Tag Archives: Health care industry

Two years since Covid was first confirmed in U.S., the pandemic is worse than anyone imagined

People wait in line to be tested for COVID-19 at Union Station on January 7, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images A 35-year-old man returned to the U.S. from Wuhan, China on Jan. 15, 2020 and fell ill with a cough and fever. He had read …

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Judge blocks mandate for federal workers

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images A U.S. judge in Texas on Friday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing an executive order requiring federal employees to be vaccinated against …

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Kids under 5 can’t get Covid vaccines. Doctors explain how to protect them during omicron

Students in the 5 day pre-K class at Immanuel Unite Church of Christ line up to go outside after helping to sort donated food items. Ben Hasty | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Covid hospitalizations are rising among children, and one age group is particularly vulnerable at the moment: kids …

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Kids’ Covid hospitalizations hit pandemic high, worrying doctors and parents

A respiratory therapist checks on Adrian James, 2, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is on a ventilator, at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 5, 2021. Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters Trisha DeGroot’s 10-year-old daughter, Rainey, returned to her Houston home …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Jan. 21

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street looks like it’s going to extend its losing streak Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 20, 2022 in New York City. Spencer …

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Singapore will extend Covid booster program to teens aged 12 to 17

Students in protective masks engage in extracurricular activity in school on Jan. 6, 2022 in Singapore. Suhaimi Abdullah | NurPhoto | Getty Images Separately, Singapore shortened the isolation period for children under 12 and vaccinated people who test positive for Covid from 10 days to 7 days. The country’s National …

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Covid has strained couples, families

A couple wearing face masks cry for a Covid-19 victim in Argentina. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic has taken an immense emotional toll on humankind, with people around the world dealing with the tragic loss of loved ones and heightened everyday pressures that have come …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, Jan. 20

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks set to open higher after Nasdaq entered correction territory Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Andrew Kelly | Reuters U.S. stock futures …

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Antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions, scientists say in Lancet study

MRSA bacteria DTKUTOO | Getty Images Drug-resistant bacteria killed almost 1.3 million people in 2019, scientists have estimated — more than either HIV or malaria. Researchers also estimated that antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections played some role in 4.95 million deaths in the same year. The findings of the study — which …

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Students allowed despite Covid policies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announced Australia will refund visa fees for vaccinated backpackers who arrive within the next three months. The country — whose tight, pandemic border policies locked out its citizens, and more recently, one of tennis’s biggest stars — is encouraging backpackers to visit. And it’s …

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