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Singapore on Friday eased restrictions further and reopened pockets of the economy that were suspended due to coronavirus — but retailers are not hopeful the move would do much to lift their already struggling businesses, according to an industry association. The Southeast Asian economy has been badly hit as measures — both overseas and domestically —
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A medical worker organizes antibody tests on April 29, 2020 in White Plains, NY. Pablo Monsalve | VIEW press | Getty Images Coronavirus antibodies may last only two to three months after a person becomes infected with Covid-19, according to a new study published Thursday in Nature Medicine. Researchers examined 37 asymptomatic people, those who never
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After Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, he discovered how hard the U.S. health system makes it for doctors to access data in clinical decision-making. That led him to found disease-agnostic AI start-up Tempus, which is now mining patient data for a potential Covid-19 medicine. Tempus Tempus, a Chicago-based technology company
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The new potential coronavirus treatment dexamethasone is a “good first step” to finding a cocktail of drugs that can effectively treat Covid-19, Oxford University professor Martin Landray, who co-led the study that found the drug to improve survival among patients, told CNBC on Tuesday. Landray and his team earlier Tuesday published the results of a study, which
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Founders: Allon Bloch (CEO), Ran Shaul, Israel Roth, Adam SingoldaLaunched: 2016Headquarters: New York CityFunding: $97 millionValuation: $458 million (PitchBook)Key technologies: AI, machine learningIndustry: TelemedicinePrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0 George Kavallines The global coronavirus pandemic has proved that business can be done remotely. Now we’re seeing that health care can be delivered that way as well. K Health is
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A pharmacy tech holds a bottle and a pill of Hydroxychloroquine at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020. George Frey | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday that Covid-19 patients taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine along with antiviral drug remdesivir may weaken the effectiveness of the latter. The FDA
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A second wave of coronavirus has started in the U.S. — and people need to remain careful or risk stressing out the health-care system again, said William Schaffner, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “The second wave has begun,” said the professor of medicine told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Monday. ”We’re opening up across the country, but many, many people
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With multiple drugmakers in a push for a Covid-19 vaccine, countries are preparing for when it is finally available and putting deals in place with companies to prepare for the eventual distribution. AstraZeneca, which has a vaccine under development at Oxford and is expected to complete the experimental phase by the fall, agreed to deals with
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As many U.S. states continue to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some are pausing their reopenings in the face of worrisome data around new cases and hospitalizations. States like Texas, Arizona and Arkansas have seen a surge in infections, calling into question aggressive reopening strategies.  Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday
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Somerville’s Division St., a usually bustling pedestrian street, pictured from Main Street. In the front of the image is a sign for Somerville’s weekly cruise nights, which are “on hiatus due to Covid-19.” June 9, 2020. Will Feuer Somerville, New Jersey has enjoyed a rising tide in recent years. Main Street is usually bustling, drawing
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Residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas, wait in line to file for unemployment on April 6, 2020. Nick Oxford | Reuters Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Friday that the state reported 731 new coronavirus cases since Thursday, the largest daily jump since the outbreak began.  The newly reported cases represent a near 6.8% increase compared to
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A bus driver in Detroit, March 24, 2020. Seth Herald | AFP | Getty Images Black Americans are disproportionately getting sick and dying from the coronavirus. It’s a plague that has laid bare, not just vulnerabilities in the U.S. hospital system, but gaping disparities in access to quality health care across minority communities. Black people
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People ride past murals painted on boards covering bar windows on 6th Street on May 20, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Tom Pennington | Getty Images Texas health authorities said there are currently 2,153 patients sickened with Covid-19 across its hospitals, marking the third-straight day Wednesday of record-breaking coronavirus hospitalizations in the state. The new total
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci attends the daily coronavirus briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on April 09, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Covid-19 turned out to be his “worst nightmare” come to
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Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the World Health Organization’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, speaks during a press conference following an emergency committee meeting over the new coronavirus in Geneva on Jan. 22, 2020. Pierre Albouy | AFP | Getty Images The World Health Organization scrambled Tuesday to clarify its comments earlier this week that transmission
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Protesters rally at the Texas State Capitol to speak out against Texas’ handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, in Austin, Texas, Saturday, April 18, 2020. Eric Gay | AP Texas reported a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Monday — weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott took the lead among governors in easing social distancing measures across to help
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