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U.S. President Donald Trump hosts an event on reopening schools amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 7, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump ramped up his pressure campaign to get public schools to fully reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic,
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Novavax CEO Stanley Erck told CNBC on Tuesday the company’s potential coronavirus vaccine improves its revenue outlook. “What the coronavirus does is it moves up the timetable for us to have revenue, and quite a bit actually,” Erck said in a “Squawk Box” interview.  Shares of Novavax have surged in 2020, rising more than 1,800% year to date
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People stand in queue to enter a restaurant on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida on June 26, 2020. Chandan Khanna | AFP | Getty Images Florida on Saturday reported at least 11,445 new coronavirus cases, the state’s largest number of daily cases so far, according to figures released by the Florida Department of Health. 
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Donald Trump Jr. looks on as Kimberly Guilfoyle speaks during a ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rally at Williamsport Regional Airport, May 20, 2019 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campaign official and Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, tested positive for coronavirus while in South Dakota on Friday, according
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Pfizer shares jumped by nearly 7% in premarket trading Wednesday after it released positive results from its closely watched early-stage human trial on a coronavirus vaccine.  The trial evaluated 45 people. Each participant received 10, 30 or 100 microgram doses of the vaccine or a placebo.  The company coronavirus vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies, which researchers say is important for
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Lab technicians load filled vials of investigational coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California, U.S. March 18, 2020. Picture taken March 18, 2020. Gilead Sciences Inc | Reuters Gilead Sciences announced Monday the pricing for its coronavirus treatment remdesivir, saying it will cost $3,120 for a typical U.S.
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Any policy changes that states like Texas and Florida, which appear to have expanding coronavirus outbreaks, decide to implement now likely won’t affect the spread of the virus for weeks to come, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC Thursday. Due to the lag of how long it takes once someone is infected
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The coronavirus continues to surge in a number of states across the country, mostly the American South and West. Testifying before members of Congress on Tuesday, White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said that parts of the U.S. are beginning to see a “disturbing surge” and described the overall situation in the U.S. as a
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White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, along with three other top U.S. health officials, are slated to answer questions from members of Congress about the national response to the pandemic on Tuesday. Top officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services
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As cases continue to surge throughout the American South and West, some state officials are rethinking how to reopen. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday reversed his stance against mandating mask wearing and allowed local officials to set their own regulations. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that most of the population will have to
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A second wave of coronavirus has started in the U.S. — and people need to remain careful or risk stressing out the health-care system again, said William Schaffner, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. “The second wave has begun,” said the professor of medicine told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Monday. ”We’re opening up across the country, but many, many people
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As many U.S. states continue to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions, some are pausing their reopenings in the face of worrisome data around new cases and hospitalizations. States like Texas, Arizona and Arkansas have seen a surge in infections, calling into question aggressive reopening strategies.  Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise in U.S. states that were among the first and most aggressive to reopen, leading some local officials to reconsider reopening plans. In Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced a 7-day statewide pause on further reopening as health officials study the data and try to contain budding outbreaks.
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Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped two million as the virus begins to spread more rapidly in some states that aggressively reopened such as Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and others. While health officials expected cases to rise as states reopened, the focus now is on ensuring that surges don’t boil over into uncontrolled outbreaks. 
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As U.S. states push deeper into reopening, several that were among the first to reopen have reported surges in cases and hospitalizations. Confirmed cases across the U.S. have been on a gradual rise since Memorial Day weekend, when packed beaches and crowded gatherings prompted warnings from officials. Some officials have pointed to increased testing as
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