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The top Delta variant symptoms reported in the UK are a runny nose and headache - because most people affected are very young or partially vaccinated

Oxford Street in central London on June 7, 2021. Niklas Halle'n/AFP via Getty Images The Delta variant has taken over in the UK where the most common symptom reported is now a headache. Most people who are getting COVID-19 in the UK are quite young, and not fully vaccinated. Health experts are worried Delta could hit less vaccinated areas of the US very hard. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant first identified in India has taken over in the UK, where it&...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, White House, India, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, Who, World Health Organization, Oxford Street, Afp, Mike Ryan


New York's state of emergency is ending as COVID-19 cases continue to fall, Cuomo announces

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a vaccination site at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on March 8, 2021 in New York City. Cuomo has been called to resign from his position after allegations of sexual misconduct were brought against him. Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images New York's state of emergency is set to end on June 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. The state of emergency lasted for over a year, often overriding county and municipal governments. Cuomo will no longer be able to...
Tags: Politics, New York, Cdc, Senate, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Breaking News, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Eric Adams, Assembly, Brooklyn Borough, Battery Park City, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York City Cuomo


Newsom Wants To Pay All Back Rent Owed By Low-Income Californians Using Pandemic Relief Funds

(CNN) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, facing a Republican-led recall, is pushing the state legislature to approve his plan to use $5.2 billion in federal pandemic relief money to pay 100% of unpaid rent owed by low-income residents. Lawmakers are also considering several other pandemic aid measures proposed by the governor as they finalize the state’s annual budget, including sending $600 stimulus checks to low-income Californians, providing universal pre-K, and investing in new housi...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Congress, California, Kentucky, Indiana, Rent, Caitlyn Jenner, Gavin Newsom, Lexington, Ron DeSantis, Newsom, Public Policy Institute of California, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Biden urges shots for young adults as variant concern grows

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as the White House acknowledges it will miss two key vaccination benchmarks and as concern grows about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead. The delta variant, first identified in India, in the last two weeks has come to represent more than 20% of coronavirus infections in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Mississippi, Cdc, Washington, White House, India, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho


US will likely miss Biden's July 4 COVID-19 goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated, White House says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The country will likely miss Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal will likely be achieved a couple weeks after July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will probably miss President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by July 4, the White House said Tue...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Reuters, Dado Ruvic, Jeff Zients, Jen Psaki


Report: Almost 900 Secret Service agents got COVID

By Josh Boak | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Roughly 900 U.S. Secret Service employees tested positive for the coronavirus, according to government records obtained by a government watchdog group. Secret Service records show that 881 people on the agency payroll were diagnosed with COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021, according to documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. More than 11% of Secret Service employees were infected. Secret Service spokes...
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Progressive Democrats call on Biden and the CDC to extend eviction moratorium which expires next week

Usher speaks with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., second from left, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., second from right, as they arrive for an event to mark the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A group of House Democrats called on Biden and the CDC to extend a federal eviction moratorium. "It is an urgent matter of health, racial, and economic justice," they wrote in a letter...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Housing, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Missouri, House, Rent, Evictions


Lord Frost says Brexiters did not expect UK’s relationship with EU to be as difficult now as it is – politics live

Latest updates: Frost says the post-Brexit relationship with the UK is ‘settling down’ but it will be bumpy for some timeLabour leader Keir Starmer axes chief aide Jenny ChapmanNo 10 says G7 summit not to blame for rise in Cornwall’s Covid casesUK government borrowing eases as recovery helps tax takeCoronavirus global updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.13pm BST Tugendhat ends by thanking Frost for his time.But he repeats his earlier point about Frost effectively being Europe m...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, UK News, NHS, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Frost, Brexit, Jenny


China says the Wuhan virus lab deserves a Nobel Prize. Meanwhile the US is trying to figure out whether it leaked the coronavirus.

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images China is fighting the theory that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The foreign ministry said last week that scientists there should be awarded the Nobel Prize. The lab leak theory was once widely dismissed, but it has recently gained new traction. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is calling for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to win a Nobel P...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, Zhao, Global Times, Getty Images China, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus


'We'll all be dead by June!': Jared Kushner screamed at a health official after hearing about delayed mask shipments, according to new book

Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Kushner reportedly grew so frustrated at news over mask shipments last year that he threw his pen at the wall. "You f---ing moron," Kushner reportedly yelled at a health official. "We'll all be dead by June!" The scene was detailed in a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jared Kushner lashed out at a public health official when he learned in late Mar...
Tags: Politics, News, Guantanamo, Washington Post, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, HHS, Health and Human Services Department, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Mark Meadows, Kushner


Trump asked whether COVID-infected Americans abroad could be sent to Guantánamo Bay, book says

Getty Trump asked if COVID-positive Americans overseas could be sent to Guantánamo Bay. The February 2020 episode is detailed in a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters. "Don't we have an island that we own?" Trump asked, according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump pondered whether COVID-positive Americans abroad could be sent to Guantánamo Bay in the early days of the pandemic, according to a forthcoming book by ...
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Furloughed workers reluctant to return, says Andrea Leadsom

Former business secretary claims UK’s economic recovery under threat with firms struggling to persuade staff back to the officeThe former business secretary Andrea Leadsom has warned that some people are reluctant to return to work because furlough has been “great” for them while others were “terrified” of going back to the office, sparking criticism from workers and business-owners.The Conservative MP said some businesses in her South Northamptonshire constituency were struggling to get employe...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, UK News, Economic recovery, Andrea Leadsom, South Northamptonshire, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


Biden says the Delta variant - set to become the US's dominant strain - is 'particularly dangerous for young people'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden warned Friday that the Delta variant is "particularly dangerous for young people." Delta appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Young people who are unvaccinated and socially active may be more susceptible than others. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden warned...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Good Morning America, Vaccines, Biden


COVID: It’s not just Delta — other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also

By Virginia Langmaid, CNN (CNN) — Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night. “I have got to be honest — last thing I think about before I go to bed are the variants and the first thing I think about in the morning are the variants,” Lindquist told a briefing this week. And while federal health officials are warning most about the Delta variant — the B.1.617.2 strain first seen in India — other variants are also gaining ground in ...
Tags: Business, UK, News, California, Cdc, Washington, White House, India, US, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United Kingdom, Delta, Brazil, Pfizer


Scotland’s Covid travel ban extended to Manchester and Salford

Nicola Sturgeon prohibits non-essential travel as Delta variant spreads through north of EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon has imposed a travel ban between Scotland and Manchester and Salford as a result of rising Covid cases.The restrictions, which will come into force from Monday, add to travel limits put in place last month as the Delta variant spread rapidly through the north of England. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, England, Scotland, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Delta, Scottish politics, Salford, England Continue, Coronavirus


Boris Johnson says Tory loss in Chesham and Amersham byelection ‘disappointing’ – UK politics live

PM claims ‘particular circumstances’ behind Lib Dem victory as Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party is threat to Conservatives now Lib Dems can topple Tory ‘blue wall’ in south of England, says DaveyByelection win suggests trouble for Tories in ‘blue wall’Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham byelection in stunning upsetGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.21pm BST Boris Johnson has declined to confirm whether thousands of football fans would be allowed into the country for the semi-finals and fina...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Conservatives, UK News, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Lib Dem, Chesham, Amersham, Dewsbury West Yorkshire, Coronavirus, DaveyByelection, Kirklees College


These communities remain at high risk for dangerous Covid-19 variants rapidly increasing in US, expert warns

By Travis Caldwell | CNN The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in April, health officials are raising awareness about the uneven distribution of vaccines in different parts of the country. “I’m very unconcerned for peop...
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Coronavirus live news: US launches $3.2bn virus treatment program; England opens vaccines to all adults

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gets Pfizer vaccine; England opens vaccines to all over 18s from Friday; new US program will focus on development of antiviral pillsUK’s green list update will be ‘cautious’, insiders warnPrevious Covid infection may not offer long-term protectionNetherlands offers free pickled herring as Covid jab incentiveMinisters will not tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.56am BST The health service in England w...
Tags: England, Wales, Scotland, White House, US, World news, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci


Japan Will Begin Issuing “Vaccine Passports” Starting in July

It seems even Japan’s government has a desire to control every aspect of their citizens’ lives as they are permitting municipalities to issue “vaccine passports” come July, papers confirming the individual to have received a vaccine for the Coronavirus, despite its low fatality rate. Similarly, the European Union and the US are considering employing the […]
Tags: Health, Japan, Politics, Privacy, Medical, US, European Union, Anime, Coronavirus


Scotland was eight hours from running out of some PPE in Covid first wave

Audit Scotland says supplies of items such as gowns and masks ran very low in April last yearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome stocks of PPE in Scotland came within eight hours of running out at the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the country’s public spending watchdog.Audit Scotland said centrally held supplies of key items ran “very low” in April 2020. At points, long-sleeved gowns came within eight hours of running ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Health policy, Scottish politics, Coronavirus, COVID


California Offering Free Six Flags Tickets To 50,000 Californians With At Least One Vaccine Dose

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving away more goodies to people who get coronavirus vaccinations and plans to make it easier to show who has been inoculated as health officials and businesses encourage people to get their shots so they can fully partake in the state’s newly reopened economy. A day after giving away $1.5 million each to 10 vaccinated jackpot winners, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced a new incentive: Six Flags locations are giving free tickets to 50,000 Californ...
Tags: Politics, New York, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Hawaii, Michelin, Republican, Chamber of Commerce, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Six Flags, Sacramento Calif, Cal OSHA, Newsom


One year or 5? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Marianne Ayala/Insider Booster shots may not be medically necessary for another one to five years, disease experts wager. But pharmaceutical companies are prepping to distribute boosters to the US before the end of 2021. In either case, boosters probably won't require the same urgency as initial vaccines do. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next vaccine race is underway - this time for booster shots.Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, UPS, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cornell University


Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks. pic.twitter.com/lZu8h...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Community, Cbs, Republican Party, James Corden, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Robert Durst


Matt Hancock says Delta variant accounts for 96% of new UK Covid cases – video

The health secretary tells the House of Commons that the spread of the variant led the government to delay step four of its roadmap for easing restrictions in England. He said it spread more easily than the Alpha variant, and that there was some evidence that the risk of hospital admission was also higherUK politics – live Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, UK News, House Of Commons, Delta, Health policy, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: Johnson faces Starmer for PMQs as Cummings makes new claims that Hancock was ‘hopeless’

Prime minister’s former adviser posts screengrab purporting to be from Johnson lambasting health department over testingCummings texts show Johnson calling Matt Hancock ‘totally hopeless’All care home staff in England should have Covid vaccine, says ministerCovid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in EnglandGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.23pm BST Ian Blackford, the SNP leader at Westminster, also starts by paying tribute to Jo Cox. And he condemns the treatment of the BBC jou...
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Cummings texts show Boris Johnson calling Matt Hancock ‘totally hopeless’

WhatsApp message published by former aide reveals prime minister’s scathing verdict on health secretaryBoris Johnson described Matt Hancock as “totally fucking hopeless” during the early stages of the pandemic, concerned by the health secretary’s testing promises, new text messages published by Dominic Cummings have revealed.Writing on Substack, the prime minister’s former chief aide published a slew of texts and documents from emergency Cobra meetings which he said would combat what he called “...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US in late 2019

By Mike Stobbe | Associated Press NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is not definitive, and some experts remain skeptical, but federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the U....
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New York lifts 'virtually all' COVID-19 restrictions effective immediately, Gov. Cuomo announces

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images State-mandated COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in New York, with few exceptions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the change, "effective immediately," on Tuesday. 70% of New Yorkers have got at least one COVID-19 vaccine, which was Cuomo's requirement for reopening. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coming out to a standing ovation in Manhattan's One World Trade Center, New York Gov. A...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Retail, Manhattan, Breaking News, Andrew Cuomo, Long Island, Albany, Cuomo, Mario Cuomo, Tim Scott


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


Why is Israel lifting Covid restrictions as England extends them?

Analysis: both are viewed as running successful vaccine campaigns, but case numbers are very differentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIsrael and the UK were viewed as world leaders in their coronavirus vaccine campaigns but whereas the former is lifting almost all pandemic limitations, the latter is now glumly extending its restrictions in England amid a sharp rise in infections.Despite starting its mass inoculation programme after the UK in December, Israel has sped ...
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