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Coronavirus live news: Biden joins ex-presidents in pledge to get vaccinated in public as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 1.31am GMT Here is the full story on the global death toll passing 1.5m: Related: Covid: 1.5 million dead globall...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 11.31pm GMT How is everyone’s December going? I enjoy walking my...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Phoebe Bridgers, Helen Sullivan


A pro-Trump student group whose cofounder died from COVID-19 is moving ahead with a massive in-person event in Florida despite surging cases

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, December 21, 2019. Marco Bello/Reuters Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump conservative student group, is moving forward with an in-person event in Florida despite a national increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.  The group's annual Student Action Summit, which takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida, typically brings in thousands of you...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Science, News, US, Trends, Tennessee, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Council, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Tucker Carlson, West Palm Beach


Some state and local governments vote against COVID-19 restrictions, citing 'tyranny' as US deaths approach 3,000 per day

Colorado State Representatives Rod Pelton, left, and Kim Ransom, right, talk to each surrounded by protective plastic barriers set up at each desk in the House chambers at the Colorado State Capitol during an emergency legislative session on November 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Several state and local governments have recently voted to rebuke governors' public health orders. This week, hearings and votes were taken up i...
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Coronavirus live news: Global death toll passes 1.5m

World passes grim tally with a death reported every nine seconds on average; Italy registers 993 new deaths and 23,255 new cases; Iran goes past 1m casesUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 8.38pm GMT More than 1.5 million people ha...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Gaza, Gaza Strip, Reuters, Coronavirus


When the Arecibo telescope collapsed, the world lost a powerful asteroid tracker and alien seeker

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as seen before its collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF The Arecibo Telescope collapsed on Tuesday: Its 900-ton hanging platform crashed into its main dish. In its 57 years of radio astronomy, Arecibo tracked potentially hazardous asteroids, discovered the first exoplanet, and broadcast a message for aliens. The telescope even starred in a James Bond film and the movie "Contact." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the world's...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, China, US, West Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, James Bond, Asteroids, American Museum of Natural History, Biden, Einstein, Venus


Coronavirus live news: Italy reports record deaths after close to a thousand Covid-linked fatalities in 24 hours

Italy registers 993 new deaths and 23,255 new cases; Iran goes past 1m cases; WHO investigating prospects e-vaccination certificatesUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayPublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution networkUK coronavirus – latest updates 5.20pm GMT Chile has extended a state of catastrophe that allows for the control of movemen...
Tags: Europe, Science, Congress, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Chile, Italy, Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Sebastián Pinera, Coronavirus


More Americans died from COVID-19 yesterday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, New York City Washington DC, 9-11


More Americans died of COVID-19 on Wednesday than the number of people killed on 9/11

A man commemorates victims in the 9/11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, the United States, Sept. 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 3,157 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University.  More people died from COVID-19 in the US on Wednesday than the number of people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks: 2,977. There have been more than 273,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in the US and it's ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, New York City Washington DC, 9-11


The US recorded nearly as many COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as the number of people killed on 9/11

A man at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on September 11, 2020. Wang Ying/Getty Images On Wednesday, the US recorded 2,804 coronavirus deaths, marking a new single-day high, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 273,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the US, which is closing in on 14 million confirmed cases. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on Wednesday warned that the coming months could be the "most difficult in the public-health history" ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johns Hopkins, Trump, Johns Hopkins University, Memorial and Museum, 9-11, John Haltiwanger


Experts warn anti-vaxxer concerns about a COVID-19 vaccine could slow the end of the pandemic

A protester holds a placard during the Irish Freedom Party an anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown rally outside the Custom House, on day 39 of the nationwide Level 5 lockdown. On Saturday, November 28, 2020, in Dublin, Ireland. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccines are a to a virus without contracting the disease, but some Americans are still skeptical of an upcoming vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Anti-vaxxers in the US and beyond are worried there isn't enough informatio...
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Coronavirus live news: Iran passes 1m Covid-19 cases; Italy announces Christmas travel restrictions

Iran reports 13,922 new infections to go past 1m cases in total; Italy to limit travel outside of towns; US suffers highest daily deaths since AprilUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolUK coronavirus – latest updates 11.24am GMT Greece has extended a nationwide lockdown - imposed last month to contain a surge in new coronavirus cases - to 14 December. The lockdown, the c...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Greece, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Valéry Giscard, Coronavirus, COVID


As 3,000 more US coronavirus deaths were reported, with 100,000 Americans hospitalized, the president remained fixated on an election he lost a month ago

President Donald Trump speaking with reporters in the White House in November. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The US coronavirus outbreak set grim records Wednesday: 3,100 American deaths and more than 100,000 active COVID-19 hospitalizations. The US has recorded the most cases and deaths of any country, and officials are issuing dire warnings about the months ahead. But President Donald Trump is barely mentioning the virus, still fixating on his election loss a full month ...
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3,000 Americans died from COVID-19 yesterday, with 100,000 more in hospital. The president was obsessing over an election he lost a month ago.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the White House in November 2020. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The US coronavirus outbreak set grim new records on Wednesday: 3,100 Americans died, a new high, whilst the number of virus hospitalizations passed 100,000. The US is still the worst-affected country in the world, and officials are issuing dire warnings about the months ahead. But President Donald Trump is barely mentioning the virus, still fixating on his election...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Houston Texas, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Coronavirus live news: Italy announces Christmas travel restrictions; US records highest daily deaths since April

Italy to limit travel outside of towns; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Former US presidents hope to inspire public confidence in vaccineFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 10.06am GMT IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, in what Reuters ca...
Tags: Europe, Science, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Finland, Ibm, Reuters, Valéry Giscard, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: US records highest daily deaths since April; Obama, Bush and Clinton offer to get vaccines on TV

French ex-president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has died of Covid-related complications; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Former US presidents hope to inspire public confidence in vaccineFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 8.22am GMT Hi there - this is Archie Bland picking up the global coronavirus liveblog, and beg...
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Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; Obama, Bush and Clinton offer to get vaccines on TV

French ex-president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has died of Covid-related complications; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Former US presidents hope to inspire public confidence in vaccineFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 6.10am GMT CNN reports that former US presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush an Bill Clintn h...
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The US has exceeded 100,000 current COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time

Healthcare workers move a patient in the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas Thursday, July 2, 2020. MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images According to the COVID tracking project, as of Wednesday, the US has exceeded 100,000 current hospitalizations, yet another viral milestone.  According to the new data, California became the first state to report over 20,000 new cases, the highest total recorded by a US state in one day throughout the entire pandemic. As Thanksgi...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Houston Texas, United Memorial Medical Center, Getty Images According, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid Tracking Project, FELIX AFP, Azmi Haroun


Shuttering fossil fuel power plants may cost less than expected

Decarbonizing US electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model described in the December 4, 2020 issue of the journal Science suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many facilities are nearing the end of their operational lives.
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US state government crisis standards of care guidelines

State crisis standards of care (CSC) guidelines in the U.S. allocate scarce health care resources among patients, and this study examined the implications of these guidelines for patients with cancer, including allocation methods, cancer-related categorical exclusions and deprioritizations, and provisions for blood products and palliative care.
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Study proves bits of DNA in seawater correlate to the weight of netted fish

A breakthrough study proves DNA in seawater reveals not just species diversity but the relative biomass of ocean fish roughly as well as a "gold standard" US state government trawl with nets.The Rockefeller University, Monmouth University, New Jersey Bureau of Marine Fisheries study certifies "fishing for DNA" as an inexpensive, harmless complement to nets, acoustics and other tools used to monitor fish stocks and/or the shifting diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life.
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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


Coronavirus live news: US sees highest daily deaths since April; French ex-president dies of Covid complications

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing was 94 and served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981; US suffers highest daily deaths since April; Spain caps parties at 10 peopleFormer French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidays 2.15am GMT Mass immunisation against coronavirus will begin next week, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday as he m...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Johns Hopkins University


Austin mayor urged people to 'stay home' from a timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, where he flew in on a private jet for a vacation with eight others, according to report

Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, speaks during the American Cities Climate Challenge conference at the C40 World Mayors Summit on October 10, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ole Jensen/Getty Images The mayor of Austin, Texas, took a trip to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico on a private jet just before urging constituents to stay home as COVID-19 cases rose in the city, according to the Austin Statesman and KVUE. Steve Adler also hosted a wedding for his daughter the day before the November flight, accor...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Science, Abc, Mexico, US, Trends, Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, Cabo San Lucas, Copenhagen Denmark, Austin Texas, Adler, Steve Adler


The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

President Donald Trump and US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, during a news conference at the White House, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorized use from the FDA, require two doses.  Experts previously told Business Insider ge...
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The CDC says Americans shouldn't travel for the holidays. Knowing they will anyway, the agency suggests 2 COVID-19 tests.

Health care worker Elizabeth Cameros, right, administers a deep nasal coronavirus test to traveler Wade Hopkins at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC says the safest way to celebrate winter holidays this year is at home. But if you do plan to travel, the CDC recommends getting tested twice, once before and once after, and restricting your outings to only those most essentia...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Public Health, Getty, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Lax, Travelers


Coronavirus live news: Germany extends restrictions to 10 January; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysDozens get Covid after New Orleans swingers conventionUK coronavirus updates - live 8.57pm GMT Prince Harry has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic is a rebuke from nature as he called for more action to...
Tags: Europe, Science, Putin, Germany, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, New Orleans, Who, Harry


Residents of a small Austrian town are being promised work for 3 years in the world's first universal jobs guarantee experiment

An elderly woman solicits money at in Vienna, Austria, on October 23, 2020. Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Austria unveiled the world's first universal jobs guarantee experiment in October. The first wave of participants just signed their work contracts. They've been guaranteed a job for at least three years. The program aims to reduce unemployment in the small town of Marienthal, which never fully recovered from massive layoffs almost a century ago.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Science, News, US, Employment, Trends, Austria, Unemployment, Social Security, Kirsten Gillibrand, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr, Vienna Austria, Jennifer, Lehner, Marienthal, Lower Austria


The WHO says masks shouldn't be worn during intense physical activity, contradicting other advice

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Masks do not need to be worn during "vigorous intensity physical activity," the World Health Organization said in updated guidelines, citing some research that wearing them can have negative effects.  The organization said other prevention measures, like distancing and ventilation, need to be in place in indoor exercise venues, or they should temporarily close.  Some experts disagree with the guidance, however, citing research showing that masks don't impair b...
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Coronavirus live news: deaths in the Americas rise nearly 30% in November; Putin orders start of mass inoculation

North America seeing record daily cases; WHO says vaccines won’t stop short-term surges; Russian president says programme should start next week Beware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolRural US hospitals ravaged by surge in casesUS braces for Covid surge after Thanksgiving holidaysJohnson suffers biggest Commons revolt as MPs back tougher Covid tiersUK coronavirus updates - live 5.10pm GMT Morocco hopes to launch an ambitious vaccination campaign against the coronavirus by the end of...
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