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Rise of a new coronavirus variant in Africa looks like the disaster scenario experts warned of if rich nations hoarded vaccines for themselves

A man receiving a coronavirus vaccination on a train in South Africa.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo A new coronavirus variant was found in southern Africa. Experts worry it could be the worst so far. Scientists had warned that a dangerous new variant could emerge if there isn't global vaccine access. They said all countries need vaccines before wealthy ones get boosters. Rich nations didn't listen. As coronavirus vaccines were produced, approved, and rolled out, health experts said...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Science, Minnesota, Germany, Africa, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, South Africa, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Rich, Botswana


Putin says he took an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin.Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images Vladimir Putin said he took part in a trial for a nasal COVID-19 vaccine. He also received a booster shot of Russia's own Sputnik vaccine on Sunday. Putin said his immunity had been waning since he got his first vaccine shots. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he took an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine.Putin said on Wednesday that he had taken part in tests for the nasal form of the vaccine, Russian news agenc...
Tags: Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, News UK, Reuters, TASS, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Vladimir Putin Vladimir Smirnov


7 doctors got COVID-19 days after going to an anti-vax conference in Florida

A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign in California. The protest is unrelated to the November 2021 conference.David McNew/Getty Images Seven doctors tested postive or got COVID-19 symptoms after attending an anti-vaccine conference. The event organizer told the Daily Beast that he didn't see the event as a superspreader. One of those infected bragged about using ivermectin while at the conference. Seven doctors who went to an anti-vaccine conference in Florida tested postive for COV...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, California, Trends, Earth, News UK, The Daily Beast, David McNew Getty, Anti-vaccination, Anti-vaxxers, Boros, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Littell


Austria imposed a COVID-19 lockdown for unvaccinated people only

A patient gets a coronavirus vaccine in Vienna, Austria. AP Photo/Lisa Leutner, File Unvaccinated people in Austria can only leave home for essential reasons from Monday. The chancellor said the goal is to slow the virus, help the health service, and encourage more vaccinations. Police are in charge of checking people's vaccination status, and can carry out spot checks. Austria started a lockdown for only unvaccinated people on Monday.People who aren't vaccinated are only able to g...
Tags: Science, Trends, Austria, Netherlands, News UK, Denmark, Reuters, Vienna Austria, BBC Europe, Die Presse, ORF Radio, Lockdown, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Alexander Schallenberg


An Austrian province is preparing a COVID-19 lockdown for unvaccinated people only, saying the vaccinated shouldn't have to 'lose their freedom'

People waiting at a mass COVID-19 testing site in Vienna, Austria. Vienna is not located in Upper Austria province. AP Photo/Ronald Zak An Austrian province plans to do a lockdown only for unvaccinated people from Monday. It means they can't leave their homes except for essential reasons, like buying food and exercising. Austria's chancellor said "there should be no lockdown for the vaccinated out of solidarity for the unvaccinated." A province in Austria is planning to impose a CO...
Tags: Science, Trends, Bbc, Austria, News UK, Upper Austria, Ronald Zak, Die Presse, Vienna Austria Vienna, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Alexander Schallenberg, Speed desk, Schallenberg, Thomas Stelzer


2 children in Texas were given adult COVID-19 vaccines 3 times stronger than what they should have been given, one of their parents said

A COVID-19 vaccine. Reuters Two Texas children got adult COVID-19 vaccine doses, which is three times stronger, a parent said. The shots were given before CDC approved vaccines for kids that age. The FDA had given its approval. The local health department said two kids got doses "in error" and that officials are investigating. Health officials told the parents of two children in Texas that the kids were given adult doses of the coronavirus vaccine, one of the parents said.Julian Gonzalez, ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Cdc, Trends, News UK, Fda, Pfizer, Reuters, Gonzalez, Garland, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, WRAL, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, CBSDFW, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine


The FDA is weighing in on whether to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in younger kids

The Food and Drug Administration is considering authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images A study found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in kids. The study, a Pfizer trial, found 91% efficacy for the jab among more than 2,200 kids ages 5 to 11. The FDA's expert panel is meeting Tuesday to discuss and vote on Pfizer's application. As a critical expert panel v...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, ORLANDO SIERRA, Coronavirus


The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 91% effective in 5- to 11-year-olds, new study results find

The Food and Drug Administration is considering authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images A study found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in kids. The study, a Pfizer trial, found 91% efficacy for the jab among more than 2,200 kids ages 5 to 11. The FDA is reviewing Pfizer's application to offer its two-dose vaccine to kids in that age group. The Pfizer-BioNTech ...
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The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 91% effective in 5- to 11-year-olds, new study results show

The FDA is now considering authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer's vaccine was 91% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in 5- to 11-year-old kids. The new results come from Pfizer's trial, which enrolled more than 2,200 children in this age range. The FDA is reviewing Pfizer's application to offer its two-dose vaccine to younger children. The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vac...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, ORLANDO SIERRA, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Dispensed


Pfizer says its booster shot has 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19 amid the Delta variant

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer said its booster shot is 95.6% effective against preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant. The results were from its first large trial, of more than 10,000 people aged 16 and older. Half of the participants got the third booster dose, and half got a placebo. Pfizer said on Monday that its coronavirus booster shot has 95.6% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant.Th...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, Pfizer, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Pfizer Vaccine, Speed desk, Booster Shot, AFP Getty Images Pfizer, Jerusalem Ahmad Gharabli


The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

An employee of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday. The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot. J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months. The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Wednesday booster shots for Moderna's and Johnson &...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, The Food and Drug Administration


Colin Powell talked about his existing health struggles months before dying of COVID-19 complications: 'Don't feel sorry for me'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19 on Monday. He was fully vaccinated, but had other health struggles that likely made him more vulnerable. He told Bob Woodward months before his death: "Don't feel sorry for me, for god's sakes." Colin Powell spoke about his existing health struggles with the journalist Bob Woodward months before he died of complications fro...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Reuters, State, Erin Schumaker, Don, Powell, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Colin Powell, Coronavirus, COVID


A Johnson & Johnson booster shot just got closer to reality, as the FDA's expert panel unanimously supports an extra dose

A vial of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Eduardo Sanz/Europa Press via Getty Images After an afternoon of debate, an FDA panel voted Friday in favor of authorizing J&J's COVID-19 booster shot. The FDA has the final say in reviewing J&J's application to give an extra dose. A new study suggested Moderna's or Pfizer's vaccine also work as a booster for J&J recipients. The Food and Drug Administration's expert panel voted Friday in support of Johnson & Johnson&#...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Biotech, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, J J, Pharmaceutical, Moderna, Andrew Dunn


The FDA's expert panel just unanimously backed Moderna's booster shot for high-risk groups, paving way for the agency's OK

Moderna stock has soared over the last year on the back of its coronavirus vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images On Thursday the FDA's expert panel voted in favor of booster shots of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna is seeking an OK for all older adults (65+) and younger adults at high risk of severe COVID-19. The FDA now has to decide whether or not to OK Moderna's booster shot. Moderna just got a step closer to rolling out a COVID-19 booster shot to the general public. A panel...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore


Top COVID-19 doctors and scientists privately asked the Biden administration to scrap its booster shot plan, report says

President Joe Biden receiving his second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Health experts held a call with Biden officials last week warning against a widespread booster campaign, Politico reported. They said the shots should go to people most at risk of severe COVID-19, per the report. Biden's booster campaign has been mired in confusion, and the FDA and CDC have pushed back. A group of doctors and scientists is urging President Joe Biden...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fda, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Demetrius Freeman, Getty Images Health, Coronavirus


CDC director says US hospitals are 'filled with unvaccinated people' and warns that some are running out of ventilators and beds

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifying before the Senate on July 20. J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/via Getty Images Healthcare systems in some parts of the US are in "dire straits," the CDC's Rochelle Walensky said. "Our hospitals are filled with unvaccinated people," she told CBS. Staffers are having to make tough decisions about who gets ventilators and ICU beds, Walensky said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Healthca...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Montana, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Kaiser Health News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, CBS s Face the Nation, Scott Applewhite, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


FDA authorizes boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and others at high risk from COVID-19

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The FDA authorized boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and people at higher risk. Booster shots are likely to be available in locations like pharmacies and clinics at no cost. The US is still struggling to convince many people to get their first doses of coronavirus vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US coronavi...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and likely to work in younger children, and it's planning to ask for permission to use it in kids as young as 5

A group of kids elbow-bumping their tennis instructor after practice. Marko Geber/Getty Images Pfizer said its coronavirus vaccine is safe and likely to be effective in younger children. The pharmaceutical giant plans to soon apply for an expanded OK that includes 5- to 11-year-olds. The two-dose shot is already OK'd for people 12 years and older. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was safe and generated a promising immune response ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus, COVID


The FDA's expert panel backs COVID-19 booster shots for adults 65 and older and those at highest risk of severe disease

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters An expert panel recommended that the FDA authorize booster shots for older and vulnerable adults. The doctors and health experts who advise the FDA say data suggests younger people are still well protected. The panel vote down a proposal to make boosters available to everyone 16 and older. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel advising the Food...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Committee


The COVID-19 booster debate is a mess. Here's why we'll probably get extra shots anyway.

President Joe Biden gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US debate over booster shots has devolved into a confusing and noisy mess. The next week should bring clarity, with FDA and CDC reviews wrapping up. Boosters are justified for older adults, experts told Insider, but there's less data on younger people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over COVID-19 booster shots in the US has devolved into a noisy, confu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer


A massive study from Israel suggests older adults were far less likely to develop severe COVID-19 after a booster shot, but the finding carries major limitations

An Israeli receives a coronavirus vaccine from medical staff at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Sebastian Scheiner/AP A third dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine dramatically reduces the risk of infection and severe illness for older adults, a new study found. A team of researchers in Israel published the findings Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Still, an expert urged caution on interpreting the findings, saying the study...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Murray, New England Journal of Medicine, Tel Aviv Israel


FDA releases documents outlining Pfizer's case for COVID-19 booster shots

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA released documents Wednesday giving a look at Pfizer's case for COVID-19 booster shots. The data shows a third dose of Pfizer's shot raised antibody levels with no major safety concerns. An expert panel will make recommendations to the FDA on booster shots on Friday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Food and Drug Administration published documents on Wednesday that prov...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US Food and Drug Administration, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn


Active-duty soldiers must be fully vaccinated by December 15 or else be suspended or dismissed, the US Army said

A solider looks at the US flag. RICK LOOMIS/LA TIMES POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US Army said active troops who don't get vaccinated by Dec. 15 could be disciplined or dismissed. It said soldiers who refuse vaccines will be counseled, but could be punished if they still refuse. "This is quite literally a matter of life and death for our Soldiers," the Army Surgeon General said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Active units in the US Army must get be fully vaccinated a...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, News UK, Army, Pentagon, US Army, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Vaccine Mandate, LA TIMES POOL AFP, Getty Images The US Army, Scott Dingle


Fauci says he'd support requiring all US flight passengers to get vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supports the idea of mandating vaccinations for air travel, according to an upcoming interview with The Skimm. Fauci's comments come less than a week after President Biden announced a va...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Washington Dc, Vaccines, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Gallup, NIAID, Fauci, Dirksen Senate Office Building


Qantas says it will ban unvaccinated travelers from international flights

A Qantas Airbus A380. Ryan Fletcher/Shutterstock.com The Qantas CEO said the airline would only let vaccinated people board international flights. The Australian airline already requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Qantas has confirmed plans to bar unvaccinated passengers from international flights when Australian travel restrictions lift."Qantas will have a policy that internationally we'll only be carrying vaccinated passenge...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Speed desk, Qantas, News UK, Coronavirus Vaccine


Israel's coronavirus czar is calling for preparations for a 4th vaccine dose

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo Israel's coronavirus czar suggested that people may need a fourth shot of COVID-19 vaccine. He said the country needs to "prepare" for that, but didn't give a timeline. Israel is currently giving most people third vaccine doses as a booster. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's coronavirus czar has called for the country to prepare to roll out a fourt...
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The leaders of the FDA and CDC are reportedly pushing back on Biden's booster-shot plan, saying they need more time and data

President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug prices and his "Build Back Better" agenda from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Washington. Associated Press/Evan Vucci The heads of the FDA and CDC are pushing back on the White House's plan for COVID-19 booster shots. The top health officials say they need more time to review data on extra doses, . It's the latest setback to the Biden administration's booster plan, which has also prompted resigna...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, The Times, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Times, Johnson Johnson


The judge ruling over Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos trial dismissed 9 people from the jury pool because they were unvaccinated

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. REUTERS/Stephen Lam US District Judge Edward Davila is presiding over the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Earlier this week he dismissed nine people as jurors because there weren't vaccinated. He cited concerns about the health of jurors and their families as the reason for his decision. See more stories on Insider's business page. The judge presiding over the Theranos trial has dismissed nine people from the jury pool because they...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Bloomberg, News UK, Department Of Justice, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Reuters, Holmes, Ipsos, Elizabeth Holmes Theranos, Edward Davila, Ramesh Sunny Balwani, Coronavirus


A majority of US companies say they're planning to require employees to get vaccinated by the end of the year

Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring some or all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Half of US companies are planning to require workers get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021. Reuters polled 961 US companies that employ a total of around 9.7 million people. Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring some or all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than half of US companies plan to require some or all of thei...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Delta, Vaccines, Gallup, Reuters, Alphabet Inc, Apple Goldman Sachs, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


Most US companies surveyed said they're planning to require employees to get vaccinated by the end of the year

Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring that some or all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Willis Towers Watson polled 961 US companies that collectively employ about 9.7 million people. Half of the companies surveyed planned to require workers to get a COVID vaccine by the end of 2021. Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring that some or all employees get a COVID vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than half of US companies plan to r...
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