An unvaccinated woman who caught COVID-19 spent more than 2 months in a coma. Now she's advising people to get their shots.

Dr. Richard Schwartz celebrates after receiving his COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine booster on October 6, 2021.Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A woman spent more than two months in a coma after contracting COVID-19.  Andrea Arriaga Borges told CNN she didn't get vaccinated because she was healthy before falling ill.  Borges is now encouraging everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves from severe illness. A mother of five who was unvaccinated when she tested positive fo...
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Florida surgeon general's call for people to stop relying on testing is a 'me first, forget everybody else' approach, health expert says

A long line of cars is seen at the entrance to a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site in Barnett Park in Orlando.Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida is switching its approach to COVID-19 testing, focusing on giving tests to "high-value" patients.  A public health expert told Insider this method is consistent with a "me first, forget everybody else" approach.  She said the state should actually be ramping up testing, rather than cutting back. Florida Surgeon General...
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When will Omicron peak in the UK and is the modelling wrong?

Analysis: gloomiest predictions may have not come to pass, but experts caution that we’re not out of the woods yetCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe family gatherings have disbanded, the new year’s hangovers have lifted. Despite record Covid infection figures over the holiday period, evidence that the rate of increase in cases may be slowing has prompted speculation that London, at least, may be close to reaching “peak Omicron”.Boris Johnson is said to be obsessed wi...
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FDA approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for children ages 12 and up

A member of the US Armed Forces administers a shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA community vaccination center in Philadelphia.Mark Makela/Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer booster shots for children as young as 12 years old on Monday. Booster shots of the Pfizer vaccine are already authorized for everyone 16 and older, but now those aged 12-to-15 can get one, too, once enough time has passed after their second COVID-19 vaccine. The new approval comes as the Omi...
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Rhode Island says COVID-positive staff can return to work at hospitals and nursing homes to solve 'staffing crisis'

A sign at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, RI is pictured on April 25, 2019.Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Rhode Island says COVID-positive staff can return to work at hospitals and nursing homes. If asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, healthcare workers can work to solve a staffing "crisis," the state said. The guidelines match a CDC memo from December saying COVID-positive staffers can work in a crisis. Rhode Island's Department of Health has said th...
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Richard Leakey, fossil hunter and anthropologist, RIP

Richard Leakey, the Kenyan paleoanthropologist who discovered key evidence that Africa was the birthplace of humankind, has died at age 77. An esteemed fossil hunter and conservationist, Leakey was the son of paleontology legends Louis and Mary Leakey. From the New York Times: One of his most celebrated finds came in 1984 when he helped unearth "Turkana Boy," a 1.6-million-year-old skeleton of a young male Homo erectus. — Read the rest
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Should we mix human and animal DNA?

We're entering a bold frontier with the science of genetics. Scientists can wipe out a litany of debilitating diseases and physical abnormalities. The questions are no longer about possibility but about ethics. High on the list is whether we should splice human and animal DNA. — Read the rest
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