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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...
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Fauci brushes off GOP criticism and says attacks on him are 'attacks on science' he can debunk 'immediately'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said that attacks on him were "attacks on science." Sen. Marsha Blackburn has accused him of working with Mark Zuckerberg and "cherry-picking" facts. Fauci said he could "debunk" all criticism of his decisions, which he said were all science-based. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said all of his COV...
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Fauci brushes off GOP criticism and says attacks on him are 'attacks on science' that he can debunk 'immediately'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said that attacks on him were "attacks on science." Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn accused Fauci Tuesday of working with Mark Zukerberg and "cherry-picking" facts. Fauci said he could "debunk" every criticism of his decisions, which were "fundamentally based on science." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wedne...
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Fauci warns that the Delta coronavirus variant, first found in India, could take over in the US if people don't get their shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives a thumbs up after receiving his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci said Tuesday that the highly infectious Delta variant, first found in India, could take over in the US. In the UK the Delta variant is dominant. "We cannot let that happen in the United States," he said. Fau...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Healthcare, Delta, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci


Fauci says China should share the medical records of Wuhan lab staff who were ill in fall 2019: 'What did they get sick with?'

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Three staff members at a lab in Wuhan fell ill with coronavirus-like symptoms in fall 2019. The WHO said the staff tested negative for COVID-19 antibodies, but Fauci wants China to share the medical records. Fauci said it's still most likely that the virus jumped from animals, rather than leaked from a lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. A year and a half ago, before...
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Vietnam identifies a highly contagious new coronavirus variant with strains from the UK and India

A nurse prepares to swab a patient at a COVID-19 testing center on July 7, 2020, in Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Vietnam has detected a new coronavirus variant, officials said Saturday. The variant carries traces of strains from both the United Kingdom and India. Variants can spread more easily, make people sicker, escape immune responses, evade tests, or render treatments ineffective. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health officials in Vietnam have detected a new var...
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Biden sets 90-day deadline for more details on coronavirus origins

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden and his officials are calling for further investigation into the coronavirus' origins. The president gave the intelligence community 90 days to assess the veracity of a possible lab leak. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden wants answers about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, and has...
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Biden administration officials call for a 'transparent' investigation into origins of coronavirus

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden officials are calling on the WHO to further investigate the origins of the coronavirus. "We need to get to the bottom of this and we need a completely transparent process from China," an official said. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Biden administration officials this week renewed calls for an investigation le...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: Evidence for each theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: The evidence for each theory of the coronavirus' origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, Who, World Health Organization, Npr


Delaying a 2nd dose of Pfizer's vaccine by 9 weeks could boost antibodies to the virus, data suggests

Vera Leip, 88, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on December 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Delaying the second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could boost antibodies against coronavirus, a UK study suggests. The study tested a three-week gap between doses, as recommended by Pfizer, against a 12-week gap. The 12-week group produced three times as many antibodies. This doesn't nece...
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The US shouldn't prioritize vaccinating teens over donating shots abroad if it wants to get back to normal, experts say

A teen 'COVID-19 student ambassador' received a dose of Pfizer at Ford Field on April 6, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images The US is expected to expand its vaccine rollout to teens as soon as Thursday. Meanwhile, low and middle income countries haven't vaccinated their most vulnerable people. To get back to normal, the US need to both immunize teens and send doses abroad, experts told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. In January, Dr...
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Fauci says India needs other countries to 'chip in' to help the country curb COVID-19 spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Alex Wong/Getty Images Countries like the US must step up and help India deal with its surging COVID-19 cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. In India, people are dying at alarming rates and hospitals are running out of oxygen. Fauci said the country should impose a national lockdown and vaccine manufacturers need to think about how to distribute doses to India. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging countries like the United States to step...
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Dr. Fauci To Adolescents On The Fence About COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Be Part Of The Solution’

(CNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said he hopes children and teens won’t hesitate when the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes a coronavirus vaccine for them. A federal government official told CNN on Monday that the FDA is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine in children and teens 12 to 15 years old by early next week, and administration of the vaccine to them could start almost immediately, said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. ...
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Fauci says the US may send unused AstraZeneca shots to India to help with its growing COVID-19 crisis

Dr. Anthony Fauci is pictured above on November 19, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Dr. Fauci said Sunday that the US may send unused AstraZeneca vaccines to India. The US has millions of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in storage. India on Sunday recorded a world record number of new COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, said Sunday that the US may send millions of unused...
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The CDC says millions of Americans are choosing not to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images About 5 million Americans have so far missed their appointment to receive the second COVID-19 vaccine. In order to be fully vaccinated, individuals must receive two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Americans are choosing to miss their second dose for a variety of reasons,...
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Pressure is building on Biden to send vaccine doses to India, as the country breaks global records with COVID-19 outbreak

President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose COVID-19 vaccine shot in Newark, Delaware on January 11, 2021. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Public-health experts and physicians are urging the US to donate vaccine doses to India. India's COVID-19 surge is shattering world records. The country recorded 349,691 new cases Sunday. In the US, daily vaccination rates are down 19% from a peak, as supply starts to outstrip demand. See more stories on Insider's b...
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The CDC says millions of Americans aren't receiving the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images About 5 million Americans have so far missed their appointment to receive the second COVID-19 vaccine. Many Americans are reportedly choosing to miss their second dose for a variety of reasons, including a fear of potential side effects. Others had their second appointments canceled be...
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Dr. Fauci is going on Snapchat to encourage younger people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci is reportedly taking to Snapchat to encourage people to get a vaccine. It's part of a White House media campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Fauci, 80, will use the app to reach younger people. All ov...
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Dr. Fauci will take to Snapchat to encourage younger people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci is reportedly taking to Snapchat to encourage people to get a vaccine. It's part of a White House media campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy, Axios reported. Fauci, 80, will use the app to reach younger people. All ov...
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Fauci says 'kids of any age' should be able to get vaccinated for the coronavirus by the first quarter of 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted "kids of any age" will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by 2022. Schools across the country are in the process of reopening for in-person learning. So far, o...
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4 virus variants are spreading in the US, and studies suggest they can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster. Here's why experts are concerned.

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants that experts in the US are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. They may spread more easily, make people sicker, escape immune responses, evade tests, or render treatments ineffective, studies suggest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean...
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Anthony Fauci predicts the US will 'approach some degree of normality' by the end of summer

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington, DC on July 30, 2020. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Fauci told Insider that life in the US may start returning to pre-pandemic normal by the end of summer. After that, he said, the US could approach "a considerable degree of normality" in the winter. His optimism comes in part from studies that show vaccinated people are unlikely to spread the virus. See more stories on Insider's...
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Fauci thanks US health workers for sacrifices but admits PPE shortages drove up death toll

Dr. Anthony Fauci thanked America's health care workers, who "every single day put themselves at risk" during the pandemic, even as he acknowledged that PPE shortages had contributed to the deaths of more than 3,600 of them.
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Anthony Fauci reveals which activities he will and won't do now that he's vaccinated - and indoor restaurants are still a no

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his COVID-19 vaccine on December 22, 2020. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci told Insider how his behavior has and has not changed after getting his COVID-19 vaccine. He hosts gatherings at home but still won't go to crowded indoor places where people are maskless. Although the CDC now says vaccinated Americans can travel, Fauci is not planning any trips. See more s...
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A COVID-19 expert shares his simple sports analogy to explain why vaccines work against variants

Marianne Ayala/Insider There's concern coronavirus variants can partially evade vaccines made to target the original virus. But research suggests the parts of our immune system activated by vaccines can still fight variants. Experts say to think of vaccines like an elite athlete: They can dominate even when off their A game. See more stories on Insider's business page. For a while, Dr. Jeremy Faust struggled to put into words why he was not worried about COVID-19 variants renderin...
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Fauci says vaccines likely work against coronavirus variants: 'I don't believe that there's anything to panic about'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Immunity to the coronavirus involves more than just antibodies: T cells and B cells protect us too. Studies show that T cells can recognize variants - even those that partially evade vaccine-induced antibodies. According to Anthony Fauci, this su...
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Fauci says we may be able to go to a movie theater without having to wear masks in 'late fall or early winter'

Dr. Anthony Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Alex Wong/Getty Images We may be able to go to movie theaters without wearing masks by the end of the year, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci told Politico's "Dispatch" podcast that large maskless gatherings may resume by "late fall or early winter." Vaccinations are rising as new coronavirus variants are complicating the fight against the disease. See more stories on Insider's business page. D...
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Dr. Fauci says we may be able to go to a movie theater without having to wear masks in 'late fall or early winter'

Dr. Anthony Fauci directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious disease, predicts that we will be able to gather in large groups unmasked and inside by the end of 2021 or early 2022.Fauci made the prediction on Politico's podcast, "Politico Dispatch," when he was asked when he thought people in the United States would be able to gather in a crowded movie theater without masks."I thin...
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Coronavirus variants are partly to blame for surging cases in the US, according to Fauci. Here's why experts are concerned about these strains.

Alex Wong/Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants in the US that are more infectious than the original strain. Fauci said March 28 that they're partly to blame for a fresh wave of coronavirus cases. Social distancing, hand-washing, mask wearing, and avoiding crowds can stop variants from spreading. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is facing a fresh COVID-19 surge: The number of new infections topped 68,000 new cases on Wednesday, up from fewer than 50,0...
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