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2 Spanish princesses got their COVID-19 vaccine in the UAE months before they would have been eligible at home

Princesses Elena and Cristina of Spain. Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage via Getty Images Princesses Elena and Cristina of Spain jumped the line for a COVID-19 shot by getting it in Abu Dhabi. They were not eligible for a vaccine back home at the time. They are still ineligible. They said they received their shots in February during a visit to their exiled father in February. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Two Spanish princesses are facing criticism for getting their CO...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Spain, Bbc, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Vaccinations, Abu Dhabi, The Washington Post, Uae, Cristina, Elena, Juan Carlos, El Mundo, El Confidencial


The CDC delayed its looser rules for vaccinated people, while states ease restrictions despite being told it's too soon

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube The CDC delayed issuing new, laxer COVID-19 rules for vaccinated people, Politico reported. The guidance was due to be updated Thursday, but was slowed without a clear reason. It came after President Biden criticized states like Texas and Mississippi for relaxing their COVID-19 rules.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Cen...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, Politico, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, News UK, Michigan, Biden, Anthony Fauci


How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic. The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making. AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence. Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "There is currently an ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, South Africa, Oxford


The head of the CDC warned of a 'potential 4th surge' of COVID-19 cases, despite progress with vaccine rollouts

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube The US is at risk of a "potential fourth surge" of virus cases, the CDC's top official said Monday. She urged Americans to stick to CDC rules to avoid this, and warned states against easing up. The CDC gave emergency authorization to a third COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US risks a fourth su...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Rochelle Walensky


Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay 2nd doses, unlike countries like the UK

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials would stick with the recommended schedules for time between doses. Some nations, like the UK, are delaying second doses to ensure more people get some protection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, The Post, Moderna, Mandel Ngan AFP


Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay second doses, unlike countries like the UK

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials will stick with the recommended schedules for each dose. Some countries, like the UK, are delaying second doses to maximize how many are protected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US won't delay...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Moderna, Mandel Ngan AFP, Coronavirus


Animation shows how opening a window can drastically stem coronavirus circulation in classrooms, as schools prepare to resume in-person learning

A second-grade teacher in Boston cleans a desk in her classroom in September 2020. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Studies increasingly suggest that schools can safely reopen if the right precautions are followed. The NYT published an animation showing how virus particles can move around a classroom if one student is infected. Air circulation in the room is important to keep spaces safe for students and teachers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As so...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cdc, Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Iowa, News UK, The Times, Schools, Times


Archaeologists found the 'Lamborghini' of chariots preserved near Pompeii

A view of a chariot that was found north of Pompeii. Pompei Archeological Park Archaeologists found a preserved ceremonial chariot near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Experts say it's not like anything found in Italy before and was likely used for ceremonies. Pompeii was covered in volcanic ash in 79AD, meaning it stayed well preserved. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Archaeologists in Italy discovered a remarkably well-preserved ceremonial chariot near the ancient Roman cit...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Italy, News UK, Npr, Pompeii, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dario Franceschini, Mount Vesuvius, Archaeological Park, Massimo Osanna, Eric Poehler, Sinead Baker, UK Weekend


France admits it needs to repair the image of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after struggling to convince people to take it

A sign in France says "all vaccinated against COVID-19" on February 8, 2021 THOMAS SAMSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images France is embarking on an effort to persuade its people to accept the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Regulators say the vaccine is safe and effective, but its performance data has prompted some doubts. France's president, Emmanuel Macron, was among those to disparage the vaccine in the past. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. France is working to fix the d...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Turkey, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump


The US accused China of forcing American diplomats to take anal swab tests for COVID-19

A medical worker taking a throat swab for a COVID-19 test in Beijing. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The State Department accused China of making US diplomats take anal COVID-19 tests, Vice reported. A spokesperson told Vice that China said the tests were done "in error" after the US complained. China said it didn't require diplomats to take the tests but also didn't deny the tests happened. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has accused China of making Am...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, State Department, The Washington Post, Afp, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao, Global Times, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zhao Lijian


The US accused China of forcing its diplomats to take anal swab tests for COVID-19

A medical worker takes a throat swab for a COVID-19 test in Beijing, China. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The State Department accused China of making its diplomats take anal COVID-19 tests, Vice reported. A spokesperson told Vice that China said the tests were done "in error" after the US complained. China said it doesn't require diplomats to take the tests, but didn't deny that it happened. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has accused China of making ...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, State Department, The Washington Post, Pcr, Afp, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Zhao, Global Times, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zhao Lijian


Germany is pushing hard for people to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as many turn it down in hope of a Pfizer shot

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the media in Berlin on February 1, 2021. Henning Schacht - Pool/Getty Images Germany is enhancing its efforts to tell people the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. The German vaccine rollout has been complicated by people avoiding that jab. It appears to be part of a trend, reported by Insider, of trying to get the Pfizer shot instead. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Officials in Germany are defending the ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Trends, News UK, European Commission, Merkel, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Cdu, Reuters, Handelsblatt


Fauci said new CDC rules are coming for people who've been fully vaccinated

Anthony Fauci speaking to CNN on Tuesday February 23. CNN New guidance from the CDC is coming for vaccinated people, Dr Anthony Facui said Tuesday.  Speaking to CNN he said he thinks the agency will soon "relax the stringency of the recommendations." Fauci — who doesn't run the CDC — said he would personally be "comfortable" letting vaccinated households mix indoors. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that new guidance from the CDC for those ...
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Alisyn Camerota, Andy Cuomo, COVID-19, Anthony Facui, Marianne Guenot


Italy misled the WHO by claiming it was fully prepared for a pandemic when COVID-19 hit, lawsuit says

A man walks past a billboard raising awareness about COVID-19 in Naples, Italy. Carlo Hermann /AFP/Getty Italy is accused of misleading the WHO in its pandemic preparedness when COVID-19 hit last year. It said it was at the top level of readiness, but had not updated its plan since 2006, documents say. The allegation is in a civil lawsuit filed against the government by families of COVID-19 victims. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Italian government has been acc...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Trends, Eu, Italy, News UK, The Guardian, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Lombardy, Conte, Ministry of Health, Johns Hopkins University, Sergio Mattarella


People in France, Germany, and the UK are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine because they want the Pfizer one instead, reports say

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the start of a vaccination campaign for health workers in France on February 6. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images During vaccine rollouts in France, Germany, and the UK, some are insisting on a particular shot.  In Europe, officials are struggling to give out AstraZeneca's jab, and cite concerns about performance.  In the UK, reports are mixed. The Washington Post suggested that some prefer the AstraZeneca vaccine, calling it t...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, Science, London, Sweden, Washington Post, France, Germany, Berlin, Israel, Trends, Bbc, Austria, Britain, Italy


Fauci said partisan fights over mask-wearing hurt the US virus response, and that it never should have hit 500,000 virus deaths

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, double masked during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on November 19, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Dr Anthony Fauci said that political feuds over masks badly hurt the US pandemic response. He said the US, "a rich and sophisticated country," should never have got to 500,000 COVID-19 deaths. "When the American spirit is so divided, that really, really made me sad," he told Reuters. V...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Reuters, Mike Pence


500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 less than a year after the pandemic took hold

Staff at the El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office rolling bodies from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters The US passed the bleak milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday. It is the highest death toll any country has recorded from the virus. The US hit 250,000 deaths in mid-November, meaning the toll doubled in three months. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US passed the landmark figure of 500,000 deaths from CO...
Tags: Death, Politics, Science, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, News UK, Portugal, Brazil, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Reuters


COVID-19 vaccines cut hospitalizations by around 84%, according to the first real-world data

A paramedic administers a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images Data from the UK shows that a single shot of a COVID-19 vaccine drastically cut the rate of hospitalization. Figures from Scotland show the shot led to people being on average 84% less likely to be hospitalised.  The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Getty Images Data, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Oxford AstraZeneca, Marianne Guenot


COVID-19 vaccines seem to dramatically lower hospitalization risk after just one dose, according to data from the UK

A paramedic administering a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland, on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images A study in Scotland found people's hospitalization risk fell steeply after just one COVID-19 shot. The large study monitored people who had the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford shots. The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Both COVID-19 ...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca Oxford


The black-footed ferret was believed extinct until 18 were discovered on a Wyoming ranch. Now scientists have cloned one using 33-year-old DNA.

Elizabeth Ann, the first ever cloned US endangered species at 50 days old. USFWS National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center Elizabeth Ann was born using the frozen cells of a black-footed ferret called Willa that died in 1988. She will be raised in the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in Colorado. The species was considered extinct until seven were found in 1981. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Scientists successfully cloned a black-footed ferr...
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Dna, US, Trends, Wyoming, News UK, Cloning, North America, Ferret, Wildlife Service USFWS, Willa, USFWS, Ryan Phelan, Association of Zoos


Thousands of COVID-19 long-haulers have been crippled by months of physical pain and mental anguish, but recovery clinics are springing up, offering hope

Amy Watson. Amy Watson Many COVID-19 long-haulers are still experiencing debilitating symptoms. But new recovery clinics that are now opening up across the country are offering them hope. Insider spoke to long-haulers and doctors running the programs to see how successful they've been. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amy Watson has had a chronic fever for 344 days. Almost a year after she was diagnosed with COVID-19, the schoolteacher from Portland, Oregon, is still...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Carp, Ptsd, United Kingdom, News UK, Watson, Portland Oregon, Facetime, Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai, Brown


US life expectancy fell by a year during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the most dramatic drop since World War II

A medic leaves a house in Everett, Massachusetts. Brian Snyder/Reuters Average life expectancy in the US fell from 78.8 to 77.8 years in the first half of 2020, per the CDC. The data is based on deaths from various causes, but shows the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken. Black and Hispanic Americans saw larger drops than white Americans, the CDC said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The life expectancy of the average American fell by one year in the first few mon...
Tags: Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Harvard University, News UK, Associated Press, The Washington Post, Arias, Robert Anderson, Mary T Bassett, Pandemic, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Elizabeth Arias, The New York Times Read


1 in 3 US troops have refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a Pentagon official said

A soldier fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine in Londonderry, New Hampshire. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images One in every three US service members have declined to be vaccinated for COVID-19. A top Pentagon official made the disclosure to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. The vaccine is not compulsory to troops, but the DOD wants to "help them understand the benefits." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Around one-third of US troops are refusing...
Tags: Science, Defense, US, Trends, Washington Dc, News UK, Pentagon, Vaccine, Chris Miller, Defense Department, Mike Rogers, Dod, National Guard, John Kirby, Kirby, House Armed Services Committee


Here's why a surprising number of healthcare workers are rejecting the vaccine, despite having witnessed the immense suffering of the COVID-19 pandemic

A nurse administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Los Angeles, California. Between 20 and 40% of frontline workers in Los Angeles have refused a shot. Mario Tama/Getty Images Vaccine hesitancy is above average for healthcare workers working on the frontlines of the pandemic. Insider spoke to three healthcare workers about some of the reasons behind the worrying trend. Experts told Insider having "trusted messengers" in local communities will help tackle the problem. Visit the Business s...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Cdc, Nurses, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Bill Gates, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio, Vaccinations, Fda, Donald Trump, Riverside County


Texas winter storms brought such unusual cold that it confused the weather satellites

An image generated by the GOES-East weather satellite on February 16, 2021. The purple area is meant to show cloud cover, as on the left of the image, but instead shows the unusually frigid ground. College of DuPage/Insider The cold snap in Texas is so severe that it tricked a weather satellite into malfunctioning..  The GOES-East satellite mistook the ground in Texas for clouds because it was so cold. The glitch is a reminder of the extremity of the weather in the South, which has led to ...
Tags: Weather, Texas, Science, Cold, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, South Dakota, News UK, Arctic, Satellite Images, South, Sioux Falls, Rochester New York


A coronavirus variant with a mutation that 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist working on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new coronavirus variant has been reported in the US, the UK, and nine other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said. Mutations are seen as one of the biggest obstacles to ending the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new coronavirus variant with three mutations "of biological significa...
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A coronavirus variant with a mutation which 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist works on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new variant of the coronavirus has been reported in the US, UK, and 9 other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said.  Mutations in the virus are one of the biggest obstacles to ending the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new variant with three "mutations of biological significance" has been detect...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, US, Trends, Getty Images, Uganda, South Africa, News UK, Brazil, Vaccines, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Afp, Irish Times


China arrested a scammer whose gang made $3 million from selling water as COVID-19 vaccine shots

An employee inspects syringes of the vaccine for COVID-19 produced by SinoVac at its factory in Beijing on September 24, 2020. Ng Han Guan/Associated Press Kong Mou made $2.8 million by selling 58,000 syringes of salt water, Chinese authorities said. He told customers that he obtained the shots through "internal channels," state media said. Kong and his associates earned about 18 million yuan ($2.7 million) as a result of the scheme. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, News, China, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Xinhua, Kong, Li, Global Times, Supreme People s Procuratorate, VCG, China s Ministry of Public Security


Israel plans to reopen gyms, malls, and hotels - but only for people who have been vaccinated

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, February 14, 2021. REUTERS Israel wants to reopen its economy with priority for those who've had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its people, and is starting to plan for what comes next. The ideas are still being debated, and Israel's final policy could change. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Israel is debating a plan to re-open parts of its economy for only...
Tags: Politics, Science, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, News UK, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Jerusalem Post, John Hopkins, COVID, Erin Snodgrass, Marianne Guenot, Hareetz


Fauci said he worried about getting COVID-19 while working in the 'superspreader' Trump White House

Dr. Anthony Fauci. YouTube/Axios Dr. Fauci told Axios that he feared catching the coronavirus during the Trump administration.  He called the Trump White House "sort of a superspreader location."  "I didn't fixate on that, but it was in the back of mind, because I had to be out there," he said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci has told Axios that he was "a little bit nervous" about catching the coronavirus during President Donald Trump's administra...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, HHS, Rose Garden, Fauci, Trump White House, Axios



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