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The World Health Organization compiles data on global COVID-19 vaccine figures but says it can't reveal how many of its own staff have been vaccinated

In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. Leo Correa/AP Photo The World Health Organization refused to say how many of its staff have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The agency told the Associated Press the information was "confidential." In April, the agency said it was against vaccine mandates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Healt...
Tags: Science, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Medicare, Associated Press, Medina, Johnson Johnson, Janssen, Margaret Harris


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


Howard Stern says people who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine are 'idiots' and calls for mandatory vaccinations

Theo Wargo/Getty Images Howard Stern said unvaccinated Americans should be denied hospital access. Stern called for vaccinations to be mandatory. A recent CDC report found that those unvaccinated were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. Radio host Howard Stern said people who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are "idiots" and called for vaccinations to be mandatory."When are we gonna stop putting up with the idiots in this ...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Radio, Wu Tang, Howard Stern, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Linder, Kathy, Stern, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Escanaba Michigan, Theo Wargo Getty, South Miami Florida


Public-health experts say this year's flu season could result in 3 times as many hospitalizations as usual, further straining medical resources

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo Only 155 people were found to be hospitalized for the flu during the peak of last year's season. One team of health experts said the flu could rebound with 600,000 US hospitalizations this year. Hospitals across the country are already overwhelmed with severe COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Flu, Birmingham, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University Of Alabama, Regenstrief Institute, Children s Hospital Colorado, WTHR, Mark Roberts, Brian Dixon, Sean O Leary, Kimberlin


Public health experts say this year's flu season could result in three times as many hospitalizations, further straining medical resources during this pandemic

In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo Only 155 people were hospitalized for the flu during the peak of last year's season. Health experts said the flu could make a rebound with an estimated 600,000 hospitalizations this year. Hospitals across the country are already overwhelmed with COVID-19 hospitalizations. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, University, Flu, Birmingham, University Of Alabama, Centers for Disease Control, Regenstrief Institute, Children s Hospital Colorado, WTHR, Mark Roberts, Brian Dixon, Sean O Leary


COVID-19 cases rose among students as schools began to reopen in late July. Since then at least 1,000 schools have closed.

Principal Nathan Hay checks the temperatures of students as they return to school on the first day of in-person classes in Orange County at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, US. Face masks and temperature checks are required for all students as Florida's death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 10,000, with some teachers refusing to return to their classrooms due to health concerns. Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images There's been a rec...
Tags: Florida, Science, Mississippi, Los Angeles, Trends, Cbs, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Npr, Pfizer, New Mexico, Orange County, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Orlando


There are more states with full mask mandates now than there were in July

Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Seven states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, now have full mask mandates, NBC News reported. That's six more states requiring both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks since July. An additional six states require masks for unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are six more states that have full mask mandates, for the vaccinated and unvaccinated, than there were at the end of...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cdc, Washington, Nbc News, US, Trends, New York Times, Delta, Seattle, Anthony Fauci, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Puerto Rico, University of Washington, Broward


Some nurses are choosing to get fired rather than get vaccinated

Protesters holding placards expressing their opinion while chanting outside St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, during the demonstration. Health care workers and others gathered at several hospitals throughout Michigan protesting the recent announcement by Trinity Health and Henry Ford Health systems that requires nurses and other health workers under their employment to receive the Coronavirus Vaccine on July 24 2021. Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Many healthcare...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, Oregon, Virginia, US, Trends, Michigan, The Washington Post, Cincinnati, Northeastern University, Winn, Cincinnati Enquirer, Feit, Salem Health, Matthew Hatcher


Even with the Delta variant, the ability of COVID-19 vaccines to prevent hospitalization hasn't significantly dropped, CDC scientist says

Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccine efficacy against infection seems to have declined, a CDC scientist said. Dr. Sara Oliver said vaccines are still highly effective at preventing hospitalization. "Vaccines remain effective in preventing hospitalization and severe disease," Oliver said. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccines are still highly effective against hospitalization despite the surge in the more transmissible Delta varia...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, Delta, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Oliver, Centers for Disease Control, Fauci, Sara Oliver, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Francine Orr Los Angeles Times


An Ohio judge ordered a hospital to use the deworming drug ivermectin to treat a patient with COVID-19

Tablets of ivermectin drugs in Tehatta, India, on May 19. Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images An Ohio woman asked a court to order a hospital to use ivermectin to treat her husband for COVID-19. Butler County Judge Gregory Howard ruled in her favor, WXIX reported. Ivermectin is a deworming drug and is not approved for the treatment of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Ohio judge ordered a hospital to use the deworming drug ivermectin on a COVID-19 patient...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio, Fda, Smith, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cincinnati, Howard, Jeffrey Smith, Julie Smith, Ivermectin, Gregory Howard, West Chester Hospital, WXIX


An Ohio judge ordered a hospital to use deworming drug ivermectin to treat a patient with COVID-19

This picture shows the tablets of Ivermectin drugs in Tehatta, West Benga, India on 19 May on 2021. Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images An Ohio woman asked a court to order a hospital to use ivermectin to treat her husband for COVID-19 Butler County Judge Gregory Howard ruled in her favor, WXIX reported. Ivermectin is a deworming drug and is not approved for the treatment of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Ohio judge ordered a hospital to use the dewor...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio, Fda, Smith, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Howard, Jeffrey Smith, Julie Smith, Ivermectin, Gregory Howard, West Chester Hospital, WXIX, Coronavirus


The US could record another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths by December if more isn't done to reduce the spread of the virus

Chaplain Kristin Michealsen holds the hand of a deceased COVID-19 patient while talking on the phone with the patient's family member at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles on January 9, 2021. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo A popular forecast model is estimating another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US by December 1. Experts told the Associated Press human behavior can alter the death toll. One expert said wearing masks in public spaces can alone cu...
Tags: Death, Science, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta, Associated Press, Seattle, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Mission Hills, Jeff Zients, Zients, Ali Mokdad, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Hilary Brueck


Fauci says it's a 'good idea' to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for kids going to school

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Dr. Anthony Fauci said he's in support of COVID-19 vaccination mandates for kids going to school. Fauci told CNN's Jake Tapper vaccine mandates for students aren't new. Currently...
Tags: Science, Washington, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Capitol Hill, Fda, Npr, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Collins, Jake Tapper


A pastor from National Religious Broadcasters was fired for promoting the COVID-19 vaccine on TV

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images A pastor and spokesman for National Religious Broadcasters voiced support for COVID-19 vaccines on MSNBC. Daniel Darling said on "Morning Joe" he believed in the vaccine and didn't want to see more people die. NRB fired him for refusing to admit his comment violated a policy to remain neutral on vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Science, Nbc News, Los Angeles, Trends, Jesus, Usa Today, Msnbc, Joe Scarborough, Dan, NRB, Daniel Darling, Darling, Mario Tama Getty, National Religious Broadcasters, Troy Miller, Coronavirus


Parents are so desperate to get their young children vaccinated that they're pleading with pediatricians to administer the shot before the FDA says it's OK for kids under 12

EMS medics from the Houston Fire Department check the breathing of a girl, age 2, with COVID-19 before transporting her to a hospital on August 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images More children are testing positive for COVID-19 across the country. Some parents are begging doctors to vaccinate their kids under 12, The Washington Post reported. The FDA has yet to complete clinical trials on vaccines for those younger than 12. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Post, Science, Kids, Washington Post, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Fda, Vaccines, Baltimore, EMS, Boston Children s Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, Houston Texas, American Academy of Pediatrics, Goldstein


After 3 months of investigations, the intelligence community still can't determine the coronavirus' origin

The campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on May 27, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images In May, President Joe Biden requested a report on the coronavirus' origin in 90 days. The report, issued Tuesday, did not find a conclusive origin, The Washington Post reported. Experts told The Post it could take years to learn how the virus began to spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. After three months of investigating, the intelligence community i...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, China, Trends, Joe Biden, World Health Organization, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Origin, Wall Street Journal, Stanford University, The Post, Wuhan China, David Relman, Hector Retamal


After 3 months of investigations, the intelligence community still can't determine the origin of COVID-19

This aerial view shows the P4 laboratory (C) on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 27, 2020. - Opened in 2018, the P4 lab conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases and has been accused by some top US officials of being the source of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images In May, Biden ordered intelligence agencies to deliver a report on the origin of COVID-19 in 90 days. The...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, C, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Origin, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Stanford University, Hubei


Fauci says COVID-19 can be brought under control by Spring 2022 - but only if millions more Americans get their shot

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Anthony Fauci said how long it takes to get the virus under control is "up to us." He told CNN'S Anderson Cooper he expects the virus to be under control by Spring 2022. However, he said that depends on more Americans getting vaccinated against the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the US could have a handle on COVID-19 by spring 2022 if th...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, Delta, Anderson Cooper, Npr, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Getty Kevin Dietsch, Centers for Disease Control Fauci


COVID-19 pandemic greatly contributed to a year and half decrease in life expectancy, new CDC report finds

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Life expectancy in the US fell from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020, the CDC reported Almost 75% of the decline could be attributed to COVID-19 deaths. Hispanic Americans saw the most drastic decline in life expectancy compared to other ethnicities. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Deaths, Life Expectancy, Black, United Memorial Medical Center, ICU, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Joseph Varon, Houston Texas Go Nakamura Getty Images Life


COVID-19 pandemic greatly contributed to a year-and-a-half decrease in life expectancy, new CDC report finds

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26 in Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Life expectancy in the US fell from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020, the CDC reported. Almost 75% of the decline could be attributed to COVID-19 deaths. Hispanic Americans saw the most drastic decline in life expectancy compared with other ethnicities. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Deaths, Life Expectancy, Black, United Memorial Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Joseph Varon, Houston Go Nakamura Getty Images Life


Doctor acquitted of theft charges for going door-to-door to administer expiring COVID-19 vaccines says the method wouldn't work now

Dr. Hasan Gokal Courtesy of David Oates/PR Security Dr. Hasan Gokal went door-to-door administering vaccines that were about to expire in December. Local authorities in Houston charged him with theft, and a grand jury acquitted him last month. Gokal told Insider and door-to-door approach would not work to increase vaccination rates now. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas doctor who was accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine doses and acquitted by a grand jury said in...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Houston, Biden, Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Board, Kim Ogg, Harris County Public Health, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Hasan Gokal, Gokal, Hasan Gokal Courtesy of David Oates


Suddenly, Sean Hannity and other Fox Hosts are urging their viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines

Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Fox New host Sean Hannity encouraged viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. "I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more death," he said. Hannity has previously repeatedly called the pandemic a hoax. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several Fox News hosts, including Sean Hannity, threw their support behind COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, a sharp departure from the n...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, America, Trends, Cnn, Fox, New York Times, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Indiana University, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy, Hill, DOOCY, HANNITY


Sean Hannity, other Fox Hosts, recant disinformation campaigns on COVID-19 vaccine.

Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Fox New host Sean Hannity encouraged viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. "I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more death," he said. Hannity has previously repeatedly called the pandemic a hoax. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several Fox News hosts include Sean Hannity recanted their disinformation campaigns on COVID-19 vaccines on Monday as the network fa...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, America, Trends, Cnn, Fox, New York Times, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Indiana University, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy, Hill, DOOCY, HANNITY


A federal judge gave Indiana University the green light to move forward with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement, potentially setting the tone for other colleges and universities in the US

Fourth-year medical student Anna Roesler administers the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo 8 students sued Indiana University in June over their COVID-19 vaccine policy. IU mandates the students and faculty must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus. On Sunday, a federal judge ruled that IU can uphold their vaccine requirement....
Tags: Science, Law, US, Trends, University, New York Times, Donald Trump, Indiana University, Tuskegee, Indianapolis Indiana, James Bopp, Bryan Woolston, Damon Leichty, James Bopp Jr, Leichty, Coronavirus


'We're getting further away from the end than we should be': Public health experts warn the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over

Transit passengers wear face masks as they disembark the Metro C Line, formerly Green Line, light rail train alongside the 105 Freeway at the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange during rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, California on July 16, 2021. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in all 50 states, a CNN analysis found. Some areas are reinstating protective measures like mask mandates to curb the spread of the virus. Public health experts are warni...
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The US recorded more than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases each of the past four days as the Delta variant spreads

Daniel Milian, from right, Miguel Martinez, and Laura De Armas chat as they relax on South Beach in Miami Beach, FL on Friday, June 19, 2020. Miami Beach reopened on June 10th after being shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Scott McIntyre/For The Washington Post via Getty Images The last time the US had back-to-back days of over 20,000 COVID-19 cases was in May. The country recorded more than 20,000 daily cases for the past four days. Close to 48% of the population is fully vaccinated...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Delta, Npr, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fauci, Scott McIntyre, Miguel Martinez


Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland, May 21, 2021 . Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Everyone who died of COVID-19 in Maryland in June was not vaccinated, Gov. Larry Hogan said. Almost all new COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US overall are among the unvaccinated. It's even more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent severe disease and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Maryland, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, National Institutes of Health, Associated Press, Pfizer, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Larry Hogan


Desperate to get Americans vaccinated as the Delta variant spreads, Biden suggests a door-to-door vaccination effort

A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell The more transmissible Delta variant is dominant in at least 5 states so far. President Biden has proposed local "door-to-door" initiatives as mass vaccine sites close. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 29% of Americans say they most likely won't take a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the more transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the US, Pre...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Associated Press, Biden, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Washington Post ABC News, Matt Gaetz, William Schaffner, Coronavirus


Unvaccinated people don't only risk their own health: Their bodies become 'variant factories'

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Unvaccinated people can be a driving force for new variants, an infectious disease expert told CNN. "Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner said. Mutations that replicate can become variants and unvaccinated hosts more easily allow for that. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, White House, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, United States, Delta, Brazil, Pfizer, Alpha, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center



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