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Peer-reviewed scientific study claims COVID-19 is embedded in our DNA, can be cured with magical amulets, also Stonehenge

This news comes from a peer-reviewed paper in the academic journal Science of the Total Environment, based on a study that was, allegedly, supported through funding provided by the US National Institutes of Health. Mark Hay from The Daily Beast sums it up perfectly: The coronavirus may not really be all that novel. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Stonehenge, DNA tests, Mark Hay, US National Institutes of Health, Seems Legit, Science of the Total Environment, Science Art Magic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Amulets, Genetic Databases, Magical Amulets


UK Approves Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine For Distribution Early Next Week

Health authorities in the UK have approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by U.S.-based pharma company Pfizer and German-based biotech firm BioNTech, according to a press release from the two companies. The first doses will be given free to some of the most vulnerable Britons and health care workers early next…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, NHS, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Vaccines, Donald Trump, Pandemics, Scott Gottlieb, Matt Hancock, President Trump, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Operation Warp Speed


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


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


'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


A North Dakota public-health officer says she's been called 'Nazi' and 'tyrant' for trying to control the state's coronavirus outbreak

Nurse Deb Grabo, wearing an air-purifying respirator hood, prepares to begin her shift at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Bismarck Event Center in North Dakota. Bing Guan/Reuters North Dakota is experiencing a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases: One in 10 residents has gotten sick. Yet public-health officers say they face antagonism from the public and other government leaders when they attempt to promote social distancing and mask wearing. One North Dakota health official said ...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, North Dakota, Anthony Fauci, Midwest, Bismarck North Dakota, Dana, North Dakotans, Bismarck, North Dakota State University, Fargo North Dakota, Burleigh County


Gov. Gavin Newsom considers new stay-at-home orders in California as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California at a news conference on May 18. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is considering imposing new stay-at-home orders in California. About 75% of California's 7,733 intensive-care-unit beds are occupied, and projections shared by Newsom indicate that hospitals could reach 112% of capacity by December 24. "If these trends continue, we're going to have to take much more dramatic — arguably drastic — actions," he said during a briefing Monday. Vis...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Santa Clara County, Newsom, Coronavirus, Sara Cody, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Stay At Home Order


Gov. Newsom considers another COVID-19 stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in California spike after Thanksgiving holiday

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new criteria related to coronavirus hospitalizations and testing that could allow counties to open faster than the state, during a news conference at Mustards Grill in Napa, Calif., Monday May 18, 2020. Newsom says the new criteria could apply to 53 of the state's 58 counties. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he is considering imposing another stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in the state spike amid COVID-19 surges. About 75%...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, LA Times, Santa Clara County, Napa Calif, Newsom, Ghaly, Coronavirus, Sara Cody


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


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


Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday, Fox News and CNN reported. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Breaking


Controversial Trump advisor Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force

Scott Atlas during a briefing at the White House on August 10 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special advisor to President Donald Trump, resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday. Atlas joined the task force in August as a special government employee, meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen the US has sparked backlash from critics, including the top US inf...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlas, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Laura Ingraham


Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Getty North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a COVID-19 vaccination from the Chinese government, Japanese intelligence sources told a Washington DC-based Korea expert. Kim's health has been the subject of rumors throughout his nine-year rule of the country. The 36-year-old dictator is a frequent smoker and obese, according to South Korean lawmakers, fueling speculation that he would experience complications if he were to contract COVID-19. Visit Business ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, Science, North Korea, China, International, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Cia, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, David Choi


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


Moderna to Ask FDA for Emergency Authorization of Covid-19 Vaccine on Monday

Biotech company Moderna will ask for an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its covid-19 vaccine on Monday, according to a new press release posted to the firm’s website. Moderna also released new information indicating its messenger RNA-based vaccine has a 94.1% efficacy rate in a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Moderna, Pharmaceutical Companies, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Emergency Authorization of Covid


Want to Know What the Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Are Like? There's a TikTok for That

The viral short-form video app TikTok (which still isn’t banned, by the way) is becoming the unlikely new home for creators claiming to have first-hand experience with the covid-19 vaccine and giving expert testimonials about ongoing vaccine trials.Read more...
Tags: Science, Vaccines, Tiktok, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Of Course There Is


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


Yes, Virtual Santa Claus Meet and Greets Are Happening on Zoom

If you, like me, ever asked yourself, “What’s next? Santa Claus on Zoom?” during the coronavirus pandemic, let me just say: 2020 is the year of virtual hangouts. It’s now clear that anything can happen on video chat, from work meetings to birthday parties. I can personally attest that I gave my maid of honor speech…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Santa, Zoom, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Some masks offer far less coronavirus protection than others. Bandanas, scarves, and shields do an especially bad job.

A good mask should be tightly sealed around the nose and mouth. Boston Globe/Getty Images Any face mask is better than none, but some face coverings — especially bandanas, scarves, and shields —aren't very good at filtering coronavirus particles. Masks with one-way valves also do a poor job of protecting others. The ranking below reveals the best and worst face masks based on the findings of scientific studies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wearing a face mask has nev...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Switzerland, World Health Organization, Fda, Scarf, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Boston Globe, Chapel Hill, Valencia Spain, The University of North Carolina, Gottlieb, The Lancet


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


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


The Prince of Sweden and his wife Princess Sophia both tested positive for COVID-19, as their country struggles under a brutal second wave of infections

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia are isolating at home, after testing positive for COVID-19. Michael Campanella/Getty Images Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sophia, have both tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms of the coronavirus. The pair attended a funeral with the reigning King of Sweden and other members of the royal family on Friday, and they showed negative test results then. The king, queen, crown princess and her husband have all been tested...
Tags: Science, News, Sweden, Instagram, Trends, Victoria, Stockholm, Sofia, Stockholm Sweden, Sophia, R, Carl Philip, L, Jonas Ekstromer, Carl XVI Gustav, Vasastan


New York Governor Cuomo called the Supreme Court ruling that blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services 'irrelevant'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 10, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Supreme Court blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in New York state. The 5-4 ruling was in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who said they were being unfairly singled out by the rules. Governo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Supreme Court, Trends, Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo, Laguardia Airport, Cuomo, Reuters, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Catholic Diocese, New York City New York


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


Donald Trump Jr. says he is 'all done with the Rona' and ends his COVID-19 isolation to celebrate Thanksgiving days after announcing his positive test

Donald Trump Jr. with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at Georgia Republican Party headquarters November 5, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. John Bazemore/AP Photo Donald Trump Jr. announced Wednesday night that he'd been cleared to end his COVID-19 isolation and celebrate Thanksgiving "the way it's meant to be." On Friday, Trump Jr. announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. It's not clear when Trump Jr. received his positive diagnosis, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention re...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Don, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Atlanta Georgia, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Rona, Georgia Republican Party


Dosing Mix-up Raises Questions About Promising Covid-19 Vaccine

A manufacturing error is raising concerns about a promising covid-19 vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.Read more...
Tags: Science, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


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


Virus-Killing UV Lamps Are Burning People's Eyes, Doctors Warn

Ultraviolet lamps meant to kill viruses and bacteria seem to be causing unfortunate eye damage in some people. In a new paper this month, doctors report several cases where people developed inflamed corneas due to UV radiation exposure from “germicidal lamps” put in place during the covid-19 pandemic. Some of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Uv Light, Ultraviolet, Coronavirus, Covid 19


We now have the best evidence yet that coronavirus immunity lasts 6 to 8 months after infection, and perhaps even years

A medical staff member grabs the hand of a patient to reposition their bed in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center, October 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Immunity to the coronavirus involves more than just antibodies. T cells and B cells protect us long-term, too.  A new study found that these other elements of immunity persist at least eight months in a majority of COVID-19 patients and could protect most people against coronavirus ...
Tags: Health, Science, London, News, California, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccines, Antibodies, La Jolla, Houston Texas, NIAID, Immunity, United Memorial Medical Center, Crotty, Shane Crotty



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