Another shipping crisis looms on Covid fears in southern China

First, it was a critical shortage of shipping containers due to the pandemic. Then came a massive blockage in the Suez Canal. Now, businesses and consumers are bracing for yet another shipping crisis, as a virus outbreak in southern China disrupts port services and delays deliveries, driving up costs again. The Chinese province of Guangdong… Continue reading Another shipping crisis looms on Covid fears in southern China

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Even With The No-Mask Guidance, Some Pockets Of The U.S. Aren’t Ready To Let Go

As more states shed their universal mask mandates for those who are vaccinated, many Americans are weighing how much faith to put in the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in the integrity of their unvaccinated peers, who are supposed to follow the rules and keep wearing masks. In the… Continue reading Even With The No-Mask Guidance, Some Pockets Of The U.S. Aren’t Ready To Let Go

Covid spike is a temporary obstacle for emerging markets, Invesco says

“It’s all a matter of timing. Certainly, these are obstacles. But they are short-term in nature,” Invesco chief global market strategist Kristina Hooper told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday. “We should see a strong reopening trade because of emerging markets countries.” While the U.S. and Europe rev up vaccinations, other countries are struggling to keep… Continue reading Covid spike is a temporary obstacle for emerging markets, Invesco says

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When Your Company Is Named Covid, You’ve Heard All The Jokes

In February 2020, Norm Carson was attending a trade show in Amsterdam, when news about the coronavirus hit. “We went in that day thinking we’d see some customers, do some training and it’d be a regular day. And then before you knew it, they had announced the name,” he says. That name was COVID-19, and… Continue reading When Your Company Is Named Covid, You’ve Heard All The Jokes

Man who was declared dead ‘for minutes’ after being hospitalised for Covid, says what you see after death ‘not what you think’

A man who was dead for “several minutes” after being hospitalised with severe Covid says he remembers feeling his heart stop before seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel”. Car mechanic Norberto Di Natale, 64, says he’s sure he caught the coronavirus while working at his garage. He was admitted to the hospital… Continue reading Man who was declared dead ‘for minutes’ after being hospitalised for Covid, says what you see after death ‘not what you think’

How Health Care In The U.S. May Change After COVID: An Optimist’s Outlook

With more than one-third of U.S. adults now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there’s growing optimism on many fronts. A majority of states have either lifted health-related restrictions or have announced target dates for doing so. Already, many clinicians and health policy experts are thinking about what the post-pandemic world will look like. COVID-19 demonstrated that… Continue reading How Health Care In The U.S. May Change After COVID: An Optimist’s Outlook

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CDC official who issued early warnings about the threat of Covid will resign

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Director Nancy Messonnier speaks during a press conference today at the Department of Health and Human Services on the coordinated public health response to the 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), JanuarNational Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Director Nancy Messonnier speaks during a press conference today at the Department of… Continue reading CDC official who issued early warnings about the threat of Covid will resign

‘Long Covid’ isn’t well understood but these are possible symptoms, top CDC doctor says

Americans shouldn’t hesitate to seek medical care if they believe they are suffering from lingering and debilitating symptoms due to Covid-19, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official advised Wednesday. So-called long Covid is still not well understood by health experts, Dr. John Brooks, chief medical officer for the CDC’s Covid-19 response, told a… Continue reading ‘Long Covid’ isn’t well understood but these are possible symptoms, top CDC doctor says

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After A Year Of Mostly Cancellations, Bookings Are Back For Many Event Venues

As some states begin relaxing pandemic restrictions on gatherings, many families are eager to reschedule weddings are other long-postponed events. That’s welcome news for function halls and other event-related businesses, even as they continue to navigate a new normal, with the pandemic not over yet. Tricia Henderson stood recently in the ballroom at Oceanview of… Continue reading After A Year Of Mostly Cancellations, Bookings Are Back For Many Event Venues

CDC Likely To Extend Eviction Moratorium With Millions Of People Behind On Rent

Tenants' rights advocates demonstrate in front of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Boston. The protest was part of a national day of action calling on the incoming Biden administration to extend the eviction moratorium initiated in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken a key step toward extending an order aimed at preventing evictions during the ongoing COVID outbreak. The CDC order is currently set to expire in less than 2 weeks. Housing advocates have warned for months that allowing this protection for renters to lapse would spark a… Continue reading CDC Likely To Extend Eviction Moratorium With Millions Of People Behind On Rent