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India overtakes Brazil to become the second-worst hit country as Covid cases soar

A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at HB Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on April 11, 2021. Vishal Bhatnagar | NurPhoto | Getty Images India overtook Brazil as the second worst-infected country behind the United States after data showed that Covid-19 cases continued...

Can you mix and match Covid vaccines? Here’s what we know so far

Can you mix and match Covid vaccines? Here's what we know so far
With new guidance following reports of rare blood clots, the global medical community is considering whether it's possible, and safe, to administer two different vaccine candidates to the same person.     This week the European Medicines Agency and the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency...

Fake news on social media is hampering vaccine efforts in Papua New Guinea

A health worker prepares to do tests for Covid-19 coronavirus outside a makeshift clinic in a sports stadium in Port Moresby on April 1, 2021. Gorethy Kenneth | AFP | Getty Images Misinformation on social media is hindering Papua New Guinea's vaccination efforts. Many people are hesitant...

Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

Ahead of the Olympics, Japan's vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo
Japan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan's minister in charge of vaccinations. "Unless they decide otherwise, we just simply need to prepare for...

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Traders on the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE 1. Dow futures rose over 200 points Monday after Friday's blowout jobs report. While the U.S. stock market was closed on Good Friday, the government still issued its monthly employment data. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 916,000 last...

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Tesla, GameStop, Roblox & more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Tesla, GameStop, Roblox & more
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Tesla (TSLA) – Tesla delivered nearly 185,000 vehicles during the first quarter, a record for the company and more than 10,000 about consensus forecasts. The stock jumped 7.6% in the premarket. GameStop (GME) –...

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine will be Thailand’s ‘principal’ shot, says health minister

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine will be Thailand's 'principal' shot, says health minister
A health worker holds a box of the AstraZeneneca vaccine at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province on the outskirts of Bangkok. Chaiwat Subprasom | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images The coronavirus shot developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford will...

Europe’s stumbling vaccine rollout provides a lesson in EU politics

Europe’s stumbling vaccine rollout provides a lesson in EU politics
Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said it herself: "The start was tough." The European Union has had a bumpy Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The campaign has prompted complaints that regulators were...

Germany suspends use of AstraZeneca’s Covid shot for the under-60s, dealing another blow to drugmaker

Medical syringes and small figurines of people are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo displayed on a screen. On Saturday, March 26, 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Germany has suspended use of the coronavirus vaccine created by AstraZeneca and the...