New York polio case is ‘tip of iceberg’, hundreds could be infected

Digitally generated image of 3D molecular model of poliovirus Calysta images | Tetra images | Getty Images Hundreds could contract polio after an adult in the New York City metro area contracted the virus and became paralyzed last month, the state’s top health official said this week. New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett warned … Read more

Wastewater samples outside New York City point to community spread

Poliovirus particle, computer illustration. Kateryna Kon | Science photo library | Getty Images According to state health officials, polio has been found in wastewater samples taken from two counties outside New York City, indicating that the virus is spreading in the community. Wastewater samples taken in June and July at two different locations in Orange … Read more

Monkeypox patients report excruciating pain and lack of counseling as US cases mount

Taber Feltner, a research associate in Iowa City, Iowa, said he noticed some troubling symptoms in mid-July, a few days after returning home from a trip to Chicago. A rash developed in his groin, which he initially brushed off like ingrown hairs. But within a few days, he developed a fever over 103 degrees Fahrenheit, … Read more

Robinhood lays off 23% of staff as retail investors move off platform

Updated Aug 2, 2022 6:21 PM ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Robinhood Markets is cutting about 23% of its full-time staff as the flashy online brokerage continues to falter amid a sharp slowdown in client trading activity. The job loss marks the second round of layoffs this year at Robinhood, which cut its workforce … Read more

Monkeypox patients report excruciating pain and lack of counseling as US cases mount

Taber Feltner, a research associate in Iowa City, Iowa, said he noticed some troubling symptoms in mid-July, a few days after returning home from a trip to Chicago. A rash developed in his groin, which he initially brushed off like ingrown hairs. But within a few days, he developed a fever over 103 degrees Fahrenheit, … Read more

US releases 786,000 additional vaccine doses of monkey pox

The US will make 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses available to local health departments “as soon as possible after the Food and Drug Administration approves the injections for distribution, the country’s top health official said Wednesday. Health and Human Services Minister Xavier Becerra said the federal government will announce more allocations of the two-dose vaccine, … Read more

Apple worried about iPhone supply, but that could lead to demand concerns

During the pandemic, Apple Inc.’s biggest challenge has been. maintaining proper delivery of its devices, but could the equation change as the company heads for another iPhone launch? Apple AAPL, -0.88% benefited from resilient demand in the first few years of the COVID-19 crisis, as governments pumped out stimulus funds and consumers looked for new … Read more

Coca-Cola posts higher quarterly sales despite price increases

Updated July 26, 2022 10:38 PM ET Listen to article (1 minute) Consumers still fill up on soft drinks, even if they have to pay more. Coke on Tuesday reported strong sales in the second quarter and boosted the sales outlook for the year as people return to theme parks, movie theaters and travel destinations … Read more

NYC Mass Transit Ridership Would Take Until 2035 To Reach Prepandemic Levels

Passenger numbers on New York’s subways, buses and commuter railroads may not return to pre-pandemic levels in more than a decade, officials said, a bleak forecast for the largest public transit system in the U.S. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority cut estimated passenger numbers to 69% from 2019 levels by 2023, as opposed to the previous … Read more

US leads global in known Monkeypox cases, says CDC

The US has reported more than 3,400 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox, federal data shows, becoming the country with the most known infections since the onset of the global health emergency. The increase in the number of cases comes as the US expands testing capacity, increasing its ability to detect new infections, but also … Read more