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Doctors wonder about future of COVID drugs as federal funding wanes

Jun 29, 2022
Drugmaker Eli Lilly will supply the government with another 150,000 doses of its monoclonal antibody to meet short-term demand.
A free monoclonal antibody treatment site in Miami. Eli Lilly said it will provide more of its antibody medication to the government, but drugmakers may shift their sales to the commercial market.
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Work at the office, work from home or both? Companies are still deciding what's best.

Jun 24, 2022
The purpose of the workplace is changing for businesses that let employees work both remotely and in the office.
Businesses are still trying to find a balance between employees working both remotely and in the office.
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Corporations' decisions seem to signal the end of the pandemic

Jun 22, 2022
“Some companies are large enough that they can be the trendsetters,” one health economist tells us.
Broadway, which has been stringent on COVID-19 restrictions, is lifting its mask mandate on July 1.
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For kids who lost parents to COVID, the financial consequences compound the emotional toll

Jun 9, 2022
Losing a parent can have long-term financial implications for children.
Aidan (left), and Julius Garza (center), lost their father, David (right), to COVID-19 almost two years ago.
Courtesy Margaret Garza

At this point in the pandemic, will there be a market for the Novavax vaccine?

Jun 8, 2022
The anti-COVID shot passes muster with FDA advisers. It was developed with traditional technology, which might boost trust.
Experts recommended that the FDA approve Novavax's new COVID vaccine, which was created with more traditional technology than the methods used by Pfizer and Moderna.
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Retailers have an inventory problem as lockdown lifestyle fades

Jun 7, 2022
As inflation hits and consumers abandon pandemic spending habits, Target and others have the wrong kind of stuff on their hands.
The home goods section at a Target store. Now that consumers are getting out and about, stores are left with too much inventory.
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How Shanghai's DIY supply chains helped us live through the long COVID lockdown

Jun 6, 2022
What happens when supply chains collapse and it's up to district governments, neighbors and friends to fill the gap?
A volunteer clad in safety gear delivers food during the lockdown while Shanghai residents were not allowed to leave their apartments.
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Is the goal of vaccinating 70% of the world's population against COVID still realistic?

Jun 1, 2022
WHO set the vaccination goal for mid-2022, but health researchers say the mutating virus that spreads more easily means we need to set new priorities for global health.
Health researchers say the mutating virus, which spreads more easily means we need to set new priorities for global health.
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Consumers are spending on services again as the pandemic shopping spree for goods cools

May 31, 2022
People want to get outside and do stuff, not just buy stuff. That's reflected in surging travel bookings — and airfare.
Consumers are still spending on big-ticket, durable goods like furniture. But now demand for services is picking up again.
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Evusheld offers vulnerable Americans protection from COVID. But getting it has been complicated.

May 24, 2022
Scarcity and a lack of outreach has left millions of immunocompromised Americans without access to the treatment.
The Biden administration ordered 1.7 million doses of Evusheld, but around three-quarters of those may have gone unused, according to some estimates.
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