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Panicked patients call doctors as Covid vaccine hesitancy rises with J&J blood clot issue

Panicked patients call doctors as Covid vaccine hesitancy rises with J&J blood clot issue
More Americans will likely refuse to get Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine after U.S. health regulators said six women developed a rare blood-clotting disorder that left one dead and another in critical condition, experts on public health and vaccines told CNBC on Tuesday. The Food...

Criminals target Covid relief program that pays $9,000 in victims’ funeral costs

Criminals target Covid relief program that pays $9,000 in victims' funeral costs
Dana Neely | Stone | Getty Images Criminals are targeting a new federal program that pays up to $9,000 in funeral costs for a loved one who died of Covid-19, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. The Covid-19 Funeral Assistance program, overseen by the Federal Emergency...

WHO says Covid pandemic is growing ‘exponentially’ at more than 4.4 million new cases a week

WHO says Covid pandemic is growing 'exponentially' at more than 4.4 million new cases a week
Bochnia Hospital paramedics wear protective equipment as they transport a patient suffering of COVID-19 to a local hospital on March 17, 2021 in Bochnia, Poland. Omar Marques | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The World Health Organization said Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is...

4 charts show how the U.S. is on track for a faster economic recovery than Europe

4 charts show how the U.S. is on track for a faster economic recovery than Europe
LONDON — The United States is recovering faster from the economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic than countries in the European Union. The sheer amount of fiscal stimulus in the United States has been a critical driver in ensuring that the largest economy in...

Covid cases overwhelm Michigan health system, Gov. Whitmer urges residents to stay home

In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer news24nationed at least $2.5 billion in COVID-19 relief spending Tuesday, March 9, 2021, while vetoing...

WHO says more than 87% of the world’s Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries

WHO says more than 87% of the world's Covid vaccine supply has gone to higher-income countries
Wealthy countries have received the vast majority of the world's supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses, while poor countries have obtained less than 1%, the World Health Organization said at a press briefing Friday. Of the 700 million vaccine doses that have been distributed across the...

6 million people applied for unemployment a year ago. They’re still near pre-pandemic highs

6 million people applied for unemployment a year ago. They're still near pre-pandemic highs
A person walks under a marquis for a closed down Paramount theater in Oakland, Calif. on Feb. 12, 2021. JOSH EDELSON | AFP | Getty Images It's been a year since unemployment claims peaked at nosebleed levels and news24nationaled the depth and severity of the Covid...

U.S. confident vast majority of developed nations will agree to global minimum tax, Treasury deputy says

U.S. confident vast majority of developed nations will agree to global minimum tax, Treasury deputy says
Adewale Adeyemo, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's deputy, on Wednesday said increasing the U.S. corporate tax rate to 28% will not make American companies less competitive, because the Biden administration is confident it can win the support of developed nations to set a minimum tax...

Some people with ‘long Covid’ say their symptoms ease after getting vaccine

An employee draws up a syringe and a container with the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, in Schwaz, Austria. JOHANN GRODER | AFP | Getty Images Sheri Paulson had trouble getting out of bed months after her Covid-19 diagnosis. The 53-year-old North Dakota resident and her family fell ill with...