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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US's top infectious-disease expert, shared a day in his life, and it's exhausting just reading it

Dr. Anthony Fauci arriving to testify before the House in Washington, DC, on June 23. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS In an interview with HuffPost, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US's leading infectious-disease expert, laid out a schedule of one of his workdays during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci, who still fits patient visits into his day and is escorted by a team of federal agents because of threats to his safety, mentioned one scheduled 20-minute break within the particular 18-hour workday. Tha...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Chicago, Washington Dc, House, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Nih, HuffPost


Dr. Fauci, the US's top infectious disease expert, shared a day in his life and it's exhausting just reading it

Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci puts on a Washington Nationals face mask when he arrives to testify before the House Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, June 23, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS In an interview with HuffPost, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US's leading infectious disease expert, laid out a schedule of one of his workdays while working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fauci, who still fits patient visits into...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Chicago, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Washington Nationals, HuffPost, HHS


Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Walgreens, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Driver, Target


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 will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

President Donald Trump and US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, during a news conference at the White House, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorized use from the FDA, require two doses.  Experts previously told Business Insider ge...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Walgreens, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, US Army, Cvs, HHS


Trump's vaccine czar said he has 'no reason to believe' the FDA has altered how it reviews COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of the president's frustration over how long the process takes

Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Operation Warp Speed's Moncef Slaoui said in an interview with the Washington Post that the US Food and Drug Administration should do a "thorough job" reviewing COVID-19 vaccines and that he has "no reason to believe they sped up or slowed down the process." ABC and Axios have reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ha...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


'Anti-antibiotic' allows for use of antibiotics without driving resistance

An inexpensive, FDA-approved drug -- cholestyramine -- taken in conjunction with an antibiotic prevents the antibiotic from driving antimicrobial resistance, according to new research by scientists at Penn State and the University of Michigan.
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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


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


Moderna's chief medical officer says that vaccine trial results only show that they prevent people from getting sick — not necessarily that recipients won't still be able to transmit the virus

Lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples from Moderna's coronavirus vaccine clinical trials study participants September 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Taimy Alvarez/AP Moderna Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks told Axios that the public should not "over-interpret" the vaccine trial results to assume life could go back to normal after adults are vaccinated. "They do not show that they prevent you from potentially carrying this virus transiently and infecting others," Zaks told Axios.  Wh...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Miami Florida, Zaks, Moderna, Axios, Moncef Slaoui, Coronavirus


Moderna's chief medical officer says that vaccine trial results only show that they prevent people from getting severely sick — not necessarily that recipients won't still be able to transmit the virus

Lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples from Moderna's coronavirus vaccine clinical trials study participants September 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Taimy Alvarez/AP Moderna Chief Medical Officer Tal Zaks told Axios that the public should not "over-interpret" the vaccine trial results to assume life could go back to normal after adults are vaccinated. "They do not show that they prevent you from potentially carrying this virus transiently and infecting others," Zaks told Axios.  Wh...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Miami Florida, Zaks, Moderna, Axios, Moncef Slaoui, Coronavirus, COVID


A 3rd coronavirus vaccine works

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Another Monday, another batch of vaccine results. This time: AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford shared that their coronavirus vaccine was 70% effective on average. That comes on the heels of Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and Moderna both sharing last week that their coronavirus vaccines were 95% and 94.5% effective, respectively. Moncef Slaoui, the scientific head of Operation Warp Speed, is anticipating things will move quickly from here. He s...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Atlantic, Healthcare, Argentina, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Santa, Donald Trump


FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization to Regeneron for its covid-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail, which is made up of the antibodies casirivimab and imdevimab, citing a reduction in hospitalizations and emergency room visits in patients in a clinical trial as well as a…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Antibodies, Regeneron, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Regeneron Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail


Coronavirus vaccine czar said Moderna will seek an emergency use authorization for its vaccine by the end of November

Moderna will seek emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month, the coronavirus vaccine czar said Sunday. Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Moderna, the biotech company that last week announced the results of its COVID-19 vaccine, will apply with the Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization by the end of the month, Moncef Slaoui, the head of the White House Operation "Warp Speed" said Sunday. ...
Tags: Science, News, Abc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Vaccine, Abc News, Moderna, Slaoui, Moncef Slaoui, Connor Perrett


Americans will hopefully begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as early as December 11, 'Warp Speed' advisor says

Some Americans could "hopefully" receive the vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as December 11 or 12, Moncef Slaoui said Dado Ruvic/Reuters Moncef Slaoui, the head of the White House "Operation Warp Speed" said on Sunday that some Americans will begin receiving the vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as December 11.  A panel of outside experts that advises the FDA is expected to meet on December 10 to discuss Pfizer's application for an emergency use authorization, but it's not clear how quickly FDA wo...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Trends, Cnn, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Jake Tapper, Moderna, Slaoui, Moncef Slaoui, Connor Perrett


Coronavirus live: Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed; France plans to ease restrictions

Warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.18pm GMT Mink infected with coronavirus have been found at a farm in t...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, France, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, Netherlands, Denmark, Fda, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Loire, Sweden Greece


Coronavirus live news: US grants Regeneron emergency use approval; Victoria eases mask requirements

G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines; Victoria lifts outdoor mask requirements; FDA issues emergency use authorisation for RegeneronDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am GMT As Victoria marked its 23rd consecutive day of no new C...
Tags: Science, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Fda, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Regeneron, Coronavirus, COVID, RegeneronDonald Trump, USUS CDC, 04am GMT Guitar Center Inc


'The cavalry is on the way': Fauci says Americans should 'double down' on COVID-19 precautions as we reach the final stretch before the first vaccines

GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images This month, Moderna, BioNTech, and Pfizer all announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidates had passed phase 3 testing.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, said that Americans should take the breakthroughs as more reason to combat "COVID fatigue," at The New York Times DealBook conference Tuesday.  "The cavalry is on the way," Fauci said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Trends, New York Times, Italy, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, New York Times Read, The Food and Drug Administration, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Fauci, Cambridge Massachusetts, National Institute of Allergy


FDA advisory committee to discuss emergency authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images An FDA advisory committee will meet next month to discuss an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Pfizer said clinical trials had shown its vaccine to be 95% effective. "While we cannot predict how long the FDA's review will take, the FDA will review the request as expeditiously as possible, while...
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Morgan Stanley predicts it will take 4 to 9 months to vaccinate the rest of the US after first responders and vulnerable people

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Two COVID-19 vaccines, one made by Moderna, another by Pfizer and BioNTech, announced promising results from their Phase 3 trials this week.  Moderna announced that its vaccine was 94.5% effective on Monday, and Pfizer/BioNTech announced that their vaccine was 95% effective on Wednesday.  Assuming that one or both of the vaccines receive emergency approval from the FDA, first responders and vulnerable populations will receive vaccines through March, a n...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Walgreens, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Morgan Stanley, Cvs, CVS Health, Steve Parsons, Moderna, BioNtech, COVID-19


Limited access to buprenorphine restricts resident physicians treating opioid abusers

A University of South Florida Health-led survey of resident physicians in Florida indicates they are interested in treating opioid addiction but face barriers to offering patients treatment using buprenorphine, an FDA-approved medication shown to successfully decrease opioid use, overdose events, and deaths associated with opioids. Many states have reported increased deaths from opioids since the COVID-19 epidemic began, underscoring the need to remove barriers to care.
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Pfizer Just Filed for Emergency Approval of Its Covid-19 Vaccine. What's Next?

On Friday morning, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they would be seeking an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration today for their jointly developed covid-19 vaccine. If granted, that would make this vaccine likely the first to reach the public in the U.S., followed closely by Moderna’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Moderna, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The WHO will not recommend remdesivir for COVID-19 patients, since it doesn't seem to boost their chances of survival

A vial of remdesivir as seen during a news conference at the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany, April 8, 2020. Ulrich Perrey/Reuters The FDA approved remdesivir as a treatment for severe COVID-19 cases last month, after granting emergency authorization in May. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization announced it will not recommend the drug's use for COVID-19 patients. "There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation," the organiza...
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How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

The invention of the bifurcated needle allowed more efficient vaccine delivery. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn't licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began just a few months after the first case ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Science, London, Australia, Cdc, Germany, Boston, Africa, US, Trends, Merck, History, Harvard, Healthcare, MMR


Ben Carson says he took an unproven coronavirus treatment touted by MyPillow's CEO after testing positive for the disease

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump on June 15, 2020. Evan Vucci/AP Photo Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19 last week and took an herbal supplement that remains an unproven coronavirus treatment, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Carson took oleandrin based on the advice of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has a financial stake in the company that develops the product. ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Minnesota, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Cnn, Hud, Fda, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Lindell, Carson, Housing and Urban Development


'Potentially catastrophic': Sen. Chris Murphy sounds the alarm on the Trump administration not briefing the Biden team on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Chris Murphy. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump administration told senators during a Thursday briefing that their vaccine team has not yet reached out to the Biden camp to begin coordination on vaccine rollout, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted.  Murphy, who serves on the Senate's Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called the lack of outreach 62 days before Inauguration Day "potentially catastrophic." Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently reported promising results from ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Connecticut, Commission, Food And Drug Administration, General Services Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinton


Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of clinical trials. Warp Speed plans to distribute doses as soon...
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Moderna's coronavirus vaccine doesn't need to be as icy cold as Pfizer's, and that could make it easier to distribute

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Moderna and Pfizer have both announced promising trial results this week, suggesting their coronavirus vaccines perform very well at preventing COVID-19 infections.  But Moderna's shots can be kept in the fridge for a month, while Pfizer's can only last five days that way.  Pfizer has developed special vaccine briefcases that can keep its shots frozen properly for ...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Reuters, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Baltimore Maryland, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Adalja, Amesh Adalja, Pandemic, Moderna


Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines likely work for all existing coronavirus strains. Don't worry about mutations for now, scientists say.

Mustafa Gerek participates in a coronavirus vaccine trial at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, October 13, 2020. Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The coronavirus vaccine candidates from Pfizer and Moderna both prevented COVID-19 in clinical trials. Research suggests the coronavirus is genetically stable, which means it mutates very slowly. So the leading vaccines should work well long-term against all strains of the virus. By contrast, viruses like the flu accumulate geneti...
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