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Why America's vaccine rollout was a total disaster - and what it means for the next few months

Business Insider Jonathan Drake/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider The US developed coronavirus vaccines in record time last year. But the process of getting those shots into people's arms is going horrendously slow, just as more Americans are dying from the virus than ever before. The blame lies with a president who either forgot — or didn't care enough — to finish off the country's vaccination plan, setting the US on the back foot. There are promising signs that this vaccine drive ...
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Get your COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey mall or Disneyland. Here are 15 places across the country that have transformed into mass vaccination sites.

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Disneyland Resort, a New Jersey mall, convention centers, and sports stadiums are opening their doors to the public as mass vaccination sites. Here are some of the locations across the country that are shifting their focus and opening up for the public-health effort.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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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


New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

A woman wearing a protective face mask smokes a cigarette on June 7, 2020. Ely Pineiro/Getty Images New Jersey announced Thursday it would start vaccinating people age 65 and older and people with underlying health conditions against the coronavirus. One of those health conditions that now bumps New Jerseyans to the front of the line is smoking. Only people age 75 and older and essential workers were recommended to be next in line, but US officials recently urged states to expand eligibili...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Smoking, Cdc, US, America, Trends, New Jersey, States, Reuters, Health And Human Services, Murphy


4 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard outside the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Four Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection last Wednesday. Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on Monday, followed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washing...
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The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
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3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

A unit of the DC National Guard provides a security presence at the US Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Three Democratic members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Capitol insurrection and riots on January 6.  Lawmakers were forced to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Several Republican representatives were caught on video refusing to wear masks.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey was the first lawmaker to announce a positive test on ...
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Rep. Brad Schneider becomes 3rd member of Congress to test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege

Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL). Samuel Corum/Getty Images Rep. Brad Schneider has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Tuesday. "Today, I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife's health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff," Schneider said. The Illinois Democrat is the third member of Congress to contract the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Trends, House, New Jersey, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Schneider, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Brad Schneider


16 states recorded their highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations this week as new cases reach an all-time high

A nurse dons personal protective equipment (PPE) to attend to a patients in a Covid-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Community Hospital on January 6, 2021 in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images 16 states across the US on Friday reported their highest total of people hospitalized for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Since last fall, cases of COVID-19 have surged across the US, with numbers worsening in...
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The 10 best science and technology books of 2020

The best science books push us to think, feel, and behave differently. This list includes new releases by authors Merlin Sheldrake, Isabel Wilkerson, James Nestor, David Attenborough, and others. Besides making us more knowledgeable, these books inspire curiosity, passion, and empathy for the universe in and around us. The best science books have the power to shift perspectives, pushing us to think differently and even behave differently. The following titles push boundaries by making novel con...
Tags: Books, Science, Technology, Germany, India, America, Reading, Artificial Intelligence, Nature, United States, New Jersey, Innovation, Nazi, Ai, David Attenborough, Oprah


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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Rudy Giuliani says 'you can overdo the mask' while in hospital for COVID-19 after ignoring mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani listens to Detroit poll worker Jessi Jacobs during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani downplayed the severity of COVID-19 while receiving treatment for the virus at Georgetown University Medical Center. He called into his radio show on Tuesday and falsely claimed that "you can overdo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Chris Christie, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, New Jersey, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Detroit, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


New Jersey officials shut down a restaurant that hosted a mask-free New York Young Republicans gala

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Getty Officials from New Jersey and New York slammed Rep. Matt Gaetz for attending a mask-less gala on Thursday with 150 people convening in close proximity in a restaurant. New Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop shut down the Maritime Parc, the restaurant that hosted the event, on Friday.  The event was an annual gala for the New York Young Republicans Club that was originally supposed to be held in a Manhattan venue, which declined to host the event. The governors of both New Jer...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, New York, Science, Trends, New Jersey, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Matt Murphy, Cuomo, Murphy, Jersey City, Fulop, Steven Fulop


WHO warns of complacency; France reports 627 new deaths

WHO concerned over perception that vaccine approval means pandemic is over; revelations of distorted case tallies cause controversy in GreeceUS breaks daily case record as Fauci warns of ‘terrible’ JanuaryVaccine approval differences across UK, Europe and USScenes from hospitals across America – in picturesWuhan virologist warns more bat coronaviruses can cross overUS coronavirus updates - live 11.18pm GMT Thanks for following our Covid-19 coverage. We are closing off this blog now, but you ...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, US, America, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Jersey, Microbiology, Who, Jersey City, Fauci


Getting a negative coronavirus test isn't a free pass to gather with family for Thanksgiving

New Yorkers wait outside a CityMD urgent care clinic on November 18, 2020. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Many Americans are getting coronavirus tests ahead of Thanksgiving. But experts say the tests are not a free pass to gather indoors with others, since they only provide a snapshot of your infectiousness at one point in time. To truly gather safely, a period of isolation is required before a test, and there should be no exposure after, either. Otherwise, when seeing people outside your househ...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Trends, New Jersey, University Of Arizona, Donald Trump, Trump, Brooklyn New York, St Joseph s Hospital, Popescu


5 states just passed ballot measures to legalize marijuana, but policy experts say people already in prison on drug convictions have a hard path to freedom

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Five states — New Jersey, Mississippi, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota — voted to legalize marijuana in ballot measures during Tuesday's election.  Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey voted to legalize the recreational possession of marijuana by adults, while Mississippi voted to legalize the medical use of marijuana. South Dakota voted to legalize both.  Marijuana legalization policy experts told Insider that while the votes are a "huge step" toward nation...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Weed, Montana, Senate, Marijuana, America, Trends, Fox, South Dakota, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Healthcare, Arizona, Vermont, Morgan Fox


COVID-19 is surging across the US and Europe. Here are the 9 most common mistakes people make when trying to protect themselves from the virus.

A restaurant in Amsterdam, Netherlands offers safe "quarantine greenhouses" in which guests can dine, May 5, 2020. Health experts stress such setups are only safe if you're using them with people already in your household or social pod. Eva Plevier/Reuters The coronavirus is surging across the US and Europe — again. Part of this trend is an inevitable sign of the changing seasons: As temperatures have dropped, more people have gone indoors to share space (and germs).  There are many mo...
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You Could Be Fined $50 for Not Wearing a Mask in NYC's Travel Hubs

Heads up for folks catching a train, plane, or bus in the New York or New Jersey area: Starting today, the Port Authority is implementing a $50 penalty for travelers caught without a face covering within their facilities. Read more...
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The 'Petro-Masculinity' of This Weekend's Trump Highway Rallies

This weekend, highways from Texas to Kentucky to New Jersey were overrun with Trump-supporting caravans. They tried to run a Joe Biden campaign bus off the road, held up traffic, shut down a bridge, and generally pissed people off and intimidated them. It’s perfectly emblematic of the Trump era, particularly the…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Kentucky, Joe Biden, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Highways, Trump, 2020 Election, Trump Highway Rallies


Chris Christie Humiliated on Cameo

Does Chris Christie enjoy humiliation? The evidence is mounting. After spending four years debasing himself by supporting President Trump, the former New Jersey governor landed in the hospital with a covid-19 infection stemming from a White House superspreader event. Now he’s giving back to the people by offering…Read more...
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Fauci says it's time for the US to 'put aside these extraordinary excuses' and mandate masks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on June 30, 2020. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images The White House said "we are not going to control the pandemic." But Dr. Anthony Fauci disagrees, and fresh scientific evidence is on his side that we already have the tools at our disposal to get the virus under control.  Fauci told JAMA on Wednesday that universal mask wearing "really, really does" make a difference, backing up a recent article he and ...
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A 26-year-old coronavirus patient who was almost taken off life support just walked out of the hospital a survivor

Medical workers treat COVID-19 in Madrid. Reuters A 26-year-old North Carolina coronavirus survivor returned home Tuesday after her heart repeatedly stopped beating for 30 minutes. She had suffered complications including strokes, which have struck other young coronavirus patients for reasons doctors don't fully understand.  Doctors also don't know why some critically ill young patients who were previously healthy die while others bounce back.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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Trump will host another White House gathering for Amy Coney Barrett even though the 1st one became a COVID-19 superspreader event

President Donald Trump speaks as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) listens prior to Trump's Marine One departure from the South Lawn of the White House July 29, 2020 in Washington DC, for a campaign trip to Texas. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House will host a celebratory event following Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation vote on Monday evening.  Barrett's September 26 Rose Garden nomination ceremony, which included a maskless crowd, became a COVID-19 su...
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Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this 3rd coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country wore masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 60% of Americans say they always wear ...
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Universal mask wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this third coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country were to wear masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly 60% of Americans say they always ...
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A 26-year-old coronavirus patient who was pronounced brain dead in June just walked out of the hospital a survivor

Medical workers treat COVID-19 in Madrid. Reuters A 26-year-old North Carolina coronavirus survivor returned home Tuesday after being declared brain dead in June.  She had suffered complications including strokes, which have struck other young coronavirus patients for reasons doctors don't fully understand.  Doctors also don't know why some critically ill young patients who were previously healthy die while others bounce back.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Tion...
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Chris Christie urges Americans to take COVID-19 seriously after spending 7 days in the ICU and getting access to experimental drugs unavailable to most people

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Joshua Roberts Former New Jersey governor is warning Americans to take COVID-19 seriously.  Christie announced that he tested positive for the virus earlier this month and said he spent seven days in the ICU. He also took remdesivir and an anti-body cocktail from Eli Lilly, experimental...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Science, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Christie, Joshua Roberts, The Food and Drug Administration


It's too late to trace infections at the White House Rose Garden ceremony, experts say: 'I bet you we'll never find out'

President Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden at the White House on September 26. Alex Brandon/AP Photo President Donald Trump and at least 34 White House staffers and contacts have been infected with the coronavirus following Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination ceremony at the White House Rose Garden on September 26. The White House accepted the CDC's offer to help with contact tracing on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported. Epidemiologists say those efforts m...
Tags: Chris Christie, Science, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Graham, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Trump


Poisonous furry caterpillars that look like wigs are popping up in Virginia

A furry puss caterpillar, the larva stage of the southern Flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis. IrinaK/Shutterstock The furry puss caterpillar, the larval stage of the southern flannel moth, is one of the most poisonous caterpillars in the US. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry health team, these caterpillars have been spotted in the eastern part of the state. The puss caterpillar's hairy coat hides venomous spines — its sting can send people to the hospital. The health team ...
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Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House over the weekend. He still hasn't released a negative COVID-19 test.

President Donald Trump upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to hold an outdoor event at the White House on Saturday with hundreds of people in attendance, even though he hasn't released a negative test for COVID-19, ABC News and The New York Times reported.  The outlets said Trump would address a crowd gathered on the White House lawn from one of the White House's balconies.  Trump also p...
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