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Florida's new surgeon general says COVID-19 vaccines are 'nothing special' and opposes mask mandates

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Dr. Joseph Ladapo to surgeon general and secretary of the state's health department on Tuesday. But Ladapo has come under fire for his criticism of COVID-19 vaccines and mask mandates. Ladapo also called COVID-19 vaccines "nothing special" in a recent press conference. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida's new surgeon general called COVID-19 vaccines "nothing special" in a recent press conference.Dr. Jose...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, Cbs News, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccines, WFLA, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Florida Hospital Association, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


‘Heck of a ride’: SpaceX’s historic amateur astronauts splash down safely in Atlantic

The four-person crew thanked mission control as they splashed down in the AtlanticFour space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit on Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. Continue reading...
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‘Heck of a ride’: SpaceX’s historic amateur astronauts splashdown safely in Atlantic

The four-person crew thanked mission control as they splashed down in the AtlanticFour space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit on Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, US news, Atlantic


SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a spacesuit-wearing puppy plushie to orbit

A screengrab from a live broadcast from the Crew Dragon spaceship shows Hayley Arceneaux holding up Jude the plush dog, September 17, 2021. SpaceX SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a plush puppy wearing a spacesuit to orbit with them. The space pup is based on two service dogs, Puggle and Huckleberry, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The plush dog is sold out, but it's part of the mission's fundraising for childhood-cancer research. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Golden Retriever, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Cape Canaveral Florida, St Jude, Jude, Service Dog, Huckleberry, Arceneaux, Morgan McFall Johnsen


'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her 10-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her 10-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her ten-year-old self into orbit

An annotated picture the Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX/Insider A member of SpaceX's all-civilian crew took a picture of her ten-year-old self to space. Hayley Arceneaux is a cancer survivor, she had bone cancer as a kid. She said she hopes the picture will show children receiving cancer treatments that "there is a future." See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Cancer, Trends, Earth, Tennessee, New York Times, News UK, Memphis, St Jude, Arceneaux, Inspiration4, Marianne Guenot, Hayley Arceneaux


SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
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SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX rocket to take world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit

Four-person Inspiration4 mission will orbit Earth for up to four days and marks latest step in space tourismThe world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” is preparing to blast off on a mission that will carry them into orbit around Earth before bringing them back home at the weekend.The four civilians, who have spent the past few months on an astronaut training crash course, are due to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8.02pm local time on Wednesday ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, UK, Science, World news, US news, Earth, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine mandate press conference

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images DeSantis did not correct a Gainesville city employee who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine "changes your RNA." The false claim was made during a press conference to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates and passports. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSan...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Moderna


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Biden challenges Republicans who want to sue over his new vaccine mandates to 'have at it'

President Joe Biden speaks at Brookland Middle School, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Washington. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta President Biden dared Republicans to "have at it" and sue over his new vaccine requirements. A new federal regulation will mandate vaccines or testing for employers with 100+ workers. Biden announcing the new requirement sparked backlash and threats of lawsuits from GOP figures. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden dared Republican gover...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Cambridge, Vaccines, Biden, Greg Abbott


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Gov. DeSantis just lost his latest bid to ban mask mandates in Florida schools - for now

Florida school districts can continue enforcing mask mandates, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis' appeal, CNN reported on Wednesday.Second Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled that Florida must stop enforcing the governor's mask mandate ban, which means school districts in the state can continue to require masks while the case is appealed in a higher court, according to CNN.This comes after Judge John Cooper ruled last month the governor did not have authority to issue a mask ban. But DeSantis ap...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, John Cooper, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Mask Ban, Coronavirus, Mask Mandate, Researched, Speed desk


A Florida councilman who denied the pandemic was real has been hospitalized with COVID-19

People attend a free concert at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Labor Day weekend on September 5, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto/Getty Images A councilman in Florida's Volusia County, Fred Lowry, was hospitalized with COVID-19. Lowry had previously denied the pandemic was real and mocked Dr. Fauci. He faced calls for his resignation in June after his comments came to light. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fred Lowry, a Florida councilman who den...
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Parents with higher incomes are more likely to oppose mask mandates in schools according to a new poll

Students at a Florida high school, walk to the campus on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 AP Photo/Marta Lavandier A new poll found parents with higher incomes are more likely to oppose mask mandates. The poll was conducted by Momentive and Axios from August 16 to 25 and surveyed more than 38,000 adults. Responses were also sorted by demographics such as race, gender, and political leaning, the last of which produced the most disparate results. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Florida, Science, Trends, Mask, Axios, Momentive, Lauren Frias, Mask Mandate, Marta Lavandier, School Masks


COVID-19 cases rose among students as schools began to reopen in late July. Since then at least 1,000 schools have closed.

Principal Nathan Hay checks the temperatures of students as they return to school on the first day of in-person classes in Orange County at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, US. Face masks and temperature checks are required for all students as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 10,000, with some teachers refusing to return to their classrooms due to health concerns. Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images There's been a rec...
Tags: Florida, Science, Mississippi, Los Angeles, Trends, Cbs, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Npr, Pfizer, New Mexico, Orange County, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Orlando


There are more states with full mask mandates now than there were in July

Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Seven states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, now have full mask mandates, NBC News reported. That's six more states requiring both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks since July. An additional six states require masks for unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are six more states that have full mask mandates, for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, than there were at the end of...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cdc, Washington, Nbc News, US, Trends, New York Times, Delta, Seattle, Anthony Fauci, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Puerto Rico, University of Washington, Broward


A Florida doctor said she's refusing to treat unvaccinated patients in person but denied violating the Hippocratic Oath, says report

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters A Florida doctor said she's refusing to treat unvaccinated patients in person, Newsweek reported. Dr. Linda Marraccini denied violating the Hippocratic Oath and said she is "following the science." Marraccini will still treat unvaccinated patients through virtual meetings instead. See more stories on Insider's business page. A doctor in South Miami, Florida said s...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, News UK, Delta, Vaccination, Reuters, Newsweek, Johns Hopkins University, New York Times More, South Miami Florida, Hippocratic Oath, Coronavirus, UK Weekend, Sophia Ankel


A Florida doctor said she'd stop treating most unvaccinated patients in person but denied violating the Hippocratic Oath, report says

Emanuele Cremaschi / Contributor/Getty Images A Florida doctor said she's refusing to treat unvaccinated patients in person, Newsweek reported. Dr. Linda Marraccini denied violating the Hippocratic Oath and said she was "following the science." Marraccini plans to treat unvaccinated patients through virtual meetings instead. See more stories on Insider's business page. A doctor in South Miami, Florida, says she plans to largely stop treating unvaccinated patients in person because...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, News UK, Vaccination, Newsweek, Johns Hopkins University, New York Times More, South Miami Florida, Coronavirus, UK Weekend, Sophia Ankel, Emanuele Cremaschi, Linda Marraccini, Marraccini


Florida official wants Gov. Ron DeSantis to make the controversial and unproven COVID-19 treatment ivermectin more widely available

This picture shows the tablets of Ivermectin drugs in West Benga, India, on May 19, 2021. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images A Florida county commissioner is hoping that Gov. Ron DeSantis will make ivermectin more widely available. Ivermectin is a drug typically used to treat parasitic infections in livestock like horses. There is no evidence that ivermectin can treat the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Florida county commissioner wrote a let...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Nbc, Trends, Getty Images, Food And Drug Administration, Rand Paul, Fda, Oklahoma, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, WFLA, Joe Rogan, Ron DeSantis


Florida official wants Gov. Ron DeSantis to make 'wonder drug' ivermectin more widely available to treat COVID-19

This picture shows the tablets of Ivermectin drugs in West Benga, India, on May 19, 2021. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images A Florida county commissioner is hoping that Gov. Ron DeSantis will make ivermectin more widely available. Ivermectin is a drug typically used to treat parasitic infections in livestock like horses. There is no evidence that ivermectin can treat the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Florida county commissioner wrote a let...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Nbc, Trends, Getty Images, Food And Drug Administration, Rand Paul, Fda, Oklahoma, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, WFLA, Joe Rogan, Ron DeSantis


Welcome to your new planet: There's no such thing as a local disaster

Waves crash against the New Canal Lighthouse in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 29, 2021. Reuters In the last year, I've found myself face-to-face with a hurricane and two wildfires. This is what our planet is like now: The effects of climate change are inescapable, no matter where you live. Any extreme weather event can have impacts far from its epicenter. See more stories on Insider's business page. While the remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through New York City on Wednesday, m...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Climate Change, California, Oregon, New York City, US, Trends, Global Warming, Ipcc, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Wildfires


Delta cases may finally be reaching a peak in the US. Future surges are likely to be weaker.

People walk near Little Island park in New York City on May 27, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US's Delta cases are rising at a slower rate than earlier in the summer. In countries like the UK and India, Delta surges seemed to spike quickly then fizzle. Experts say the US is still vulnerable to more Delta outbreaks, but future surges will likely be weaker. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant appears to be loosening its hold on the US.Roughly two months...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, News, Indonesia, France, India, New York City, US, Trends, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Variant, Morris, Miami Florida, Harvard Medical School


Sweetgreen CEO Says We Need Salads More Than a Vaccine Mandate

In states like Florida and Georgia, hospitals and morgues are buckling under the weight of a new sudden surge in COVID cases with no end in sight. You might be thinking that people should focus on wearing masks and getting vaccinated to flatten the curve, but Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman thinks we should be taking a…
Tags: Florida, Science, Georgia, Sweetgreen, Jonathan Neman



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