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A California father described his regret after his unvaccinated pregnant wife was ventilated and their unborn baby died

A pregnant woman (not the one in the article) is awaiting a shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bogotá, Colombia, on July 23. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images Esmeralda Ramos of Victorville, CA, caught COVID-19 in August about six months into her pregnancy. She had to be ventilated after being hospitalized and lost the baby on Sunday. Ramos, 43, was scared to be vaccinated, her husband said. He is calling on others to get the shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. A f...
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6 LAPD employees sued the city over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying it creates a 'hostile work environment'

Los Angeles Police Department officers. David McNew/Getty Images LA is requiring city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 5, with some exemptions. Six LAPD employees are suing the city, saying the mandate violates their rights. They said it created a "hostile work environment" in the police force. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six Los Angeles Police Department employees are suing the city over its vaccine mandate, which requires most city employees ...
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The US recently reported more than 243,000 COVID-19 cases in kids in one week, the 2nd-highest total of any week

Students at a public middle school in Los Angeles on Friday. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics tallied 243,373 cases in US kids in the week that ended Thursday. That weekly figure was close to 72,000 toward the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were found to have COVID-19 in a recent seven-day period, the second-highest week for child cases of the...
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The Mu coronavirus variant shares key similarities with Delta, but it doesn't pose a greater threat

Healthcare worker Elizabeth Cameros administers a COVID-19 test to traveler Wade Hopkins at Los Angeles International Airport on November 23, 2020. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Scientists are closely watching the Mu coronavirus variant. Mu has the potential to resist protection from vaccines or a prior infection. But Mu isn't becoming more prevalent - a sign that it's less concerning than Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, ...
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Los Angeles school district approves vaccine mandate for students age 12 and older, marking a first among major US school districts

Los Angeles is the first major school district to approve a vaccine mandate for students 12 and up. David McNew/Getty Images Los Angeles is the first major school district to approve a vaccine mandate for students 12 and up. The Los Angeles Unified School District unanimously voted in approval of the proposal. The school board previously mandated vaccines for all teachers and staff prior to the first day of school in August. See more stories on Insider's business page. The school board...
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COVID-19 cases rose among students as schools began to reopen in late July. Since then at least 1,000 schools have closed.

Principal Nathan Hay checks the temperatures of students as they return to school on the first day of in-person classes in Orange County at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, US. Face masks and temperature checks are required for all students as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 10,000, with some teachers refusing to return to their classrooms due to health concerns. Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images There's been a rec...
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Vaccines could get authorized for young kids this fall. Here are the drug companies' most likely timelines.

Monserat Ramos, 3, kept a close eye on the needle as her grandparents got vaccinated in Los Angeles on March 5. Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines won't be available for children under 12 until fall at the earliest. Pfizer expects to know how its vaccine performs among kids ages 5 to 11 by the end of September. Moderna could produce data for that same age group in late fall or early winter. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's one...
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The US could record another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths by December if more isn't done to reduce the spread of the virus

Chaplain Kristin Michealsen holds the hand of a deceased COVID-19 patient while talking on the phone with the patient's family member at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles on January 9, 2021. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo A popular forecast model is estimating another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US by December 1. Experts told the Associated Press human behavior can alter the death toll. One expert said wearing masks in public spaces can alone cu...
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Fauci says it's a 'good idea' to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for kids going to school

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci said he's in support of COVID-19 vaccination mandates for kids going to school. Fauci told CNN's Jake Tapper vaccine mandates for students aren't new. Currently...
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A pastor from National Religious Broadcasters was fired for promoting the COVID-19 vaccine on TV

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 A pastor and spokesman for National Religious Broadcasters voiced support for COVID-19 vaccines on MSNBC. Daniel Darling said on "Morning Joe" he believed in the vaccine and didn't want to see more people die. NRB fired him for refusing to admit his comment violated a policy to remain neutral on vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
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Parents are so desperate to get their young children vaccinated that they're pleading with pediatricians to administer the shot before the FDA says it's OK for kids under 12

EMS medics from the Houston Fire Department check the breathing of a girl, age 2, with COVID-19 before transporting her to a hospital on August 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images More children are testing positive for COVID-19 across the country. Some parents are begging doctors to vaccinate their kids under 12, The Washington Post reported. The FDA has yet to complete clinical trials on vaccines for those younger than 12. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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Job boards for workplaces that specifically don't require COVID-19 vaccinations are popping up as more employers have started requiring the shot

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 More companies are implementing vaccine mandates for employees after Pfizer's FDA approval. Now, job boards are popping up to connect anti-vax workers with employers that don't require the shot. One site listed multiple openings for nurses at rural nursing homes that said: "No Jab required." See more stories on Insider's business page. Job boa...
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Unvaccinated people are 29 times more likely to land in the hospital with COVID-19 than those who got the shot, a new CDC study reveals

Anna Efetova/Getty Images The unvaccinated are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than vaccinated people. That's from a CDC study analyzing more than 43,000 confirmed cases in Los Angeles from May to July. Researchers said the conclusions underscore the importance of getting inoculated against the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated people are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than those who were inoculated agains...
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15 cities that are home to some of the world's best transport solutions

On average, Singapore's commuters spend 84 minutes commuting on public transport each day. Getty Images / Gavin Hellier Traffic jams, air pollution, and faulty infrastructures can make navigating cities a real struggle. By 2050, 68% of the world will live in urban areas, placing strain on cities' transport systems. Oliver Wyman ranked the top 15 cities based on the quality of their public transport systems. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Urban mobility is f...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, Life, China, Russia, Berlin, Singapore, International, Los Angeles, San Francisco

How, where, and when to get your COVID-19 booster shot

Jamilette Mota, 17, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Josselyn Solano at a mobile clinic in Los Angeles, on April 20. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images People in the US who got the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible for a booster shot eight months after their second dose. J&J vaccine recipients are still waiting for further guidance. Here's how to get a booster once it's time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who got the...
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It is 'almost certain' that a future coronavirus variant could escape protection from current vaccines, UK government panel warns

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman in Los Angeles. Mario Tama/Getty Images Current vaccines protect against severe COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. But a UK scientific panel warned that future variants were "almost certain" to escape this protection. One expert said new vaccines to protect such stronger variants could be developed quickly. See more stories on Insider's business page. A future new coronavirus variant capable of beating the pr...
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What's The Weirdest Robocall You've Ever Received?

Earlier today, some random person with a random Los Angeles-based area code number called my phone with some terrible news: My Amazon account had been hacked. A guy in Alabama had apparently used my account to buy an iPhone, and I needed to send over some details to dispute the charges. Read more...
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San Francisco will mandate proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for some indoor activities, including going to bars or gyms

Manager Cynthia Martinez converses with guests at El Rio, located at 3158 Mission St., on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in San Francisco, Calif. Yalonda M. James/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images San Francisco will mandate proof of full vaccination for many indoor activities. The city's two-shot mandate will be more strict than New York City's rules, according to a Associated Press report. The announcement comes a day after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said all employees at pu...
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Los Angeles City Council votes unanimously in favor of indoor vaccine mandate, city attorney to draft ordinance

People both masked and unmasked walks along Colorado blvd after a mandate to wear a mask indoors has gone into affect in Pasadena on Friday, July 23, 2021. Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images Following a city council vote, Los Angeles is one step closer to an indoor vaccine mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-0 on Wednesday in favor of implementing an indoor vaccine mandate for public spaces in the...
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Health experts share what they're doing to stay safe amid Delta's threat: They're still traveling but avoiding indoor dining

Passengers on a Pobeda Airlines tour flight over the Golden Ring of Russia on December 20, 2020. Mikhail Japaridze/TASS/Getty Images Health experts are adjusting their behavior now that the Delta variant is driving up COVID-19 cases. Even though they're fully vaccinated, experts say they're wearing masks in all indoor settings. But they're still traveling, seeing friends, and taking their kids on outdoor playdates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rule number on...
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6 members of one Florida church died from COVID-19 in 10 days according to its pastor, who is encouraging people to get vaccinated

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 Six members of a Jacksonville, Florida, church died from COVID-19 over ten days, the pastor said. He said the one thing they all had in common was that they were unvaccinated. The church, which held a vaccine event in March, is holding another one in light of their deaths. See more stories on Insider's business page. A pastor in Jacksonville, Florida,...
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'Covanxiety' is making a comeback as COVID-19 cases ramp up. Mental-health experts share tips for managing it.

A woman walks by an art exhibition on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on November 27, 2020. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images Rising coronavirus cases in the US have prompted a resurgence of pandemic-related stress. Psychologists shared seven tips for managing this "covanxiety." Giving back to others and limiting news intake are helpful strategies, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Psychiatrist Eva Ritmo received an email from a member of her 20-person book club on...
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At some California hospitals, nearly half of workers remain unvaccinated

They work in hospitals. They have easy access to jabs. They know the risks. Yet after a frenetic rollout and urgent pleas from officials on nearly-bent knees, almost a quarter of California’s hospital workers remained unvaccinated for COVID-19, according to federal data. Vaccine hesitancy is far more pronounced at some hospitals than at others, and may reflect a community’s affluence — or lack thereof. At Redlands Community Hospital, 42% of workers were not vaccinated as of July 16, according to...
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Ron Popeil, Iconic TV Gadget Man, Dies at 86

Ron Popeil, that guy you watched on TV as a kid selling Ronco dehydrators and bagel cutters, died on Wednesday at 86 years old. According to the New York Times, Popeil died of a brain hemorrhage at a Los Angeles hospital. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, and four grandchildren. Read more...
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White conservatives are the most staunchly resistant to vaccines in the US, a new poll shows

A protester holds an anti-vaccine sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California, on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images White conservatives are the most staunchly resistant to vaccines, a new Axios/Ipsos poll found. Many of these respondents also said they were skeptical of big institutions like the CDC. Roughly half of those who said they're likely to get vaccinated were Black or Hispanic. See more stories on Insider's business page. White peo...
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Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weekly

Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses a news conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS Los Angeles is following New York in requiring proof of vaccination for city employees. Mayor Garcetti said that in the last month in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold. Workers who do not show proof of vaccination will be required to test negative for COVID-19 weekly. See more stor...
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The CDC now recommends masks for vaccinated people - but at least 6 major cities had already told residents to mask up again

Lilian Zhu, 17, works at her laptop inside Charlie's Coffee House in South Pasadena, California, on July 18, 2021. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The CDC now recommends masks again, even for vaccinated people, in some indoor settings. But at least six major US cities have already issued similar recommendations. Los Angeles and St. Louis both require all people to wear masks indoors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
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CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from evading current COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC said. Coronavirus cases have been surging in the US, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The more transmission, the more opportunity for the virus to replicate and gain dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be just a few mutations away from evading existing ...
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The vaccine mandate 'tipping point': These entities are requiring vaccines as the Delta variant spreads

A man holds his vaccination reminder card after having received his first shot. Wilfredo Lee/AP On Monday, city, state, and federal agencies began to announce vaccine mandates. California, New York City, and the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs became the first government entities to do so. A group representing 300 bars in San Francisco will require vax cards. More entities may follow. See more stories on Insider's business page. As COVID-19 cases rise again across the US and the Delta vari...
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1 in 5 new COVID-19 infections in LA are in fully-vaccinated people. Most of them have mild symptoms, or none at all.

Nurse practitioner Nicole Monk, 44, receives a coronavirus vaccination at the LA Mission homeless shelter on Skid Row, in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2021. One in five people that tested positive for COVID-19 in LA County in June were fully-vaccinated. Vaccinated people who caught the virus mostly had mild symptoms, or none at all, officials said. The county recorded 2,767 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - up 80% in a week, mostly caused by Delta. See more stories on Insider'...
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