World

Covid is killing more than 2,000 people a day in the U.S. as infections and hospitalizations hit records

El Paso County Medical Examiner’s Office staff lock-up the mobile morgues before moving bodies that are in bags labeled “Covid” from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in El Paso, Texas, U.S. November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre | Reuters For the first time since the beginning of the […]

Small Business

China took weeks to diagnose new Covid cases and underreported numbers, leaked documents show

An unprecedented leak of internal Chinese documents reveals how the country mishandled the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The documents – from Hubei province, the site of the world’s first known outbreak – show China announced misleading numbers of new cases and deaths, was hampered by an average three-week delay in diagnosing new cases, […]

Small Business

‘It’s been crazy’ — Maker of ultra-cold freezers sees surge in demand to store Covid vaccines

So-Low Environmental Equipment, a maker of ultra-cold freezers, is seeing a surge in demand for its products in anticipation of coronavirus vaccine distribution, leading to an inventory backlog despite its efforts to prepare. “Right now, we are out of everything,” Dan Hensler, vice president of the Cincinnati-based company, said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk on the […]