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9:28 p.m. April 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
The public’s expectation of perfection: Risk of blood clot from Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is 0.00009% ‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane’‘It’s the same perceptual problem when we blindly drive to the airport texting, yet worry about the airplane.’
5:58 a.m. April 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Weary of #fakenews, more Americans are getting their COVID-related news from peer-reviewed medical journals Social media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications mightSocial media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications might.
1:38 p.m. April 3, 2021 - By MarketWatch
These money and investing tips can put a spring in your investing stepsMoney and investing stories popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week.
5:34 a.m. April 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Frugality will continue to reign’: Eager to save hundreds of dollars, Americans flock to one type of product A new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trendsA new report from the Conference Board tracks three distinct trends.
1:23 p.m. March 25, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Real-estate agents are rethinking decades of advice on pools and how COVID-19 rewrote American shopping lists Thursday’s Personal Finance Stories Thursday’s Personal Finance StoriesThursday’s Personal Finance Stories.
7:16 a.m. March 1, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Has COVID-19 really affected life expectancy? Many died in 2020-2021, but hopefully it is a one-shot event Many died in 2020-2021, but hopefully it is a one-shot event
7:26 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
CDC Director: ‘I can’t tell you how much vaccine we have and, if I can’t tell it to you, then I can’t tell it to the governors’ President Joe Biden has outlined a goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, which some analysts describe as ambitiousPresident Joe Biden has outlined a goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, which some analysts describe as ambitious.
8:16 a.m. Jan. 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why do I need to wear a mask if I’ve had COVID-19? Who is it protecting? Can I really be reinfected? ‘Like everyone else, I am hoping that the vaccine will help infection rates and more people can get back to work’‘Like everyone else, I am hoping that the vaccine will help infection rates, and more people can get back to work.’
5:39 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Biden’s $1.9-trillion COVID-19 rescue plan is a ‘lifeline’ for millions of Americans President-elect Joe Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in a new coronavirus economic relief package when he takes office this monthPresident-elect Biden said he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in a new coronavirus economic relief package when he takes office this month.
5:16 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I didn’t receive a $1,200 stimulus check during the first surge of COVID-19. Will I get a payment this time around? President-elect Bidens said Thursday he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan. President-elect Bidens said Thursday he will call for $1,400 stimulus checks and more vaccine funds in $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief plan.
1:54 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
What side effects, if any, can you expect from a COVID-19 vaccine shot? Doctors have advised the CDC to be transparent and forthcoming about any side effectsDoctors have advised the CDC to be transparent and forthcoming about any side effects.
11:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Biden wants Americans to wear masks for 100 days — do they protect against COVID-19 or merely promote healthy behavior? ‘Modeling suggests that near universal masking could prevent 180,000 COVID-19 deaths,’ one expert told MarketWatch‘Modeling suggests that near universal masking could prevent 180,000 COVID-19 deaths,’ one expert told MarketWatch.
7:46 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Want your loved one in a nursing home to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Ask these questions first There are approximately 3 million people living in long-term care facilities, according to the CDCThere are approximately 3 million people living in long-term care facilities, according to the CDC.
2:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
10:12 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Cytokine Storm’ — the ‘intriguing’ similarity between COVID-19 and the 1918 influenza A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?
3:01 a.m. Nov. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone else. Can Amazon Pharmacy change that? What the e-commerce behemoth’s entry into the pharmacy business could mean for consumers’ health and wealthWhat the e-commerce behemoth’s entry into the pharmacy business could mean for consumers’ health and wealth
12:57 a.m. Nov. 26, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
The CDC says you shouldn’t travel for Thanksgiving — how to reduce risk of infection if you do ‘The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with,’ the agency said ‘The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with,’ the agency said.
1:03 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Cecilia Clark
College students suspended for breaking COVID-19 rules—can you get a refund? Know your school’s COVID-19 policies and how they affect tuition money and financial aid if you don’t complyStudents returned this fall to rigid COVID-19 prevention rules. And noncompliance can be costly.
9:08 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Bruce Horovitz
Life will never be the same for people over 60 — even with a COVID-19 vaccine These are the likely long-term impacts on gatherings, travel, eating, medicine, home life and even public restroomsMost will keep taking precautions. Here’s a preview of post-vaccine life for older Americans.
5:25 a.m. Oct. 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Trump calls Dr. Fauci a ‘disaster’ — Fauci tells Americans: ‘Stay away from the politics’ The president said, ‘Every time he goes on television there’s always a bomb, but there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him’The president said, ‘Every time he goes on television there’s always a bomb, but there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him.’
3:21 a.m. Oct. 18, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci: ‘This is an outbreak of historic proportions, the likes of which we’ve not seen in 102 years’ The veteran immunologist said, ‘I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble’The veteran immunologist said, ‘I think we’re facing a whole lot of trouble.’
12:09 p.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Azure Gilman
How New York’s nursing homes prep for potential second wave of COVID-19 Facilities are stockpiling gear and have more access to testing and other protocols, but fears remainThey are hopeful that more access to testing, stockpiles of PPE, and a better understanding of the virus will keep residents safer.
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.’
6:29 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
1 in 3 parents won’t vaccinate their children against the flu, even though pediatricians say it’s ‘more important than ever’ The CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics want to avoid a fall ‘twindemic’ of flu and coronavirus. The CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics want to avoid a fall ‘twindemic’ of flu and coronavirus.
3:07 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
These charts show one possible silver lining of the pandemic Social-distancing measures may have all but wiped out the flu in Australia and South America this yearSocial-distancing measures may have almost wiped out the flu in Australia and South America this year.
11:57 p.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci: ‘We may be able to put this coronavirus outbreak behind us’ — but he says Americans must play a critical role COVID-19 has now infected more than 30 million people worldwide COVID-19 has now infected more than 30 million people worldwide.
4:12 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Fauci tells Americans to ‘hunker down’ this fall and winter: ‘It’s not going to be easy’ Coronavirus cases remain ‘unacceptably high’ as schools and restaurants reopen, and flu season approachesCoronavirus cases remain ‘unacceptably high’ as schools and restaurants reopen, and flu season approaches
2:50 p.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Fauci tells Americans to ‘hunker down’ this fall and winter, and neighborhoods that were redlined are more vulnerable to COVID-19, research suggests Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
7:22 a.m. Sept. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Another warning from the 1918 flu for COVID-19: ‘Survival does not mean that individuals fully recovered’ ‘We may never know the true mortality consequences of 1918 because of incomplete or inaccurate record keeping, issues that also undermine our ability to quantify the impact of COVID-19’‘We may never know the true mortality consequences of 1918 because of incomplete or inaccurate record keeping, issues that also undermine our ability to quantify the impact of COVID-19.’
11:23 a.m. Sept. 6, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Sweden embraced herd immunity, while the U.K. abandoned the idea — so why do they both have high COVID-19 fatality rates? ‘Sweden’s prized herd immunity is nowhere in sight,’ according to an analysis in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine‘Sweden’s prized herd immunity is nowhere in sight,’ according to an analysis in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
5:26 a.m. Sept. 5, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Celebrate Labor Day safely: Keep the socializing outside and don’t touch anyone Don’t let the coronavirus crash your holiday barbecueDon’t let the coronavirus crash your holiday barbecue
11:09 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Rachel Hartman
Under CARES Act, tax-sheltered HSAs are even more useful now—how to make the most of them The CARES Act broadened what expenses are eligible with HSA funds, including health insurance premiums if you’re collecting unemploymentAn HSA is a triple tax-sheltered account to pay for certain medical expenses if you have a high-deductible health plan.
11:08 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By Richard Harris
What’s an SOS advance directive? What medical ethics experts think and who is using them Some people are ready to accept death when there is a shortage of medical resources. Enter the Save Other Souls directiveNot since the 1918 pandemic has this country contemplated rationing vital medical resources on a wide scale.
1:27 p.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
What you can learn from prisoners of war about coping with COVID-19’s challenges and the job benefit workers need right now Tuesday's top personal finance stories Tuesday's top personal finance storiesTuesday's top personal finance stories
11:44 a.m. Aug. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
COVID-19 and 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ have one depressing thing in common A new working paper looks at the effects of the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on mortality and the economy, plus the role of non-pharmaceutical interventionsA new working paper looks at the effects of the 1918 influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on mortality and the economy, plus the role of non-pharmaceutical interventions.
1:52 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Jacob Passy
Many colleges with large endowments are still increasing tuition during the pandemic and how to pack your ‘financial go-bag’ Monday's top personal finance stories Monday's top personal finance storiesMonday's top personal finance stories
12:46 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Dr. Fauci says the U.S. can learn from Asian countries and island nations in the battle against COVID-19 The infectious-disease expert said, ‘To think that you can ignore the biologic and get the economy back, it’s not going to happen. You have got to do both.’The infectious-disease expert said, ‘To think that you can ignore the biologic and get the economy back, it’s not going to happen. You have got to do both.’
12:46 a.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
This is when people with COVID-19 are at their most contagious The actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 23 million, scientists sayThe actual number of coronavirus cases worldwide is likely far higher than 23 million, scientists say.
1:35 p.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The housing market is on a sugar high and these ‘We Build the Wall’ donors say they aren’t victims of fraud Friday’s top personal finance stories Friday’s top personal finance storiesFriday’s top personal finance stories
12:05 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Some Americans have started to receive the extra $300 in unemployment and more than 1 in 5 college students won’t be enrolling in college this fall Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories
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