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US states where it's easiest, and most difficult, to get a coronavirus shot

The Javits Center in New York City began COVID-19 vaccinations on January 13, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Procuring a coronavirus shot may be easy or difficult, depending on where you live. A handful of states have managed speedy vaccine rollouts by attempting to deliver as many doses as possible or anticipating distribution challenges. Other states have struggled with technical glitches or lack of demand among healthcare workers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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State leaders say Operation Warp Speed overpromised and underdelivered, setting them up to fail in the vaccine rollout

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images US state health departments have struggled to deliver coronavirus shots in pace with the timeline put forward by Operation Warp Speed. Vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020 was never realistic, state health officials said, given a lack of funding and limited vaccine supply. Joe Biden will likely attempt to procure add...
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Boosted by celebrity endorsements and a controversial research program, clinics are peddling stem cell autism treatments questioned by experts

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics are offering stem cell therapies as a treatment for autism.  Stem cells used mainly to treat blood disease. Their effectiveness on autism is unproven and the FDA has not licensed their use for the condition. One prominent clinic providing such tre...
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Moving scenes show the first coronavirus vaccine in the US being administered to healthcare workers across the country

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images Healthcare workers administered shots to their colleagues across the nation this week, beginning the next long-awaited phase of the pandemic since it began in March. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last Friday, and the first batches of the vaccine rolled out earlier this week. The vaccine is said to be 95% effective, experts said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The f...
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GOP Congressman-elect calls the coronavirus pandemic 'phony' while rallying with Trump supporters in DC

Congressman-elect Bob Good (R-Virginia). John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images GOP Representative-elect Bob Good of Virginia on Saturday labeled the coronavirus pandemic as "phony" at a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. "This looks like a group of people that get that this is a phony pandemic," he said. "It's a serious virus, but it's a virus. It's not a pandemic ... You get it. You stand up against tyranny. Just a day earlier, the US had roughly 2...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Who, Dc, Republican Party


The Trump administration threatened to oust the head of the FDA if the Pfizer vaccine isn't cleared by the end of Friday, new report says

President Donald Trump and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn Pete Marovich/Getty Images White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reportedly pressured FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn to announce the emergency authorization of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the day on Friday. Meadows gave Hahn an ultimatum: Either move up the announcement or submit his resignation, according to The Washington Post. This comes after President Donald Trump went after the agency on Twitter earlier in the morn...
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Rudy Giuliani's election-fraud witness Mellissa Carone said she won't quarantine after he tested positive for COVID-19, saying she'd only take it seriously if Trump said so

Mellissa Carone speaks in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan, on December 2, 2020. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images Mellissa Carone, who sat next to Rudy Giuliani during a hearing for his election fraud lawsuit in Michigan last week, has told The Washington Post that she doesn't intend to quarantine in light of Giuliani's COVID-19 diagnosis. Carone, a freelancer who worked for Dominion Voting Services as a low-level technician during the election, told t...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Science, Washington, Trends, News UK, Michigan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Detroit, The Washington Post, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, HuffPost, NewsMax


The CDC director issued a stark warning that this upcoming winter could be 'the most difficult time in the public health history' of the US

CDC Director Robert Redfield is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020. Redfield was overheard on a flight recently saying that "everything" Dr. Scott Atlas says "is false." ALEX EDELMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty The upcoming winter months could be "the most difficult in the public health history" of the US, Robert Redfield, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. More than 100,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals as...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Chamber of Commerce, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of Washington, Redfield, Beth Bell, Alex Edelman, ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP, Scott Atlas


'An effort to restore the rule of law': GOP lawmakers file articles of impeachment against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine over COVID-19 restrictions

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio). AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File A group of Ohio GOP legislators have filed 12 articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike DeWine over the state's coronavirus-related restrictions, according to The Washington Post. The group alleges that the DeWine administration has enacted unconstitutional orders to further prevent the virus's transmission throughout the state. Reps. John Becker, Nino Vitale, Candice Keller, and Paul Zeltwanger have described the move as "an effort to r...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Gop, Ohio, Health Care, Republican Party, The Washington Post, Becker, Ohio Senate, Mike DeWine, Ohio House of Representatives, DeWine, Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, Paul Zeltwanger, Coronavirus


The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday, after less than four months on the team.  President Donald Trump brought Atlas onto the task force in August, after he had appeared on Fox News for months, echoing the president's anti-lockdown opinions.  Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Michigan


Liverpool is attempting mass COVID-19 testing during the UK's lockdown — but the reaction to the program is mixed

Liverpool is undertaking a mass coronavirus testing pilot, with residents having access to lateral flow tests that are able to determine if someone has coronavirus in under an hour. Peter Byrne/Getty Images Liverpool's mass COVID-19 testing program, a pilot in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "Operation Moonshot vision," is dividing public health officials and politicians, according to The Washington Post. The Post reported that as of November 3, Liverpool's weekly rate of COVID-19 tests was...
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Shanghai's airport — the 11th-busiest in the world — ringfenced 17,700 employees for COVID-19 testing after finding 5 positive cases linked to the cargo unit

Airport staff wait for COVID-19 tests at a parking lot at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on November 23, 2020. AP Photo Shanghai Pudong International Airport ringfenced more than 17,700 staff to test them for COVID-19 after discovering five cases linked to the cargo unit, according to multiple reports. A number of videos appeared to show hundreds of airport workers pushing and shoving, as medical personnel in protective suits tried to keep them in order. The drive began at 3 p.m...
Tags: Transportation, Science, China, Trends, UPS, Beijing, News UK, Shanghai, Airport, The Washington Post, Wuhan, Afp, Agence France Presse, Qingdao, South China Morning Post, Global Times


12 million Americans could lose their unemployment aid the day after Christmas if Republicans and Democrats don't agree on a new COVID-19 stimulus

Volunteers give out groceries at a drive-thru Three Square Food Bank emergency food distribution site at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino in response to an increase in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. DAVID BECKER/Getty Images About 12 million Americans could lose necessary jobless benefits one day after Christmas if Congress doesn't reach a deal and pass a new stimulus during the lame duck session. Some 7.3 million gig and self-employed workers ar...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, US, Trends, Economics, House, The Washington Post, Stimulus, Las Vegas Nevada, Three Square Food Bank, Century Foundation, Eliza Relman, Andrew Stettner, Coronavirus


White House coronavirus advisor Scott Atlas slams Fauci as a 'political animal' for sounding 'upbeat' over COVID-19 vaccine results

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas speaks on Covid-19 testing in Washington, DC on September 28, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Scott Atlas, a coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump, slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci as "a political animal" on Tuesday. Atlas appeared on Fox News with host Laura Ingraham, who commented on Fauci's "upbeat" tone on the coronavirus pandemic since Election Day. Fauci on Tuesday predicted that a vaccine will hopefully be available to American...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlas, United States, Washington Dc, Fox News, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Trump, Fauci


Some polling sites were forced to accommodate maskless voters, causing delays as poll workers struggled to fend off worries about the coronavirus

Voters wait to cast ballots during the presidential primary election in Wisconsin, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker Face masks have been a contentious issue across the US as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, and that reality was unchanged at polling sites on Election Day. Many jurisdictions have chosen not to enforce mask mandates at polling places so as not to discourage people from voting, The Wall Street Journal reported.  At some polling sites, disputes over masks led to long lines, o...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Pbs, Black Lives Matter, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Hanna, Rainey, Mi Familia Vota, Lehigh, Daniel Acker


Cops Used Previously Undisclosed Facial Recognition System To Identify Protestor Accused Of Assault

At an otherwise peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. this past June, one attendee is alleged to have punched an officer in the face before fleeing. According to court documents reviewed by The Washington Post, police found their culprit by mining cellphone footage from the protest posted on Twitter, using a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Police, Protests, Facial Recognition, The Washington Post, Police Technology


Leaders on Trump's COVID-19 task force are sounding the alarm as the infections rise across the US

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Leaders in Trump's coronavirus task force have warned that the US is approaching a very deadly wave in the coronavirus pandemic.  In internal reports, Dr. Deborah Birx warned that "much more aggressive action" needs to be taken to get the pandemic under control as the country heads into it's "most deadly" phase, The Washington Post reported.  Birx's warning contradicts public claims made by Trump, specifically those that falsely suggest that the pandemic is tur...
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Fauci says Americans are 'in for a whole lot of hurt' with the COVID-19 surge

"It's not a good situation," he reportedly told The Washington Post in an interview Friday. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Americans are "in for a whole lot of hurt" with the current surge in coronavirus cases, according to The Washington Post. The comments provide a stark contrast from the picture the White House has painted of the pandemic. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the country is "rounding the turn" on COVID-19. ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Trump, Fauci, The Post, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


US public-health experts say they're staying home this Thanksgiving — but some will still gather with family

Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, will be skipping an extended family Thanksgiving this year. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images, filadendron/Getty Images As Thanksgiving approaches, Americans must decide whether to gather with their loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic. Many US public-health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, are tweaking their holiday traditions and hunkering down at home with their immediate families. Here's how nine experts are choosing to spend their Thanksgiving this yea...
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White House lashes out at Fauci, accuses him of 'playing politics' after he offered a bleak assessment of the US coronavirus response

President Donald Trump reacts as Dr. Anthony Fauci steps away from the podium after speaking and answering questions at the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on U.S., April 22. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The White House on Sunday lashed out at Dr. Anthony Fauci, criticizing him for speaking out about the state of COVID-19 cases in the US. Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned in an interview published Saturday t...
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US smashes single-day record for new coronavirus cases, with spikes in every swing state

A health worker walks near a COVID-19 testing site at St. John's Well Child and Family Center, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, July 24, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images A record 88,452 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the United States on Thursday, according to The Covid Tracking Project. For the second day in a row, over 1,000 people also died from the coronavirus. The increase in new cases has been accompanied by a spike in hospitalizati...
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'Our hospital is not built for a pandemic': Hospitals again struggle to keep up with the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the nation

A nurse checks in on a COVID-19 patient at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on August 19, 2020. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images The US hit an all-time high for new coronavirus cases on Friday: 82,600.  Case numbers are soaring all across the country, not just in one particular hot spot.  Hospitals are running out of space and don't have enough staff to provide adequate care, and many are on the brink.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coro...
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A White House coronavirus task force member says Trump barely meets them anymore, and is only getting updates from Mike Pence and anti-lockdown advisor Scott Atlas instead

President Donald Trump Dr Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, speaks with President Donald Trump during a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing on Aug. 12. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images A member of the White House coronavirus task force has told NPR that President Donald Trump has not attended a meeting "for quite some time." Dr. Francis Collins said that Trump mainly gets his updates from Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Scott Atlas, the task force member ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Atlas, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Npr, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Nih, The Washington Post


Trump attacked Biden by saying his opponent would 'listen to the scientists' in dealing with COVID-19

President Donald Trump said in a mock-serious tone at the Nevada rally on Sunday that Joe Biden would "listen to the scientists" if elected. Fox News/YouTube President Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden at a Nevada rally on Sunday by saying Biden would "listen to the scientists" regarding the coronavirus. The president also claimed Biden "wants to lock down," a misrepresentation of the former vice president's publicly stated position. Trump has repeatedly sidelined or misrepresented mainstream ...
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China is back to normal — the US and Europe are not. Here's how it succeeded.

Chinese President Xi Jinping toasts at a banquet in Beijing, China, on on September 30, 2019. Naohiko Hatta - Pool/Getty Images China has put the coronavirus pandemic behind it, and life has returned to largely to normal. During its Golden Week holiday, from October 1 and October 7, China saw 637 million people travel across the country without any surges in cases. Meanwhile, the US and many European countries are still struggling to quash their outbreaks and experiencing new surges as the...
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We have all benefitted from human fetal tissue research, including President Trump. Here's how.

Deputy Director at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Barney Graham, speaks with President Donald Trump during a tour of the Viral Parthenogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Bethesda, Maryland. Evan Vucci/Associated Press Fetal tissue has been an important scientific research tool for nearly a century. It has been instrumental in the development of life-saving vaccines and drugs. Today, there is no good alt...
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One of Trump's COVID-19 treatments was developed using tissue that originally came from an abortion. He's tried to ban this kind of research.

President Donald Trump walks to Marine One to go to the Walter Reed medical center after he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 2, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A treatment used on President Donald Trump after his coronavirus diagnosis was developed with testing that used cells that originally came from an abortion. The Trump administration has tried to restrict the use of such cells, though it's common practice in the development of treatments for diseases like cancer, HIV, an...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Netherlands, News UK, Abortion, National Institutes of Health, Donald Trump, Antibodies, Nih, Walter Reed, The Washington Post, Technology Review, Trump


'It's insane': White House staffers are mad about Trump's diagnosis and terrified now that he's back from the hospital while still infected, reports say

President Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from Walter Reed medical center on October 5, 2020. Getty White House staff are anxious at the risk of catching COVID-19, especially now a still-infectious President Donald Trump has returned, multiple reports state. One source told Axios: "It's insane that he would return to the White House and jeopardize his staff's health when we are still learning of new cases among senior staff." And a White House s...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Trends, Cnn, Atlantic, News UK, Michelle Obama, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Walter Reed, The Washington Post


Ex-FDA commissioners, including former Trump advisor, warn against White House efforts to 'tip the scales' on COVID-19 vaccine

WHITE OAK, MD - JULY 20: A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Seven former FDA commissioners penned an op-ed on Tuesday warning against political manipulation of the administration. The commissioners, including President Trump's first appointee and former advisor, say the White House is undermining faith in science and contributing to skepticism of a coronavirus vaccine. For deca...
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Fauci says he'll take responsibility if a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in the US is faulty

MSNBC's Chris Hayes interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday about the timing of a coronavirus vaccine. MSNBC Dr. Anthony Fauci replied in the affirmative on Thursday when asked by MSNBC's Chris Hayes whether he would "take the heat" for any problems with a vaccine. This week, CDC Director Robert Redfield and President Donald Trump clashed over the timing of a vaccine. Redfield projected that a vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the new year — a sentiment largely echoed by hea...
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