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Pfizer is donating COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympics athletes

A man wearing a protective face mask in front of the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Eugene Hoshiko Pfizer and BioNTech announced they are donating vaccine doses to Tokyo Olympics athletes. The president of the International Olympic Committee said it would protect athletes and Japan. Japan is facing a surge of infections ahead of this summer's games. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that are donating vaccine doses to vaccinate athletes ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Sports, Trends, Speed, News UK, Tokyo, Pfizer, International Olympic Committee, Paralympics, Japan Japan, Tokyo 2020, COVID, Sinead Baker, Eugene Hoshiko Pfizer


TechCrunch Survey of Scottish Tech Hubs: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey European founders and investors in cities outside the larger European capitals. Over the next few weeks, we will ask entrepreneurs in these cities to talk about their ecosystems, in their own words. This is your chance to put Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen on the Techcrunch Map!. If you are a tech startup founder or investor in one of these cities please fill out the survey form here. We are particularly interested in hearing from ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Business, Tech, Economy, Companies, Edinburgh, TechCrunch, Startup Company, Verizon Media, COVID, Edinburgh Glasgow Dundee Aberdeen


Sorting through pandemic predictions: What held true?

With the pandemic winding down in most parts of the country, one broker-owner is looking back at some assumptions made about real estate last year. Which predictions were untrue, and which were right on the money?
Tags: Real Estate, Opinion, Service, Radio, 2020, Agent, Columns, Predictions, Brokerage, Select, Seller's Market, Teresa Boardman, COVID, Covid assumptions, Pandemic Real Estate


If you were overpaid unemployment insurance, the Biden administration says you should be able to keep some

A person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The US Department of Labor issued guidance Wednesday that lets states waive recovery of unemployment insurance overpayments. "In many cases, individuals received payments for which they may not have been eligible through no fault of their own," the department's Suzi LeVine said. States that already collected repayments should give that money back, the...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, United States, States, Biden, Charles Davis, Stimulus, Cnbc, Levine, Suzi LeVine, Department of Labor, Arlington Virginia, US Department of Labor


The COVID-19 pandemic put such a strain on nurses on the frontlines that many are considering leaving the profession

Dania Lima, right, helps fellow nurse Adriana Volynsky put on her personal protective equipment in a COVID-19 unit at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, December 22, 2020. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo Many nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic are burnt out and mentally and emotionally tired. A new found that half of the 1,000 respondents were considering a new career. Of those, 25% were already looking for a new job. See more stories on Insider's business page. More ...
Tags: California, Nurses, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Evans, Motta, Liz Evans, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Travel Nurses, Dania Lima, Adriana Volynsky, Nikki Motta


Despite gains, gender diversity in VC funding struggled in 2020

People have been discussing the importance of expanding opportunities for women in venture capital and startup entrepreneurship for decades. And for some time it appeared that progress was being made in building a more diverse and equitable environment. The prospect of more women writing checks was viewed as a positive for female founders, a cohort that has struggled to attract more than a fraction of the funds that their male peers manage. All-female teams have an especially tough time raising ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Labor, Nokia, Tech, Diversity, Venture Capital, Exchange, Gender Parity, The Exchange, NGP Capital, M12, COVID-19, COVID, EC Newsletter, EC Future of Work


Man sells wife’s jewellery to convert his autorickshaw into an ambulance, offers free services

India is severely hit due to the unprecedented daily surge in cases during the second wave of COVID-19. The healthcare infrastructure is being subdued and has been stretched to the saturation point.  From hospital beds to medical oxygen to ambulances and crematoriums, all resources are exhausted to maximum capacity at this point. Personally and with the help of organizations and volunteer groups, many are coming forward to help their local communities, as India struggles to lead a normal ...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Khan, Afp, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, COVID, Mohammad Javed Khan, Mint Madhya Pradesh


Welcome to the era of 'mega biotechs'

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Shelby Livingston, and I cover how healthcare is paid for and delivered in the US for the Insider healthcare team. Today in healthcare news:The era of "mega biotechs" has arrived, and these startups are drawing high valuations that they could fail to live up to;Pfizer outlined a busy 2021 for its coronavirus shot, which the company projects will bring in $26 billion in revenue this year;Experts believe the US is getting closer to achieving herd immuni...
Tags: US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Healthcare, Denmark, Pfizer, Biotech, Johnson Johnson, Los Angeles California, Newsletters, Proskauer, STAT, Crystal Cox, Cal State LA, Coronavirus, COVID


Two coronavirus cases have been confirmed among the Indian delegation attending the London G7 meeting

G7 Foreign Ministers (left to right): European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, German Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Ben Stansall/POOL/AFP via Getty Images India's...
Tags: UK, England, London, News, India, US, Trends, Britain, Italy, Cornwall, World Health Organization, G7, State, Heiko Maas, Brazil India, Lancaster House


Meet The Samaritans Providing Meals To Needy And COVID-19 Patients For Free!

What adds to the agony of COVID-19 is the level of helplessness a person experiences — with no resources available around, people suffer to the extent that is unexplainable. Be it a COVID-19 patient or a frontline worker, or someone low on finances — the unavailability of resources, particularly food, is one of the major sufferings right now. Several people have come forward to fight this and are offering free meals to needy and COVID-19 patients in their locations. Here are some of those ...
Tags: Business, India, Kashmir, Hyderabad, Social Impact, Anupama, Ranchi, Nisha, Forbes India, Babu, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19, Coronavirus Resources, CovidWarriors


We could find out if Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works in kids aged 2 to 11 by September

Trial data from Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for the youngest age-group, 6 months to 2 years, would be ready to show to the FDA later this year. Getty We could know if Pfizer's vaccine works in kids aged 2 to 11 by September, according to Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO. Bourla said Tuesday that vaccine data for kids 6 months to 2 years was expected November-time. Exact timelines depend on how well the trials go and whether regulators approve it. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Kids, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, US Food and Drug Administration, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read, BioNtech, Bourla


India accounted for 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths worldwide last week

India's hospitals are overwhelmed by a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui India accounted for one in four of the world's coronavirus deaths last week, the WHO said. It said India accounted for 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths in the period. India is battling a devastating surge that has overwhelmed hospitals, morgues, and crematoriums. See more stories on Insider's business page. India accounted for one in four deaths from the coronavirus in th...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, Speed, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, REUTERS Danish Siddiqui India


Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Centers for Disease Control


Hollywood’s Magic Castle set to reopen for members after COVID-19 hiatus

LA’s most exclusive magic club, the Magic Castle, seen on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, is getting ready to reopen on May 21 after it shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Dante Room is stacked with tables and chairs on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at LA’s most exclusive magic club, the Magic Castle, as it gets ready to reopen on May 21 after it shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles ...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, California, La, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bill, Dining, Southern California, Ama, Irene, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News


10 overlooked medical expenses that could make it worth itemizing tax deductions

You need to follow your doctors' practice of keeping track of your medical records. Your documentation of your health care treatments and costs could pay off as valuable tax deductions. Most taxpayers used the standard deduction even before 2017's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made it even more appealing by essentially doubling the amounts. Still, millions of filers every year find that claiming itemized deductions gives them a better tax result. And medical expenses tend to be a big reason why t...
Tags: Taxes, Medical, Joe Biden, Social Security, Medicare, Sam, Agi, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, LTC, COBRA, COVID


Precipio extends 2-day gain to 404% following launch of the company's COVID-19 test on Amazon

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Precipio shares jumped by more than 400% during a rally that extended for a second day on Tuesday. The surge came after the company's COVID-19 antibody test started selling on Amazon. The 20-minute test was the first of its kind in the US to win FDA approval for emergency use. See more stories on Insider's business page. Precipio stock rocketed higher for a second session on Tuesday, with a fivefold surge in the price ignited after the specialty diagn...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Markets, Food And Drug Administration, Stocks, Fda, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Palo Alto California, Carla Mozee, Coronavirus, COVID, Antibody Test, COVID-19 test, MI Exclusive


Fitness ring maker Oura raises $100M

It’s been a wild couple of years for Oura. Last year, in particular, proved to be a major driver for the wearable fitness manufacturer. With the pandemic bringing professional sports to a screeching halt in 2020, a number of major leagues have adopted the ring, including the NBA, WNBA, UFC and NASCAR. The company has also been making a major push into health research courtesy of UCSF, which has published peer-review studies around the ring’s temperature monitor. That feature in particular has ma...
Tags: Health, Startups, Wearables, Hardware, Fitness, Funding, Tech, Nascar, UCSF, Eisai, Chernin Group, Elysian Park, The Chernin Group, OURA, Eurie Kim, Tommi Heinonen


Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


Pfizer brought in $3.5 billion from COVID-19 vaccine sales in the first 3 months of 2021

Pfizer did not disclose how much it profited off of the doses. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer on Tuesday reported its financials for the first three months of 2021. The pharmaceutical company brought over $3 billion from sales of its coronavirus vaccine. It expects to generate $26 billion in revenue from the shot through the rest of the year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer has sold hundreds of millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the United S...
Tags: Trends, United States, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Johnson Johnson, Albert Bourla, Bourla, COVID, Tim Levin, Getty Images Pfizer, Patrick Fallon


Region’s house prices jumped 9-16% in March, biggest gains in 7 years

Southern California house prices logged their biggest gains in seven years in March, as buyers trying to lock in historically low mortgage rates competed for a limited supply of homes for sale. The average gain for an existing single-family home sold in March was 8.8% in Los Angeles County, 10.2% in Orange County and 15.6% in the Inland Empire, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index, released Tuesday, May 4. Those are the biggest one-year percentage jumps since the spring and summer ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, US, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Inland Empire, HPI, L'Oréal USA, Housing Data, Top Stories LADN


Italy will reopen for tourists in mid-May, Prime Minister Draghi said

A general view of the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) empty and without tourists during the first day of lockdown on March 15. Antonio Masiello/Getty Images Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said the nation was nearly ready to welcome back tourists. The country will reopen for tourism between European Union countries in mid-May. Italy experienced a third wave of COVID-19 infections beginning in March. See more stories on Insider's business page. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi...
Tags: News, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Mario Draghi, Speed, Tourism, Italy, Draghi, Hopkins, Reuters, Breaking, Antonio Masiello Getty, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus


Why divorce rates could spike after the pandemic ends, according to a family and divorce lawyer

Couples spending more time together during quarantine may experience new stress or tensions. Ruben Earth/Getty Images Valerie H. Tocci is an attorney who specializes in matrimonial and family law, including divorce. She says in legal circles, there's been talk of an increase in divorce filings after the pandemic. Some factors that cause couples to break up, like incompatibility or stress, have been amplified during lockdown. See more stories on Insider's business page. It seems eve...
Tags: New York, Couples, Opinion, Relationships, China, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Divorce, Atlantic, Lawyer, Sichuan, Nordic, University of Washington, Ruben


Can't find chicken wings, diapers, or a new car? Here's a list of all the shortages hitting the reopening economy.

Empty shelves and shoppers are visible at a Target retail store during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Contra Costa County, Dublin, California, March 15, 2020. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images As the US economy increasingly reopens, the economy is seeing shortages of all sorts of items. If you've tried to buy (or rent) a car or eat some chicken wings, you've probably noticed. Insider rounded up some of the major shortages across the US economy, and why they...
Tags: Apple, Post, Texas, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Opec, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Intel, Brazil, Argentina


This is how healthcare workers are spreading happiness among covid patients #CovidWarriors

India is witnessing an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases almost every day. It is clearly a mentally and exhausting time for all of us.  Doctors across India are battling hard in their personal and professional lives in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care workers and hospitals are under immense pressure and stress, wrestling with a widespread shortage of beds, oxygen, and ventilators as the devastating second wave of COVID-19 has wrecked the country. They put their patients’...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, Uttarakhand, COVID, Krishna Hospital, Bathinda Punjab, Tum Jiyo Hazaro Saal


Casting positivity during the COVID-19 crisis by healthcare workers

India is witnessing an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases almost every day. It is clearly a mentally and exhausting time for all of us.  Doctors across India are battling hard in their personal and professional lives in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care workers and hospitals are under immense pressure and stress, wrestling with a widespread shortage of beds, oxygen, and ventilators as the devastating second wave of COVID-19 has wrecked the country. They put their patients’...
Tags: Business, India, Tech, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, Uttarakhand, COVID, Krishna Hospital, Bathinda Punjab, Tum Jiyo Hazaro Saal


Coronavirus variants called 'escape mutants' threaten our progress in the pandemic

Hello all,My name is Allison DeAngelis, a senior healthcare reporter covering biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and welcome to Insider Healthcare. Today in healthcare news:Coronavirus variants called "escape mutants" threaten the progress we've made; Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to call for drug companies to relinquish their rights to Covid products;Alife Health wants to stop the huge bills that come with infertility treatments.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comment...
Tags: Mexico, India, US, Trends, Fertility, Healthcare, Pfizer, Intellectual Property, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Newsletters, Moderna, Samantha Lee, STAT, Allison Read


Pfizer climbs after boosting its 2021 COVID-19 vaccine sales forecast by 73%

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Shares of Pfizer rose on Tuesday after the drugmaker raised its COVID-19 forecast for 2021. The company now expects vaccine revenues of around $26 billion, 73% higher than the $15 billion initial target. In the first quarter, Pfizer said its vaccine drew $3.5 billion in sales during the first quarter from more than 50 countries. Sign up here for our daily newslette...
Tags: UK, New York, Israel, US, Trends, Canada, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Moderna, BioNtech, Bourla, COVID, Isabelle Lee, Johnson Johnson Albert Bourla Pfizer CEO


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the 2nd day in a row

A COVID-19 warning sign in Los Angeles. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths Monday for the second day in a row. It's the county's first time going two days without reporting a coronavirus death since March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, c...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row

A Covid-19 warning sign in Los Angeles, California. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles county reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday. The last time the county reported no new deaths twice in a row was in March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in LA county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, county health...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


NYSE to loosen COVID restrictions on May 10

The New York Stock Exchange floor is grinding its way back into pre-pandemic form, Fox Business has learned. In an internal memo sent out this afternoon, NYSE management highlighted several new policies that are set to go into effect on Monday, May 10th including loosening restrictions for traders, journalists and other floor personnel who have been fully vaccinated. The move comes as COVID-19 has begun to recede, particularly in New York City, which only a year ago was the epicenter of the pand...
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