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Bill Gates says 'COVID can be treated more like seasonal flu' after Omicron surge peaks

Billionaire Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates attends the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is the 2021 climate summit in Glasgow.Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Billionaire philantrophist Bill Gates sees a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases spiking due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the pandemic may be transitioning to an endemic. After Omicron ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Microsoft, Cdc, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Glasgow, Flu, Anthony Fauci, Gates, University of Edinburgh, Fauci, Glasgow Scotland, Ben Gilbert


Amazon created 599 million pounds of plastic packaging waste in 2020, 23.5 million pounds of which ended up in the world's oceans, watchdog report says

Ben Gilbert/Insider Amazon produced just shy of 600 million pounds of plastic waste in 2020, a new Oceana report said. An estimated 23.5 million pounds of that plastic ended up in the world's oceans, according to the report. Amazon disputed the report and said it's off by "more than 300%." In 2020, as more Americans than ever turned to Amazon amid COVID lockdowns, the company subsequently created more plastic plastic packaging waste than ever: 599 million pounds in total, according to...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Trends, Pollution, Oceans, Plastic, Oceana, Sinopec, Garbage, Plastic Waste, Ben Gilbert, Regardless Amazon, Tech Insider, Insider Amazon, ExxonMobil Dow Chemical


Facebook's vague rules for removing content are keeping unproven and often unsafe COVID treatment groups active

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Nick Wass On Facebook, private groups are sharing info about finding and taking unproven COVID treatments like the drug Ivermectin. Groups are skirting Facebook's moderation by using language that obscures their intent. Ivermectin isn't recommended as a treatment for COVID-19, and the CDC issued a warning about its use in humans. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, America, Trends, Treatment, United States, Vaccinations, Conspiracy Theories, Zuckerberg, Capitol, Georgetown University


Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees and customers for paying for his jaunt to space: 'You guys paid for all of this'

Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos, next to a rocket created by his space company Blue Origin. Blue Origin Billionaire Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon's customers for funding his space trip. "I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this," Bezos said. Critics have said that, rather than flying to space, Bezos should invest his billions on Earth. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After a brief trip to spa...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Retail, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


Mark Zuckerberg knows how bad Facebook's misinformation problem is because the White House has told him directly

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Facebook is "a giant source" of vaccine misinformation. In a call with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Klain pressed the social media giant to "do better." "This is a life or death situation," Klain told NYT's Kara Swisher on her podcast "Sway." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing harsh criticism from President B...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Misinformation


Less than half of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated have worn a mask recently, according to a new survey

An anti-mask protestor holds up a sign in front of the Ohio Statehouse during a right-wing protest in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Dean/AFP/Getty Images Unvaccinated Americans are wearing masks less than ever, according to a new Gallup poll. Just under 50% of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated against COVID report wearing masks. The new poll is the first from Gallup since CDC guidelines were updated for vaccinated Americans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Ameri...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Masks, America, Trends, Healthcare, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Americans, Gallup, Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Statehouse, Walmart Starbucks, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic


Bill Gates disagreed with sharing 'the recipe' for the coronavirus vaccines, but it doesn't mean he's refusing to expand production in developing nations

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO-turned philanthropist Bill Gates. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo Bill Gates is being accused of refusing to share COVID-19 vaccine formulas with developing nations. The source of that accusation is a Sky News interview with Gates - but he doesn't say that. Instead, Gates speaks to the difficulties of ramping up vaccine production in untested facilities. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Bill Gates has advocated for pandemic preparednes...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, India, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Vaccine, Sky News, Vaccines, Gates, Johnson Johnson, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Coronavirus


Royal Caribbean says 100,000 people have already volunteered for its test cruises

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas cruise ship. Royal Caribbean The cruise industry came to an abrupt halt in March as the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global pandemic. Before cruise lines are allowed to officially set sail again, they're legally mandated to run test cruises — and Royal Caribbean has already signed up 100,000 willing volunteers, the company's president said.  Last week, the first cruise to sail the Caribbean in months was forced to return to por...
Tags: Cruises, Health, Transportation, Facebook, New York Post, Science, Trends, United States, Boats, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Royal Caribbean, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Michael Bayley, Bayley


5 people reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


5 people just tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


A global black market for negative COVID-19 test results has emerged, with fakes starting around $200

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 test at United Memorial Medical Center testing site in Houston, Texas, June 25, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, people around the world are turning to the black market for negative COVID-19 tests that enable them to travel. Incidents in South America, Europe, and Africa highlight the emerging global black market for negative COVID-19 results. In one case, police in France arrested a ring of sellers ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, UK, Science, News, France, Africa, Trends, Ap, Paris, Testing, Brazil, Ethiopia, World Health Organization, North America


The most exciting new tech gadgets of 2020 are designed for the future, not today

Apple's iPhone 12 Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Some of the year's major new tech products, from the 5G iPhone 12 to foldable phones and new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, are based on technologies that aren't quite useful yet — but will be in a few years. Today's widely delayed 5G networks, for example, aren't much faster than 4G LTE networks.  5G was positioned as being the biggest upgrade in Apple's iPhone 12 lineup. Foldable phones like the Microsoft Surface Duo and Samsung Ga...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Motorola, Japan, Science, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Tim Cook, Sony, Augmented Reality, 5g, Cnet, Max



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