Facebook, Regeneron, Southwest: Stocks That Defined the Week

Facebook Inc.

Scrutiny of Silicon Valley is mounting in Washington. A Democratic-led House panel released a report Tuesday that said America’s biggest technology companies leveraged their dominance to stamp out competition and stifle innovation. The report capped a 16-month inquiry into the market power of Facebook, Google,

Amazon

and

Apple.

Republicans issued a separate response that didn’t endorse many of the Democrats’ policy prescriptions and accused the companies of bias against conservative viewpoints. Facebook shares fell 2.3% Tuesday.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

A treatment meant to jump-start President Trump’s immune response to Covid-19 provided a healthy boost to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals shares on Monday. The President touted Regeneron’s drug cocktail after doctors administered it along with other treatments, including

Gilead Sciences Inc.’s

remdesivir, which has been authorized for emergency use to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients. The Regeneron treatment hasn’t been approved for broad use, and the company said that Mr. Trump

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More than a quarter of respondents were defined as lonely in UK survey — ScienceDaily

During the initial phase of COVID-19 lockdown, rates of loneliness among people in the UK were high and were associated with a number of social and health factors, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jenny Groarke of Queen’s University Belfast, UK, and colleagues.

Loneliness is a significant public health issue and is associated with worse physical and mental health as well as increased mortality risk. Systematic review findings recommend that interventions addressing loneliness should focus on individuals who are socially isolated. However, researchers have lacked a comprehensive understanding of how vulnerability to loneliness might be different in the context of a pandemic.

In the new study, researchers used an online survey to collect data about UK adults during the initial phase of COVID-19 lockdown in the country, from March 23 to April 24, 2020. 1,964 eligible participants responded to the survey,

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