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Tennessee says vaccinated people should be last in line for antibody treatments to save them for the unvaccinated

Nurse Janet Gilleran prepares to treat coronavirus patient Mike Mokler with Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, December 31, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Tennessee recommends prioritizing unvaccinated residents for monoclonal antibody treatments. Vaccinated residents are behind them in line, since they're less vulnerable to severe COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are in short supply as the Delta variant tears through unvaccinate...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Boston, US, Trends, Chicago, Tennessee, Delta, New Orleans, Pfizer, Vaccines, Msnbc, Boston Globe, Johnson Johnson, The Food and Drug Administration


An asteroid demolished a Middle Eastern city and everyone in it 3,600 years ago - possibly inspiring the biblical story of Sodom

An artist's depiction of a space rock hitting an ancient Middle Eastern city that's now called Tall el-Hammam in present-day Jordan 3,500 years ago. Allen West and Jennifer Rice The biblical story of Sodom says God destroyed the city and its inhabitants due to their wickedness. A study suggests the tale may have been inspired by an asteroid strike that destroyed an ancient city. A space rock about 165 feet wide wrecked the Middle Eastern city of Tall el-Hammam 3,600 years ago. See...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, News, US, Trends, Syria, Earth, Bible, Canada, Jordan, Asteroids, Hiroshima, Near-earth Objects, Fahrenheit, Allen, Dead Sea


4 leading public-health experts describe what it would take for them to fully return to normal life

A couple take a selfie as Madison Square Garden reopens for a full-capacity concert in New York City on June 20, 2021. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Insider asked four public-health experts what it would take for them to fully return to their pre-pandemic lifestyles. Some are holding out for specific COVID-19 case rates or vaccination thresholds. Others are waiting to hear about fewer cases among their extended social networks. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the quest...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, Thailand, South Africa, Delta, New Orleans, University of Florida, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Louisiana, Anthony Fauci, University Of Alabama, Madison Square Garden


NASA is sending a water-hunting lunar rover to a shadowy crater on the moon's south pole

An artist's concept of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER. NASA Ames/Daniel Rutter NASA has chosen a landing spot for its next moon rover: a shadowy mountain region on the south pole. The VIPER rover, set to launch in 2023, will map ice that could help future astronauts reach Mars. NASA will send VIPER into permanently shadowed craters that sunlight hasn't touched in eons. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is embarking on a new moon...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Rover, Mars, Artemis, Viper, Colaprete, Bill Nelson, Tech Insider, Lunar Rover, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA Ames Daniel Rutter NASA


COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than the influenza pandemic of 1918-19

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski, treats a patient who has COVID-19 at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918-19 influenza pandemic did. The 1918-19 flu infected about 25% of Americans and killed an estimated 0.65%, with 675,000 deaths. COVID-19 has infected more than 12% of Americans and killed about 0.2%, with 676,000 deaths. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Associated Press, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jake Epstein, Ochsner Medical Center, Jefferson Parish Louisiana, Axios, Spanish Flu, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Keyboard or pen and paper? Here’s what science says is better for taking notes

Handwritten notes allegedly stick in your brain better, but keyboards give an obvious speed advantage when taking notes. But which one helps you learn best?
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Einstein’s handwritten calculations for theory of relativity to be auctioned for €3m

The rare document, which records attempts to explain an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury, is ‘a fascinating dive into the mind of the greatest scientist of the 20th century’A crucial series of Albert Einstein’s calculations, scrawled down as the physicist struggled to account for an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury while developing his theory of general relativity, is set to be auctioned for an eye-watering estimate of up to €3m.Christie’s France and auction house Aguttes, who will auction the man...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Science, France, Physics, Culture, Paris, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Christie


Apple is researching whether its iPhone could help detect depression, a report says

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple Apple is researching whether data from its iPhone could help detect depression, the WSJ reported. Scientists are studying sleep and typing data to try to detect patterns linked to health conditions, per the report. The project is early stage and may not lead to new features, sources said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple wants to know whether its devices could help detect depression early, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.It...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Dementia, Duke, Journal, WSJ, Ucla, Duke University, Biogen, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, Seabreeze


How to carry your vaccine card on your phone so you can leave it at home

Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Restaurants, music venues, and other businesses are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. But toting around an important health document in paper form can be worrisome and inconvenient. Here are a few ways you can carry that proof on your smartphone like you would a boarding pass. See more stories on Insider's business page. We're now at the proof-of-vaccination stage of this 18-month-long pandemic.Restaurants, concert venues, airlines, and other bu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Utah, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Trends, Strategy, Nba, Vaccination, Opentable, Apple Wallet, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Katie Canales


J&J's vaccine gives 100% protection from severe COVID-19 after a 2nd dose, company says - comparable to the Pfizer or Moderna shots

A man receiving a J&J vaccine. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images A booster dose of J&J vaccine gave comparable protection to other vaccines, the company said. Two doses were 100% against severe disease and 94% effective against symptomatic COVID-19, it said. The company cited an unpublished study that hasn't been scrutinized by other experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A second dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine worked just as well as Mode...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, J&J, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


J&J's vaccine gives 100% protection from severe COVID-19 after a 2nd dose, study says - comparable to the Pfizer or Moderna shots

A man receiving a J&J vaccine. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images A booster dose of J&J vaccine gave comparable protection to other vaccines, the company said. The second shot was found to give 100% against severe disease, it said, citing a study. The second shot was also 94% protective against symptomatic infection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine provided an efficacy similar to that of the Moderna and Pfizer...
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A member of the CIA director's team experienced symptoms of the mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' on a trip to India, report says

CIA Director Bill Burns. Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP A member of CIA director Bill Burns team reported symptoms of Havana Syndrome this month, CNN said. The incident happened on Burns' trip to India and left him "fuming," sources told CNN. At least 130 US personnel have reported symptoms, including in China, Vietnam, the US, and Russia. See more stories on Insider's business page. A colleague of CIA Director Bill Burns experienced symptoms consistent with the mysterious "Havana Syn...
Tags: Politics, Science, Russia, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, News UK, Moscow, Cia, Vietnam, Cuba, Havana, Kamala Harris


A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time

A person receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A COVID-19 booster shot that may protect against multiple variants is being tested in humans. It uses new vaccine technology that self-replicates once injected in the muscle. The vaccine may need a lower dose than existing shots, potentially reducing side effects. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Booster, Afp, Boston Massachusetts, University of Manchester, Andrew Allen, Andrew Clarke, US National Institute of Health, Moderna


J&J's vaccine works as well as the Pfizer or Moderna shots after a second dose, study says

KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images A booster dose of J&J vaccine gave comparable protection to other vaccines, the company said. The second shot was found to give 100% against severe disease, it said, citing a study. The second shot was also 94% protective against symptomatic infection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two doses of the Jonhson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine provided an efficacy similar to that of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the company said Tu...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kamil Krzaczynski, J&J, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Jonhson Johnson


2nd dose of J&J vaccine boosts protection against moderate to severe COVID-19 to 94% in US study, company says

A man receiving a J&J vaccine. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images Johnson & Johnson said a second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective in a study. Two doses were 94% effective against moderate to severe COVID-19 in US study, it said. The company cited data from an unpublished study that hasn't been scrutinized by other experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said a second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine was highly effec...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, J&J, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care

Medical research and practice have long assumed a narrow definition of the ‘default’ human, badly compromising the care of anyone outside that category. How can this be fixed?I met Chris in my first month at a small, hard-partying Catholic high school in north-eastern Wisconsin, where kids jammed cigarettes between the fingers of the school’s lifesize Jesus statue and skipped mass to eat fries at the fast-food joint across the street. Chris and her circle perched somewhere adjacent to the school...
Tags: Health, Gender, Science, Race, Women, Hospitals, Medical Research, Health & wellbeing, Doctors, Wisconsin, Jesus, Gps, Catholic, Chris, Dayton, Adam



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