Fauci says face masks could become seasonal after Covid pandemic

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases testifies at the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on the Capitol Hill in Washington, April 15, 2021. Susan Walsh | Pool | Reuters WASHINGTON — White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that people may decide to wear … Read more

U.S. birth and fertility rates dropped to another record low in 2020, CDC says

A newborn baby is cuddled by her mother while asleep. Tim Clayton | Corbis News | Getty Images U.S. birth and fertility rates dropped to another record low in 2020 as births fell for the sixth consecutive year to the lowest levels since 1979, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

Petition calling on Biden to cancel student debt gets more than 1 million signatures

Austin Hossfeld and his wife, Hayley. Photo: Austin Hossfeld Every day, Austin Hossfeld types the same words into Google: “Biden” and “student loans.” “A lot of the times, it’s the same articles,” Austin, 26, said. “I re-read them. “At night, I talk to my wife about it.” Like so many other Americans, the Carroll, Ohio, … Read more

New York City indoor dining capacity to increase to 75% in May as Covid restrictions ease

Eataly NYC Downtown reopens with Color Factory for La Pizza & La Pasta A Colori art installation created by artist Eric Rieger (AKA HOTTEA) on April 21, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that indoor dining capacity in New York City will be increased … Read more

Runaway inflation is the biggest risk facing investors, Leuthold’s Jim Paulsen warns

Jim Paulsen is on watch for runaway inflation. In a note to clients this week, the Leuthold Group chief investment strategist warned it’s the biggest risk facing the bull market, and the stakes couldn’t be higher for investors. “I would put decent odds that it could get out of control and require the Fed and … Read more

Pfizer’s new at-home pill to treat Covid could be available by end of the year, CEO hopes

Pfizer‘s experimental oral drug to treat Covid-19 at the first sign of illness could be available by the end of the year, CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC on Tuesday. The company, which developed the first authorized Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. with German drugmaker BioNTech, began in March an early-stage clinical trial testing a new … Read more

February home prices see the biggest gain in 15 years, S&P Case-Shiller says

A “For Sale” sign outside a house in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2021. Marco Bello | Bloomberg | Getty Images Home price gains continue to outpace expectations, as tight supply and strong demand lead to bidding wars. Nationally, prices in February rose 12% year over year, up from 11.2% in January, according to … Read more

Biden administration set to relax outdoor mask guidance

People wear face masks in Central Park on April 10, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is slated to relax federal public health guidance on wearing masks outdoors as soon as this week, a source familiar with the plans told NBC News. The announcement, which may come … Read more

U.S. lifts pause on use of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine, clearing way for states to use doses

U.S. health regulators on Friday lifted a recommended pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine, giving state and local officials backing to distribute the doses, which are seen as critical in getting lifesaving shots to hard-to-reach communities. The announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug … Read more

Six vaccinated medical experts reveal their summer travel plans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared vaccinated Americans to travel again, but some immunized travelers remain on the fence about making summer plans.   Is it finally safe to fly? What about visiting unvaccinated relatives or traveling with young children?   CNBC Global Traveler asked medical professionals — all of whom are … Read more