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Eli Lilly's Covid-19 Antibody Drug Just Received Emergency FDA Clearance

A drug proven to help prevent hospitalizations in high-risk patients already sick with Covid-19 will soon become widely available, thanks to an emergency FDA clearance issued Monday night for an Eli Lilly & Co.-manufactured antibody therapy.Read more...
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Biden's coronavirus board is made up of former federal officials who oversaw past epidemics including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Raedle/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden met with 13 members of his newly formed COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. At least 10 of those members have served the federal government before. Several board members helped guide the US through past epidemics, including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Ebola, Science, News, Obama, Senate, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlas, Bill Clinton, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Biden, Donald Trump


Tragic: Gun Manufacturers Temporarily Worth Slightly Less Due to Lack of Civil War

The November 2020 elections failed to culminate in the nightmare, worst-case scenario many onlookers feared, which is generally good news if you don’t happen to be a firearms manufacturer. Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Technology, Guns, Safety, Election, Firearms, 2020 Election, Coronavirus


Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, the company announced Monday.  The chart below shows how the vaccine's efficacy compares to the effectiveness of vaccines for chickenpox, flu, measles, and polio. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, The Food and Drug Administration, Fauci, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech


Twitter's “Misleading Information” Labels May Soon Affect Users' Ability to 'Like' Tweets

After rolling out several new features ahead of the 2020 presidential election designed to make it harder for users to retweet and quote tweets containing “misleading information,” Twitter may now be gearing up to similarly hinder users’ attempts to ‘like’ content with the same designation.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO warns Covid 'not tired of us' as top UK scientist says vaccine 'feels like watershed moment'

US passes 10m cases; Italy extends restrictions in five regions; Biden announces Covid-19 advisory boardScientists react to vaccine newsCovid-19 vaccine candidate is 90% effective, says manufacturerWhat has Pfizer’s vaccine trial found and is this a breakthrough?New Covid lockdown in Hungary as Belgium passes second peakItaly ‘faces 10,000 Covid deaths in a month’ with no lockdownFollow all our coronavirus coverage 12.16am GMT Noticeably absent from this week’s resumed World Health Assembly ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Taiwan, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization


'This is not good': The Arecibo telescope just suffered even more damage that will set back searches for asteroids and aliens

A hole in the 1,000-foot-wide reflector dish of the Arecibo Observatory, torn when a cable fell on August 10, 2020. Arecibo Observatory The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope that hunts for hazardous asteroids and helps scientists search for alien life. It just suffered its second catastrophic cable break in just three months. In August, an auxiliary cable broke and tore a hole into the observatory's reflector dish. On Friday, a cable associated with the first one snapped and crashed...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, James Bond, Alien Life, Asteroids, Maria, Puerto Rico, University Of Vermont, Telescopes, University of Central Florida, Irma, Observatory


The 10 Best Deals of November 9, 2020

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Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine relies on a new, unproven technology. A diagram shows how it differs from other candidates.

A syringe carrying a vaccine. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images The US's leading coronavirus vaccine candidates all target the virus' spike protein, which helps it attach to and invade cells. But they use three different technological approaches to do that. Pfizer's shot, which has succeeded in the final stage of clinical trials, is an mRNA vaccine. It relies on a snippet of the virus' genome. Here's how that technology compares to the other types: protein-based and viral-vector vacc...
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'Free Speech' Social Network Parler Tops App Store Downloads After Trump Loses Election

Parler, the Twitter alternative for conservatives where users can say anything they want without fear of censorship (except for an arbitrary list of terms conservatives don’t like), is taking off in the wake of Donald Trump’s defeat against Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 elections.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Social Media, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Safe Space, 2020 Elections, 2020 Election, Parler


NASA partners with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and others for test flights and research

NASA has announced 20 new partnerships with commercial space outfits, among them collaborations with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Rocket Lab. While no money will change hands, NASA will dedicate millions in personnel and other support to these test launches and developing technologies. The partnerships are NASA’s Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity selections for 2020. These agreements are unlike the SBIR or NIAC programs in that NASA doesn’t just send some money out and say “let us know ho...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Robotics, Aerospace, Blue Origin, Langley, Armstrong, NIAC, SBIR, Rocket Lab, Tim Ellis, SpaceX Blue Origin


Joe Biden Announces Covid Advisory Board, Pandemic Blueprint to Clean Up This Mess

Just hours after good news of a promising vaccine rolled in, the Biden-Harris trasition team today announced appointees to its covid-19 advisory board. According to the Washington Post, at least two of the advisory board co-chairs, former FDA Commissioner David Kessler and Obama-era Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Washington Post, Joe Biden, Fda, Vivek Murthy, David Kessler, Biden Harris, Coronavirus, Thank You Merciful God, Covid Advisory Board Pandemic Blueprint


Here's why a top infectious-disease expert says it's too soon to celebrate Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate succeeded in the last stage of clinical trials, the New York drugmaker said Monday. While Pfizer said the results showed its vaccine was more than 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, the company did not release data from the interim analysis. William Haseltine, a longtime biotech executive and infectious-disease expert, told Business Insider that while this was "very welcome news," he also wants to see the data. ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, US, Trends, Harvard, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Steve Parsons, Human Genome Sciences, Moderna, William Haseltine, Haseltine, ACCESS Health International, Andrew Dunn


Why a top infectious-disease expert says it's too soon to celebrate Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Pfizer's coronavirus-vaccine candidate succeeded in the last stage of clinical trials, the New York drugmaker said Monday. While Pfizer said the results showed its vaccine was more than 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, the company did not release data from the interim analysis. William Haseltine, a longtime biotech executive and infectious-disease expert, told Business Insider that while this was "very welcome news," he also wanted to see the data....
Tags: Health, New York, Science, US, Trends, Harvard, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Steve Parsons, Human Genome Sciences, Moderna, William Haseltine, Haseltine, ACCESS Health International, Andrew Dunn


This Is Not the Way, Baby Yoda

The second episode of The Mandalorian’s second season took its central bounty hunter and his infant space gremlin son from the deserts of Tatooine to a dangerous new locale as part of a mission to help save a family. But within its larger, horror-driven plot, “The Passenger” ended up drawing attention to something…Read more...
Tags: Food, Star Wars, Science, Kids, Eggs, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Spiders, Peyton Reed, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Way Baby Yoda


Apple Suspends Hardware Partner Over Labor Violations

Apple has temporarily cut ties with a major manufacturing partner after discovering it was actively covering up an untold number of student labor violations in multiple China-based facilities.Read more...
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McDonald's New 'McPlant' Is Coming for Beyond Meat's Dreams in 2021 [Update]

Update 4:06PM: Following the publication of this story, Beyond Meat told that it was part of the creation of the McPlant. It’s unclear why Beyond would wait for its stock price to crater before saying something and it’s unclear why McDonald’s would so forcefully claim ownership over the burger. We’ve reached out…Read more...
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McDonald's New 'McPlant' Is Coming for Beyond Meat's Dreams in 2021

For plant-based meat companies like Beyond and Impossible, deals with fast-food restaurants are the smoothest path to viability. McDonald’s has been the biggest potential prize in that competition. But on Monday, it put an end to speculation on which company will be lucky enough to produce the future meat for its…Read more...
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NASA Chief Says He Will Step Down When Biden Takes Office

Jim Bridenstine will reportedly step down soon from his top role at NASA, saying he would be a poor fit for the job under a Biden administration. Appointed by the outgoing, impeached President Donald Trump, the Republican former congressman ended up being actually competent as leader of NASA, despite his history of…Read more...
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NASA chief Jim Bridenstine says it's in the 'best interest of NASA' for him to resign rather than work for the Biden administration

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks at a briefing on NASA's Artemis program, September 11, 2019 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he will not lead the agency under the Biden administration, according to Aviation Week. Bridenstine told Aviation Week that NASA's next administrator should be someone with a "close relationship" to Biden, and he is not "the right person for that."  Visit Business Insider's...
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The leader of Trump's legal campaign to overturn the election result has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus

Donald Trump and David Bossie. AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File David Bossie, who is in charge of President Donald Trump's efforts to fight the 2020 election result, has tested positive for COVID-19, Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs reported on Monday. The campaign on Friday appointed Bossie to lead its legal challenges in several states. Bossie tested positive on Sunday, Jacobs reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The head of President Donald Trump's efforts to challeng...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, White House, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Arizona, Fox News, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Election 2020


The leader of Trump's legal campaign to overturn the election has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus

In this Saturday, May 9, 2015, photo, Donald Trump, reacts to the crowd as he shakes hands with David Bossie at the Freedom Summit in Greenville, S.C. AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File David Bossie, who is in charge of President Donald Trump's efforts to fight the 2020 election result, has tested positive for COVID-19, Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs said on Monday. The campaign on Friday appointed Bossie to lead lawsuit challenges in several states. Bossie tested positive on Sunday, Jaco...
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The head of Trump's legal team that is challenging the 2020 election results reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

In this Saturday, May 9, 2015, photo, Donald Trump, reacts to the crowd as he shakes hands with David Bossie at the Freedom Summit in Greenville, S.C. AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File David Bossie, who is in charge of President Donald Trump's efforts to fight the 2020 election result, has tested positive for COVID-19, Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs said on Monday. The campaign on Friday appointed Bossie to lead lawsuit challenges in several states. Bossie tested positive on Sunday, Jaco...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Greenville, Election 2020, Jacobs, Jennifer Jacobs, Housing and Urban Development, Mark Meadows, Bossie, David Bossie


How to Block Spam Calls on iPhones and Android

Who among us does not love receiving call after call that looks like it’s coming from somewhere important but is actually just spam about an extended car warranty? So fun! Dealing with spam calls is kind of like playing whack-a-mole, but until we figure out how to put the companies behind them out of business, there…Read more...
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A coronavirus-fighting nasal spray protects ferrets from infection, early research shows. But it has a ways to go before reaching people.

A ferret crouches in the grass. Shutterstock A coronavirus-fighting nasal spray protected ferrets from contracting the virus, according to a preliminary study.  But we don't yet know how people would react to the spray's active ingredient.  If the spray does work in people, it could be cheaper and easier to distribute than a vaccine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A nasal spray that blocks the coronavirus from invading cells appears to protect ferrets from contracting ...
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What's the Best Countertop Dishwasher?

A few weeks ago, my wife and I awoke to a sight of pure horror: a dishwasher full of food scraps and dirty water. After cleaning and replacing the filter, we arrived at the conclusion that we should either bring in an appliance repair specialist or buy a new dishwasher seeing as ours has been here since the early…Read more...
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A Contentious App Ban Could Open Up Apple's Walled Garden

A new iOS app called iSH could pave the way for more powerful programming features on iPad and iPhones—provided Apple lets it stay on the App Store.Read more...
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Zoom Settles With FTC for Allegedly Lying to Everyone About Encryption

It’s a bad day to be Zoom.Read more...
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The United States has surpassed 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases

A person taking someone's temperature through a car window. Getty There are at least 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States.  With this new milestone, the country makes up about one-fifth of the world's total cases, according to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. At least 50 million people have been infected with the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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Here’s what you need to know about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

US drug manufacturer Pfizer, in partnership with German medical research company BioNTech, today announced its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials had reached a significant milestone in the form of a preliminary efficacy rate of 90%. This is good news, but based on what we know so far it’s far too early to start celebrating. Here’s what you need to know. Let’s begin with the news. Pfizer, in a press release, claims a 90% reduction in symptomatic COVID-19 cases among those who took the vaccine versus...
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