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“We cannot postpone again,” says Tokyo 2020 chief amid pandemic fears

Public opinion polls in Japan have consistently shown that a majority want the Games cancelled or put off yet again after being delayed by one year because of the coronavirus crisis. A majority of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly feel the same way, the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported on Thursday. “We cannot postpone again,” athlete-turned-politician and… Read More »

India hits another grim record as WHO says it accounted for half of last week’s reported cases

A Covid-19 coronavirus patient rests inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid care centre in New Delhi on May 10, 2021. Arun Sankar | AFP | Getty Images India’s daily Covid-19 death toll hit another record high on Wednesday, as the World Health Organization said the country accounted for half the total reported… Read More »

S&P downgrades Sutter Health, says short-term performance will be weak

Dive Brief: Standard & Poor’s ratings division has downgraded Sutter Health’s bonds to A from A+. S&P cited a “weakened performance” related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency believes it will take “a couple of years to fully address with a sizeable and multi-year turnaround.” However, its ratings outlook remains stable. Sutter’s net patient revenue was down… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says travel restrictions on India will have little impact on U.S. Covid cases

The Biden administration’s recently announced restrictions on travelers from India are unlikely to play a significant role in limiting new coronavirus cases in the U.S., Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Will it have an impact? Perhaps a minor impact on the margins in terms of reducing introductions. It’s not going to dramatically affect our… Read More »