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1 in 3 new COVID-19 cases over the past week were in 2 states - Texas and Florida, White House official says

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images A third of new US COVID-19 cases over the past week were in Texas and Florida, the White House said. The highly infectious Delta variant accounts for more than 80% of new cases in both states. Jeff Zients, a White House official, said getting vaccinated was the best way to stop the spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. A third of all US cases in...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Idaho, Healthcare, Delta, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Vermont, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


Surgeon general says he's 'deeply concerned' as COVID-19 cases reach record highs in Florida

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. Susan Walsh/Associated Press US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said he's "deeply concerned" about Florida, where COVID-19 cases are surging. Florida is currently leading the country in per capita COVID-19 hospitalizations. On Saturday, the state registered more than 21,000 new infections - a record high. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Monday that he's "deeply concerned" about Florida - where COV...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Cbs, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Vivek Murthy, Ron DeSantis, Murthy, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19


At some California hospitals, nearly half of workers remain unvaccinated

They work in hospitals. They have easy access to jabs. They know the risks. Yet after a frenetic rollout and urgent pleas from officials on nearly-bent knees, almost a quarter of California’s hospital workers remained unvaccinated for COVID-19, according to federal data. Vaccine hesitancy is far more pronounced at some hospitals than at others, and may reflect a community’s affluence — or lack thereof. At Redlands Community Hospital, 42% of workers were not vaccinated as of July 16, according to...
Tags: Science, News, Workplace, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Hospital, Hospitals, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration


The pandemic is worsening mental health for women, middle-aged adults, a new survey finds

Throughout the pandemic, multiple surveys and studies have indicated that mental health has declined for a number of groups and populations. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Mental health challenges have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from the University of Michigan has quantified some of the effects. Women and US adults ages 50 to 64 have reported worsening mental health during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, experts...
Tags: Science, News, Study, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, University Of Michigan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Reed Alexander


I had to stop my psychoactive meds while pregnant and the withdrawal was so bad, I considered an abortion

It's incredibly difficult to wean yourself off psychoactive medication once you've begun. Kanawa_Studio/Getty Images Benzodiazepines are a psychoactive drug. They can calm symptoms associated with anxiety. The withdrawal symptoms from giving them up are considered worse than those from cocaine. Sara suffered so much with insomnia and anxiety during pregnancy, she considered having an abortion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sara is a pseudonym but below is a true ...
Tags: UK, Science, Drugs, Life, International, Trends, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Italy, Healthcare, National Health Service, Medication, Thomson Reuters, Nordic, Sara, Psychiatrist


CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading the vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from possibly evading current COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC director said. "The big concern," Rochelle Walensky said, "is that the next variant that might emerge ... could potentially evade our vaccines. " Coronavirus cases, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, have been surging in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the US Cent...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci, Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla Getty


Newsom vows California will have the 'strongest vaccine verification system in the US' as mandate is announced

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Associated Press California will require state employees and all healthcare workers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly. Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed that California will have the "strongest vaccine verification system in the US." "Too many people have chosen to live with this virus," Newsom said Monday as he announced the new mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. California will soon require state employees and all he...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, California, New York City, US, Trends, Healthcare, Bill De Blasio, Vaccine, Gavin Newsom, Golden State, Department of Veterans Affairs, Newsom, Breaking, Associated Press Read


US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in April 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Because of increasing COVID-19 cases, the US won't lift its travel restrictions, an official told Reuters. The White House official told Reuters that the spread of the Delta variant had driven that decision. Cases are increasing in the US, especially among unvaccinated people, health officials say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Because of the...
Tags: Travel, New York, Science, News, White House, India, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Delta, John, Reuters, Kennedy Airport, Reuters The White House


The US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as it stands mostly empty due to the ongoing cutbacks in travel because of the coronavirus on April 16, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US will not lift its existing travel restrictions due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus and increasing COVID-19 cases, Reuters reported. "Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintai...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, White House, India, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Delta, John, Jfk, Reuters, Breaking, Kennedy Airport JFK, Coronavirus


COVID-19 patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are 'begging' to be vaccinated, nurse says

The unnamed nurse, who works at the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, said that patients are desperate to be vaccinated. CNN Health Patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are "begging" to be vaccinated, a nurse told CNN. Almost all of the patients in ICUs at the hospital have not yet received a shot, CNN reported. The nurse often has to remind patients that the right time to get vaccinated is before getting sick, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pat...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, Vaccinations, Charles Davis, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Florida, Don, WFLA, Kaye, Randi Kaye


1 in 5 COVID-19 infections in LA in June were in fully vaccinated people, but most had mild or no symptoms, officials say

A nurse practitioner receives a coronavirus vaccination in Los Angeles on February 10. One in five people who tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully vaccinated, officials said. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new cases on Thursday, up by 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five people who caught COVID-19 in Los Angeles ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


1 in 5 new COVID-19 infections in LA are in fully-vaccinated people. Most of them have mild symptoms, or none at all.

Nurse practitioner Nicole Monk, 44, receives a coronavirus vaccination at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2021. One in five people that tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully-vaccinated. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms, or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - up 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Vaccine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles California, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases reported in the US

New COVID-19 cases identified in Florida have grown by more than 400% in July. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Florida reported 12,647 positive coronavirus tests on Wednesday. The state's seven-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. The US as a whole reported more than 55,000 positive tests on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is reporting its most coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of all positive tes...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images 12,647 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida on Wednesday. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. Across the US, more than 55,000 people tested positive on July 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida is experiencing its largest number of new coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of al...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Miami, Vaccines, Charles Davis, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Jackson Health System


A man hospitalized with COVID-19 told CBS he'd still rather be sick than get a shot - and it shows how hard it'll be to convince everyone to get vaccinated

Scott Roe. CBS News A Louisiana man hospitalized with COVID-19 told CBS he still wouldn't get vaccinated. Scott Roe said he didn't regret not getting the vaccine, saying he'd rather be hospitalized than get the jab. The sentiment shows the challenge to get more people vaccinated and prevent the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Louisiana man who contracted COVID-19 and wound up hospitalized said he would rather be ill than get vaccinated aga...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Cbs News, US, Trends, Hospitals, Healthcare, Delta, Cbs, Vaccine, Louisiana, Johnson, Don, Baton Rouge, Roe


Fauci says fully vaccinated people 'might want to consider' wearing a mask indoors as a precaution against the Delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Fully vaccinated Americans may "want to consider" masks indoors, Dr. Fauci said. Fauci said the Delta variant had an "extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person." More fully vaccinated Americans are catching COVID-19, albeit with milder, or no, symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Las Vegas, Mask, Anthony Fauci


Johnson & Johnson's vaccine produced fewer antibodies against Delta compared with other shots in an experiment. Experts say we shouldn't worry about the results.

Gerald McDavitt, 81, a Veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, holds his CDC vaccine card after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images In a study, J&J's vaccine produced fewer antibodies to the Delta variant compared with other shots. The study authors said that the lower antibody response "could result in decreased protection." But other experts said the COVID-19 lab-based study didn't represent the ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cnbc, New York University, Nyu


CDC director says Delta variant is responsible for 83% of all new sequenced COVID-19 cases

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky. White House/YouTube The Delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for 83% of all new sequenced COVID-19 cases in the United States, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.CDC director Rochelle Walensky gave the updated statistic as she testified during a Senate hearing on the coronavirus pandemic. This story is developing. Please check back for updates. Read the original article on Business I...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Senate, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Breaking, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci


CDC director says COVID-19 is 'becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated'

File: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky speaks during a news conference in December 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that as COVID-19 cases rise across the United States, the disease is becoming a "pandemic of the unvaccinated.""There is a message that is crystal clear: this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a press briefing on Friday. "We are seeing outbre...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Anti-vaccine Movement, Covid-19 Vaccine, Rochelle Walensky, Speed desk


1 in 5 cases of COVID-19 in the US are now happening in Florida alone, White House official says

A nurse prepares paperwork with a patient during the Vaccinate at the Plate event at Tropicana Field on June 16, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images Four states accounted for more than 40% of national COVID-19 cases in the past week. Florida alone has seen more than 23,000 new cases this week. Fortunately, states with the highest case rates are also seeing more people getting vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five new coronavirus cas...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Wyoming, Healthcare, Nevada, Johns Hopkins University, St Petersburg Florida, Arkansas Florida Louisiana Missouri, Jeff Zients, Zients, Tropicana Field


1 in 5 cases of COVID-19 are now happening in Florida alone, White House official says

A nurse prepares paperwork with a patient during the Vaccinate at the Plate event at Tropicana Field on June 16, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images One in five new coronavirus cases are occurring in Florida alone, a White House official said Friday. "Four states accounted for more than 40% of all [COVID-19] cases in the past week, with one in five of all cases occurring in Florida alone," White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said during a virtual ...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Trends, Wyoming, Healthcare, Nevada, Johns Hopkins University, St Petersburg Florida, Arkansas Florida Louisiana Missouri, Jeff Zients, Zients, Tropicana Field, Arkansas Mississippi Missouri


A survey of long-haulers found 66 symptoms that lasted more than 6 months. Tiredness and brain fog were most common.

Maria Romero, a coronavirus long-hauler in Stamford, Connecticut, on December 22, 2020. John Moore/Getty Images Researchers at University College London say there may be up to 203 symptoms related to long COVID. In a survey of more than 3,600 long-haulers, fatigue and brain fog were commonly reported. The leader of the research said there may be "thousands of long COVID patients suffering in silence." See more stories on Insider's business page. Long haulers may experience up to 203 di...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Imperial College London, University College London, John Moore, Stamford Connecticut, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Catherine Schuster Bruce, Maria Romero, Athena Akrami


J&J recalls spray sunscreens after testing found traces of cancer-causing chemical

Cans of Neutrogena UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen are seen, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Marple Township, Pa. Matt Slocum/AP Photo Johnson & Johnson is recalling five Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen products. An investigation found small amounts of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, in the sunscreen. J&J said use of the products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. See more stories on Insider's business page. Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is recalling five Neu...
Tags: Science, Trends, Healthcare, Chemicals, Sunscreen, Contamination, Carcinogen, Johnson & Johnson, Hodgkin, Neutrogena, Neutrogena Beach Defense, Marple Township Pa Matt Slocum, Hannah Towey Andrea Michelson


8 fully vaccinated healthcare workers caught COVID-19 at a Vegas pool party. At least 7 caught the Delta variant, a report said.

Las Vegas Westend61/Getty Images Eight fully-vaccinated health workers caught COVID-19 at a Las Vegas pool party. They all got symptoms similar to allergies or the common cold, per the Las Vegas Review Journal. At least seven of them caught the highly infectious Delta variant, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eleven healthcare workers caught COVID-19 at a pool party in Las Vegas - and eight of them were fully-vaccinated.At least 10 of the 11 people caught t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Las Vegas, Nevada, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Las Vegas Review Journal, KTNV, Review Journal


Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns of a Delta-driven virus peak at the end of September

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb Reuters Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warned of a COVID-19 peak at the end of September. The Delta variant would drive up cases over the next few months, he said. "The worst is yet to come," Gottlieb told Squawk Box on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head at the Food and Drug Administration, warned Wednesday that a Delta variant-fueled pandemic peak could hit the US in September. Gottlieb told Squawk ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Squawk Box, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This, Coronavirus


A health startup founder who raised $40 million plans to improve healthcare access in the US

Carlos Reines is the CEO and co-founder of RubiconMD. Rubicon Health startup RubiconMD is revolutionizing the complex and costly healthcare model in the US. The platform allows primary care physicians to consult with specialists to improve patient care. Rubicon serves over 10 million Americans and has raised $40 million since it was founded in 2013. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carlos Reines is the CEO and co-founder of RubiconMD.As well as revolutionizing healthcare in...
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The US doesn't really know how widespread the Delta variant is because its virus sequencing is lagging far behind many other rich nations

A female doctor holds a swab in one of the central fairgrounds in the outpatient corona test facility. Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images The US doesn't really know how widespread Delta is because of inadequate sequencing of tests. In the past six months, just 4% of all positive COVID-19 were sequenced and reported to a central database. The UK is at 18.6%, Singapore 46.5%, Australia 58.7%, and New Zealand 41.5%. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US do...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Singapore, Israel, US, Trends, Mit, Healthcare, Delta, New Zealand, Helix


A simple blood test to check if you're a COVID-19 long hauler could launch within 6 months, researchers say

A recovered Coronavirus patient is monitored by a medical staff at the Department of Rehabilitative Cardiology in Genoa, Italy on July 23, 2020. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images Researchers are working on a simple blood test for "long-COVID." The test could be ready within six months, they said. COVID-19 long haulers have detectable "autoantibodies" that attack healthy cells, they found. See more stories on Insider's business page. Researchers are developing a simple blood test that could t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Bbc, Healthcare, Imperial College, Genoa Italy, National Institute for Health Research, Altmann, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty, COVID, Danny Altmann


How well COVID-19 vaccines work against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Delta has mutations that can help it avoid the immune response. Four studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Delta coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, India, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Lancet, Variant, Stephen Evans, The World Health Organization


How well COVID-19 vaccines protect against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Delta has mutations that can help it avoid the immune response. Four studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Delta coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, India, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Lancet, Variant, Stephen Evans, The World Health Organization



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