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Mammoth Tech Bill Clears Senate With Bipartisan Support

A huge round of financing aimed at keeping U.S. technology competitive with China advances with 68 votes.
Tags: Law, Finance, Government, China, Jonathan Wolf, ATL Finance, COVID-19, Finance Docket


Royal Caribbean postpones cruise after 8 crew members on board test positive for COVID-19

The Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of The Seas arrives at Port Everglades on June 10, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Royal Caribbean International is delaying its first passenger cruise on the Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship after eight members of the crew tested positive for COVID-19, the agency's CEO said in a statement on Facebook.The ship was supposed to set sail on July 3, but will now set sail on July 31."During routine testing, eight crew members received a ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Royal Caribbean, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Port Everglades, Michael Bayley, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Speed desk, Fort Lauderdale Florida Joe, Raedle Getty Images Royal Caribbean International


China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk on a street in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Salim Ally Two Chinese shots have been welcomed by vaccine-deprived lower-income countries. But in some, cases of COVID-19 are surging even after widespread vaccination. In response, observers are questioning how well the shots work, angering China. See more stories on Insider's business page. By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, New York Times, News UK


Oman reports new cases of black fungus in COVID-19 patients following 'epidemic' of the infection in India

Omani healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman's capital Muscat on June 8, 2021. MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP via Getty Images Mucorymycosis has been seen in patients with particularly severe cases of COVID-19. The fungal infection has a high mortality rate, requiring the removal of infected tissue. Doctors in Oman have encountered at least three COVID-19 patients with "black fungus," the AP said. See more stories on ...
Tags: Cdc, India, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, Delta, Oman, Associated Press, Muscat, Charles Davis, Afp, Arabian Peninsula, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black Fungus, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Biden is hosting a July 4th 'independence from virus' celebration although the US is on track to narrowly miss his vaccination goal

The Bidens at the White House in 2017. Pool/Getty Images The White House is planning to host a cookout for more than 1,000 first responders, essential workers, and military personnel on Independence Day. While COVID-19 cases and deaths have dropped steadily as a result of widespread vaccination, the country still hasn't met the administration's goals. The US is set to narrowly miss Biden's goal to have at least 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. See more stories on ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Vaccination, National Mall, Biden, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bidens, South Lawn, Eliza Relman


A 'supertaster' gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter flavors may also help protect against COVID-19

Getty Images The T2R38 gene makes people more sensitive to bitter tastes and also enhances immune function. It has been linked to stronger immunity against infections. Research suggests that includes COVID-19. "Supertasters" with two copies of the gene may be less likely to get COVID-19 and develop severe illness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Despite performing countless procedures that increased his risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Dr. Henry P. Barham has not gott...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Trends, Immune System, Taste, Louisiana, Adalja, Amesh Adalja, Barham, Bahram, ENT, Baton Rouge General, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Andrea Michelson


Canadians are polite, but we’re still recruiting your biotech talent, America

Michael May Contributor Share on Twitter Michael May is the president and CEO of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine. Jayson Myers Contributor Share on Twitter Jayson Myers is the CEO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. Canada made headlines during U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration for its efforts to lur...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Column, Stem, Toronto, America, Tech, Canada, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Biotech, Donald Trump, Quebec, TCUK, Trump


Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust, insisting she's 'very much a normal person'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., holds a news conference to apologize for her recent remarks equating mask mandates with the Holocaust in Washington on Monday, June 14, 2021. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Greene apologized for her previous comparisons of COVID-19 safety measures to the Holocaust. She opened a news conference on Monday evening by saying: "I'm very much a normal person." Greene came under fire for comparing the House mask mandate to the horrors s...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Germany, Masks, Trends, Georgia, Democrats, Gop, Holocaust, Washington Dc, House, Nazi, Nancy Pelosi


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as it logs less than one virus death a day in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as the country logs zero or one daily deaths in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Amazon burns through workers so quickly that executives are worried they'll run out of people to employ, according to new report

Inside an Amazon warehouse. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon burns through hourly employees, according to a major New York Times investigation. Employee churn is so high that some Amazon execs are reportedly worried about running out of people. The company has been on a hiring spree in order to keep up with increased pandemic shopping. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon has been hiring hundreds of thousands of workers f...
Tags: Amazon, Labor, Trends, Workers, New York Times, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, Amazon Warehouse, US Amazon, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Times Amazon, GETTY IMAGES Amazon, Fulfillment Center


Delta virus variant, which took over in the UK and threatens the US, doubles the risk of hospitalization, new data says. But vaccines are still effective.

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccination in Glasgow, Scotland on May 14, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images Risk of hospitalization is 85% higher with the Delta variant, new data from the UK shows. The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are still highly protective against the disease. But both were less protective against the Delta variant, which is 60% more infectious. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is linked to an 85% higher risk...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Glasgow Scotland, The Lancet, COVID-19


‘People feel they have a stake in SAA’ — Gidon Novick

Interest in the beleaguered national carrier, which has received billions of rands in public funding, means criticism is inevitable The post ‘People feel they have a stake in SAA’ — Gidon Novick appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Air Travel, Lift, South African Airways, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, SAA, Pravin Gordhan, Top Six, Cirium, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Subs-only, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, Gidon Novick, Global Airways


Kayleigh McEnany claimed she 'never lied' as White House press secretary. Here are 5 times she did.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing on December 15, 2020, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Kayleigh McEnany on Sunday said she "never lied." A review of her nine-month tenure as Trump's top spokeswoman shows otherwise. Here are 5 times McEnany lied and stretched the truth as White House press secretary. See more stories on Insider's business page. Kayleigh McEnany recently claimed that she ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Washington, Cbs News, White House, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Fox News, Lies


The UK is delaying lifting its COVID-19 restrictions by 4 weeks until July 19, Boris Johnson announced

Getty/Leon Neal Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is delaying lifting COVID-19 restrictions until more people get vaccinated against the virus.He said at a press briefing on Monday that the restrictions will be in place until at least July 19. The restrictions were due to be lifted on June 21, but reopening has now been pushed back by four weeks."By Monday the 19 of July we will aim to have double jabbed two-thirds of the adult population," Johnson said.This is a developing story. P...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Trends, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Speed desk, Getty Leon Neal


Novavax climbs 9% after clinical trial shows the firm's COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective

Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images Novavax shares climbed as much as 9% on Monday following the biotech firm's upbeat data about its potential COVID-19 vaccine. The study of nearly 30,000 people in the US and Mexico produced an overall efficacy rate of 90.4%. The company is aiming to file for FDA approval in the third quarter of this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Novavax shares climbed as much as 9% on Monday after the company sa...
Tags: New York, Mexico, Amc, US, Trends, Markets, Research and development, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Novavax, Carla Mozee, Jane Tyska, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


Doctors in India are reporting COVID-19 patients with gangrene, hearing loss, and diarrhea - but there's not enough data to prove they're caused by the Delta variant

A woman is seen on oxygen support moments before she collapsed while waiting to get tested for Covid-19 infection, at MMG hospital, on April 21, 2021 in Ghaziabad, India. Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Doctors in India say COVID-19 patients have unusual symptoms that could be due to the Delta variant. They include gangrene and hearing loss. There aren't enough sequencing tests sent to labs to know if these are unique to the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Telegraph, Pfizer, Symptoms, Delhi


Nigeria’s tech community was booming. Now it’s in shock

The government’s sudden ban of Twitter could jeopardise one of the country’s most promising industries The post Nigeria’s tech community was booming. Now it’s in shock appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Technology, Nigeria, Africa, Social Media, Investment, Venture Capital, Stripe, Fintech, Cryptocurrency, Max, Muhammadu Buhari, Openaccess, Central Bank of Nigeria, Information and Communications Technology


A federal judge just ruled against over 100 Houston hospital workers who will be fired if they don't get the COVID-19 vaccine

Medical workers and pedestrians cross an intersection outside of the Houston Methodist Hospital on June 09, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by over 100 Houston Methodist employees. The workers alleged the hospital's COVID-19 vaccine mandate forced them to be "human guinea pigs." The judge said the workers were not being forced or coerced to take a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge tossed...
Tags: Lawsuit, Texas, News, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Nazi, Houston, US supreme court, Johnson Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, Hughes, Jared Woodfill, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston Methodist


Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Genetics, Harvard, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department


No Evil Foods, a vegan food company, laid off all its production employees after giving them an ultimatum last year about working through the pandemic

No Evil Foods was criticized last year for encouraging workers to quit during a pandemic. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images In March 2020, a vegan food company gave workers an ultimatum: work through the pandemic or quit. On Friday, those who chose to keep working at No Evil Foods lost their jobs in a round of layoffs. The company confirmed the layoffs to Insider and said it was ending its in-house manufacturing. See more stories on Insider's business page. No Evil Foods, a vegan food company...
Tags: Layoffs, News, Trends, North Carolina, Vegan, Impossible Foods, Co, Food Company, COVID-19, No Evil Foods, Peter Dazeley Getty, Mike Woliansky, Sadrah Schadel, Kelsey Vlamis Charles Davis


Economy’s signs of life mean little for the poor

GDP growth may be encouraging but it doesn’t mean much for SA’s millions of unemployed The post Economy’s signs of life mean little for the poor appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Finance, Mining, Unemployment, Tourism, Pwc, Agriculture, Economic recovery, Trade, Manufacturing, Gdp, Youth Unemployment, Old Mutual, Exchange Rate, Woolworths, South African Reserve Bank


House lifts mask mandate - for fully vaccinated lawmakers and Capitol staff

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) leaves after holding her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on May 20, 2021. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Fully vaccinated lawmakers and Capitol staffers no longer have to wear masks on the House floor. Capitol attending physician Brian P. Monahan announced the new guidance on Friday. The easing of restrictions come a month after the CDC announced fully vaccinated people can go maskless indoors. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Cdc, Masks, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Capitol, Johnson Johnson, Pelosi


Biden gifts UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a cycling enthusiast, an American-made bicycle during his first overseas trip

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson; President Joe Biden Rui Vieira - WPA Pool/Getty Images; JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden gifted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new bicycle and helmet. Johnson gave Biden a photograph of a mural of Frederick Douglass. The exchange of gifts marked their first meeting on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden gave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new custom-made touring bicycle and helmet...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, White House, US, Trends, Leaders, Joe Biden, Gifts, United Kingdom, Cornwall, Philadelphia, Boris Johnson, State Department


Johnson & Johnson has to throw away 60 million vaccine doses because of possible contamination at the beleaguered Emergent BioSolutions plant

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has told Johnson & Johnson to throw out about 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from a beleaguered plant, people familiar with the situation told The New York Times.The vaccine doses were made at a factory for Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that's known for producing anthrax vaccines.The factory has been closed for two months because of regulatory concerns after Emergent BioSolutions discovered that workers had acciden...
Tags: Science, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, The New York Times, Vaccine, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Michael Ciaglo Getty, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Speed desk


The US government is blocking states from ordering Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine so they can clear their backlog of unused doses

A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen The government has blocked any shipments of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, health officials told the WSJ. States already have stockpiles of the single-dose J&J shot, and vaccination rates are falling. Millions of J&J vaccines are due to expire this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US government is stopping orders of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines...
Tags: Politics, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Vaccine, Oklahoma, Johnson, Illinois, Journal, Johnson & Johnson, Food and Drug Administration FDA




Goldman Sachs is making employees tell them their vaccination status, and your employer could too. Labor lawyers explain what rights employees have.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images The EEOC says employers can require employees get a COVID-19 vaccine or ban them from the office. Goldman Sachs is one of the few companies requiring workers to disclose if they are vaccinated. Most employers are strongly encouraging vaccines, but not requiring them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Goldman Sachs will require US emp...
Tags: Texas, News, Labor, Cdc, Politico, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Washington Dc, Employees, Goldman Sachs, Vaccine, Biden, Ada, Long Island


A COVID-19 outbreak closed a hotel where some members of the G7 delegation and media are staying in Cornwall

The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives, Cornwall, Britain, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez A COVID-19 outbreak shut down a hotel one mile from the G7 summit where world leaders are gathering. The Pedn Olva hotel in St. Ives was hosting the German delegation's security detail, Sky News reported. Most Cornwall hotels are fully booked for the summit, which begins Friday. See...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, Science, News, Germany, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Cornwall, Cbs, Outbreak, St Ives, Sky News


Google isn't blocking searches for the 'lab leak' theory as the coronavirus' origin is being investigated, but it prioritizes 'authoritative' results to avoid leading users to misinformation

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. That includes on searches for the "lab leak" theory as the coronavirus' origin is investigated. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei



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