Theranos whistleblower testifies blood-test machines were about as accurate as a coin toss

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes arrives at Robert F. Peckham U.S. Courthouse for opening arguments in her trial, in San Jose, California, September 8, 2021. Peter DaSilva | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Elizabeth Holmes was the founder and face of Theranos, but when it came to the company’s laboratory, she relied on her highly qualified … Read more

FDA staff declines to take stance on Pfizer’s Covid booster shots, citing lack of verified data

A person receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mobile inoculation site in the Bronx, New York, August 18, 2021. David ‘Dee’ Delgado | Reuters The staff of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declined to take a stance on whether to back booster shots of Pfizer‘s … Read more

Former employee testifies Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos lost millions while exaggerating projections to investors

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In public, Elizabeth Holmes was dubbed the next Steve Jobs on the cover of Inc. magazine in 2015, but in private the blood-testing company she founded, Theranos, was hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars. On Tuesday, the government’s first witness at Holmes’ fraud trial, longtime Theranos financial controller San Ho Spivey, who … Read more

China’s zero-Covid stance could worsen debt problems for companies

People queue to undergo nucleic acid testing for the Covid-19 coronavirus in the city of Ruili which borders Myanmar, in China’s southwestern Yunnan province on July 5, 2021. STR | AFP | Getty Images China’s zero-Covid approach could worsen the debt situation of the country’s companies, some of which are already in financial distress, says … Read more

Covering 9/11 taught me how to remain calm in the middle of panic and misinformation

Like many Americans, I remember every detail of Sept. 11, 2001, like it was yesterday. I was a congressional reporter in Washington, D.C., for Dow Jones Newswires and was getting ready that Tuesday morning to cover a hearing when I noticed a shot of the twin towers on CNBC instead of the usual market news. … Read more

Cancer cases, medical complications surge for 9/11 survivors, CDC report says

Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart (2nd R) looks on as US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R), D-NY, speaks with John Feal (C), a 9/11 health advocate, and 9/11 first responders, survivors and their families, during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2019, to discuss the introduction … Read more

U.S. decision on Pfizer Covid shot for kids age 5 to 11 could come in October, sources say

A child watches as a nurse administers a shot of COVID-19 vaccine during a pop-up vaccination event at Lynn Family Stadium on April 26, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jon Cherry | Getty Images Top U.S. health officials believe that Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized for children aged 5-11 years old by the end of … Read more

What you need to know about President Joe Biden’s new Covid vaccine mandates

Freeport, N.Y.: Daniel Merlos, 15, of Freeport, New York, is administered a Covid-19 vaccine at Freeport High School where Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital provided COVID-19 vaccinations to all eligible students, staff and community residents, on July 15, 2021. Steve Pfost | Newsday | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s latest vaccination push is the most … Read more

CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots

A man wears an ‘UNVACCINATED’ t-shirt ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Americans who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 are largely driven by a mistrust of the government and fears over vaccine side effects, and there is … Read more

Singapore pivots to living with Covid, refrains from tightening measures even as cases rise

People walk and cycle on a bridge leading away from the Merlion statue in the Marina Bay area of Singapore on Saturday, 22 May 2021. Joseph Nair | NurPhoto | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore has refrained from tightening social-distancing measures even as the highly infectious delta variant has driven Covid-19 cases up sharply, while … Read more