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Individuals who are fully vaccinated now might not be considered so in the future without a COVID-19 booster shot, CDC says

Booster shots are being offered to some adults in the US who got Pfizer's vaccine, called Comirnaty. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images As booster shots rollout, the definition of fully vaccinated might change, the CDC says. Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means an individual has both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. About 6% of the total US population has so far received a booster dose, according to CDC data. The definition of fully vaccinate...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, J J, Johns Hopkins University


The CDC says it's identified a new Delta-related coronavirus variant in the US, and officials are monitoring it closely

Courtesy of Helix A new coronavirus variant, called AY.4.2, is being closely monitored by scientists around the world. AY.4.2 is a descendant of the Delta variant. It has been found "on occasion" in the US, the CDC said. It's not clear yet whether AY.4.2 is actually more transmissible than Delta, or if it has just had some good luck in the UK. A new coronavirus descendant related to Delta, called AY.4.2, is being closely monitored by scientists in the US, UK, and Israel.AY.4.2 is st...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, Delta, Denmark, US UK, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It, Wellcome Sanger Institute


US ‘very concerned’ despite China denials over hypersonic missile

Disarmament ambassador casts doubt on ability to defend against technology after reports of test The United States is “very concerned” about China’s development of hypersonic technology, US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood has said, after reports that Beijing had recently launched a hypersonic missile with a nuclear capacity.“We are very concerned by what China has been doing on the hypersonic front,” Robert Wood told reporters in Geneva. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times, Robert Wood, Geneva Continue


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


A criminology professor was charged with wildfire arson in California. The crime is far more common than you think.

A firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway, also known as state Highway 118, in Simi Valley, California in 2018. AP/Ringo H.W. Chiu Gary Maynard, a criminology professor, was recently charged with willfully setting fire to US-owned land. In California, 9% of wildfires are caused by arson, officials say. Arson is becoming a more dangerous crime as rising temperatures lead to larger, more devastating fires. The strange case of a former criminology professor charged with set...
Tags: New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Environment, US, Sacramento, Arson, Trends, West, Canada, United States, Wildfires, New York Times, CAL FIRE


The US is reopening its land borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated people next month

A sign saying that the US border is closed at the US-Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario. LARS HAGBERG/AFP via Getty Images The US will reopen its land borders for nonessential travel to fully vaccinated people in November. The exact date of the change is unclear. The rules will be announced later Wednesday, per the AP. The routes had been closed for nonessential travel for 19 months due to the pandemic. The US is reopening its land borders for nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico to...
Tags: Politics, Science, Mexico, US, Trends, Canada, United States, News UK, Associated Press, Afp, US Canada, Alejandro Mayorkas, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Getty Images The US, Coronavirus Vaccines


The US says it's reopening its land borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated people next month

A sign saying the US border is closed at the US-Canada border in Lansdowne, Ontario. LARS HAGBERG/AFP via Getty Images The US plans to open its land borders for nonessential travel to fully vaccinated people next month. The exact date for the change is unclear. The rules will be announced later Wednesday, per the AP. The routes have been closed for nonessential travel for 19 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The US next month plans to reopen its land borders for nonessential travel ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Mexico, US, Trends, Canada, United States, News UK, Associated Press, Afp, US Canada, Alejandro Mayorkas, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Getty Images The US, Coronavirus Vaccines


Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is extremely helpful at preventing severe COVID-19 but it's hard to come by in the planet's poorer countries

A container of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Go Nakamura Around one million doses of Moderna's vaccines have been sent to low-income countries. The company has been accused of focusing on profit, The New York Times reported. Moderna told the Times it has limited production capacity and is fulfilling existing orders. Poorer countries have received significantly fewer doses of Moderna'...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Africa, Trends, United States, New York Times, The Times, Ethiopia, Pfizer, Times, Tunisia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Botswana, Johnson Johnson, Houston Texas, Tom Frieden


Pluto's Atmosphere Is Dying, Showing Us How Earth May Eventually Die

  Poor Pluto can't seem to catch a break! Scientists have realised that the dwarf planet in our solar system is undergoing changes that are causing Pluto's atmosphere to disappear. Situated 4.8 billion kilometres away from Earth, the icy planet became observable to scientists when it crossed paths with a star in 2018. As it moved in front of the star, Pluto appeared backlit, offering scientists a glimpse into the planet's physical properties. The research, undertaken by a pool ...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Tech, Earth, United States, Pluto, Southwest Research Institute SwRI


A 105-year-old woman who survived the 1918 flu that killed 50 million people worldwide has died of COVID-19

Dorene Giacopini holds up a photo of her mother Primetta Giacopini while posing for a photo at her home in Richmond, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. AP Photo/Josh Edelson Primetta Giacopini died from COVID-19 on September 19, having survived the 1918 flu. The 1918 flu killed 50 million people - about one-fifth of the world's population at the time. Giacopini was hospitalized in September and died at 105, her daughter, Dorene, told the AP. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Ap, United States, Italy, Portugal, World War Ii, Associated Press, Benito Mussolini, Richmond Calif, Dorene, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19


An 87-year-old who woke up with a bat on his neck refused rabies injections. He later died of rabies.

A little brown bat on June 13, 2007. MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images An Illinois man died from rabies, the first case in the state since 1954. Thomas Krob woke up with a bat on his neck in mid-August that tested positive for rabies. But he refused the post-exposure treatment which may have saved him, health officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man died after waking up with a bat on his neck and refusing to take post-exposure treatment for rabi...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, United States, News UK, Disease, Prevention, Bat, Lake County, Daily Herald, Spring Grove Illinois, Rabies, MyLoupe Universal Images Group, Marianne Guenot, Getty Images An Illinois, Thomas Krob


Australia Covid news live update: Melbourne and Sydney brace for protests as Victoria set to miss first roadmap target

Police break up crowds after hundreds of people gather at BondiNSW and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.23pm BST The prime minister is asked about reports that Australians overseas cannot book flights home before the end of the year. Well, we have been running more commercial flights and if we need to, we will, but once we hit 80% ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, China, India, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Qantas, Victoria, Melbourne, Morrison, Vic, Coronavirus


Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of flying home from November, rather than the current 3 days, the White House said

A health care worker tests a traveller at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX airport. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need a negative COVID-19 test within a day of their return flight from November. They will also need to buy a "viral test" to take when back in the US, the White House said. Currently, returning Americans need a test within 72 hours of flying, regardless of vaccination status. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Qantas, Biden, Test, Anthony Fauci, Lax


FDA authorizes boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and others at high risk from COVID-19

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The FDA authorized boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and people at higher risk. Booster shots are likely to be available in locations like pharmacies and clinics at no cost. The US is still struggling to convince many people to get their first doses of coronavirus vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US coronavi...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The FDA's expert panel backs COVID-19 booster shots for adults 65 and older and those at highest risk of severe disease

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters An expert panel recommended that the FDA authorize booster shots for older and vulnerable adults. The doctors and health experts who advise the FDA say data suggests younger people are still well protected. The panel vote down a proposal to make boosters available to everyone 16 and older. See more stories on Insider's business page. An expert panel advising the Food...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biotech, Biden, Committee


Fauci says he'd support requiring all US flight passengers to get vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supports the idea of mandating vaccinations for air travel, according to an upcoming interview with The Skimm. Fauci's comments come less than a week after President Biden announced a va...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Washington Dc, Vaccines, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Gallup, NIAID, Fauci, Dirksen Senate Office Building


18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 7 charts

A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020. George Frey/Getty Images Seven charts show the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 18 months. September 11, 2021 officially marks a year and a half since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Katelyn Jetelina is an assistant epidemiology professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Who, World Health Organization, Salt Lake City, Houston, Seattle, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South, Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas Health Science Center, Scopus


Biden Lays Out Six-Step Plan for Keeping Covid-19 Under Control for Good

In a speech this afternoon, President Joe Biden laid out a course of action for containing the once-again resurgent pandemic in the U.S. Among other things, the administration will enforce vaccine mandates for the majority of federal employees and contractors, and they’ll put strong pressure on private businesses to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Medicine, Labor, Articles, Walmart, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Health Sciences, Biden Family, Covid 19 Vaccine


House Republicans Say Democrats' Data Requests Are Illegal, and They Want a Piece of the Action

House Republicans are furious that their Democratic colleagues investigating the failed, Donald Trump-incited insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 are seeking data on people tied to the riot and now they have a response: “No, u.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Politics, Science, Microsoft, United States, House, Att, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Louie Gohmert, Kamala Harris, Trumpism, Jim Jordan, Capitol


Americans Are Not Happy With the CDC's Communication Skills, Poll Finds

A new Gallup poll this week indicates that Americans aren’t too pleased lately with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It found that a plurality of people in the U.S. now think that the CDC is doing a poor job at communicating its pandemic response. Though this isn’t the first time the CDC has gotten a…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Joe Biden, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Gallup, Jeffrey Jones, Vaccine Hesitancy, Presidents Of The United States, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Presidency Of Joe Biden, 21st Century In The United States, United States Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic


Texas Heartbeat Act Opens the Door for a Flood of Data Requests Targeting Abortion Providers

The Texas Heartbeat Act, which has outlawed abortions after six weeks in the state of Texas, has many alarming angles to it, but one of the less obvious ones is the potential role large tech companies may play in facilitating upcoming legal cases against healthcare providers. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Texas, Science, United States, Social Issues, Abortion, Sexual Revolution, Abortion In Texas, Evan Greer, American Society, Heartbeat Bill, Sexual Reproduction, Law Crime, United States Law


Bumble and Match Have Created a Relief Fund to Help Cover Abortion Costs in Texas

The dating platforms Bumble and Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, have teamed up to create a relief fund for Texas women seeking abortions after the state passed an insidious six-week ban on the procedure earlier this week.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, United States, Social Issues, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Roe V Wade, Bumble, Matchcom, Match Group, Greg Abbott, Abortion In Texas, Wade, Roe, American Society, Abortion Rights Movement


Mars Rover Perseverance Appears to Have Grabbed Its First Rock Sample

The Perseverance rover had a bit of a false start to its science campaign on Mars last month, when it appeared to have successfully collected a rock only to find its sampling tube empty. In its second coring attempt, NASA directed the rover to a different patch of rock, and images received on Earth today suggest the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Abigail Allwood, Perseverance, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars rovers, Exploration Of Mars, In Spaceflight


China’s Concept for a Martian Helicopter Seems Awfully Familiar

China’s National Space Science Center is working on an aerial drone that bears a striking resemblance to NASA’ Ingenuity helicopter, currently on Mars. It’s got four outstretched wiry legs, two rotors stacked atop each other, and a simplified fuselage. It’s China’s take on NASA’s wildly successful aerial drone.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, China, Environment, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon, Andrew Jones, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars


Facebook's vague rules for removing content are keeping unproven and often unsafe COVID treatment groups active

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Nick Wass On Facebook, private groups are sharing info about finding and taking unproven COVID treatments like the drug Ivermectin. Groups are skirting Facebook's moderation by using language that obscures their intent. Ivermectin isn't recommended as a treatment for COVID-19, and the CDC issued a warning about its use in humans. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, America, Trends, Treatment, United States, Vaccinations, Conspiracy Theories, Zuckerberg, Capitol, Georgetown University


GOP Minority Leader Vows Revenge Against Tech Firms That Comply With Jan. 6 Phone Record Requests

Here’s one way of making yourself look totally innocent: issuing wild threats against anyone who dares cooperate with investigators.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Verizon Wireless, Gop, United States, Sprint, Att, Donald Trump, Twitch, Louie Gohmert, Signal, Trumpism, Jim Jordan, T Mobile


Student from the Hart Union High School District talk to astronauts on the International Space Station

La Mesa Junior High Principal Michele Krantz counted down to the moment two astronauts on the International Space Station connected with her students in the multipurpose room on campus Tuesday morning. With astronomical precision, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Megan McArthur appeared on the oversized monitor in the auditorium in front of a collection of students from the WIlliam S. Hart Union High School District, parents and politicians from the Santa Clarita Valley. Thomas Pesquet and Megan ...
Tags: Science, Education, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Mars, Local News, Artemis, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Huffman, NASA Television


Why Congressman Paul Gosar Is Tweeting a Green Arrow Pointed at His Dick

Paul Gosar, Republican representative from the state of Arizona who has been called a friend to white nationalists, recently posted a picture of himself on Twitter that appears to show a long green arrow pointed at his penis. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, United States, Arizona, Donald Trump, Dick, Trumpism, Trump, Epstein, Paul Gosar, Rivelino, QAnon, Right Wing Populism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States


Astronauts' photos from the space station reveal the highs and lows of watching Earth from above in 2021 so far

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa, February 3, 2021. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy mesmerizing views of Earth. They orbit the planet every 90 minutes, so they see lots of sunrises, nighttime city lights, blue ocean water, and colorful landscapes. The best photos taken from the space station in 2021 so far, which follow below, showcase bright auroras, hypnotizing crop patterns, and s...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Science, News, Climate Change, Washington Post, Russia, Africa, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, United States, South Africa, National Parks


The race to give nuclear fusion a role in the climate emergency

Power from fusion has proved too hard to generate at scale. Can recent breakthroughs and massive investment change that?On 8 August 2021, a laser-initiated experiment at the United States National Ignition Facility (NIF), based at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, made a significant breakthrough in reproducing the power source of the stars, smashing its own 2018 record for energy released from nuclear fusion reactions 23 times over. This advance saw 70% of the laser energy pu...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, California, Environment, United States, Nuclear Power, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Ignition Facility NIF, Climate Crisis, Jeremy Chittenden



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