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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine produces an immune response in older people, raising hopes a vaccine will protect those at greatest risk

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine produces an immune response in elderly people, the drugmaker said on Monday.
This does not necessarily mean the vaccine, being developed alongside the University of Oxford, is safe and effective in older people - but it is promising news, given that the immune system weakens as a person grows older.
AstraZeneca also said "reactogenicity" - expected adverse reactions to the virus, which commonly include sore arm or swelling - was lower in older people than younger people.
An AstraZeneca spokesperson told Business Insider: "It is...
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Trump's chief of staff argued that COVID-19 cases on Mike Pence's team should be concealed, continuing a trend of secrecy in the White House

Trump's chief of staff argued that COVID-19 cases on Mike Pence's team should be concealed, continuing a trend of secrecy in the White House

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows opposed revealing publicly on Saturday that two members of Vice President Mike Pence's team had tested positive for COVID-19, The New York Times reported .
On Saturday it was revealed in media reports that at least four aides to Pence , including his chief of staff Marc Short and personal aide Zach Bauer, tested positive for COVID-19.
The Times reported that after Short tested positive late last week, Meadows had opposed releasing the information.
Short, it said, wanted the White House use to announce his diagnosis, and to say...
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The Gloves Are Off: New Film Unmasks Racism Amid Covid-19 In Lesbian Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago

The Gloves Are Off: New Film Unmasks Racism Amid Covid-19 In Lesbian Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Chicago

29 days ago   |   By Forbes

City So Real is a five-part documentary film debuting this week that takes a deep dive into the people and the problems plaguing Chicago.
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Global stocks tumble as investors dump risk with COVID-19 cases rocketing and no US stimulus deal

Global stocks tumble as investors dump risk with COVID-19 cases rocketing and no US stimulus deal

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Global stocks tumbled on Monday, as investors dumped risk assets, with COVID-19 cases rocketing in the US and Europe, while the stimulus saga dragged on.
The US marked a new milestone in the past few days, recording around 83,700 new COVID-19 cases each day. While the fatality rate has been flat, top scientists warn that it tends to lag cases by two weeks.
In Europe, Spain and Italy introduced their strictest measures since national lockdowns ended in May.
"Fortunately, there are several vaccines in the pipeline, or we could have been looking at a pretty significant...
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Health startup AccuRx exploded during COVID-19 as doctors flocked to its free software - but new fees mean officials could soon pull the plug

Health startup AccuRx exploded during COVID-19 as doctors flocked to its free software - but new fees mean officials could soon pull the plug

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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In March, just as Britain was beginning to feel the impact of COVID-19 and weeks before Prime Minister Boris Johnson dragged the country into lockdown, local health startup AccuRx worked quickly to revamp its product.
On top of an established doctor-to-doctor SMS platform, the firm rolled out a new video chat option, allowing practitioners to easily communicate with patients, without any need for a face-to-face appointment - and all for free.
The pivot saw a "crazy" surge in demand, AccuRx CEO and cofounder Jacob Haddad told Business Insider at the time, as the virus...
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Billionaire investor Byron Wien says the stock market may be getting ahead...

Billionaire investor Byron Wien says the stock market may be getting ahead of itself as the Dow passes 30,000 - but tells long-term investors not to worry

Summary List Placement Billionaire investor Byron Wien told CNBC that the stock market may be getting ahead of itself as the Dow passed 30,000 for the first time ever on... Read more ...

Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as progress in the development of coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of... Read more ...

Fox News Settles With Seth Rich's Parents For False Story Claiming Clinton Leaks

Fox News Settles With Seth Rich's Parents For False Story Claiming Clinton Leaks

Fox News settles with parents of a slain Democratic staffer over a retracted 2017 story reporting he had shared party emails with Wikileaks. Fox also suggested Democrats were... Read more ...

The Latest: Coronavirus curfew planned for El Paso, Texas

The Latest: Coronavirus curfew planned for El Paso, Texas

EL PASO, Texas - Officials in El Paso County in Texas plan to impose a new curfew in hopes of combatting a surge in coronavirus cases that is overrunning the border area's... Read more ...

Nikola surges 29% as GM backs EV regulations and investors speculate a deal...

Nikola surges 29% as GM backs EV regulations and investors speculate a deal between the two companies is near

Summary List Placement Electric-truck company Nikola gained as much as 29% on Tuesday after General Motors announced its no longer supporting the Trump administration's efforts... Read more ...

Gift Guide: Smart cooking gadgets for the smart cookies on your list

Gift Guide: Smart cooking gadgets for the smart cookies on your list

Welcome to TechCrunch's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We're here to help! We'll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can... Read more ...

The Latest: California judge rejects bid to block dining ban

The Latest: California judge rejects bid to block dining ban

LOS ANGELES - A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block the nation's most populous county from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a... Read more ...

Here are 5 things employers should consider ahead of the new year

Here are 5 things employers should consider ahead of the new year

From the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the way we work to the changes expected from a new presidential administration, the final weeks of this year are a good... Read more ...

US home prices climb record 3.1% as low mortgage rates fuel housing-market boom

US home prices climb record 3.1% as low mortgage rates fuel housing-market boom

Summary List Placement US home prices gained a record 3.1% in the third quarter as historically low mortgage rates boosted demand through the summer, the Federal Housing... Read more ...

Warren Buffett wants more small-business aid, less income inequality, and a...

Warren Buffett wants more small-business aid, less income inequality, and a robust economic recovery. He'll be happy to have Janet Yellen as treasury secretary

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett is likely pleased that President-elect Joe Biden intends to appoint Janet Yellen as treasury secretary. The billionaire investor and... Read more ...