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Howard Stern says people who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine are 'idiots' and calls for mandatory vaccinations

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Howard Stern said unvaccinated Americans should be denied hospital access. Stern called for vaccinations to be mandatory. A recent CDC report found that those unvaccinated were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. Radio host Howard Stern said people who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are "idiots" and called for vaccinations to be mandatory."When are we gonna stop putting up with the idiots in this ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Radio, Wu Tang, Howard Stern, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Linder, Kathy, Stern, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Escanaba Michigan, Theo Wargo Getty, South Miami Florida


Hospital gets permission to cease prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19, reversing a lawsuit that forced it to administer the anti-parasitic drug

This picture shows the tablets of Ivermectin drugs in Tehatta, West Benga, India on 19 May on 2021. Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images An Ohio hospital was sued to force it to prescribe ivermectin for a COVID-19 patient in the ICU. But an appeal against the lawsuit was successful, allowing the hospital to cease using the drug. The news comes as Australia bans ivermectin treatment for COVID-19, and a person died in New Mexico after using the drug. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, Trends, Merck, Chicago, Ohio, New Mexico, Smith, Chicago Tribune, Jeffrey Smith, Buffalo News, Julie Smith, Australian Government, Ivermectin, West Chester Hospital


A year that changed the world – and medical companies’ fortunes

While Covid sent many firms to the wall, others prospered by spotting opportunities, from test kits to mask coatingsThe pandemic has taken a heavy toll on business, gutting high streets as familiar names fell into receivership. But for some less well-known firms, the past 18 months have been transformational. Those that have thrived did so by carving out a new niche – with products as varied as Covid sequencing technology kits and surgical masks with virus-killing coatings. We asked some of them...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Investing, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


A decade after she died, I can finally grieve the Amy Winehouse I knew and loved

Coming to terms with the loss of my friend Amy Winehouse, amid the media frenzy that surrounded her death, has taken me 10 yearsGod knows what I must have looked like: a bedraggled 25-year-old dressed as a psychedelic game hunter with glitter smeared across my face crying hysterically in a Cambridgeshire field. It was 4pm on 23 July 2011, and a friend of mine had broken the news to me: Amy was dead. I was totally inconsolable, while around me fellow-revellers danced.It was the Saturday of Secret...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Science, Life and style, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Amy Winehouse, Cambridgeshire, Jamie, Amy, Secret Garden Party


Emerging proofs from Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA that the vaccines may significantly reduce deaths in the elderly

This is still a preliminary finding – I’ve not yet come to a final conclusion. This piece is a follow-up from this post. Covid vaccines have strong side effects including death among the elderly (e.g. the Norway aged care report and some social media murmurings about similar outcomes in Australia’s aged care homes). So we […]
Tags: Travel, Usa, UK, Science, Australia, Current Affairs, Norway, Australia Canada


The US ranks second highest among high-income countries in terms of vaccine hesitancy, one chart shows

Anti-vaccination protesters pray and rally near Los Angeles City Hall in California on August 14, 2021. David McNew/AFP via Getty Images About one-quarter of Americans are unwilling to get vaccinated or uncertain if they will do so. The US ranks second, behind Russia, on vaccine hesitancy out of 15 high-income countries. A chart from Morning Consult shows how different countries compare in terms of vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated Americans a...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, France, China, Russia, New York City, US, Trends, New Orleans, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Michael, Malaysia Indonesia, Los Angeles City Hall


COVID-19 rates are soaring in Afghanistan as healthcare facilities collapse, says health minister

A physically disabled girl walks with a walker at the physically disabled center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Herat, Afghanistan on September 02, 2021. The center is the only disability support center in Afghanistan. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Afghanistan's acting health minister told Insider that 1/3 of the tests are coming back positive. Vaccination and testing rates are dropping. Healthcare facilities are on the verge of collapse, with...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Getty Images, Afghanistan, Public Health, Taliban, Healthcare, Kabul, Un, World Bank, Red Cross, International Committee, KABUL Afghanistan, Reuters Major, Herat Afghanistan


Australia Covid news live update: record cases in NSW; pregnancy crisis in Victoria; Tony Abbott attacks mask ‘snitching’

NSW reports 1,599 new cases and eight deaths; Victoria records 450 cases, ACT 15 and South Australia one; Queensland premier flags possible lockdown. Follow liveQld update: five new cases as Palaszczuk flags possible lockdownRestrictions: NSW; Vic; bordersNSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode – check your suburbCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 6.28am BST Interesting data on rate of first dose uptake across Australia.Victoria is ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Tony Abbott, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Vic, Palaszczuk, Australia Victoria, Coronavirus, Baillieu Napthine, Ed O'Donohue


Australia Covid news live update: NSW records 1,599 cases and eight deaths as Victoria reveals surge in hospitalisation of pregnant women

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk reports five new cases and flags possible lockdown; Victoria records 450 cases, ACT 15 and South Australia one. Follow liveQld update: five new cases as Palaszczuk flags possible lockdownRestrictions: NSW; Vic; bordersNSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode – check your suburbCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 5.20am BST The former prime minister Tony Abbott has received a $500 fine for not w...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Tony Abbott, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Abbott, Vic, Palaszczuk, Coronavirus, Kate Matson



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