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Health Care Down Amid Flight From Growth Sectors -- Health Care Roundup

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09/18/2020 | 05:59pm EDT

Health-care companies fell as investors retreated from the sectors that have led the stock-market recovery.

While the tech sector has been the clear leader since the March lows on the stock market, the health-care sector has often been seen as the "best of the rest."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its controversial Covid-19 testing guidance on Friday, stating clearly that close contacts without any symptoms need a test.

The Lancet, a nearly-century old medical journal, announced changes to its peer-review process because of a retraction in June of a large study involving the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment after the article's underlying data came under question, as reported earlier.

 

Write to Rob Curran at rob.curran@dowjones.com


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