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Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to young children in the fall

In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 file photo, Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File Vaccines could be available for use in children under 12 in the fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. The Pfizer vaccine will likely become available for young children before the Moderna vaccine, he added. Under an ideal timeline, children could receive the shot by the end of October. See more storie...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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


UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the past week. Vaccines aren't the only reason.

England removed most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK reported 25,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of coronavirus cases reported each day in the UK...
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UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren't the only reason why.

The UK economy officially reopened on July 19. Andrew Milligan - PA Images / Getty The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are falling almost quickly as they ro...
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Despite Spread of Infectious Delta Variant, Amazon to Stop Testing Warehouse Workers

The coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. must be over because otherwise, Amazon’s decision to end free testing for warehouse workers might seem rather reckless.Read more...
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Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns of a Delta-driven virus peak at the end of September

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb Reuters Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warned of a COVID-19 peak at the end of September. The Delta variant would drive up cases over the next few months, he said. "The worst is yet to come," Gottlieb told Squawk Box on Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head at the Food and Drug Administration, warned Wednesday that a Delta variant-fueled pandemic peak could hit the US in September. Gottlieb told Squawk ...
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The Delta variant may be making COVID-19 more common in kids - but severe infections are still rare

Kindergartner Grace Truax, 5, removes her mask before posing for a portrait during "picture day" at Rogers International School on September 23, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines haven't been authorized for children under age 12 yet. That means kids are at higher risk of contracting Delta, the most transmissible variant to date. But experts are more worried about kids spreading the variant than getting severely ill themselves. See more stories on...
Tags: UK, Science, Kids, News, Children, Scotland, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Public Health England, Cnbc, Variant


Kids are more likely to be vectors for fast-spreading new coronavirus strains like the Delta variant, former FDA chief says

A girl wearing gloves and a face mask before going to the park in Turkey. Not related to this story. Aykut Unlupinar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Officials are warning about the spread of the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the UK. Scott Gottlieb said such contagious variants mean "kids are becoming more likely to be vectors." He predicted that children and schools could "become more of a focal point of spread." See more stories on Insider's business page. The former head ...
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The Delta variant boomed from 10% of all US coronavirus cases to 31% in just 11 days. It's more dangerous than other variants and could imperil the recovery.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose in Los Angeles. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Financial Times estimates the Delta variant made up a third of US COVID-19 cases as of last week. That would mean the variant's share of infections tripled in just 11 days. The CDC warned last week that the Delta variant could soon become dominant in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As of June 16, the Delta coronavirus variant made up 31% of all coronavirus cases ...
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The Delta variant appears to have tripled to 31% of all US coronavirus cases in just 11 days. It's more dangerous than other variants and could imperil the country's recovery.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose in Los Angeles. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Financial Times estimates the Delta variant made up a third of US COVID-19 cases as of last week. That would mean the variant's share of infections tripled in just 11 days. The CDC warned last week that the Delta variant could soon become dominant in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As of June 16, the Delta coronavirus variant made up 31% of all coronavirus cases ...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: The evidence for each theory of the coronavirus' origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: Evidence for each theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, Who, World Health Organization, Npr


CDC director offered a solution to the Michigan COVID-19 surge: 'Shut things down'

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rochelle Walensky to head up the CDC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images CDC director Rochelle Walensky spoke about the COVID-19 spike in Michigan on Monday. She said the state should reimpose restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said Michigan should put coronavirus restrictions back in place to stop the spread of COVID-1...
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The FDA could authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds 'in time for the fall school year,' former FDA commissioner says

A coronavirus vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could get FDA approval for 12 to 15 year olds "in time for the fall school year," the former FDA commissioner said.Scott Gottlieb was asked on CNBC on Tuesday when he thought the FDA could approve the vaccine for that age group. Gottlieb is also a member of Pfizer's board.His comments come after Pfizer announced on Wednesday that its vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infection in kids aged 12 to...
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective in a trial of 12- to 15-year-olds, paving the way for adolescents to get it in the US and Europe

Kid gets a vaccine. Morsa Images/Getty Images Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine was highly effective in a trial in more than 2,000 adolescents. Pfizer said that the vaccine was "well tolerated" in teens ages 12 to 15. Pfizer's CEO said Wednesday that he hopes to get kids vaccines by September. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infection in a late-stage trial in kids ages 12 to 15, th...
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Stanford Scientists Post Entire mRNA Sequence for Moderna Vaccine on Github

A group of Stanford researchers has hacked Moderna’s messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for the novel coronavirus, Motherboard first reported on Monday, and published its entire genetic sequence on the open-source code repository Github.Read more...
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As more Americans get vaccinated, a fourth coronavirus surge is unlikely, former FDA chief says

California Department of Public Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan receives the Johnson & Johnson Janssen one-dose vaccine during a press conference at the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images US COVID-19 cases were falling for months, though they have plateaued somewhat in recent weeks. Ex-FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CBS that with millions vaccinated, another surge is ...
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CDC says there's no evidence of a 'USA variant' of the coronavirus, dismissing rumors stoked by the White House task force

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on the Trump administration's coronavirus response in the press briefing room of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty The White House coronavirus task force shared a report with states saying a possible "USA variant" may be responsible for the coronavirus surge. The report suggested the USA variant was more transmissible than the original virus, much like the strains reported in the UK and South Africa. But the CDC told Business Insi...
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BioNTech's CEO said there's a 'relatively high' possibility the vaccine they made with Pfizer will protect against the UK's new coronavirus variant

An Ohio State employee receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin, whose company is Pfizer's vaccine partner in Europe, told reporters on Tuesday that the "likelihood" their shot would work with regards to the UK variant was "relatively high," the Associated Press reported. Sahin noted that "we don't know at the moment if our vaccine is also able to provide protection against this new variant," and it will take up to two weeks to get da...
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Fauci says the new, fast-spreading UK coronavirus strain is likely already in the US

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Dr. Anthony Fauci told "PBS NewsHour" on Monday that he thought the new coronavirus strain circulating in England might already be in the US. He also said he would advise against instituting a UK travel ban over the strain, as many other countries already had. Fauci told CNN "we don't want to overreact" but should "without a doubt keep an eye on it."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci has sa...
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Fauci said the new, fast-spreading UK coronavirus strain is likely already in the US

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Dr. Anthony Fauci told PBS NewsHour on Monday that he believes the new coronavirus strain circulating England may already be in the US. He also said he would advise against instituting a UK travel ban over the strain, as many other countries already have. Fauci told CNN "we don't want to overreact" but should "without a doubt keep an eye on it."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci has said th...
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FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to green-light the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential Food and Drug Administration expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. The FDA isn't required to follow the group's advice but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of Modern...
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FDA expert panel endorses Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for regulators to greenlight the shot

Moderna; Samantha Lee/Business Insider An influential FDA expert panel voted Thursday in favor of authorizing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.  The US Food and Drug Administration isn't required to follow the group's advice, but often does so. The agency could OK Moderna's shot on Friday, according to media reports. Twenty of the 21 committee members voted yes, and one panelist abstained.  If the vaccine gets the FDA's regulatory go-ahead, the government plans to ship 5.9 million doses of M...
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Pfizer's vaccine vials seem to hold extra doses, a surprise that could mean the US has a bigger vaccine supply than it planned

MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFP/Getty US pharmacists are discovering that there may be an extra dose or two in each vial of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, Politico reported. The vials are said to contain five doses, but many pharmacists found they could squeeze out a sixth or seventh. Doses per vial can vary depending on the types of needles and syringes used. An FDA spokesperson told Politico that those extra doses shouldn't go to waste. That could mean the US supply of Pfizer's vaccine is up to 4...
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These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,164 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 16 were this year. Ten happened in the pas...
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These were the 20 days when America saw the most death from a single catastrophe in the last 100 years. Half are in the last 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far: The virus killed 3,164 Americans that day. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths due to a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the last century, 16 were this year. Ten happened ...
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In the Trump administration's efforts to secure coronavirus vaccines, two key bets turned out to be mistakes

Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Service,s listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters at the White House on March 6. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Trump administration purchased 300 million vaccine doses from AstraZeneca in May, but declined to purchase additional doses on top of the 100 million it had arranged with Pfizer, the New York Times reported. The Pfizer contract was contingent on the shot being authorized by the FDA, so it was relatively low-risk. But the shot is more...
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