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Long Covid: ‘Is this now me forever?’

Months after coming down with the virus, Eleanor Morgan is still struggling with ‘long Covid’. What is it and how can the burden be eased?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne night in early March, I had a fever that reminded me of being a child. My pyjama top stuck to me with sweat, my joints ached and, at some point, the walls looked like they were breathing. The next morning I started coughing and didn’t stop. It was pre-lockdown and, taking pity on me (I live alone ...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Eleanor Morgan, Paddington Station, Coronavirus


Life after Covid: will our world ever be the same?

From cities, to science, to politics, six Observer writers assess how a post-pandemic world will emerge into a new normalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHere are some things that the pandemic changed. It accustomed some people – those whose jobs allowed it – to remote working. It highlighted the importance of adequate living space and access to the outdoors. It renewed, through their absence, an appreciation of social contact and large gatherings. It showed up mass da...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Cities, Culture, Vaccines and immunisation, Ts Eliot, Coronavirus


It's only fake-believe: how to deal with a conspiracy theorist

As the pandemic has taken a grip, so have the misinformation spreaders. Here are five ways to spot the holes in their logicUnless you’ve been on a silent retreat for the past year, you will have almost certainly heard the rumours – that the pandemic is an elaborate hoax, or that the virus was created as a Chinese weapon, or that dangerous elites are trying to kill off the elderly and to establish a new world order, or that the symptoms are caused by 5G.It is troubling enough to see these ideas o...
Tags: Science, Social Media, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Bill Gates, Vaccines and immunisation, 5g, Coronavirus


10 people in Sweden told us their trust in the government is dwindling as it pivots away from its no-lockdown coronavirus policy

People pass a Christmas decorated shopping window in central Stockholm, Sweden on November 10, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images After seeing a dramatic resurgence in cases in line with other European countries, Sweden has introduced new coronavirus measures. The country famously chose to follow a no-lockdown policy that favored loose recommendations over strict rules during the first wave.  Ten people living there told Business Insider ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Sweden, US, International, Trends, Getty Images, Green, News UK, Finland, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Business Insider, Stefan Lofven, Stockholm Sweden


Coronavirus live news: Australian state of Victoria goes 30 days without new cases; UK records 479 more deaths

Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rolloutShops reopen in France as national lockdown easesEngland hospitals risk Covid overload without tiers, Gove saysMore than 2.5m people in England to get free vitamin D supplyMore coronavirus coverage 11.16pm GMT Labour has urged the Government to suspend peak rail fares and provide mass Covid testing for transport staff to avoid travel “chaos” and ensure families are “kept safe” over the festive period.The party is calling o...
Tags: UK, England, Science, France, Jerusalem, World news, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Victoria, Parliament, Benjamin Netanyahu, Grant Shapps, Nadhim Zahawi, Coronavirus


Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

UK business minister to take on additional role as NHS prepares for mass deploymentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNadhim Zahawi, the minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced.No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MPwould take on the role until at least next summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Avon, Stratford, Nadhim Zahawi


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


Coronavirus live news: hospitals in England could be overwhelmed without new tiers, says Gove; social gathering banned in Los Angeles

Hospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeMore than 2.5m people in England to get free vitamin D supplyHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts sayFor all our coronavirus coverage 9.20am GMT Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling led to the original lockdown in the UK back in March, said “individual judgment” would be important in deciding whether to see elderly relati...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Ferguson, Gove, University of Surrey, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles and infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
Tags: England, Science, Germany, India, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in Los Angeles as infections rise by 21,000 in Germany

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; South Australia records two new cases; and Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 6.09am GMT This coronavirus blog has been paused for the time being. You can read all our latest coverage of the pandemic her...
Tags: England, Science, Germany, India, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, South Australia, Coronavirus


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


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in LA County as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 1.13am GMT The health ministry of Mexico has confirmed the country’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 104,8...
Tags: England, Science, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Trudeau, LA County, Coronavirus, COVID


Extremely vulnerable in UK given high priority for coronavirus vaccine

Those with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer put in same category on interim guidance list as over-70sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople at very high risk of contracting coronavirus due to health problems, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over-70s to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.People aged 18 or older deemed “clinically extremely vulnerable” are in the same priority group as those aged 70 and over, ac...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Public Health England Continue


Coronavirus live news: US hospitalisations at record level as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions 11.23pm GMT Between 100,000 and 150,000 people will be able to return to work in Ireland over the next week or so as all shops, restaurants, gyms and pubs serving food reopen, Business Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.The number of people claiming temporary coronavirus-related jobless benefits has risen by almo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, US, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Leo Varadkar, Trudeau, Coronavirus


Earth will partially eclipse the Beaver Moon this weekend. Here's what that means.

A total lunar eclipse as seen from Santa Monica, California, October 8, 2014. A Beaver Moon eclipse will be visible across North America overnight Sunday. Earth will move between the full moon and the sun, partially eclipsing the moon in darkness, for four-and-a-half hours early Monday. People across North America and Europe have used full moons to track the seasons and months for thousands of years. Here are some of the names they've used for each month's full moon. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, News, Maryland, Massachusetts, Time, Trends, Earth, Features, Atlantic, Moon, North America, New England, Hunter, Charlie Baker


No 10 wanted union flag on Oxford coronavirus vaccine kits

Plan hatched by new ‘Union unit’ to counter rise in Scottish nationalismCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDowning Street tried to get doses of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine labelled with an image of the union jack, it has emerged, as scientists and statisticians raised more questions over the press release that proclaimed the trial’s success.The request for injection kits to bear the flag was driven by No 10’s newly formed “Union unit”, which is ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Scotland, Conservatives, UK News, Oxford, Health policy, Scottish Independence, ` Union, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca


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


Denmark could dig up and cremate mink killed in Covid cull

Fears nitrogen and phosphorus could be released in large quantities into soil at grave sitesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDenmark’s government is considering exhuming and cremating the remains of millions of culled mink after decaying carcasses started to emerge from a hastily dug grave.After a mutated version of Covid-19 was found in the animals, the prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, announced a cull in early November of the estimated 15-17 million mink in Denmark...
Tags: Europe, Science, Animals, Environment, World news, Infectious Diseases, Pollution, Animal Welfare, Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus


Earth is much closer to a supermassive black hole than we thought

Sagittarius A*. This image was taken with NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Ellipses indicate light echoes. NASA A new map of the Milky Way galaxy places Earth closer to the galaxy's center. That also puts it closer to the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way: Sagittarius A*.  The good news: We're not moving closer to the black hole, and we aren't currently in danger of getting sucked in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It seems that Earth has been misp...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Black Hole, Event Horizon Telescope, Solar System, International Astronomical Union, Betelgeuse, Vera, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Michelle Star, Chandra X Ray Observatory Ellipses


Ancient 40ft-long whale skeleton discovered in Thailand

Scientists hope remains will deepen understanding of Bryde’s whale evolutionA whale skeleton thought to be up to 5,000 years old has been discovered, almost perfectly preserved, by researchers in Thailand.The skeleton, believed to be a Bryde’s whale, was found in Samut Sakhon, west of Bangkok. Researchers have excavated 80% of the remains and have so far identified 19 complete vertebrae, five ribs, a shoulder blade and fins. The skeleton measures 12 metres (39ft), with a three-metre-long skull. ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Marine Life, Evolution, Whales, Cetaceans, Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Bryde


Archaeologists unearthed 160 sarcophagi from an ancient Egyptian necropolis. Some of the tombs were inscribed with mummy curses.

A Egyptian man points at hieroglyphs in the mastaba tomb of Seshem Nefer Theti at the Giza Pyramid complex. Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Archaeologists have found 160 sarcophagi at Saqqara, an ancient Egyptian city of the dead, since September. The walls of some Saqqara tombs are inscribed with a curse. One warns that the gods will wring any impure trespasser's neck "like that of a goose." Researchers recently opened some of the newly discovered coffins — which had remained und...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Netflix, Egypt, Archaeology, Business Insider, Mummies, Cairo, American University, Giza, Carter, Louisa May Alcott, Herbert, Tut, Josh Gad


Different age groups may get different Covid vaccines, experts say

Oxford/AstraZeneca planning new trial of lower-dose jab to see how well it works in older peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConcerns around the efficacy of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab in older people could lead to different age groups being given different vaccines, experts have said.The partners announced last week that the vaccine had a 70% efficacy overall. For most trial participants – given two full doses, spaced a month apart – the effi...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Education, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Oxford AstraZeneca


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


The Prince of Sweden and his wife Princess Sophia both tested positive for COVID-19, as their country struggles under a brutal second wave of infections

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia are isolating at home, after testing positive for COVID-19. Michael Campanella/Getty Images Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sophia, have both tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The pair attended a funeral with the reigning King of Sweden and other members of the royal family on Friday, and they showed negative test results then. The king, queen, crown princess and her husband have all been tested...
Tags: Science, News, Sweden, Instagram, Trends, Victoria, Stockholm, Sofia, Stockholm Sweden, Sophia, R, Carl Philip, L, Jonas Ekstromer, Carl XVI Gustav, Vasastan


New York Governor Cuomo called the Supreme Court ruling that blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services 'irrelevant'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 10, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Supreme Court blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in New York state. The 5-4 ruling was in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who said they were being unfairly singled out by the rules. Governo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Supreme Court, Trends, Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo, Laguardia Airport, Cuomo, Reuters, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Catholic Diocese, New York City New York


Virus spread in France showing signs of slowing – as it happened

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.26am GMT We’re closing this blog now but you can car...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021

Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphereThe Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December will tee it up for a Mars orbit insertion manoeuvre next year. Without the need for further major course corrections, the mission team can begin early science observations of Mars and interpl...
Tags: Space, Science, China, India, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Uae, Tcm, Red Planet, US Russia Europe


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 live news: virus spread in France showing signs of slowing; fears Africa may be at back of vaccine queue

Daily cases continue to fall in France; health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine; weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm GMT The World Health Organization’s top emergenc...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, RTE, Coronavirus, Jessica Murray, Oxford University AstraZeneca


You only need 30 to 40 minutes of exercise per day to 'offset' sitting at your desk all day, new analysis finds

A woman working from home. lechatnoir/E+/Getty A new meta-analysis of evidence suggests that 30-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day can "offset" the negative health impacts of sitting at a desk all day. This aligns with recent recommendations from the World Health Organization, which 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity every week to counter sedentary behavior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We know that spending hour after hour sitting down ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Australia, Berlin, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Exercise, University of Sydney, David Nield, Science Alert, Fabrizio Bensch Reuters, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Science Contributors, BJSM



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