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Watch the moment the NASA control room broke out in cheers when its Mars helicopter flew for the first time

NASA's control room celebrating after the Ingenuity helicopter flew on Mars on April 19, 2021. NASA/YouTube NASA flew its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars for the first time early Monday. It was the first powered, controlled flight to take place on another planet. NASA staff celebrated the moment in the control room. See more stories on Insider's business page. Watch the moment around the 40-minute mark here: Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Science, Trends, Nasa, Speed, News UK, Mars, Sinead Baker


Watch Obama, Shaq, and Charles Barkley team up to combat Black vaccine hesitancy in new video

Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley. Twitter/ATTN Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley urged Black people to get the coronavirus vaccine in a new video. Obama noted demand among the powerful: "That means everybody should know it's a good thing to get." Berkley said he was urging "every Black person" to "please go out and get vaccinated." Watch the video below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama spoke with forme...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Obama, US, Sports, Barack Obama, Trends, Speed, News UK, Barkley, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O Neal, Kaiser Family Foundation, Berkley, Coronavirus


Watch Obama, Shaq, and Charles Barkley team up to combat vaccine hesitancy in new video

Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Barack Obama. Twitter/ATTN Barack Obama, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley have a new video advocating COVID-19 vaccines. Obama noted demand among the powerful: "That means everybody should know it's a good thing to get." Barkley said he was urging "every Black person" to "please go out and get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama spoke with the former NBA stars Shaquille O'Nea...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Obama, US, Sports, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Speed, News UK, Nba, Barkley, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O Neal, Kaiser Family Foundation


India has recorded more than 15 million COVID-19 cases

People are administered COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade India's recorded coronavirus cases have surpassed 15 million. The country's outbreak is rapidly worsening, reporting more than 273,000 new infections on Monday. A new variant has been identified there, and officials are investigating how worrying it might be. See more stories on Insider's business page. India has recorded more than 15 million cases of the coronavirus, as...
Tags: UK, Science, India, US, Trends, Speed, News UK, Boris Johnson, New Delhi, Mumbai India, Johns Hopkins University, Max Roser, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker


COVID-19 cases in Florida since the spring break have surged and deaths from new variants are mounting

People walk along Ocean Drive on March 18, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida's cases of "variants of concern" surged since the spring break peak, the Orlando Sentinel reported. There were 5,177 cases involving those variants as of Thursday - six times higher than mid-March. One health expert said,https://www.insider.com/miami-beach-spring-break-photos-state-of-emergency-2021-3 "This is kind of what a lot of public health folks have been afraid of." See more ...
Tags: Florida, Science, US, Trends, Miami, Anthony Fauci, Miami Beach, Orlando Sentinel, Bailey, Florida Department of Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Ocean Drive, Spring Break, Miami Beach Florida, Sinead Baker


Ivanka Trump's Instagram account was flooded with angry comments after she posted photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging others to do so. But she was met with angry comments from people saying they wouldn't and that she made a mistake. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a coronavirus vaccine on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, but was flooded with comments from people who were angry with her for getting the shot.Trump encouraged ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Instagram, Trends, Ap, Speed, News UK, Associated Press, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Trump White House, Eliza Relman, Coronavirus


Fauci defended pausing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout but said those who already got the shot shouldn't worry

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci defended the pause in the US rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. He said it allowed regulators to study effects and alert physicians to any symptoms. But he said people who already got the shot should not worry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday defended the ...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Speed, News UK, Food And Drug Administration, Johnson, Msnbc, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hayes, Fauci


Fauci says the US may not even need the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as it has enough shots for every American

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US might not need to use the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. He said the US already has enough doses for its population, so it likely won't need those shots. He added that the shot was "from a standpoint of efficacy is a good vaccine." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US might not even need to use the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as the country already has enou...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, European Union, Bbc, Speed, Oxford, News UK, Astrazeneca, Anthony Fauci, Reuters, Fauci, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine


Video shows the Soyuz spacecraft's view of Earth minutes after takeoff on its trip to bring 2 Russians and 1 American to the ISS

NASA -NASA (@NASA) April 9, 2021 A Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft launched Friday to bring two Russians and one American to the International Space Station. They launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:42 p.m. local time, or 3:42 a.m. ET. They are due to arrive at the ISS around 7:07 a.m. ET. NASA shared a video of its third-stage separation minutes after takeoff, showing its view of Earth. Watch here: See more stories on Insider's business page. Read the original article...
Tags: Science, Trends, Nasa, Speed, International Space Station, News UK, Kazakhstan, Iss, NASA NASA, Sinead Baker, Earth Watch


Greta Thunberg says she is skipping the UN's climate change conference, citing vaccine inequality between rich and poor nations

Greta Thunberg. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg said she won't attend the UN's climate change conference over vaccine inequality. Rich countries have secured most of the world's vaccines, leaving other populations unprotected. Thunberg said many people would not be able to travel to the conference and speak as a result. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has said she is skipping the UN's climate change co...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Trends, Speed, News UK, Un, Glasgow, Solidarity, Glasgow Scotland, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Greta Thunberg Thierry Monasse Getty


The CDC director has designated racism as a 'serious public health threat' facing Americans

An anti-racism protest in Washington, DC. Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC designated racism as a "serious public health threat" facing Americans. Its director said the pandemic exposed "a known, but often unaddressed, epidemic impacting public health: racism." The American Medical Association defined racism as a public health threat last year. See more stories on Insider's business page. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has designated ra...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, America, Trends, Speed, Racism, Washington Dc, News UK, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, American Medical Association, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Rochelle Walensky, Voices of Color, Getty Images The CDC


One chart explains why the UK pulled the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for under-30s

This chart shows the risk to benefit balance for the AstraZeneca vaccine in different populations, according to the UK's MHRA. MHRA The UK is to offer alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine to under-30s over reports of blood clots. Officials say the "suspected" side effect is very rare, and vaccine benefits still outweigh risks. But they said the decision was made as young people face more risk of clots and less from COVID-19. The chart above, made by the UK Medicines and Healthcare p...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, Speed, News UK, Astrazeneca, MHRA, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker


NASA says its photo of a 'rainbow' on Mars is actually a lens flare - sorry

The photo from Mars shared by the Twitter account of NASA's Perseverance rover. Twitter/NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover NASA shared a photo from Mars that appears to show a rainbow on the red planet. But NASA said it's actually just the result of lens flare. "Rainbows aren't possible here," it added. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA released a photo of what looks like a rainbow on Mars - but said it actually just shows a lens flare."Many have asked: Is t...
Tags: Science, Trends, Nasa, Speed, News UK, Mars, Sinead Baker, Perseverance Mars Rover


The WHO said Europe's vaccine rollout has been 'unacceptably slow'

A Pfizer coronavirus vaccine vial. Getty The WHO said Europe's coronavirus vaccine rollout has been "unacceptably slow." Its Europe head said if vaccination campaigns struggle, restrictions will be more necessary. Many European countries are seeing new surges of the virus and putting in new restrictions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that Europe's coronavirus vaccine rollout has been "unacceptably slow."Dr. Hans Klu...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, France, Trends, Eu, Cnn, Speed, Who, World Health Organization, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Kluge, Hans Kluge, Sinead Baker, Catherine Schuster Bruce


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...
Tags: Science, Trends, Speed, News UK, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, US Food and Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, Jessica Hill, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker


Trump advisor Peter Navarro went on a wild rant on Fox News, calling Fauci the 'father' of the coronavirus

Peter Navarro speaks at a coronavirus briefing during the Trump presidency. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Ex-trade advisor Peter Navarro spread baseless claims about the coronavirus on Fox News Tuesday. He called Dr. Fauci "the father of the virus" in response to Fauci praising the COVID-19 vaccine. He also said Trump should get more credit for the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former White House trade advisor Peter Navarro delivered a wild rant on Fox News, in whic...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, News UK, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Peter Navarro, Donald J Trump, Fauci, Navarro


23 countries and the WHO are calling for a treaty to prepare the world for future pandemics

Relatives of Neide Rodrigues, 71, who died of COVID-19, mourn in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Buda Mendes/Getty Images 23 world leaders and the head of the WHO want a treaty to prepare for future pandemics. This would help with information sharing, vaccines and medicines access, they said. Formal negotiations for such a treaty have not happened, but the leaders wrote a joint opinion piece. See more stories on Insider's business page. The leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organiza...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Speed, Xi Jinping, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Reuters, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Buda Mendes Getty Images, Coronavirus


London recorded zero COVID-19 deaths for the first time in 6 months

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks across Westminster Bridge in central London. TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images London recorded zero COVID-19 deaths on Sunday - the first time it's done so in six months. The figures are always lower on Sundays, but it's a win for the city after three months of lockdown. The UK is also aggressively vaccinating citizens: More than 30 million people have received at least one shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. London recorded ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, Trends, Speed, News UK, Afp, Westminster Bridge, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Getty Images London, London TOLGA AKMEN


John Kerry was pictured on a plane with no mask, and American Airlines said he shouldn't have taken it off

US climate envoy John Kerry in Paris in March 2021. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images A passenger photographed John Kerry on an American Airlines flight without a mask. The passenger told Fox News he took it off after boarding but wore it for most of the flight. Kerry said if he removed it, he only did so briefly, but American said it is "looking into" it. See more stories on Insider's business page. John Kerry, the former US secretary of state and President Joe Biden's climate ...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Science, Washington, Boston, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, News UK, Fox News, John Kerry, Biden, Kerry, American, American Airlines


Photos show Beijing glowing yellow in the worst sandstorm for a decade: 'It looks like the end of the world'

A woman walks along a pedestrian bridge amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in Beijing, March 15, 2021. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Photos show Beijing glowing yellow as the city is hit by a huge sandstorm. The China Meteorological Administration called it the biggest sandstorm in a decade. Air pollution levels are dangerously high and many flights have been canceled. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese capital of Beijing was covered in yellow haze on Mond...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, Beijing, Air Pollution, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Cctv, Reuters, London England, Tokyo Japan, Inner Mongolia, Beijing China, Manhattan New York, China Central Television CCTV


An Idaho man who 'thought the virus would disappear' after the election now has long COVID and will need oxygen for the rest of his life

St Luke's Boise Medical Center, where Paul Russell was treated. Google Maps A man who thought the coronavirus would "disappear" after the election has realized he was wrong. Paul Russell told the Idaho Statesman he was a "conspiracy theorist" until he was infected. He was hospitalized, can no longer work, and said he will need oxygen for the rest of his life. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A man who thought the coronavirus "would disappear the day after the ele...
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Rich countries hoarding COVID-19 vaccines are making a mistake that could worsen their own death tolls, experts say

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine in the Ivory Coast on March 1, 2021, with a vaccine secured through the WHO's COVAX program. Cyrille Bah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Rich countries have acquired most of the world's vaccines, leaving poorer countries with little. Such unequal distribution risks higher death tolls, even in the rich nations, experts say. New variants develop faster when infection is widespread — and those which emerge in poor nations are unlikely to stay there. Vi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, News UK, Amnesty International, Brazil, Sudan


Brazil's president, presiding over one of the world's worst COVID-19 outbreaks, tells people to 'stop whining'

People mourning a relative during a mass burial of coronavirus victims in Manaus, Brazil, last May. Andre Coelho/Getty Images Brazil's president has told people to "stop whining" as the country's COVID-19 numbers surge. Many badly hit countries have been controlling the virus, but Brazil saw record deaths this week. Bolsonaro has downplayed the virus and spread misinformation throughout the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brazil's populist president has to...
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President of Brazil, presiding over one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world, tells people to 'stop whining'

Relatives of a deceased person mourn during a mass burial of coronavirus victims in Manaus, Brazil, in May 2020. Andre Coelho/Getty Images Brazil's president told people to "stop whining" as it battles a devastating coronavirus outbreak. Many badly hit countries are now controlling the virus, but Brazil saw record deaths this week. Bolsonaro downplayed the virus and spread misinformation, even as bodies were left in the streets. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Brazi...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, India, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Johns Hopkins University, Brasilia Brazil, Manaus Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro


Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay 2nd doses, unlike countries like the UK

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials would stick with the recommended schedules for time between doses. Some nations, like the UK, are delaying second doses to ensure more people get some protection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says ...
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Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay second doses, unlike countries like the UK

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials will stick with the recommended schedules for each dose. Some countries, like the UK, are delaying second doses to maximize how many are protected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US won't delay...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, News UK, Public Health England, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Moderna, Mandel Ngan AFP, Coronavirus


Archaeologists found the 'Lamborghini' of chariots preserved near Pompeii

A view of a chariot that was found north of Pompeii. Pompei Archeological Park Archaeologists found a preserved ceremonial chariot near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Experts say it's not like anything found in Italy before and was likely used for ceremonies. Pompeii was covered in volcanic ash in 79AD, meaning it stayed well preserved. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Archaeologists in Italy discovered a remarkably well-preserved ceremonial chariot near the ancient Roman cit...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Italy, News UK, Npr, Pompeii, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dario Franceschini, Mount Vesuvius, Archaeological Park, Massimo Osanna, Eric Poehler, Sinead Baker, UK Weekend


The US accused China of forcing American diplomats to take anal swab tests for COVID-19

A medical worker taking a throat swab for a COVID-19 test in Beijing. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The State Department accused China of making US diplomats take anal COVID-19 tests, Vice reported. A spokesperson told Vice that China said the tests were done "in error" after the US complained. China said it didn't require diplomats to take the tests but also didn't deny the tests happened. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has accused China of making Am...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, State Department, The Washington Post, Afp, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao, Global Times, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zhao Lijian


The US accused China of forcing its diplomats to take anal swab tests for COVID-19

A medical worker takes a throat swab for a COVID-19 test in Beijing, China. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The State Department accused China of making its diplomats take anal COVID-19 tests, Vice reported. A spokesperson told Vice that China said the tests were done "in error" after the US complained. China said it doesn't require diplomats to take the tests, but didn't deny that it happened. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has accused China of making ...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, State Department, The Washington Post, Pcr, Afp, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Zhao, Global Times, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zhao Lijian


The US is finally joining the push for global vaccine access. It's almost certainly not going to be enough.

A health worker prepares a syringe before applying it to the patient during a vaccination drill in Bogota, Colombia, in January 2021. Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images President Biden committed the US to COVAX, the scheme to help poorer nations get vaccines. But the project is already struggling, and the details of the US contribution are vague. Experts see the scheme as the bare minimum, that will leave deep inequality even if it works. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As ...
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