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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson commissioned data on masks but didn't release it after it showed they were effective: report

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address in Jefferson City in January 2021.AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office asked the state health department to analyze data on mask effectiveness, according to the Missouri Independent and the Documenting COVID-19 project.  According to emails obtained using the state Sunshine Law, the analysis    But the governor's office never publicly released the, the report said. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson...
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Fauci says Biden travel ban on African countries should be rolled back 'as quickly as possible'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, delivers an update on the Omicron COVID-19 variant during the daily press briefing at the White House on December 01, 2021 in Washington, DC.Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images On Monday, the US restricted travel from eight countries in southern Africa due to the new variant. South Africa had an existing surveillance system for viral diseases that helped i...
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Biden requires health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests amid growing concern over the Omicron variant

A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020.George Frey/Getty Images Biden on Thursday required health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests. Those who aren't covered by private insurance can find free tests at health centers, Biden said. The policy comes amid growing concern over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that health insurers must pay for at-home COVID-19 ...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Salt Lake City, Biden, US South Africa, Utah County Health Department, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Biden requires health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests amid growing concern over Omicron variant

A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020.George Frey/Getty Images Biden required health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID tests on Thursday. Those who aren't covered by private insurance can find free tests at clinics and health centers, Biden said. The policy comes amid growing concern over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that health insurers must pay for at-home ...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Africa, National Institutes of Health, Salt Lake City, Biden, Utah County Health Department, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, COVID


Missouri hid own Covid study after it found mask mandates saved lives

Mask mandates saved lives, according to a study conducted by Missouri's health department. This was not the outcome that governor Mike Parson wanted, so the study was buried. The Missouri Independent forced them to reveal it with a Freedom of Information Act filing. — Read the rest
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Germany is imposing a COVID-19 lockdown for unvaccinated people only

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the media during her visit at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, in Berlin, Germany, November 22, 2021.Markus Schreiber/Reuters Germany is putting a new COVID-19 lockdown in place, but only for people who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus, outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor, Olaf Scholz, announced Thursday."Culture and leisure nationwide will be open only to those who have been vaccinated or recovered (from Covid)," Me...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, International, Trends, Olaf Scholz, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Speed desk, TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, Markus Schreiber Reuters Germany, Covid Merkel


Covid-19 variants may not evolve to be less dangerous, says Neil Ferguson

Senior UK scientist says extent of threat posed by Omicron will not be clear until end of year Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should not assume that Covid will evolve to become a milder disease, a senior scientist has warned, adding that the threat posed by the Omicron coronavirus variant will not be clear until the end of December.Prof Neil Ferguson, head of the disease outbreak analysis and modelling group at Imperial College London, told MPs on Wednesday th...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Health policy, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Imperial College London, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Judge blocks Biden's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

President Joe Biden speaks at Dakota County Technical College, in Rosemount, Minn., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Joe Biden issued a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal contractors. US District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove granted a request to halt Biden's mandate on Tuesday. Tatenhove said Biden exceeded his authority when he issued the mandate. The Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal contractors received another blow...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Law, Congress, Kentucky, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Tennessee, Medicare, Ohio, Judge, Biden, Medicaid


Dr. Oz is running for US Senate in Pennsylvania. Here are 8 times he's made false or baseless medical claims.

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2, 2019.Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of the US' best-known celebrity doctors, is running for US Senate in Pennsylvania.  But his health recommendations are not always supported by scientific evidence. Here are eight times Oz made false, baseless, or misleading scientific claims. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Among Dr. Mehmet Oz's achievements are ten Emmy award...
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Fauci said GOP attacks against him are 'nonsense' and he had to 'laugh' when Sen. Ted Cruz said he should be prosecuted

Dr. Anthony Fauci during an interview on "Face the Nation" that aired November 28, 2021.CBS News/Face the Nation In a wide-ranging CBS News interview, Fauci responded to the attacks against him by the GOP. Fauci specifically responded to claims from Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, who have suggested he be fired and prosecuted, respectively.  Fauci agreed the attacks were an attempt by GOP politic ans make him a "scapegoat."  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Congress, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump


Trump says he 'wanted Biden to be successful' in tackling COVID-19, blasts his successor's handling of the pandemic

Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images Former President Trump during a Fox Business interview blasted President Biden over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump said he wanted Biden to be "successful" in fighting the virus, but called the president's performance a "disaster." Trump was roundly criticized for downplaying the severity of COVID-19 during his White House tenure. Former President Donald Trump on Friday blasted President Joe Biden over what he described as his successor's "ine...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Africa, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Biden, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, Fox Business, Trump


Former White House advisor says the US 'would already have modified vaccines' to deal with Omicron variant if Trump were still president

Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images A former White House advisor said new vaccines would already be in place to curb Omicron's spread if Trump were still in office. Omicron might spread easily and be resistant to vaccines because of its many mutations. Vaccine manufacturers like Pfizer have already begun testing their vaccines against Omicron. Former White House advisor Stephen Miller claimed that there would already be updated COVID-19 vaccines to deal with the Omicron variant if Donald Trump...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, News, White House, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Belgium, World Health Organization, Pfizer, North America, Donald Trump, Miller


Failure to share Covid vaccines ‘coming back to haunt us’, says Gordon Brown

Ex-PM says world was ‘forewarned’ of dangers of failing to vaccinate poorer countries amid rise of new variant‘New variant is no surprise when rich countries are hoarding vaccines’Coronavirus – latest updatesThe failure of the world to get vaccines to the developing world is “coming back to haunt us”, Gordon Brown has warned, as experts said the emergence of variants such as B.1.1.529 could have been avoided if jabs had been more fairly distributed.Writing in the Guardian, the Labour former prim...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Aid, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, Botswana, Coronavirus


Rise of a new coronavirus variant in Africa looks like the disaster scenario experts warned of if rich nations hoarded vaccines for themselves

A man receiving a coronavirus vaccination on a train in South Africa.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo A new coronavirus variant was found in southern Africa. Experts worry it could be the worst so far. Scientists had warned that a dangerous new variant could emerge if there isn't global vaccine access. They said all countries need vaccines before wealthy ones get boosters. Rich nations didn't listen. As coronavirus vaccines were produced, approved, and rolled out, health experts said...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Science, Minnesota, Germany, Africa, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, South Africa, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Rich, Botswana


Action over variant shows government keen to avoid Christmas calamity of 2020

Analysis: variant provides test of whether relaxation of rules and booster push is effective policySouth Africa to be put on England’s travel red list Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast Christmas, as ministers rashly promised five days of festive family gatherings while a new variant gathered pace, Boris Johnson held out until the final hours until he bowed to the inevitable and cancelled Christmas.Despite rising cases in Europe and new restrictions on the continent...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Cabinet, Coronavirus


South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over new Covid variant

Flights from six countries will be banned as officials review travel measures after scientists voice concern over variant Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlights from southern Africa will be banned, with six countries placed under England’s red list travel restrictions, after scientists raised the alarm over what is feared to be the worst Covid-19 variant yet identified.Whitehall sources said the B.1.1.529 variant, which is feared to be more transmissible and has the ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Science, Africa, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Transport, Health policy, Transport policy


South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over latest Covid variant

Variant causing concern because of ‘extremely high’ number of mutations feared to be present across South AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Africa will be placed under England’s red list travel restrictions after scientists raised the alarm over what is thought to be the worst Covid-19 variant ever identified.Hundreds of people who have recently returned from South Africa, where the B.1.1.529 variant was detected, are expected to be tracked down and offered ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Health policy, Coronavirus


Putin says he took an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin.Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images Vladimir Putin said he took part in a trial for a nasal COVID-19 vaccine. He also received a booster shot of Russia's own Sputnik vaccine on Sunday. Putin said his immunity had been waning since he got his first vaccine shots. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he took an experimental nasal COVID-19 vaccine.Putin said on Wednesday that he had taken part in tests for the nasal form of the vaccine, Russian news agenc...
Tags: Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, News UK, Reuters, TASS, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Vladimir Putin Vladimir Smirnov


How Einstein, Elon, and Uncle Sam could ruin cryptocurrency by 2050

The world of cryptocurrency is a bespoke financial wonderland where timing is everything and nothing is certain. The moment you think you’ve got a handle on the market, a billionaire tweets out a meme and you’re thrust toward one margin or another. Fans of rollercoasters and thrill-rides may enjoy the experience, but investors genuinely looking for a way out from underneath the oppression of centralized currency and banking might wish for a less volatile future. Unfortunately, the path forward i...
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Incoming Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said that disclosing her vaccination status is a 'slippery slope' that would lead to questions about what's in her DNA

Former Republican Delegate Winsome Sears celebrates winning the race for Lt. Governor of Virginia as she introduces Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin during an election night party in Chantilly, Virginia, on November 3, 2021.Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Republican Winsome Sears defeated Democrat Hala Ayala in the Virginia lieutenant governor election. Sears has encouraged others to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but has not said if she has done so. Sears said that vaccinations have ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Virginia, US, Trends, Cnn, Vaccination, Vaccine, Sears, Bash, Lieutenant Governor, Dana Bash, Chantilly Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, Hala Ayala


Republicans are now 20 percentage-points more likely to reject flu shots than they were pre-pandemic

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Recent polls show a 25 percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats who've gotten or will get a flu shot. This is remarkably similar to the approximately 30 percentage-point partisan gap on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was little to no partisan gap on influenza vaccine uptake. Recent polls show Republicans are...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Poll, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Flu Shot, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, UC San Diego, AP NORC


The gap between Republicans and Democrats on flu shots is 20 percentage-points bigger than it was pre-pandemic

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020.Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Recent polls show a 25 percentage-point gap between Republicans and Democrats who've gotten or will get a flu shot. This is remarkably similar to the approximately 30 percentage-point partisan gap on COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was little to no partisan gap on influenza vaccine uptake.  Recent polls show Republicans are now...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Poll, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Flu Shot, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, UC San Diego, AP NORC


The newly appointed commander of the Oklahoma National Guard is defying a COVID-19 vaccine mandate from the Pentagon

A member of the US Armed Forces administers a shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA community vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images Adjutant General Thomas Mancino, who leads the Oklahoma National Guard, said members do not have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Mancino's order directly contradicts a federal mandate from the Department of Defense announced in August. Vaccinations deadlines are looming, but large portions of the military remain unvaccinate...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fema, Pentagon, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, Vaccines, John Kirby, Senate Armed Services Committee


MyPillow's Mike Lindell is sponsoring anti-vaxxer Sherri Tenpenny, one of the 'disinformation dozen'

A composite image of Mike Lindell (L) and Dr Sherri Tenpenny (R). Octavio Jones/Reuters / Dr Sherri Tenpenny/Instagram Anti-vaxxer Dr Sherri Tenpenny has been receiving sponsorship from Mike Lindell's MyPillow. She touted his products on her Bible study chats, which center around vaccine misinformation. The deal showcases the growing alliance between election denialism and anti-vaccine sentiment. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell recently became a sponsor for the prominent anti-vaxxer Dr Sher...
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Obama slams Trump and the GOP's 'hostility to climate science' and welcomes Republicans who want to fight climate change

Former US president Barack Obama speaks during day 9 of COP26 on November 8, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Barack Obama condemned GOP politicians, including Donald Trump, who deny climate science. He blamed the GOP for not just "sitting on the sidelines," but expressing "active hostility to climate science." Speaking in Glasgow, the former president said the US has "a more vigorous opposition to climate than in many other places." Former President Barack Obama condemne...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Republicans, Climate Change, Washington, Climate, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Paris


Kansas' Democratic governor said it was 'too late' for Biden to issue a vaccine mandate, siding with Republicans against it

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly joined Republicans in opposition of the president's vaccination mandate. John Hanna/AP The Democratic governor of Kansas issued a statement opposing President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses. Gov. Laura Kelly joined Republicans in opposition of the mandate, saying it's "too late to impose a federal standard" after states have "been leading the fight against COVID-19." Biden's vaccine mandate requires businesses with over 100 employees to m...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Kansas, Louisiana, Biden, Kelly, Fifth Circuit, US Court of Appeals, Laura Kelly, OSHA


Imraan Coovadia on ‘The Poisoners’ and keeping science honest

Imraan Coovadia’s new book examines how poison has shaped political affairs in Southern Africa The post Imraan Coovadia on ‘The Poisoners’ and keeping science honest appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Science, Writing, Hiv, Social Media, Reading, Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma, Storytelling, Literature, Friday, Q&a, Misinformation, Southern Africa, Wouter Basson, Menachem Begin


Daylight-saving time ends on November 7 - here's why we have it and why some lawmakers want to make it permanent

Sunset over the Arizona desert Shutterstock At 2 a.m. ET on November 7, Americans will "fall back" to end daylight-saving time. Common wisdom about daylight-saving time is that it originated with farming, but it really goes back to World War I. Most of the US, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, and many territories, recognizes daylight-saving time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 7 at 2 a.m. ET, most US states will end over eight months of daylight...
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A Newsmax personality who falsely said COVID-19 vaccines contained a satanic-sounding tracking 'marker' has been taken off the air

Newsmax personality Emerald Robinson will not appear on-air while the network reviews her social media posts. Newsmax/YouTube Newsmax's Emerald Robinson had falsely suggested COVID-19 vaccines were satanic. She claimed the vaccines contained a "bioluminescent marker." They don't. The network told Insider it's taking her off the air while it reviews her posts. A television personality at the right-wing cable channel Newsmax who suggested vaccines against COVID-19 include a satan...
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Biden's sweeping vaccine rules requiring shots or regular testing will take effect from January 4, White House says

President Joe Biden. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Biden administration's vaccine rules will kick in on January 4, the White House said. Two rules will cover about 101 million workers in the US government and private companies. Employees of firms with more than 100 staff will have to be fully vaccinated, or take weekly tests. The White House announced on Thursday that the Biden administration rule that will require vast swathes of the population to be fully...
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