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Wuhan ordered its entire population of 11 million to get tested for COVID-19 after it found 3 local cases

A resident is tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, on August 3, 2021. STR/AFP via Getty Images Wuhan recorded a handful of locally-transmitted coronavirus cases on Monday. It is testing its entire population of 11 million in response, officials said. The city had not recorded any locally-transmitted cases since May 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese city of Wuhan has ordered its entire population of 11 million people to take coronavirus tests after finding t...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, Bbc, Delta, Associated Press, Wuhan, Reuters, Wuhan China, Li Qiang, Sinead Baker, Getty Images Wuhan


Florida just reported its highest-ever number of daily COVID-19 cases and has become the new US epicenter for the virus

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida reported its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, data shows. The surge has become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Associated Press, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, The Palm Beach Post, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis


Ecuador Tells Julian Assange His Citizenship Has Been Revoked

Julian Assange’s long, contentious relationship with Ecuador is officially over: According to Associated Press, the nation has chosen to revoke his citizenship effective immediately.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Government, Asylum, Articles, Associated Press, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Chelsea Manning, Rafael Correa, Moreno, Guillermo Lasso, Lenín Moreno, Indictment And Arrest Of Julian Assange, Embassy Of Ecuador London


Arizona Republicans Subpoena Routers Amid Cyber Ninja's Shambling Election Audit

The Republican goons in the Arizona Senate backing the farce of a “recount” of the 2020 election results is pressing local election officials for access to even more data, the Associated Press reports. Yet they might not be able to back up their threats, and some key figures behind the audit appear to be getting cold…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Joe Biden, Arizona, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Slate, Maricopa County Arizona, Moseley, Arizona Senate, Legislatures, Ken Bennett, Paul Boyer, Election Security, Michelle Ugenti Rita


The vaccine mandate 'tipping point': These entities are requiring vaccines as the Delta variant spreads

A man holds his vaccination reminder card after having received his first shot. Wilfredo Lee/AP On Monday, city, state, and federal agencies began to announce vaccine mandates. California, New York City, and the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs became the first government entities to do so. A group representing 300 bars in San Francisco will require vax cards. More entities may follow. See more stories on Insider's business page. As COVID-19 cases rise again across the US and the Delta vari...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Va, Bill De Blasio, Associated Press, Vaccine, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Oregon's Bootleg Fire is so big it's generating dangerous fire clouds and firestorms that can spark their own lightning

In this photo taken with a drone provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, is seen over the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on July 14, 2021. Bootleg Fire Incident Command via AP The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is so big it's generating fire clouds and pyrocumulonimbus storms. Fire clouds can reach up to 6 miles high; people can spot them from more than 100 miles away. Pyrocumulonimbus clouds can generate fire tornadoes and lightning tha...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, US, Fire, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Clouds, Canada, Wildfires, Argentina, Associated Press


Bootleg Fire in Oregon is generating dangerous fire clouds and pyrocumulonimbus thunderstorms

In this photo taken with a drone provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, is seen over the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on July 14, 2021. Bootleg Fire Incident Command via AP The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon is generating fire clouds and pyrocumulonimbus storms. Fire clouds can reach up to 6 miles high; people can spot them from more than 100 miles away. Pyrocumulonimbus clouds can generate fire tornadoes and lightning that may s...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, US, Fire, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Clouds, Canada, Wildfires, Argentina


Tennessee department of health to stop vaccine outreach and events for children and teenagers for all diseases - including COVID-19

Nurse Matt Robinson, Patient Care Coordinator at the Methodist University Hospital COVID-19 Unit, tends to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients as the hospital prepares for the distribution of the Pfizer vaccine in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., December 14, 2020. Kevin Fogarty/Reuters Tennessee's Health Department is stopping all vaccine outreach for teens and children. The directive applies to vaccines for all diseases, and includes events at schools. The suspension comes a day aft...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, Tennessee, Associated Press, Vaccine, States, Republican Party, Department Of Health, Memphis Tennessee, Pavia, Tennessee Department of Health, Lisa Piercey, TDH


Raging Oregon Wildfire Threatens California's Already Beleaguered Power Grid

A raging wildfire in Oregon has doubled in size to 120 squares miles (roughly 311 square kilometers) within 24 hours and now threatens vital transmission lines that carry power to California’s already beleaguered energy grid, the Associated Press reports. It’s one of dozens of blazes scorching the West Coast amid a…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Oregon, Environment, Articles, Nature, Wildfire, Associated Press, West Coast, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Emergency Management, Lisa Cox, Elliot Mainzer, Fire Prevention, California ISO


While poor countries struggle to find vaccines, places that bought too many are scrambling to get rid of doses about to expire

Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine on Dec 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Countries including Israel, Bulgaria, and parts of the US have more vaccines than they can use. They are trying to sell on hundreds of thousands of doses before their expiry dates arrive. It is a stark illustration of global vaccine inequality: other nations are desperate for shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, Israel was on the c...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Mississippi, Israel, US, Trends, Ap, Canada, New Hampshire, Maine, Tennessee, News UK, Chad, Romania, Who, Astrazeneca


99.5% of COVID-19 deaths in the US are now in unvaccinated people, CDC head says

, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. White House/YouTube Nearly all US COVID-19 deaths in recent months were in unvaccinated people, Rochelle Walensky said. People who were not vaccinated are "particularly at risk" of severe disease and death, she said. Cases and hospitalization are up in counties with low vaccination rates, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Almost all recent COVID-19 deaths in the US were among unvacc...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, News UK, Delta, Associated Press, Pfizer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention People, Coronavirus, COVID, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky


Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland, May 21, 2021 . Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Everyone who died of COVID-19 in Maryland in June was not vaccinated, Gov. Larry Hogan said. Almost all new COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US overall are among the unvaccinated. It's even more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent severe disease and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, National Institutes of Health, Associated Press, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Larry Hogan


Desperate to get Americans vaccinated as the Delta variant spreads, Biden suggests a door-to-door vaccination effort

A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell The more transmissible Delta variant is dominant in at least 5 states so far. President Biden has proposed local "door-to-door" initiatives as mass vaccine sites close. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 29% of Americans say they most likely won't take a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the more transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the US, Pre...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Associated Press, Biden, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Washington Post ABC News, Matt Gaetz, William Schaffner, Coronavirus


Images from space show California's forests and lakes drying out in a record mega-drought

An artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape in Indio, California on June 29, 2021. California's is so severe right now, you can see it from satellites. Heat waves make drought even worse. Two of them struck the western US in June. A climate emergency is raising temperatures, depleting reservoirs, and priming the land for wildfires. See more stories on Insider's business page. The climate crisis is bearing down hard on the western US. are converging on wes...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Drought, Nasa, Cnn, Canada, United States, Wildfires, Arizona, Portland, Noaa


The DOT May Create a Better World, One in Which Airlines Pay Us Back for Late Baggage and Busted WiFi

Travel presents intractable hardships we accept: toilet seat piss, other people, $15 snacks, nicotine withdrawal, simmering class resentment, a TSA officer’s palms probing inner thighs, constantly feeling like a criminal for some reason, and so on. But one indignity may come to an end: the Associated Press reports…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Delta Airlines, Luggage, Associated Press, Tsa, Gizmodo, US Airways, Baggage, Airline, Amtrak, United Airlines, American Airlines, Brian Deese, Business Finance, Civil Aviation


1,000 US counties still have vaccination rates below 30% - particularly in the Southeast and Midwest, CDC says

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland, May 21, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 1,000 US counties have vaccination rates below 30%, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Thursday. Coronavirus transmission will likely increase in these areas as the Delta variant keeps spreading. But the US is struggling to put shots in arms: Vaccination rates fell 85% in the last three months. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, White House, US, Trends, Cases, United States, Missouri, Arkansas, Delta, Vaccinations, Associated Press, Public Health England


Vaccinated people are dying from the Delta variant, but in small numbers and almost all are over 50, UK data shows

A woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, UK. Getty/Matthew Horwood The UK has recorded a total of 117 deaths in people with the Delta coronavirus variant. 50 of them were among people who'd taken 2 doses of vaccines - a reminder the shots are imperfect. No fully-vaccinated people under 50 died, and the overall death rate was 0.13%. See more stories on Insider's business page. Of those who were fully vaccinated who caught the Delta variant, 50 died, .The figure represents ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Who, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine, Public Health England, Variant, World Health Organisation WHO, David Spiegelhalter, Wales UK


Almost all of the current COVID-19 deaths are among those unvaccinated

Healthcare workers get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on December 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images More than 99% of those hospitalized for COVID-19 are unvaccinated, the Associated Press reported. Fully vaccinated people accounted for .8% of COVID-19 deaths in May. Experts are urging Americans to get vaccinated as the more transmissible Delta variant spreads. See more stories on Insider's business page. Almost al...
Tags: Death, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, India, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, Delta, Associated Press, Pfizer, Portland Oregon, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Virginia Tech


A former CIA officer opens up about his Havana Syndrome: 3 years of headaches, early retirement, and a fight for care

Marc Polymeropoulos, a retired CIA officer, believes he was attacked in Moscow in 2017. Marc Polumeropoulous; Sergey Alimov/Getty Images; Gary Hershorn/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider Victims of the mysterious Havana Syndrome have brain injuries without ever hitting their heads. More than 130 US personnel have reported symptoms following incidents in Cuba, China, Russia, and the US. A leading theory suggests microwave attacks may be the cause, but evidence is scant. See more stories on...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Washington Dc, House


Graph shows how Delta variant deaths are rising in countries with low vaccination rates, but deaths in high vax areas remain low

Daily new confirmed COVID-19 deaths per million of people as of June 23, 2021. Our World in Data Some nations with high rates of the Delta variant are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 related deaths. But others with high rates of vaccination have not seen that uptick. Vaccines have been found to be able to protect against severe forms of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta coronavirus variant appears to be more transmissible and more able to cause symptomatic...
Tags: UK, Science, Indonesia, Russia, Israel, Trends, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Pfizer, UK Indonesia, Sinovac, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


99% of Americans Dying of Covid-19 Were Not Fully Vaccinated

The covid-19 pandemic has receded substantially in the U.S., thanks in part to a successful vaccine campaign. But a new report from the Associated Press released Thursday highlights a clear divide in the country: Americans are still getting seriously sick and dying from the viral illness, but the vast majority of this…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Associated Press, Vaccine, Immunology, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria, Breakthrough Infection, Covid 19 Pandemic In The State Of Palestine, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant


The US sent 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan - more than triple it initially pledged - as it deals with an unexpected outbreak

In this photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, third from left, and Brent Christensen, the top U.S. official in Taiwan, fourth from left, hold up thank you cards as they welcome a China Airlines cargo plane carrying COVID-19 vaccines from Memphis. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control via AP The US on Sunday sent Taiwan 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the AP reported. Previously, the US said it would send 750,000 vaccine dos...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, China, US, International, Trends, Ap, Taiwan, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Memphis, Reuters, Duckworth, Johns Hopkins University


Take a look at some of the lakes in California that have been swallowed up by the 'megadrought'

Associated Press California has been hit by a "megadrought" that has dried up key reservoirs in the state. Entire lakes have shrunk exponentially, leaving yachts and docks beached on dry land. Nearly 95% of the state is experiencing "severe drought" and is susceptible to wild fires. See more stories on Insider's business page. California is facing its worst drought in over four years.Over 37 million people have already been impacted by the "megadrought" and nearly 95% of the state has...
Tags: Science, News, California, Trends, California Drought, Drought, Economy, Associated Press, Getty, UC Davis, Sierra, Gavin Newsom, Lake Oroville, California Department of Water Resources, San Gabriel, R


899 people who got their COVID-19 vaccine at Times Square were given expired doses and need to get another shot

Times Square. Noam Galai/Getty Images 899 people who got vaccinated at Times Square from June 5 to 10 got an expired dose, officials said. They are being told to book another shot of the Pfizer vaaccine. The company who administered the doses said there is no danger from the expired shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight hundred and ninety-nine people who were vaccinated at Times Square earlier this month were given expired doses and and will need another shot, the Ne...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, News UK, Associated Press, Times Square, Noam Galai Getty, New York City Health Department, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, ATC Vaccination Services


Stunning images show the rare solar eclipse that just partially obscured the sun across the Northern Hemisphere

A composite image showing a solar eclipse from three vantage points on June 10, 2021. Left is Long Island, New York, top-right is Avon, New Jersey, and bottom-right is Baltimore, Maryland Insider/AP News/Brandon Berkoff/Collin Gross There was a partial solar eclipse on Thursday morning over much of the Northern Hemisphere. Those in the Northern US got one of the best views of the eclipse, and woke up early to see it. Here are some pictures showing the phenomenon in action. See more stori...
Tags: Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Michigan, Associated Press, Greenland, Solar Eclipse, Baltimore, Delaware, Long Island, Eclipse, Northern Hemisphere


Half of all eligible Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 171 million Americans have received cards documenting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. EJ Hersom, Department of Defense Half of Americans 12 years old and older are fully vaccinated against the virus, CDC data shows. The US hit the benchmark just weeks after data showed half of adults over 18 were fully vaccinated. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna hope to open the vaccine to younger children in the fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least half of...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Associated Press, Pfizer, Midwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Milestone, Moderna, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Heart inflammation investigated as possible rare COVID-19 vaccine side effect in teens and young people

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A new study has raised the possibility of a heart condition being a very rare side effect of the Pfizer shot. Seven US teen boys experienced chest pain within a few days of having their second COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible t...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Teens, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Ap, Getty Images, Healthcare, News UK, Vaccinations, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


Coronavirus live news: Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s; over 2bn Covid jabs given worldwide

After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults; Johns Hopkins figures show Israel remains most vaccinated country‘So many revolutions to lead’: generation Z on post-Covid futureBiden aims to vaccinate 70% of Americans in ‘month of action’Australian toddler taken to hospital after positive test See all our coronavirus coverage 4.07pm BST In Greece, the government is to target tens of thousands of undocumented migrants living in government-run camps in the next phase of its vacci...
Tags: Japan, Science, Greece, China, Israel, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Middle East, Brazil, Associated Press, Bahrain, Johns Hopkins, Johnson Johnson, Health Ministry, Samos


The NFL has promised to end 'race-norming,' which assumed Black players have lower cognitive function and made it harder to make brain injury claims

Former NFL players Ken Jenkins, Clarence Vaughn III, and their wives, Amy Lewis, and Brooke Vaughn, depositing petitions calling for an end to race-norming on May 14. AP Photo/Matt Rourke The NFL has vowed to stop the use of "race-norming," a practice that dates back to 1990. The two-tiered scoring system assumed that Black players have a lower cognitive function than white colleagues. Race-norming made it more difficult for Black retirees to get compensation for brain injuries suffered in...
Tags: Science, Abc, NFL, Trends, Ap, New York Times, News UK, Dementia, Associated Press, Times, Abc News, Settlement, Henry, Davenport, Seeger, Brody


Photos show a plague of mice swarming New South Wales, Australia, where they're eating up farmers' crops, home appliances, and even each other

Mice scurrying around stored grain on a farm near Tottenham, Australia. Rick Rycroft/AP Large parts of New South Wales state, Australia, are facing a mouse plague. The mice have been eating farmers' grains and chewing through electrical wires. A local farmers' group estimates the plague could lose them $775,000 in the upcoming crop season. See more stories on Insider's business page. Large parts of the state in New South Wales, Australia, are plagued by a swarm of mice that far...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Trends, Ap, Mouse, Farmers, News UK, Tottenham, New South Wales, Sydney, Retail, Associated Press, Alexandra Ma, Southern Hemisphere, New South Wales Australia



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