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Poll after poll shows the same thing: Americans are cool with vaccine mandates

A 12-year-old receives their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Los Angeles County mobile clinic on May 14, 2021. Patrick Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Three recent polls show that a majority of Americans support vaccine mandates. The popularity of vaccine requirements has risen as the Delta variant surged. Hardline opposition to getting vaccinated has fallen to a new low. See more stories on Insider's business page. Though Americans remain divided about vaccine mandates, poll after pol...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Fox, Italy, Delta, Army, Fox News, Vaccines, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


A Florida councilman who denied the pandemic was real has been hospitalized with COVID-19

People attend a free concert at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Labor Day weekend on September 5, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto/Getty Images A councilman in Florida's Volusia County, Fred Lowry, was hospitalized with COVID-19. Lowry had previously denied the pandemic was real and mocked Dr. Fauci. He faced calls for his resignation in June after his comments came to light. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fred Lowry, a Florida councilman who den...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Science, White House, Trends, News UK, Lowry, Volusia County, Fauci, News Journal, Daytona Beach News Journal, Daytona Beach Florida, Paul Hennessy, QAnon, Falsey, Coronavirus


The hospitalization rate among teens who are unvaccinated is 10 times higher than teens who are vaccinated, new CDC data shows

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The COVID-19 hospitalization rate among unvaccinated teens was 10 times higher than fully vaccinated teens. The new data was released Friday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report said the data...
Tags: Science, News, Teens, Children, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Paul Hennessy, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


An outbreak at a church camp gave 87 people COVID-19. All but 8 were unvaccinated.

Children at a camp in Shavertown, Pennsylvania on August 17. Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images A June outbreak at an Illinois church camp exposed more than 1,100 people to the coronavirus. Eighty-seven campers and staffers got infected, all but eight of whom were unvaccinated. No vaccinated people were hospitalized. A total of 180 infections were linked to the outbreak. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 300 teenagers piled into buses and vans in June t...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, Singapore, Masks, US, Trends, Georgia, Maine, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccines, Illinois, Camp


Vaccines could get authorized for young kids this fall. Here are the drug companies' most likely timelines.

Monserat Ramos, 3, kept a close eye on the needle as her grandparents got vaccinated in Los Angeles on March 5. Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines won't be available for children under 12 until fall at the earliest. Pfizer expects to know how its vaccine performs among kids ages 5 to 11 by the end of September. Moderna could produce data for that same age group in late fall or early winter. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's one...
Tags: Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, White House, US, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Anthony Fauci


Orlando urges residents to limit water use as liquid oxygen for treating the water supply is being diverted to hospitals for COVID-19 patients

A patient is brought on a gurney to the emergency department at AdventHealth hospital in Orlando. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Orlando officials are urging residents to limit water use amid liquid oxygen shortages. Liquid oxygen supply is being diverted to hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients as infections surge. But liquid oxygen is also used to treat the water supply, a lack of which could impact the quality of the city's water. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Trends, Water, Delta, Orange County, Orlando, Dyer, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Orange County Florida, Buddy Dyer, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19


Florida's education department warns school districts: Follow DeSantis' ban on mask mandates within 48 hours or get fined

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question from the media at a press conference at the Eau Gallie High School aviation hangar in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida's Department of Education said it will fine school districts that do not comply with the mask ban. Broward and Alachua counties, which imposed a mask mandate for their schools, have 48 hours to reverse it or they will pay the fine. The state will ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Education, Abc, Cdc, Trends, Schools, Usa Today, Broward, Florida Department of Education, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Melbourne Florida, DeSantis


Florida's worst month yet: How Gov. DeSantis ignored the best ways to save lives as COVID-19 cases hit record highs

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question at a press conference in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has questioned the effectiveness of masks and lockdowns. Meanwhile, Florida's daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have climbed to record highs. Here's a timeline of how DeSantis' approach to COVID-19 has undermined proven ways to save lives. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Deaths, Miami, Cbs, Biden


The Biden administration says it sent ventilators to Florida as COVID-19 surges, but DeSantis claims he's unaware of making any requests

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question from the media at a press conference at the Eau Gallie High School aviation hangar in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Biden administration says it sent hundreds of ventilators to Florida in recent days, according to CNN. The report says that the shipment includes 200 ventilators and 100 high-flow nasal cannula kits. But Gov. Ron DeSantis claims he's unaware of the ship...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Biden, Department of Health and Human Services, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, Department of Emergency Management, Jen Psaki


Vaccines may get authorized for young kids in October. Here are the drug companies' most likely timelines.

Monserat Ramos, 3, keeps a close eye on the needle as her grandparents get vaccinated in Los Angeles, California, on March 5, 2021. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Coronavirus vaccines won't be available for children under 12 until after school starts. Pfizer expects to know how its vaccine performs among kids ages 5 to 11 by the end of September. Moderna could seek FDA authorization in the winter or early next year. See more stories on Insider's business page. It...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles California, Paul Hennessy, Melbourne Florida, Moderna, Jack Guez


Florida just reported its highest-ever number of daily COVID-19 cases and has become the new US epicenter for the virus

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida reported its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, data shows. The surge has become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Associated Press, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, The Palm Beach Post, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida spiked by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


Positive COVID-19 cases in Florida jumped by 50% in just the last week

A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images More than 110,000 positive COVID-19 cases were recorded in Florida in the past week, state data shows. That figure represents a spike of more than 50% compared to the last week. The surges have become so drastic that one out of every five cases in the US now comes from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. In ...
Tags: Health, Florida, Science, US, Trends, United States, Melbourne, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, State, Florida Department of Health, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


What parents should know about rare cases of heart inflammation in young people after a COVID-19 vaccine

A nurse gives Malikai McPherson, 16, a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre in Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC acknowledged Wednesday that mild heart inflammation may be a rare side effect of COVID-19 vaccination. The condition, called myocarditis, is more common in young men and teenage boys, especially after their second dose. COVID-19 is still a greater threat to the heart, though, which is why health ...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cleveland Clinic, R, Daniel Morales, Paul Hennessy, L


CDC acknowledges a likely link between COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation for young men, but says it's 'extremely rare' and the Delta variant is a bigger threat

Simon Huizar, 13, receives a first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccination clinic at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA on May 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images Myocarditis, a heart inflammation, has affected 0.004% of men aged 12-29 after their second shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC advisors met Wednesday and acknowledged a likely link between COVID-19 vaccination and myocarditis in young men. But myocarditis risk from COVID-19...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Department of Health and Human Services HHS, HHS, R, Daniel Morales, Paul Hennessy, L


Heart inflammation investigated as possible rare COVID-19 vaccine side effect in teens and young people

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A new study has raised the possibility of a heart condition being a very rare side effect of the Pfizer shot. Seven US teen boys experienced chest pain within a few days of having their second COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible t...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Teens, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Ap, Getty Images, Healthcare, News UK, Vaccinations, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


Teens experience side effects after Pfizer's shot slightly more than adults do. A chart shows the most common.

Malikai McPherson, 16, receives Pfizer's vaccine at a clinic in Melbourne, Florida, on May 17, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images The US authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds earlier this month. Adolescents in Pfizer's trials seemed to develop side effects more frequently than adults did. But even the most common side effects, like fatigue and headaches, were relatively minor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Durin...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, University Of Chicago, Pfizer, Boston Globe, Sardinia Italy, Lowell Massachusetts, Stony Brook Children s Hospital, Side Effects, Jim Davis, Paul Hennessy, Melbourne Florida


One chart shows the most common vaccine side effects for young people from 12 to 25, based on which dose they got

Malikai McPherson, 16, receives Pfizer's vaccine at a clinic in Melbourne, Florida, on May 17, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images The US authorized Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds last week. Adolescents in Pfizer's trials seemed to develop side effects more frequently than adults did. But even the most common side effects, like fatigue and headaches, were relatively minor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since the US a...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, University Of Chicago, Pfizer, Boston Globe, Johnson & Johnson, Sardinia Italy, Lowell Massachusetts, Stony Brook Children s Hospital, Side Effects, Jim Davis, Paul Hennessy


The pause on J&J's COVID-19 vaccine will continue for now as CDC advisors gather more information on rare blood clots

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images An advisory committee for the CDC endorsed keeping the hold on Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in place. The vaccine was pulled from use after at least six cases of a rare type of blood clot were reported in people who received the shot. The group of experts declined to vote on re-introducing the vaccine into the market, saying they need more information. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel that advises the Centers for Disease Co...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, News, Australia, Cdc, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Maine, Army, Astrazeneca


Some states have 'unintentionally' pursued a herd-immunity strategy to control the coronavirus, experts say — and it's kind of working

A server at the Hungry Tarpon Restaurant in Islamorada, Florida, gives an entree to a couple on June 1, 2020. Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout via REUTERS A population can achieve herd immunity after enough people become immune to a virus, either through vaccination or infection. Arizona, Florida, and Texas — which had huge coronavirus outbreaks following early reopenings — may have reached low levels of herd immunity that have helped slow the virus's spread in the last month. ...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Washington Post, New York City, US, Trends, Arizona, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bernini, Trump, Gu, PHOENIX Arizona



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