Oct 14 (Reuters) – UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) said it expected COVID-19 to have a smaller impact on its profit next year as infections decline and more people get vaccinated, sparking a rally in the shares of U.S. health insurers. The company, the largest U.S. […]
Day: October 14, 2021
PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health lists 5,253 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,496,399 on Thursday, October 14.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Coronavirus cases are decreasing in the Buckeye State, but so are the vaccinations that keep infections down. Weekly COVID-19 cases have fallen every week since Sept. 13, when they reached their peak in the Delta variant surge, with 48,580. Last week, […]
The success of Merck’s antiviral—and other COVID-19 pills in development—may depend on how quickly people start taking them
The drug is molnupiravir, which Merck Co. Inc. MRK, -0.53% and Ridgeback Therapeutics said cuts the risk of hospitalization and death by 50%. It’s currently under review at the Food and Drug Administration, and if authorized, it will be the first oral antiviral to treat […]
Sarasota County sees decrease in COVID-19 positivity rate, small increase in vaccinations ► Fight over COVID-19 vaccines may keep some kids from traditional back-to-school shots ► Venice Holiday Parade returns on Nov. 27 with COVID-19 safety measures ► Vaccine rule complaints filed against Florida arts venues, businesses and […]
Most of the world has accepted this Covid-19 pandemic will end in a particular way. What does that look like, and what does it mean for Aotearoa? Keith Lynch explains. The race is on. Mass vaccination will save lives, it’ll protect the health system, it’ll […]
Of those, 3,549,782 were first doses and 3,481,691 were second doses. Some 236,069 were single doses.
Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 in the province at 3 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of three more […]
“It’s kind of reminiscent of those early days when over-65 qualified in a priority group and we saw people flooding websites and pharmacies and clinics,” Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington who worked on health-care initiatives in the Obama administration, said about […]
Walgreens Boots Alliance said Thursday that it has agreed to become the majority owner of VillageMD, as it opens hundreds of doctor offices with the primary-care company. As part of the deal, the drugstore chain will invest $5.2 billion in VillageMD. That will increase Walgreens’ […]