcrowded with no way to socially distance, then you may have to reconsider.’
6:54 a.m. May 26, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Anti-anxiety medication prescriptions have spiked 34% during the coronavirus pandemic Americans are also filling more prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-insomnia drugsAmericans are also filling more prescriptions for antidepressants and anti-insomnia drugs
6:33 a.m. May 23, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
CDC faces more coronavirus testing questions, this time about how many diagnostic tests are being conducted The CDC has said it will start differentiating test types ‘in the coming weeks’The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that it has been combining the number of molecular tests used to diagnose active COVID-19 infections with the number of serologic tests that can detect antibodies in its testing tally.
10:51 a.m. May 6, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
The future of successful coronavirus response: Mass testing at work and in church and self-administered tests Some researchers are calling for up to 20 million tests a day in the U.S. to safely reopen the economyThere are still unanswered questions about the accuracy of some COVID-19 tests, the prevalence of antibodies among Americans, and whether those antibodies provide the kind of immunity safety net needed to protect people from future infections.
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