Rare case shows it's possible to have two Covid variants at the same time, experts say

Experts have presented a case study of a 90-year-old woman in Belgium who was simultaneously infected with both the alpha and beta strains of Covid-19. The woman had not been vaccinated against Covid-19. Experts say the phenomenon needs further research. LONDON — It is possible to be infected with two different strains of the coronavirus […]

Unvaccinated clusters allow Covid to mutate and put everyone at risk, doctor says

Dr. Kavita Patel warned that the longer people wait to get vaccinated, "the more it poses a risk down the line for even those of us who are vaccinated." “It's not just that vaccinations work, it's that we have to vaccinate the whole world, and the more people that are unvaccinated or remain unvaccinated, the virus […]

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: Stocks set to open flat after fresh S&P 500, Nasdaq record closes United unveils largest order ever: 270 jets from Boeing and Airbus Big banks hike dividends after passing latest Fed stress tests JPMorgan plans to buy San […]

South Korea aims for a post-Covid comeback with travel bubbles and herd immunity

The government intends to boost consumption and further stimulate the economy in the second half of this year — and policies will be in place to achieve that goal, said South Korea's Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki. In fact, South Korea is aiming for herd immunity by November, he said in an exclusive interview with […]

Covid cases will rise in the fall as delta variant spreads, epidemiologist warns

New Covid-19 infections in the U.S. will tick higher this fall as the highly contagious delta variant spreads, epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin warned Wednesday.  "It's a much more serious game now," Rimoin said. New Covid-19 infections in the U.S. will tick higher this fall as the highly contagious delta variant spreads, epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin […]

U.S. is in discussions with Moderna on buying Covid vaccine doses for other nations

The U.S. government is in negotiations with Moderna to potentially secure additional Covid-19 vaccine doses to supply to the world, according to a person familiar. The discussions may lead to a similar number of doses purchased as a deal revealed Wednesday with Pfizer, said the person, who declined to be named because the negotiations aren't […]

China approves Sinovac's vaccine for emergency use in children

China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine in people between the ages of three and 17. Sinovac has also completed a Phase II clinical trial where participants were injected with a third booster dose after completing two regular shots, Yin said. China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine in […]

Rise in adolescent Covid hospitalizations is reflection of new variants, Gottlieb says

"It's concerning, the trends on hospitalizations" among teenagers, said Gottlieb, the former Food and Drug Administration chief during the Trump administration. "We are seeing that these variants are more contagious across all age groups, so they're affecting adults more, but they're also affecting kids more," Gottlieb added. Dr. Scott Gottlieb pointed on Friday to the […]

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: June begins with muted trading on Wall Street AMC soars again as it aims to connect with investors Elon Musk tweets again, sending 'Baby Shark' soaring Coinbase Pro gives users option to trade red-hot dogecoin Largest meat producer […]

DOJ charges 14 people in alleged Covid-related health-care fraud

Federal prosecutors charged 14 people — including a medical doctor and owners of laboratories, pharmacies and a home health agency — in multiple fraud schemes that allegedly bilked consumers and insurers out of $143 million, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The defendants allegedly engaged in various types of schemes "designed to exploit" the Covid […]