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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


Fauci says he's not going to waste his time with an antibody test, and neither should you

Dr. Anthony Fauci says "you don't have to all individually get a blood test" to know when vaccine protection is waning. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images / Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In the weeks after a COVID-19 infection or vaccine, neutralizing antibodies can wane. Other forms of immune protection are still ramping up in the body, standing guard against COVID-19. Fauci says antibody tests are a crude way to assess vaccine protection. Better answers are on the...
Tags: Science, News, California, Washington, Trends, Public Health, Fda, Pfizer, St Louis, Antibodies, Anthony Fauci, New York Yankees, Washington University, Fauci, LabCorp, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


The COVID-19 pandemic has turbo-charged the surge in fentanyl overdoses sweeping the western states, as drug experts warn of a crisis within a crisis

A drug user lies on the sidewalk in San Francisco, California on April 26, 2018. Ben Margot/AP Photos Drug overdose deaths hit record levels last year with more than 81,000 fatalities, according to the CDC. Fentanyl, involved in most of the deaths, is now sweeping the western US with a 98% rise in 10 states. The synthetic opioid is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more than heroin. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US drug overdose deaths hit record le...
Tags: Science, Congress, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Canada, Healthcare, News UK, Vancouver, Npr, West Coast, North America, Ama, Mdma, Rick Bowmer


Microsoft joins group seeking to kill off historic climate change lawsuits

Legal immunity would squash raft of climate lawsuits launched by cities and counties across the US seeking compensation for damages Microsoft has become the first technology company to join the conservative-led group, which includes oil giants BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and ConocoPhillips among its founding members. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Microsoft has joined a conservative-led group that demands fossil fuel companies be granted legal immunity from attempts to claw back da...
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Microsoft joins group seeking to avoid historic climate change lawsuit

Legal immunity would squash raft of climate lawsuits launched by cities and counties across the US seeking compensation for damages Microsoft has become the first technology company to join the conservative-led group, which includes oil giants BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Total and ConocoPhillips among its founding members. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Microsoft has joined a conservative-led group that demands fossil fuel companies be granted legal immunity from attempts to claw back da...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, New York City, US, Yale, Wwf, Un, Janet Yellen, Jeff Bezos, Federal Reserve, Seattle, Baltimore


First SpaceX mission with Nasa astronauts set for June 2019

Nasa has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. It will be the first manned US launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, forcing US astronauts to hitch costly rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft. A flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019. The timetable for both launches has already been postponed several times, but Nasa said on...
Tags: Spacex, Science, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, International Space Station ISS, Robyn Beck, Lockheed Martin NASA, Phil McAlister



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