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A Florida school says vaccinated students must stay home for 30 days after each shot, citing a false claim that they'll infect others

Junior Molly Day got her first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Pennsylvania on May 3. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images Centner Academy in Miami, Florida said any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. The school is promoting a dangerous, debunked rumor that vaccinated students can infect others. An infectious-disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized the false claim as "science fiction." A private school in Miami is re...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Cdc, Trends, Pennsylvania, Delta, Schools, Astrazeneca, Miami, Associated Press, Pfizer


A Florida school says students who get vaxxed must stay home for 30 days due to unfounded claim that they'll infect others

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School in Ridley, Pennsylvania on May, 3, 2021. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images Centner Academy in Florida told parents any student who gets vaccinated must quarantine for 30 days. That's because of a belief that vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students, WSVN reported. An infectious disease expert who spoke with WSVN characterized that belief as "science fiction." A private...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Schools, Vaccine, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


William Shatner cried telling Jeff Bezos about his flight to space: 'I hope I never recover from this'

Jeff Bezos pins astronaut wings on William Shatner after the "Star Trek" star's spaceflight on October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. Upon landing back on Earth, an emotional Shatner shared his reflections on the flight with Jeff Bezos. Shatner said looking at the blackness of space was like looking at death: "I hope I never recover from this." William Shatner poured his heart out on camera after...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Mars, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mother Earth, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner


William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’

Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New ShepardThe Star Trek actor William Shatner declared himself “overwhelmed” at becoming the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, broke ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, James Kirk


Jeff Bezos' rocket company just flew TV star William Shatner to the edge of space - watch the video

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Update: William Shatner and three other passengers flew to the edge of space aboard the New Shepard rocket and landed saf...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space today

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Five decades after debuting as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Shatner...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Florida issued a $3.5 million fine against a county that enforced COVID-19 vaccine passports

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In April, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned government agencies from imposing vaccine passports. On Tuesday, the state fined Leon County over $3.5 million for violating that policy. Leon County fired 14 employees who did not show proof of vaccination by the October 1 deadline. A Florida county was fined over $3.5 million by the state's health department for violating Gov. Ron DeSantis's executive ord...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, White House, Trends, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, Florida Department of Health, Leon County, Ron DeSantis, Jen Psaki, Psaki, DeSantis, WCTV, COVID


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's vaccine mandate ban won't make airlines or other large businesses drop their plans, legal experts say

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday banning vaccine mandates in the state. Legal experts told Insider the order is unlikely to have an impact on large businesses that will have to comply with a proposed federal vaccine mandate. Law professor Dale Carpenter called Abbott's order "more of a political statement than a legal statement." Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning vaccine mandates in the state is un...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Texas, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, University Of Houston, Biden, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Reuters, Carpenter, SMU


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space on Wednesday

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is about to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, is scheduled to launch Shatner and three other passengers on Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Three decades after starring as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Sha...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Blue Origin postpones William Shatner’s space flight by a day

William Shatner is heading to space on October 13th | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic  Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said Sunday it will postpone the flight that is slated to fly William Shatner to space due to forecasted high winds at its launch site. The flight of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9:30AM ET on October 13th, a day later than originally planned. It’s targeted to lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas. A stat...
Tags: Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Wally Funk, Medidata, Chris Boshuizen, Oliver Daeman


Unvaccinated Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Allen West is ill with COVID-19 and medicating with unproven drugs

Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate then a Florida US Representative listens during a Tea Party Town Hall meeting February 8, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Texas GOP candidate for governor Allen West and his wife tested positive for COVID-19. West said he might be hospitalized after his oxygen levels dropped and x-rays showed pneumonia. West, who is unvaccinated, said he's taken unproven drugs hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. Texas GOP gube...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, Washington, US, Trends, West, Army, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Angela, National Press Club, Florida US


Elon Musk says 'do not worry too much' about methane, the gas used in SpaceX rocket fuel that accounts for 20% of global greenhouse emissions

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk once again voiced his support for a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting. He said the policy "is really needed," and would benefit Tesla, but hurt ultimately SpaceX. Musk said "do not worry too much about methane," the gas responsible for 20% of greenhouse emissions. Elon Musk endorsed a carbon tax at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a position he's held since 2015, even though impl...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Climate Change, Trends, Global Warming, Tesla, Pollution, Epa, Mars, Biden, Methane, Musk


Blue Origin is launching the TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and others to the edge of space Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its own founder, Jeff Bezos, to...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Amelia Earhart, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Blue Origin is launching TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos (left) and Blue Origin's the New Shepard rocket (right). Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly Star Trek's William Shatner and three others to the edge of space on Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its o...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Amelia Earhart, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Rare photos show some of the birds, fish, and mollusks added to the extinction list this week

Moe Flannery, senior collections manager for ornithology and mammalogy at the California Academy of Sciences, holds an ivory-billed woodpecker in San Francisco on September 24, 2021. Haven Daley/AP The US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed declaring 23 species extinct this week. The species include birds, fish, mussels, and 11 species from Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. Because the animals have been endangered for so long, there are very few photos of them. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Fish, Birds, Hawaii, Endangered Species, Biodiversity, North America


A Texas man who said he didn't get vaccinated out of 'stupidity' had both his legs amputated after COVID-19 turned his feet black

A person measures a dose of COVID-19 vaccine on May 14 in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy. Emanuele Cremaschi / Contributor/Getty Images A Texas man ended up with both legs amputated after getting COVID-19 which led to sepsis. Pepe Forina, 56, had pre-existing vascular problems that made him vulnerable to complications. Forino said "stupidity" kept him from getting the vaccine and warned others to learn from him. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who survived COVID-19...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, News UK, Patient, Vallejo, Noticias, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Marianne Guenot, Pepe Forina, Forino, Forina, Edinburg Texas Forina, KGRV Forina


Blue Origin employees say they wouldn't feel safe riding the company's rockets, and it's 'lucky' nothing has happened

Jeff Bezos (left) launched aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right) in July. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Twenty-one Blue Origin employees published a whistle-blowing open letter on Thursday. Some employees said they wouldn't ride a Blue Origin rocket due to safety concerns. One said it's "lucky" nothing has happened. No federal agency regulates passenger safety on private spaceflights. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a scalding open letter...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Faa, United Launch Alliance, Rocket Launch, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Cooler giant Yeti took a playful swipe at Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' space race with a billboard urging the billionaires to explore earth and 'save billions'

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have spent billions on space exploration, but Yeti has a counter-message: "See Space. Save Billions," and just go outside. Katie Canales/Insider Yeti has a billboard in Austin of a star-filled night sky with the line "See Space. Save Billions." The company told Insider it was inspired by billionaire space racers like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. Bezos poured billions of his Amazon stock into Blue Origin, which flew to the edge of space in July. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Media, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Retail, Mars, Jeff Bezos, West Coast, Yeti


At one of the last abortion clinics in South Texas, people are learning they're pregnant when it's already too late to get an abortion

Protesters hold signs supporting abortion clinic access on March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images In the Rio Grande Valley, one of the poorest regions in the US, getting an abortion was already hard. After Texas passed a law banning abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy, it's nearly impossible. The 19th visited the only abortion provider south of San Antonio to see what it's like for people. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, Austin, Mexico City, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, New Mexico


The aurora could be visible as far south as New York, Wisconsin, and Washington state on Monday, thanks to a geomagnetic storm

The Aurora borealis as seen in Iceland. Ingólfur Bjargmundsson/Getty Images People could see the aurora borealis from 'New York to Wisconsin to Washington state' on Monday. That's because Earth could experience a moderate geomagnetic storm, according to NOAA forecasters. These storms occur when solar particles interact with the planet's magnetic field. See more stories on Insider's business page. People in northern parts of the US should check out the sky on Monday nigh...
Tags: Space, Florida, New York, Texas, Science, News, Washington, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Alaska, Wisconsin, Noaa, Northern Lights, Iceland


The world's biggest carbon-removal plant just opened. In a year, it'll negate just 3 seconds' worth of global emissions.

"Orca," Climeworks' new facility in Iceland, can capture 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. Business Wire via AP The world's biggest carbon-capture plant - which sucks carbon dioxide out of the air - just opened. A UN report says carbon capture technology is necessary if the world wants to be carbon neutral by 2050. But many experts think the tech is too expensive and not scalable in the next few decades. See more stories on Insider's business page. Framed by a backdrop of ...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Climate Change, Washington Post, Scotland, Senate, Environment, US, Trends, Global Warming, Ipcc, Ap, Fossil Fuels, House, Bill Gates


The US, UK, and Israel have all fallen far behind in the global vaccination race - the US now ranks 39th

An employee at the Vermont Creamery receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a National Guard soldier at a pop-up vaccination stand in Websterville, June 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images The US, UK, and Israel have fallen behind in the vaccination race, though they were among the first to roll out COVID-19 shots. A chart shows how much lower the US's vaccination rate is than the 13 countries with the highest rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been nearly nine m...
Tags: Health, UK, Texas, Science, News, China, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Chile, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Denmark


70% of fully vaccinated prisoners caught COVID-19 in a Texas Delta outbreak, the CDC says - but vaccines protected against severe disease

A nurse filling a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine. A CDC study of an outbreak in a Texas prison in July suggested that vaccines protected against severe illness. Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images About 70% of fully vaccinated people in a Texas prison caught COVID-19 in an outbreak, the CDC said. The data suggests that while Delta can spread among vaccinated people, vaccines protect against severe COVID-19. Of the unvaccinated prisoners, 93% caught COVID-19, and one died, the CDC said. Se...
Tags: Health, Texas, Science, News, Prison, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Coronavirus, COVID, Sergio Flores Getty, Catherine Schuster Bruce


The companies polluting the planet have spent millions to make you think carpooling and recycling will save us

Marianne Ayala/Insider Plastics companies spent millions to kickstart recycling programs, and it helped them avoid bans. Decades later, fossil-fuel interests spend millions to promote carpooling and reducing energy use. Activists and researchers say this individual-action narrative distracts from the biggest polluters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ben Franta is trying to collect every climate-related ad the oil and gas industry has ever produced.Franta, who is pursuing...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Climate Change, Stanford, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Trends, ExxonMobil, Philippines, Fossil Fuels, New Jersey, Shanghai, New Orleans, Recycling


'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Biden challenges Republicans who want to sue over his new vaccine mandates to 'have at it'

President Joe Biden speaks at Brookland Middle School, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 in Washington. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta President Biden dared Republicans to "have at it" and sue over his new vaccine requirements. A new federal regulation will mandate vaccines or testing for employers with 100+ workers. Biden announcing the new requirement sparked backlash and threats of lawsuits from GOP figures. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden dared Republican gover...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Cambridge, Vaccines, Biden, Greg Abbott


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


The Right's Favorite Web Refuge Has Also Booted Texas's Abortion Snitching Website

Epik, the domain registrar which agreed to take in Parler after the Capitol insurrection, has drawn the line. It is: anonymous jackasses ratting out people seeking abortions in Texas, which are now practically outlawed in that state. Users of prolifewhistleblower.com could submit “anonymous tips” to “Help Enforce the…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Texas, Science, Godaddy, Web Hosting, Social Issues, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Donald, Capitol, EPIK, Sammamish Washington, Mass Media, Gab, Parler, Alt Tech



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