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Dr. Anthony Fauci says staying closed for too long could cause 'irreparable damage'

Dr. Anthony Fauci says staying closed for too long could cause 'irreparable damage'

Business News and FinanceVIEW IN APPA Facebook iconA Twitter iconA LinkedIn iconAn email iconKEY POINTS Stay-at-home orders intended to curb the spread of the could end up causing "irreparable damage" if imposed for too long, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC on Friday."I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go," Fauci said during an interview with CNBC's Meg Tirrell on "."He said the U.S. had to institute severe measures because cases were exploding then. "But now is the time, depending...

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Coronavirus vaccine in China produces neutralizing antibodies in early-stage trial

Coronavirus vaccine in China produces neutralizing antibodies in early-stage trial

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsA potential coronavirus vaccine developed in China appeared to provoke neutralizing antibodies in dozens of patients in an early-stage clinical trial, an important step in developing a vaccine that might provide immunity to Covid-19.The vaccine candidate also induced binding antibodies in most of the patients within 28 days and appeared to be safe and well-tolerated, according to the findings of the phase one trial published Friday in The Lancet."These results represent an important milestone," Wei Chen, a professor at the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology and...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says staying closed for too long could cause 'irreparable damage'

Dr. Anthony Fauci says staying closed for too long could cause 'irreparable damage'

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsDr. Fauci: We certainly support cautious reopeningStay-at-home orders intended to curb the spread of the could end up causing "irreparable damage" if imposed for too long, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC on Friday."I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go," Fauci said during an interview with CNBC's Meg Tirrell on "."He said the U.S. had to institute severe measures because cases were exploding then. "But now is the time, depending upon where you are and what...

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WHO worries Trump pulling funds may hurt emergency aid program meant to help 'fragile' countries

WHO worries Trump pulling funds may hurt emergency aid program meant to help 'fragile' countries

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsWorld Health Organization says emergency programs could suffer if U.S. cuts fundingWorld Health Organization officials said Wednesday they are worried their emergency programs will suffer if President permanently pulls U.S. funding from the international agency.Most funding from the United States goes directly out to the program that helps countries in "all sorts of fragile and difficult settings," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO's health emergencies program, said during a press conference at the agency's Geneva headquarters. "We'll obviously have to work...

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FDA appears to soften stance on hydroxychloroquine after Trump says he takes malaria drug

FDA appears to soften stance on hydroxychloroquine after Trump says he takes malaria drug

Keep Me Logged InThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that taking hydroxychloroquine is "ultimately" a choice between patients and their health-care providers, appearing to soften its earlier advisory against taking the anti-malaria drug outside of a hospital."The decision to take any drug is ultimately a decision between a patient and their doctor," FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said in a statement to CNBC. "Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are already FDA-approved for treating malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis."The comments came a day after President Donald...

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Johnson & Johnson discontinues talc-based baby powder in US and Canada

Johnson & Johnson discontinues talc-based baby powder in US and Canada

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsJ&J discontinues talc-based baby powders in US & Canada said Tuesday that it is discontinuing its talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada as demand fell in light of mounting lawsuits that said it caused cancer.J&J attributed the decline "in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising."The consumer and medical goods giant, which makes everything from Tylenol to Aveeno lotions, has repeatedly denied the allegations.On Tuesday, the company said...

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Trump says he takes hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection even though it's an unproven treatment

Trump says he takes hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection even though it's an unproven treatment

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsPres. Trump: I'm taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infectionPresident said Monday that he has been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for over a week to prevent infection even though it is ."I happen to be taking it," Trump said during a roundtable event at the White House. "A lot of good things have come out. You'd be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it."He added: "I'm taking it, hydroxychloroquine. Right now, yeah. Couple of...

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WHO raises alert on mysterious inflammatory disease in children that may be linked to coronavirus

WHO raises alert on mysterious inflammatory disease in children that may be linked to coronavirus

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsDoctors and world leaders need "to be on the alert" for cases of a rare inflammatory disease in children that may be linked to the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said Friday.World health officials are increasingly hearing about cases of an inflammatory disease similar to Kawasaki disease in a few countries, including the United States and Italy, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO's emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, said during a news conference at the agency's headquarters in Geneva.The WHO said initial reports hypothesized that this syndrome,...

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Another study shows drug touted by Trump doesn't help coronavirus patients, but it can raise heart attack risk

Another study shows drug touted by Trump doesn't help coronavirus patients, but it can raise heart attack risk

Keep Me Logged InAnother study shows that hydroxychloroquine — a drug President Donald Trump said showed promise in treating the coronavirus — appears to not help Covid-19 patients and, instead, places them at increased risk of heart attack.Hydroxychloroquine taken in conjunction with azithromycin was associated with "significantly elevated levels of cardiac arrest" even after adjusting for factors such as sex, age, underlying health conditions and more severe illness, according to a new study in the JAMA Network published Monday.The New York State Department of Health, in partnership with...

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Coronavirus inflammatory syndrome is causing heart and kidney failure in some NYC kids

Coronavirus inflammatory syndrome is causing heart and kidney failure in some NYC kids

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsCoronavirus inflammatory syndrome in children is causing heart and kidney failure, New York City's top health official said Monday."This is something that is incredibly concerning," Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said at a news briefing. Pediatricians and health officials have seen "laboratory signs of inflammation and a single or multiorgan indication of failure. Meaning that your kidneys are not working, they're going into shock, your heart is giving out."Early in the outbreak, researchers and infectious disease experts said the virus appeared to be...

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Pfizer begins human testing for experimental coronavirus vaccine in the US

Pfizer begins human testing for experimental coronavirus vaccine in the US

Keep Me Logged InKey Points said Tuesday it has begun testing an experimental vaccine to combat in the United States.The U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant, which is working alongside German drugmaker BioNTech, said the first human participants in the United States have been dosed with the potential vaccine, BNT162. They began human trials of the experimental vaccine late last month in Germany."With our unique and robust clinical study program underway, starting in Europe and now the U.S., we look forward to advancing quickly and collaboratively with our partners at BioNTech and regulatory...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says Gilead's remdesivir will set a new 'standard of care' for coronavirus treatment

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Gilead's remdesivir will set a new 'standard of care' for coronavirus treatment

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsDr. Fauci: Data from remdesivir coronavirus drug trial shows 'quite good news'White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that data from a coronavirus drug trial testing ' antiviral drug remdesivir showed "quite good news" and sets a new standard of care for Covid-19 patients.Speaking to reporters from the White House, Fauci said he was told data from the trial showed a "clear-cut positive effect in diminishing time to recover."Fauci said the median time of recovery for patients taking the drug was 11 days, compared with 15 days in the placebo...

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Gilead says early results of coronavirus drug trial show improvement with shorter remdesivir treatment

Gilead says early results of coronavirus drug trial show improvement with shorter remdesivir treatment

Keep Me Logged InGilead reports 'positive data' on remdesivir coronavirus drug trial said Wednesday preliminary results of a coronavirus drug trial showed at least 50% of patients treated with a 5-day dosage of antiviral drug remdesivir improved and more than half were discharged from the hospital within two weeks.The company also said another trial by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases met its main goal. It did not provide further details, however. Shares of Gilead were up more than 3% in midmorning trading.The clinical trial involved 397 patients with severe cases...

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World Health Organization warns: Coronavirus remains 'extremely dangerous' and 'will be with us for a long time'

World Health Organization warns: Coronavirus remains 'extremely dangerous' and 'will be with us for a long time'

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsWorld Health Organization officials warn coronavirus 'will be with us for a long time'The World Health Organization warned world leaders Wednesday that they will need to manage around the coronavirus for the foreseeable future as cases level off or decline in some countries, while peaking in others and resurging in areas where appeared to be under control."Make no mistake, we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference at the agency's headquarters in...

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New York state's unemployment system 'collapsed' following a surge in claims, Gov. Cuomo says

New York state's unemployment system 'collapsed' following a surge in claims, Gov. Cuomo says

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsNew York's unemployment website "collapsed" following a surge in claims after the state shuttered nonessential businesses to curb the coronavirus pandemic, putting a record number of New Yorkers out of work, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.The state now has 1,000 people working online and through its phone system to process the high volume of unemployment claims, Cuomo said during a press conference in Buffalo."It's unbelievable," he said. "One thousand people just to take the incoming unemployment calls. That's how high the volume is and they still can't keep up...

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Apr 21
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Trump halts US funding for World Health Organization as it conducts coronavirus review

Trump halts US funding for World Health Organization as it conducts coronavirus review

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsTrump calls for halt to WHO funding: 'So much death has been caused by their mistakes'The U.S. will suspend funding to the World Health Organization while it reviews the agency's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, saying the international health agency made mistakes that "caused so much death" as the coronavirus spread across the globe."Today I'm instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization's role in severely mismanaging...

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Coronavirus: WHO says changing climates and crowded cities drive disease outbreaks

Coronavirus: WHO says changing climates and crowded cities drive disease outbreaks

Keep Me Logged InThere is "no question" that changes in temperature, rainfall and humidity are driving infectious disease outbreaks around the world, but the impact of rapidly changing weather systems on the are not yet known, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.Even though scientists are still learning about Covid-19, the virus has shown the capability to "accelerate in a number of different climates," Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO's emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, told reporters during a press conference at the agency's headquarters in Geneva."If you remember,...

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Abbott Labs is developing new coronavirus test for mass screening as US tries to reopen the economy; shares rise

Abbott Labs is developing new coronavirus test for mass screening as US tries to reopen the economy; shares rise

Keep Me Logged InKey Points says it is ramping up production of its coronavirus test kits, including a new tool that could enable mass Covid-19 screening, as President seeks to reopen parts of the U.S. economy as early as next month. The company is on track to ship 4 million this month of its new antibody tests, which indicate whether a person has had Covid-19 in the past and was either asymptomatic or recovered, Abbott CEO Robert Ford said during an earnings conference call with investors Thursday. It plans to ramp up to 20 million shipments per month, beginning in June, he said, adding...

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Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating as cases eclipse 350,000, WHO says

Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating as cases eclipse 350,000, WHO says

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsThe pandemic that's spread to nearly every country in the world is picking up pace, the World Health Organization said Monday, as global cases eclipsed 350,000 and deaths soared past 15,000."The pandemic is accelerating," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing from the organization's Geneva headquarters. "It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for second 100,000 cases, and just four days for the third 100,000 cases."Tedros said he'll be asking the G20, the international group of government and...

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WHO considers 'airborne precautions' for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

WHO considers 'airborne precautions' for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsThe World Health Organization is considering "airborne precautions" for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings.The virus is transmitted through droplets, or little bits of liquid, mostly through sneezing or coughing, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO's emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, told reporters during a virtual news conference on Monday. "When you do an aerosol-generating procedure like in a medical care facility, you have the possibility to what we call aerosolize these particles, which means they...

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US officials shake hands, touch their faces and share a microphone at coronavirus press briefing

US officials shake hands, touch their faces and share a microphone at coronavirus press briefing

Keep Me Logged InPresident and other U.S. officials appeared to disregard recommended health guidelines on preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses Friday by shaking hands, touching their faces and sharing a microphone at a press conference declaring the coronavirus a national emergency.During a live briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House, Trump could be seen shaking hands with multiple executives from major companies, including CEO Brian Cornell, CEO Doug McMillon and  President Richard Ashworth.President Trump's full coronavirus Rose Garden press conferenceU.S. officials,...

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It's a 'false hope' coronavirus will disappear in the summer like the flu, WHO says

It's a 'false hope' coronavirus will disappear in the summer like the flu, WHO says

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsWorld leaders should not assume COVID-19 will be seasonal and subside in the summer, like the flu, the World Health Organization said Friday."We have to assume that the virus will continue to have the capacity to spread," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO's health emergencies program, said at the agency's headquarters in Geneva. "It's a false hope to say, yes, that it will disappear like the flu.""We hope it does. That would be a godsend," he added. "But we can't make that assumption. And there is no evidence."Earlier in the outbreak, U.S. health officials...

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WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought

WHO says coronavirus death rate is 3.4% globally, higher than previously thought

World health officials said Tuesday the mortality rate for COVID-19 is 3.4% globally, higher than previous estimates of about 2%. “Globally, about 3.4% of reported COVID-19 cases have died,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. In comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected, he said. The World Health Organization had said last week that the mortality rate of COVID-19 can differ, ranging from 0.7% to up to 4%, depending on the quality of the health-care system where it’s...

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Top CDC official tells Congress coronavirus almost qualifies as a global pandemic

Top CDC official tells Congress coronavirus almost qualifies as a global pandemic

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsThe World Health Organization will likely deem the coronavirus a global pandemic once sustained person-to-person spread takes hold outside China, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official told Congress on Tuesday.The outbreak already meets two of the three main criteria under the technical designation of a pandemic, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, said in prepared remarks to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions."It is a new virus, and it is capable of person-to-person spread," she said. "If sustained...

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WHO raises coronavirus threat assessment to its highest level: 'Wake up. Get ready. This virus may be on its way'

WHO raises coronavirus threat assessment to its highest level: 'Wake up. Get ready. This virus may be on its way'

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsWHO raises coronavirus threat assessment, now says virus poses a 'very high' risk at a global levelWorld Health Organization officials said Friday they are increasing the risk assessment of the coronavirus, which has spread to at least 49 countries in a matter of weeks, to "very high" at a global level."We are on the highest level of alert or highest level of risk assessment in terms of spread and in terms of impact," said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO's health emergencies program. The group isn't trying to alarm or scare people, he said. "This is a...

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