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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


An anti-vaxx nurse tried, and failed, to make a key stick to her neck as proof that COVID-19 vaccines make you magnetic

The nurse attempting to make a key stick to her neck at the Ohio Statehouse at a hearing for House Bill 248 The Ohio Channel A nurse made a failed attempt at an Ohio hearing to show that a COVID-19 vaccine made her magnetic. Inspired by conspiracy theorist Dr Sherri Tenpenny, she tried to make a key and a bobby pin stick to her neck. They fell off. The legislation she was supporting passed all the same. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman testifying at an Ohio Stateh...
Tags: Science, Trends, Gop, House, News UK, Ohio, Conspiracy Theories, Journal, Statehouse, Ohio Statehouse, Jennifer Gross, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, Tyler Buchanan, Coronavirus


An anti-vax nurse tried, and failed, to make a key stick to her neck as proof that COVID-19 vaccines make you magnetic

The nurse attempting to make a key stick to her neck at the Ohio Statehouse at a hearing for House Bill 248. The Ohio Channel A nurse made a failed attempt at an Ohio hearing to show that a COVID-19 vaccine made her magnetic. Inspired by a conspiracy theorist, she tried to make a key and a bobby pin stick to her neck. They fell off. The legislation she was supporting passed all the same. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman testifying at an Ohio Statehouse hearing made ...
Tags: Science, Trends, Gop, House, News UK, Ohio, Conspiracy Theories, Journal, Statehouse, Ohio Statehouse, Jennifer Gross, Ohio Channel, Tenpenny, Sherri Tenpenny, Tyler Buchanan, Coronavirus


China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is facing a second reckoning

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Getty This time last year, China evaded international scrutiny over the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other countries now want to probe China's role again, and a once-mocked "lab leak" theory is back. China's initial success guarding its reputation in the wake of the pandemic now looks tenuous. See more stories on Insider's business page. Around this time time last year, China thought it had escaped blame for the start of the coronavirus pandemic...
Tags: Politics, Science, Australia, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Analysis, Beijing, Xi Jinping, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Biden


Federal prosecutors subpoenaed material related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on handling the COVID-19 crisis, report says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. AP Prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to Gov. Cuomo's book about the pandemic, WSJ reports. It is to help with the federal investigation into whether Cuomo's office covered up nursing-home deaths. Prosecutors appear to be interested in what the book says about nursing homes, sources told the WSJ. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on his ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, US, Trends, Brooklyn, News UK, Andrew Cuomo, Journal, WSJ, Cuomo, Michael Weinstein, The Journal, Office for the Eastern District of New York, Corinne Ramey, Coroanvirus


Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on handling the COVID-19 crisis, report says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. AP Prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to Gov. Cuomo's book about the pandemic, WSJ reports. It is to help with the federal investigation into whether Cuomo's office covered up nursing-home deaths. Prosecutors appear to be interested in what the book says about nursing homes, sources told the WSJ. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on his ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, US, Trends, Brooklyn, News UK, Andrew Cuomo, Journal, WSJ, Cuomo, Michael Weinstein, The Journal, Office for the Eastern District of New York, Corinne Ramey, Coroanvirus


A mysterious advertising agency offered French and German influencers money to smear Pfizer's vaccine. The company has suspected ties to Russia.

A coronavirus vaccine vial in front of the Pfizer logo. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Influencers in France and Germany say an ad agency tried to pay them to diffuse misinformation. The agency specifically requested targets on the Pfizer vaccine, per Le Monde and the WSJ. The company appears to have ties to Russia, the reports said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A mysterious marketing agency tried to pay French and German social media influencers to spread misinformation about the ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, France, Germany, Russia, Trends, Eu, News UK, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Wall Street Journal, Journal


3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to be hospitalized in November 2019, triggering calls to reconsider theory that COVID-19 originated in a lab: WSJ

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Some experts disputed WHO investigation findings that COVID-19 most likely did not leak from a lab. New intelligence revealed that 3 lab workers in Wuhan fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. The news has prompted new calls to reevaluate whether COVID-19 was leaked from a lab, reported. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Science, China, Nbc News, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, National Security Council, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Journal, WSJ, Hubei, Hector Retamal


3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to go to the hospital in November 2019, report says, bolstering calls to reconsider the coronavirus lab-leak theory

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Newly reported US intel found three Wuhan lab workers fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. Some experts have disputed a WHO inquiry's conclusion that dismissed a coronavirus lab-leak theory. The US intel reportedly emerged at the end of the Trump administration, which embraced the theory. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Science, China, Nbc News, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, National Security Council, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Yuan, Wuhan, Journal, Trump, Global Times


The travel industry is capitalizing on people coming to the US to get COVID-19 vaccines

Signs offering COVID-19 vaccinations are seen outside of a CVS pharmacy in Washington, DC on May 7, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of tourists are coming to the US to get COVID-19 shots, the Wall Street Journal reported. The travel is mainly between Mexico and states like Texas and Florida. Mexican airlines have increased the frequency of flights between Mexico and South Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tourists are heading to the US for COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Texas, Science, California, Mexico, New York City, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Bill De Blasio, Dallas, Vaccine, Usa Today, Wall Street Journal, Cvs


Photos from a year ago show how little the US understood about the pandemic to come

Jaime Jaquez Jr. of the UCLA Bruins celebrates with the crowd after defeating the Arizona Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on February 29, 2020. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images When the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic a year ago, masks weren't yet recommended. Public-health officials didn't fully understand how the coronavirus spreads, either. Photos show people blowing their noses in public, meeting at bars, and attending basketball games. Visit the Business ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Cdc, White House, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features


Photos from 1 year ago show how little the US understood about the pandemic to come

Jaime Jaquez Jr. of the UCLA Bruins celebrates with the crowd after defeating the Arizona Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California on February 29, 2020. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images A year ago, public-health officials didn't fully understand how the coronavirus spreads. Masks weren't yet recommended. Photos from early March 2020 show people blowing their noses in public, meeting at bars, and attending college basketball games. Visit the Business section of Insider f...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Cdc, White House, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Cnn, Features


The WHO team probing the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan is scrapping its interim report. Critics say China never gave them a real chance to investigate.

Experts from the WHO-China joint team Liang Wannian and Peter Ben Embarek at the WHO-China Joint Study press conference on February 9, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Zhang Chang/China News Service via Getty Image An interim report summarizing the WHO investigation into the origins of the virus has been scrapped.  The WHO says this summary will be published with the full report "in coming weeks".  This comes as the independence of the investigation from Chinese influence has come under scrutiny.  Vi...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Trends, News UK, Who, World Health Organisation, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, Tarik Jasarevic, Wuhan China, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus, WHO China


Cuomo's advisers covered up high nursing home death tolls by pushing NY health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisers to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Department Of Health, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Nursing Home


Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter a report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on September 8 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Gov. Andrew Cuomo concealed COVID-19 nursing-home deaths last July, news outlets found. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a government report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's advisors pressed New York h...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Letitia James, Nursing Home


Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Department Of Health, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Nursing Home


Pfizer says its vaccine works against key coronavirus mutations found on the South Africa and UK variants

Vera Leip, 88, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on December 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images In a study, Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine worked against lab-made coronaviruses similar to variants spreading in the UK and South Africa. Small differences in how the vaccine performed against the mutations, versus the original virus, were "unlikely to lead to a significant reduction" in effectivenes...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccine, Nih, Journal, University of Texas, National Institutes of Health NIH, Pompano Beach Florida, University of Texas at Austin, Moderna, BioNtech


Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

Elderly Florida residents have dealt with long lines and wait times during the vaccine rollout. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Florida is offering COVID-19 vaccines to adults aged 65 and up, and it's not requiring proof of residency. Some part-time residents and well-connected people from out of state are flying south to get their shots. The governor discouraged vaccine tourism, but he said it's OK for out-of-staters who winter in Florida to get vaccinated. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Florida, New York, Science, News, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, David, Canada, Tourism, New Jersey, Healthcare, Argentina, Miami, Vaccine, Firestone


The co-founder of BioNTech designed the coronavirus vaccine it made with Pfizer in just a few hours over a single day

Dr. Ugur Sahin and Dr. Özlem Türeci, co-founders of BioNTech. Stefan F. So¤mmer via www.imago-images.de/Reuters The FDA granted emergency authorization to Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine on Friday evening. The vaccine, which was found to be 95% effective in trials, was designed by BioNTech co-founder Ugur Sahin in one day: January 25.   In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal's podcast, Sahin designed the vaccine in just a few hours. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Atlantic, South Africa, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal


Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m

French president says lockdown to ease starting this weekend; CDC may shorten quarantine period guidelines; Spain’s daily deaths highest of second waveFrance announces limited lockdown easingRussia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacyAfrica’s largest Covid treatment trial launched by 13 countriesOxford vaccine hit 90% success rate thanks to dosing error 12.22am GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon shorten the length of self-quarantine period recomme...
Tags: Europe, Science, Cdc, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Emmanuel Macron, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Macron


Bodies of COVID-19 victims are still in NYC freezer trucks 8 months after they died

Refrigerated tractor trailers used to store bodies of deceased people in Brooklyn, New York, in this May 13 2020 image marked up by Business Insider Brendan McDermid/Reuters At least 600 bodies of people who died in the coronavirus' first wave are still in freezer trucks in Brooklyn, according to The Wall Street Journal.  New York City's chief medical examiner is still tracking down families to inform them of deaths earlier this year, the paper reported.  Funeral costs and problems finding...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, US, Trends, Brooklyn, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Brooklyn New York, Aden, Johns Hopkins University, Hart Island, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Dave Mosher, Coronavirus


Memories of Italy's brutal first wave have caused people to follow protocols and keep COVID-19 cases low, while neighboring countries like Spain and France now face a second wave

People wear protective masks in a union tax assistance office in Naples, Italy on May 11, 2020. Salvatore Laporta/Kontrolab/LightRocket via Getty Images In the last week, Italy had fewer than 1,500 new infections on average per day, compared to France’s average of about 10,400, Spain’s 10,500, and the UK’s 3,700. Italy isn’t facing a second wave like Spain and France because people have continued to practise social distancing, wash hands, and wear masks, the Wall Street Journal reported. I...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Milan, News, France, Masks, International, Trends, Spain, Italy, Yougov, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Mediterranean, Imperial College London


Supply shortages are forcing restrictions on who can get a COVID-19 test, and it's happening at the worst possible time

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 Healthcare providers in the US are again limiting who is able to get a coronavirus test due to shortages of supplies needed to process the test, The Wall Street Journal reported.  These shortages come as the fall season the US is beginning.  Flu tests also require the same supplies that the COVID-19 test needs.  Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Science, News, Virginia, US, Trends, Testing, Flu, Herald, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Abbott, Boston Herald, John Hopkins University, Dacey, Andrew Pekosz, Amesh Adalja


CDC tells states to be ready for vaccines from Trump's 'Operation Warp Speed' on November 1 — two days before the election

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The Trump administration has urged states to be ready to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by November 1 — two days before the election. A letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seen by multiple news outlets asks states to remove any obstacles to distribution centers opening by then. Trump and officials have repeatedly said they hope for a vaccine by the end of the year....
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, Trends, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Dallas, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, US Treasury, The New York Times, Times


White House signs $750 million deal with Abbott labs to buy 150 million rapid coronavirus tests

President Donald Trump holds a new COVID-19 test kit developed by Abbott Labs during the daily coronavirus briefing at the Rose Garden of the White House on March 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images The United States signed a $750 million deal with Abbott Laboratories for 150 million rapid coronavirus tests. Abbot's BinaxNow test was granted emergency authorization by the Federal Drug Administration on Wednesday. The company also said it was preparing to "ship tens of milli...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, United States, Testing, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Abbott, Abbott Laboratories, Department of Health and Human Services, Rose Garden


Consensus statement on doppler waveforms

The first consensus-based nomenclature for arterial and venous waveforms has been published online first today in Vascular Medicine (VMJ) and the Journal for Vascular Ultrasound (JVU). This publication reflects a multispecialty collaboration in partnership with the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), with Writing Committee members nominated by both organizations. This document addresses a significant area of confusion in vascular testing.
Tags: Science, Journal, Society for Vascular Medicine SVM


Low-fat diet linked to lower testosterone levels in men

For the many men diagnosed with testosterone deficiency, losing weight can help increase testosterone levels. But certain diets -- specifically a low-fat diet -- may be associated with a small but significant reduction in testosterone, suggests a study in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The Journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Tags: Science, Journal, Lippincott, American Urological Association AUA


Amazon Prohibits Marketplace Sellers From Using FedEx Ground on Prime Shipments

Amazon has barred third-party stores on its Marketplace platform from using FedEx ground or home shipping for Prime deliveries, the Wall Street Journal reported, saying that the company has performed poorly in getting packages to customers. In an email to sellers, the Journal wrote, Amazon said that the ban will…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Shipping, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Fedex, E Commerce


Roche nearing $5 billion deal to acquire Spark Therapeutics: WSJ

The deal for Spark could be announced Monday, if not sooner, at a price tag of nearly $5 billion, but could still fall through, the Journal said, citing the unidentified sources. Spark's market value was just under $2 billion at Friday's market close. The newspaper reported there was at least one other unidentified bidder for Spark as of Friday.
Tags: Science, Journal, WSJ, Roche



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