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Active-duty soldiers must be fully vaccinated by December 15 or else be suspended or dismissed, the US Army said

A solider looks at the US flag. RICK LOOMIS/LA TIMES POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US Army said active troops who don't get vaccinated by Dec. 15 could be disciplined or dismissed. It said soldiers who refuse vaccines will be counseled, but could be punished if they still refuse. "This is quite literally a matter of life and death for our Soldiers," the Army Surgeon General said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Active units in the US Army must get be fully vaccinated a...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, News UK, Army, Pentagon, US Army, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Vaccine Mandate, LA TIMES POOL AFP, Getty Images The US Army, Scott Dingle


6 LAPD employees sued the city over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying it creates a 'hostile work environment'

Los Angeles Police Department officers. David McNew/Getty Images LA is requiring city employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 5, with some exemptions. Six LAPD employees are suing the city, saying the mandate violates their rights. They said it created a "hostile work environment" in the police force. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six Los Angeles Police Department employees are suing the city over its vaccine mandate, which requires most city employees ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, La, Los Angeles, Trends, News UK, Lapd, US District Court, Los Angeles Times, LA Times, Los Angeles Police Department, David McNew Getty, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker


Israel's coronavirus czar is calling for preparations for a 4th vaccine dose

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo Israel's coronavirus czar suggested that people may need a fourth shot of COVID-19 vaccine. He said the country needs to "prepare" for that, but didn't give a timeline. Israel is currently giving most people third vaccine doses as a booster. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel's coronavirus czar has called for the country to prepare to roll out a fourt...
Tags: Science, Israel, Trends, News UK, The Times, Kan, Times of Israel, Yisrael Meir Lau, Zarka, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Tel Aviv Israel Ariel Schalit, Salman Zarka


Texas is suspending enforcement of Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates in public schools as it deals with legal challenges

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Texas will temporarily stop enforcing the governor's ban on mask mandates in public schools. The Texas Education Agency and the state's supreme court said schools can require masks for now. Parents, local governments, and school boards have brought lawsuits against the mask-mandate ban. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas' education agency said it has temporarily stopped enforcing Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on ma...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Trends, Ap, News UK, Associated Press, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Texas Education Agency, Texas Supreme Court, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Mask Mandate, Speed desk


At least 2 US officials in Germany have developed symptoms of the mysterious 'Havana Syndrome' that's plagued American spies and diplomats around the world, report says

The US embassy in Berlin. Sean Gallup/Getty Images At least two US officials in Germany have developed symptoms of "Havana Syndrome," The Wall Street Journal reported.US diplomats told The Journal that they sought treatment after developing symptoms including nausea, fatigue, and headaches, over the last few months.More than 130 US personnel across the world have reported similar symptoms, as Insider's Aylin Woodward previously reported. Locations have included in Cuba, China, Russia, a...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Germany, Berlin, US, Trends, Nato, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Havana, Journal, The Journal, Aylin Woodward, Havana Syndrome, Sinead Baker


Trump is ignoring attempts to get him to run a pro-vaccine campaign, saying he doesn't want to do Biden any 'favors,' report says

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File Trump's allies have been trying to get him to back COVID-19 vaccines, The Daily Beast reported. But he reportedly worries it'll be unpopular with his base, and doesn't want to help Biden. Trump got vaccinated in January, but didn't do so publicly, like many other top politicians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump is ignoring allies' efforts to get him to run a pro-v...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden Trump, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Gerald Herbert File Trump, Daily Beast Representative for Trump


Italy logged a temperature of 119.8 degrees Fahrenheit in what could be Europe's hottest day ever

A man cools down in Messina, Sicily, on August 11, 2021. GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP via Getty Images Italy recorded a temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.8 Fahrenheit) on Sicily Wednesday. If verified by the United Nations, it will be Europe's highest-ever temperature. Italy is battling a heatwave and wildfires. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Italian island of Sicily recorded a temperature 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.8 Fahrenheit), in what could be Europe's hotte...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Trends, Turkey, Bbc, Wildfires, Italy, United Nations, News UK, Wildfire, Sicily, Reuters, ATHENS Greece, Calabria, United Nations World Meteorological Organization


People in Louisiana - one of the least vaccinated states in the US - are suddenly clamoring for shots as the Delta variant rages there

A coronavirus vaccine vial. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images Demand for coronavirus vaccines in Louisiana has quadrupled over the past few weeks. The state, which is one of the least vaccinated in the US, is being ravaged by the Delta variant. People now getting the shot told the NYT that their old fears and concerns have now been outweighed. See more stories on Insider's business page. People in Louisiana who previously avoided getting coronavirus vaccines are now clamoring for shots over ...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Delta, The Times, Louisiana, Robert, BRIANNA, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Delta variant, Madeline LeBlanc


The defense secretary is considering making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all active-duty US troops, report says

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP Lloyd Austin is considering making vaccines mandatory for active-duty troops, CNN reported. He could seek approval as early as this week, CNN reported. Biden had asked the Pentagon to look at "how and when" COVID-19 shots could be mandatory for troops. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccines could soon become mandatory for active-duty US troops as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin considers seeking authorizat...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Austin, News UK, Pentagon, Biden, Lloyd Austin, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense


Obama cancels 60th birthday party with hundreds of guests after concern that it could spread COVID-19

Former US President Barack Obama speaks during a drive-in campaign rally for President Joe Biden at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Obama was due to have hundreds of people for an outdoor birthday party at Martha's Vineyard. Citing Delta variant concerns, a spokeswoman said it will now be "only family and close friends." She described it as the Obamas deciding to "significantly scale back the event." See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, White House, Massachusetts, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Harvard, News UK, Delta, Times, Trump, Flint Michigan, Mrs Obama


Japan started naming people who breach its COVID-19 rules, hoping to shame others into complying

People wearing face masks in Tokyo, Japan. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images Japan is publicly naming people who don't follow coronavirus rules. It named three people it said deliberately avoided authorities when returning from abroad. Japan had threatened to release the names of rule breakers back in May. See more stories on Insider's business page. Japan is hoping to get people to follow its COVID-19 rules by publicly naming those who break them.The country's public health ministr...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Politics, Science, Trends, Hawaii, New York Times, News UK, Tokyo, Kumamoto, Saitama, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Tokyo Japan Yuichi Yamazaki Getty Images Japan


Wuhan ordered its entire population of 11 million to get tested for COVID-19 after it found 3 local cases

A resident is tested for COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, on August 3, 2021. STR/AFP via Getty Images Wuhan recorded a handful of locally-transmitted coronavirus cases on Monday. It is testing its entire population of 11 million in response, officials said. The city had not recorded any locally-transmitted cases since May 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese city of Wuhan has ordered its entire population of 11 million people to take coronavirus tests after finding t...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, Bbc, Delta, Associated Press, Wuhan, Reuters, Wuhan China, Li Qiang, Sinead Baker, Getty Images Wuhan


The Philippine president told unvaccinated people 'for all I care, you can die any time' as he continues his brutal threats against vaccine deniers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan The president of the Philippines is continuing threats against those who deny coronavirus vaccines. He said to people who don't want the vaccine: "For all I care, you can die anytime." He also said police may restrict their movements, having previously threatened to jail them. See more stories on Insider's business page. The president of the Philippines said he doesn't care if people who deny the coronavirus vaccine die ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Bloomberg, Philippines, News UK, Rodrigo Duterte, Coronavirus, Ezra Acayan, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Reuters Duterte


The Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, leaked CDC presentation warns

The headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tami Chappell/Reuters An internal CDC document warned that the Delta coronavirus variant can transmit as easily as chickenpox. The leaked document said fully vaccinated people may spread the virus as easily as the unvaccinated. But it said vaccines protect people from severe disease and death by up to 10 times. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta coronavirus variant appears to be as contagious as chi...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, News UK, Delta, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Delta variant


California Gov. Gavin Newsom pulled his kids out of summer camp after a photo showed his son not wearing a mask inside

Gavin Newsom with his children and wife in 2018. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images California's governor said he pulled his kids out of a summer camp over its mask policies. Gov. Newsom's office said it missed an email that said the camp wouldn't enforce mask guidance. He was criticized after his son was photographed not wearing a mask at the camp. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's governor pulled his kids out of a summer camp after facing criticism...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Trends, News UK, Mask, Gavin Newsom, Napa Valley, Mellon, Newsom, Newson, Kevork Djansezian Getty, Erin Mellon, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Mask Mandate


The US could see daily COVID-19 cases quadruple next month as vaccinations hit a wall, former CDC director says

Former CDC director Tom Frieden. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Dr. Tom Frieden warned the US could see 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day in four to six weeks. That rate was last seen in January. He said it was due to people not getting vaccinated, and there would be "preventable deaths." See more stories on Insider's business page. Daily coronavirus cases in the US could quadruple next month as a large number of people aren't getting vaccinated, the former director of the Centers for...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Cnn, United Kingdom, News UK, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tom Frieden, Johns Hopkins University, Frieden, Manuel Balce Ceneta, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker


Carl Bernstein called Trump 'our own American war criminal' over COVID-19 deaths and encouraging the Capitol riot

A screenshot of Carl Bernstein on CNN. CNN The legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein has accused former President Donald Trump of being "our own American war criminal" over his actions during the coronavirus pandemic and the January 6 Capitol riot.Speaking to CNN's Brian Stelter, Bernstein said: "I think we need to calmly step back and maybe look at Trump in a different context: He is America's, our own American war criminal. Of a kind we've never experienced before."Stelt...
Tags: Politics, Science, America, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Hitler, Donald Trump, Trump, Bernstein, Capitol, Watergate, STELTER, Carl Bernstein, CNN CNN, Justin Baragona


New Zealand ended its travel bubble with Australia because of the COVID surge there

A man arriving in Australia from New Zealand using the countries' travel bubble in October 2020. James D. Morgan/Getty Images New Zealand stopped its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia because of Australia's rising coronavirus cases.New Zealand and Australia have been two of the world's most COVID-cautious countries: They put in strict new border policies their borders and implemented harsh lockdowns to stop being overwhelmed by the virus.They opened a bubble between t...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Australia, Trends, News UK, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, Travel Bubble, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, James D Morgan Getty Images New Zealand


Man who nearly died from COVID and now struggles to breath says he deserves 'punishment' for not bothering to get vaccinated

Registered nurse Andraya Zelle treats a patient in the COVID intensive care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Seattle. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Abderrahmane Fadi spent nine days in hospital with COVID-19, where he was "between life and death." He said it was "the punishment I deserve" for not getting a coronavirus vaccine. He said he regretted turning it down: "Why didn't I go for the vaccine? Why?" See more stories on Insider's business page. A man alm...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Seattle, Fadi, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Andraya Zelle, UW Medical Center Montlake, Elaine Thompson Abderrahmane Fadi, Abderrahmane Fadi


Extreme weather is sweeping the world, with devastating floods and wildfires on 3 continents at once

Photos showing flooding in Germany, fire in the US, fire in Russia, and flooding in China. BERND LAUTER/AFP via Getty Images; USDA Forest Service via Getty Images; REUTERS/Roman Kutukov; Twitter/The Paper The past week has seen extreme weather strike around the world. China and Europe are fighting flooding while the US, Canada, and Russia have huge fires. Worsening extreme weather is a consequence of the climate crisis, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Extreme ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Climate Change, Oregon, China, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Getty Images, Austria, Canada, Ireland, New York Times, News UK


Extreme weather is sweeping the world, with devastating floods and wildfires on 4 continents at once

Photos showing flooding in Germany, fire in the US, fire in Russia, and flooding in China. BERND LAUTER/AFP via Getty Images; USDA Forest Service via Getty Images; REUTERS/Roman Kutukov; Twitter/The Paper The past week has seen extreme weather strike around the world. China and Europe are fighting flooding while the US, Canada, and Russia have huge fires. Worsening extreme weather is a consequence of the climate crisis, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Extreme ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Climate Change, Oregon, China, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Getty Images, Austria, Canada, Ireland, New York Times, News UK


Photo shows a 100-pound tropical fish washed up on an Oregon beach, far from its normal habitat

Seaside Aquarium shared photos of the huge fish. TiffanyBoothe/SeasideAquarium A 100-pound tropical fish washed up on an Oregon beach. Experts said the fish was found far from its natural habitat, making it a surprising find. The opah, or moonfish, will be studied as little is known about the species. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 100-pound tropical fish was found on an Oregon beach, surprising scientists.Photos from the nearby Seaside Aquarium show the huge opah, also...
Tags: Post, Science, Oregon, Trends, News UK, Noaa, The Washington Post, Sunset Beach, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Seaside Aquarium, Tiffany Boothe, Hawaii Heidi Dewar


Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID begs people to get their shot

Blake Bargatze in a video still. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April, and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infect...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Georgia, News UK, WXIA, Bargatze, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Mom of Georgia man, 24, who refused vaccine then needed a lung transplant because of COVID-19 begs people to get their shots

Blake Bargatze. WXIA A man who refused a coronavirus vaccine was infected and needed a lung transplant, his mom said. Blake Bargatze, 24, has been hospitalized since April and got a double lung transplant in June. His mom urged people to get vaccinated, saying "I just don't want anyone else to go through this." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Georgia needed a double lung transplant after refusing a coronavirus vaccine and then getting infected.His suffering p...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Nbc, Nbc News, US, Trends, Georgia, News UK, WXIA, Bargatze, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Blake Bargatze


Striking map shows the vaccination divide between a few rich countries and the rest of the world

A woman receives a coronavirus vaccine. John Moore/Getty Images Richer countries have bought and administered significantly more vaccines than other countries. A map from Our World In Data shows the huge disparity. Experts warn this gap will result in many deaths and prolong the pandemic for the world. See more stories on Insider's business page. A map shows the huge difference in vaccination rights between some rich countries and the rest of the world.The graph, produced by Max Roser ...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, World Health Organization, South America, North America, Roser, John Moore Getty, Max Roser, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Indonesia's COVID-19 surge has been so extreme that volunteers are recovering dead bodies from people's homes as hospitals turn patients away

A family covers the body of their 56-year-old mother who died at home due to complications related to COVID-19 in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Indonesia is battling a huge coronavirus surge that has overwhelmed hospitals. Volunteers have stepped in to remove the bodies of coronavirus patients from their homes instead. Volunteers are also digging graves and sourcing oxygen. See more stories on Insider's business page. Volunteers in Indonesia are taking c...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Trends, News UK, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Ardi Novriansyah, Bogor West Java, Indonesia REUTERS Willy Kurniawan Indonesia


Sweden, noted for its lax COVID-19 response, never mandated face masks. Now it's dropping its vague recommendation to wear one at all.

People travel on a commuter train in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 1, 2021. Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images Sweden never mandated that people wear masks during the pandemic, unlike many other places. It only recommended people wear them at certain times on public transport. It's now dropping that recommendation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sweden broke with most of the rest of the world and never mandated that people wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Now its eve...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Sweden, Trends, News UK, Delta, Mask, Albert, TT News Agency, Stockholm Sweden, Karolinska Institute, JONATHAN NACKSTRAND, Public Health Agency, Face Mask, Jonas Gratzer Getty


85 teens and staffers caught COVID-19 at an Illinois summer camp that didn't ask for people's vaccination status or require indoor masking

A 14-year-old girl getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hartford, Connecticut. Not related to this story. Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty 85 people, mostly teens, tested positive for COVID-19 at a summer camp in Illinois, officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health said attendees' vaccination status was not checked. It also said people weren't asked to wear masks indoors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eighty-five people tested positive for COVID-19 at a ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, News UK, Illinois, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, Hartford Connecticut, IDPH, AFP Getty, Joseph Prezioso, Coronavirus, Dr Ngozi Ezike, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Putin finally confirms he got the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, as Russia struggles to vaccinate people amid spiking cases and deaths

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty Images Vladimir Putin confirmed on a Wednesday TV show that got Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. His remarks come as Russia struggles to vaccinate its people amid a COVID-19 surge. In March, the Kremlin said Putin was vaccinated, but wouldn't say which shot he was given. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he was vaccinated with his country's Sputnik V corona...
Tags: Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, News UK, Moscow, Kremlin, St Petersburg, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Sputnik V, Vladimir Putin Mikhail Klimentyev Getty


LA County urged people to start masking up indoors again - even if they're fully vaccinated - as Delta cases surge

A woman wearing a face mask. Getty Images California lifted its mask mandate two weeks ago, but LA County wants people to wear them again. It urged even fully vaccinated people to wear them indoors, citing the spread of the Delta variant. Top US health experts have warned about the spread of the Delta variant, which is highly infectious. See more stories on Insider's business page. Los Angeles County is urging people, including those who are fully vaccinated, to start wearing masks ind...
Tags: UK, Science, California, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Mask, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, LA Public Health, Ashish Jha, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Brown School of Public Health



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