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India

Vishwadha Chander

Pandemic-related vaccination drop raises concern about U.S. measles outbreak

19 May 2020

Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, raising concern about outbreaks of other diseases such as measles, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report on Monday.

Pandemic-related vaccination drop raises concern about U.S. measles outbreak

19 May 2020

By Vishwadha Chander Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, raising concern about outbreaks of other diseases such as measles, according to a report published on Monday.

U.S. gives doctors guidance on how to spot rare COVID-linked syndrome in children

15 May 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued guidance to doctors on how to recognize and report cases of a rare, life-threatening syndrome in children associated with the new coronavirus.

Cases of children with rare inflammatory syndrome spike in Italy and France

15 May 2020

May 14 Doctors in northern Italy, one of the areas hardest hit by the new coronavirus, and in France have reported spikes in cases of a rare inflammatory syndrome in young children that appears similar to one reported in the United States, Britain and Spain, according to a report in The Lancet.

AbbVie sees substantial hit to Botox from pandemic, lowers Humira growth forecast

01 May 2020

AbbVie Inc on Friday said it expects the coronavirus outbreak to substantially limit sales of Botox and similar aesthetic products that the U.S. drugmaker is set to acquire through its buyout of Allergan Plc .

UPDATE 2-AbbVie sees substantial hit to Botox from pandemic, lowers Humira growth forecast

01 May 2020

May 1 AbbVie Inc on Friday said it expects the coronavirus outbreak to substantially limit sales of Botox and similar aesthetic products that the U.S. drugmaker is set to acquire through its buyout of Allergan Plc.

Anthem sees more people opting for government plans as coronavirus hammers job market

29 Apr 2020

Anthem Inc said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic could trigger a big shift in business mix and push more people into Medicaid or Obamacare health plans from employer-sponsored ones due to job losses across industries.

Coronavirus spreads easily in U.S. homeless shelters, CDC says

24 Apr 2020

((This April 22 story corrects to say 249 residents and 59 staff members at two homeless shelters in Atlanta were tested, not 1,192 residents and 313 staff members at 19 shelters in 6th paragraph))

HCA Healthcare suspends dividend, buybacks as COVID-19 delays surgeries

21 Apr 2020

Hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc on Tuesday pulled its 2020 forecast and suspended its dividend and share buyback program, as it prepares for a steep decline in patient visits and surgeries at its hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE 4-HCA Healthcare suspends dividend, buybacks as COVID-19 delays surgeries

21 Apr 2020

April 21 Hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc on Tuesday pulled its 2020 forecast and suspended its dividend and share buyback program, as it prepares for a steep decline in patient visits and surgeries at its hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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