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How to interpret the 'efficacy' rates of coronavirus vaccines

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 at the Baragwanath Hospital on June 28, 2020 in Soweto, South Africa. The vaccine, developed by Oxford University's Jenner Institute, will inoculate 2,000 South Africans. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images Vaccine efficacy measures how well a vaccine works at preventing disease among vaccinated people, when compared to unvaccinated individuals. The vaccine efficacy numbers for coronavirus inj...
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Millions of people are flying across the US for Thanksgiving, ignoring CDC advice

Travelers wearing protective face masks walking through Concourse D at the Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Miami, Florida. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images More than three million people travelled through US airports this weekend in advance of Thanksgiving, defying advice from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC on Thursday advised people to stay home for Thanksgiving. More than one million people flew the next day....
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A 3rd coronavirus vaccine works

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Another Monday, another batch of vaccine results. This time: AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford shared that their coronavirus vaccine was 70% effective on average. That comes on the heels of Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and Moderna both sharing last week that their coronavirus vaccines were 95% and 94.5% effective, respectively. Moncef Slaoui, the scientific head of Operation Warp Speed, is anticipating things will move quickly from here. He s...
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People are waiting on long lines for coronavirus tests ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images Health officials are asking people to avoid large gatherings this week, but people are lining up to get tested in droves ahead of the holiday. About 40% of people responding to a poll conducted by Ohio State University said they are planning to gather in person with 10 or more people thi...
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A new CDC report found that Kansas counties who complied with a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases compared to counties that didn't

President Donald Trump opted against wearing a face mask at a press conference in May, while flanked advisers Drs. Deborah Bird and Anthony Fauci, who wore face masks. Jabin Botsford/Getty Images A Friday report from the Centers for Disease Control found that counties in Kansas that adopted a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases of the disease, while counties that opted out saw an increase by 100%. While experts have long agreed that masks are a key part of limiting the spread of COVID-19,...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Kansas, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kelly, Hill, Centers for Disease Control, Kansas Department of Health, Johns Hopkins University


'The cavalry is on the way': Fauci says Americans should 'double down' on COVID-19 precautions as we reach the final stretch before the first vaccines

GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images This month, Moderna, BioNTech, and Pfizer all announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidates had passed phase 3 testing.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, said that Americans should take the breakthroughs as more reason to combat "COVID fatigue," at The New York Times DealBook conference Tuesday.  "The cavalry is on the way," Fauci said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director o...
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Most coronavirus cases spread from people with no symptoms, CDC says in new report

A diner has his temperature checked at Manhattan restaurant Daniel on September 30, 2020, the first day that indoor dining is allowed in New York City since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. People who are infected with the coronavirus but show no symptoms probably account for most coronavirus transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. That includes people who are asymptomatic and those who have not yet developed symptoms. Anthony Fauci warn...
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Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
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Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of clinical trials. Warp Speed plans to distribute doses as soon...
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9 public-health experts share their own Thanksgiving plans: Most are staying home, but some will gather outdoors with masks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, will be skipping an extended family Thanksgiving this year. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans must decide whether to gather with their loved ones amid the dramatic surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Many public-health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are tweaking holiday traditions and hunkering down at home with just their immediate families. Here's how nine public-health experts are c...
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6 experts give advice about how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely: 'Keep gatherings as small as possible'

A Thanksgiving table. Granger Wootz/Getty Images The US is experiencing a record-breaking surge of coronavirus infections. According to Anthony Fauci, small indoor gatherings are driving new spread, so people should consider avoiding them. That means tweaking Thanksgiving and holiday traditions. Public-health experts suggest people avoid large indoor gatherings if possible, wear masks when mingling with family, and get tested before and after any travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 94% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for 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 reported Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna's vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in trials. The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates compares to the effectiveness of...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Nbc, Massachusetts, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech


Top US doctors are urging Trump to cooperate with Biden and share COVID-19 data 'to save countless lives'

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Vice President Mike Pence speak during an event about Operation Warp Speed, November 13, 2020 Carlos Barria/Reuters A trio of top US healthcare organizations have to President Donald Trump urging him to share critical coronavirus data with President-elect Joe Biden.  The president has so far refused to authorize or comply with any presidential transition, locking Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris out of access to top-level information. Th...
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When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Both Moderna and Pfizer have recently delivered promising news that their coronavirus vaccines are highly effective, in large, diverse human trials. But that doesn't mean you're going to be able to get a shot before the end of 2020.  In all likelihood, the first coronavirus vaccines will begin rolling out to frontline workers and vulnerable populations in the last days of 2020, or possibly early 2021. By Memorial Day in late May, it's possible that...
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Nearly 40% of Americans planned in-person Thanksgiving events with at least 10 people, flouting public health recommendations to keep celebrations virtual amid the pandemic, survey says

A family prays before Thanksgiving dinner. John Moore/Getty Images A national survey conducted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that nearly 2 in 5 Americans plan to host in-person Thanksgiving celebrations with more than 10 people. A third of respondents also said they will not ask guests to wear a mask, though a majority would put health safety precautions in place. The findings come at odds with advice from public health experts, who are recommending Americans avo...
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Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 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 Moderna announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Pfizer announced last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective. The chart below shows how those vaccine candidates' efficacy c...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Nbc, Massachusetts, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Moderna


Hopes of Covid vaccine for more than 1bn people by end of 2021

Moderna becomes second firm to reveal positive results with nearly 95% protection in trialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 1 billion people could be immunised against coronavirus by the end of next year with shots from the first two companies to reveal positive results, after the latest vaccine was shown to be nearly 95% effective in trials.With the US’s top infectious diseases official, Anthony Fauci, hailing “the light at the end of the tunnel”, the US bio...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates: Some coronavirus vaccines may work better in certain populations than others

Dr. Anthony Fauci said a coronavirus vaccine wouldn't be ready until January 2021. Reuters, Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images There won't be just one coronavirus vaccine "winner," but hopefully 4 or 5, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Rashida Jones on the new podcast she hosts with Bill Gates.  Gates and Fauci agreed that some vaccines may be more effective in certain populations than others. Each vaccine may also vary in how effectively it prevents transmission of the virus, which will be "confusin...
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Bill Gates says the first thing he'll do after a coronavirus vaccine is hug Bono

Bill Gates and Bono in 2016. GEOFF ROBINS / Stringer Microsoft founder Bill Gates and actress Rashida Jones have a new joint podcast about big global challenges. The first episode focused on the coronavirus.  When asked about the first thing he'll do once life returns to "normal," Gates said he misses people like Bono, whose in-person energy and affection can't be replicated on Zoom. "You're going to go hug Bono, that's the first thing you're going to do," Jones summarized. "Absolutel...
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Bill Gates says he doesn't understand anti-maskers: 'What are these, like nudists?'

Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaks onstage at 2019 New York Times Dealbook on November 06, 2019 in New York City. Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Bill Gates doesn't understand why people resist wearing masks, he said on the first episode of his new podcast with actress Rashida Jones.  What are these, like nudists?" the Microsoft founder said. "We ask you to wear pants. No American — or very few Americans — say that that's like some terrible thing." ...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Masks, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, Gates, Jones, Rashida Jones, Don, New York Times Dealbook, Coronavirus, COVID, Anti-maskers, Anna Medaris Miller


Moderna's coronavirus vaccine requires 2 shots given a month apart, which makes it tougher to get everyone fully inoculated

A nurse prepares a coronavirus vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, July 2020. Hans Pennink/AP Moderna announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. The vaccine requires two shots administered four weeks apart, which could make distribution more complicated. People may need additional booster shots later, experts say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two co...
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A scientist who helped make the Pfizer vaccine predicted life being back to normal within a year if enough people take it

Ugur Sahin, the CEO of BioNTech, in November 2019. Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images The head of the company that helped created Pfizer's effective coronavirus said life could be "normal" within a year if enough people are vaccinated. Professor Ugur Sahin, the chief executive of German company BioNTech, told the BBC that high vaccine update may mean "we could have a normal winter next year." He said the number of vaccines under development means he is "confident" that hurdle...
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Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19, joining Pfizer's shot. Here's what you need to know.

Nurse Practitioner Gabriela Huyke prepares for medical examination of a volunteer for a coronavirus vaccine study. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Moderna said its experimental coronavirus vaccine helps prevent COVID-19. The news comes just a week after Pfizer shared that its coronavirus vaccine is also effective. It's a big victory in the fight against the pandemic, but the data hasn't been published in a peer-reviewed journal, and regulators haven't reviewed the vaccine. Here's what having ...
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The CEO of Moderna says every American will likely have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by June 2021

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel. Andrew Harnik/AP Images Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told Business Insider that a coronavirus vaccine will available to any American adult who wants one by June.  The upstart Massachusetts biotech company said Monday that its experimental vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 in a late-stage study. Bancel shared his prediction for how the next year plays out as vaccines are distributed, including a return to normal in summer 2021 for the US. For mo...
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Fauci predicts the US can return to 'relative normal' in 2021 if majority of people take a vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that the nation could return to "relative normal" in "the second and third quarter" of 2021. That timeline is contingent on whether a coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the next few months and whether most Americans opt to take it.  Pfizer announced on Monday that it has developed a vaccine t...
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Several states announced tightened travel and gathering restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving as US coronavirus cases surge

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several states are tightening restrictions in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as millions of Americans are expected to travel and gather for Thanksgiving.  These measures come as the number of positive coronavirus cases surge acr...
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An interactive tool will let you calculate the chance that someone at your Thanksgiving dinner may have COVID-19

Family members wearing masks gather for a meal. 2K Studio/Getty Researchers created an interactive tool that calculates your chances of encountering a person with COVID-19 based on your location and how many people are at a gathering. The tool shows a county-by-county breakdown of your coronavirus risk in real-time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, Americans are contemplating how much risk they're willing to take on in order to...
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20 million Americans could get a coronavirus vaccine next month, according to the head of Operation Warp Speed

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci 20 million Americans could receive a coronavirus vaccine in December, the top scientist involved in the US government's vaccine initiative said Friday. Moncef Slaoui said 25 million to 30 million Americans could be immunized each month after that.  That timeline is based on success for two leading vaccine candidates and a speedy c...
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Biden's team says he will get daily briefings from his COVID-19 coordinator, unlike Trump who often blanks his task force for weeks

Joe Biden holding up a face mask on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden is appointing a "COVID coordinator" to give him daily briefings, his incoming chief of staff Ron Klain said, according to the Associated Press (AP).  President Donald Trump by contrast barely meets his task force, members of which have noted how rarely they get access to him. Klain criticized the Trump administration's refusal to authorize Biden's transition, wh...
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Fauci said the US has 'no appetite' for lockdowns but mask wearing and distancing could be enough, the day after a Biden advisor called for a weeks-long lockdown

Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Good Morning America" on November 12, 2020. Good Morning America Dr. Anthony Fauci said that there was "no appetite" for lockdowns in the US and that steps like wearing masks and social distancing could be enough to control the pandemic. Fauci told "Good Morning America" on Thursday that taking these steps means that a lockdown might not be needed, adding: "You don't have to take that step that people are trying to avoid." His comments came the day after a COVID-19 ad...
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