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Stocks declined Friday as President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, banks fell after kicking off earnings season and U.S. retail sales were worse than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 359 points, or 1.16%, to 30,632, the S&P 500 declined 1.1% and the Nasdaq was down 1.06%. Stocks tumbled in …

Due to the extension of the State of Emergency situation to the Kansai Area, including Osaka, Universal Studios Japan has decided to postpone the grand opening of Super Nintendo World, originally scheduled for February 4th. Super Nintendo World was previously scheduled to open on February 4th. Universal Studios Japan stated that they will announce a …

GENEVA – In 2020, the Global Fund signed 157 grants for a total of US$8.54 billion for lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs and to strengthen systems for health. This is the highest amount of grants ever signed in a single year by the Global Fund. The grants will begin implementation this month. “This is …

“Covid” is written on a casket containing a deceased person who died from the coronavirus. The coffins stand in the crematorium’s worship room before cremation in Saxony, Meissen, Germany, on January 8. Robert Michael/picture alliance/Getty Images More than 40,000 people have died from symptoms related to the novel coronavirus in Germany, according to data from …

India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism, AFP reports. In one of the world’s biggest rollouts, the planet’s second-most populous nation hopes to inoculate 300 million people – equal almost to the entire US population …

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A man stands near signage promoting the UK’s National Health Service message, “Stay Home, Save Lives” on a bus shelter in London on January 8. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images UK London Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a “‘major incident’ due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the capital and the increase of Covid-19 cases in hospitals, …

THE INVENTION OF MEDICINEFrom Homer to HippocratesBy Robin Lane Fox 404 pp. Basic Books. $35. The clinical eye — exacting, dispassionate, free of superstition — came into being a little after 500 B.C. on the wealthy Greek island of Thasos, Lane Fox argues in “The Invention of Medicine.” That eye belonged to the author of …

After administering him with oxygen, County of Los Angeles paramedics load a potential Covid-19 patient in the ambulance before transporting him to a hospital in Hawthorne, California on December 29, 2020. Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images With intensive care units at Southern California hospitals nearly full because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical …

While 2020 may have derailed and delayed some scientific plans due to the pandemic, 2021 still promises to be a year of science “the likes of which we’ve rarely seen,” according to Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Multiple missions will explore Mars, new telescopes will begin observations and plans are underway …