The US Stock Market surged to new record highs Monday after pharmaceutical-giant Pfizer announced early studies of their CoVID-19 vaccine found the treatment to be 90% effective in stopping the disease.
“The Dow Jones industrial average surged as much as 1,610.4 points, or about 5.7 percent, to an intraday record of 29,933.80 after Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that their experimental COVID-19 shot is more than 90 percent effective,” reports the NY Post.
“The benchmark S&P 500 also soared as much as 3.9 percent to a fresh record of 3,645.99 after the drugmakers’ milestone announcement, which was the clearest sign yet that one of the many inoculations in development can effectively ward off the deadly virus,” adds the newspaper.
“It’s clearly a step towards having the economy move to the other side of the pandemic, with the caveat that it will take time to deliver the vaccines, to store the vaccines and then set up a regimen by which the country is vaccinated,” Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial, told The Post.
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'ROUTINE ERROR': 6,700 North Carolina Residents ‘Incorrectly Told They Have Coronavirus’ via Text
Nearly 7,000 residents in North Carolina were told via text message last week that they tested positive for the Coronavirus despite not actually having contracted the disease.
“More than 6,700 individuals in Mecklenburg County in North Carolina were told in a text message sent from Mecklenburg County Health Department on Friday that they tested positive for COVID-19 and over 500 people were told through a county email that they were also infected with the novel coronavirus. But the results were incorrect due to a technical error by Health Space, the company they use for contact tracing, according to a statement on the county’s website,” reports Fox News.
“An error during routine maintenance last Friday resulted in a county data vendor sending erroneous texts and email messages to people saying they were positive for COVID-19,” the statement on the county website said.
“Very quickly we began to work with the vendor to understand the issue and make sure that it did not continue. Once corrected we were told that 6,727 text messages and 541 emails were sent to individuals who were already in their system. We then worked with the vendor to send a corrected text/email to all that received the erroneous one,” the email stated in part.
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'SICKENING': Backlash Grows Against Denver Democrat Who Supported Spreading Coronavirus at MAGA Rallies
Denver’s Democratic Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is facing a growing backlash on social media this week after calling for those sick with the deadly Coronavirus to intentionally spread the disease at ‘Make America Great Again’ rallies.
“Democrat Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca says that she stands in ‘solidarity’ with someone who says that they if they get the coronavirus that they will attend as many Trump rallies as possible She appears to have made the statement on her government Twitter account,” posted a reporter with the Daily Wire.
These people are sick. https://t.co/74mEIJDOpa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 3, 2020
“These people are sick,” posted Donald Trump Jr.
“This elected Democrat in Colorado doesn’t seem very nice!” the Trump campaign War Room Twitter account posted in response.
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020
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Source: Fox News