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Millions of people are flying across the US for Thanksgiving, ignoring CDC advice

Travelers wearing protective face masks walking through Concourse D at the Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Miami, Florida. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images More than three million people travelled through US airports this weekend in advance of Thanksgiving, defying advice from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC on Thursday advised people to stay home for Thanksgiving. More than one million people flew the next day....
Tags: Transportation, Science, Thanksgiving, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Ap, United States, News UK, Associated Press, Tsa, Getty, Anthony Fauci, AAA, Transportation Security Administration


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


We're likely to need coronavirus booster shots after the initial vaccine

A volunteer receives an experimental coronavirus shot from a medical worker at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko People may need to get booster shots after the initial coronavirus vaccine doses in order to stay protected, experts say. Other vaccines, like the tetanus shot, also require periodic boosters.  That adds further complication to the impending challenge of distributing coronavirus vaccines, which are likely to require two doses. Vi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Mount Sinai, Chicago Illinois, Soweto South Africa, Icahn School of Medicine, ORENSTEIN, Moderna, Siphiwe Sibeko, Aylin Woodward


Most coronavirus cases spread from people with no symptoms, CDC says in new report

A diner has his temperature checked at Manhattan restaurant Daniel on September 30, 2020, the first day that indoor dining is allowed in New York City since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. People who are infected with the coronavirus but show no symptoms probably account for most coronavirus transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. That includes people who are asymptomatic and those who have not yet developed symptoms. Anthony Fauci warn...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, New York City, US, Trends, Manhattan, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Daniel, Fauci, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Stamford Connecticut, John Moore Getty, IHME


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


Amid Utah's COVID-19 surge, conspiracy theorists who don't believe the increase in cases tried to enter a Utah ICU

Reuters With Utah posting record hospitalizations, according to the Utah Department of Health, conspiracy theorists tried to enter a hospital to prove that the recent COVID-19 case surge is a hoax. Utah is recruiting medical professionals from out of state, and reporting that 85% of ICU beds are currently being used, with almost half being COVID-19 related. According to the statement from Intermountain Healthcare, "although these situations are few and isolated, stopping attempts to gain ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Science, New York City, Trends, Conspiracy Theory, Reuters, Hansen, Provo, Provo Utah, KSL, Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Kyle Hansen, Coronavirus, COVID-19


An interactive tool will let you calculate the chance that someone at your Thanksgiving dinner may have COVID-19

Family members wearing masks gather for a meal. 2K Studio/Getty Researchers created an interactive tool that calculates your chances of encountering a person with COVID-19 based on your location and how many people are at a gathering. The tool shows a county-by-county breakdown of your coronavirus risk in real-time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, Americans are contemplating how much risk they're willing to take on in order to...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, New York City, US, Trends, Risk, Chicago, Washington Dc, New York Times, Anthony Fauci, Georgia Tech, Centers for Disease Control, Fulton County Georgia, Monroe County New York


One of Biden's top coronavirus advisors calls for focused restrictions based on disease spread instead of a nationwide lockdown

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. DNCC via Getty Images A top coronavirus advisor for the incoming Biden administration called for focused restrictions on areas based on the coronavirus spread instead of a nationwide lockdown. "So we're not in a place where we're saying shut the whole country down; we [have] to be more targeted," Dr. Vivek Murthy, a co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, said on ABC's...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Abc, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Yale, Fda, Good Morning America, Biden, Abc News, Trump


Miles Morales Reforms Spider-Man's Relationship With the Police When It Needs to Be Abolished

Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales follows the fledgling webhead as he steps out from under Peter Parker’s shadow. He’s defending New York City on his own for the first time just as a bitter ground war breaks out between the nefarious Roxxon Corporation and the tech-powered Underground movement. New as Miles is to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Video Games, Police, New York City, Race, Marvel, Racism, Sony, Police Brutality, Nypd, Marvel Comics, Black Lives Matter, Spider Man, Peter Parker, Insomniac


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


Black people are twice as likely to get COVID-19 as white people, according to the largest analysis of its kind

Medical workers take in patients at a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on April 06 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Black people are twice as likely to contract COVID-19 as white people, according to the largest analysis of its kind including more than 18 million people in the US and UK.  Asian people are about 1.5 times as likely to get the illness, and may be more likely to be admitted to the ICU and die, the study also found.  The results undersco...
Tags: UK, Science, New York City, Race, US, Trends, Alaska, Nottingham, Leicester, Anthony Fauci, Black, Maimonides Medical Center, NIHR, Disparities, Racial Disparity, NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre


Ukraine's president Zelensky, who was pivotal in Trump's impeachment, has been hospitalized with COVID-19

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky listens during a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalised with COVID-19. And spokeswoman for Zelensky told Reuters that his illness is "nothing serious" despite his admission to a hospital. Ukraine's daily coronavirus cases are at an all-time high. Zelensky played a pivotal role ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, News UK, Boris Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Ukrainian President Zelensky, who was pivotal in Trump's impeachment, has been hospitalized with COVID-19

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting with US President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been hospitalized with COVID-19. A spokeswoman for Zelensky told Reuters his illness was "nothing serious" despite his admission to a hospital. Ukraine's number of coronavirus cases recorded daily has reached all-time highs. Zelensky played a pivotal role in recent ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Senate, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, News UK, Boris Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


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


Restaurants and gyms were COVID-19 superspreader sites when the pandemic began, cellphone data reveals

A waiter delivers food to a table at Chelsea Square Restaurant as New York City restaurants open for limited capacity indoor dining on October 1, 2020 in New York. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Researchers mapped people's movements based on cellphone data to study the spread of the coronavirus. Restaurants, gyms, and hotels were among the riskiest spots, but reducing occupancy could help decrease the infection rate. The model also accurately predicted higher infection rates in low-in...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Restaurants, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, Gyms, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Stanford University, Northwestern University, Afp, Chicago New York, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Kevin Ma, Marc Lipsitch


Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on Monday. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The Texas county of El Paso recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has 10 mobile morgues. Texas has recorded the most coronavirus cases in the US, recently becoming the first state to surpass 1 millio...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of dead bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


Photos show El Paso doubling its mobile morgues after its new coronavirus surge caused a new backlog of dead bodies

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


The US could be on track to hit 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, a new report finds

Healthcare worker Dante Hills passes paperwork to a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Miami, Florida. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo The US could see 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, according to a new report from Pantheon Macroeconomics. That's based on the current trend of average cases rising 34% from week to week. Experts predict this surge could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March, when New York City ho...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, New York City, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, South Dakota, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Michigan, New Mexico, Biden


EMS dispatches for asthma greatly reduced after expanded access to health insurance

The expansion of health insurance in New York City under the Affordable Care Act resulted in a significant reduction in the dispatch of ambulances for asthma emergencies, a study by Massachusetts General Hospital has found. Researchers suggest that the reason for this decline is improved access to outpatient management of asthma. The finding has major implications for the broader public health system.
Tags: Science, New York City, EMS, Massachusetts General Hospital


How to safely form a 'social bubble' this winter, according to 5 disease experts — and what risks to avoid

A social distancing bubble at Cafe Du Soleil in New York City on September 29, 2020. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images As the weather gets cold, many Americans are considering forming "pods" or "social bubbles" — small groups that only see each other. That can keep members' coronavirus risk relatively low, depending on their behavior. Five infectious-disease share advice for creating a safe social bubble and highlight risks to avoid. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Nba, Department Of Health, Epidemiology, Don, Los Angeles County, Cohen, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Popescu


Four major predictors of COVID-19 emerge in Texas A&M study

In March 2020, New York City, an icon of America, was unfortunately named an early epicenter of the novel coronavirus. Now seven months later, America faces a new surge in coronavirus cases and researchers at Texas A&M University hope to provide information and context to help with the battle ahead.
Tags: Texas, Science, New York City, America, COVID


Study finds 1.7 million New Yorkers have been infected with SARS-Cov-2 and virus was in NYC earlier than reported

The virus that causes COVID-19 was present in New York City long before the city's first case of the disease was confirmed on March 1.
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Should you dine in a restaurant tent this winter? It depends on 5 safety factors

People dine in plastic tents for social distancing at a restaurant in Manhattan on October 15, 2020 in New York City, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Outdoor dining has been seen as a relatively safe activity during the pandemic, because there's good airflow, and sunlight, which both help nix the coronavirus.  But as winter descends on the US and Europe, more outdoor dining spots are erecting tents to keep their diners cozy. Those tents are not, necessarily...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, New York City, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, Cologne, Arizona, Manhattan, Bubbles, Murray, Berlin Germany, Virginia Tech, Koreatown


Daylight-saving time ends this weekend in the US. It's one of the world's stupidest rituals.

Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m. in the US. Clocks will move back one hour. In the US, the policy started in the early 1900s as a way to cut energy use. But many Americans think it's no longer worth the hassle, and some states are trying to do away with the practice. Research suggests changing the clocks can increase health risks and accidents in the days after daylight-saving time starts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
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It's probably time to reset your expectations about when we'll get a COVID-19 vaccine. The timeline was always aspirational.

Nurse Kath Olmstead gives volunteer Melissa Harting an injection as part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, on July 27, 2020. Hans Pennink/AP The estimated timelines for when we might see a coronavirus vaccine are slipping.  Anthony Fauci recently said it "could be January, could be later," before the FDA green-lights a coronavirus vaccine. Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca have both had to temporarily delay their clinical trials, whi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, New York City, US, Trends, South Africa, Arizona, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Pascal Soriot, Johnson


Study shows COVID-19 risk to firefighters and emergency medical workers in New York City

Firefighters and emergency medical workers in New York City were 15 times more likely to be infected during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the general public, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research.
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Getting a flu shot could reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, preliminary research suggests

An advertisement offering free flu shots in New York City on August 21, 2020. John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Health experts are encouraging people to get flu shots to avoid the possibility of getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. According to a preliminary study, flu shots may also reduce your risk of catching COVID-19. Researchers found that healthcare workers who got a flu shot in the 2019-2020 season were 39% less likely to have gotten the coronavirus by June....
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