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China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk on a street in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Salim Ally Two Chinese shots have been welcomed by vaccine-deprived lower-income countries. But in some, cases of COVID-19 are surging even after widespread vaccination. In response, observers are questioning how well the shots work, angering China. See more stories on Insider's business page. By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, New York Times, News UK


A Deadly Super-Fungus Has Emerged in Brazil, Aided by Covid-19

Late last year, a deadly yeast known as Candida auris was found in Brazil for the first time. In a new paper this week, the scientists who treated and investigated these initial cases say the covid-19 pandemic helped create a breeding ground for the fungus to emerge and spread inside a hospital’s intensive care unit.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Antibiotic Resistance, Candida, Occupational Safety and Health, Pandemic, Mucormycosis, Candida auris, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Yeasts, Health Medical Pharma, Pathogenic Microbes


A 'supertaster' gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter flavors may also help protect against COVID-19

Getty Images The T2R38 gene makes people more sensitive to bitter tastes and also enhances immune function. It has been linked to stronger immunity against infections. Research suggests that includes COVID-19. "Supertasters" with two copies of the gene may be less likely to get COVID-19 and develop severe illness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Despite performing countless procedures that increased his risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Dr. Henry P. Barham has not gott...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Trends, Immune System, Taste, Louisiana, Adalja, Amesh Adalja, Barham, Bahram, ENT, Baton Rouge General, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Andrea Michelson


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as the country logs zero or one daily deaths in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as it logs less than one virus death a day in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Delta virus variant, which took over in the UK and threatens the US, doubles the risk of hospitalization, new data says. But vaccines are still effective.

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccination in Glasgow, Scotland on May 14, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images Risk of hospitalization is 85% higher with the Delta variant, new data from the UK shows. The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are still highly protective against the disease. But both were less protective against the Delta variant, which is 60% more infectious. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant of the coronavirus is linked to an 85% higher risk...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Public Health England, Glasgow Scotland, The Lancet, COVID-19


The UK is delaying lifting its COVID-19 restrictions by 4 weeks until July 19, Boris Johnson announced

Getty/Leon Neal Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is delaying lifting COVID-19 restrictions until more people get vaccinated against the virus.He said at a press briefing on Monday that the restrictions will be in place until at least July 19. The restrictions were due to be lifted on June 21, but reopening has now been pushed back by four weeks."By Monday the 19 of July we will aim to have double jabbed two-thirds of the adult population," Johnson said.This is a developing story. P...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Trends, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Speed desk, Getty Leon Neal


Doctors in India are reporting COVID-19 patients with gangrene, hearing loss, and diarrhea - but there's not enough data to prove they're caused by the Delta variant

A woman is seen on oxygen support moments before she collapsed while waiting to get tested for Covid-19 infection, at MMG hospital, on April 21, 2021 in Ghaziabad, India. Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Doctors in India say COVID-19 patients have unusual symptoms that could be due to the Delta variant. They include gangrene and hearing loss. There aren't enough sequencing tests sent to labs to know if these are unique to the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Telegraph, Pfizer, Symptoms, Delhi


Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Genetics, Harvard, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department


Johnson & Johnson has to throw away 60 million vaccine doses because of possible contamination at the beleaguered Emergent BioSolutions plant

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has told Johnson & Johnson to throw out about 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from a beleaguered plant, people familiar with the situation told The New York Times.The vaccine doses were made at a factory for Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that's known for producing anthrax vaccines.The factory has been closed for two months because of regulatory concerns after Emergent BioSolutions discovered that workers had acciden...
Tags: Science, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, The New York Times, Vaccine, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Michael Ciaglo Getty, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Speed desk


A COVID-19 outbreak closed a hotel where some members of the G7 delegation and media are staying in Cornwall

The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives, Cornwall, Britain, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez A COVID-19 outbreak shut down a hotel one mile from the G7 summit where world leaders are gathering. The Pedn Olva hotel in St. Ives was hosting the German delegation's security detail, Sky News reported. Most Cornwall hotels are fully booked for the summit, which begins Friday. See...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, Science, News, Germany, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Cornwall, Cbs, Outbreak, St Ives, Sky News


Google isn't blocking searches for the 'lab leak' theory as the coronavirus' origin is being investigated, but it prioritizes 'authoritative' results to avoid leading users to misinformation

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. That includes on searches for the "lab leak" theory as the coronavirus' origin is investigated. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei


Biden Will Reportedly Buy 500 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Donate Globally

The Biden administration just struck a deal with Pfizer to buy 500 million doses of the covid-19 vaccine from the pharma giant, with plans to donate the doses to countries that need them, sources familiar with the pact told the Washington Post on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, Washington Post, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Clinical Trials, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


Google does not auto-fill some searches like 'coronavirus lab leak' in part to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative', according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak." Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm aims not to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of Google's...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei


Google doesn't auto-fill searches for the lab leak theory to avoid leading users to results that aren't 'authoritative,' according to the head of Google's health division

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Google does not auto-populate searches for "coronavirus lab leak" to curb misinformation. Google's health lead David Feinberg said the firm does not want to lead people to non-authoritative info. Biden set a 90-day deadline for intelligence officials to report the likely origin of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Healthcare, Who, Biden, Wuhan, WSJ, Hubei, Feinberg


Half of all eligible Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 171 million Americans have received cards documenting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. EJ Hersom, Department of Defense Half of Americans 12 years old and older are fully vaccinated against the virus, CDC data shows. The US hit the benchmark just weeks after data showed half of adults over 18 were fully vaccinated. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna hope to open the vaccine to younger children in the fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least half of...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Associated Press, Pfizer, Midwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Milestone, Moderna, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19


A 2019 video shows scientists from the Wuhan CDC collecting samples in bat caves - but the agency hasn't revealed any findings

A woman looks at a model of a bat cave at the Wuhan Nature History Museum on June 1, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Getty A video from December 2019 shows Wuhan CDC experts collecting virus samples in local bat caves. Yet the Wuhan CDC said it did not store or study coronaviruses or bat viruses prior to the pandemic. US intelligence is investigating the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the World Health Organization&#...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, News, Washington Post, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Npr, Wuhan, Bats, Hubei


COVID-19 vaccines could be available for kids as young as 6 months old starting this fall

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and Moderna said they could have COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months by the fall. Pfizer told The New York Times it would start testing its vaccine in infants in the next few weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccines could be available for children as young as 6 months in the US by the fall, Pfizer and Moderna told The New York Times on Tuesday.Pfizer announced on Tuesday that it was testing its COVID-19 vaccine in 5- t...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, The New York Times, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Coronavirus, Bancel, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, answered

Here are some answers to your booster shot questions. Francis Scialabba Hello! This story is from today's edition of Morning Brew, an awesome daily email read by 2.9 million next-generation leaders like you. Sign up here to get it!So you've got your vaccination card nicely laminated and hanging on your office wall. Should you make room for another one? Here are some answers to your booster shot questions...Will I need to get a booster shot for COVID-19? Probably, but scientists aren...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Fda, Vaccines, Bahrain, Mideast, Morning Brew, Moderna, Peter Marks, COVID-19, Covid Vaccine, Francis Scialabba


Police in Malaysia are using drones to check people's temperatures amid a COVID-19 surge

A Malaysian police drone in Kuala Lumpur on April 8, 2020. Zahim Mohd/NurPhoto/Getty Images Malaysian police say they have been using drones to monitor people's temperatures. The drones can detect body temperature changes from up to 65 feet in the air, officials say. Malaysia has been under lockdown since last Tuesday after a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections. See more stories on Insider's business page. Malaysian police have been using drones to detect people with high temperat...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, Drone, Malaysia, Connecticut, News UK, Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu, Channel News Asia, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Rohaimi Md Isa, Rohaimi


US officials may have avoided the coronavirus lab-leak theory to avoid associations with controversial gain-of-function research

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Scientists haven't ruled out the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a lab. US agencies have given grants to a nonprofit that funds laboratories that alter coronaviruses. So US officials may have dismissed the lab leak theory to avoid association with this research. See more stories on Insider's business page. Is the best way to protect people from a dangerous virus to cr...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Lab, Leak, Rand Paul, World Health Organization, State Department, Getty, Anthony Fauci, Nih


Fauci says China should share the medical records of Wuhan lab staff who were ill in fall 2019: 'What did they get sick with?'

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Three staff members at a lab in Wuhan fell ill with coronavirus-like symptoms in fall 2019. The WHO said the staff tested negative for COVID-19 antibodies, but Fauci wants China to share the medical records. Fauci said it's still most likely that the virus jumped from animals, rather than leaked from a lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. A year and a half ago, before...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Senate, China, Nbc News, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Msnbc, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Financial Times, Afp, Fauci


A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Science, News, Minneapolis, Australia, Cdc, India, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, European Union, Turkey, Flying, Netherlands


Which Countries Will Receive America's Donated Covid-19 Vaccine Doses?

The White House announced on Thursday that the U.S. will donate at least 80 million covid-19 doses to countries around the world by the end of June, with the first 25 million doses going out to nations in the very near future. But where exactly are the doses heading?Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Medicine, White House, America, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccines, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccination In Africa, Covid 19 Vaccination In Indonesia


Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab-leak theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origins

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifying at a US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19 on September 23. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said researchers should stay open-minded about the coronavirus pandemic's origins. Some have speculated the deadly COVID-19 virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China. Fauci said a "fair, open investigation" was needed to determine the real source of the pandemic. See more stories on Insider...
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Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab leak theory of COVID pandemic's origins

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said researchers should keep an "open mind" about COVID-19's origins. Some have suggested the deadly disease was leaked from a Chinese lab in ...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Morning Joe, Hubei


Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab leak theory of COVID's origins

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci says scientists and researchers should keep an "open mind" about the theory that COVID-19 was leaked from a Chinese lab, though he reiterated that ...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, China, Trends, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Foia, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Morning Joe, BuzzFeed News, Fauci, National Institute of Allergy, Francis Collins, Kelly McLaughlin


State Department staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing it would 'open a can of worms,' according to a senior Trump appointee

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Staff in two US government bureaus warned leaders against pursuing an investigation into the origins COVID-19 because it would "open a can of worms," according to an internal memo viewed by Vanity Fair. Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Departme...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Healthcare, Who, State Department, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Wuhan, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Hubei Province, Chris Ford


State Department staff warned a Trump-appointed official against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing a probe would 'open a can of worms,' a leaked memo says

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Government staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, Vanity Fair reports. State Department official Thomas DiNanno said staff thought a probe would "open a can of worms." The theory that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab has gained traction in r...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Who, State Department, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Wuhan, Trump, World Health Organization WHO


The true history of a small mistake that made scientists screw up COVID aerosols

Before this COVID-19 pandemic began, most people weren't concerned about the differences between "aerosols" and "droplets." Through those first few months (even before things got bad), we were told to wash our hands a lot, passing around plentiful memes of songs to sing to fill the 20 second recommended washing time. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Science, News, Oops, Transmission, Mistakes Were Made, Aerosols, Scientific Method, Droplets, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Aerosols We Know And Love



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