California, Oregon and Washington issue Covid travel advisory urging 14-day quarantine

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued a joint coronavirus travel advisory on Friday urging people arriving to their states to self-quarantine for 14 days. The West Coast states also advised people to avoid non-essential out-of-state travel. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that traveling can increase someone's chance of spreading… Continue reading California, Oregon and Washington issue Covid travel advisory urging 14-day quarantine

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Dow futures pointed to a 1,600 point rally — over 6% — at Monday's open after Pfizer and BioNTech said that data from their Covid-19 vaccine trial showed 90% efficacy. The broad surge in stocks included up to 30% gains in airline and cruise stocks on the thought that eventual widespread vaccine distribution would allow… Continue reading 5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Brazil suspends trials of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, citing 'adverse, serious event'

Brazil's health regulator halted clinical trials of the potential coronavirus vaccine CoronaVac, citing an "adverse, serious event," according to a statement it posted to its website Monday night. The potential vaccine is being developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac and in Brazil would be mostly produced by Sao Paulo's state-run Butantan Institute. The CoronaVac shot… Continue reading Brazil suspends trials of China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, citing 'adverse, serious event'

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says actual number of new daily U.S. Covid cases is 'at least half a million'

The U.S. probably has more than half a million new coronavirus infections per day, significantly more than the actual number of diagnosed cases, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC. "Remember 120,000 cases aren't 120,000 cases. We're probably, at best, diagnosing 1 in 5 cases right now," the former FDA chief said. "We're building up a lot… Continue reading Dr. Scott Gottlieb says actual number of new daily U.S. Covid cases is 'at least half a million'

Trump suggests he might try to fire Fauci after the election

When Trump defended his handling of the virus at a late-night campaign rally at Opa-Locka airport in the Miami area, a "Fire Fauci" chant broke out. In response to the chant, Trump said: "Don't tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election." Fauci is one of the most popular health… Continue reading Trump suggests he might try to fire Fauci after the election

WHO says getting the worsening Covid outbreak under control may require 'sacrifice for many, many people'

As Covid-19 cases accelerate in the Northern Hemisphere, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, some countries may need to impose stricter virus measures again, the WHO said Monday. "We will have to get ahead of this virus, and [that] may require sacrifice for many, many people in terms of their personal lives," the WHO's Dr.… Continue reading WHO says getting the worsening Covid outbreak under control may require 'sacrifice for many, many people'

Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response among adults

Drugmakers and research centers are scrambling to deliver a safe and effective vaccine in an attempt to bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 1.15 million lives. The vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is thought to be one of the frontrunners to secure regulatory approval. LONDON… Continue reading Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response among adults

Italy, the epicenter of Europe's first coronavirus outbreak, moves to stop second surge

Italy announced a raft of new measures aimed at curbing a second wave of coronavirus cases. From Monday, local mayors will have the power to close public areas, such as squares and streets, after 9 p.m. in order to limit public gatherings. Distance learning is to be encouraged for older students, and staggered school entry… Continue reading Italy, the epicenter of Europe's first coronavirus outbreak, moves to stop second surge

Russia receives renewed approval for COVID-19 vaccine trials in India

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd have received renewed approval to conduct late-stage clinical trials in India of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, the sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday. Large-scale trials of the Sputnik V vaccine in India were first announced and then knocked back by Indian regulators, who said… Continue reading Russia receives renewed approval for COVID-19 vaccine trials in India

Coronavirus could spread 'uncontrollably' over the next few weeks, German official warns

Germany has issued a stark warning over the spread of the coronavirus. Top health officials are sounding the alarm over potential further outbreaks in the country. "The current situation worries me a lot. We don't know how things will develop over the next few weeks," Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for… Continue reading Coronavirus could spread 'uncontrollably' over the next few weeks, German official warns

Nine ZIP codes in New York City may shut down after Covid spikes, mayor says

Nine ZIP codes in Brooklyn and Queens will most likely shut down on Wednesday, if the state of New York approves, due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday. The shutdown means that non-essential businesses, as well as public and private schools in those ZIP codes would close… Continue reading Nine ZIP codes in New York City may shut down after Covid spikes, mayor says

Official coronavirus death toll is likely an 'underestimate' of the true total, WHO says

The official death toll of the coronavirus pandemic is likely lower than the true total, the World Health Organization said, as reported global deaths approach 1 million. "When you count anything, you can't count it perfectly," WHO's Mike Ryan said. "But I can assure you that the current numbers are likely an underestimate of the true… Continue reading Official coronavirus death toll is likely an 'underestimate' of the true total, WHO says

Could Covid-19 be considered a preexisting condition? It's complicated.

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court this weekend, which could have a major effect on Americans' health-care options.  That's because the fight over the validity of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is heading… Continue reading Could Covid-19 be considered a preexisting condition? It's complicated.

It's not entirely clear how the government will pay for Trump's $200 Medicare cards

President Trump said in a speech that cash cards will soon be sent to millions of seniors using the government health insurance program Medicare. Theprovision is possible, the president said, "partially because of the tremendous money that we're going to be saving with the Favored Nations and various other things that we've done." But that… Continue reading It's not entirely clear how the government will pay for Trump's $200 Medicare cards

Congressional report faults Boeing, FAA for 737 Max failures, just as regulators close in on recertification

The House committee's report detailed multiple missteps by Boeing in the development of the 737 Max. The 238-page report outlined design flaws and immense pressure on employees amid competition from rival Airbus. The results of the investigation were released as regulators are getting closer to recertifying the planes. Numerous design, management and regulatory failures during… Continue reading Congressional report faults Boeing, FAA for 737 Max failures, just as regulators close in on recertification

AMC's CEO describes coronavirus precautions, including upgraded air filtration at reopened theaters

AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron told CNBC on Thursday that the company has been pleased with the reopening of its movie theaters following coronavirus-induced closures. "Our theater cleanliness scores are the best they've been in decades, an all-time high," Aron said on "Squawk Box."  Aron said AMC has upgraded its air filtration systems and other "high-tech… Continue reading AMC's CEO describes coronavirus precautions, including upgraded air filtration at reopened theaters

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

U.S. stock futures were mixed Thursday morning, one day after a tech-led bounce clawed back some of the carnage of the previous three sessions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained nearly 440 points, or 1.6%, on Wednesday, but remained nearly 5.5.% away from February's record highs. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards The S&P 500 jumped 2%,… Continue reading 5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

India passes Brazil, becomes second worst-hit country as coronavirus cases top 4.2 million

The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India's total past Brazil with 4.2 million cases. India is now only behind the United States, which has more than 6 million. India has been recording the world's largest daily increases in coronavirus cases for almost a month. Despite over 2 million new cases in… Continue reading India passes Brazil, becomes second worst-hit country as coronavirus cases top 4.2 million

India passes Brazil, becomes second worst-hit country as coronavirus cases top 4.2 million

The 90,802 cases added in the past 24 hours pushed India's total past Brazil with 4.2 million cases. India is now only behind the United States, which has more than 6 million. India has been recording the world's largest daily increases in coronavirus cases for almost a month. Despite over 2 million new cases in… Continue reading India passes Brazil, becomes second worst-hit country as coronavirus cases top 4.2 million

Kim Jong Un directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

North Korea declared an emergency and locked down Kaesong near the inter-Korean border in late July after finding a suspected virus case there. It hasn't confirmed yet if the person tested positive. North Korea has said the suspected virus patient is a runaway who had fled to South Korea three years ago before slipping back… Continue reading Kim Jong Un directs aid to North Korean town under virus lockdown

5 things to know before the stock market opens on Wednesday

U.S. stock futures were slightly higher as traders awaited a bevy of corporate earnings reports. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up just 3 points, or less than 0.05%. S&P 500 futures ticked higher by 0.15%. Nasdaq 100 futures outperformed with a 0.4% gain. Qualcomm and PayPal are among the companies set to report earnings… Continue reading 5 things to know before the stock market opens on Wednesday

Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here's what went most viral.

A cabal of doctors are hiding the cure for cancer, berries are more effective than vaccines, and eating instant noodles can kill you: These are some of the claims from the internet's most viral fake health news in 2019. Health misinformation was a big deal this year. Facing pressure from lawmakers, doctors and health advocates,… Continue reading Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here's what went most viral.

Campaigners target London's V&A Museum over its use of the Sackler name

Earlier this year, Sackler PAIN held a demonstration in New York's Guggenheim Museum, which also had a history of accepting money from the family. The museum in March confirmed to CNBC that it would no longer take donations from the Sacklers. Campaigners gathered at London's famous Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum Saturday to protest against… Continue reading Campaigners target London's V&A Museum over its use of the Sackler name

'Head scratcher' — Peloton CEO admits he doesn't understand why shares sank after initial pop

Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley says he can't understand the reasoning behind his company's stock falling after its first quarterly results since September's IPO. Peloton shares open down about 2.3% after being up 7% in premarket trading. But the stock erases some of those losses as Foley is speaking on CNBC. The fitness company… Continue reading 'Head scratcher' — Peloton CEO admits he doesn't understand why shares sank after initial pop