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Starbucks, Omicron and the COVID endemicity endgame: Morning Brief

This article first appeared in the Morning Brief. Get the Morning Brief sent directly to your inbox every Monday to Friday by 6:30 a.m. ET. Subscribe Friday, January 21, 2021 Coffee giant rips off the band-aid, clearing a path for others There was no shortage of market-moving headlines in Thursday’s session: Netflix’s subscriber growth outlook let down investors, while battered tech stocks struggled to claw their way out of correction territory. And Peloton shocked the world (and its… Source link

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COVID is already impacting the Beijing Olympics

NBC’s broadcasters will call the Winter Olympics remotely from Connecticut rather than in person in China. ESPN has bailed on sending even a single reporter citing a “very challenging” environment in Beijing. Meanwhile, athletes, coaches and officials from around the world — unable to sit this out — are staring at the dwindling days until the Games begin and the rising reports of the Omicron variant in China and gulping with nerves. It’s not catching COVID that has people worried. It’s… Source link

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Nets’ Kyrie Irving sticking with COVID vaccine decision

Though the Nets could definitely use him, especially now with Kevin Durant sidelined with his MCL injury, Kyrie Irving isn’t going to change his mind on receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Irving insisted on Monday, after their 114-107 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, that he wasn’t going to budge. “I’ve made my decision already and I’m standing on it,” Irving said, via Nets Daily’s Matt Brooks. Irving, of course, is one of the last coronavirus vaccine holdouts in the NBA and is still… Source link

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Google, NBA and JPMorgan workers have access to rapid covid tests amid broader shortage

“Our entire pandemic response has been inequitable, and it’s our capitalist economy. It’s so inequitable that Google gets to give tests to the rich people, and the poor people don’t [get tests],” said Monica Gandhi, a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, who studies infectious diseases. “The private schools get them, and the public schools don’t. Our entire response has been one of inequity.” Source link

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‘We’re going to make a significant impact on this COVID pandemic’

Novavax (NVAX) is waiting for its COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized in the U.S., but with authorizations now in three major markets globally, the biotech company says it’s making its mark on the pandemic.  “We’re going to make a significant impact on this Covid pandemic,” CEO Stanley Erck told Yahoo Finance Tuesday.  “The market for primary vaccination — two-dose vaccination which is now being talked about as three-dose vaccination — is unsatisfied,” Erck said. “It’s not exclusively low… Source link

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The new normal: Google searches reveal America’s COVID shopping habits

As the pandemic enters its third year, some of America’s COVID-era shopping habits — including strong demand for tequila and sweatpants — are here to stay. Driving the news: Axios worked with Google Trends and the Schema Design firm to create The New Normal, which analyzes the products Americans have Googled since 2020. Items with a lasting increase in search interest help fill in the details of what our “new normal” looks like. We have had to stock home offices for the long haul, leading… Source link

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Google is giving employees access to free COVID tests, but a union says access is unequal

Full-time Google employees have access to at-home COVID-19 tests for themselves and their families, but that’s not the case for thousands of company contractors and temporary workers, according to a Google engineer. A Google spokesperson said in an email the company has free, at-home and in-person testing options available to employees as well as temps and vendors. But Ashok Chandwaney, a software engineer at Google and member of the Alphabet Workers Union, said in a statement… Source link

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Novak Djokovic’s previous COVID diagnosis not accepted at border

Novak Djokovic attempted to use a previous COVID-19 diagnosis to receive a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open, according to the Associated Press. Djokovic reportedly had COVID-19 in December, according to court papers filed by his lawyers. The Victoria state government allows medical exemptions for people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last six months. That’s why Djokovic received a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open. The event is hosted in Victoria, one… Source link

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Why Wall Street set new records on the same day COVID cases did: Morning Brief

This article first appeared in the Morning Brief. Get the Morning Brief sent directly to your inbox every Monday to Friday by 6:30 a.m. ET. Subscribe Thursday, December 30, 2021 What COVID-19 ‘on our terms’ means for the market, and everyone else Another day, another shattered record of COVID-19 infections in the United States — and yet another set of new milestones in the Dow (^DJI) and S&P 500 (^GSPC), as Santa Claus continues to bestow gifts on Wall Street. One of the aforementioned records… Source link

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These COVID relief provisions are set to expire before Jan. 1

It’s not just the expanded Child Tax Credit. The end of the extra $1,600 for parents (or $1,000 depending on the child’s age) is just one of a series of COVID relief provisions set to expire this week. The expanded Child Tax Credit was implemented for one year as part of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, though many Democrats want to make it permanent. They plan to revisit the issue in the new year as part of the Build Back Better act, stalled after key moderate Sen. Joe Manchin… Source link

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