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Dr. Anthony Fauci corresponded with a Chinese health official early in the pandemic, acknowledging the “crazy people in this world” and vowing to “get through this together,” a new report revealed Tuesday. The nation’s top expert on infectious diseases received an email March 28, 2020, from George Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease …

Walmart Inc.’s WMT 1.86% sales continued to rise during the spring quarter though at a slower pace than earlier in the Covid-19 outbreak, as some consumers returned to more typical shopping patterns and U.S. government stimulus stoked spending. Comparable sales, those from U.S. stores and digital channels operating for at least 12 months, rose 6% …

U.S. public-health officials tried to address confusion about new masking guidelines released last week, reiterating that vaccinated individuals are at low risk of catching or spreading Covid-19 but leaving the future of mask mandates up to local jurisdictions and private businesses. “This is not permission for widespread removal of masks,” said Centers for Disease Control …

Vaccinations and warmer weather should help limit COVID-19’s spread as the state moves toward further loosening restrictions, but the virus will continue to kill and make people sick for years to come, public health experts predict. “The pathogen is very likely to be with us in perpetuity and we have to learn to live with …

The U.S. economy expanded rapidly in the first quarter, growing at a 6.4% annual rate and extending what economists project will be a robust, consumer-led recovery from the pandemic this year. The jump in U.S. gross domestic product in the first three months of the year, reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday, put the …

Healthy, young volunteers who have previously had COVID-19 will be deliberately exposed to coronavirus for a second time to see how the immune system responds, as part of a new U.K. study. Researchers at the University of Oxford on Monday launched the “human challenge” trial to investigate what happens when volunteers who have recovered from the …

Apr 15 2021 Researchers in South Korea developed a plasmonic isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) array chip, the world’s first plasmonic isothermal PCR technology which can detect 8 types of pathogens (4 bacteria and 4 viruses) that cause acute respiratory infectious diseases in 30 minutes, led by Dr. Sung-Gyu Park and Dr. Ho Sang Jung …

FILE PHOTO: Lothar Wieler, the head of Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Berlin, Germany March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s top public health official urged policymakers on Thursday to take tough action urgently to try and contain …

U.S. officials said they were told AstraZeneca PLC may have released outdated information in its disclosure of trial results for its Covid-19 vaccine that could have “provided an incomplete view of the efficacy data.” The statement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases came a day after AstraZeneca released interim data from large-scale …

Selling in U.S. government bonds accelerated on Thursday, sending yields soaring again as uncertainty over the pace of economic expansion continued to unsettle financial markets. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which rises when bond prices fall, jumped above 1.7% for the first time since the pandemic in early trading Thursday. Declines spread …