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People who had COVID-19 develop strong immunity after a single vaccine dose - so they might need only one shot

A dentist receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on January 8. mark Rightmire/Getty Images Two new studies suggest that people who had COVID-19 mount a stronger immune response to their first shot than those who were never infected. Other preliminary studies found that people who already had the coronavirus respond to their first shot the way other people do to their second. So it's possible some people might need only one shot to sufficiently protect them. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, The New York Times, Disneyland, Times, Antibodies, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mount Sinai, Lax


J&J's coronavirus shot could dramatically accelerate the US vaccine rollout. Here's your new vaccination timeline.

A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus shot could be authorized for emergency use within days. If that happens, the US could finish vaccinating priority groups in March. The US could also distribute 500 million doses by the end of June — enough to vaccinate all of its adult population. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A shot for every American. Politic...
Tags: Usa, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, UPS, House, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Disneyland, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, Louisville Kentucky, J J


Valencia’s new COVID-19 lab pushes back after report of ‘significant deficiencies’

A Valencia COVID-19 testing lab that was found to have “significant deficiencies” during a  recent state inspection says it has corrected the problems and believes the facility is not in danger of closure. The $25 million Valencia Branch Laboratory at 28545 Livingston Ave. was unveiled in late October and began processing tests Nov. 1. The 134,000-square-foot facility was converted for its new use by the Massachusetts-based diagnostics company PerkinElmer, which operates the lab under a $1.7 bil...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, Massachusetts, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Lausd, Disneyland, Valencia, Health And Human Services, Santa Clarita, LFS, LA County


States are lifting COVID-19 mask mandates, but with the pace of vaccinations and spread of variants, experts say it's too soon

People waiting in a Disneyland parking lot in Anaheim, California, to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Some states have dramatically lifted COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. But experts say the US is in a race against the clock to vaccinate before the variants spread. While some restrictions can be eased as cases decrease, experts say masks should be the last to go. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As COVID-19 case numbers conti...
Tags: UK, Science, California, Montana, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, North Dakota, Iowa, Associated Press, Npr, University of Florida, Biden, Disneyland


States are lifting COVID-19 mask mandates, but with the pace of vaccinations and spread of variants, it's too soon

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Some states have dramatically lifted COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. But experts say the US is in a race against the clock to vaccinate before the variants spread. While some restrictions can be eased as case numbers decrease, experts say masks should be the last to go. Visit the Bu...
Tags: UK, Science, California, Montana, Masks, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, North Dakota, Iowa, Npr, University of Florida, Biden, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci


A Johns Hopkins professor predicts the US will reach herd immunity by April, but many experts aren't so optimistic

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Johns Hopkins professor Martin Makary wrote that COVID-19 would be "mostly gone" in the US by April. The US's drop in coronavirus cases suggests it's close to reaching herd immunity, Makary said. But many doctors and scientists say herd immunity is still a long way off in the US. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US's...
Tags: UK, Science, News, California, New York City, US, Trends, Atlantic, South Africa, University Of Chicago, University of Florida, Disneyland, Wall Street Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Thompson


UK coronavirus variant could be more lethal than original strain, possibly by up to 70 percent, scientists say

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant that originated in the UK is known to be more transmissible. Now scientists are saying the B.1.1.7 variant is likely more deadly than the original strain. The variant is spreading across the US and to at least 82 other countries. Visit the Business section of Insider for more ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, United Kingdom, New York Times, Boris Johnson, Disneyland, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kelsey Vlamis, Variants, Anaheim California Valerie Macon AFP Getty Images


Vaccinators describe what it's really like to administer COVID-19 vaccines: 'I've never seen so many people happy to get a shot'

Nurse practitioner Maureen Laffey receives the COVID-19 vaccine from clinical trials nurse Christopher Rodriguez. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Vaccinators in four states told Insider about their experiences administering coronavirus shots. The process has been joyous, they said — even when lines are long or doses are in short supply. They often see vaccine recipients tear up, take selfies, or start dancing. Visit Business section of Insider for more stories. As coronavirus vaccin...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Philippines, Glendale, Arizona, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, North Carolina, Smith, Christ, Kamala Harris, Weber


People who had COVID-19 may develop 10 times more antibodies after a single vaccine dose - a sign they might only need one shot

A dentist receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Anaheim on January 8, 2020. mark Rightmire/Getty Images People who had COVID-19 developed at least 10 times more antibodies after their first vaccine dose than the average uninfected person who received two doses, new research shows. Another preliminary study similarly found that healthcare workers who had COVID-19 responded to their first shot the way most people respond to their second. The researchers both suggested that post-COVID pati...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Disneyland, Times, Antibodies, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mount Sinai, Anaheim, Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles California, Baylor College of Medicine


Nearly one-third of Israelis have been vaccinated, and very few of them have gotten sick - a sign of light at the end of the tunnel

Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on January 9, 2021. MIRIAM ALSTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Israel has vaccinated more people per capita than any other country: nearly a third of Israelis have gotten at least their first shot. Only 63 out of 428,000 Israelis — less than 0.02% — contracted the coronavirus after receiving their second doses. Experts expected to see Israel's new daily cases drop by now, but like many countries...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, Getty Images, United States, West Bank, United Nations, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, East Jerusalem, Biden, Disneyland


The Pentagon may send thousands of troops to help run COVID-19 vaccination sites that FEMA is setting up nationwide

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images FEMA has requested help from the Defense Department in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pentagon is considering the request and could send thousands of troops to help. FEMA is setting up 100 vaccination sites nationwide in an effort to speed up distribution. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Science, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Cnn, Military, Fema, Pentagon, Vaccine, Biden, Disneyland, Department Of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Troops, Afp, Dod


Get your COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey mall or Disneyland. Here are 15 places across the country that have transformed into mass vaccination sites.

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Disneyland Resort, a New Jersey mall, convention centers, and sports stadiums are opening their doors to the public as mass vaccination sites. Here are some of the locations across the country that are shifting their focus and opening up for the public-health effort.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Health, Science, California, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Chicago, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Healthcare, Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, Houston, Syracuse, Disneyland, Detroit


Disneyland Will Become a Covid-19 Vaccination Site

After spending months of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the spotlight for trying to repeatedly re-open the gates to the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland is finally letting Californians in...but not to take a ride on Haunted Mansion or sip on a green milk at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Theme Parks, Vaccines, Disneyland, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Magic Kingdom Disneyland


Who Needs Disneyland With a Giant Replica of the Matterhorn in Your Backyard

As you look back on a year spent in as much isolation as you’ll ever experience (hopefully), what do you have to show for all that time at home? Did you learn to cook? Master an instrument? Clean out the garage? Whatever it was it probably wasn’t as gung-ho as the LaRochelle family, who put us all to shame by building…Read more...
Tags: Science, Roller Coasters, Disneyland, Matterhorn, Replicas, Larochelle


Disney Security's Unofficial Challenge Coins Are a Different Sort of Collector's Item

As the owner of a substantial portion of the world’s most popular pieces of intellectual property, the Walt Disney Company is more than used to seeing its characters and branding pop up in unofficial, unlicensed places. In some instances, like when the family of a recently deceased child attempted to feature…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Disney, Racism, Military, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Police Brutality, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Black Lives Matter, Collectibles, Mickey Mouse, Frank Castle, The Punisher


Star Wars' New VR Game Wanted to Build on Galaxy's Edge, Not Just Recreate It

Since Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge only exists in two places on our planet, one might expect a VR experience based on it would just copy them, and give fans who can’t get to Disneyland or Walt Disney World a chance to visit Batuu right from the comfort of home. Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge by ILMxLab sort of…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Interview, Disney, Vr, Oculus, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Ilmxlab, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Batuu, Oculus Quest, Jose Perez III


Haunted Mansion: Call of the Spirits Welcomes Foolish Mortals to a Charming, Simple Game

Disney theme park rides continue to be a source of entertainment—even outside of the parks themselves. The Jungle Cruise movie is set to come out (at some point) and Disney recently announced Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion were getting films. But first, a new board game is inviting creepy ghosts to come out and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Board Games, Nostalgia, Card Games, Tabletop Games, Spooky, Space Mountain, Funko


Disney Is Developing a Space Mountain Movie, Which Was Probably Inevitable

To be honest, the most surprising thing about this is that it hasn’t happened already. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Space Mountain, Joby Harold


Disneyland Isn't Reopening Anytime Soon

California continues to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, and it’s going to keep a little while longer. Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that Disneyland, Universal Studios, and other theme parks in the state will remain shut for the time being—a decision that Disney chairman Bob Iger is…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Gavin Newsom, Bob Iger, Disneys California Adventure, Disneyland Universal Studios, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Disney Parks Announces 28,000 Layoffs, Citing Covid-19 Closures and Low Attendance

The novel coronavirus pandemic has continued to surge throughout the United States, which means Florida’s Disney World has run at reduced capacity and California’s Disneyland isn’t even open yet—despite continued efforts to reopen. It might be the , and people in general, but Disney has…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, California, Disney, United States, Disneyland, Disney Land, Disney World, Disney Parks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Disney Parks Announces


Welcome to libertarian Covid fantasy land – that’s Sweden to you and me | Nick Cohen

The right fails to recognise that the Swedes’ real virtue in this pandemic is their social cohesionSweden is to the 21st-century right what the Soviet Union was to the 20th-century left. Conservatives have transformed it into a Tory Disneyland where every dream comes true. On the shores of the Baltic lies a country that has no need to curtail civil liberties and wreck the economy to curb Covid-19. “I have a dream, a fantasy,” sang Abba. “To help me through reality.” For much of the right, that f...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Sweden, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Disneyland, Abba, Soviet Union, Nick Cohen, Baltic


Some of the Coolest Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Merch Will Soon Be Available to Everyone

Part of the allure of Disney parks’ Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge has been that you could only get Galaxy’s Edge merch at Galaxy’s Edge. Soon, that’ll no longer be the case. io9 and Gizmodo can exclusively reveal that starting September 28, Disney will put select Galaxy’s Edge merchandise, including those amazing Legacy…Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Star Wars, Science, Clothing, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Gizmodo, Walt Disney World, Cosplay, Galaxy, Lightsabers, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Sci Fashion


The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Provided the Perfect Family Vacation

Disney World in Florida has been busy prepping for the holiday season (during an ). This comes as the California Attractions and Parks Association urges Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen Disneyland (even though the state is facing one of the worst fire seasons in history). Clearly, neither of these parks…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Florida, Science, Video Games, Disney, Vacation, Theme Parks, Santa, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Lights, Gavin Newsom, Disney World, The Sims, Star Wars Galaxys Edge


Covid-19 Testing Center Opens on Disney World Property [Updated]

The Most Magical Place on Earth might be open , but at least its cast members now have a place nearby to see if it’s impacted them. Walt Disney World finally has a covid-19 testing center that can serve park employees and their families, following repeated demands from one of the park’s unions. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Unions, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Disney World Property


The New Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Guidebook Has Some Tantalizing Secrets

Everything about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is meant to feel real, as if you’re leaving a Disney park and going to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. All the sodas are in special alien packages, nothing inside says “Disney,” and all the cast members are in character. It’s basically a Star Wars vacation and the…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Black Spire Outpost, Star Wars The High Republic, Cole Horton, Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser


Star Wars Merch Has Escaped Galaxy's Edge and Landed at Target

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away, one could only buy merchandise from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the actual Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions in Disneyland or Disney World. Soon though, that will no longer be the case.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Lego, Hasbro, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Target, Funko, Black Series, Star Wars Galaxys Edge


Hong Kong Disneyland Is Closing Again After a Coronavirus Spike of 50 Cases Per Day

Hong Kong Disneyland announced on Monday that it would close its gates to visitors again due to a recent spike in novel coronavirus infections, according to a statement obtained by CNN. Hong Kong identified 41 new cases on Monday, and 38 cases on Sunday—a concerning outbreak by the standards of most wealthy countries.…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Science, China, Disney, Cnn, Shanghai, World Health Organization, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Pandemics, Hong Kong Disneyland, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Disney World's New 'Welcome Back' Video Looks Like a Bad Coronavirus Satire

Walt Disney World will reopen to the general public this weekend, despite the fact that Florida is currently identifying about 10,000 new cases of coronavirus per day. But if that isn’t surreal enough for you, check out Disney’s latest video welcoming guests back to the parks. It looks like a bad knock-off of Jurassic…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Science, Disney, Shanghai, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Epcot, Pandemics, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Ron DeSantis, President Trump


Disney World Is Still Reopening This Weekend as Florida's Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

Florida is nearing a breaking point. The novel coronavirus pandemic has surged across the state, passing 200,000 cases over the July 4 weekend. However, that hasn’t stopped Florida leaders from defending decision to , calling it a “safe environment” for park guests—even though…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneys California Adventure, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID, Sars Cov 2


'We Are Frightened': Disney Cast Members Share Their Anxiety and Anger About the Parks Reopening

“It’s time for magic.” With that phrase, Disney revealed on June 10 that Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure would reopen on July 17, the 65th anniversary of opening day in 1955. That date’s been pushed back because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but Disney is determined to open its doors soon. Guests are …
Tags: Science, Unions, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneys California Adventure, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2



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