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The US coronavirus death toll has passed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data

A nurse tending to a patient at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California. Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US death toll from COVID-19 has passed 600,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Pre-pandemic life has largely returned in the US because of the vaccine rollout. But some vaccine hesitancy and procrastination is posing a threat to reaching herd immunity. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US reached a grim ...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Pfizer, Gallup, Johnson Johnson, Johns Hopkins University, St Jude Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Speed desk


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as it logs less than one virus death a day in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as the country logs zero or one daily deaths in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


More people have died of COVID-19 in 2021 than in 2020 and it's only June

A coronavirus death in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Coronavirus deaths in 2021 have already overtaken the total deaths from the virus in 2020. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data analysed by The Wall Street Journal. According to the paper's analysis, the tipping point was June 10. See more stories on Insider's business page. There have been more coronavirus deaths worldwide in 2021 than in all of 2020, highlighting the continued spread of the pandemic even as so...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Johns Hopkins University, Juan Forero, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


The world has reported more COVID-19 deaths in 2021 than in 2020, and it's only June

A coronavirus death in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Known coronavirus deaths in 2021 have already overtaken the number recorded in all of 2020. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Wall Street Journal. According to the paper's analysis, the tipping point was Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. More coronavirus deaths have been recorded worldwide so far in 2021 than in all of 2020, highlighting the ongoing nature of the pandemic ...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Johns Hopkins University, Juan Forero, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Astronomy meets pathology to identify predictive biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy

Pairing sky-mapping algorithms with advanced immunofluorescence imaging of cancer biopsies, researchers at The Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy developed a robust platform to guide immunotherapy by predicting which cancers will respond to specific therapies targeting the immune system.
Tags: Science, Johns Hopkins University


Coronavirus live: Portugal delays Lisbon lockdown easing; highest daily cases in Russia since March

Capital and three other municipalities will remain under restrictions until at least 27 June due to rise in infections; Russia reports 10,407 new casesEuropeans’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley games See all our coronavirus coverage 5.20pm BST Health experts in Haiti have said that low official pandem...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, US, Eu, US news, Portugal, Wembley, Vaccines and immunisation, Haiti, Caribbean, Lisbon, Braga, Afp


Peru has world’s worst per capita Covid toll after death data revised

Updated figures give country a per capita death toll of 500 per 100,000 people – double that of BrazilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeru has almost tripled its official Covid-19 death toll to 180,764, following a government review, making it the country with the worst death rate per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University data.Peru has been among the hardest hit Latin America countries during the pandemic, with its hospitals overcrowded with patients and deman...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Infectious Diseases, Peru, Latin America, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus


These are the states most at risk of a COVID-19 resurgence thanks to a drop in vaccinations

A pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California. Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images Vaccination rates have dropped to almost half of their peak last month. States with the lowest vaccinations per capita could be at risk of a COVID-19 resurgence. In Wyoming, less than 30% of people are fully immunized, the lo...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, Cnn, Wyoming, Tennessee, Vaccinations, Chris Cuomo, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University School of Public Health, Ashish Jha, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Torrance California Patrick T Fallon AFP


India has reported the highest COVID-19 daily death toll in the world, breaking a past record held by the US

A critical patient who tested positive for COVID-19 is taken to an ICU unit in Kolkata, India. Debarchan Chatterjee/NurPhoto via Getty Images India set a new global record for the number of coronavirus deaths reported in a day, at 4,529. The US previously held the record, with 4,475 deaths recorded on January 12. India has been battling a huge surge of the virus that overwhelmed the health system. See more stories on Insider's business page. India set a global record for the number of ...
Tags: Science, India, US, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Johns Hopkins University, Getty Images India, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Kolkata India Debarchan Chatterjee NurPhoto


Johns Hopkins develops device for fast gonorrhea diagnosis

A Johns Hopkins University-led team has created an inexpensive portable device and cellphone app to diagnose gonorrhea in less than 15 minutes and determine if a particular strain will respond to frontline antibiotics.
Tags: Science, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University


Fauci says there's 'no doubt we have been undercounting' the number of people who died from COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci is pictured above on November 19, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said there's 'no doubt' the COVID-19 death tolls are far higher than known. A new study estimates that more than 900,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Health agencies and data trackers have recorded about 580,000 deaths in the US from the coronavirus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's ...
Tags: Science, News, Nbc, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Healthcare, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University


India accounted for 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths worldwide last week

India's hospitals are overwhelmed by a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui India accounted for one in four of the world's coronavirus deaths last week, the WHO said. It said India accounted for 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths in the period. India is battling a devastating surge that has overwhelmed hospitals, morgues, and crematoriums. See more stories on Insider's business page. India accounted for one in four deaths from the coronavirus in th...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, Speed, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, REUTERS Danish Siddiqui India


India postponed medical exams so students can help fight the country's devastating COVID-19 surge

A doctor tends to a patient inside an ambulance in Ahmedabad, India. Amit Dave/Reuters India has paused its medical exams to allow student doctors and nurses to fight COVID-19. The country has reported more than 20 million cases, the second-highest case toll in the world. India has been struggling to fight the surge, with shortages in labor, beds, oxygen, and vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. India postponed its medical exams so that doctors and nurses in training ...
Tags: Science, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, News UK, Kolkata, Modi, Economic Times, Times of India, Johns Hopkins University, Shetty, Devi Shetty, Coronavirus, Mia Jankowicz, Ahmedabad India Amit Dave Reuters India


Coronavirus live news: India deaths pass 200,000; crisis needs global response – Fauci

Study in England says single treatment can have dramatic impact on curbing spread; Fiji fears ‘Covid tsunami’ after India variant outbreak; New Zealand donates $1m; Mutations, politics, vaccines: the factors behind India’s Covid crisisHarry and Meghan to join Biden at concert to boost global vaccinationGlobal faith leaders call for drug firms to vaccinate worldSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.02am BST Data from France has shown that the country’s Covid crisis is beginning to ease as French...
Tags: England, Science, France, India, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Biden, Fiji, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron, Meghan, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, Coronavirus, COVID


Video from India shows a body falling out of a battered ambulance as the health system buckles under huge COVID-19 surge

An image from the video, showing a shrouded body that fell from an ambulance in Vidisha, India, on Friday. YouTube A video from India of a COVID-19 victim's body fall from an ambulance has been widely shared. The vehicle drove past families in Vidisha, central India, who were waiting by a hospital. It was another stark example of India's healthcare system falling short amid a huge virus surge. See more stories on Insider's business page. A video from India shows a COVID-19 pat...
Tags: UK, Science, India, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Madhya Pradesh, NDTV, Johns Hopkins University, India Today, Indian Express, The Indian Express, Pankaj Jain, Vidisha, Coronavirus


What spurs people to save the planet? Stories or facts?

With climate change looming, what must people hear to convince them to change their ways to stop harming the environment? A new Johns Hopkins University study finds stories to be significantly more motivating than scientific facts-- at least for some people.
Tags: Science, Johns Hopkins University


After fully vaccinating a majority of its population, Israel no longer requires people to wear masks outdoors

People walk without masks on a Tel Aviv boulevard on April 18, 2021, the day Israel rescinded its outdoor mask mandate. Amir Cohen/Reuters Israel took another step towards normality, rescinding its outdoor mask mandate Sunday. Its vaccine rollout has been remarkably fast, with more than half of adults fully vaccinated. Israel's prime minister hailed the progress but warned that the virus "can return." See more stories on Insider's business page. With more than half of its populat...
Tags: Politics, Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuters, Haaretz, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sam Sokol, Coronavirus, Mia Jankowicz, Mask Mandate


India has recorded more than 15 million COVID-19 cases

People are administered COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade India's recorded coronavirus cases have surpassed 15 million. The country's outbreak is rapidly worsening, reporting more than 273,000 new infections on Monday. A new variant has been identified there, and officials are investigating how worrying it might be. See more stories on Insider's business page. India has recorded more than 15 million cases of the coronavirus, as...
Tags: UK, Science, India, US, Trends, Speed, News UK, Boris Johnson, New Delhi, Mumbai India, Johns Hopkins University, Max Roser, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker


Photos show ancient Egyptian artifacts and skeletons found in a 'lost golden city' built by King Tut's grandfather

An ancient Egyptian artifact at the site of the newly discovered "lost golden city" in present-day Luxor. Hassan Mohamed/picture alliance via Getty Images Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a 3,400-year-old "lost golden city" in Luxor over the last seven months. In 1935, a French excavation team searched for the city - which may be the largest ever built in Ancient Egypt - but never found it. The city, named "tehn Aten," or the dazzling Aten, was built by Amenhotep III, King Tut's...
Tags: Photos, Science, News, Trends, Features, Egypt, Archaeology, Luxor, King Tut, Cairo, Reuters, Bryan, Pharoah, Johns Hopkins University, Tut, Amon


Global coronavirus deaths just topped 3 million, led by surges in India and Brazil

Cemetery workers in full protective gear lower a coffin that contain the remains of a person who died from complications related to COVID-19 at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. AP Photo/Andre Penner Global coronavirus deaths surpassed 3 million on Saturday. More than a third of those deaths occurred in the US, Brazil, and India. Brazil and India are still seeing devastating surges in coronavirus deaths amid vaccine shortages. See more stories on I...
Tags: Science, News, China, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, Healthcare, Brazil, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccines


1 million people have died from COVID-19 in Europe, a top World Health Organization doctor said

Paul Biris/Getty WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said 1 million people in the region have died from COVID-19. Kluge said COVID-19 remains a "serious" issue even as more people get vaccinated. Nearly 3 million have died from COVID-19 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least 1 million people have died from COVID-19 in Europe, a top official from the World Health Organization said.While speaking about the deaths ...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, Death, Science, News, Greece, Trends, United States, Who, World Health Organization, Brazil Mexico, Johns Hopkins University, Kluge, Associated Press Data, Kelly McLaughlin


The World Health Organization urges people to stop playing fast and loose with the pandemic as coronavirus cases and deaths soar

Revellers drink in Soho as non essential retail reopens on April 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images The WHO warned people not to get complacent about the pandemic as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide. While vaccines offer hope, only 1 in 500 people in poor countries have received a shot. Officials warned cases have been rising for weeks, with 4.4 million new cases recorded last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organizat...
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A legendary 3,000-year-old 'lost golden city' of the Pharaohs has just been discovered in Egypt

The city was found after seven months of excavating. STR/picture alliance via Getty Images The archaeology team began excavating in September 2020, and have now found entire neighborhoods. So far, they have found residential districts, complete rooms and walls, and even a bakery. Dated to the reign of Amenhotep III, the team expects to uncover further parts of the ancient city. See more stories on Insider's business page. Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the larges...
Tags: Science, Trends, Egypt, Archeology, Luxor, Cairo, Tutankhamun, Valley, Pharoah, Johns Hopkins University, Hawass, Zahi Hawass, Ancient Egypt, Aten, UK Weekend, Jacob Sarkisian


Mimes help us 'see' objects that don't exist

When we watch a mime seemingly pull rope, climb steps or try to escape that infernal box, we don't struggle to recognize the implied objects -- our minds automatically "see" them, a new study concludes.To explore how the mind processes the objects mimes seem to interact with, Johns Hopkins University cognitive scientists brought the art of miming into the lab, concluding that invisible, implied surfaces are represented rapidly and automatically. The work appears today in the journal Psychologica...
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Dr. Deborah Birx says every American COVID-19 death after the first 100,000 could've been mitigated, but a Democratic lawmaker says she's to blame for 'enabling' Trump

Some accused Birx of being "complicit" by not pushing back against Trump. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx said thousands of Americans died preventable COVID-19 deaths. During a CNN interview, she said everything after the first surge could've been mitigated. But some people, including Rep. Ted Lieu, responded by accusing her of enabling Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Deborah Birx, a former member of the White House coronavirus response team, sa...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Germany, US, Trends, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, George Washington University, Sanjay Gupta, CNN Newsroom, Johns Hopkins University, Reiner, Ted Lieu, Lieu


As more Americans get vaccinated, a fourth coronavirus surge is unlikely, former FDA chief says

California Department of Public Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan receives the Johnson & Johnson Janssen one-dose vaccine during a press conference at the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images US COVID-19 cases were falling for months, though they have plateaued somewhat in recent weeks. Ex-FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CBS that with millions vaccinated, another surge is ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, United Kingdom, Food And Drug Administration, Cbs, Fda, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland Calif, Fauci


How convalescent plasma could be used to treat new variants of the coronavirus - especially where vaccines are scarce

A medical worker shows convalescent plasma taken from a recovered COVID-19 patient at the Indonesian Red Cross, Surabaya City. Patrik Cahyo Lumintu / Opn Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Convalescent plasma could still be a crucial coronavirus treatment, says an immunology professor. Plasma is donated by recovered patients, providing an injection of virus-fighting antibodies. "Most patients - even in very poor countries - can make plasma," Dr. Arturo Casadevall said. Visit the Busine...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Philippines, Food And Drug Administration, Argentina, Fda, Navajo Nation, Oxford University, Donald Trump, Antibodies, Charles Davis, Johns Hopkins, Trump


US coronavirus vaccinations have surpassed the country's number of known COVID-19 cases

A woman receiving a COVID-19 shot at a vaccination site for Los Angeles Unified School District employees. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US has vaccinated more than 31 million people against COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins data. That figure surpasses the number of Americans known to have been infected. Some 29 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, more than any other country. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has re...
Tags: Science, China, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, United States, News UK, Gibraltar, Seattle, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Al Seib Los Angeles Times, Coronavirus


US COVID-19 vaccinations have surpassed the country's total cases in the pandemic

A woman receiving a COVID-19 shot at a vaccination site for Los Angeles Unified School District employees in March 2021. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US has vaccinated more than 31 million people against COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins data. This means the US has now vaccinated more people than Americans who got the coronavirus. Some 29 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, more than any other country. Visit the Business section of Insider for...
Tags: Science, China, New York City, Israel, US, Trends, United States, News UK, Gibraltar, Seattle, Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Al Seib Los Angeles Times, Coronavirus



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