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CDC officials recommend opening schools with masks - but closing indoor dining and gyms

A student waits to receive a Chromebook at Rippowam Middle School on September 14, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images CDC researchers said there was "little evidence" that schools meaningfully fuel coronavirus transmission in an editorial on Tuesday. The researchers suggested reopening schools with masks and social distancing requirements. The decision, they wrote, may require some sacrifices — like closing indoor dining or gyms. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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Johnson & Johnson's CEO says crucial coronavirus vaccine data will come by early next week

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, takes the stand as a witness in New Jersey Supreme Court in New Brunswick Reuters We'll know if a single-dose coronavirus vaccine works by early next week, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Tuesday. The healthcare giant is wrapping up a massive study testing its shot against a placebo.  If successful, J&J plans to deliver 100 million doses to the US by the end of June. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world is ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, European Union, New York Times, Healthcare, Pfizer, Johnson, Cnbc, Johnson Johnson, J&J, Pharmaceutical, Wolk, US EU


The 5th largest school district in the US announced a plan to phase back into in-person learning after a rise in student suicides

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 The Clark County schoo...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, Suicide, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, The New York Times, Nevada, Biden, Times, Orange County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Orlando


The pace of coronavirus vaccinations now may determine whether or not we'll need a perpetual cycle of new shots to combat variants

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo Scientists worry that vaccinations aren't proceeding fast enough to prevent new, perhaps deadlier coronavirus strains from emerging. New variants that can evade existing vaccines could create a cycle in which people need to keep getting new coronavirus shots for years. UK officials said Friday that the variant identified there could have a higher mortality rate than the original, though the evidence is "uncertain." Vi...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, US, Trends, Bbc, Chicago, South Africa, New York Times, Vaccinations, University Of Arizona, Influenza, Mutations, Anthony Fauci, Emory University


The US is seeing the consequences of the coronavirus' relatively unchecked spread. 3 people who supported that strategy now say they never did.

Hospital workers process COVID-19 specimens in the lab at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 11, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The US's horrifying winter coronavirus surge offers a peek at the consequences of a no-lockdown, mass-infection approach. Some public figures — including Elon Musk and Scott Atlas — have advocated for protecting vulnerable people while encouraging everyone else to resume life as normal. Now they're either silent, de...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, News, Sweden, California, Washington Post, White House, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Atlas, Washington Dc, New York Times, Finland, World Health Organization


Coronavirus vaccines are safe for people of color, despite online myths and mistrust of the healthcare system

Sandra Lindsay receives the COVID-19 vaccine in New Hyde Park, New York. Mark Lennihan/Pool via REUTERS People of color, and Black Americans in particular, may be hesitant to get vaccinated in the US due to a history of racist medical experiments or overall mistrust of the healthcare system. In Latinx communities, language barriers can also force people to receive health information through social media, where myths abound. But clinical trials overwhelmingly show that coronavirus vaccines...
Tags: UK, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, New York Times, Native Americans, Philadelphia, Npr, Pfizer, Pew Research Center, People Of Color, Cnbc, Black, Princeton University


A WHO team arrived in Wuhan to begin investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus, more than a year after it began to spread

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city more than a year ago, and is believed to have been transmitted to h...
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Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect in connection with the Flint water crisis, report says

The top of a water tower is seen at the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Michigan January 13, 2016, where residents coping with the city's crisis over lead-contaminated drinking water. Rebecca Cook/Reuters Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been criminally charged with willful neglect of duty in connection with the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.  Former Michigan health director Nick Lyons is another official also expected to face charges.  The Flint water cri...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Michigan, Associated Press, Npr, Lyon, Reuters, Flint Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Snyder


What to say to a friend who's skeptical of getting the coronavirus vaccine

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The FDA has authorized two coronavirus vaccines for emergency use. Neither vaccine raised any major safety concerns in large clinical trials among diverse groups of volunteers. Here are nine reasons to be confident in the safety of these vaccines. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Around 5.3 million initial doses of the coronavirus vaccine have...
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The Real Culprits Steering Students Into Doing Big Oil's Dirty Work

Plummeting demand for fuel amid covid-19 lockdowns has left the oil and gas industry in shambles. That’s bad news for the recent college grads profiled in a piece the New York Times published this weekend, all of whom hoped to find “elite positions” in the fossil fuel industry. Cue the tiny violins, right?Read more...
Tags: Science, Compassion, New York Times, Green Jobs, Just Transition


Americans have been escaping to Mexico to avoid COVID-19 restrictions back home. Now, Mexico is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases.

A beach in Cancun, Mexico, on December 29, 2020. Alberto Valdez / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images (edited) Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have been flocking to Mexico either on vacation or to settle, according to multiple reports. In November, more than half a million Americans traveled to Mexico, The New York Times reported. The influx of Americans has been partly due to the relaxed restrictions at the Mexican border: while many countries require proof of a negat...
Tags: Travel, Post, Science, Washington Post, Mexico, US, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Mexico City, News UK, Npr, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cancun


The Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants: Discover the 1977 Illustrated Guide Created by Harvard’s Groundbreaking Ethnobotanist Richard Evan Schultes

I mean, the idea that you would give a psychedelic—in this case, magic mushrooms or the chemical called psilocybin that’s derived from magic mushrooms—to people dying of cancer, people with terminal diagnoses, to help them deal with their – what’s called existential distress. And this seemed like such a crazy idea that I began looking into it. Why should a drug from a mushroom help people deal with their mortality? –Michael Pollan in an interview with Terry Gross, “’Reluctant Psychonaut’ Michae...
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As COVID-19 cases surge in Los Angeles, hospitals are running out of oxygen

Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit's Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Some Los Angeles hospitals are struggling with shortages of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients, the Los Angeles Times reported.  COVID patients typically require ten times as much ...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, The Times, Times, Chambers, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles California, LA Times, LA County, Lucy Nicholson Reuters, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center


Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Reportedly Paid Women and People of Color Like Shit

The cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase consistently paid women and people of color less than other employees performing similar jobs, new data from the New York Times has found, exposing a glaring pay gap that’s large even by the tech industry’s miserable standards.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tech, Bitcoin, New York Times, Crypto, Pay Gap, Gender Discrimination, Coinbase, Racial Discrimination, Cryptocurrency


A Los Angeles hospital is so overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases it's been forced to treat some patients in the gift shop

Michelle Goldson, RN is working with a covid positive patient inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 17, 020 in Los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Some patients at one Los Angeles hospital are now being treated in the gift shop and chapel as COVID-19 cases surge and capacity is limited.  COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County continue to break records and many intensive-care units have reached 0% capacity in the past sev...
Tags: UK, Science, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Healthcare, The Times, Times, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Brooke Baldwin, South Los Angeles, LA County, South LA


Rich countries buying most of the world's vaccine supply has left the rest 'scrambling for supplies,' campaigners say

The CEO of the The New Jewish Home long-term care facility in New York receives the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Wealthier countries like the US and the UK have cleaned out global supplies of coronavirus vaccines, leaving many nations without access to any doses at all. Rich countries have reserved more doses than their populations need, while lower-income countries are relying on a UN-backed acquisition program that may struggle to deli...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Science, Nigeria, US, Trends, Eu, Canada, New York Times, News UK, Marriott, Amnesty International, Who, Bangladesh, Un


United is helping to contact passengers after a man who died on a flight earlier this week may have had COVID-19

Reuters United is now helping health officials contact trace passengers who were on board a flight where a man died on December 14.  United said that the wife was overheard telling an EMT that her husband did have COVID-19 symptoms, including loss of taste and smell at the time of the medical emergency. United said at the time of the emergency, they were told he suffered from cardiac arrest.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. United Airlines is working with health offici...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, New Orleans, United, United Airlines, Orlando, However United, Reuters United, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani


These are 20 of the 18,000 people who died of COVID-19 in the US this week

Funeral director Michael Neel looks at the casket of George Trefren, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran who died of COVID-19 in April. The US recorded roughly 18,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week alone. Wednesday marked the deadliest day in the pandemic so far, with nearly 3,500 deaths reported. Below are the names and brief stories of 20 people recently killed by the virus — including the newly elected Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, a pioneering surgeon, and the f...
Tags: Science, News, Supreme Court, Cdc, Washington, Israel, US, Trends, Features, Rome, North Dakota, Alaska, Washington Dc, House, New York Times, Dolly Parton


13 books everyone should read and why—as voted by you

We asked BigThink's readers and staff for their recommendations on books everyone should read. A collection of fiction and non-fiction works from around the world spanning millennia, these books will expand your horizons.Many of these books are long out of copyright, and can be read for free. Do you ever want to read more but find yourself unsure of what to read? Lots of people have the same problem. To help, we're adding to the collection of "books everyone should read" lists. For this one, we ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, New York Post, England, Science, Minnesota, California, Washington Post, India, Religion, Race, America, Society, Earth, Radiohead, United States


FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to greenlight the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential FDA expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.  The US Food and Drug Administration isn't required to follow the group's advice, but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of M...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Stanford, US, Trends, Data, Features, Alaska, New York Times, Healthcare, Fda, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Biotech


A national commission on COVID-19 is calling for prison inmates and guards to be prioritized in the vaccine rollout

In this Aug. 16, 2016, file photo, general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice has called for prison guards and inmates to be among the first to be vaccinated.  The commission recommended they be vaccinated right after healthcare workers.  Other organizations like the American Medical Association have also called for prisons to be a priority in the vaccine r...
Tags: Science, News, Prisons, Loretta Lynch, California, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, States, Criminal Justice, American Medical Association, Toner, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin Calif, National Commission


Pfizer's vaccine vials seem to hold extra doses, a surprise that could mean the US has a bigger vaccine supply than it planned

MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFP/Getty US pharmacists are discovering that there may be an extra dose or two in each vial of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, Politico reported. The vials are said to contain five doses, but many pharmacists found they could squeeze out a sixth or seventh. Doses per vial can vary depending on the types of needles and syringes used. An FDA spokesperson told Politico that those extra doses shouldn't go to waste. That could mean the US supply of Pfizer's vaccine is up to 4...
Tags: Science, News, Politico, US, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, Trump, Findlay, Russell Findlay, New York State Health, Howard Zucker, Mark Lennihan


9 things to say to a friend who's skeptical of getting the coronavirus vaccine

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The FDA authorized the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency use on Friday. Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is likely to be next. Neither vaccine raised any major safety concerns in large clinical trials among diverse groups of volunteers. Here are nine reasons to be confident in the safety of these vaccines. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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2 former CDC officials say the Trump administration 'sidelined' science and hobbled the agency's COVID-19 response

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two former senior officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they experienced political interference and micromanagement from the Trump administration during the pandemic. Former CDC chief of staff Kyle McGowan and deputy chief of staff Amanda Campbell told The New York Times that constant meddling from the White House ultimately stifled the agency's COVID-19 response. "Everyone wants to describe the day that the ...
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In the Trump administration's efforts to secure coronavirus vaccines, two key bets turned out to be mistakes

Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Service,s listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters at the White House on March 6. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Trump administration purchased 300 million vaccine doses from AstraZeneca in May, but declined to purchase additional doses on top of the 100 million it had arranged with Pfizer, the New York Times reported. The Pfizer contract was contingent on the shot being authorized by the FDA, so it was relatively low-risk. But the shot is more...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, White House, China, US, America, Trends, European Union, Ap, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Wisconsin, Astrazeneca


Here are the common side effects you should expect if you get Moderna's coronavirus shot

A nurse prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., July 2020. Hans Pennink/AP More than nine in 10 people immunized with Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate registered some level of side effects.  These side effects were predominantly expected for any vaccine, mild or moderate in intensity, and lasted for one to three days, according to briefing documents released Tuesday by the US Food and Drug Administration.  The FDA is now r...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, Polaroid, Bell, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, Hans Pennink


The FDA will likely grant Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization on Friday

A nurse prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., July 2020. Hans Pennink/AP The US Food and Drug Administration will approve the Moderna vaccine on Friday, The New York Times reported. FDA regulators confirmed Moderna's vaccine was 94.1% effective at preventing COVID-19 in late-stage trials, per agency documents released Tuesday. The US bought 200 million doses of Moderna's vaccine as of December 15. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel pr...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, Times, Johnson Johnson


Canada admitted losing out to other rich countries getting early COVID-19 vaccines, showing how fierce the competition is

A nurse is inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTEch coronavirus vaccine in Toronto, Canada on December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Canada said it faces tough competition from other countries to secure COVID-19 vaccines, meaning it will not be able to roll them out as fast as the UK and US. Anita Anand, a Canadian minister, said "we are dealing with an incredibly competitive global environment." Campaigners have warned that rich countries' outsize ability to buy vaccines means poorer countri...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, European Union, Ap, Cnn, Canada, Britain, New York Times, News UK, Amnesty International, Oxfam, Anita Anand, Associated Press, Pfizer


The Trump administration turned down more vaccine doses 'as recently as November,' former FDA commissioner says

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the FDA. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Trump administration once again rejected an offer from Pfizer for more COVID-19 vaccines "as recently as November," according to former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb. "There were multiple conversations with the U.S. government about taking more supply in the second quarter," Gottlieb, who is a Pfizer board member, told CNBC on Monday. This comes on the heels of the Trump administrat...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb Trump


Trump reversed a plan to prioritize White House staff to get the coronavirus vaccine sooner

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images President Trump said he was halting his own administration's plan to make White House staff among the first people in the country to get a coronavirus vaccine. He tweeted on Sunday that staff should get the vaccine "somewhat later," including himself. The New York Times reported that aides wanted to swiftly vaccinate those who work ...
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