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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...
Tags: Science, News, Thanksgiving, Boston, US, Trends, Features, Washington Dc, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Boston Globe, Ohio State University, Los Angeles California, Salt Lake City Utah, Long Beach California, Fauci


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


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...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, New York City, US, Trends, Manhattan, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Daniel, Fauci, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Stamford Connecticut, John Moore Getty, IHME


Coronavirus live news: China has given 1m people Sinopharm vaccine; US CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel

CEO of state-owned Sinopharm says there have been ‘no adverse effects’; US has recorded 1m cases in past week; Russia and Japan on ‘maximum alert’ California enacts coronavirus curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents One death from Covid every 17 seconds in Europe‘Massive headache’: European leaders put off Christmas decisionsBrexit trade talks suspended after negotiator’s Covid infectionOxford Covid scientists cast doubt on Christmas vaccine availability 12.26am GMT California will imp...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, California, Cdc, China, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gavin Newsom, Coronavirus


CDC Tells Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving as Trump's Festering Paw Loosens Its Grip

In what seems to be the latest sign of government officials acting independently of the Trump administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered a simple message in its first media briefing since October: Stay home this Thanksgiving.Read more...
Tags: Science, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot knows there's 'COVID fatigue' in peoples' response to the virus. But letting your guard down now could be a matter of 'life and death,' she says.

Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot arrives at a University of Chicago initiative event for the science in Chicago, Illinois, on July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke to Insider on Thursday about her city's response to COVID-19.  She admitted people have experienced "COVID fatigue" in recent weeks, but urged people not to gather on Thanksgiving.  She said the decision not to gather for the November holiday is a matter of "life and death." Visit Business...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, United States, University Of Chicago, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Chicago Illinois, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot


Coronavirus vaccine research and distribution plans overlook an important, growing group: people who already got sick

Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK government's Vaccine Taskforce, starts her Novavax trial at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images US public-health experts aren't sure when Americans who've survived the coronavirus will be eligible for a vaccine. Some leading trials — including Moderna's — excluded anyone with a history of coronavirus infection, so researchers don't yet know how a vaccine would affect those people. Without that data, experts say...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Italy, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Indiana University, Johnson Johnson, National Academy of Sciences, Lambert, Rockefeller University


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


Study of non-COVID-19 deaths shows 2020 increase in several demographics

March through May saw a significant increase in deaths over previous years - and not just from COVID-19, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When deaths attributed to COVID-19 were removed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totals, the death rate in several demographics outpaced the same period in 2019, the study found.
Tags: Science, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University Of Illinois, COVID, Urbana Champaign When


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...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Trends, Features, Alaska, New Mexico, West Coast, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Vermont


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


Measles Is Back With a Vengeance, Killed 200,000 in 2019

A new report from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights a bleak reality: Measles, the highly contagious but vaccine-preventable viral illness, infected at least 860,000 people and killed over 200,000 worldwide in 2019—a roughly 50% jump in deaths from 2016. Sadly,…Read more...
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Germs, Measles


6 things to say when someone asks: 'Why can't we just go for herd immunity to end the coronavirus pandemic?'

People enjoy the sunny weather in Tantolunden park in Stockholm on May 30, 2020. HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images Herd immunity by infection is not a viable strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic.  Chasing natural herd immunity could lead to 640,000 additional coronavirus deaths by February 2023. It also probably wouldn't work.  Still, the recent Libertarian "Great Barrington Declaration", which proposes an end to COVID-19 restrictions and suggests trying to achiev...
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Restaurants and gyms were COVID-19 superspreader sites when the pandemic began, cellphone data reveals

A waiter delivers food to a table at Chelsea Square Restaurant as New York City restaurants open for limited capacity indoor dining on October 1, 2020 in New York. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Researchers mapped people's movements based on cellphone data to study the spread of the coronavirus. Restaurants, gyms, and hotels were among the riskiest spots, but reducing occupancy could help decrease the infection rate. The model also accurately predicted higher infection rates in low-in...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Restaurants, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, Gyms, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Northwestern University, Afp, Chicago New York, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Kevin Ma, Marc Lipsitch


11 common health conditions that may increase risk of death from the coronavirus, including diabetes and heart disease

Getty Images According to a report on patient characteristics from Italy's National Institute of Health released on March 17, 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died in the country had at least one preexisting condition. Nearly 50% of the patients who died had three preexisting conditions.In the US, COVID-19 patients with underlying health conditions were 12 times more likely to die compared to those with none reported, according to CDC data through May 2020.Here's what we know about how mu...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Obesity, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, Tom Hanks, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Italy, Columbia University, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


COVID-19 is surging across the US and Europe. Here are the 9 most common mistakes people make when trying to protect themselves from the virus.

A restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands offers safe "quarantine greenhouses" in which guests can dine, May 5, 2020. Health experts stress such setups are only safe if you're using them with people already in your household or social pod. Eva Plevier/Reuters The coronavirus is surging across the US and Europe — again. Part of this trend is an inevitable sign of the changing seasons: As temperatures have dropped, more people have gone indoors to share space (and germs).  There are many mo...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Chris Christie, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Stanford, India, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, New Jersey, Wisconsin


CDC: COVID-19 is more likely to be serious or deadly in pregnant women than other women of the same age

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted into the intensive care unit, put on ventilators, need life support, and die than coronavirus patients who aren't pregnant, a CDC report found. Racial disparities existed too, with pregnant Hispanic women more likely to contract COVID-19 and Black women with the illness more likely to experience serious complications, whether or not they were pregnant.  The findings add to past research showing COVID-...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Pregnancy, Trends, Childbirth, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Black, OB GYN, Coronavirus, COVID, Anna Medaris Miller, Jane van Dis, Marian Knight


CDC Lifts Covid-19 Ban on Cruises, but Still Recommends People Steer Clear of Cruises

Despite acknowledging the continued risk of covid-19 transmission on cruise ships, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it will allow companies to gradually resume operations if they meet agency-established health and safety standards. Oh, but don’t get confused: The CDC still does not…Read more...
Tags: Cruises, Health, Science, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Someone's Leaked the Covid-19 Hospitalization Data That Trump's Kept Under Wraps

When the federal government put the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of hospital data aggregation instead of its subsidiary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, critics feared that the Trump administration might be trying to stifle news to keep the public in the dark about how bad the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Hospitals, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Health And Human Services, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Someone's Leaked the Covid-19 Hospitalization Data That the Trump Administration Kept Under Wraps

When the federal government put the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of hospital data aggregation instead of its subsidiary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, critics feared that the Trump administration might be trying to stifle news to keep the public in the dark about how bad the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Hospitals, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Health And Human Services, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Donald Trump Jr said that COVID-19 deaths are down to 'almost nothing' as 1,000 new deaths recorded

Donald Trump Jr appeared on Fox News Thursday, where he falsely claimed that COVID-19 deaths were down to "almost nothing." Fox News Donald Trump Jr claimed that COVID-19 deaths had fallen to "almost nothing" in an interview with Fox News on Thursday.  Trump Jr defended the coronavirus policies of his father, President Donald Trump, as infection rates and deaths again climb.  Though the survival rate for COVID-19 patients has improved, deaths are projected to continue increasing.  Visit Bu...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, News UK, Fox News, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Election 2020, Donald Trump Jr, Tom Porter, Trump Jr


1 infected camper likely led to 115 coronavirus cases at an overnight camp where people didn't have to wear masks or social distance

Vladimir Servan / Getty Images 76% of campers and staffers at a faith-based retreat for high school boys in Wisconsin came down with COVID-19 after a single camper developed symptoms.  The camp implemented some mitigation strategies, like requiring the 152 attendees to quarantine at home for a week before travel, but didn't require mask wearing or social distancing.  Attendees who didn't contract COVID-19 had tested positive for antibodies prior to arrival, providing evidence of their pot...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, Georgia, Maine, Wisconsin, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Camp, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Children's Health, Coronavirus, Anna Medaris Miller, Vladimir Servan Getty


How to quarantine correctly if you've been exposed to the coronavirus

A traffic sign reads, "quarantine for 14 days" above a road in Brooklyn on October 25, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Quarantine is for people who've been exposed to a contagious disease, like the coronavirus, but who are not yet sick themselves. Quarantine for the coronavirus lasts 14 days from a person's last known exposure. During that time, it's important to stay away from people who haven't had the exact same exposure.  A quarantine expert shared his tips for how to do...
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Fauci says he doesn't want to be a 'Grinch' but warns Thanksgiving dinners will likely drive an uptick in coronavirus cases

"If you're in a situation where you have people who are vulnerable and you really want to be safe with them, you might want to not bring them together into a big dinner or a big gathering," Fauci said. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, 79, is not having Thanksgiving dinner with his family this year.  "That doesn't mean everybody should be calling Thanksgiving off," he said, but many should consider it. Both Fauci and the CDC's Dr. Robert Redfie...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, Chicago, Public Health, Washington Dc, Grinch, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, JAMA


A series of 1-minute interactions gave a correctional officer the coronavirus, prompting new CDC guidance about brief exposure

Correctional officers at the Rikers Island correctional facility in New York, March 12, 2015. Brendan McDermid/Reuters The CDC advises anyone who's been in close contact with someone with coronavirus to quarantine for 14 days.  Close contact was previously defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 consecutive minutes. But a new study shows that a correctional officer got sick after a series of very brief interactions with inmates who later tested positive. That ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, London, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Masks, Trends, Manhattan, Columbia University, Rikers Island, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Brendan McDermid Reuters, Andrew Kelly


Health secretary Alex Azar says all Americans who want a vaccine could get one by spring 2021

Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary, speaks to reporters in Washington on February 28, 2020. Reuters The US is on track to start delivering coronavirus shots before the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. Azar said the country should have enough doses for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders by the end of January — and for all Americans who want a shot by early April. But that timeline hinges on the success of at least one v...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Butler, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services


6 vaccine experts told us how they'll decide whether to get a coronavirus shot

Getty Business Insider asked six infectious-disease experts when they'd feel confident getting a coronavirus vaccine.  Their answers varied in terms of which data would convince them.  Richard Condit, a retired University of Florida virologist, said he'd trust the scientists making the critical regulatory decision. Ultimately, if they recommended people his age get the shot, he'd likely get it, he said.  Other experts wanted more. University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Paul Offit emphasized the...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Philadelphia, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Vaccine, Bill


A new documentary shows how a top CDC official who warned Americans about the coronavirus promptly vanished from public view

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty In February, the CDC's Nancy Messonnier warned that the coronavirus could lead to a "disruption to everyday life." That contributed to the US stock market's downturn, infuriating President Trump, who had not signed off on the messaging. A new documentary about the US government's coronavirus response, called "Totall...
Tags: Politics, Science, Entertainment, Documentary, Cdc, White House, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, New York Times, Alex Gibney, Hulu, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones


New CDC Study Shows How Covid-19 Is Deadlier Than the Flu

A new report fresh from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the stark difference between covid-19 and the seasonal flu. For hospitalized patients, the report found, the risk of serious complications like pneumonia and shock was significantly higher from covid-19 than from the flu. People…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Flu, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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