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As 3,000 more US coronavirus deaths were reported, with 100,000 Americans hospitalized, the president remained fixated on an election he lost a month ago

President Donald Trump speaking with reporters in the White House in November. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The US coronavirus outbreak set grim records Wednesday: 3,100 American deaths and more than 100,000 active COVID-19 hospitalizations. The US has recorded the most cases and deaths of any country, and officials are issuing dire warnings about the months ahead. But President Donald Trump is barely mentioning the virus, still fixating on his election loss a full month ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, News UK, Houston, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


3,000 Americans died from COVID-19 yesterday, with 100,000 more in hospital. The president was obsessing over an election he lost a month ago.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the White House in November 2020. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The US coronavirus outbreak set grim new records on Wednesday: 3,100 Americans died, a new high, whilst the number of virus hospitalizations passed 100,000. The US is still the worst-affected country in the world, and officials are issuing dire warnings about the months ahead. But President Donald Trump is barely mentioning the virus, still fixating on his election...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Houston Texas, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Once in a lifetime floods to become regular occurrences by end of century

Superstorm Sandy brought flood-levels to the New York region that had not been seen in generations. Now, due to the impact of climate change, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have found that 100-year and 500-year flood levels could become regular occurrences for the thousands of homes surrounding Jamaica Bay, New York by the end of the century.
Tags: New York, Science, Sandy, Stevens Institute of Technology, Jamaica Bay New York


Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns of 'surge upon surge' in US cases after Thanksgiving

Turkey suffers seventh straight day of record deaths; Lebanon to slowly relax restrictions; New York begins reopening schools. Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ in US cases after ThanksgivingLife after Covid: will our world ever be the same?A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin storySee all our coronavirus coverage 12.18am GMT Dr Fauci also said the arrival of vaccines offers a “light at the end of the tunnel”, AP reports. This coming week, the Advisory Committee on Im...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Nbc, Abc, China, US, UK News, World news, Turkey, Joe Biden, US news, Ap, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


New York Governor Cuomo called the Supreme Court ruling that blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services 'irrelevant'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B, during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 10, 2020 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Supreme Court blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services in New York state. The 5-4 ruling was in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who said they were being unfairly singled out by the rules. Governo...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Supreme Court, Trends, Brooklyn, Andrew Cuomo, Laguardia Airport, Cuomo, Reuters, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Catholic Diocese, New York City New York


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


Coronavirus live news: WHO virus sleuths to go to China; Germany could allow Christmas gatherings of 10 people

WHO says experts to be allowed to investigate origins of virus; German state premiers to discuss proposals with Angela MerkelOxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacyLatest vaccine to be sold to developing countries at cost priceFrench man fined for breaking lockdown to ‘smash a guy’s face in’Shanghai Covid outbreak ‘traced to cargo from North America’ 9.21am GMT The South China Morning Post has posted a sombre video on Twitter about Covid-19 burials being delayed in US.The bodies o...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, France, China, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, North America, South China Morning Post


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


Greta Thunberg spoke zero words to anyone outside her family for 3 years before becoming the face of the youth climate movement, a new film reveals

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 'Friday Strike For Climate' on March 6, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg, a teenage activist from Sweden, is the face of the youth climate movement. A new documentary reveals that Thunberg didn't speak to anyone outside her family for three years before her rise to the world stage. Since 2018, Thunberg has addressed the United Nations, US Congress, and UK Parliament, and met with countless po...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Movies, News, Sweden, Entertainment, Climate Change, Documentary, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, House Of Representatives, United Nations, European Commission


Michael J Fox: ‘Every step now is a frigging math problem, so I take it slow’

After living with Parkinson’s for 30 years, the actor still counts himself a lucky man. He reflects on what his diagnosis has taught him about hope, acting, family and medical breakthroughsThe last time I spoke to Michael J Fox, in 2013, in his office in New York, he was 90% optimistic and 10% pragmatic. The former I expected; the latter was a shock. Ever since 1998, when Fox went public with his diagnosis of early-onset Parkinson’s disease, he has made optimism his defining public characteristi...
Tags: New York, Science, Television, Drama, Film, Society, Fox, Medical Research, Culture, Television & radio, Back To The Future, Parkinson's Disease, The Good Wife, Michael J Fox, Lucky Man, Parkinson


Coronavirus live news: Tokyo reports record daily cases as Mexico deaths pass 100,000

Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid; South Australia lockdown to end at midnight on Saturday; global cases pass 57.5m. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayNHS could start using vaccine next month, says HancockTrials to begin in UK for antibody cocktail drug treatmentSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.16am GMT The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is set to receive an Emmy award for his corona...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Mexico, World news, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Andrew Cuomo, South Australia, Cuomo, Donald Trump Jr, Coronavirus, COVID


How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

The invention of the bifurcated needle allowed more efficient vaccine delivery. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn't licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began just a few months after the first case ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Science, London, Australia, Cdc, Germany, Boston, Africa, US, Trends, Merck, History, Harvard, Healthcare, MMR


Antibody cocktails at low doses could be more effective at treating COVID-19

Pairs of antibodies may be more effective than single antibodies at preventing and treating COVID-19, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Rockefeller University in New York. The study, published November 19, 2020 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), also suggests that in addition to blocking SARS-CoV-2's entry into cells, the antibodies may combat the virus by enlisting various types of white blood cells to fight the infect...
Tags: New York, Science, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Rockefeller University


Coronavirus live news: US hospitals stretched to limits; India edges close to 9m cases

New data shows treatment more efficient than thought; US deaths pass 250,000; Swiss intensive care units at full capacity. Follow the updates Brutal second wave exposes Italy’s shortage of intensive care staff900 employees at top US hospital catch Covid-19 in two weeksPfizer Covid-19 vaccine 95% effective and safe, further tests showCovid-19 vaccine: who are countries prioritising for first doses? 4.23am GMT India has added another 45,576 new cases of the coronavirus, taking its total infect...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, India, New York City, US, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Coronavirus, COVID


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snapped at reporters at a tense coronavirus press briefing where he learned that NYC schools were closing amid a spike in new infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrives for a briefing on the state's COVID-19 response. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated reporters during a tense coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday. As Cuomo was being asked about whether New York City schools would close amid a surge in cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio was running more than five hours late to his own COVID-19 news conference. Cuomo found out from a reporter at the end of the briefing that NYC s...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Education, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Cuomo, New York City Department of Education, Empire State, McKinley, Jesse McKinley


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snapped at reporters at a tense coronavirus press briefing where he learned that NYC schools are closing amid a spike in new infections

Governor Cuomo arrives for briefing on COVID-19 response at Red Room at New York State Capitol Building. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated reporters during a tense coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday. As Cuomo was being asked about whether New York City schools would close amid a surge in cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio was running more than five hours late to his own COVID-19 news conference. Cuomo found out from a reporter at the end ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Education, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Public Schools, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, Cuomo, Empire State, McKinley, Jesse McKinley


6 experts give advice about how to celebrate Thanksgiving safely: 'Keep gatherings as small as possible'

A Thanksgiving table. Granger Wootz/Getty Images The US is experiencing a record-breaking surge of coronavirus infections. According to Anthony Fauci, small indoor gatherings are driving new spread, so people should consider avoiding them. That means tweaking Thanksgiving and holiday traditions. Public-health experts suggest people avoid large indoor gatherings if possible, wear masks when mingling with family, and get tested before and after any travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Rome, Washington Dc, National Institutes of Health, Grinch, Andrew Cuomo, East Coast, Anthony Fauci


California is taking dramatic steps to slow down COVID-19 infection rates as the state surpasses 1 million cases of the virus

A couple wearing facemasks to prevent the spread of coronavirus watch the sunset from Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images The majority of counties in the state of California have moved to the "purple tier" denotation — the most serious of the state's ranking system.  Under the purple designation, "many" non-essential businesses are forced to halt their indoor operations to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. California over th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Ohio, Michigan, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Afp, Columbus Dispatch, Los Angeles California


Several states announced tightened travel and gathering restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving as US coronavirus cases surge

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several states are tightening restrictions in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as millions of Americans are expected to travel and gather for Thanksgiving.  These measures come as the number of positive coronavirus cases surge acr...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Trends, Features, Alaska, New Mexico, West Coast, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Vermont


Coronavirus live news: Germany, Sweden and Russia all report record rises in daily cases

Germany records 23,542 new cases; Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s 5,990 new cases are daily recordThe long game: the race for a vaccine against all coronavirusesBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksSwedish surge in Covid cases dashes immunity hopesCovid-19 is rising again in New York. Can the city prevent another surge?UK coronavirus updates – live 3.18pm GMT Canadians have time to bring the second wave under control by Christmas if they a...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Sweden, Germany, Russia, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Trudeau, Micheal Martin, Germany Sweden


London and New York have similar populations and density, but only one is seeing a major coronavirus surge. Here's why.

A crowded London street on October 18, 2020. Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images New York City and London are similar in density and population, but their coronavirus outbreaks have progressed very differently since the spring. Over the summer, New York developed its own robust testing and contact tracing programs and implemented targeted lockdowns in neighborhoods with new outbreaks. London encouraged dining at restaurants and relied on a national contact-tracing program. New ...
Tags: UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Wales, New York City, US, Trends, Brooklyn, Queens, Boris Johnson, Local Government Association, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo


Coronavirus live news: Russia reports most daily cases since pandemic began; Sweden registers record new infections

Russia reports its worst day for new infections; Sweden’s 5,990 new cases are daily record; California becomes second state in US to surpass 1m casesThe long game: the race for a vaccine against all coronavirusesBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksSwedish surge in Covid cases dashes immunity hopesCovid-19 is rising again in New York. Can the city prevent another surge?UK coronavirus updates – live 2.20pm GMT Germany’s disease control centre is reporting the nation...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Sweden, California, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Robert Koch Institute


People Who Work from Home Should Pay a New Tax, Economists Suggest

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced increased social distancing for my home state of New York as covid-19 infections explode all over the country. We have a long way to go before this is over. But that’s not stopping the masters of the universe from mapping out the new world to come. A new research report…Read more...
Tags: Work From Home, New York, Science, Taxes, Tax, Deutsche Bank, Andrew Cuomo, UBI, How About No


6 things to say when someone asks: 'Why can't we just go for herd immunity to end the coronavirus pandemic?'

People enjoy the sunny weather in Tantolunden park in Stockholm on May 30, 2020. HENRIK MONTGOMERY/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images Herd immunity by infection is not a viable strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic.  Chasing natural herd immunity could lead to 640,000 additional coronavirus deaths by February 2023. It also probably wouldn't work.  Still, the recent Libertarian "Great Barrington Declaration", which proposes an end to COVID-19 restrictions and suggests trying to achiev...
Tags: Usa, New York, Science, News, Sweden, Congress, Cdc, White House, China, US, Trends, Turkey, Ap, Taiwan, Rome, Public Health


Coronavirus live news: Auckland city workers asked to stay home over mystery case; US reports world record 136,000 daily infections

New Zealand asks its biggest city’s workers to do their jobs from home on Friday; Italy passes 1m cases; Spain says it will demand negative test for all visitorsUS confirms record new cases Italy passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 6.21am GMT California looks set to be the second state — behind Texas — to eclipse a milli...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, Science, California, China, US, America, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy


Coronavirus live news: New York reimposes restrictions as US sees world record 136,000 cases in one day

Italy passes 1m cases while Spain says it will demand negative test for all visitors; Greece extends curfew. Follow updates liveItaly passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 11.56pm GMT Denis Campbell and Lisa O’Carroll report: Thousands of hospital staff will join the drive to vaccinate all adults in England against coronav...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, Science, Greece, US, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Microbiology, Lisa O'Carroll


A NYC councilman said he'll defy Gov. Andrew Cuomo's social-distancing orders to host more than 10 people in his home for Thanksgiving

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Spencer Platt/Getty Images New York City councilman Joe Borelli said he will defy Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new COVID-19 restrictions, with plans to host more than 10 people at his home for Thanksgiving.  Cuomo rolled out new restrictions on Wednesday to help curb the spread of the virus, as cases throughout New York and the US rise dramatically. On Tuesday, the US had nearly 131,000 new COVID-19 infections, the most cases in a single day since the pandemic began.   V...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, New York City, US, Trends, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Joe Borelli, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Andrew Cuomo Spencer Platt Getty, New Jersey the Republican


As the holiday season approaches, New York Gov. Cuomo prohibits gatherings larger than 10 people at private residences

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a September 8, 2020 news conference. Spencer Platt/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, on Wednesday announced several new measures aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 as cases tick up in the state and across the US. Among several new rules is a prohibition on gatherings larger than 10 people at private residences, effective Friday at 10 p.m. Any business with a state liquor license, including bars and restaurants, will be req...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Thanksgiving, US, Trends, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Johns Hopkins University, Connor Perrett, Holidays 2020, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Spencer Platt Getty Images New York


11 common health conditions that may increase risk of death from the coronavirus, including diabetes and heart disease

Getty Images According to a report on patient characteristics from Italy's National Institute of Health released on March 17, 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died in the country had at least one preexisting condition. Nearly 50% of the patients who died had three preexisting conditions.In the US, COVID-19 patients with underlying health conditions were 12 times more likely to die compared to those with none reported, according to CDC data through May 2020.Here's what we know about how mu...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Obesity, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, Tom Hanks, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Italy, Columbia University, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Here's why a top infectious-disease expert says it's too soon to celebrate Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate succeeded in the last stage of clinical trials, the New York drugmaker said Monday. While Pfizer said the results showed its vaccine was more than 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, the company did not release data from the interim analysis. William Haseltine, a longtime biotech executive and infectious-disease expert, told Business Insider that while this was "very welcome news," he also wants to see the data. ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, US, Trends, Harvard, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Steve Parsons, Human Genome Sciences, Moderna, William Haseltine, Haseltine, ACCESS Health International, Andrew Dunn



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