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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Brian Cassella | Chicago Tribune | Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said states have been forced to compete in a “sick Hunger Games”-like competition for personal protective equipment and other supplies needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic without a strong federal response. Pritzker, a Democrat, told
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Junior’s Cheesecake owner Alan Rosen told CNBC on Monday that restaurants would be in serious financial trouble if they have to reopen then close back down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “This opening and closing could be the death knell of restaurants in this country,” Rosen said on “Power Lunch.” ”When people are buying up food, then
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The average age of new coronavirus patients has dropped by roughly 15 years compared with only a few months ago as the coronavirus reignites in America’s Sun Belt, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a Q&A discussion with Dr. Francis
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An airline employee walks past empty American Airlines check-in terminals at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on May 12, 2020. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS American Airlines on Thursday told staff it has more than 20,000 employees it doesn’t need for its reduced fall schedule as the carrier and its competitors face weak demand for air
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Justin Paget | Getty Images Children diagnosed with Covid-19 pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS, may develop new neurological problems without any of the respiratory issues commonly associated with the virus, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Researchers examined 27 children with Covid-19 PMIS, who were previously healthy, between
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The worst of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak will end by January either with a vaccine or because enough people in the country will have already been infected and have some immunity to it, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Thursday. The restrictions and guidance implemented to curb the spread
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Moderna‘s stock fell by as much as 9.4% in midday trading Thursday after a report said the biotech company’s late-stage trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine will be delayed, possibly by a few weeks. The company, which is working with the National Institutes of Health, was expected to begin a phase 3 trial with 30,000 participants for
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Top federal health officials told lawmakers Tuesday the U.S. needs a more unified national response and funding for public health funding if the country faces another pandemic.  The U.S. is now reporting nearly 40,000 new coronavirus cases every day — almost double from about 22,800 in mid-May — driven largely by outbreaks in a number of states
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Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Coronavirus cases are
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Multiple states are experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, sparking controversy over whether people should be required to wear masks in public to help slow the spread of the virus. States like Florida, Georgia and Texas, which do not have statewide mask mandates, hit record highs in their average number of
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There’s just a handful of interventions proven to curb the spread of the coronavirus. One of them is contact tracing, and “it’s not going well,” White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday.  Contact tracing occurs when trained personnel contact infected people to investigate where they might have been infected and who they might have
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Dr. David Callender, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, told CNBC on Friday that its hospitals continue to have adequate capacity despite Texas’ growing coronavirus outbreak.  “We actually still think we have plenty of capacity to meet the demand for Covid, as well as non-Covid patients” Callender said on “The Exchange.” “We’re always busy
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Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM), left, and Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, center, listen during a news conference outside the White House after a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images General Motors is
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A woman puts on a protective mask as is instructed by Miami-Dade County Social Distancing Ambassadors as beaches are reopened with restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S., June 10, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters As coronavirus outbreaks surge in several states across the country, public officials
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Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Coronavirus outbreaks in the Americas haven’t reached their peak yet as the number of Covid-19 cases globally near 10 million, the World Health Organization warned
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States with growing coronavirus outbreaks might not need to shut down again like many did in March, but they might need to consider pausing or rolling back stages of reopening, White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday. Fauci specifically cited Texas, Arizona, Florida and other states with “a serious problem” as places that
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