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Some masks offer far less coronavirus protection than others. Bandanas, scarves, and shields do an especially bad job.

A good mask should be tightly sealed around the nose and mouth. Boston Globe/Getty Images Any face mask is better than none, but some face coverings — especially bandanas, scarves, and shields —aren't very good at filtering coronavirus particles. Masks with one-way valves also do a poor job of protecting others. The ranking below reveals the best and worst face masks based on the findings of scientific studies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wearing a face mask has nev...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Switzerland, World Health Organization, Fda, Scarf, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Boston Globe, Chapel Hill, Valencia Spain, The University of North Carolina, Gottlieb, The Lancet


The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases — less than a week after hitting 12 million cases

A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  The country surpassed 12 million COVID-19 cases just 6 days ago.  One report predicted that the US could see as many as 1 million COVID-19 cases a day.  Visit Business ...
Tags: Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Florida, Johns Hopkins University, Miami Dade County Auditorium, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID-19, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


CDC vaccine advisers call emergency meeting on distribution

Advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called an emergency meeting for Tuesday to vote on who they recommend should be the first to get a coronavirus vaccine once one is authorized.
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Photos show long lines outside stores like Best Buy and GameStop on Black Friday, despite the CDC labelling in-store shopping as a 'higher-risk' activity

Long lines formed outside Best Buy, GameStop, and other stores on Black Friday 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Photos and local news reports indicate shoppers formed long lines outside stores like Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and Foot Locker on Black Friday 2020.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified Black Friday shopping as a "higher-risk" activity due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.  Still, many malls and outlets appeared to see significantly few...
Tags: Black Friday, News, Abc, Cdc, US, Trends, Walmart, Features, Best Buy, New Jersey, Retail, Manhattan, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gamestop, Reuters, Macy


One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts warned for months that Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they would not be changing anything at all about how ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


US air traffic on Thanksgiving Eve was the highest it's been since the beginning of the pandemic

Holiday travelers pass through Los Angeles International Airport on November 25, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images US air traffic on Thanksgiving Eve was the highest it's been since March, according to Transportation and Security Administration records. More than 1,070,900 people passed TSA checkpoints on Wednesday, the agency found. The number was down just 40% from 2019's numbers. Health authorities had urged Americans not to travel for the holiday, but an Insider survey found that 37% of A...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Thanksgiving, Air Travel, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, World Health Organization, Tsa, Anthony Fauci, Travelers, Los Angeles International Airport, Miami International Airport, David McNew Getty


Coronavirus updates: US number of cases 8 times bigger than reported, CDC says; AstraZeneca vaccine faces questions; WHO encourages exercise

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marches on, but the balloons are distancing. New CDC report says the US misses 8 virus cases for every one counted.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, US, Astrazeneca, Usa Today, New CDC


Coronavirus updates: US number of cases 8 times bigger than reported, CDC says; WHO urges exercise during pandemic; 262K US deaths

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marches on, but the balloons are distancing. New CDC report says the US misses 8 virus cases for every one counted.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: Thanksgiving NFL games reduced; millions travel; US misses 8 virus cases for every 1 counted, CDC says

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marches on, but the balloons are distancing. New CDC report says the US misses 8 virus cases for every one counted.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, US, NFL, Usa Today, New CDC


On the eve of Thanksgiving, the US recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll since May — and the timing could not be worse

People arrive at Orlando International Airport on November 25, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images As US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily, are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year, and the CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. But a record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the hol...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Coronavirus updates: Thanksgiving parade goes on without crowds; millions travel for the holiday; CDC projects 321K deaths

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marches on, but the balloons are distancing. New CDC report says the US misses 8 virus cases for every one counted.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Donald Trump Jr. says he is 'all done with the Rona' and ends his COVID-19 isolation to celebrate Thanksgiving days after announcing his positive test

Donald Trump Jr. with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at Georgia Republican Party headquarters November 5, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. John Bazemore/AP Photo Donald Trump Jr. announced Wednesday night that he'd been cleared to end his COVID-19 isolation and celebrate Thanksgiving "the way it's meant to be." On Friday, Trump Jr. announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear when Trump Jr. received his positive diagnosis, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention re...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Don, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Atlanta Georgia, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Rona, Georgia Republican Party


Coronavirus updates: Thanksgiving parade goes on without crowds; Supreme Court blocks NY worship restrictions; CDC projects 321K deaths

Los Angeles County infection rates: 1 out of every 145. National math, reading tests postponed until 2022. U.S. deaths top 262K. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: As Joe Biden urges unity, CDC projects up to 321K deaths by Dec. 19; 1 out of every 145 infected in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County infection rates: 1 out of every 145. National math, reading tests postponed until 2022. U.S. deaths top 262K. Latest COVID news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Thanksgiving Day, CDC's warning, a lighter NFL slate: 5 things to know Thursday

Thanksgiving Day has arrived, the CDC still recommends you don't travel, the NFL is now one game short and more news to start your Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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College students weigh the risk of returning home for Thanksgiving

LauriPatterson/Getty Images Many college campuses nationwide saw outbreaks of coronavirus when the university community returned for the school year in the fall and cases spiked in a matter of days of reopening. Now, students on and off these campuses are weighing the risks of being home for the upcoming US holiday.   College students told Business Insider their plans for the holiday as they try to keep themselves and their families safe.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, College, US, Trends, Austin, Williams, Npr, University of Florida, South Carolina, Business Insider, Jamestown, Porter, Grand Forks, Gary Kelly


One third of America is ruining Thanksgiving for the rest of us by ignoring COVID-19 — but it's easy to see why they have given up

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how t...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


Retail workers may face a higher risk than shoppers of catching COVID-19 on Black Friday, even as stores like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy increase safety measures

Go Nakamura/Reuters Retail workers may face a higher risk than shoppers of catching COVID-19 on Black Friday and during the extended holiday shopping season. Workers spend more time than shoppers in enclosed spaces, where the virus thrives, and are likely to come into contact with multiple people during their shifts.  Walmart, Target, and Best Buy have detailed their plans to keep shoppers safe. The companies did not respond to requests for comment on any additional plans to protect worke...
Tags: Cdc, Boston, US, Trends, Walmart, Best, Cnn, New York Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Petsmart, Waffle House, National Retail Federation, Environmental Medicine, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Walmart Target


INSIDER Poll: Half of Biden voters said they will not be mixing households this Thanksgiving compared to just 29% of Trump voters

President-elect Joe Biden's supporters appear to take more COVID-19 precautions for Thanksgiving. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images According to Insider polling from November 20 to 21, just over half of Biden voters said they will not be mixing households this Thanksgiving compared to 29% of Trump voters. Additionally, 43% of Trump and 26% of Biden voters said their Thanksgiving festivities will mix three or more households. Experts are ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Thanksgiving, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Associated Press, Republican Party, Biden, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Trump


Stay connected during the holidays with these video chat services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC has directed the U.S. not to travel to see their families and friends, but instead use video chat.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: US hits highest daily death toll since May; 6.4M vaccine doses likely in December; CDC may relax quarantine rules

LA outdoor dining ban to go into effect. Tennessee won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine in K-12 public schools. El Paso sets new curfew. Latest news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, La, US, Tennessee, Usa Today, El Paso


'I have concerns': Americans crowding airports for Thanksgiving, despite CDC plea to stay home

TSA numbers show 4.9 million travelers passing through U.S. airports for Thanksgiving travel, despite CDC warnings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: First 6.4M doses of COVID vaccine likely in December; CDC may change quarantine guidelines; US death toll nears 260K

Tennessee won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine in K-12 public schools. El Paso, Texas, sets new curfew. OAN suspended from YouTube. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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United States: CDC Explains "We Are Learning More About COVID-19 Every Day" As CDC Issues Revised Guidance Expanding The Definition Of Close Contact Exposure And High-Risk Medical Conditions - Butler Snow LLP

In recent months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has continued to revise and refine its prior guidance defining close contact exposure and expand its list...
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Coronavirus live news: global cases near 60m as France prepares to ease lockdown

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.16am GMT The British government’s £22bn test-and-trace system has failed to reach more than 100,000 people exposed to coronavirus i...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Cdc, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus


Sidelined by Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC officials say they can't wait to 'rebuild the agency' under the Biden administration

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are optimistic the Biden administration will allow them to rebuild and move forward on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CDC w...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, Celine Gounder, Joe Raedle Getty, Nancy Messonnier


CDC director cites this website to back in-school learning. Its designer calls that 'bananas'

A Brown University economics professor said she is surprised to hear the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is relying on a website she started to promote in-person learning for schoolchildren.
Tags: Cdc, Brown University, Cnn, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing error 12.22am GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of self-quarantine period recomme...
Tags: Europe, Science, Cdc, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Emmanuel Macron, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Macron



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