Health care industry

A person wearing a face mask is seen in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state was declared a disaster with sweeping new coronavirus restrictions imposed across Melbourne and elsewhere from Sunday night. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
August 03, 2020 - 1:21 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Victoria state, Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said nonessential businesses will close starting late Wednesday in Melbourne,...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron listens to a researcher as he visits an industrial development laboratory at French drugmaker's vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur plant in Marcy-l'Etoile, near Lyon, central France. As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, many rich countries are rushing to the front of the line by placing advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens are immunized first. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, Pool)
July 31, 2020 - 9:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Pharma giants GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they will supply 100 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to the United States as governments buy up supplies in hopes of securing a candidate that works. The United States will pay up to $2.1 billion “for...
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FILE- This May 1, 2018, file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. The pandemic increased sales of Merck medicines during the first quarter of 2020, as households around the world stocked up, but the drugmaker expects a significant hit this quarter as the full force of the outbreak lands. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 31, 2020 - 4:52 am
FAIRLESS HILLS, PA (AP) — Surging sales of its cancer medicines and reduced spending across the board helped Merck overcome a big hit from the coronavirus pandemic and increase its profit 12% in the second quarter. The drugmaker boosted its financial forecast for the year Friday even as it spends...
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A woman with her face covered stands in the rain in Prayagraj, India, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
July 31, 2020 - 1:42 am
PATNA, India (AP) — Monsoon floods have swamped large parts of India’s densely populated Bihar state and displaced more than 300,000 people by Friday, officials said, exacerbating the risk of the coronavirus and stymieing its response to the pandemic. The floods have killed at least 24 people in...
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Currency trader watch computer monitors near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Asian stocks advanced Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero to support a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 29, 2020 - 8:49 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero to support a struggling economy. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul all gained. Lower interest rates and investor optimism about a possible coronavirus vaccine have helped...
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FILE - This May 2018 file photo shows an aerial view of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Mass., where dozens of residents died from the coronavirus during the 2020 pandemic. An independent investigation released Wednesday, June 24, 2020, said the home's leadership made "substantial errors and failures" as the disease began to spread. Massachusetts' Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Urena told reporters he was asked to resign ahead of the release of the report. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP, File)
July 29, 2020 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Big gaps in federal oversight of long-term care facilities for aging veterans may have contributed to rampant coronavirus infections and more than 200 deaths at state-run homes, according to a congressional watchdog agency. The Government Accountability Office found the U.S...
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In this July 13, 2020 photo made available by Rosecastle at Deerwood assisted facility in Jacksonville, Fla,, Mary Daniels and her husband Steve, sit together in his room Monday, July 13, 2020. Mary went 114 days without seeing her husband who has early onset of Alzheimers, after the coronavirus forced the facility to ban all visitors. She took a job as a part-time dishwasher at the facility so that she is able to see her husband. (Rosecastle at Deerwood via AP)
July 29, 2020 - 4:17 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One hundred and 14 days. That’s how long Mary Daniel went without seeing her husband after the coronavirus banned visitors from his nursing home, separating the couple for the first time since he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's seven years ago. When the...
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Seattle Mariners worker Lindsay Garza carries cutouts of fans to place in seats at the team's ballpark as part of the "Mariners Seat Fleet", Monday, July 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Mariners open play at home against the Oakland Athletics on Friday. For $30, fans can buy a version of themselves that will sit in at all home games. A portion of every purchase will be donated to non-profit organizations supporting COVID-19-related relief efforts. If a cutout "catches" a foul ball during a game, the team will mail the fan the baseball. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 28, 2020 - 6:55 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states like Mississippi and South Carolina cast about for more hospital beds, and governors in some of the hardest-hit places staunchly resisted calls to require masks, despite confirmed cases of the coronavirus soaring...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2011 file photo shows a Kodak slide projector in Philadelphia. Photography company Eastman Kodak is set to receive a $765 million government loan to create a new division that will help make ingredients for use in generic drugs. Kodak Pharmaceuticals will make critical pharmaceutical ingredients that have been identified as essential but have lapsed into chronic national shortage, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 28, 2020 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eastman Kodak will receive a federal loan of $765 million to help reduce reliance on other countries for ingredients in generic drugs, an agreement President Donald Trump hailed Tuesday as a breakthrough in bringing more pharmaceutical manufacturing to the United States. Kodak...
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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks at a press conference at Pfizer Groton on the companies research to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Groton, Conn. The federal government has agreed to pay nearly $2 billion for 100 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the U.S. drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
July 28, 2020 - 4:57 am
Fairless Hills, PA (AP) — Pfizer reported a 32% plunge in second-quarter profit, mainly due to the global coronavirus pandemic limiting marketing of and new prescriptions for its medicines. Pfizer had predicted in April that the virus would keep both patients and company sales representatives away...
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