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A study on NBA players and staff found vaccinated people with breakthrough infections may be less likely to spread COVID-19 to others

Mohammed, 18, receives his first Pfizer vaccine on June 6, 2021 in Stanmore, Greater London.Hollie Adams/Getty Images The study was conducted in partnership with the NBA. It examined nearly 20,000 viral samples from the league's occupational health program. It found vaccinated people cleared their infections an average of two days faster. A new study of NBA players, staff, and household members provides yet more evidence that fully vaccinated people who get a breakthrough case of COVID-19...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Study, US, Trends, Research, Harvard University, Healthcare, Delta, Nba, Vaccinations, Pfizer, National Basketball Association, Anthony Fauci, Charles Davis, Mohammed


A leading public health expert has pleaded with Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13 2020.Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images South Africa's top public health expert has asked billionaires to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa. Tulio de Oliveira said Africa needs financial support "to control and extinguish variants." His plea comes amid concerns about a "worrying" new variant that has spread fast across souther...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Musk, Variant, Bezos, Africa South Africa, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Oliveira


A leading infectious diseases expert has pleaded with Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020.Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images South Africa's top infectious diseases expert has asked billionaires to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa. Tulio de Oliveira said Africa needs financial support "to control and extinguish variants." His plea comes amid concerns about a "worrying" new variant that has spread fast across ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Musk, Variant, Bezos, Africa South Africa, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Oliveira


Scientists are closely tracking a COVID-19 variant with a 'worrying' number of mutations. They don't yet know if it's more infectious.

A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 12 2021Tshekiso Tebalo/Xinhua/Getty Images A variant with 'worrying' number of mutations has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. Experts are concerned its mutations may help it to avoid antibodies produced by vaccines and treatments. It has been detected 82 times, as of Thursday. For now, it's being closely monitored.  Scientists and health officia...
Tags: Health, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Test, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Botswana, Variant


Scientists are closely tracking a coronavirus variant with a 'worrying' number of mutations. They don't yet know if it's more infectious.

A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 12 2021Tshekiso Tebalo/Xinhua/Getty Images A variant with 'worrying' number of mutations has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. Experts are concerned its mutations may help it to avoid antibodies produced by vaccines and treatments. It has been detected 82 times, as of Thursday. For now, it's being closely monitored.  Scientists and health officia...
Tags: Health, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Test, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Botswana, Variant


Infectious particles can spread beyond 2 meters when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious particles can spread beyond 6 feet when someone with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond 6 feet, a study suggests. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, t...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, Mask, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus, COVID


Infectious COVID-19 particles can spread beyond 2 meters when a person coughs, study suggests

How far and quickly smaller droplets travel when a person coughs varies, according to the study.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images People with COVID-19 may spew infectious particles that can spread beyond two meters. Cambridge University scientists used computer simulations to test scenarios of a person coughing. The study's authors urged people to keep wearing masks in indoor spaces such as offices and shops. When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, they could spew...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Cambridge, University of Bristol, Mask, Cambridge University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cough, Patrick Pleul, Coronavirus


Germans will be 'vaccinated, recovered, or dead' by the end of the winter, the health minister warned amid a COVID-19 surge

100-year-old Heinz Jacoby receives a coronavirus vaccination from doctor Anna Häring-Haj Kheder in Bochum, Germany, September 30 2021.Roland Weihrauch/picture alliance via Getty Germans will be "vaccinated, recovered, or dead" by the end of the winter, the health minister said. COVID-19 cases have surged in Germany. Neighboring Austria has imposed a lockdown and a vaccine mandate. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needed tougher COVID-19 measures, per Reuters. By the end of the win...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Trends, Austria, Vienna, German, Healthcare, Delta, Merkel, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University


The Delta variant was detected on 99.7% of sequenced tests worldwide in the past 60 days

A man receives a COVID-19 nasal swab test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.Mario Tama/Getty Images Of almost 800,000 sequences collected in the last 60 days, 99.7% were Delta, a WHO report said.  Delta is highly infectious and has mutations that help it avoid the immune response. It was first detected in India in October 2020 and has since spread to at least 166 countries. The Delta variant was detected on 99.7% of nearly 800,000 diagnostic tests sequ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, News, India, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Who, World Health Organization, South America, Scripps, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Soumya Swaminathan, Coronavirus


Fauci says COVID-19 cases need to fall below 10,000 per day for a 'degree of normality,' as daily cases reach 85,000

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images US daily COVID-19 cases need to fall below 10,000 to get "a degree of normality," Dr. Fauci said.  The US recorded more than 80,000 cases per day over the past week, Johns Hopkins data shows. Fauci said high case numbers were "predictable" when 60 million Americans remained unvaccinated. For the US to get back to "a degree of normality" the number of new daily COVID-19 infect...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Oxford University, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Cnbc, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, National Institute of Allergy, Susan Walsh


Antibody tests can show whether you need a COVID-19 booster shot, some experts say — but the FDA disagrees

A person undergoes a finger prick blood sample as part of a coronavirus antibody rapid serological test on July 26 2020 in San Dimas, California, 30 miles east of Los Angeles.Robyn Beck / AFP Experts can't agree on whether to use COVID-19 antibody tests to check whether people need a booster shot. The FDA said on May 19 that antibody tests shouldn't be used to test for COVID-19 immunity. But experts told Insider that antibody tests to check COVID-19 protection in vulnerable groups wer...
Tags: Health, Science, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Anthony Fauci, Mayo Clinic, London Metropolitan University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, McLean, Rockefeller University, The Food and Drug Administration, The Hill, Fauci


A scientist tracking the coronavirus predicts it will keep mutating to avoid the immune response — but at a slower rate than before

A nurse practitioner administers COVID-19 tests in the parking lot at Brockton High School in Brockton, MA under a tent during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug 13 2020David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The virus causing COVID-19 probably isn't finished mutating, a scientist tracking it said. Mutations might happen less often than before but could help the virus avoid the immune reponse, he said. The virus has been mutating at a slower rate since October 2020, Trevor Bedford, o...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Phe, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University College London, Variant, Bedford, Scripps Research Institute


A Virginia pharmacy gave 112 young kids shots of a COVID-19 vaccine formulation designed for older children and adults, officials say

A child receives a dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine at an event launching school vaccinations in Los Angeles, California on November 5. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images A pharmacy in Virginia gave COVID-19 vaccine formulations intended for over-12s to 112 kids aged 5 to 11, CNBC reports. County officials said the kids may have received a lower dose of vaccine than recommended. The pharmacy is no longer part of the state's vaccine program, officials said. A pharmacy in Virginia g...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, Kids, News, Cdc, Virginia, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, The Washington Post, Cnbc, Los Angeles California, WTOP, Centers for Disease Control CDC


Moms may pass on COVID-19 antibodies in breast milk, a small study found - but it's unclear what that means for the baby

Woman breastfeeding their babies during the "La Grande Tétée" event backed by La Leche League in Nantes, France on October 14, 2007. Alain Denantes/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images A study found COVID-19 antibodies in the breast milk of moms who had caught COVID-19 or been vaccinated. It's not yet clear whether the antibodies would protect babies from getting sick. The study was small. One expert called it "useful" but questioned the methods. A small lab study found antibodies that fight C...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Breastfeeding, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, La Leche League, Nantes France, Moderna, University of Rochester New York, Science Media Center, Coronavirus


Unvaccinated people were 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by the infectious Delta variant than those who've had 2 shots, real-world data from Texas suggests

Woman receives her second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at a senior center on March 29 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by Delta than vaccinated people, new data suggests. Vaccines prevented death across all age groups, real-world data from the Texas study found. It adds to data from multiple countries showing vaccines stop severe COVID-19 caused by Delta. Unvaccinated people are...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Australia, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, New South Wales, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Antonio Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services, Johns Hopkins University, CDC Texas


Unvaccinated people are at least 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by the infectious Delta variant than those who've had 2 shots, real-world data suggests

Woman receives her second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site at a senior center on March 29 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die from COVID-19 caused by Delta than vaccinated people, new data suggests. Vaccines prevented death across all age groups, real-world data from the Texas study found. It adds to data from multiple countries showing vaccines stop severe COVID-19 caused by Delta. Unvaccinated people are...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Australia, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, New South Wales, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Antonio Texas, Texas Department of State Health Services, Johns Hopkins University, CDC Texas


'An extraordinary effect': Pfizer says its COVID-19 pill reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by 89% in high-risk patients

Crystal Cox/Insider Pfizer's experimental COVID-19 pill decreased the risk of hospitalization and death, a new study found. "Our ability to stop living in fear is now within reach," Pfizer's chief scientist Mikael Dolsten told Insider. The New York drugmaker plans to apply for emergency authorization as soon as possible. Pfizer's experimental coronavirus pill slashed the risk of hospitalization and death by 89% among high-risk people recently infected with COVID-19, the New Yo...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Merck, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Antiviral, Pharmaceutical, Mikael Dolsten, Andrew Dunn


A Newsmax personality who falsely said COVID-19 vaccines contained a satanic-sounding tracking 'marker' has been taken off the air

Newsmax personality Emerald Robinson will not appear on-air while the network reviews her social media posts. Newsmax/YouTube Newsmax's Emerald Robinson had falsely suggested COVID-19 vaccines were satanic. She claimed the vaccines contained a "bioluminescent marker." They don't. The network told Insider it's taking her off the air while it reviews her posts. A television personality at the right-wing cable channel Newsmax who suggested vaccines against COVID-19 include a satan...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Media, White House, Trends, Healthcare, Robinson, US Food and Drug Administration, NewsMax, Moderna, Luciferase, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Newsmax YouTube Newsmax


Smaller needle, lower dose, fewer side effects, same benefit: What to know about the newly authorized COVID-19 vaccine for kids

A boy receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit Healthcare Services in the Israeli city of Holon near Tel Aviv on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images With CDC green light, kids ages 5 to 11 are eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Children will get 10-microgram shots - one-third of the dose given to adults and teens. Pediatricians will be heavily involved in giving the vaccines to kids. Five- to 11-year-olds are now eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Tel Aviv, Trends, New Jersey, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Afp, Erin Schumaker




I got the Moderna booster shot 6 months after getting the J&J single-shot vaccine - here's how it went

Suzie Glassman Suzie Glassman. Suzie Glassman, 44, is a freelance writer and part-time fitness coach based in Castle Rock, Colorado. In April, she got the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine; on October 24, she got the Moderna booster shot. After the booster, Glassman says her arm felt sore for about 24 hours and she had chills and body aches overnight. It feels like forever ago, but just in April, vaccine appointments were hard to come by. I'd waited my turn, meaning I was last in l...
Tags: Science, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Sam, Denver, Nordic, Johnson & Johnson, Glassman, J&J, Personal Essay, Moderna, Vaccine Side Effects, Castle Rock Colorado, BI-freelancer


Fully-vaccinated people can pass on the Delta variant at home, including to other vaccinated people, a study finds - but unvaccinated people are still at most risk

A man receives a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at an NHS COVID-19 vaccination centre. Hollie Adams/Getty Images Fully vaccinated people can catch and pass on the Delta variant at home, real-world data shows. Vaccines largely protect against severe COVID-19 but don't stop it spreading entirely, the study authors said. Experts urged people to get vaccinated, have boosters when eligible, and take extra precautions. Fully vaccinated people can catch and pass on the highly infectious Delta var...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Clarke, Vaccine, Imperial College London, University of Reading, National Institute for Health Research, Simon Clarke, Peter Openshaw, Coronavirus, COVID


Smaller needle, lower dose, fewer side effects, same benefit: What to know about the coming COVID-19 vaccine for kids

A boy receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Clalit Healthcare Services in the Israeli city of Holon near Tel Aviv on June 21. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Kids ages 5 to 11 are on the cusp of being eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, following a vote from the FDA's advisory panel. Children will get 10-microgram shots - one-third of the dose given to adults and teens. Pediatricians will be heavily involved in giving the vaccines to kids. Five- to 11-year-olds ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Tel Aviv, Trends, New Jersey, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp


Trial announced for 'first-of-its-kind' vaccine to prevent breast cancer

A researcher conducts a breast cancer vaccine related experiment in a lab at Cleveland Clinic. Shawn Green/Cleveland Clinic The first human trial testing a vaccine against triple-negative breast cancer is set to begin. The breast cancer type is common, deadly, and can currently only be prevented with mastectomy. Researchers will first test the shot in triple-negative breast cancer survivors at high risk for recurrence. A vaccine against the most aggressive and deadly form of breast cance...
Tags: Science, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Women's Health, Vaccines, Us Department Of Defense, Cleveland Clinic, US Food and Drug Administration, Budd, Tuohy, Taussig Cancer Institute, Anna Medaris Miller, Cleveland Clinic Shawn Green Cleveland Clinic


Immunocompromised Americans who had a 3rd COVID-19 shot can now get a 4th, CDC says

A cancer patient gets his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on August 24, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images Many immunocompromised Americans became eligible for a fourth COVID-19 shot on Tuesday. The fourth dose can be any FDA-authorized shot, given six months after the third, the CDC said. People that got J&J's vaccine have different guidance - they shouldn't get more than two doses. Most fully-vaccinated immunocompromised peo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Booster, Johnson Johnson, Hartford Connecticut, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hartford Hospital


The US has a record number of sexually transmitted diseases and COVID-19 is making things worse, experts say

A blood sample is taken for a mobile HIV screening lab. David McNew/Getty Images COVID-19 has made it harder to tackle the rising numbers of US sexually transmitted diseases, experts warn. People are now less inclined to use condoms, and testing isn't as readily available, one expert said. STD rates in the US were at an all-time-high for the sixth year in a row, the CDC said in April. Top US public health experts have warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the country's eff...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, America, Trends, Park, Healthcare, Guardian, STI, STD, University Of California, Harvey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, David McNew Getty, Std Testing


The FDA is weighing in on whether to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in younger kids

The Food and Drug Administration is considering authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images A study found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in kids. The study, a Pfizer trial, found 91% efficacy for the jab among more than 2,200 kids ages 5 to 11. The FDA's expert panel is meeting Tuesday to discuss and vote on Pfizer's application. As a critical expert panel v...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pharmaceutical, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech, ORLANDO SIERRA, Coronavirus


Millions of second-hand or used nitrile gloves came into the US as scammers took advantage of demand during the pandemic: CNN

Close-up of a chemist putting on gloves in pharmacy. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Scammers are washing and repackaging used medical gloves to sell to the US, CNN reported. Tens of millions of counterfeit and already used nitrile gloves came to the US during the pandemic. It's not clear if any ever actually made their way to be used in medical settings. A months-long CNN investigation found tens of millions of counterfeit and already used nitrile gloves made their way into the US during...
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