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Gov. Gavin Newsom considers new stay-at-home orders in California as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California at a news conference on May 18. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is considering imposing new stay-at-home orders in California. About 75% of California's 7,733 intensive-care-unit beds are occupied, and projections shared by Newsom indicate that hospitals could reach 112% of capacity by December 24. "If these trends continue, we're going to have to take much more dramatic — arguably drastic — actions," he said during a briefing Monday. Vis...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Santa Clara County, Newsom, Coronavirus, Sara Cody, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Stay At Home Order


Gov. Newsom considers another COVID-19 stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in California spike after Thanksgiving holiday

Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new criteria related to coronavirus hospitalizations and testing that could allow counties to open faster than the state, during a news conference at Mustards Grill in Napa, Calif., Monday May 18, 2020. Newsom says the new criteria could apply to 53 of the state's 58 counties. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he is considering imposing another stay-at-home order as hospitalizations in the state spike amid COVID-19 surges. About 75%...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, LA Times, Santa Clara County, Napa Calif, Newsom, Ghaly, Coronavirus, Sara Cody


Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, Brown University, US, Trends, Deaths, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Afp, National Guard, El Paso County, Medical Examiner, El Paso Texas, Medical Examiner s Office


Coronavirus live news: Adelaide emerges from lockdown; UK records 341 more deaths; G20 vaccine pledge

In Australia, Adelaide residents emerge from several days of strict lockdown and Victoria is poised for final steps out of restrictions; UK records 341 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccines. Follow latest updatesDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS records highest number of daily coronavirus deaths since MayAustralia funds Nasal spray which could fight Covid See all our coronavirus coverage 11.27pm GMT In t...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, World news, Australia news, Ap, United States, Infectious Diseases, Adelaide, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, El Paso, Texas National Guard, Australia Adelaide, Coronavirus


We've now found microplastics on the very highest and lowest points on Earth. Mount Everest is littered with them.

Members of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition celebrate after setting up a weather station 27,650 feet up Mount Everest. Mark Fisher/National Geographic Every part of the climbing route up Mount Everest is littered with microplastics, researchers found. They even found plastic fibers just below the summit — at 27,690 feet above sea level — according to a new study. The fibers likely came off climbing gear, clothing, and tents. Microplastics have also been...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Environment, Trends, Everest, Balcony, National Geographic, Mount Everest, Camp, Base Camp, Plastic Pollution, Marianas Trench, Sherpa, Mark Fisher, South Col


Study: Texas program successful in increasing private donations to public universities

A new study suggests that the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP) has succeeded in boosting the amount of private donations to public universities, indicating that policymakers can effectively leverage public investment to spur private donations.
Tags: Texas, Science, Texas Research Incentive Program


California is taking dramatic steps to slow down COVID-19 infection rates as the state surpasses 1 million cases of the virus

A couple wearing facemasks to prevent the spread of coronavirus watch the sunset from Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California, on November 14, 2020. APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images The majority of counties in the state of California have moved to the "purple tier" denotation — the most serious of the state's ranking system.  Under the purple designation, "many" non-essential businesses are forced to halt their indoor operations to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. California over th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Ohio, Michigan, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Afp, Columbus Dispatch, Los Angeles California


A nurse in a strained El Paso hospital says the sickest COVID-19 patients are put in a doctor-less room called 'the pit' where they are given 3 chances to be revived before workers let them die

Travel nurse Lawanna Rivers describing the COVID-19 crisis at the University Medical Center of El Paso on Facebook Live. Facebook Travel nurse Lawanna Rivers recently recorded a Facebook Live video, where she described her experience treating COVID-19 patients at the University Medical Center of El Paso. The city has emerged as a new hotspot of the virus, as the nation battles a third wave of the outbreak.  In the video, Rivers said the hospital's sickest COVID-19 patients were put in a "p...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, News UK, Rivers, Facebook Live, El Paso, New York New York, UMC, University Medical Center, El Paso Texas, University Medical Center of El Paso, KFOX


RESILIENCE SOARS: SpaceX just launched 4 astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking off the longest spaceflight in US history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX successfully launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA, kicking an ambitious half-year spaceflight. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is now on its way to the International Space Station, where it will attempt to dock on Monday night. Astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Florida, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Mars, Astronauts, Biden


Trump Tried to Scoop Up a Popular Birding Preserve for His Border Wall, But You Don't Mess With Birders

The Trump administration was reportedly all set to purchase the Salineño Wildlife Preserve, a 2.5-acre stretch of Texas so popular among birders that it’s been called “hallowed ground,” to make way for its infamous border wall. But the deal fell apart at the last minute on Friday after the land’s owner bowed to…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Birding, Trump, Border Wall, Mexico Border Wall, Trump Tried, Birdmodo


El Paso nurses speak out against 'irresponsible and insensitive' lifting of the city's shutdown order

Nurses Tishna Soto, left, and Lizette Torres speak to reporters as they prepare a protest outside their work at the Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio Nurses in El Paso, Texas, spoke out Friday against a court ruling that temporarily lifted the city's shutdown of non-essential businesses. More than 30,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19. More than 1,100 of them are in the hospital. "I'm just extremely exhausted...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Trends, National Nurses United, Charles Davis, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Cooper, Paxton, Ken Paxton, El Paso County, El Paso Texas, Lucio, Samaniego


Any hope of keeping Earth habitable now requires sucking carbon back out of the atmosphere, a new study found

The Nathaniel B. Palmer, research ship next to the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica. Adam Jenkins, National Science Foundation/Via International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration Even if the world were to stop emitting greenhouse gases right now, the Earth would keep warming for centuries, a new study shows. The researchers suggest sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and storing it underground — a solution known as carbon capture and storage. That's considered a type of geoengi...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Climate Change, Environment, US, Trends, Global Warming, Earth, Paris, Switzerland, Carbon Emissions, Illinois, Geoengineering, Greenhouse Gas, Saskatchewan


Coronavirus live news: Auckland city workers asked to stay home over mystery case; US reports world record 136,000 daily infections

New Zealand asks its biggest city’s workers to do their jobs from home on Friday; Italy passes 1m cases; Spain says it will demand negative test for all visitorsUS confirms record new cases Italy passes 1m Covid cases as calls for national lockdown growUS records more than 1m new cases in 10 daysEuropean commission seeks greater public health powersDelhi Covid crisis made worse by soaring air pollution 6.21am GMT California looks set to be the second state — behind Texas — to eclipse a milli...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, Science, California, China, US, America, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy


'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs federal funding to protect public health

A coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31 in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 26,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19, with more than 1,000 in the hospital. Margo, a Republican, was an early proponent of wearing masks but has been hesitant...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Interview, Congress, US, Trends, Walmart, Mitch McConnell, The New York Times, Charles Davis, Abbott, Trump, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Margo


'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs a second stimulus to protect public health

EL PASO, TX - OCTOBER 31: Cars pass through a coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. As El Paso reports record numbers of active coronavirus cases, the Texas Attorney General sues to block local shutdown orders. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the pandemic. At least 26,000 people in...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Interview, Congress, Trends, Walmart, Mitch McConnell, The New York Times, Charles Davis, Abbott, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Margo, El Paso County, El Paso Texas


Weber vs Traeger: A Backyard Brisket Smoke-off on Wifi Pellet Grills

There are few things in this wretched world more glorious than a perfectly smoked brisket. That’s doubly true when traveling to Texas for the real thing—or, hell, even going to a restaurant—is either impossible or could possibly kill you. Thanks to the proliferation of home-smoking tech, however, we meat lovers have…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Weber, Traeger, Grills, Sorry Vegetarians


Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on Monday. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The Texas county of El Paso recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has 10 mobile morgues. Texas has recorded the most coronavirus cases in the US, recently becoming the first state to surpass 1 millio...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of dead bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


Photos show El Paso doubling its mobile morgues after its new coronavirus surge caused a new backlog of dead bodies

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
Tags: Death, Texas, Science, News, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Houston, El Paso, Reuters, Rose, Harris County, El Paso County, Texas Department of State Health Services, El Paso Texas


The US could be on track to hit 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, a new report finds

Healthcare worker Dante Hills passes paperwork to a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Miami, Florida. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo The US could see 1 million daily coronavirus cases by the end of 2020, according to a new report from Pantheon Macroeconomics. That's based on the current trend of average cases rising 34% from week to week. Experts predict this surge could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In March, when New York City ho...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, New York City, Brown University, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, South Dakota, Washington Dc, Healthcare, Michigan, New Mexico, Biden


Age gates on alcohol websites are ineffective, Texas A&M research shows

"Age gates" that aim to keep underage users off alcohol websites are mostly ineffective, a Texas A&M University alcohol researcher found.
Tags: Texas, Science, University


Joe Biden just announced his NASA transition team. Here's what space policy might look like under the new administration.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 10, 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden named the members of his NASA transition team on Tuesday. Ellen Stofan, a former NASA chief scientist, will chair the team, which also includes an astrophysicist and a climate researcher. Biden will likely push back the timeline of NASA's Artemis moon mission, extend funding for the International Space Station, and direct more resources ba...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Politics, Texas, Science, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Nasa, Earth, Policy


How to safely form a 'social bubble' this winter, according to 5 disease experts — and what risks to avoid

A social distancing bubble at Cafe Du Soleil in New York City on September 29, 2020. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images As the weather gets cold, many Americans are considering forming "pods" or "social bubbles" — small groups that only see each other. That can keep members' coronavirus risk relatively low, depending on their behavior. Five infectious-disease share advice for creating a safe social bubble and highlight risks to avoid. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Nba, Department Of Health, Epidemiology, Don, Los Angeles County, Cohen, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Popescu


Texas becomes first US state to exceed one million coronavirus cases, as the surge strains medical facilities

A nurse prepares to swab a patient at a COVID-19 testing center on July 7, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Texas became the first state to surpass a million coronavirus cases in the United States on Saturday, as the country battled a third wave of new infections and recorded over 100,000 infections three times in less than a week. In Texas, the surge is straining medical facilities, with the city of El Paso converting a convention center into a field hospital. If Texas we...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, California, US, Trends, United States, Illinois, El Paso, Reuters, Los Angeles County, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Austin Texas Sergio Flores Getty Images Texas


Coronavirus live news: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive, reports say

Close Trump aide has Covid-19; US sees record 120,000 cases in a day as Texas edges towards 1m infectionsMark Meadows reportedly tests positive for coronavirusUS breaks Covid-19 daily record again with 121,000 new cases UK and others look for lessons from Slovakia mass testing schemeEnglish couples heartbroken as weddings cancelled again 8.28am GMT Morning, I’m Aamna Mohdin and I’ll be leading the liveblog for much of the day. If you want to get in touch, you can email me ([email protected]
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, White House, US, Infectious Diseases, Denmark, Slovakia, Trump, Mark Meadows, Peter Beaumont, Simon Murphy, Coronavirus, Aamna Mohdin


Coronavirus live news: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive – reports

US sees record 120,000 cases in a day as Texas edges towards 1m infections; Victoria records eight days in a row without a case. Follow the updates UK and others look for lessons from Slovakia mass testing schemeHow ther Australian property market survived the pandemicUK coronavirus updates – live 4.31am GMT My colleague Martin Farrer reports that while the world is gripped by the most serious pandemic for a century, and the US presidency is facing transition, at least one thing remains cer...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, White House, US, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Slovakia, Donald Trump, Bloomberg News, Reserve Bank, Martin Farrer, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Italy begins nightly curfew; Victoria has eighth straight day of no cases

US sees record 120,000 cases in a day as Texas edges towards 1m infections; New South Wales has one locally acquired case. Follow the updates UK and others look for lessons from Slovakia mass testing schemeHow ther Australian property market survived the pandemicUK coronavirus updates – live 12.00am GMT More than 128,000 new covid infections reported todayhttps://t.co/TwywRrVwwONBC News reports that in the US, Texas is closing in on its one millionth case of Covid-19. The report says; With...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, California, Nbc News, US, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New South Wales, Victoria, Slovakia, Melissa Davey, US Texas, Coronavirus, TwywRrVwwONBC News


Anti-depressant repurposed to treat childhood cancer

A new study has found that a commonly prescribed anti-depressant may halt growth of a type of cancer known as childhood sarcoma, at least in mice and laboratory cell experiments. The findings, from researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas, ignite hope of novel treatment strategies against this disease. The study is published in the journal Cancer Research.
Tags: Texas, Science, Sweden, Karolinska Institutet


Four major predictors of COVID-19 emerge in Texas A&M study

In March 2020, New York City, an icon of America, was unfortunately named an early epicenter of the novel coronavirus. Now seven months later, America faces a new surge in coronavirus cases and researchers at Texas A&M University hope to provide information and context to help with the battle ahead.
Tags: Texas, Science, New York City, America, COVID


A 30-minute conversation may spread COVID-19 more easily than sharing a bedroom. Here's why quiet is a key virus-fighting strategy.

Teachers wearing masks attend a meeting at Jean-Jaures elementary school in Cenon near Bordeaux, France on May 11, 2020 amid preparations to re-open primary schools. Mehdi Fedouach/AFP via Getty Images Talking loudly spreads more potentially virus-laden gunk than being quiet. Boisterous, long conversations should be considered a risky activity during the pandemic. A new study conducted in Singapore found that 30 minute conversations may even spread the coronavirus more than sharing a bedro...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Science, News, France, Berlin, Singapore, US, Trends, Getty Images, Mental Health, Public Health, Atlantic, Arizona, Linguistics, National Institutes of Health



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