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The UK approved Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, the first Western nation to give it the green light

Vaccines can't be rolled out in a country until its drug regulator has scrutinized and approved it. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The UK regulator on Wednesday approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by the US Pharma giant Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech. The approval makes the UK the first western nation to approve one of the several vaccines in the late stages of development. The UK government said that the vaccine will be made available next week. Pfizer and BioNTech started developing the experim...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, US, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, News UK, Astrazeneca, Goldman Sachs, Fda, Pfizer, Canada Japan, Alok Sharma, Matt Hancock, Moderna


The US is averaging one COVID-19 death per minute, according to a global heath expert

Medical staff move a patient on a gurney across the skyway at Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital on May 18, 2020 in New York City. John Lamparski/NurPhoto/Getty Images The US is averaging one death from COVID-19 per minute, Dr. Beth Bell, a global health expert who serves on a CDC vaccine advisory panel, said Tuesday. Bell shared the figure at a meeting for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which operates under the CDC. The federal advisory panel met Tuesday afternoon to...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Talbot, Kaiser Family Foundation, Beth Bell, ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias


Coronavirus live news: Turkey's Covid death toll hits record for ninth day; Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines

Latest updates: Turks brace for new restrictions to combat spread of disease; two companies submit applications to European Medicines AgencyUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.06pm GMT Prime minister Boris Johnson suffers biggest Commons revolt since election ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Eu, World news, Turkey, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Johnson, Trump, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, European Medicines AgencyUS


8 people who died from COVID-19 after letting down their guards or falling for anti-science rhetoric

A bar in Wisconsin on May 13. William Glasheen/USA TODAY NETWORK via REUTERS Anti-science rhetoric and politics have led to many people believing the coronavirus isn't a real threat. Other people have taken the stance that living their lives is worth the risk after spending the better part of a year isolated.  After their deaths from COVID-related complications, their families and healthcare providers are begging others not to make the same mistakes.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
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Kristi Noem's grandmother died in a nursing home hit by COVID-19 as the South Dakota governor continued to downplay the virus

Gov. Kristi Noem gives her first budget address to lawmakers at the state Capitol in this January 23, 2019, file photo from Pierre, South Dakota. AP Photo/James Nord South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's 98-year-old grandmother Aldys Arnold died on November 22.  She was living at a nursing home in Estelline, South Dakota, where 12 residents died from COVID-19-related causes between November 14 and November 28, the facility's administrator Mike Ward told the Daily Beast. Arnold tested negativ...
Tags: Health, Death, Politics, Science, News, Trends, South Dakota, Ward, Capitol, South Dakota Department of Health, JAMES NORD, Kristi Noem, Mike Ward, Pierre South Dakota, Noem, ESTELLINE


Stimulus relief funds increase social distancing to stop spread of COVID-19

New research suggests that that those suffering from economic hardships are less likely comply with new stay-at-home orders; however, these same U.S. residents would be more likely to adhere to the new public health guidelines if their households received stimulus funds.
Tags: Science, COVID


'An effort to restore the rule of law': GOP lawmakers file articles of impeachment against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine over COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio). AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File A group of Ohio GOP legislators have filed 12 articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike DeWine over the state's coronavirus-related restrictions, according to The Washington Post. The group alleges that the DeWine administration has enacted unconstitutional orders to further prevent the virus's transmission throughout the state. Reps. John Becker, Nino Vitale, Candice Keller, and Paul Zeltwanger have described the move as "an effort to r...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, Ohio, Health Care, Republican Party, The Washington Post, Becker, Ohio Senate, Mike DeWine, Ohio House of Representatives, DeWine, Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, Paul Zeltwanger, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Pfizer and Moderna file for EU approval of vaccines; Irish urged to be vigilant as lockdown ends

Latest updates: two companies submit applications to European Medicines Agency; Irish warned to minimise socialisingUS may begin vaccinations before ChristmasVietnam reports first community virus in almost three monthsModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmScott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenureSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.27pm GMT Sweden, whose unorthodox pandemic strategy placed it in the global spotlight, has registered 17,629...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Eu, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Bangladesh, Pfizer, Trump, European Medicines Agency, South Asian, Moderna, Serum Institute of India, Coronavirus, COVID


Ongoing anticoagulant treatment does not seem to protect against severe COVID-19

DOAC (direct oral anticoagulant) pills are used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation by preventing blood clots. Even though blood clots are thought to contribute to complications from the new coronavirus infection, users of this class of drug do not seem to be protected against severe COVID-19, reports a large Swedish registry study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of Internal Medicine.
Tags: Science, Karolinska Institutet, COVID, DOAC


Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Department of Health A new app launched by the Washington State Department of Health and developed in conjunction with the University of Washington seeks to notify users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is voluntary and data-secure and is seen as a complementary tool for testing and contact tracing, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. The app launched Monday as COVID-19 cases remained high in Washington state, with state hospitals nearly running out of capacity...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Tech News, Washington State, University of Washington, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Washington State Department of Health, Washington Department of Health


A woman said she gave birth to a baby with protective COVID-19 antibodies after contracting the virus during pregnancy

Crystal Cox/Business Insider A woman in Singapore who had COVID-19 in March just gave birth to a baby who has antibodies that seem to be protective against the virus, she told a local paper.  Past research has suggested antibodies against COVID-19 cross the placenta in utero, but little is known about how long the presumed immunity may last and how the timing of infection during pregnancy plays a role.  Breast milk also has detectable antibodies against COVID-19 and there's no evidence it...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Pregnancy, Trends, Childbirth, Women's Health, Antibodies, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, OB GYN, Madden, Aldrin, Wuhan China, COVID, Crystal Cox Business Insider, Anna Medaris Miller, Jessica Madden


Liverpool is attempting mass COVID-19 testing during the UK's lockdown — but the reaction to the program is mixed

Liverpool is undertaking a mass coronavirus testing pilot, with residents having access to lateral flow tests that are able to determine if someone has coronavirus in under an hour. Peter Byrne/Getty Images Liverpool's mass COVID-19 testing program, a pilot in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "Operation Moonshot vision," is dividing public health officials and politicians, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that as of November 3, Liverpool's weekly rate of COVID-19 tests was...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, England, Science, Trends, Bbc, NHS, Liverpool, Boris Johnson, University of Bristol, Public Health England, The Washington Post, Bmj, Pcr, Cabinet Office


Coronavirus live news: Brazil records 287 new Covid deaths; WHO urges caution over festive gatherings

Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figure, and Croatia’s PM tests positiveModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.19pm GMT Here’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressing a press briefing earlier, where he said the festive perio...
Tags: Europe, Science, Mexico, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil, Croatia, Who, World Health Organization


Coronavirus live news: WHO urges caution over festive gatherings; Turkey imposes new curfews

Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figure, and Croatia’s PM tests positiveModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.38pm GMT Spending time with friends and family at Christmas is “not worth putting them or yourself at risk”, acc...
Tags: Europe, Science, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Colombia, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Croatia, Who, World Health Organization


3 coronavirus vaccines so far seem to prevent COVID-19. Here's how their efficacy compares to vaccines 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 AstraZeneca reported last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was 70% effective, on average, in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine candidates were found to be 94% and 95% effective, respectively.  The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates co...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Massachusetts, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Pascal Soriot, Johnson Johnson


Coronavirus live news: Turkey imposes strict new curfews as cases surge; Italy's death toll rises by 672

Turkey announces weekday curfew and weekend lockdown; Italy reports 672 new Covid-related deaths, a rise on Sunday’s figureModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmExperts warn of cases surge after widespread Thanksgiving travelSpain appeals for ‘common sense’ after shopping crowd scenesSri Lanka prisoners killed in riot over coronavirus conditionsUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.25pm GMT Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has left a ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Coronavirus, Tebboune


Moderna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirm

US company submits data kickstarting approval process with regulators around the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFinal results from the trials of Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19 confirm it has 94% efficacy and nobody who was vaccinated with it developed severe disease, says the company, kickstarting the approval process with regulators around the world.The US company is submitting the data to the regulators in the US, Europe and the UK for an emergency licence...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Food And Drug Administration, US Europe, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


10 people in Sweden told us their trust in the government is dwindling as it pivots away from its no-lockdown coronavirus policy

People pass a Christmas decorated shopping window in central Stockholm, Sweden on November 10, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images After seeing a dramatic resurgence in cases in line with other European countries, Sweden has introduced new coronavirus measures. The country famously chose to follow a no-lockdown policy that favored loose recommendations over strict rules during the first wave.  Ten people living there told Business Insider ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Sweden, US, International, Trends, Getty Images, Green, News UK, Finland, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Business Insider, Stefan Lofven, Stockholm Sweden


Rethink COVID-19 infection control to keep primary schools open this winter, governments urged

An urgent rethink of infection control policies to keep COVID-19 infection at bay in schools is needed if primary schools are to be kept open this winter, and the knock-on effects on their families avoided, argue children's infectious disease specialists in a viewpoint, published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Tags: Science, Archives of Disease, COVID


The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases — less than a week after hitting 12 million cases

A health care worker directs a person to use a nasal swab for a self administered test at the new federally funded COVID-19 testing site at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium on July 23, 2020 in Miami, Florida Joe Raedle/Getty Images The US surpassed 13 million COVID-19 cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  The country surpassed 12 million COVID-19 cases just 6 days ago.  One report predicted that the US could see as many as 1 million COVID-19 cases a day.  Visit Business ...
Tags: Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Florida, Johns Hopkins University, Miami Dade County Auditorium, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID-19, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


Coronavirus live news: Social gathering banned in LA County as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regionsHospitals in England told to prepare for vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeHow an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckersCovid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say 1.13am GMT The health ministry of Mexico has confirmed the country’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 104,8...
Tags: England, Science, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Victoria, Trudeau, LA County, Coronavirus, COVID


The mayor of Fargo, North Dakota, is a medical doctor. He reveals how he's wrestling COVID-19 outbreaks in the state's largest city.

Fargo, North Dakota Mayor, Dr Tim Mahoney speaks to Sailors present at the USS Robalo (SS 273) wreath laying ceremony held at the Lindenwood Park, during Fargo Navy Week, July 23, 2018. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images North Dakota has experienced one of the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks the US has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Dr. Tim Mahoney, the mayor of Fargo, the state's most populous city, recently implemented a mandatory mask order to help address the growing number...
Tags: Politics, Science, Minnesota, US, Trends, Tim Mahoney, West, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Fargo, Minot, North Dakota State University, Moorhead, Mahoney, Fargo North Dakota, Grand Forks North Dakota


Scientists are aiming to launch a nationwide trial 'as soon as possible' to find out if the top coronavirus vaccines can stop the virus from spreading

A 16-year-old participates in Pfizer's clinical trial to test its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Massive studies have shown that two leading coronavirus vaccines are highly effective at preventing people from getting sick with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Top researchers are already pitching plans for additional studies, Business Insider has learned. This research aims to answer a critical question: can these experimental shots also pr...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Healthcare, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, University Of North Carolina, Cohen, Corey, UNC, Children s Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Paul Offit, NCI, Lowy


One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts warned for months that Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they would not be changing anything at all about how ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


On the eve of Thanksgiving, the US recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll since May — and the timing could not be worse

People arrive at Orlando International Airport on November 25, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images As US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily, are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year, and the CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. But a record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the hol...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Coronavirus live news: fears African vaccinations may not start until mid-2021; Croatia closes all restaurants

Health campaigners fear Africa near the back of queue for vaccines; weddings also banned in Croatia; Swedish royals test positiveUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage 4.22pm GMT Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen was moved to tears on Thursday when visiting a mink farmer who lost his herd following th...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Croatia, Denmark, Frederiksen, Mette Frederiksen, Coronavirus, COVID


One third of America is ruining Thanksgiving for the rest of us by ignoring COVID-19 — but it's easy to see why they have given up

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how t...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX's astronaut launch.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has repeatedly criticized coronavirus public-health measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk has promoted unscientific ideas and misinformation about coronavirus case numbers and testing since March. But Musk tested positive for COVID-19 this month, which prevented him from attending SpaceX's landmark astronaut launch. Musk then reached out to an epidemiologist to help him understand PCR testing after months of ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, Berlin, US, Trends, Tweets, Tesla, Nasa, Analysis, Food And Drug Administration


#613 How to Use Science to Create a Meaningful Life With So Much Uncertainty

Listen to “#613 How to Use Science to Create a Meaningful Life With So Much Uncertainty” on Spreaker.       On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1 with , starting at 0:00: The biggest question I get these days during the pandemic is where the heck the world heading. In what ways can we lean on science to create a meaningful life in a world with so much uncertainty? SEGMENT 2 with Shani Godwin, starting at 20:00: The best currency in the COVID economy is joy. How exactly d...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Small Business, US, Sales, Stress, New York Times, Aruba, Radio Show, Ray, Joy, Laughter, Arvind Gupta, Communique, Ray Ellin, Small Business Radio Show


Coronavirus live news: the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start; US reports 2,157 deaths in a day

The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHO; one person dies every 40 seconds from Covid-related illness in US in past dayDeaths pass 1.4mFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.27pm GMT We reported earlier that the World Health Organization’s regional branch for the Americas has said the region saw more th...
Tags: Europe, Science, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Panama, Pan American Health Organization PAHO, Coronavirus, COVID, Jarbas Barbosa



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