Tag Archives: COVID

Daily U.S. Covid cases remain above 70,000 amid Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

The rate of new U.S. coronavirus cases remains elevated as the country tries to ramp up its vaccination campaign following the distribution halt of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine. The country is reporting about 71,200 new Covid cases per day, based on a seven-day average of data from Johns Hopkins University. That is far below… Read More »

Harvard Medical School expert explains ‘long COVID’

As public health officials race to vaccinate Americans amid the rapid spread of viral variants, physicians and scientists are turning their attention to a growing population of those who seem locked into COVID-19’s misery months after the acute phase has passed. These so-called “COVID long-haulers” or sufferers of “long COVID” are those who continue to… Read More »

‘Fears you could still be spreading Covid even after you’ve been vaccinated’

We all know that the vaccines being delivered around the world right now work by protecting us from getting Covid. But what we still don’t know is whether they’ll also prevent us ­transmitting the virus to others. We simply don’t have enough public health data to answer the important question of transmission yet. In fact… Read More »

Next Covid stimulus package may slash COBRA premiums for fired workers

Ika84 | E+ | Getty Images It could become more affordable for laid-off workers to keep their employer-sponsored health insurance, thanks to a provision in the Covid relief bill making its way through Congress. As part of the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package, the government would pay for former employees to maintain health coverage from… Read More »

Eli Lilly CEO’s pay grows—again—to $23.7M after COVID antibody launch, new approvals

The COVID-19 pandemic derailed plans for companies worldwide last year, but Eli Lilly adapted by developing medicines against the novel coronavirus—to the tune of $ 871 million in antibody revenue for Q4—while still pushing sales of its newer meds. Now, CEO David Ricks is reaping the rewards with a pay package that could place him… Read More »