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A medical professional applies a nasal swab during testing at the Orange County Health Services Covid-19 drive-thru site at Barnett Park in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, October 29, 2020. Joe Burbank | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Cellular, or “T-cell,” immunity against Covid-19 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned that the United States is only “at the beginning of the steep part of the epidemic” as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations across the country break grim records. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Friday, the former FDA chief said, “You’ll see cases start
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Friday urged Americans to adhere to coronavirus safety precautions in the next few months, warning the nation’s current uptick in Covid-19 cases is likely to continue its upward trajectory in the near term. “People should not let their guard down now,” Gottlieb said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “We should try to remain vigilant
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Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier said Thursday that drugs to treat or prevent Covid-19 aren’t a “silver bullet” solution to the pandemic, predicting people will need to wear masks and practice social distancing measures well into 2021. “I don’t see the therapeutics that we have — or the vaccines that are coming — as a silver bullet,” Frazier told
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Wednesday that the United States’ latest surge in coronavirus cases has the country following the path of Europe, where intensifying outbreaks has nations such as Germany weighing partial lockdowns. “We’re about maybe three weeks behind Europe. Maybe a month at the most, so we’re on a trajectory to look a lot
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Eli Lilly Chairman and CEO Dave Ricks told CNBC on Tuesday that he believes the company’s coronavirus antibody treatment will still be beneficial to Covid-19 patients, despite the recent end to a study of the drug in a hospital setting. The government-run clinical trial that was stopped looked at whether the antibody treatment helped people who
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Shannon Axelsson takes a break from sitting on the beach to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Revere, Massachusetts, August 11, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters The United States is now reporting more new cases of the coronavirus, on average, every day than ever before during the pandemic — stressing local hospital systems
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U.S. National Guard Cpl. Kyle Zahn of the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, physician assistant (PA) Harrison Pham, and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) Jermaine LeFlare and Shameka Johnson process nasal swab samples at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 21, 2020. Bing
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A patient recovering from COVID-19 at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, on September 30, 2020. Terrence Antonio James | Tribune News Service | Getty Images The United States reported more than 71,600 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, approaching a record number of daily infections set in late July as the outbreak takes root across
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Anchiy | E+ | Getty Images Parents everywhere are grappling with how to make the most of Halloween during the pandemic. The guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks families to take precautions if they trick-or-treat outdoors by carrying hand sanitizer, setting up stations with individually bagged treats, and wearing cloth masks,
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Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — The development of a Covid-19 vaccine may not be enough to prevent the coronavirus from becoming endemic, infectious disease experts have warned, suggesting a better way for
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Blood collection specialist Niilo Juntunen removes the IV from recovered coronavirus patient Monica Jacobs as she finishes donating convalescent plasma at the Central Seattle Donor Center of Bloodworks Northwest during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, September 2, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters A new study has identified the main factors that
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb is warning that the United States is about “a week away from seeing a rapid acceleration in cases” of Covid-19 as the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations surge. In an interview on CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Monday evening, the former FDA chief in the Trump administration explained that
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Monday warned the U.S. is likely to continue facing significant challenges from the coronavirus pandemic as cases rise this fall without widely available treatments or a vaccine. “We’re going to get through it. We’re probably in the 7th inning of the acute phase of this pandemic right now, but the hardest
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Senate will vote on a $500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday, as a larger bipartisan deal remains elusive despite continued talks between top Democrats
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A member of the medical staff treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Slany Hospital in Slany, Czech Republic, October 13, 2020. David W. Cerny | Reuters The World Health Organization said Friday that Europe‘s coronavirus outbreak is “concerning” as the number of available intensive
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Packs containing vials of Remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral medication approved as a specific treatment for COVID-19, lie next to an employee of Egyptian pharmaceutical company Eva Pharma at the company’s factory, which started producing the drug this week with a production capacity of up to 1.5 million doses per month. Fadel Dawood | picture alliance
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The United States government, using a confidential process, has blocked a Chinese entity from purchasing a fertility clinic in San Diego, CNBC has learned. The action to protect a U.S. fertility clinic reveals previously unknown concerns about Chinese access to American medical data stored in fertility clinics, which can include families’ most intimate biological and
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Dr. Sonia Macieiewski (R) and Dr. Nita Patel, Director of Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, look at a sample of a respiratory virus at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images A 25-year-old man in
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US Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, leaves after her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday dismissed the Trump administration’s latest coronavirus stimulus offer, continuing complicated negotiations between Democrats and Republicans that have stretched out
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday that antibody drugs are likely to be important treatments for the coronavirus, but he cautioned against considering them a panacea for the nation’s Covid-19 outbreak. The former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said the lack of supply means not every person who becomes diagnosed with the coronavirus
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SINGAPORE — China’s recovery isn’t as rosy as people think — even though the world’s second largest economy has bounced back after a coronavirus-induced slowdown, according to the CEO of research firm China Beige Book, Leland Miller. China has indeed seen recovery but there is no improvement on a year-on-year basis, Miller pointed out, adding that the recovery is
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Medical technicians work at a drive-through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing facility at the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company’s Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, September 17, 2020. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Regeneron‘s stock price rose over 4% in pre-market trade Thursday, as it submitted an “emergency use authorization” (EUA) request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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