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Coronavirus live news: Fauci rules out new US lockdowns; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: US chief medical adviser says US won’t return to lockdowns despite rising Delta threat; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 3.01pm BST In the UK, Labo...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Biden, Jim McMahon, Fauci, Moderna, Rishi Sunak


Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor ‘pushes PM to relax holiday rules’; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reports; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 12.59pm BST Pfi...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Sky News, Alan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Pfizer Inc


As Delta spreads, Pfizer and Moderna get set for a booster shot to profits

The firms are already taking the lion’s share of earnings from the market, as this week’s results will showPraised for preventing hundreds of thousands of deaths and allowing a return to more normal life, Covid vaccines will also substantially benefit some pharmaceutical companies.In June, analysts estimated the global market for the vaccines could be worth $70bn (£50bn) this year, but the figure could be even higher as the Delta variant of coronavirus spreads and scientists debate whether peopl...
Tags: Business, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus


Delta variant cases have spiked in the UK, but deaths have not - a sign vaccines are working

People walk along the River Thames in London, July 27, 2021. The Delta variant is driving a surge of COVID-19 cases in UK, like in many other places. But deaths in the UK have not spiked nearly as much as they did during prior surges. The UK has fully vaccinated 72% of its population, and that's kept deaths down even as cases rose. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly contagious Delta variant is spurring surges of COVID-19 across the globe.But in the UK, where ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Trends, United Kingdom, Delta, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, River Thames, Johnson Johnson, Matt Dunham, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Delta variant


CDC document offers more evidence that booster shots could help immunocompromised people in the face of Delta

Elsa Gavina gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Lima, Peru on April 26, 2021. Raul Sifuentes/Getty Images Delta will make breakthrough cases more common among immunocompromised people, a CDC document says. The document says mRNA vaccines are far less effective at preventing hospitalizations among people with weakened immune systems. US regulators may eventually recommend booster shots for immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disease experts have long ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, France, Israel, US, Trends, Cnn, Immune System, Delta, Disease, Ohio, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Will Everyone Be Exposed to Covid-19 Eventually? It's Complicated

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on masking for those fully vaccinated against covid-19, recommending that people living in areas of high transmission once again don masks while inside public spaces. The move came after the CDC obtained new data concerning the Delta…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, United States, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Immunology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Biotechnology, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection


CDC says fully vaccinated people spread the Delta variant and should wear masks: 'This new science is worrisome'

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to recommend masks indoors, even for vaccinated people. The Delta variant makes it easier for vaccinated people to transmit the virus, the CDC said. Vaccinated and unvaccinated people infected with Delta may have similar viral loads. See more stories on Insider's business page. New science has once again prompted the Centers for Disease Control an...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Delta, Ohio, Pfizer, Public Health England, East Coast, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Midwest, Reuters, Variant, Wilmington Delaware


Oxford Scientists Are Testing a Vaccine for the Plague

The scientists who developed one of the first widely available vaccines against covid-19 are now setting their sights on a long-time microscopic foe: the plague. This week, researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK announced the start of a Phase I clinical trial testing out a potential vaccine for the plague.…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Andrew Pollard, Moderna, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


People Who Had Allergic Reaction to First Covid-19 Shot May Tolerate the Second Just Fine, Study Suggests

People who experienced a rare allergic reaction to the mRNA covid-19 vaccines may have less to worry about than feared, new research out Monday suggests. The study, which included several U.S. medical institutions, found that people who reported a reaction following their first dose were all able to safely take the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Pfizer, Vaccines, Allergy, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Vanderbilt University, Moderna, Anaphylaxis, BioNtech, Respiratory Diseases, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


You will know, or possibly be, someone who gets COVID-19 after a vaccine. Here's what to expect, according to 2 people with breakthrough cases.

A woman receives the COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, UK. Matthew Horwood/Getty Breakthrough cases will become more common as the more transmissible Delta variant keeps spreading. But most disease experts still expect COVID-19 to be milder in vaccinated people. Two young people who got sick after they were vaccinated described how their symptoms progressed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breakthrough infections, or COVID-19 cases diagnosed after someone is fully immunized, were...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Delta, Miami, Pfizer, Symptoms, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, Forrest, Michigan State University, Little Havana


What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and the Delta Variant

With covid-19 cases once again rising in the U.S.—fueled by the emergence of the more transmissible Delta variant—even vaccinated people are understandably worried. This week, new preliminary research seemed to suggest that those given the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would have significantly less protection against…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, J, Tim Lahey, Moderna, Covid 19, Johnson Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


Johnson & Johnson's vaccine produced fewer antibodies against Delta compared with other shots in an experiment. Experts say we shouldn't worry about the results.

Gerald McDavitt, 81, a Veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, holds his CDC vaccine card after being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images In a study, J&J's vaccine produced fewer antibodies to the Delta variant compared with other shots. The study authors said that the lower antibody response "could result in decreased protection." But other experts said the COVID-19 lab-based study didn't represent the ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cnbc, New York University, Nyu


Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for 12 Hours Over Anti-Vaccine Tweets

Right-wing congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for spreading misinformation about covid-19 vaccines, according to a new report from CNN. How long will Greene be forced off the platform? An entire 12 hours, according to the cable news outlet. That oughta teach her.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Cnn, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Greene, Moderna, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy


Fully vaccinated people who got COVID-19 describe their mild symptoms, and their relief that they'd got a shot

A patient receives an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but a rare few vaccinated people have gotten sick. "Breakthrough" infections are typically mild and might be less contagious than regular cases. To completely prevent infections, more of the population needs to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Karlee Camme was supposed to see her grandparents for the fir...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Boston, Israel, US, Trends, New York Times, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Dartmouth College, Adams, Johnson & Johnson, Brooklyn New York, New England Journal of Medicine, Children s Hospital


Fully vaccinated people who got COVID-19 describe their mild symptoms, and their relief that they'd gotten a shot

A person receiving an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but a few vaccinated people have gotten sick. "Breakthrough" infections are typically mild and might be less contagious than other cases. To prevent more infections, more of the population needs to get vaccinated, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Karlee Camme was supposed to see her grandparents for the fir...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Boston, Israel, US, Trends, Philadelphia, Pfizer, The New York Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Dartmouth College, Adams, Johnson & Johnson, Brooklyn New York, New England Journal of Medicine


Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Over Ridiculous Anti-Vaccine Law

Norwegian Cruise Lines filed what the company calls a “last resort” lawsuit against the state of Florida on Tuesday over an anti-vaccine law praised by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans businesses from requiring customers to be vaccinated. Companies face fines of $5,000 per violation for asking about…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Medicine, Articles, Joe Biden, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Usc, Norwegian Cruise Line, Tucker Carlson, Cruise Lines, Ron DeSantis, Moderna, Health Sciences, Covid 19 Vaccine


WHO warns countries not to hoard vaccines for 3rd doses while poor countries haven't got any

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images A top WHO official said Monday not to pursue COVID vaccine booster shots, citing lack of evidence. Some countries with advanced vaccine programs are considering a third-dose strategy. Meanwhile, billions of people around the world have been unable to access a first dose. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world will look back "in shame" at countries pursuing boo...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, Israel, US, Trends, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Afp, World Health Organization WHO, Michael Ryan, Swaminathan


WHO warns countries not to hoard vaccines for 3rd doses while poor countries don't have any

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images A top WHO official on Monday said not to pursue COVID-19 vaccine boosters, citing lack of evidence. Some countries with advanced vaccine programs are considering a third-dose strategy. At the same time, billions of people have been unable to access a first dose. See more stories on Insider's business page. World Health Organization officials on Monday said the world would loo...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, Israel, US, Trends, News UK, Chad, Who, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Afp, Michael Ryan, Swaminathan


6 fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding caught the Delta variant, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't get very sick

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas came down with COVID-19. All the breakthrough infections were in guests over 50. There were two serious cases, including one death, in attendees who'd had India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas in April came down with COVID-19 - a small outbreak that underscores how effectiv...
Tags: England, Texas, Science, News, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Public Health, Delta, Pfizer, Houston, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


6 fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding caught the Delta variant, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't die

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas came down with COVID-19. All the breakthrough infections were in guests over 50. There were two serious cases, including one death, in an attendee who'd had India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas in April came down with COVID-19 - a small outbreak that underscores how effect...
Tags: England, Texas, Science, News, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Public Health, Delta, Pfizer, Houston, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


6 fully vaccinated people caught the Delta variant after an outdoor wedding, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't get very sick

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images 6 fully vaccinated people came down with the Delta variant of COVID-19 after attending an outdoor wedding in Texas. All of the breakthrough infections were in guests over the age of 50. There were two serious cases (including one death) in attendees who'd gotten India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people came down with COVID-19 after an outdoor wedding in Texas - a small outbreak that, ...
Tags: England, Texas, Science, News, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, Delta, Pfizer, Biden, Trump, Houston Texas


Thailand is considering Western booster shots after 600 healthcare workers given Chinese vaccines caught COVID-19

A health worker inoculates a woman with the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 23. Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images/LightRocket; Getty Images Thailand is considering switching from a Chinese to Western vaccine to protect healthcare staff. The country is considering giving AstraZeneca doses to those already vaccinated with Sinovac. It came after 600 vaccinated staff caught COVID-19, adding to questions surrounding Chinese jabs. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: UK, Science, Indonesia, China, Trends, Turkey, Thailand, News UK, Delta, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Bahrain, Uae, Bangkok Thailand, Zeta


Booster shots aren't necessary right now, US health agencies say. Pfizer is seeking authorization anyway.

A healthcare worker in the Netherlands receives the Pfizer vaccine on January 6, 2021. Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP Fully vaccinated Americans don't need booster shots right away, US health agencies said on Thursday. Pfizer announced earlier that day that it plans to seek authorization for a booster next month. The spread of the Delta variant has raised concerns about how long vaccine protection lasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pharmaceutical companies and d...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Ap, Netherlands, Delta, Goldman Sachs, Fda, Pfizer, Houston Texas, Immunity


Arkansas is the US's new Delta epicenter. Its health director says 'we've done everything we can' to convince people to get vaccinated.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson watches an ad featuring former NBA star Sidney Moncrief that encourages people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, at the state capitol in Little Rock, May 20, 2021. Andrew Demillo/AP Photo Arkansas is seeing its highest spike in coronavirus cases in nearly five months. The spread of the Delta variant has made it a new epicenter of the US outbreak. But Arkansas health officials are still struggling to convince people to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Usa, Science, News, US, Trends, Walmart, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, Delta, Nba, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Donald, Variant


Map shows how far the Lambda coronavirus variant has spread after being found in South America

Lambda variant distribution around the world, published on Friday by Public Health England. The Lambda coronavirus variant was first identified in Peru, where it is now dominant. Experts are keeping a close watch on the variant as its spreads. UK officials published a map Friday showing how widely it has spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. A map shows how far the Lambda variant has spread across the world since it was first identified last year in Peru. The map, , ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, News UK, Peru, Who, South America, Pfizer, Public Health England, Variant, Moderna, COVID-19, Marianne Guenot, Jairo Méndez Rico, Public Health England The Lambda


The Worst Charlatans of the Covid-19 Pandemic

For some people, crisis is an opportunity. More specifically, an opportunity to blow up their own profile by preying on people’s fears, making baseless claims, grabbing resources intended for others, and being generally dishonest, disingenuous, or greedy.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Medicine, Nbc News, Society, Alternative Medicine, Pseudoscience, John F Kennedy, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Vanity Fair, Chris, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson, Breitbart


Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland, May 21, 2021 . Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Everyone who died of COVID-19 in Maryland in June was not vaccinated, Gov. Larry Hogan said. Almost all new COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US overall are among the unvaccinated. It's even more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent severe disease and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, National Institutes of Health, Associated Press, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Larry Hogan


mRNA Vaccines Are Taking On the Flu Now

Vaccines based on mRNA, first used for covid-19, may soon protect people from the influenza virus as well. This week, Moderna announced the start of a phase I/II trial testing out its vaccine candidate for the seasonal flu. Ultimately, the company hopes to develop a combination vaccine that can offer protection…Read more...
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One vaccine dose isn't enough to protect against the Delta variant, new research shows

Peter Byrne/PA Images/Getty Images A new study suggests that a single vaccine dose is largely ineffective against the Delta variant. The researchers performed lab experiments using both Pfizer's and AstraZeneca's vaccines. Other studies have also shown that partially vaccinated people are more vulnerable to symptoms from Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Although vaccines work well against the Delta variant, the level of protection they offer seems to depend ...
Tags: Death, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Arkansas, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Symptoms, Variant, Los Angeles California, Romero, Effective, Moderna


How well COVID-19 vaccines protect against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Delta has mutations that can help it avoid the immune response. Four studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Delta coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, India, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Lancet, Variant, Stephen Evans, The World Health Organization



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