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Fauci says he 'would have no hesitancy whatsoever' taking the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci on Saturday urged Americans to trust the FDA-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The J&J vaccine got FDA authorization on Saturday and has an efficacy rate of 66% at preventing COVID-19. "If I would go to a place ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Trends, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Who, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Chuck Todd, Johnson & Johnson, J J


Rural communities are pushing back against vaccine-scheduling bots they say are giving out-of-towners an upper hand

Some communities are fighting back against vaccine scheduling bots that they say give the tech savvy out-of-towners the upper hand. Getty Vaccine-scheduling bots intended to make registration easier on seniors are facing backlash. A clinic in rural Massachusetts was canceled after 350 shots were reserved by out-of-towners.  As of Feb. 26, more than 70 million people received COVID-19 vaccine shots in the US, the CDC said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On February ...
Tags: Twitter, Science, News, Cdc, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Tech, Tech News, Associated Press, Vaccine, Bots, Cape Cod, Rogers, Gillette Stadium


The Grift and Cybercrime Blight on the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Last August, federal agents searched the Redmond, Washington, laboratory of Johnny Stine, a bootleg biotechnician whom they’d been investigating since March. As they fanned across Stine’s warehouse, they encountered your typical scientist fare: lab equipment, test tubes, a microscope, but also “empty beer bottles and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccine, Phishing, Stine, Redmond Washington, Promise, Check Point Software, Nikos Passas, Moderna, Health Sciences, Blight, Mark Ostrowski, Johnny Stine


France admits it needs to repair the image of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after struggling to convince people to take it

A sign in France says "all vaccinated against COVID-19" on February 8, 2021 THOMAS SAMSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images France is embarking on an effort to persuade its people to accept the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Regulators say the vaccine is safe and effective, but its performance data has prompted some doubts. France's president, Emmanuel Macron, was among those to disparage the vaccine in the past. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. France is working to fix the d...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Turkey, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump


Germany is pushing hard for people to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as many turn it down in hope of a Pfizer shot

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to the media in Berlin on February 1, 2021. Henning Schacht - Pool/Getty Images Germany is enhancing its efforts to tell people the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. The German vaccine rollout has been complicated by people avoiding that jab. It appears to be part of a trend, reported by Insider, of trying to get the Pfizer shot instead. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Officials in Germany are defending the ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Trends, News UK, European Commission, Merkel, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Cdu, Reuters, Handelsblatt


Don't deny yourself a vaccine because of guilt or shame around a high BMI. If you're eligible, go for it.

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Having obesity, or a BMI over 30, makes you eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in some states.  But BMI's faults as a metric of health, stigma, and lack of awareness are holding some people back.  The system is imperfect, but you didn't make it. Getting the shot if you're able benefits us all.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The other day, Clare Rager texted five of her girlfriends. "I'm going to be eligible for the vaccine purely be...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Science, Obesity, Cdc, New York City, US, America, Trends, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Poland, Npr, Vaccine, North Carolina, Bmi


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world UK data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


People in France, Germany, and the UK are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine because they want the Pfizer one instead, reports say

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the start of a vaccination campaign for health workers in France on February 6. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images During vaccine rollouts in France, Germany, and the UK, some are insisting on a particular shot.  In Europe, officials are struggling to give out AstraZeneca's jab, and cite concerns about performance.  In the UK, reports are mixed. The Washington Post suggested that some prefer the AstraZeneca vaccine, calling it t...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, Science, London, Sweden, Washington Post, France, Germany, Berlin, Israel, Trends, Bbc, Austria, Britain, Italy


You're Far Less Likely to Spread Covid-19 If You Get the Vaccine, Real-World Data Suggests

Real-world data is offering hope that mRNA vaccines are highly effective at limiting infection and presumably transmission of the coronavirus, in addition to their already-known ability to prevent symptoms of covid-19. The findings, based on research from Israel and elsewhere, are good news for containing the pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Israel, Medical Research, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines


COVID-19 vaccines cut hospitalizations by around 84%, according to the first real-world data

A paramedic administers a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images Data from the UK shows that a single shot of a COVID-19 vaccine drastically cut the rate of hospitalization. Figures from Scotland show the shot led to people being on average 84% less likely to be hospitalised.  The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Getty Images Data, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Oxford AstraZeneca, Marianne Guenot


COVID-19 vaccines seem to dramatically lower hospitalization risk after just one dose, according to data from the UK

A paramedic administering a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland, on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images A study in Scotland found people's hospitalization risk fell steeply after just one COVID-19 shot. The large study monitored people who had the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford shots. The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Both COVID-19 ...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca Oxford


Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produces a much weaker immune response against the variant found in South Africa, a new study suggests

Margaret Keenan, 90, the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine, speaks with Healthcare assistant Lorraine Hill as she prepares to leave University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, the day after receiving the first of two doses of the vaccine, on December 9, 2020 in Coventry, United Kingdom. The UK is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Jonny Weeks/The Guardian - Pool/Getty Images Pfizer-BioN...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Shi


1 in 3 US troops have refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, a Pentagon official said

A soldier fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine in Londonderry, New Hampshire. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images One in every three US service members have declined to be vaccinated for COVID-19. A top Pentagon official made the disclosure to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. The vaccine is not compulsory to troops, but the DOD wants to "help them understand the benefits." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Around one-third of US troops are refusing...
Tags: Science, Defense, US, Trends, Washington Dc, News UK, Pentagon, Vaccine, Chris Miller, Defense Department, Mike Rogers, Dod, National Guard, John Kirby, Kirby, House Armed Services Committee


A world-first 'human challenge' trial will infect healthy young people with coronavirus to study how it spreads and which vaccines work best

A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during the country's first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters A world-first study in the UK is infecting 90 healthy young people with coronavirus. Scientists will figure out the smallest amount of virus needed to cause COVID-19. They will also study how it spreads from person to person, and which vaccine ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Study, Trends, Vaccine, Imperial College London, Soweto South Africa, Kwasi Kwarteng, BEIS, Samantha Lee, Coronavirus, COVID, Baragwanath Hospital, Chris Chiu, Catherine Schuster Bruce


Israel study reports 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases among people who receive 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine

Staff of the Maccabi Health vaccination center administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine inside a mall parking lot in Tel Aviv, Israel on January 26, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Study found people who get the Pfizer vaccine are 94% less likely to develop symptomatic COVID-19. Israeli researchers found that fully vaccinated people are 92% less likely to develop severe cases.  The study compared 600,000 vaccinated people to same size group of unvaccinated people, Reuters wrot...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Tel Aviv Israel, Reuters He, Ashdod, Aylin Woodward, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services, Tsafrir Abayov


Experts feared India's farming protests would be COVID superspreader events. Poverty, misinformation and a younger population may explain why cases plummeted instead.

Indian Youth Congress (IYC) workers shout slogans during a protest against the new agricultural laws, the rise of unemployment and price rise of goods and services, in New Delhi on India, on February 9 Imtiyaz Khan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Mass gatherings such as the farmers' protests didn't become the superspreader events experts feared. COVID cases have steadily fallen, raising hopes the country is close to achieving herd immunity. One expert says misinformation may have been an "...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, India, America, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Delhi, New Delhi, BLM, South Asia, MERS, Kumbh Mela


Kamala Harris said parts of the Trump administration's pandemic response left Biden 'starting from scratch'

Vice President Kamala Harris at the Pentagon on, February 10, 2021 Alex Brandon/Pool via Reuters Vice President Harris slammed the Trump administration's pandemic response on Sunday. She said that there was "no stockpile" of vaccines when she and President Biden took office. "We're going to have to work like heck to get it done," she told "Axios on HBO." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Vice President Kamala Harris said that the Biden administration was left "startin...
Tags: Hbo, Politics, Science, Cbs News, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Who, Pentagon, Vaccine, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Reuters, HARRIS


This Glass Sculpture of the AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Is 1 Million Times Larger Than the Real Thing

If you’ve ever wondered what a covid-19 vaccine looks like outside of its syringe, you can check out what it looks like in glass. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Luke Jerram, Jerram, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


‘Global Vaccine Apartheid’ Is Also a Climate Warning

The covid-19 vaccination effort is finally achieving liftoff in the U.S. In the days since we highlighted the case for optimism about the pandemic ending, data collected by Bloomberg shows 2 million more Americans have received a shot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Bloomberg, G20, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Access To Covid 19 Tools Accelerator


Why the ‘Global Vaccine Apartheid’ Is a Dire Warning for the Future

The covid-19 vaccination effort is finally achieving liftoff in the U.S. In the days since we highlighted the case for optimism about the pandemic ending, data collected by Bloomberg shows 2 million more Americans have received a shot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Environment, Articles, Bloomberg, G20, Medical Research, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covax, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Access To Covid 19 Tools Accelerator


The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine will soon be tested on children as young as 6

The Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is set to be tested on children as young as six. Reuters The Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine is to begin testing its efficacy in children aged six to 17. It will be the first trial in children so young. Children are much less affected by the novel coronavirus than adults, but there is still a risk. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Oxford is to start testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as six, it was annou...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, Children, Trends, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Vaccines, Reuters, Andrew Pollard, Royal College of Paediatrics


California residents 16 or older with pre-existing conditions can get a COVID-19 vaccine starting next month

Getty/David Greedy California will expand vaccine eligibility starting next month.  Those between 16 and 64 years old with pre-existing conditions can be vaccinated starting March 15. The eligibility expansion comes as LA County closes vaccination sites due to a shortage of doses. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. California residents between the ages of 16 and 64 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 complications could get vaccinated starting next month, state h...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Los Angeles County, LA County, Garcetti, Dodger Stadium, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read


What pregnant people need to know about COVID-19 vaccine safety, and when they can get the shot

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP Pregnant people who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine have to decide whether the benefits of the shot outweigh the unknown risks.  About 20,000 pregnant women have been vaccina...
Tags: New York, Science, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, Pregnancy, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Austin, Alaska, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Women's Health


New CDC advice says people are exempt from some COVID-19 quarantine rules after a 2nd vaccine dose

A healthcare worker receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. AP Photo/Jessica Hill "Fully vaccinated" people need not quarantine if after they are exposed to COVID-19, the CDC said. Full vaccination is the point two weeks after getting a second COVID-19 shot. The CDC said the benefits of not quarantining outweight the risks of passing on the virus. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. People who have been fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine if they have b...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Virginia, Nbc News, US, Trends, UK News, Pfizer, Vaccine, Guidance, George Mason University, HHS, Popescu, Quarantine, Moderna, Jessica Hill


Instagram Bans Anti-Vaxxer Robert Kennedy Jr. For Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

Instagram has banned notorious anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for spreading misinformation about covid-19 and the safety of vaccines. Strangely, Kennedy is still doing the exact same schtick on Instagram’s parent platform Facebook, a place where he hasn’t been banned. At least not yet.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Medicine, Pseudoscience, John F Kennedy, Vaccine, Kennedy, Deception, Robert Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Kennedy Family, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Misinformation Related To Vaccination, Covid 19 Misinformation


About 1 in 10 Americans have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine

Medical staff prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines at Northern Navajo Medical Center on December 15, 2020 in Shiprock, New Mexico. Medical staff at the Northern Navajo Medical Center are among the first in the Navajo Nation to receive their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations today. Micah Garen/Getty Images Roughly one out of every 10 Americans has received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. Roughly 3% of Americans have been fully inoculated. At the current pace, half of the U...
Tags: Europe, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Charles Davis, Johnson & Johnson


Facebook Announces Doomsday for False Vaccine Claims

For years, anti-vaccine conspiracy theories found a welcome home on Facebook. The social network saw the issue as being about free speech and the anti-vaxxer groups it hosted as being about as dangerous as flat-Earthers. But now that getting accurate vaccine information to the public is a matter of existential…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Medicine, Articles, Pseudoscience, Vaccination, Vaccine, Misinformation, Vaccine Hesitancy, Vaccine Choice Canada, Covid 19 Vaccine, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, Misinformation Related To Vaccination


What Could Happen If You Miss Your Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose?

Over 42 million Americans have so far received a dose of a covid-19 vaccine, as of late January. Importantly, though, most of these people have only received the first of two doses required for the similar Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, currently the only vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Dose, Moderna, RTT, Health Medical Pharma, H5n1 Clinical Trials, Booster Dose, Varicella Vaccine


The NFL has offered Biden all 30 of its stadiums to be used for mass COVID-19 vaccination sites

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that Arizona will open a 24/7 vaccination site at State Farm Stadium. Ross D. Franklin, File/Associated Press The NFL offered Biden use of all 30 of the league's stadiums for mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Mass vaccination sites continue to open across the US as part of Biden's vaccine plans. Sites have already opened at Yankee Stadium, Disneyland Resort, and seven NFL stadiums. Visit the Bu...
Tags: Science, California, Football, US, Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, Cbs, Vaccine, National Football League, Roger Goodell, Bronx, Biden



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