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Herd immunity in the US could be around the corner - but maintaining it is likely to be a perpetual battle

Kristine Ko, right, waits in line for her vaccine in Los Angeles on April 8, 2021. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The US could reach herd immunity in a matter of weeks or months, but the metric is a moving target. Vaccines bring the US closer to that goal. More contagious variants make it harder to reach. Maintaining herd immunity could require annual booster shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists want you to know that the threshold for herd immunity isn...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, United States, New York Times, University Of Chicago, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Food and Drug Administration, Anaheim California


FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 by next week, NYT reports. Pfizer announced in late March that their vaccine was highly effective in a trial of more than 2,...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Times, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reno Nevada, The Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Pfizer Vaccine


FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12 to 15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is reportedly set to OK the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds by next week. Pfizer said in March that its vaccine was highly effective in a trial of over 2,000 adolescents. Nearly 150 million Americans had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine as of May 3, CDC data showed. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, The Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, Albert Bourla, Coronavirus


The US is resuming its rollout of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine after a pause to investigate blood clots

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images The US will resume using Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. The decision came after a CDC committee voted to recommend using the shots. The US paused its rollout on April 13, citing concerns over rare blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US will resume using Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, m...
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Company involved in 15 million discarded doses of the J&J vaccine has history of quality control violations

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images One of the companies producing the J&J vaccine has a history of quality control violations, AP reported. Emergent Biosolutions was cited by the FDA on quality control issues, including mold and cracked vials. The company is at the center of the mix-up that led to 15 million discarded doses of the vaccine o...
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The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good. The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a tool in the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performance of sho...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Bloomberg News, The Food and Drug Administration, Chris Jackson


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' and Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' as it is announced that Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, House, Bill Clinton


Top US officials could be offered the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but Trump said he will wait to receive it until the 'appropriate time'

The vaccine will be offered to Trump and other officials deemed essential to avoid a government disruption. Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images President Donald Trump and other top US officials could receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday, but the president has said he will wait to receive it until the "appropriate time." It is not clear when President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will have access to the shots. The Food and Drug Administration grant...
Tags: Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, Bill Clinton, Food And Drug Administration, Michigan, Pfizer, National Security Council, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Headache, Fatigue, and Other Not-So-Scary Side Effects of Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine

Today we got the first substantial look at data on one of the covid-19 vaccines likely to reach the U.S. general public later this month. The Food and Drug Administration and the companies Pfizer and BioNTech released summary documentation of the trial data collected so far on Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine candidate.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pfizer, Vaccines, The Food and Drug Administration, BioNtech, Coronavirus, Covid 19


While coronavirus vaccines race ahead, our treatment options remain mediocre. There are good reasons for that.

A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus vaccine candidate to a study participant. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images In the last month, Pfizer Moderna, and AstraZeneca have all announced that their coronavirus vaccine candidates were found to be effective in trials. Meanwhile, none of the drugs we have for COVID-19 so far are particularly effective. Experts cite several reasons why: Vaccines have received far more funding due to their potential to stop the pandemic, and t...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Atlantic, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, University of Oxford, University Of Virginia, Donald Trump, Bell, American Lung Association, Hamburg Germany


'The cavalry is on the way': Fauci says Americans should 'double down' on COVID-19 precautions as we reach the final stretch before the first vaccines

GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images This month, Moderna, BioNTech, and Pfizer all announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidates had passed phase 3 testing.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on COVID-19, said that Americans should take the breakthroughs as more reason to combat "COVID fatigue," at The New York Times DealBook conference Tuesday.  "The cavalry is on the way," Fauci said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Trends, New York Times, Italy, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, New York Times Read, The Food and Drug Administration, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Fauci, Cambridge Massachusetts, National Institute of Allergy


Elon Musk says he's positive for COVID-19, and NASA won't let him attend SpaceX's astronaut launch on Sunday

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has criticized coronavirus shelter-in-place measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk said on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus. However, the rapid test Musk used is less reliable than other types. He got two positive and two negative results. Still, his positive test will likely prevent Musk from attending the launch of SpaceX's Crew-1 mission on Sunday, according to NASA's rules. Visit Busines...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Columbia University, Astronauts, Nih, Rocket Launch


Elon Musk's positive COVID-19 test means he likely can't attend SpaceX's astronaut launch on Sunday, based on NASA rules

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has criticized coronavirus shelter-in-place measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk said on Twitter that he tested positive for the coronavirus. However, the rapid test Musk used is less reliable than other types. He got two positive and two negative results. Still, his positive test may prevent Musk from attending the launch of SpaceX's Crew-1 mission on Sunday, according to NASA's rules. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Columbia University, Nih, San Antonio, Musk


Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, the company announced Monday.  The chart below shows how the vaccine's efficacy compares to the effectiveness of vaccines for chickenpox, flu, measles, and polio. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pfi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Turkey, MMR, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, The Food and Drug Administration, Fauci, Moderna, Andrew Dunn, BioNtech


Gilead's remdesivir just got the first FDA approval to be used as a treatment for coronavirus patients

A vial of remdesivir. ULRICH PERREY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Gilead Sciences just received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its antiviral remdesivir drug for COVID-19 patients.  Remdesivir is the only FDA-approved antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 patients.  Gilead has said remdesivir helped hospitalized patients with more moderate forms of COVID-19 recover more quickly . Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Fda, Donald Trump, American Medical Association, Gilead Sciences, US Food and Drug Administration, The Food and Drug Administration, Gilead, Allana Akhtar, Coronavirus, Remdesivir


Chris Christie urges Americans to take COVID-19 seriously after spending 7 days in the ICU and getting access to experimental drugs unavailable to most people

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Joshua Roberts Former New Jersey governor is warning Americans to take COVID-19 seriously.  Christie announced that he tested positive for the virus earlier this month and said he spent seven days in the ICU. He also took remdesivir and an anti-body cocktail from Eli Lilly, experimental...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Science, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Christie, Joshua Roberts, The Food and Drug Administration


Rapid coronavirus tests alone don't prevent outbreaks, a CDC study shows. The White House relied on them anyway.

Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced that she will be his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty The White House relied on rapid coronavirus tests to determine whether event attendees were infected, while deemphasizing mask wearing and social distancing. Experts say the tests shouldn't be the sole precaution and can't be used as a pass to safely g...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Science, News, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Trends, Gop, New Jersey, Fda, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Antonio, Abbott


'That makes no sense': Doctors say Trump is either getting overtreated for the coronavirus, which could be risky, or is more seriously ill than we know

Dr. Sean Conley, President Donald Trump's physician, briefing reporters at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Susan Walsh/AP Photo President Donald Trump was given several treatments soon after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus. One of those treatments, the steroid dexamethasone, is usually reserved for seriously ill patients. Experts told Business Insider that giving Trump that steroid suggests either that he's being overtreated for a mild case of COVID-19 or that he co...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Jackson, University Of Virginia, Donald Trump, Nih, Walter Reed, Antiviral, Trump, Steroids, Conley


Trump appointees sought to alter CDC scientific reports so they don't contradict or undermine the president

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Atlanta. AP Photo/John Bazemore An email obtained by Politico shows a Trump political appointee accusing career scientists at the CDC of undermining the president's messaging on COVID-19. "CDC to me appears to be writing hit pieces on the administration," Dr. Paul Alexander, a scientific advisor to agency spokesperson Michael Caputo, wrote in the Aug. 8 email. Caputo and Alexander appear to have successfully...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, Politico, Russia, Trends, Atlanta, Ukraine, Oxford, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Alexander, Woodward, The Food and Drug Administration


The coronavirus pandemic disrupted clinical trials. A top ALS researcher explains how that helps the work she's doing.

Dr. Merit Cudkowicz is speeding up how treatments for ALS are developed, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Sarah Bastille/Mass General Researchers led by Massachusetts General Hospital are testing several different drugs for ALS at the same time. They had to delay clinical trials because of the coronavirus pandemic, but ended up finding ways to help people participate from their homes. Lead researcher Dr. Merit Cudkowicz expects to have answers for three of the ALS drugs by next summer....
Tags: Utah, Science, Boston, Israel, US, Trends, Medical Research, Connecticut, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Als, Alphabet, Massachusetts General Hospital, The Food and Drug Administration, Lou Gehrig's disease


Why Scientists Are Wary of the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization of Plasma for Covid-19

On Sunday evening, President Donald Trump announced news that his administration had earlier advertised as a “breakthrough” development in the ongoing pandemic: The Food and Drug Administration would issue an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma donated from covid-19 survivors as a treatment for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fda, Donald Trump, Plasma, Trump, The Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Convalescent Plasma


U.S. revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

By MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration said the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of heart complications, the FDA said the drugs’ unproven benefits “do not outweigh the known and potent...
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The FDA Is Changing the Mammogram Guidelines for the First Time in 20 Years

Listen up, ladies: The Food and Drug Administration just proposed its first update to mammogram guidelines (aka the mammography Quality Standards Act) in 20 years.The proposed change to mammogram best practices...
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FDA says some romaine lettuce can be eaten again, including recent harvests from Imperial Valley

It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any type of romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday that romaine recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico and California’s Imperial Valley is OK to eat. It says romaine from those places wasn’t yet shipping when the illnesses began. It says the tainted romaine appea...
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Weed makes some people clean like crazy, but scientists don't really know why

This post is part of Mashable's Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen.  "Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark," a local police department in Kansas recently tweeted, warning "potheads" not to drive on 4/20. While stoners may roll their eyes at the stereotyping, science, it seems, is on the police department's side. Weed impairs our ability to think, organize, and pay a...
Tags: Science, Washington, America, John Boehner, Kansas, Ucla, Santa Monica California, The Food and Drug Administration, University of Connecticut, Mooney, Drug Enforcement Agency, Tulane University, School of Medicine, Bob Berg Getty, Larissa Mooney, Intregrated Substance Abuse Programs


These Dietary Supplements Actually Sort of Do Something

Dietary supplements don’t need to do anything, by definition. Tons of them don’t. That might sound strange, since half of Americans take a vitamin or mineral supplement daily. But there are in fact, reasons to take some of them. Let’s say you eat nothing but ground beef, Cheerios and Dr. Pepper every day. My…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Debunkery, Supplements, Public Health, Pseudoscience, Fda, Health Care, The Food and Drug Administration, Health Trends


FDA approves first prescription drug made through 3D printing

Printing system can package up to 1,000m of the drug Spritam, for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. The tablet is manufactured through a layered process vi...
Tags: Science, Technology, Drugs, 3d Printing, Fda, 3D, The Food and Drug Administration, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals


Forget armband monitors like Fitbit, new body monitors live in your gut

The 1966 sci-fi film depicted a team of scientists who were shrunk to microscopic size and injected into a patient’s body. Today, tiny sensors can be injested to give a full picture of a patient’s health. Ever been lost on a new trail on a hike? Or confused between north and south in a new city? Or after a certain age, unsure if you really took that anti-cholesterol pill last night, or was it the blood pressure pill? They kind-of look the same. GPS apps in your handheld may lead you back to th...
Tags: Internet Of Things, England, Science, National Health Service, Innovation and Invention, Pbs, Berkeley, Fitness Monitors, Kaiser Health News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, The Food and Drug Administration, Gerontological Society of America, Andrew Thompson, Proteus Digital Health, Bill Satariano, UC Berkeley 's School of Public Health



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