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How to carry your vaccine card on your phone so you can leave it at home

Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Restaurants, music venues, and other businesses are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. But toting around an important health document in paper form can be worrisome and inconvenient. Here are a few ways you can carry that proof on your smartphone like you would a boarding pass. See more stories on Insider's business page. We're now at the proof-of-vaccination stage of this 18-month-long pandemic.Restaurants, concert venues, airlines, and other bu...
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400,000 people are infected each year with coronaviruses carried by bats, an early study suggests. Researchers say the data could help prevent future pandemics.

A team of researchers set up a net to catch bats at the Khao Chong Pran Cave on September 12, 2020 in Ratchaburi, Thailand during a mission to understand the coronavirus's origins. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Coronaviruses from bats could infect 407,422 people each year, a study said. The findings could help target areas for surveillance and stop human virus outbreaks, they said. About 478 million people live in regions where the bats are, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Myanmar, Bat, Holmes, University of Sydney, US National Institutes of Health, Pandemic, Lauren DeCicca Getty, Coronavirus


The US recently reported more than 243,000 COVID-19 cases in kids in one week, the 2nd-highest total of any week

Students at a public middle school in Los Angeles on Friday. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics tallied 243,373 cases in US kids in the week that ended Thursday. That weekly figure was close to 72,000 toward the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were found to have COVID-19 in a recent seven-day period, the second-highest week for child cases of the...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cbs, Fda, Pfizer, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Robyn Beck, Scott Gottlieb, Pandemic, Burbio, Coronavirus


More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started

Students walk to their classrooms at a public middle school in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2021. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported 243,373 cases among kids in the US in the week ending September 9. In early July, there were close to 72,000 COVID-19 cases among kids a week. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19 in ...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, US, Trends, Fda, Centers for Disease Control, Los Angeles California, Food and Drug Administration FDA, AAP, Gottlieb, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics AAP, Robyn Beck, Scott Gottlieb, Pandemic


Forecast: 100,000 More Americans Will Die From Covid-19 by December Without Major Behavior Changes

An influential forecast from researchers at the University of Washington predicts that many more Americans will die from covid-19 in the months ahead. They forecast that around 100,000 people in the U.S. will die from the pandemic between now and the start of December 2021. Yet they also argue that widespread mask use…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, University of Washington, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Pandemic, Ali Mokdad, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Pandemic In The United States, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant


Flu Season Is Gonna Be Weird This Year, So When's the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

The dog days of summer are just about coming to the end in the U.S. And while the fall may mean cool breezes and nice walks in the park, it should also mark the arrival of the annual flu shot or spray. Getting vaccinated against the flu remains one of the simplest and best things you can do for your health, especially…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Influenza, Vaccines, Seasonality, Pandemic, Influenza Vaccine, Flu Season, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Swine Flu Pandemic, Influenza A Virus Subtype H1n1, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine


A year and a half after Sweden decided not to lock down, its COVID-19 death rate is up to 10 times higher than its neighbors

Insider Sweden's state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell. Getty Sweden decided not to implement a full-scale lockdown during the pandemic. It now has up to 10 times as many COVID-19 deaths per capita as its Nordic neighbors. Sweden also didn't fare much better economically, suggesting its gamble didn't pay off. See more stories on Insider's business page. Months before the first COVID-19 cases were detected, public-health experts to handle a pandemic. But in Marc...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Sweden, Trends, Spain, Economy, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Stockholm, Gothenburg Sweden, TT News Agency


As Delta surges, 4 states reach new pandemic peaks for daily COVID-19 cases - but in the states with higher vaccine rates and mask mandates, ICUs are less busy

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski, treats a patient who has coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, U.S., August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters Florida, Mississippi, Hawaii, and Oregon hit new peaks for daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Oregon and Hawaii, with higher vaccination rates and mask mandates, have more room left in ICU. They may never reach the "precarious position" of Florida and Mississippi, a professor sa...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Mississippi, Oregon, US, San Francisco, Trends, Hospital, Hawaii, Healthcare, Delta, Cnbc, Johns Hopkins University, Tate Reeves, Pandemic


Wildfire smoke linked to almost 20,000 COVID-19 cases last year

The coronavirus pandemic and raging wildfires were two heinous events of 2020. And in one of life’s unfair twists of evil synergy, a new study from Harvard says that smoke from West Coast wildfires increased the cases of COVID illnesses and deaths. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, attributed 19,742 additional COVID cases — and 748 deaths — to last year’s heavy blanket of wildfire smoke in Oregon, California and Washington. Tiny particulate matter, aka PM 2.5, was the culprit...
Tags: Science, Design, Washington, Oregon, Fire, Harvard, Wildfires, Fires, Wildfire, West Coast, Science Advances, San Bernardino California, California Washington, Oregon California, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Whitman County Washington


Former FDA commissioner predicts COVID-19 pandemic will become an endemic after Delta variant spread

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the FDA. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC he believes the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be an endemic. An endemic is an outbreak that's always present in particular regions but far more manageable, like the common cold. "This is going to become more of an endemic illness where you just see sort of a persistent infection through the winter," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scott ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Nature, United States, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, South, Trump, Duke University


A global immune system that spots new diseases and curbs their spread could stop the next pandemic - here's how

There are signs a pandemic is coming before anyone even gets sick. John Lamparski / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images There are often warning signs before a pandemic, like an increase in the price of garlic in China. Author David Bray says these signs can be used to build a system to spot diseases faster and curb their spread sooner. This 'immune system for the planet' would search for signs of new infections and identify potential therapies. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Science, Opinion, China, US, Trends, Immune System, Commission, Disease, Illness, Transmission, Sickness, Nordic, Atlantic Council, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Contributor, David Bray


Looking back to a year ago - and where we are now

A year ago, in March 20th/21st, I was flying overnight from Houston to the UK, ahead of the first lockdown which started on March 23rd. Covid-19 was taking hold, it was getting downright scary, and with great regret we cut short our stay with the family and had to find an alternative route back as our flight was cancelled. Saying goodbye to our grandchildren was the hardest thing to do. We decided to splash out and travel Business Class - in the interests of our own safety and because we ...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Science, London, Systems, Planets, Harry, Houston, Oprah Winfrey, Saturn, Jupiter, Astrological Psychology, Meghan, Jean Luc Picard, Uranus, Joyce Hopewell


Think the pandemic isn't a big deal? That the government is using it to gain power and control? CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has a message for you, she tells us in The EIC Interview

Protesters in Pontiac, Michigan, on July 24 with placards against mandatory vaccines. Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Some Americans think the pandemic isn't a big deal. They view mask rules and vaccines as ways the government is trying to control their lives. The CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, wants those Americans to have more chats with more people. See more stories on Insider's business page. I live in New York City, where we heard sirens every d...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Cdc, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccines, Pontiac Michigan, OB, Nicholas Carlson, Pandemic, Vaccine Hesitancy, EIC interview, Antivax


'Covanxiety' is making a comeback as COVID-19 cases ramp up. Mental-health experts share tips for managing it.

A woman walks by an art exhibition on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, on November 27, 2020. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images Rising coronavirus cases in the US have prompted a resurgence of pandemic-related stress. Psychologists shared seven tips for managing this "covanxiety." Giving back to others and limiting news intake are helpful strategies, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Psychiatrist Eva Ritmo received an email from a member of her 20-person book club on...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Research, Mental Health, Anxiety, Don, Appleton Wisconsin, Upper West Side of Manhattan, Emma Seppala, Seppala


Dr. Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' with 'pain and suffering in the future' as the Delta variant surges

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Fauci warned that "things will get worse" as cases of the Delta variant continues to spike. "We're looking not towards lockdown, but we're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things will get wors...
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Dr. Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' due to Delta variant surges, but doesn't foresee more lockdowns

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Fauci warned that "things will get worse" as cases of the Delta variant continues to spike. "We're looking not towards lockdown, but we're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things will get wors...
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Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' because of Delta variant surges but doesn't foresee more lockdowns

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Anthony Fauci said "things are going to get worse" because of the Delta coronavirus variant. "We're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC News. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things are going to get worse" with "pain and suffering ahe...
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Sen. Ron Johnson says he'd support a vaccine mandate for an 'incredibly deadly' virus but not COVID-19, which has killed more than 613,000 Americans

Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday that he would only support a vaccine mandate for an "incredibly deadly" disease, but not COVID-19. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Sen. Ron Johson said he would support a vaccine mandate only for an "incredibly deadly" disease but not COVID-19. COVID-19 has killed more than 613,000 people in the US and more than 4.2 million globally, per Johns Hopkins University. Johnson also attacked the CDC for changing its guidelines on masking. See more...
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The pandemic is worsening mental health for women, middle-aged adults, a new survey finds

Throughout the pandemic, multiple surveys and studies have indicated that mental health has declined for a number of groups and populations. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Mental health challenges have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from the University of Michigan has quantified some of the effects. Women and US adults ages 50 to 64 have reported worsening mental health during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, experts...
Tags: Science, News, Study, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, University Of Michigan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Reed Alexander


COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day - the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules

The US has reported an average of nearly 50,000 COVID-19 cases each day this week. Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data. The highest number of new cases was reported Friday - with more than 81,000 new cases reported. That puts the US in a situation not seen since the spring as US officials reportedly reconsider mask guidance. See more stories on Insider...
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A fully vaccinated mom caught COVID-19 after her kids went to summer camp: 'Our kids are Trojan-horsing us'

Hilary Young (right) with her two daughters, who got sick after attending a summer camp. Young and her 6-year-old both tested positive for COVID-19. Courtesy of Hilary Young A fully vaccinated mom tested positive for COVID-19 after a counselor at her daughter's summer camp went home sick with the coronavirus. The mother developed cold-like symptoms, but never had a fever or shortness of breath. "My symptoms seemed exactly like a cold," she said. "Our kids are Trojan-horsing us. They ar...
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U.S. Life Expectancy Has Biggest Fall Since WWII Amid Covid-19 and Drug Overdoses

As expected, the first year of the covid-19 pandemic has lowered the collective life expectancy of Americans. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that life expectancy at birth dropped 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020, with most of the decline attributed to the pandemic. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Social Issues, Population, Life Expectancy, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Senescence, Pandemic, Demography, Academic Disciplines, Hispanic Americans, Actuarial Science


India Excess Pandemic Deaths Estimated at 4 Million

A new set of reports of excess mortality estimates for India from three different data sources from the pandemic’s start through June 2021. 1. extrapolation of state-level civil registration from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Why your brain may need time to readjust to social gatherings after the pandemic, according to a neuroscientist

We've been lonely for a year, but going back to normal socialization could be more difficult than expected. Don Ryan/AP 36% of adults in the US and 61% of young adults reported "serious loneliness" during the pandemic. Nearly half of Americans also reported feeling uneasy about returning to in-person interaction. Neuroscientist Kareem Clark says it may take time for some to reset their 'social homeostasis,' or need to socialize. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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The US sent 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan - more than triple it initially pledged - as it deals with an unexpected outbreak

In this photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung, third from left, and Brent Christensen, the top U.S. official in Taiwan, fourth from left, hold up thank you cards as they welcome a China Airlines cargo plane carrying COVID-19 vaccines from Memphis. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control via AP The US on Sunday sent Taiwan 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the AP reported. Previously, the US said it would send 750,000 vaccine dos...
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A Deadly Super-Fungus Has Emerged in Brazil, Aided by Covid-19

Late last year, a deadly yeast known as Candida auris was found in Brazil for the first time. In a new paper this week, the scientists who treated and investigated these initial cases say the covid-19 pandemic helped create a breeding ground for the fungus to emerge and spread inside a hospital’s intensive care unit.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Antibiotic Resistance, Candida, Occupational Safety and Health, Pandemic, Mucormycosis, Candida auris, Covid 19, Covid 19 Pandemic, Yeasts, Health Medical Pharma, Pathogenic Microbes


Suicide attempts among teen girls spiked by about 51% during the pandemic, the CDC says

Shutterstock/Antonio Guillem Suspected suicide attempts by teen girls increased about 51% between February and March 2021 compared to the same period last year. To gather the data, the CDC tracked emergency room visits across the country for suspected suicide attempts. Suicide attempts by teen boys aged 12 to 17 also went up but marginally. See more stories on Insider's business page. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says teen girl suicide attempts increased dr...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Suicide, Trends, Mental Health, Washington Dc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pandemic, Teen Girls, Yelena Dzhanova, weekend BI US, Shutterstock Antonio Guillem


Previously Common Diseases Are Bouncing Back After a Covid Hiatus

With covid-19 waning in the U.S. and people returning to their old habits, once-routine contagious diseases are predictably popping back up after a year of being suppressed by pandemic precautions. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Infectious Diseases, Norovirus, Foodborne Illness, Pandemic, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Health Medical Pharma


2 varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign pointing toward a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the coronavirus pandemic may have led these strains to disappear. It's still possible, however, that they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the coron...
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Two varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign points towards a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the pandemic might have led these strains to disappear. However, it's still possible they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the pandemic to protect p...
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