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Experts seriously doubt whether patent waivers on Covid-19 vaccines will ever come to be

Jan 23, 2022 , CNBC Health
Calls to waive the patents on mRNA Covid vaccines have gained traction globally, but experts seriously doubt that they will ever come to be....
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Many Pacific Island nations have kept Covid at bay. But attempts to reopen are fraught with danger

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
Many of the small island states nestled in the Pacific Ocean have had no new cases of the virus for...
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Singapore will extend Covid booster program to teens aged 12 to 17

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
Singapore is extending its Covid booster program to teens aged between 12 and 17, authorities said. Previously, only those 18 and over were eligible....
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Arguing with your partner over Covid? You're not alone, with the pandemic straining many relationships

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
Disagreements over Covid restrictions, child vaccination and even the very existence of the virus have seen some relationships pushed to breaking...
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Two years since Covid was first confirmed in U.S., the pandemic is worse than anyone imagined

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
With the emergence of omicron, the future course of the pandemic is unclear as experts struggle to understand how new variants...
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U.S. judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers in latest blow to White House Covid agenda

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
Biden's rule "amounts to a presidential mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs," the judge...
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Kids' Covid hospitalizations hit pandemic high, worrying doctors and parents about long-term impact

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
Doctors at children's hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver and Washington are seeing more kids hospitalized with Covid than ever...
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Fauci says he hopes FDA will authorize Pfizer's Covid vaccine for kids under 5 in the next month

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
Fauci said younger children will likely need three doses, because two shots did not induce an adequate immune response in children 2 to 4 years...
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Children under 5 are not eligible for Covid vaccination. Doctors have this advice to protect them during the omicron surge

Jan 22, 2022 , CNBC Health
Covid hospitalizations of children under 5 are rising, the CDC says, and that age group can't get vaccines. Doctors explain how parents can protect...
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Antibiotic-resistant infections are a ‘major global health threat’ that’s killing millions, scientists say

Jan 21, 2022 , CNBC Health
A huge new global study found that drug-resistant bacterial infections played a part in almost 5 million deaths in 2019....
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Supreme Court deals a setback to abortion providers' bid to quickly block Texas law

Jan 21, 2022 , CNBC Health
"The Court may look the other way, but I cannot," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a fiery dissent joined by liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan....
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Bill Gates, John Kerry stress 'urgent' need for businesses to join climate fight

Jan 21, 2022 , CNBC Health
Bill Gates has stressed the urgent need for businesses to step up and invest in emerging green technologies as the fight against climate change...
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GOP and Democratic governors reinstate Covid emergency orders to combat omicron surge

Jan 21, 2022 , CNBC Health
Officials from Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Kansas and California have all announced new or renewed Covid emergency orders since the start of the...
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Fauci says FDA could authorize Pfizer's Covid vaccine for kids under 5 in the next month

Jan 20, 2022 , CNBC Health
Fauci said younger children will likely need three doses, because two shots did not induce an adequate immune response in children 2- to...
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England looks to ease Covid rules while Europe is engulfed by omicron

Jan 20, 2022 , CNBC Health
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce that Covid rules in England will be eased when he makes a statement later...
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Starbucks pauses plan to require vaccination or weekly testing after Supreme Court ruling

Jan 20, 2022 , CNBC Health
Starbucks has suspended its plan to require baristas to get vaccinated or receive weekly...
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Biden will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free

Jan 20, 2022 , CNBC Health
The masks will start to become available late next week, and the program will be fully up and running by early February, according to an official....
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We have a chance to end Covid emergency in 2022, WHO official says

Jan 19, 2022 , CNBC Health
Covid-19 will never be eradicated, but society has a chance to end the public health emergency this year, a senior WHO official has...
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Covid can turn kids into 'fussy eaters' if it changes their sense of smell

Jan 19, 2022 , CNBC Health
Parosmia — when people experience strange smell distortions — could be affecting some children, experts say....
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Political setbacks dent Modi's strongman image as India heads for crucial state polls

Jan 19, 2022 , CNBC Health
Abandoning controversial farm laws was one of Modi's biggest policy reversals since assuming power — and a lesson on the drawbacks to his strongman...
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