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Malaysian glove makers are ‘too cheap to ignore’ after recent fall in share price, analyst says

[ad_1] SINGAPORE — The recent plunge in share prices of Malaysian rubber gloves makers is “unjustified,” said an analyst who’s predicting further upside for the stocks. Shares of Top Glove, the world’s largest rubber gloves producer, have fallen 17.7% this year as of Monday’s close. Its smaller peers Hartalega, Supermax and Kossan have dropped between …

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Time to double down — not let up, WHO chief scientist warns as Covid cases rise

[ad_1] The world needs to ramp up efforts to combat Covid-19 — and countries must not let their guard down, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned Monday as coronavirus cases around the world surge. “We’re at a very risky period,” said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan of the World Health Organization. “We need to double down, this …

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Connecticut governor defends easing Covid restrictions, says many at-risk residents vaccinated

[ad_1] Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday defended his plans to ease Covid restrictions in the state starting next week, telling CNBC he believes a decline in new infections and the distribution of vaccines support such a move. “We have the vast majority of our population most at risk has now been vaccinated. That’s 65 and above, …

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CDC study finds roughly 78% of people hospitalized for Covid were overweight or obese

[ad_1] A women walks down the street on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Jeff Haynes | AFP | Getty Images An overwhelming majority of people who have been hospitalized, needed a ventilator or died from Covid-19 have been overweight or obese, the CDC said in a new study Monday. Among 148,494 adults who received a …

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The UK’s National Health Service just approved a drug that costs nearly $2.5 million a dose

[ad_1] Kate Cardente holds her then 3-month-old daughter, Ainsley, as she undergoes a gene therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). SMA is a disease that is the primary genetic cause of death in babies. Ainsley is getting a one-time infusion of Zolgensma. Baltimore Sun | Tribune News Service | Getty Images LONDON — A drug …

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Detroit mayor rejects initial J&J vaccine shipment, saying Pfizer and Moderna are ‘the best’

[ad_1] Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan rejected an initial allotment of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine this week, according to the Michigan state health department. At a press briefing Thursday, Duggan confirmed he declined this week’s allocation of J&J vaccines from the state, citing sufficient supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to cover demand …

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CDC study finds easing mask and restaurant rules led to more Covid cases and deaths, as some states move to lift restrictions

[ad_1] Patrons Sari and Peter Melendez enjoy lunch at Katz’s Delicatessen, the famous deli founded in 1888, on the first day of the return to indoor dining for New York City, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in New York, February 12, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Easing mask mandates and reopening restaurants have led …

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WHO says pandemic has caused more ‘mass trauma’ than WWII and will last for years

[ad_1] Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks after Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases during the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, January 21, 2021. Christopher Black | WHO | via Reuters The …

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Watch live: Biden Covid team holds briefing as more states lift pandemic restrictions

[ad_1] [The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 response team is holding a news briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 28 million Americans and killed at least 520,356 in …

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Covid mask mandates should be last virus mitigation measures lifted

[ad_1] Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes governors are right to begin easing Covid restrictions on businesses as long as mask policies remain in effect. “Leaving the masks in place, having that be the last thing we lift, I think that’s prudent,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said on “Squawk Box.” Gottlieb …

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