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A man who had the coronavirus for 290 days said he was hospitalized 7 times and kept expecting to die

Dave Smith. BBC Dave Smith, 72, consistently tested positive for the coronavirus for nearly 10 months. Smith said he was hospitalized seven times, and once coughed "non-stop" for five hours. He said he expected to die, and had told his wife: "Let me go." See more stories on Insider's business page. A British man who tested positive for the coronavirus over the course of 290 days said he was hospitalized for the illness seven times and expected to die.Dave Smith, 72, from England, told ...
Tags: England, Science, Trends, Bbc, News UK, The Guardian, Smith, Dave Smith, Lynda, Regeneron, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Israel says it's facing a new COVID-19 outbreak fueled by the Delta variant, despite having the world's most-vaccinated population

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Yonatan Sindel/Pool via AP Israel is worried about the Delta coronavirus variant despite its widespread vaccinations. Its leader described a recent surge as a "new outbreak," and announced new prevention measures. Around 70% of new infections were the Delta variant, the director of Israel's health ministry said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel said it is battling a new outbreak of COVID-19, which struck despite its success...
Tags: UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Naftali Bennett, Reuters, Haaretz, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Naftali Bennett Yonatan Sindel Pool


US will likely miss Biden's July 4 COVID-19 goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated, White House says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The country will likely miss Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal will likely be achieved a couple weeks after July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will probably miss President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by July 4, the White House said Tue...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Reuters, Dado Ruvic, Jeff Zients, Jen Psaki


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 ...
Tags: UK, Science, New York City, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, News UK, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Fda, Cnbc, US Food and Drug Administration, Squawk Box, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gottlieb


China says the Wuhan virus lab deserves a Nobel Prize. Meanwhile the US is trying to figure out whether it leaked the coronavirus.

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images China is fighting the theory that the coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The foreign ministry said last week that scientists there should be awarded the Nobel Prize. The lab leak theory was once widely dismissed, but it has recently gained new traction. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is calling for the Wuhan Institute of Virology to win a Nobel P...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, Zhao, Global Times, Getty Images China, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus


Video shows a Chinese spacecraft carrying 3 astronauts successfully docking with part of its new space station

A still from footage of a Chinese spacecraft docking with part of its space station. Twitter/People's Daily Three astronauts have docked with part of China's new space station. The spaceship carrying them docked with the Tianhe module on Thursday. China's building its own station, due to be complete by the end of 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. A spaceship carrying three Chinese astronauts has successfully docked with part of the country's new space s...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, News UK, People s Daily, Shenzhou, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng Liu Boming


899 people who got their COVID-19 vaccine at Times Square were given expired doses and need to get another shot

Times Square. Noam Galai/Getty Images 899 people who got vaccinated at Times Square from June 5 to 10 got an expired dose, officials said. They are being told to book another shot of the Pfizer vaaccine. The company who administered the doses said there is no danger from the expired shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight hundred and ninety-nine people who were vaccinated at Times Square earlier this month were given expired doses and and will need another shot, the Ne...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, News UK, Associated Press, Times Square, Noam Galai Getty, New York City Health Department, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, ATC Vaccination Services


The US coronavirus death toll has passed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data

A nurse tending to a patient at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California. Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US death toll from COVID-19 has passed 600,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Pre-pandemic life has largely returned in the US because of the vaccine rollout. But some vaccine hesitancy and procrastination is posing a threat to reaching herd immunity. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US reached a grim ...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Pfizer, Gallup, Johnson Johnson, Johns Hopkins University, St Jude Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Speed desk


China insists there is 'no abnormality' in the radiation levels at a nuclear power plant after reports of a leak

The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant. Bobby Yip/Reuters The Taishan Nuclear Power Plant's part-owner warned of a leak earlier this week, per CNN. That part-owner then said there was a "performance issue" but the plant was still operating safely. China on Tuesday said radiation levels around the plant were normal. See more stories on Insider's business page. China denied that there were heightened radiation levels around its Taishan Nuclear Power Plant after a report said its part-owner ...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, News UK, Nuclear Plant, Framatome, Zhao Lijian, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, Taishan Nuclear Power Plant Bobby Yip Reuters, Agence France Presse CNN


Graph shows how US COVID-19 spikes track strongly with the places where people are refusing vaccinations

A coronavirus vaccine. Getty COVID-19 cases are falling where most people are vaccinated, and vice versa, The Washington Post found. Vaccination rates are lower in southern US states. 43.7% of the US population is now fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coronavirus cases in the US are rising in areas that have lower vaccination rates, a Washington Post analysis found.Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Post produced a quadrant ...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, News UK, Johnson Johnson, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


Wuhan virologist Dr. Shi Zhengli denies COVID-19 lab leak theory in rare interview

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 "I'm sure that I did nothing wrong," she told The New York Times. "So I have nothing to fear." See mor...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, C, Lab, Getty Images, New York Times, The Times, Times, Wuhan, Hubei, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus, Shi Zhengli


The UK is delaying lifting its COVID-19 restrictions by 4 weeks until July 19, Boris Johnson announced

Getty/Leon Neal Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is delaying lifting COVID-19 restrictions until more people get vaccinated against the virus.He said at a press briefing on Monday that the restrictions will be in place until at least July 19. The restrictions were due to be lifted on June 21, but reopening has now been pushed back by four weeks."By Monday the 19 of July we will aim to have double jabbed two-thirds of the adult population," Johnson said.This is a developing story. P...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Trends, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Speed desk, Getty Leon Neal


Johnson & Johnson has to throw away 60 million vaccine doses because of possible contamination at the beleaguered Emergent BioSolutions plant

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has told Johnson & Johnson to throw out about 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from a beleaguered plant, people familiar with the situation told The New York Times.The vaccine doses were made at a factory for Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that's known for producing anthrax vaccines.The factory has been closed for two months because of regulatory concerns after Emergent BioSolutions discovered that workers had acciden...
Tags: Science, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, The New York Times, Vaccine, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Michael Ciaglo Getty, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Speed desk


More people have died of COVID-19 in 2021 than in 2020 and it's only June

A coronavirus death in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Coronavirus deaths in 2021 have already overtaken the total deaths from the virus in 2020. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data analysed by The Wall Street Journal. According to the paper's analysis, the tipping point was June 10. See more stories on Insider's business page. There have been more coronavirus deaths worldwide in 2021 than in all of 2020, highlighting the continued spread of the pandemic even as so...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Johns Hopkins University, Juan Forero, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


The world has reported more COVID-19 deaths in 2021 than in 2020, and it's only June

A coronavirus death in India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Known coronavirus deaths in 2021 have already overtaken the number recorded in all of 2020. That's according to Johns Hopkins University data analyzed by The Wall Street Journal. According to the paper's analysis, the tipping point was Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. More coronavirus deaths have been recorded worldwide so far in 2021 than in all of 2020, highlighting the ongoing nature of the pandemic ...
Tags: Science, India, Trends, News UK, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Johns Hopkins University, Juan Forero, Coronavirus, COVID, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


2 people tested positive for COVID-19 on a cruise ship that operators boasted was 95% vaccinated

The Celebrity Millennium in 2013. Felix Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images Two passengers on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus. The operator said before launch that at least 95% of passengers would be vaccinated. The two who tested positive do not have symptoms and are isolated from others, the operator said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two people on a cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, even after operators said...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Cdc, Trends, News UK, Cruise Ship, Royal Carribean, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Royal Caribbean Group, Speed desk, Felix Wong South China Morning Post


2 people tested positive for COVID-19 on a cruise ship which operators boasted was 95% vaccinated

The Celebrity Millennium in 2013. Felix Wong/South China Morning Post via Getty Images Two passengers on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus. The operator said before launch that at least 95% of passengers would be vaccinated. The passengers are asymptomatic and isolated from others, the operator said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two people on a cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, even after operators said it would only sail with ...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Cdc, Trends, News UK, Cruise Ship, Royal Carribean, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Royal Caribbean Group, Speed desk, Felix Wong South China Morning Post


The US and EU plan to donate enough vaccines to inoculate two-thirds of the world by late 2022, draft summit text says

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images US and EU delegates are set to meet next week. They are expected to agree on a deal to boost vaccine production, and donate millions of doses. Biden has been under pressure to share vaccine doses with countries that need it more. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US and European Union are planning to donate enough vaccine doses to inoculate two-thirds of the world population by the end of ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Joe Biden, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Brussels, Biden, Reuters, Alexandra Ma, Getty Images Us


Half of all eligible Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 171 million Americans have received cards documenting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. EJ Hersom, Department of Defense Half of Americans 12 years old and older are fully vaccinated against the virus, CDC data shows. The US hit the benchmark just weeks after data showed half of adults over 18 were fully vaccinated. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna hope to open the vaccine to younger children in the fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. At least half of...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Associated Press, Pfizer, Midwest, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC, Milestone, Moderna, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19


COVID-19 vaccines could be available for kids as young as 6 months old starting this fall

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and Moderna said they could have COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months by the fall. Pfizer told The New York Times it would start testing its vaccine in infants in the next few weeks. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccines could be available for children as young as 6 months in the US by the fall, Pfizer and Moderna told The New York Times on Tuesday.Pfizer announced on Tuesday that it was testing its COVID-19 vaccine in 5- t...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, The New York Times, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Coronavirus, Bancel, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


Federal prosecutors subpoenaed material related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on handling the COVID-19 crisis, report says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. AP Prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to Gov. Cuomo's book about the pandemic, WSJ reports. It is to help with the federal investigation into whether Cuomo's office covered up nursing-home deaths. Prosecutors appear to be interested in what the book says about nursing homes, sources told the WSJ. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on his ...
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Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on handling the COVID-19 crisis, report says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. AP Prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to Gov. Cuomo's book about the pandemic, WSJ reports. It is to help with the federal investigation into whether Cuomo's office covered up nursing-home deaths. Prosecutors appear to be interested in what the book says about nursing homes, sources told the WSJ. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book on his ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, US, Trends, Brooklyn, News UK, Andrew Cuomo, Journal, WSJ, Cuomo, Michael Weinstein, The Journal, Office for the Eastern District of New York, Corinne Ramey, Coroanvirus


Photos show slimy 'sea snot' clogging up the sea near Turkey

An aerial photo of the sea at the Caddebostan shore, in Asian side of Istanbul, Monday, June 7, 2021, with a huge mass of marine mucilage, a thick, slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms, in Turkey's Marmara Sea. AP Photo/Kemal Aslan A slimey marine mucilage has been threatening marine life in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. Photos show the slime, known as "sea snot," covering waters of the Sea of Marmara. See more stories on Insider's business page. A...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Turkey, Marine Life, Istanbul, Reuters, Marmara Sea, Marmara, Sea of Marmara, Kelly McLaughlin, Murat Kurum, Speed desk


Photo shows slimy 'sea snot' clogging up the sea near Turkey

An aerial photo of the sea at the Caddebostan shore, in Asian side of Istanbul, Monday, June 7, 2021, with a huge mass of marine mucilage, a thick, slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms, in Turkey's Marmara Sea. AP Photo/Kemal Aslan A slimey marine mucilage has been threatening marine life in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. Photos show the slime, known as "sea snot," covering waters of the Sea of Marmara. See more stories on Insider's business page. A...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Turkey, Marine Life, Istanbul, Reuters, Marmara Sea, Marmara, Sea of Marmara, Kelly McLaughlin, Murat Kurum, Speed desk


Condoleezza Rice said the coronavirus lab-leak theory was too easily dismissed early on, and said the media was partly at fault

Condoleezza Rice. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Condoleezza Rice said the coronavirus lab theory was dismissed too easily early in the pandemic. She said: "I think the press bears some responsibility for this." The theory was once dismissed by many experts, but recently gained new traction. See more stories on Insider's business page. Condoleezza Rice said the theory that the coronavirus pandemic started by a virus escaping from a lab was too easily dismissed early on, and said the pre...
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A potential 'game changer' drug for weight loss and obesity was just approved by the FDA

JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that could help with chronic weight management in people who are obese and overweight, the agency said in a press release on Friday.Wegovy, a once-a-week injection, will help manage weight in people who are overweight or obese and who have at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, the FDA said."Today's approval offers adults with obesity or overweight a bene...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Weight Loss, Healthcare, Fda, US Food and Drug Administration, FDA approval, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Kelly McLaughlin, Jamie Grill Getty, Speed desk, John Sharretts


Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab leak theory of COVID pandemic's origins

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said researchers should keep an "open mind" about COVID-19's origins. Some have suggested the deadly disease was leaked from a Chinese lab in ...
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Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab leak theory of COVID's origins

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci says scientists and researchers should keep an "open mind" about the theory that COVID-19 was leaked from a Chinese lab, though he reiterated that ...
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Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab-leak theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origins

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifying at a US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19 on September 23. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said researchers should stay open-minded about the coronavirus pandemic's origins. Some have speculated the deadly COVID-19 virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China. Fauci said a "fair, open investigation" was needed to determine the real source of the pandemic. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Getty Images, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Morning Joe, Hubei, BuzzFeed News


Biden acknowledged Trump's role in the vaccine rollout as he urged skeptics to get the shot

President Joe Biden getting a coronavirus vaccine. Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images Biden acknowledged Trump's role in the US's successful coronavirus vaccination program. He noted that vaccines were authorized under Trump, and credited both parties. Biden is trying to boost vaccine take-up, and Republicans are less likely to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden acknowledged former President Donald Trump's role...
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