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Right-wing media are using Colin Powell's death to push their anti-vaccine agenda

Colin Powell. CBS News Right-wing media personalities are using Colin Powell's death to question COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. Powell died Monday from COVID-19 complications. He was vaccinated but was being treated for cancer. Health officials are pushing back at the unfounded claims made by Fox News and Newsmax. Right-wing media personalities are using the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell to sow doubt over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.Several conservative media person...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Fox News, Vanity Fair, George Washington University, State, John Roberts, Powell, Fox Friends, NewsMax, Lambert


Fauci says he is polarizing because he supports 'science, data, and hard facts' and not conspiracy theories

Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on June 22, 2021. The White House Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised the White House on COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. He told Fox News' Chris Wallace he has become a polarizing figure because he stands with science. "Sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people, so they react against me," he said. Dr. Anthony Fauci said he's become a polarizing figure during the pandemic because he stands with "science, data, and hard facts" instead o...
Tags: Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Fauci, Fox News Chris Wallace, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


Trump-backed Republican, eyeing bid for Pennsylvania governor's office, falsely suggests COVID-19 vaccines are not true vaccines

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin. Julio Cortez/Associated Press Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano was first elected in a 2019 special election. His 33rd state senate district is located in the south-central part of the state. He was reelected in 2020 with 68.6% of the vote. He says Pennsylvania's election that year was fraudulent. A Pennsylvania Republican who tried to block his state's votes from being counted in the 2020 election held a fundraiser at a chur...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Science, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Philadelphia, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Rudy Giuliani


Merck is set to make billions off a COVID-19 pill that could change the pandemic. Here's why some countries will pay more than others.

Molnupiravir is an experimental oral antiviral developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics that could treat COVID-19. Merck Merck's COVID-19 pill holds tremendous promise in fighting the pandemic. Industry analysts expect Merck to make billions off the not-yet-authorized drug. Some countries will be paying $12 per pill, while the US agreed to pay $712 per treatment course. Merck is walking a tightrope with its COVID-19 pill, expecting to reap billions in revenue while still makin...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Africa, US, Trends, Merck, Joe Biden, Gotham, Harvard University, Healthcare, Middle East, Biotech, Bernstein, Gilead Sciences, Harvard Medical School


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's vaccine mandate ban won't make airlines or other large businesses drop their plans, legal experts say

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday banning vaccine mandates in the state. Legal experts told Insider the order is unlikely to have an impact on large businesses that will have to comply with a proposed federal vaccine mandate. Law professor Dale Carpenter called Abbott's order "more of a political statement than a legal statement." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning vaccine mandates in the state is un...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Texas, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, University Of Houston, Biden, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Reuters, Carpenter, SMU


'Enjoy it': Fauci says it's safe for Americans and their children to trick or treat on Halloween

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said Halloween's outdoor celebrations like trick-or-treating were safe. The weekly average of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the US has dipped below 100,000. Fauci also said, however, that 68 million eligible Americans remained unvaccinated. In a Sunday interview with the CNN anchor Dana Bash, Dr. Anthony Fauci said US COVID-19 cases were headed in the "right direction" and Americans should ...
Tags: Halloween, Politics, Science, US, Holiday, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Celebration, Healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccinations, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Celebrations, Dana Bash


Directed-energy attacks causing Havana Syndrome cases US officials increasingly believe, report says

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017. Gary Hershorn/Getty US investigators increasingly believe that Havana Syndrome symptoms are caused by directed-energy attacks. Behind closed doors, officials reportedly believe a hostile foreign government such as Russia is responsible. Sen. Marco Rubio said that suggesting the symptoms are psychosomatic is "quackery." US officials are increasingly convinced directed-energy attacks by a hostile foreign entity are to blame for the mysterio...
Tags: Florida, Science, Osama Bin Laden, Politico, Russia, India, US, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Moscow, Marco Rubio, National Security Council, Cia, Vietnam, Biden


US officials increasingly believe directed-energy attacks are behind Havana Syndrome cases, report says

The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba on October 14, 2017. Gary Hershorn/Getty US investigators increasingly believe that Havana Syndrome symptoms are caused by directed-energy attacks. Behind closed doors, officials reportedly believe a hostile foreign government such as Russia is responsible. Sen. Marco Rubio said that suggesting the symptoms are psychosomatic is "quackery." US officials are increasingly convinced directed-energy attacks by a hostile foreign entity are to blame for the mysterio...
Tags: Florida, Science, Osama Bin Laden, Politico, Russia, India, US, Trends, UK News, Joe Biden, Moscow, Marco Rubio, National Security Council, Cia, Vietnam, Biden


Top COVID-19 doctors and scientists privately asked the Biden administration to scrap its booster shot plan, report says

President Joe Biden receiving his second COVID-19 vaccine shot. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Health experts held a call with Biden officials last week warning against a widespread booster campaign, Politico reported. They said the shots should go to people most at risk of severe COVID-19, per the report. Biden's booster campaign has been mired in confusion, and the FDA and CDC have pushed back. A group of doctors and scientists is urging President Joe Biden...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fda, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Demetrius Freeman, Getty Images Health, Coronavirus


Anthony Fauci says one line from 'The Godfather' has shaped his career

The line "It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business," comes from the 1972 film "The Godfather." IMDb/Paramount Pictures In a new documentary, called "Fauci," Dr. Anthony Fauci reveals that a line from the movie "The Godfather" has guided his career. It's a classic quote: "It's not personal. It's strictly business." See more stories on Insider's business page. "It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business."The deadpan line, delivered by a young Al...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Washington, Disney, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Nih, George W Bush


The White House says vaccine mandates raised employee vaccination by 20+ percentage points

President Joe Biden delivers remark on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A White House report says vaccine mandates helped raise vaccination rates. The report argues that the requirements were increased employee vaccination rates by 20+ percentage points. The mandate for private employers has not been enacted yet, but some businesses moved pre-emptively. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House said that...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, News UK, Vaccine, Louisiana, Biden, Detroit, United Airlines, Henry Ford Health System, Jen Psaki, Coronavirus


Dead fish and birds are washing up on the coast of Southern California after more than 125,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean

A fish swims amidst oil as a major oil spill washes ashore on the border of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach at the Santa Ana River Jetties Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Dead fish and birds are washing ashore along the southern California coast after an oil spill over the weekend. A pipeline breach located five miles from Huntington Beach spilled 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The oil could spell out ecological disaster as it ...
Tags: Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Oil Spill, Orange County, Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles Times, Ecosystems, Southern California, Huntington Beach, Foley, Coast Guard


Americans who aren't eligible for a COVID-19 booster are getting the shot no questions asked in pharmacies and doctors' offices

Debbie Bonnett administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinic at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans on August 14, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Americans who aren't eligible for a booster shot are getting it without proof of eligibility. Pharmacies and doctors' offices aren't asking questions, the Wall Street Journal reported. President Joe Biden on Friday said about 60 million Americans are eligible for a booster shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americ...
Tags: New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, New Orleans, Ohio, Wall Street Journal, University Of Maryland, South Carolina, Cvs, Journal, Jake Epstein, Mario Tama Getty


Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders for what she called empty promises on fixing the climate crisis: 'Blah, blah, blah'

Greta Thunberg at the Youth4Climate pre-COP26 event in Milan, Italy, on September 28, 2021. Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images The climate activist Greta Thunberg slammed world leaders on the issue of the climate crisis. She said they offer "words that sound great but so far have not led to action." "Build back better. Blah, blah, blah," she said, mocking the slogans used by Biden and Boris Johnson. See more stories on Insider's business page. The climate activist Greta Thunberg...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Climate Change, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Boris Johnson, Biden, Milan Italy, Climate Crisis, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Nicolò Campo LightRocket, Sinead Baker


CDC director says US hospitals are 'filled with unvaccinated people' and warns that some are running out of ventilators and beds

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifying before the Senate on July 20. J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/via Getty Images Healthcare systems in some parts of the US are in "dire straits," the CDC's Rochelle Walensky said. "Our hospitals are filled with unvaccinated people," she told CBS. Staffers are having to make tough decisions about who gets ventilators and ICU beds, Walensky said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Healthca...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Montana, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Kaiser Health News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, CBS s Face the Nation, Scott Applewhite, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


A prominent anti-vax doctor, who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine could make people magnetic, had her medical license renewed, report says

Dr Sherri Tenpenny. The Ohio Channel A prominent anti-vax doctor had her medical license renewed this month, the Ohio Capital reported. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny told Ohio lawmakers in June that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic. Tenpenny was recently named one of the 12 most prolific sources of anti-vax misinformation See more stories on Insider's business page. A prominent anti-vax doctor from Ohio, who pushed the false claim that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic, h...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Ohio, Vaccine, Board, Stewart, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, State Medical Board of Ohio, Coronavirus, Ohio Capital Journal, CCDH


Biden to announce millions of federal contractors must prove they're vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to stop the spread of the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House complex on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The White House plans to announce a federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Reuters reported. The news is expected Friday that federal contractors must be vaccinated by December 8. It comes after a September 9 executi...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Medicare, Biden, Reuters, White House Office of Management and Budget, Jake Epstein, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Mismatch of mindsets: why the Taliban won in Afghanistan

Analysis: the west tried to impose its alien values and it is time to try a new approach, as Joe Biden has indicatedSome years ago, in Afghanistan, the anthropologist Scott Atran asked a Taliban fighter what it would take to stop the fighting, because families on both sides were crying. The fighter replied: “Leave our country and the crying will stop.”The crying may not have stopped, but the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan without an air force, heavy arms or expensive training, against...
Tags: Science, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Anthropology, University of Oxford, Scott Atran


FDA authorizes boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and others at high risk from COVID-19

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The FDA authorized boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and people at higher risk. Booster shots are likely to be available in locations like pharmacies and clinics at no cost. The US is still struggling to convince many people to get their first doses of coronavirus vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US coronavi...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Virginia's hospitals are filling up with COVID patients. Its rural, unvaccinated population may be the cause.

A socially distanced sermon in Fredericksburg, Virginia in April 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images Virginia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the US. But it has seen a substantial rise in hospitalization in recent weeks. An expert told Insider that uneven distribution of vaccinated people gives the virus an opening. See more stories on Insider's business page. Virginia is the country's 12th most vaccinated state, with almost 60% fully vaccinated.Vacc...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Vaccine, University Of Virginia, Rural America, North East, Lewis, Lee, Washington County


A member of the CIA director's team experienced symptoms of the mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' on a trip to India, report says

CIA Director Bill Burns. Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP A member of CIA director Bill Burns team reported symptoms of Havana Syndrome this month, CNN said. The incident happened on Burns' trip to India and left him "fuming," sources told CNN. At least 130 US personnel have reported symptoms, including in China, Vietnam, the US, and Russia. See more stories on Insider's business page. A colleague of CIA Director Bill Burns experienced symptoms consistent with the mysterious "Havana Syn...
Tags: Politics, Science, Russia, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, News UK, Moscow, Cia, Vietnam, Cuba, Havana, Kamala Harris


Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to young children in the fall

In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 file photo, Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File Vaccines could be available for use in children under 12 in the fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. The Pfizer vaccine will likely become available for young children before the Moderna vaccine, he added. Under an ideal timeline, children could receive the shot by the end of October. See more storie...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fda, Pfizer, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Chris, US Food and Drug Administration, Martha Raddatz, Fauci, Scott Gottlieb, Moderna, Riverview Fla


The World Health Organization compiles data on global COVID-19 vaccine figures but says it can't reveal how many of its own staff have been vaccinated

In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. Leo Correa/AP Photo The World Health Organization refused to say how many of its staff have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The agency told the Associated Press the information was "confidential." In April, the agency said it was against vaccine mandates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Healt...
Tags: Science, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Medicare, Associated Press, Medina, Johnson Johnson, Janssen, Margaret Harris


'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


The COVID-19 booster debate is a mess. Here's why we'll probably get extra shots anyway.

President Joe Biden gets a COVID-19 vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images The US debate over booster shots has devolved into a confusing and noisy mess. The next week should bring clarity, with FDA and CDC reviews wrapping up. Boosters are justified for older adults, experts told Insider, but there's less data on younger people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The debate over COVID-19 booster shots in the US has devolved into a noisy, confu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer


Arizona becomes first state to sue over Biden vaccine mandate, even though the text isn't out yet

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Jan. 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob Christie/AP Arizona's attorney general is suing Biden's administration over his vaccine mandate. It is "unconstitutional" he said in a statement, even though the exact text is yet to be published. The AG also claimed that the mandate is unfair because it doesn't apply to undocumented migrants. See more stories on Insider's business page. Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsu...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Wyoming, Arizona, News UK, Vaccine, Biden, Rnc, Phoenix, U S Customs, Border Protection, Jeffrey Toobin


Biden wants 45% of US electricity to come from solar power by 2050. An energy tech expert breaks down what it would take.

President Biden said investing in clean energy will help combat climate change and create new jobs. Brian Snyder/Reuters President Biden announced a new plan to reduce carbon emissions by investing in clean energy. The White House report says solar power could provide almost half of the US electricity supply by 2050. Energy technology expert Joshua D. Rhodes says this goal would require massive changes at US energy companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe B...
Tags: Energy, Science, Congress, Climate Change, Opinion, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Sustainability, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, New Jersey, Solar Power, North America, Biden


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


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


Fauci says he'd support requiring all US flight passengers to get vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supports the idea of mandating vaccinations for air travel, according to an upcoming interview with The Skimm. Fauci's comments come less than a week after President Biden announced a va...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Washington Dc, Vaccines, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Gallup, NIAID, Fauci, Dirksen Senate Office Building



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