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Thailand's parliament approves $58 billion economic package to ease virus impact

Jun 01, 2020 , Reuters
Thailand's parliament passed a 1.9 trillion baht ($58 billion) economic support package on Sunday to ease the impact of the coronavirus....
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House Democrats launch inquiry into Medicare stimulus payouts

May 30, 2020 , Reuters
Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations....
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U.S. senators offer bill to prepare for the next pandemic

May 29, 2020 , Reuters
U.S. senators offered a bipartisan $3 billion plan on Thursday to prepare for the next global health crisis, putting a premium on fighting disease outbreaks and pandemics like COVID-19....
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AstraZeneca's top-selling drug slows early-stage lung cancer - trial

May 29, 2020 , Reuters
AstraZeneca's top-selling drug Tagrisso has been shown to hold back a certain type of lung cancer when diagnosed at an early stage, the British drugmaker said on Thursday, potentially adding billions to its sales potential....
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EU unveils plan to borrow 750 billion euros to aid economic recovery

May 28, 2020 , CNBC Health
The European Commission has unveiled plans for a 750 billion euro ($826.5 billion) recovery fund as the region faces the worst economic crisis since the...
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European Uber rival Bolt valued at $1.9 billion as it plans for post-coronavirus recovery

May 27, 2020 , CNBC Health
Bolt said it raised 100 million euros from Naya Capital, lifting the ride-hailing app's valuation to 1.7 billion...
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Front-line coronavirus workers could be vaccinated as soon as this year, Novavax CEO says

May 27, 2020 , CNBC Health
"Our target for next year is quite ambitious, but we think doable, which is to produce over a billion doses of vaccine," Novavax CEO Stanley Erck...
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AstraZeneca CEO says $1 billion vaccine bet is 'absolutely worth it'

May 22, 2020 , CNN Health
AstraZeneca's CEO says the US government's $1 billion investment in its coronavirus vaccine is a gamble -- but worth the risk....
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WHO Predicts COVID Will Take Heavy Toll in Africa

May 22, 2020 , WebMD
Without quick action, the new coronavirus could sicken up to a quarter-billion people in Africa during the pandemic's first year and claim 190,000 lives, a new modeling forecast...
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U.S. secures 300 million doses of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

May 22, 2020 , Reuters
The United States has secured almost a third of the first 1 billion doses planned for AstraZeneca's experimental COVID-19 vaccine by pledging up to $1.2 billion, as world powers scramble for medicines to get their economies back to work....
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Billionaire Barry Sternlicht: U.S. should pay people to enroll in coronavirus contact tracing

May 20, 2020 , CNBC Health
The Starwood Capital founder told CNBC on that Tuesday he believes contact tracing could be a "game-changer" in helping accelerate the recovery of the U.S....
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After positive data on a coronavirus vaccine, Moderna will try to raise $1.34 billion with a stock sale

May 20, 2020 , CNBC Health
The company said it expects the offering to close around Thursday, with gross proceeds totaling around $1.34...
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U.S. savages WHO as it promises pandemic review, but China pledges $2 billion

May 19, 2020 , Reuters
The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received backing and a hefty pledge of funds from China, in the spotlight as the origin of the pandemic....
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Medicaid Providers At The End Of The Line For Federal COVID Funding

May 19, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Congress authorized $100 billion for health care providers to help reimburse them for losses linked to the coronavirus pandemic. But the majority of that funding so far has gone to hospitals, doctors and other facilities that serve Medicare patients. Providers primarily serving low-income Medicaid populations and children have been largely left...
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Moderna prices new shares at $76, expects to raise $1.34 billion

May 19, 2020 , CNBC Health
The company said it expects the offering to close around Thursday, with gross proceeds totaling around $1.34...
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India's Disaster Management Authority orders nationwide coronavirus lockdown extension to May 31

May 18, 2020 , CNBC Health
The lockdown over the country of 1.35 billion, first implemented on March 24, has caused widespread hunger and...
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Another Coronavirus Casualty: California’s Budget

May 15, 2020 , Kaiser Health News
Before the coronavirus hit, California was looking at a budget surplus of more than $5 billion and lawmakers were debating how to increase the size of government health programs. Now, the state faces a deficit, program cuts, high unemployment — and no significant investment in public health funding at a time when the state needs it the...
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A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warns

May 14, 2020 , CNBC Health
Scientists warned that billions of people could be forced to endure "unliveable" circumstances by 2070 if decisive action is not taken to halt climate...
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New York has paid $7.4 billion in unemployment claims to roughly 1.7 million residents, officials say

May 14, 2020 , CNBC Health
Roughly 1.8 million residents struggling with unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic have filed claims, roughly six times the number of claims filed during the 2008 financial crisis, officials...
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Melinda Gates says scientists may find coronavirus vaccine that works by end of year 'if we're lucky'

May 13, 2020 , CNBC Health
Scientists and health officials may find a vaccine that is effective in preventing Covid-19 by the end of this year "if we're lucky," billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates tells...
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