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CDC: Ditch your cloth mask and get a NIOSH-approved N95 for the best protection against Omicron

Respirators, when "worn properly" protect better than cloth or surgical masks, the CDC said.Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The CDC is urging Americans to up their mask game in the face of the Omicron variant. The agency says the best mask for you is the one that fits you well (covering both nose and mouth) and that you will wear consistently. This is the first time the CDC's said it may be best for everyone — even non-medical workers — to use NIOSH-approved N95s. The Centers for Dis...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, NIOSH, MARK RIGHTMIRE, Omicron, Joseph Prezioso, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck


COVID-19 experts say Omicron is peaking in the US, citing data from poop samples

Yes, you really can measure how much COVID-19 is around by looking in our poo.Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A network of more than 100 wastewater treatment plants across the US is measuring COVID-19 levels in our poop.  Nationally, "the level of the virus in the wastewater is at a record high," one scientist said, which means there are more people in the US with COVID-19 right now than ever before. The good news is that our poop data also suggests that the Omicron wave ...
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Video shows freeloading grizzly bear in Yellowstone Park hunting with wolf pack to steal elk kill

Grizzly Bear in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto via Getty Images A video shared by the Yellowstone National Park shows a bear hunting with wolves.  The rare occurrence didn't turn out to be a story of friendship, as the bear ran off with the kill.  The National Park Service told Insider the two species "usually ignore each other." A video by the team at Yellowstone national park shows the extraordinary sight of a grizzly bear hunting alongside a pack of wolve...
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Scientists uncovered a mysterious pre-Inca mummy buried around 1,000 years ago, tied in fetal position with hands over its face

A view of pre-Incan mummy of Cajamarquilla are shown in a box on November 30, 2021.CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP via Getty Images) A group of archaeologists uncovered a "unique" pre-Incan mummy in Peru.  The man was found bound in a fetal position, clasping his hands to his face. Clues around him suggest he was a high-status person, an expert told Insider. The mummified remains of a man bound in the fetal position were recently uncovered in Peru in a find remarkable because of the good condition of the ...
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CDC urges boosters for kids aged 12 and older to prevent COVID, help them stay in school, and curb anxiety rates

Simon Huizar, 13, received his first dose of Pfizer on May 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images On Wednesday night, the CDC recommend teens 12 and up should get booster shots for COVID-19. Pfizer boosts can be administered any time at least 5 months after the 2-shot primary series. One doctor called it a last-ditch "whack-a-mole" strategy against Omicron. Booster shots for vaccinated youngsters aged 12 and up are here. An independent panel of doctors and ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, Long, Public Health, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Sarah Long, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


As the pandemic raged, at least 75 lawmakers bought and sold stock in companies that make COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and tests

Rebecca Zisser/Insider AFP via Getty Images; Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty; Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call; Marie Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call; Skye Gould/Insider At least 75 federal lawmakers held shares of Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer in 2020. Lawmakers' holding stock in these companies has prompted ethical concerns. Several other lawmakers traded shares of companies with a direct stake in the pandemic. Dozens of Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hi...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Minnesota, Congress, Kentucky, Oregon, Finance, US, West Virginia, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Getty Images, New Jersey, House Of Representatives


A 60-year-old's birthday party in the UK turned into a potential Omicron superspreader event, even though everyone was vaccinated — but all the cases were mild

File image — not the actual party.Klaus Vedfelt via Getty Images A 60-year-old's birthday party turned into a likely Omicron superspreader event. 15 of the 18 party-goers tested positive for COVID-19 after the party. All were vaccinated, and many were boosted. "It's highly unlikely that Delta would behave like that," said epidemiologist Tim Spector, who suspects it was Omicron.  A 60-year-old's birthday party in the UK has turned into a coronavirus superspreader event — and it'...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Youtube, US, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, Delta, Zoe, Spector, Tom Werner, Omicron, Hilary Brueck, Tim Spector


Propane's sudden price drop is good news for outdoor dining and winter BBQs

A restaurant worker adjusts an outdoor propane heater in New York City on Nov. 29, 2020.Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images The cost of propane has spiked during the Covid pandemic, as people dined outside and bought grills. The issue is not the availability of the gas, but supply-chain delays for the 20-gallon cylinders. Last week, prices suddenly fell. Analysts say it's a good time to prepare for the winter.  On any given night, the line for Nidhi Tandon's Punjab cooking is out the door, s...
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64 of 150 guests tested positive for Omicron after a high school lunch in Denmark, the latest in a string of spreading events

A COVID-19 test at O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, one of the first places where Omicron was identified, on November 28, 2021.Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images 64 of 150 people tested positive for Omicron after a Christmas lunch, authorities told Insider. More than 1,000 more were potentially exposed after the November 27 event, Danish officials said.  It is not yet clear how transmissible Omicron is or whether it causes more severe symptoms. Sixty-four people tested positi...
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Dr. Oz is running for US Senate in Pennsylvania. Here are 8 times he's made false or baseless medical claims.

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2, 2019.Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of the US' best-known celebrity doctors, is running for US Senate in Pennsylvania.  But his health recommendations are not always supported by scientific evidence. Here are eight times Oz made false, baseless, or misleading scientific claims. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Among Dr. Mehmet Oz's achievements are ten Emmy award...
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A couple who visited South Africa were arrested for escaping their quarantine hotel in the Netherlands and trying to flee the country

Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, seen on October 29, 2021.ARTHUR VAN DER KOOIJ/ANP/AFP via Getty Images The couple, a Portuguese woman and a Spanish man, were arrested on a flight departing for Spain. They had recently been in South Africa and were quarantining alongside people with the Omicron variant.  It is not known if the couple had tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID. Police in The Netherlands detained a couple who slipped out of their quarantine hotel after returning from...
Tags: Science, Germany, Trends, Spain, Getty Images, South Africa, Netherlands, Amsterdam, News UK, World Health Organization, Anthony Fauci, The Netherlands, Schiphol Airport, Het Parool, Omicron, Haarlemmermeer


Canada records North America's first 2 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant

A Canadian flag seen at Calgary International Airport. Not directly related to the story.Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Canadian health officials said Sunday they had found two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant. They were in two people in Ottawa who had recently traveled to Nigeria. The cases are the first reported in North America.   Canadian health officials have reported two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, marking the first in North America.The cases were in two p...
Tags: Japan, New York, Science, White House, Germany, Nigeria, Africa, US, Trends, Getty Images, Canada, New Jersey, News UK, North America, Anthony Fauci, Ottawa


A former nurse who's anti-vaxx will face trial for organizing rallies protesting lockdowns in the UK: report

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A former nurse will face trial for organizing three anti-lockdown protests in the UK, the Daily Mail reported. Kay Shemirani lost her nursing license earlier this year after a medical panel found she fell "seriously short of the standards expected of a registered nurse." Shemirani ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Getty Images, Daily Mail, United Kingdom, Vaccines, Trafalgar Square, State House, Concord New Hampshire, Robert Bullock, Facebook Twitter YouTube


Fauci says you don't need to wear a mask for family gatherings this Thanksgiving – but only if everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Dr. Fauci said he doesn't plan to wear a mask during his family's Thanksgiving celebrations.Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images You don't need a mask at Thanksgiving if your family is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Dr. Fauci said. He advised wearing a mask if you don't know the vaccination status of others, per CNN. "Get vaccinated and you can enjoy the holidays very easily. And if you're not, please be careful," he said. Americans don't need to...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Pfizer, Biden, Mask, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention People, Moderna, Al Drago


Elon Musk shares meme of Judge Dredd saying 'You have been judged' after Blue Origin loses NASA lawsuit over SpaceX contract

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters The US Court of Federal Claims ruled against Blue Origin in its lawsuit against NASA. Jeff Bezos' space company filed the lawsuit in August, after NASA awarded a contract to SpaceX. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responded to the ruling with a "Judge Dredd" meme. The US Federal Court of Claims ruled against Blue Origin on Thursday in its lawsuit against NASA.Federal judge Richard Hertling's ruling ended a months-long legal battle in whic...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, United States, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Blue Origin, SpaceX SpaceX, HERTLING, US Court of Federal Claims, Court of Federal Claims


Florida school reverses 30-day stay-at-home order for vaccinated kids - a policy based on false claims about the COVID-19 shot

Centner Academy private school is located in Miami's Design District. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images A Florida private school that drew controversy after saying vaccinated students must stay home for 30 days after each dose has reversed its stance. The policy was based on a myth that's been debunked. The Florida Department of Education threatened to withdraw funding, and the school backed down. A Miami private school that's been called a "beacon" for anti-vaxxers is reve...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, David, Miami, Misinformation, Los Angeles California, Florida Department of Education, Oliva, MedPage Today, Chandan Khanna, Centner, Hilary Brueck


The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids around Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, Pfizer asked the FDA to authorize its COVID-19 shot for kids ages 5 to 11. That means kids could start getting vaccinated sometime around Halloween. The FDA could authorize vaccines for kids ages 6 months to 5 years in late November, Pfizer's timeline suggests. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccines for kids have finally entered the home str...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Children, US, Trends, Getty Images, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, Orlando Florida, Johnson & Johnson, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids before Thanksgiving, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids from 5 to 11 could start getting COVID-19 shots sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving, Pfizer's new timeline suggests. The company submitted data to the FDA for that younger age group on Tuesday. But Pfizer likely won't seek FDA authorization until mid-October, . See more stories on Insider's business page. Until recently, many experts and parents alike...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Children, Cbs News, US, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp


2 fringe doctors created the myth that ivermectin is a 'miracle cure' for COVID-19 - whipping up false hope that could have deadly consequences

Getty Images; Marianne Ayala/Insider Ivermectin is a wondrous, Nobel Prize-winning drug that is cheap and available around the world.The oral version - originally derived from a clump of Japanese dirt in the 1970s - has nearly eradicated infections that could otherwise have caused widespread blindness and disfigured people's limbs and genitals. Formulated as a lotion, ivermectin is safe enough to be administered as an over-the-counter treatment for head lice in kids.But ivermectin is n...
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The US could authorize COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests

A boy receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Israeli city of Holon on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids from 5 to 11 could start getting COVID-19 shots by Halloween, Pfizer's new timeline suggests. The company expects to submit data to the FDA for this younger age group in early October. Pfizer is testing a lower dose of its vaccine among young kids to avoid unnecessary side effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Though daily vaccination rates are dec...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Children, Cbs News, US, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp


COVID-19 rates are soaring in Afghanistan as healthcare facilities collapse, says health minister

A physically disabled girl walks with a walker at the physically disabled center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Herat, Afghanistan on September 02, 2021. The center is the only disability support center in Afghanistan. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Afghanistan's acting health minister told Insider that 1/3 of the tests are coming back positive. Vaccination and testing rates are dropping. Healthcare facilities are on the verge of collapse, with...
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Amazon rips into Elon Musk in its dispute over Starlink, saying his companies believe 'rules are for other people'

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Amazon ripped into SpaceX and Elon Musk in its latest FCC filing over a Starlink complaint. The company said the SpaceX CEO believes "rules are for other people." The letter comes a week after SpaceX said Jeff Bezos' lawsuits were hindering the company's progress. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon ripped into Elon Musk in its latest filing in a series of tiffs with SpaceX over its plans to expand Starlink ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Getty Images, Federal Communications Commission, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Musk, Blue Origin


Anti-vaxxers are targeting pregnant women with misinformation that can lead to tragedy, experts warn

A pregnant mother receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a maternity clinic in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 24, 2021. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua via Getty Images) A battle is being waged for the hearts and minds of pregnant women to get vaccinated. Pro-vaccine campaigners have been called "baby killers." COVID-19 can be dangerous for pregnant people and their babies, data shows. See more stories on Insider's business page. Testimonies of deaths from COVID-19 after not having a vaccine are...
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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...
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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


135 subreddits are 'going dark' to protest Reddit's refusal to ban COVID disinformation

Reddit users are protesting the site's lack of action over COVID-19 by switching their pages to private. Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images 135 subreddits have switched to private to protest Reddit's refusal to crack down on disinformation. Major subreddits have "gone dark," including the popular r/Futorology and r/pokemongo. Some specifically call for r/NoNewNormal, a page pushing vaccine misinformation, to be shut down. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Science, Trends, Social Media, Getty Images, Reddit, Guardian, Tech Insider, Subreddit, Disinformation, COVID, Pavlo Gonchar, Heather Schlitz, Azmi Haroun Read


CDC shares 8 new charts that show how powerful Pfizer's vaccine is against COVID-19 and the Delta variant

Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is called Comirnaty. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Local News via Getty Images On Monday, independent experts to the CDC voted unanimously to recommend Pfizer's vaccine to everyone over 16. Their decision was data-driven, and factored in both the risks and benefits of vaccination. They reviewed graphs and tables showing that, while vaccinated people can get mild infections, Pfizer's vaccine does a great job keeping people alive and out of...
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The pandemic created a bunch of biotech billionaires. Take our 5-question quiz to see how well you know the pay trends shaping the drug industry.

From left: Stephane Bancel of Moderna, Leonard Schleifer of Regeneron, and Stanley Erck of Novavax. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images; Adam Jeffery/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images; Novavax; Skye Gould/Insider Several biotech executives became billionaires last year, as the pandemic drove vaccine sales and stock market fervor. How did that wealth trickle down through the industry? See if you can guess what executives and employees earned. This quiz is part of Insider's deep...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Getty Images, Compensation, Healthcare, Pay Gap, Biotech, Sawyer, Pharmaceutical, Novavax, Regeneron, Skye Gould, Stanley Erck, Stéphane Bancel, Salary Data


You aren't legally allowed to know which variant gave you COVID-19 in the US, even if it's Delta

A COVID-19 testing site in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Most people with COVID-19 in the US are legally prevented from knowing which variant infected them. That's because sequencing tests have be federally approved for results to be disclosed to doctors or patients. Lab scientists say the process of validating the tests for approval is too costly and time-consuming. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sam Reider, a musician from San Francisco, got a call from the Califor...
Tags: Science, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Spain, Cms, Getty Images, Paris, Delta, Kaiser, Vaccines, Forrest, Centers for Medicare, California Department of Public Health, Westminster California


July was Earth's hottest month in recorded history

The Western US has seen extreme temperatures so far this year Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared July the hottest month recorded. The NOAA has recorded global temperatures for 142 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. July was the hottest month recorded in modern history, according to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued on Friday.The agency has trac...
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