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

Respirators, when "worn properly" protect better than cloth or surgical masks, the CDC said.Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The CDC is urging Americans to up their mask game in the face of the Omicron variant. The agency says the best mask for you is the one that fits you well (covering both nose and mouth) and that you will wear consistently. This is the first time the CDC's said it may be best for everyone — even non-medical workers — to use NIOSH-approved N95s. The Centers for Dis...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a new record high in the US as the Omicron wave sweeps the nation

A medical worker in full PPE reads a message on a computer screen while with a patient who has covid-19 in a negative pressure room in the ICU ward at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 4, 2022.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The United States hit a new record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.  More than 132,600 people were hospitalized with COVID as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Roughly 30% of ICU beds...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a record high in the US as the Omicron wave sweeps the nation

A medical worker in full PPE reads a message on a computer screen while with a patient who has covid-19 in a negative pressure room in the ICU ward at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 4, 2022.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The United States hit a new record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.  More than 146,000 people were hospitalized with COVID as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Roughly 30% of ICU beds...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Speed, United States, South Africa, Healthcare, Columbia University, Anthony Fauci, Department of Health and Human Services, Johns Hopkins University, Worcester Massachusetts, UMass Memorial Medical Center


COVID-positive nurses say they're being pressured to work while sick, and they're petrified of infecting patients

Four nurses told Insider their hospitals are pressuring them to come into work shortly after testing positive for COVID-19.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A handful of nurses are using TikTok to call out hospitals pressuring them to come to work with COVID-19. Four nurses across the US told Insider they had been told to come into work while sick or risk losing pay. Some nurses said they're close to quitting after nearly two years of long hours and heightened verbal and physical abuse...
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A former nurse who's anti-vaxx will face trial for organizing rallies protesting lockdowns in the UK: report

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A former nurse will face trial for organizing three anti-lockdown protests in the UK, the Daily Mail reported. Kay Shemirani lost her nursing license earlier this year after a medical panel found she fell "seriously short of the standards expected of a registered nurse." Shemirani ...
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Pfizer CEO calls people who spread misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines 'criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives'

A six year old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people who spread vaccine misinformation are criminals. Misinformation on the vaccine swarmed social media platforms since the onset of the pandemic. "They're criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives," Bourla said. The CEO of COVID-19 vaccine man...
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One chart shows how well Pfizer's lower-dose vaccine works to protect kids aged 5-11 from COVID

A 6 year old child receives Pfizer's low-dose COVID-19 Vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer's low-dose vaccine for kids 5-11 is now both authorized and recommended for use in the US. Pharmacies and doctor's offices nationwide should start carrying shots for kids in the coming days. A chart presented to CDC advisors shows how well Pfizer's vaccine prevents symptomatic COVID-19 in this age group. Pfizer's low-d...
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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...
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A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time

A person receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A COVID-19 booster shot that may protect against multiple variants is being tested in humans. It uses new vaccine technology that self-replicates once injected in the muscle. The vaccine may need a lower dose than existing shots, potentially reducing side effects. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Moderna's vaccine offers better protection against COVID-19 hospitalization than Pfizer or J&J, new CDC study finds

Olivia Parsons, 22, a neuroscience major at the University of Colorado Boulder, left, gets her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Dr. Laird Wolfe. Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect better against hospitalization than other US-authorized shots. Moderna's shot lowered the risk of hospitalization by 93%, a new CDC report found. Pfizer's shot lowered that risk by 88%, whereas Johnson & Johnson's shot lowered it by 71%. See more...
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant - but only after 2 doses

Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being inoculated by Nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A UK study of 19,000 people suggests Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines work well at preventing COVID-19 infections with Delta, but only if you get both doses. After one shot, Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines were only 30-36% effective against Delta infections. But with two shots, given two weeks ...
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85 teens and staffers caught COVID-19 at an Illinois summer camp that didn't ask for people's vaccination status or require indoor masking

A 14-year-old girl getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hartford, Connecticut. Not related to this story. Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty 85 people, mostly teens, tested positive for COVID-19 at a summer camp in Illinois, officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health said attendees' vaccination status was not checked. It also said people weren't asked to wear masks indoors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eighty-five people tested positive for COVID-19 at a ...
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What you can and can't do once vaccinated that the CDC guidelines don't tell you

Elderly-care workers celebrate getting vaccines in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images The CDC's guidelines for vaccinated people don't cover every scenario, including some common ones. There isn't advice for people who've had one dose or for families with members that aren't immunized. Experts weigh in on what's safe in 7 common scenarios not mentioned in the CDC recommendations. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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Why Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is probably the best shot

Business Insider A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines were near perfect at preventing symptomatic infections in trials. Johnson & Johnson's shot has benefits: It's cheap, easy, and mild, and it performs against variants. The truth is you can't pick out which vaccine you get anyway, so it's a good thing they all work. Visit the Business section of Insider for more st...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Boston Massachusetts, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, New England Journal of Medicine, J J, Rubin


Biden's COVID response team is scrambling to find 20 million coronavirus vaccine doses the Trump administration didn't bother tracking

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Biden's ambitious plan to improve the US's coronavirus vaccine rollout has hit a snag. About 20 million vaccine doses are missing, Politico reported. The government has delivered them to states, but states haven't administered them to patients. The Trump administration failed to track where vaccine doses were going and when once they had been delivere...
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What to know about 4 worrisome coronavirus variants, including one that can partially evade vaccines

A long line for general medical check-ups and COVID-19 testing forms at St. John's Well Child and Family Center in Los Angeles, California. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images There are a handful of mutated coronavirus strains worrying public health experts and vaccine developers. Some of these variants are more infectious, and may be deadlier or able to partially evade existing vaccines. Here's what to know about variants first spotted in the UK, South Africa, Brazil, and Califo...
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US records 400,000 COVID-19 deaths as it continues to slow-walk its vaccination drive

President-elect Joe Biden rolls up his sleeve to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Newark, Delaware. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Four hundred thousand people in the US have died of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to trackers from NBC News and Worldometer. The news comes as the US struggles to come anywhere near the vaccination targets set by the federal government before the approval of the Pfizer vaccine in December 2020. Experts have blamed the poor performance on a lack of fe...
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There are no extra COVID-19 vaccines doses left to send to states, despite Trump's health officials promising to release more 3 days ago

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Michigan on Sunday, December 13, 2020. AP/Morry Gash/Pool Federal officials promised earlier this week to stop stockpiling second doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and instead use them to get more people their first shots. That statement prompted many states to open up vaccine distribution to a wider swath of the public thi...
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US states where it's easiest, and most difficult, to get a coronavirus shot

The Javits Center in New York City began COVID-19 vaccinations on January 13, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Procuring a coronavirus shot may be easy or difficult, depending on where you live. A handful of states have managed speedy vaccine rollouts by attempting to deliver as many doses as possible or anticipating distribution challenges. Other states have struggled with technical glitches or lack of demand among healthcare workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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When should people who've already gotten COVID-19 get the vaccine? Doctors say it depends on whether they still have symptoms.

A medical worker conducts a rapid coronavirus test in Brooklyn, New York, on August 27, 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Doctors say it's generally alright for people who had a prior coronavirus infection to get vaccinated, assuming they don't have symptoms or an active infection. A CDC advisory committee suggested that individuals after their infection, since reinfection is unlikely during that period. But for patients with long-term coronavirus symptoms, it's unclear whether the vaccin...
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Insider poll: The typical American expects to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine within the next 3 months. That's not likely.

Dr. Ramkumar Sankaran receives the Covid-19 vaccine with the first batch of Moderna's vaccine at Hartford hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on December 21, 2020. - Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images The typical American believes they will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine within the next three months, according to recent Insider polling. The CDC recommends that the first round of vaccinations should go to frontline workers and people aged 75 and up, but each state is in charge of ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, HHS


Vote in person if you're young and healthy — it's relatively safe, and your vote is more likely to count

Heather King in line at State Farm Arena, Georgia's largest early-voting location, to cast her ballot on October 12 in Atlanta. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images More than 66 million Americans have already voted in this year's general election. Mail-in ballots are more likely to be rejected than ballots cast in person. The chances of contracting the coronavirus from voting in person are low, so if you're young and healthy, consider voting in person. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
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