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Hardly anyone is following the CDC guidelines perfectly. Here's how to stay safe even while bending the rules.

Seven-year-old Jacquie Carney runs to hug her grandma, Donna Vidrine, upon arrival in Los Angeles, California on November 23, 2020. Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images As pandemic fatigue sets in, many Americans have stopped following CDC rules as closely. Experts shared tips for how to hug, see friends, and take trips while keeping your risk of infection low. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Emily Gurley, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...
Tags: Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, University of Florida, Illinois, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gurley, Reuters, Don, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Los Angeles California


The WHO team probing the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan is scrapping its interim report. Critics say China never gave them a real chance to investigate.

Experts from the WHO-China joint team Liang Wannian and Peter Ben Embarek at the WHO-China Joint Study press conference on February 9, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Zhang Chang/China News Service via Getty Image An interim report summarizing the WHO investigation into the origins of the virus has been scrapped.  The WHO says this summary will be published with the full report "in coming weeks".  This comes as the independence of the investigation from Chinese influence has come under scrutiny.  Vi...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Trends, News UK, Who, World Health Organisation, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, Tarik Jasarevic, Wuhan China, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus, WHO China


Brazil's president, presiding over one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks, tells people to 'stop whining'

People mourning a relative during a mass burial of coronavirus victims in Manaus, Brazil, last May. Andre Coelho/Getty Images Brazil's president has told people to "stop whining" as the country's COVID-19 numbers surge. Many badly hit countries have been controlling the virus, but Brazil saw record deaths this week. Bolsonaro has downplayed the virus and spread misinformation throughout the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brazil's populist president has to...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, India, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Johns Hopkins University, Amazonas, Brasilia Brazil, Manaus Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro


President of Brazil, presiding over one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world, tells people to 'stop whining'

Relatives of a deceased person mourn during a mass burial of coronavirus victims in Manaus, Brazil, in May 2020. Andre Coelho/Getty Images Brazil's president told people to "stop whining" as it battles a devastating coronavirus outbreak. Many badly hit countries are now controlling the virus, but Brazil saw record deaths this week. Bolsonaro downplayed the virus and spread misinformation, even as bodies were left in the streets. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brazi...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, India, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Johns Hopkins University, Brasilia Brazil, Manaus Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro


Cuomo's advisers covered up high nursing home death tolls by pushing NY health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisers to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Department Of Health, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Nursing Home


Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter a report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on September 8 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Gov. Andrew Cuomo concealed COVID-19 nursing-home deaths last July, news outlets found. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a government report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's advisors pressed New York h...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Letitia James, Nursing Home


Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Department Of Health, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Nursing Home


The CDC delayed its looser rules for vaccinated people, while states ease restrictions despite being told it's too soon

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube The CDC delayed issuing new, laxer COVID-19 rules for vaccinated people, Politico reported. The guidance was due to be updated Thursday, but was slowed without a clear reason. It came after President Biden criticized states like Texas and Mississippi for relaxing their COVID-19 rules.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Cen...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, News UK, Michigan, Biden, Anthony Fauci


A wealthy Florida Keys community received vaccines before the rest of the state. A month later, one resident sent $250,000 to the governor.

People arrive at Jackson Memorial Hospital to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. Lynne Sladky/Associated Press Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has faced criticism over the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in his state. One wealthy community was vaccinated in January as the rest of the state struggled, the Miami Herald reported. One resident, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, donated $250,000 to DeSantis a month later. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Vaccine, Herald, Illinois, State, Bruce Rauner, Manatee County, Miami Herald, Florida Keys, Ron DeSantis, Key Largo


Activision Blizzard Hires Bush-Era Torture Apologist As Chief Compliance Officer

Activision Blizzard announced yesterday that Frances F. Townsend, a former George W. Bush-era counterterrorism appointee and torture apologist, would become its new head of compliance, in charge of making sure the company doesn’t run afoul of the varying laws and regulations throughout all of the countries the Call of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Violence, Bill, Torture, George W Bush, War On Terror, Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, Waterboarding, Activision Blizzard, Bush, John Roberts, Tom Ridge, Abu Ghraib, Hayden


Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer's and Moderna's shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at a White House press briefing on January 21. Alex Wong/Getty Images There are now three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the US. Pfizer's and Moderna's are mRNA-based, while Johnson & Johnson's is an adenovirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci explained how they differ but have the same "end game." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US now has authorized three coronavirus vacci...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Public Health, Washington Dc, Pfizer, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Saul Loeb, Moderna, Alex Wong Getty Images


Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer and Moderna shots

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House press briefing on January 21, 2021 in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images There are now 3 different COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the US. Two are mRNA-based (Pfizer, Moderna), while one is an adenovirus (Johnson & Johnson). Dr. Fauci explained how they differ in action, but said "the ultimate end game" is the same.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. ...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, Washington Dc, Pfizer, Johnson, Biden, Anthony Fauci, McKesson, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Saul Loeb


Which activities are safe once you're fully vaccinated? Experts say movies, travel, and family gatherings are on the table.

A recently reopened movie theater. Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images The US has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines. Public-health experts say it's probably safe for vaccinated people to meet for dinner or gather indoors. Some experts think vaccinated people can even return to offices and movie theaters or see their unvaccinated grandkids. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. So you've received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine. Does life change a little - or a lot?The Center...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Politico, Restaurants, Masks, US, Trends, Columbia University, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mount Sinai, Berlin Germany


These Girls Just Wanted to Run; the Right Wanted a War

As a young girl in the small town of Cromwell, Connecticut, all Andraya Yearwood wanted to do was run. Born into a family that prized athleticism, she dabbled in soccer, basketball, football, and dance as a child. But one day in the sixth grade, she saw older students running around the track oval, and she was hooked.…Read more...
Tags: Gender, Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Transgender, Transphobia, Michael Phelps, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Gloria Steinem, Martina Navratilova, Wolf, Tucker Carlson, Alliance, Yearwood, Chris Evert


How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic. The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making. AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence. Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "There is currently an ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, South Africa, Oxford


Texas Gov. Abbott has reopened the state '100%' amid a rebound of cases, despite regretting doing the same thing last year

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images Gov. Greg Abbott said last year he regretted reopening bars too soon as Texas saw a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, he reopened Texas "100%" after the CDC recommended against rolling back restrictions. The CDC has warned states not to reopen prematurely as coronavirus variants still spread. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he regretted reopening bars too soon in th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Cdc, White House, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, WFAA, Texas Gov Abbott, US Texas, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Texas Gov. Abbott says he's opening the state '100%' and lifting the mask mandate a day after the CDC warned states not to relax COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas. Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he'd lift a mask mandate and allow businesses to open "100%." There's been an uptick in cases in Texas after the winter storm, and it has numerous hot spots. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned this week that states shouldn't let their guard down. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas to allow the state's businesses to open "100%" and to lift the state's ma...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Houston, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, TX


Texas Gov. Abbott opening state '100%' and lifting mask mandate a day after CDC warned states not to relax COVID restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing businesses to open "100% and lifting the mask mandate. Texas is seeking an uptick in cases after the winter storm and has numerous hotspot counties. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned this week that states shouldn't let their guards down...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Houston, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Houston Chronicle, Patrick Svitek, ERCOT, Texas Democratic Party


Merck Will Help Johnson & Johnson Make Its New Covid-19 Vaccine With Biden Push

Johnson & Johnson is getting some help to make their newly available covid-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, the White House confirmed that pharmaceutical company Merck has agreed to step in and produce some of J&J’s vaccines, in order to address a potential shortfall in supply. The single dose vaccine was authorized for…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Merck, Biden, Johnson Johnson, Merck Will Help Johnson


New CDC guidelines will reportedly tell vaccinated Americans it's safe to gather in small groups

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The CDC plans to release new guidelines this week for Americans who have been fully vaccinated. The recommendations suggest that vaccinated people can host small, at-home gatherings with other fully vaccinated individuals, two senior White House officials told Politico. But even fully vaccinated people will still need to wear masks and social distance in public. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The ...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Masks, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Virginia Tech, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JIM WATSON, Moderna


The head of the CDC warned of a 'potential 4th surge' of COVID-19 cases, despite progress with vaccine rollouts

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube The US is at risk of a "potential fourth surge" of virus cases, the CDC's top official said Monday. She urged Americans to stick to CDC rules to avoid this, and warned states against easing up. The CDC gave emergency authorization to a third COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US risks a fourth su...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Rochelle Walensky


Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay 2nd doses, unlike countries like the UK

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials would stick with the recommended schedules for time between doses. Some nations, like the UK, are delaying second doses to ensure more people get some protection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, The Post, Moderna, Mandel Ngan AFP


Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay second doses, unlike countries like the UK

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials will stick with the recommended schedules for each dose. Some countries, like the UK, are delaying second doses to maximize how many are protected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US won't delay...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Moderna, Mandel Ngan AFP, Coronavirus


Biden Warns Amazon to Stop Intimidating Warehouse Workers Ahead of Union Vote

Joe Biden has effectively endorsed ongoing unionization efforts at an Amazon facility in the state of Alabama and warned the e-commerce giant that its efforts to shut down the drive must involve “no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Politics, Science, Labor, Alabama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Economy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, National Labor Relations Board, Bernie Sanders, Shakir, Jay Carney, Erik Loomis, Union Busting


QAnon, CultTok, and Leaving It All Behind

“I was impressed that it only took four years,” Danielle, self-identified ex-cult member, 34, said on a phone call. This was a few days after Joe Biden’s inauguration, and we were talking about the previous week of SOS social media posts from wide-eyed QAnon followers, like a TikToker propped up on a pillow, pleading,…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, Articles, Joe Biden, Joseph Smith, Jesus, Jezebel, Donald Trump, Marina Abramovic, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Trumpism, Alex Jones, Michelle, Alt Right


Scoot over! Study reveals E-scooter use in Washington D.C.

Researchers examined e-scooter use in Washington, D.C. and found that built environment and demographics both matter. Tourist attractions, hotels and metro stops are all predictive of higher destinations. Scooter traffic is almost all in the downtown area, near the Mall, the White House and Congress. Younger median age, percentage of bachelor's degrees and population density each were positive predictors for both trip origins and destinations. This model will help transportation planners figure ...
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Congress Younger


It's 'too premature' to relax COVID-19 restrictions because it could lead to a 'rebound' of cases, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks at a White House press briefing. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday against the relaxation of COVID-19 protocols.  While the baseline of cases has fallen in the US, he said the too soon relaxation could lead to a "rebound."  About 70,000 new COVID-19 cases are still diagnosed each day in the US. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dis...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Nbc, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University


Top health officials warn decline in COVID-19 cases is 'stalling' and that now is not the time to lift restrictions

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 daily case numbers had seen sharp declines in recent weeks. Top US health officials said those declines seem to be "stalling" at a "very high number." They warn it's too early to lift restrictions, as some governors have begun to do in their states. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. COVID-19 case counts have been falling at a rapid rate for weeks...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky


Federal Judge Rules CDC's Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Thursday that the CDC’s eviction moratorium that was supposed to let people stay in their homes even if they lost income during the coronavirus pandemic is unconstitutional. With roughly 12 million tenants in the U.S. behind on rent, the ruling could have serious consequences for…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Cdc, Housing, Economy, Eviction, John Barker, Influenza Pandemic, Forced migration, Moratorium, Academic Disciplines, Euthenics, Landlordtenant Law, Presidency Of Joe Biden


America's Leaders Have No Clue What to Do About Disinformation

As disinformation and misinformation have increasingly been blamed for rising political extremism and polarization in the U.S., lawmakers have naturally sought to cobble together some sort of legislative response. The problem is that Congress is, themselves, so polarized that they can’t seem to agree on how to do…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, America, Journalism, Comcast, Att, Fox News, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Bernie Sanders, Luna, Misinformation



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