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Nancy Messonnier, the senior CDC official who first warned the US about the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty CDC health official Nancy Messonnier announced she was resigning on Friday. She said her last day with the CDC would be May 14. Messonnier was the first US official to publicly warn the country of the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nancy Messonnier - a senior health expert at t...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Speed, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Mike Pence Read, Messonnier, Nancy Messonnier


Macron voices concerns over Covid vaccines patent waiver

French president says US and UK should start exporting doses around the world insteadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEmmanuel Macron has echoed the German government’s concerns over Joe Biden’s proposed suspension of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines as he urged the US and the UK to instead start exporting doses around the world.Arriving at an EU summit in Porto in Portugal, the French president expressed his reservations about the White House proposa...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, Society, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Portugal


US-Germany rift as Berlin opposes plan to ditch Covid vaccine patents

Germany says waiver would inhibit private sector researchOpposition to Biden plan threatens to deadlock WTO talksThe US and Germany are at odds on the issue of waivers for patents on Covid-19 vaccines, as Berlin argued that a waiver would not increase production and would inhibit future private sector research.The disagreement is the first major rift between the two economic powers since Joe Biden took office, and threatens to deadlock discussions at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and sour r...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Berlin, US, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, World Trade Organization, WTO, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, G7, World Trade Organization WTO


Real-world data from Qatar suggests 2 doses of Pfizer's vaccine are needed against variants

A health worker applies a pad on the arm of a man after inoculating him against the coronavirus at a drive-through vaccination centre in the city of al-Wakrah, north of the capital Doha, on March 31, 2021 (Photo by Anne LEVASSEUR / AFP) (Photo by ANNE LEVASSEUR/AFP via Getty Images) Pfizer's vaccine was 54% effective against severe COVID-19 caused by variants after one dose in Qatar. Effectiveness against severe COVID-19 rose to more than 90% when two doses were given 21 days apart. Th...
Tags: Health, UK, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Qatar, South Africa, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Doha, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


US support for Covid vaccine patent waivers puts pressure on EU and UK

Analysis: Joe Biden’s support for idea is vital but it won’t happen without backing of other rich nationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was a “seismic decision” by Joe Biden, the US president, say campaigners who have fought for the demolition of patent protection on vaccines and drugs for decades. The US administration has amazed supporters and critics alike by throwing its considerable weight behind the pleas of South Africa, India and about 100 developing count...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, US, Eu, World news, Joe Biden, US news, World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, South Africa India, Coronavirus


Australia news live update: new Covid rules in NSW as medical chief says ‘missing link’ in cases still unknown

Mask-wearing mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, as health authorities brace for more coronavirus cases due to the level of activity of a man in his 50s while infectious. Follow latest updatesFull report: authorities search for ‘missing link’ between traveller from US and positive Sydney manSydney restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend explainedSydney Covid hotspots: list of coronavirus exposure sites Sydney Roosters caught up in Covid scare 5.24am BS...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, India, US, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, South Australia


Australia news live update: Covid restrictions for greater Sydney as medical chief says ‘missing link’ in NSW cases still unknown

Mask wearing mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, as health authorities brace for more cases due to the level of activity of a man in his 50s while infectious. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid case: man tests positive in SydneyNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney Roosters caught up in Covid-19 scare as NRL players sent for testingTweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’NDIS on track to be more expensive than Medicare, Lin...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, South Australia, South Australian politics, Assisted dying


Tweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’

Limited data from small test trial shows positive results against South Africa and Brazil strainsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first “tweaked” vaccine against the worrying coronavirus variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil has successfully neutralised them in laboratory trials, the US company Moderna has said.The results of the small trial suggest that boosters against the variants will be feasible and could potentially be rolled out this year to count...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Moderna, Coronavirus


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. ...
Tags: Health, California, Cdc, White House, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Philadelphia, Michigan, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper


The US won’t reach herd immunity this year. So how will it live with Covid?

Daily life will vary depending on where you live, and how local officials decide to implement – or ignore – public health measuresFor many months, members of the public have equated a return to “normal life” with the phrase “herd immunity”: that threshold reached when the Covid-19 pandemic would be boxed in by immunization campaigns, find no new hosts and society would return to a 2019-style normal. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


The US won’t reach herd immunity this year. So how will we live with Covid?

Daily life will vary depending on where you live, and how local officials decide to implement – or ignore – public health measuresFor many months, members of the public have equated a return to “normal life” with the phrase “herd immunity”: that threshold reached when the Covid-19 pandemic would be boxed in by immunization campaigns, find no new hosts and society would return to a 2019-style normal. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Australia news live: NSW records new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases

Man in his 50s tests positive for Covid in NSW; PM says case numbers in the Howard Springs quarantine facility are falling. Follow latest updatesNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional Covid case locationsFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 5.29am BST ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, US, America, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Coalition, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian economy


Australia news live: Penny Wong says she understands why people think government’s India policy is racist

Cricketer Michael Slater adds to voices condemning ban after chief medical officer Paul Kelly warns it could cause the deaths of Australians overseas. Follow live 11.16pm BST Scott Morrison has been asked why Australia didn’t ban travellers from the US or UK despite similar rates of infection during their respective spikes, and if the characterisation of the Indian policy as “racist” is fair. Morrison’s tactic when asked this is to talk about China, which by the most generous of characterisa...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, China, India, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Paul Kelly, Morrison, Michael Slater, Coronavirus


CVS and Walgreens wasted 128,500 Covid vaccine doses, report finds

US pharmacy chains responsible for vast majority of the recorded 182,874 wasted doses, according to Kaiser Health NewsUS pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens are responsible for the vast majority of wasted vaccine doses, which total more than 180,000 reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a story from Kaiser Health News.As of late March, the CDC recorded 182,874 tossed doses. CVS and Walgreens combined wasted 128,500 doses – CVS wasted about half and Walgreen...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, US, US news, Walgreens, Vaccines and immunisation, Kaiser Health News, Cvs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus, Kaiser Health NewsUS


Detecting rare blood clots was a win, but US vaccine safety system still has gaps

The quick detection of an ultra-rare blood clotting reaction in some Covid-19 vaccine recipients showed the power of a federal warning system for vaccine safety issues, but experts worry that blind spots in the program could hamper detection of other unexpected side effects.
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Study reveals new broadly neutralizing and protective antibody against coronaviruses

In the setting of potentially reduced vaccine efficacy against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) due to emerging viral variants, the deployment of effective treatments based on monoclonal antibodies may be an additional strategy to help control the pandemic. A new study by US researchers, currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server, describes the action of a specific antibody known as DH1047.
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Study implies a likely rise of future SARS-CoV-2 recombinants

A recent astonishing feat by US researchers revealed that recombination is not only widespread in the evolutionary history of SARS-like coronaviruses, but it can also increase fitness traits of seasonal coronaviruses. Their paper is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server and sets the stage for phylogenetic tracking of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
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Australia news live: Scott Morrison defends criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine

WA considers longer-term mask measures as contact tracers work through the movements of three men who tested positive for coronavirus in Perth on Saturday. Follow latest updates• WA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid cases• A third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseas • Australia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 2.24am BST Gosh, this press conference is confusing, but the crux of it is that ...
Tags: Health, Business, Cook, Indonesia, Australia, India, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton


An FDA official who led the approval of OxyContin got a $400,000 gig at Purdue Pharma a year later, a new book reveals

"Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty" by Patrick Radden Keefe Doubleday An FDA director who oversaw the approval of OxyContin got a $400K gig at Purdue Pharma a year later. A new book by Patrick Radden Keefe reported on these claims and on the billionaire Sackler family. A Sackler family lawyer told Insider Keefe refused to meet with them during his reporting process. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US regulator who oversaw the approval of the hig...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Cigna, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wright, US Food and Drug Administration, Purdue, Keefe, Purdue Pharma, Richard Sackler, Raymond Sackler, Sackler


Cities and states across the US are promising gift cards and event access to people with COVID-19 vaccines

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 State and local governments are trying to incentivize vaccinations against the coronavirus. It's an effort to promote vaccinations and push toward reaching herd immunity. So far, at least five states offer some form of incentive to encourage people to get the vaccine. See more sto...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, Justice, Congress, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Connecticut, University Of Chicago, Vaccine, Houston, Detroit, Mike Duggan, Harris County


Home Depot employees pitch in for veterans at Canoga Park VFW

On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2805 in Canoga Park, to enhance its outdoor dining area for local veterans. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, painted a fencing, provided materials for a fire pit, installed umbrellas and assembled patio heaters to enhance the outdoor dining area. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, Business, News, India, Charity, US, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, Jose Ramirez, Home Depot Foundation


Hope Depot employees pitch in for veterans at Canoga Park VFW

On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2805 in Canoga Park, to enhance its outdoor dining area for local veterans. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, painted a fencing, provided materials for a fire pit, installed umbrellas and assembled patio heaters to enhance the outdoor dining area. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, Business, News, India, Charity, US, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, Jose Ramirez, Home Depot Foundation


LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, India, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer


Biden urged to end US aid ‘abortion ban’

More than 140 rights groups call for repeal of 1973 Helms amendment widely misinterpreted as total ban on funding abortion services overseasJoe Biden is being urged to clarify a longstanding US law restricting overseas aid that has been misinterpreted by successive administrations as an outright ban on funding abortion for any reason.As the US president marked his first 100 days in office on Friday, more than 140 human rights and global health organisations, including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty...
Tags: Health, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Global development, Amnesty International, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Biden, Helms, Women's rights and gender equality, Biden Administration


Millions of people are missing their 2nd COVID-19 doses, and that has experts worried about herd immunity

A nurse waits at an empty table for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Administration (VA) Long Beach Healthcare System pop-up vaccination site at the Dae Hueng Presbyterian Church on April 17, 2021 in Gardena, California. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images The CDC said millions of people who got one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are missing their second. Some fear possible adverse reactions and others are simply unable to get the secon...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Va, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Detroit, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Don, Johnson Johnson, Los Angeles California, University of Central Florida


RapidDeploy raises $29M for a cloud-based dispatch platform aimed at 911 centers

The last year of pandemic living has been real-world, and sometimes harrowing, proof of how important it can be to have efficient and well-equipped emergency response services in place. They can help people remotely if need be, and when they cannot, they make sure that in-person help can be dispatched quickly in medical and other situations. Today, a company that’s building cloud-based tools to help with this process is announcing a round of funding as it continues to grow. RapidDeploy, which pr...
Tags: Health, TC, Transportation, Motorola, Enterprise, 911, Police, Government, Funding, US, Samsung, Fire, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, South Africa, Washington Dc


Florida is set to make 'alcohol to-go' drinks permanent

Florida will likely pass a law that allows restaurants to sell to-go cocktails permanently. Victor J. Blue/Getty Images Florida will likely authorize restaurants to sell and deliver to-go alcoholic drinks permanently. Alcoholic drinks must be accompanied by the sale of food, and the beverage cannot exceed 32 ounces. Public health groups warn these laws could increase addiction, drunk driving, and underage drinking. See more stories on Insider's business page. You'll soon be able to...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Colorado, Alcohol, US, Trends, House Of Representatives, Retail, Ron DeSantis, American Public Health Association, Pandemic, DeSantis, Florida Sun Sentinel


3 coronavirus variants can make people sicker or spread faster - and experts are monitoring others, including one spreading in India

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are three coronavirus variants that experts around the world are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. Others variants, like one first found in India, have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make people sicker,...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, France, India, New York City, Nigeria, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan


3 coronavirus variants can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster - and experts are monitoring others, including one spreading in India

People wearing masks in Del Mar, California. There are three coronavirus variants that experts around the world are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. Others variants, like one first found in India, have concerning features, but it's not yet clear they're more dangerous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean they spread more easily, make people sicker,...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, California, Cdc, France, India, New York City, Nigeria, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan


Australia news live: TGA says ‘no likely’ link betweens deaths and vaccine; Melbourne announces new Covid quarantine facility

Victoria says 500-bed $15m facility to be built in Mickleham; Australia’s medicine regulator says the deaths of two men in NSW not linked to coronavirus jab. Follow the day’s news liveComparing US and UK Covid case numbers suggests Australia’s India flight ban based on ‘fear factor’Budget to focus on jobs and economic recovery, Josh Frydenberg says 9.23am BST Thanks for reading. The main news on 29 April, 2021: 9.01am BST And here is a full story about the pre-budget speech given earlier...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, India, US, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Bushfires, Australian economy, Tasmanian Politics



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