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Los Angeles County could reach herd immunity by end of July, health officials say

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Los Angeles County could reach herd immunity by mid to late July, public health officials said. At the current rate of vaccination, roughly 80% of adult and adolescent county residents could have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Though there isn't a specific percentage of the county population needed to reach herd immunity, officials have esti...
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Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row

A Covid-19 warning sign in Los Angeles, California. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles county reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday. The last time the county reported no new deaths twice in a row was in March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in LA county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, county health...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Los Angeles County reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the 2nd day in a row

A COVID-19 warning sign in Los Angeles. Aydin Palabiyikoglu/Getty Images Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths Monday for the second day in a row. It's the county's first time going two days without reporting a coronavirus death since March 2020. COVID-19 cases and deaths in the county have slowly been decreasing as vaccine efforts ramp up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County reported no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, c...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Los Angeles County, Barbara Ferrer, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12 to 15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is reportedly set to OK the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds by next week. Pfizer said in March that its vaccine was highly effective in a trial of over 2,000 adolescents. Nearly 150 million Americans had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine as of May 3, CDC data showed. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer...
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FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 by next week, NYT reports. Pfizer announced in late March that their vaccine was highly effective in a trial of more than 2,...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reno Nevada, The Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Pfizer Vaccine


A GOP lawmaker asked if the COVID-19 vaccine had tracking devices, insisting the question was to debunk 'wild charges' from his constituents

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner asked if there are tracking devices in the COVID-19 vaccine. A health official denied that; Wagner said he wanted to debunk "wild charges" from constituents. Video of the moment prompted critics to accuse Wagner of spreading misinformation about the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. A GOP lawmaker in Southern California asked a top county health official if COVID-19 vaccines had "tracking devices," insisting t...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Orange County, The Washington Post, Southern California, Wagner, Johnson Johnson, Board of Supervisors, Chau, Timothy Burke, Eric Feigl Ding, Don Wagner


GOP official who caught COVID-19 after attending a nearly maskless Republican meeting said he 'felt like I was going into a den of virus'

Getty Images A Michigan GOP official raged at colleagues over a meeting where he thinks he caught COVID-19. Jason Watts attended the indoor meeting after some officials petitioned for his removal. Watts told MLive that masks and vaccines "shouldn't have a political party." See more stories on Insider's business page. A local GOP official in Michigan tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a nearly maskless party meeting discussing a petition to fire him, Michigan Live reporte...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Michigan, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Chicago Tribune, Watts, Portage, McGraw, Allegan County, Jason Watts, Coronavirus


GOP official said he 'felt like I was going into a den of virus' after catching COVID-19 at a nearly-maskless Republican meeting

Getty Images A Michigan GOP official raged at state party officials after catching COVID-19 after a party meeting. Jason Watts attended an indoor meeting after some officials petitioned for his removal after he criticized Trump to The New York Times. Watts told MLive that masks and vaccines "shouldn't have a political party." See more stories on Insider's business page. A local GOP official in Michigan tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a nearly-maskless party meeting di...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Michigan, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Watts, McGraw, Jason Watts, Portage Michigan, Allegan County Michigan


Company involved in 15 million discarded doses of the J&J vaccine has history of quality control violations

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images One of the companies producing the J&J vaccine has a history of quality control violations, AP reported. Emergent Biosolutions was cited by the FDA on quality control issues, including mold and cracked vials. The company is at the center of the mix-up that led to 15 million discarded doses of the vaccine o...
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Women reported worse side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine than men, CDC study shows

lechatnoir/Getty Images More women reported they experienced side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, a CDC study showed. The survey conducted by the CDC analyzed more than 13 million vaccine recipients as of January 13. Women made up nearly 80% of the 7,000 recipients who reported side effects. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Women made up a majority of those reporting adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccine, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
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Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-humans to be vaccinated against COVID-19

With fewer than 5,000 gorillas left in the wild, researchers have expressed concern that, because apes live in close family groups, a coronavirus infection could spread quickly if just one ape caught the virus. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Great apes at the San Diego Zoo are the first non-humans to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The news comes after a gorilla troop at the zoo tested positive for COVID-19 in January. Researchers are hoping to better understand the coronavirus and its effect...
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A Texas ER doctor said reopening too soon is 'devastating' to state's medical community

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (center) visits with Barbara Alexander of Bedford as she receives her COVID-19 shot from Arlington firefighter Andrew Harris at a mass vaccination site inside the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in Arlington, Texas, Monday, January 11, 2021. Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to reopen the state "100%" and lift Texas's mask mandate. Dr. Natasha Kathuria, a doctor based in Austin, Texas said "we can't let our guar...
Tags: Texas, Science, Cdc, America, Trends, Austin, Dallas, The New York Times, Houston, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Austin Texas, ARLINGTON Texas, Bedford, Arlington


Texas Gov. Abbott has reopened the state '100%' amid a rebound of cases, despite regretting doing the same thing last year

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images Gov. Greg Abbott said last year he regretted reopening bars too soon as Texas saw a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, he reopened Texas "100%" after the CDC recommended against rolling back restrictions. The CDC has warned states not to reopen prematurely as coronavirus variants still spread. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he regretted reopening bars too soon in th...
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Fauci urges Americans to get vaccinated, not to cherry-pick the brand they receive

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci urged Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but not cherry-pick the brand they receive. An FDA advisory committee is set to vote on green-lighting a coronavirus vaccine by Johnson & Johnson on Friday. "Peo...
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An indoor conference hosted by a coronavirus vaccine entrepreneur resulted in at least 2 dozen infections

Peter Diamandis, Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE attends the Global Learning XPRIZE Foundation Grand-prize Awards at Google Playa Vista Office on May 15, 2019 in Playa Vista, California. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Global Learning XPRIZE An indoor conference hosted by COVID-19 vaccine entrepreneur resulted in dozens of infections. Peter Diamandis, who also was infected, hosted a mostly virtual conference with an in-studio audience last month. "As a result, we felt awesome, we felt sa...
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Photos show Lunar New Year celebrations with caution amid an ongoing pandemic

An immediate family from a distance virtually join a family reunion dinner via a phone call on the eve of the lunar new year at home on February 11, 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Annice Lyn/Getty Images Families opt for distanced or virtual celebrations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Limited public festivities continued to take place with health safety precautions in mind. Here's what celebrating one of the most important holidays in the Chinese culture looks like amid the pandemic....
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, London, Indonesia, China, New York City, US, International, Trends, Features, Kuala Lumpur, Red Cross, Bangkok, Chinatown, Chinese New Year, Buddhist


Fauci feared people would do 'dangerous and foolish things' after Trump's injecting disinfectant remark

Getty Dr. Anthony Fauci said he was worried that people would do "dangerous and foolish things" after former President Donald Trump suggested injecting disinfectants could be a treatment for COVID-19. After backlash, Trump later claimed he was being sarcastic in his remark. "I just said, 'Oh my goodness gracious.' I could just see what's going to happen," Fauci said when asked during a CNN interview on Monday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top US infectious disease e...
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First known US case of highly transmissible mutated coronavirus strain from Brazil reported in Minnesota

A North Dakota resident seals a self-administered COVID-19 saliva test sample at a testing site inside the former Thomas Edison Elementary School, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Moorhead, Minnesota, U.S., October 25, 2020. Bing Guan/Reuters The first known US case of a coronavirus variant from Brazil was reported in Minnesota on Monday. The new strain P.1, is another mutation of SARS-CoV-2 to be detected in the US, alongside a strain originating from the UK.  T...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Minnesota, Washington Post, US, Trends, South Africa, North Dakota, Brazil, Manaus, Malcolm, Moorhead Minnesota, MDH, Minnesota Department of Health MDH, Jan Malcolm


Fauci said the US's COVID-19 vaccines are powerful enough that they should be able to shoulder new strains of the infection with limited impact on efficacy

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said data shows the COVID-19 vaccines may not be as effective against new coronavirus strains. However, both vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have proven to be so highly effective that it creates a "cushion effect...
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Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' and Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
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Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' as it is announced that Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Moving scenes show the first coronavirus vaccine in the US being administered to healthcare workers across the country

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images Healthcare workers administered shots to their colleagues across the nation this week, beginning the next long-awaited phase of the pandemic since it began in March. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last Friday, and the first batches of the vaccine rolled out earlier this week. The vaccine is said to be 95% effective, experts said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The f...
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The CDC director issued a stark warning that this upcoming winter could be 'the most difficult time in the public health history' of the US

CDC Director Robert Redfield is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020. Redfield was overheard on a flight recently saying that "everything" Dr. Scott Atlas says "is false." ALEX EDELMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty The upcoming winter months could be "the most difficult in the public health history" of the US, Robert Redfield, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. More than 100,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals as...
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The US is averaging one COVID-19 death per minute, according to a global heath expert

Medical staff move a patient on a gurney across the skyway at Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital on May 18, 2020 in New York City. John Lamparski/NurPhoto/Getty Images The US is averaging one death from COVID-19 per minute, Dr. Beth Bell, a global health expert who serves on a CDC vaccine advisory panel, said Tuesday. Bell shared the figure at a meeting for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which operates under the CDC. The federal advisory panel met Tuesday afternoon to...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom considers new stay-at-home orders in California as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California at a news conference on May 18. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is considering imposing new stay-at-home orders in California. About 75% of California's 7,733 intensive-care-unit beds are occupied, and projections shared by Newsom indicate that hospitals could reach 112% of capacity by December 24. "If these trends continue, we're going to have to take much more dramatic — arguably drastic — actions," he said during a briefing Monday. Vis...
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Gov. Newsom considers another COVID-19 stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in California spike after Thanksgiving holiday

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new criteria related to coronavirus hospitalizations and testing that could allow counties to open faster than the state, during a news conference at Mustards Grill in Napa, Calif., Monday May 18, 2020. Newsom says the new criteria could apply to 53 of the state's 58 counties. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he is considering imposing another stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in the state spike amid COVID-19 surges. About 75%...
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Controversial Trump advisor Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force

Scott Atlas during a briefing at the White House on August 10 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special advisor to President Donald Trump, resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday. Atlas joined the task force in August as a special government employee, meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen the US has sparked backlash from critics, including the top US inf...
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Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. Atlas' push to reopen...
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Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday, Fox News and CNN reported. Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee (SGE), meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 ...
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87-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questions former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) Associated Press Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa tested positive for COVID-19, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday. Grassley, 87, was self-quarantining after exposure to the coronavirus earlier this week. It was not immediately clear how he was exposed. "I'm feeling good + will ...
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