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A leading public health expert has pleaded with Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13 2020.Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images South Africa's top public health expert has asked billionaires to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa. Tulio de Oliveira said Africa needs financial support "to control and extinguish variants." His plea comes amid concerns about a "worrying" new variant that has spread fast across souther...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Musk, Variant, Bezos, Africa South Africa, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Oliveira


A leading infectious diseases expert has pleaded with Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020.Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images South Africa's top infectious diseases expert has asked billionaires to help fight coronavirus variants in Africa. Tulio de Oliveira said Africa needs financial support "to control and extinguish variants." His plea comes amid concerns about a "worrying" new variant that has spread fast across ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Musk, Variant, Bezos, Africa South Africa, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Oliveira


UK suspending flights from 6 African countries over new coronavirus variant fears: 'Our scientists are deeply concerned'

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid.Andrew Matthews/Pool/Reuters A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Botswana and South Africa. Dubbed "B.1.1.529," it has many mutations, concerning scientists and the World Health Organization. The UK instituted travel restrictions on Thursday for six African countries following the news.  The United Kingdom has added six African countries to its "red" travel list and temporarily suspended flights over concerns about a new ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Abc, US, Trends, Bbc, Britain, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, Zimbabwe, Who, World Health Organization, Sajid Javid, Botswana


Scientists are closely tracking a COVID-19 variant with a 'worrying' number of mutations. They don't yet know if it's more infectious.

A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 12 2021Tshekiso Tebalo/Xinhua/Getty Images A variant with 'worrying' number of mutations has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. Experts are concerned its mutations may help it to avoid antibodies produced by vaccines and treatments. It has been detected 82 times, as of Thursday. For now, it's being closely monitored.  Scientists and health officia...
Tags: Health, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Test, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Botswana, Variant


Scientists are closely tracking a coronavirus variant with a 'worrying' number of mutations. They don't yet know if it's more infectious.

A man receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Gaborone, Botswana, on October 12 2021Tshekiso Tebalo/Xinhua/Getty Images A variant with 'worrying' number of mutations has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. Experts are concerned its mutations may help it to avoid antibodies produced by vaccines and treatments. It has been detected 82 times, as of Thursday. For now, it's being closely monitored.  Scientists and health officia...
Tags: Health, Asia, Hong Kong, Science, News, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Test, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Botswana, Variant


A scientist tracking the coronavirus predicts it will keep mutating to avoid the immune response — but at a slower rate than before

A nurse practitioner administers COVID-19 tests in the parking lot at Brockton High School in Brockton, MA under a tent during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug 13 2020David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The virus causing COVID-19 probably isn't finished mutating, a scientist tracking it said. Mutations might happen less often than before but could help the virus avoid the immune reponse, he said. The virus has been mutating at a slower rate since October 2020, Trevor Bedford, o...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Phe, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University College London, Variant, Bedford, Scripps Research Institute


Scientists are closely tracking a new variant spreading in the UK that could be 10% more infectious than Delta

Year 11 pupils get tested prior to returning to school next week at The Wey Valley Academy on September 03, 2021 in Weymouth, England. Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images Scientists are closely tracking a new coronavirus variant called AY.4.2, a subtype of Delta. Early data suggested it could be 10% more infectious than Delta, one expert said. Cases are low outside the UK. Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb called for "urgent" research on the variant. Scientists worldwide are closely tracking a...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Denmark, Fda, Test, Phe, Variant, Gottlieb, Public Health England PHE


The US could see a brighter fall and winter as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline, a new model shows

Customers toast on the Eataly Flatiron Rooftop in New York City on April 15, 2021. Taylor Hill/Getty Images A new model suggests the US's COVID-19 cases and deaths aren't likely to climb higher between now and March. That means the US could expect a much rosier national picture this fall and winter. But hospitals might still be strained in states with cold climates or low vaccination rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic has thrown its share of curveb...
Tags: Science, News, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, Wyoming, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Deaths, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Salt Lake City, States, Birmingham


How much protection COVID-19 vaccines give you against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Six studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. These studies cover both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infections. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Del...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Australia, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Qatar, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Lancet, Variant


Delta cases may finally be reaching a peak in the US. Future surges are likely to be weaker.

People walk near Little Island park in New York City on May 27, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US's Delta cases are rising at a slower rate than earlier in the summer. In countries like the UK and India, Delta surges seemed to spike quickly then fizzle. Experts say the US is still vulnerable to more Delta outbreaks, but future surges will likely be weaker. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant appears to be loosening its hold on the US.Roughly two months...
Tags: Florida, UK, Science, News, Indonesia, France, India, New York City, US, Trends, Delta, University of Pennsylvania, Variant, Morris, Miami Florida, Harvard Medical School


A new coronavirus strain detected in South Africa shares key similarities with the most concerning variants, including Delta

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020. Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant detected in South Africa in May, called C.1.2, has a concerning set of mutations. Scientists say the mutations could help the virus spread or evade the immune system's defenses. But the fact that C.1.2 isn't rapidly circulating worldwide means Delta still has the upper hand. See more storie...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Spain, South Africa, Delta, Louisiana, Iceland, Vaccines, Oceania, Variant, JOHANNESBURG South Africa, Mario Tama Getty, Scripps Research, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital


It is 'almost certain' that a future coronavirus variant could escape protection from current vaccines, UK government panel warns

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman in Los Angeles. Mario Tama/Getty Images Current vaccines protect against severe COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. But a UK scientific panel warned that future variants were "almost certain" to escape this protection. One expert said new vaccines to protect such stronger variants could be developed quickly. See more stories on Insider's business page. A future new coronavirus variant capable of beating the pr...
Tags: UK, Science, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Canada, News UK, Delta, The Guardian, Vaccines, Sage, Variant, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Saskatchewan, Medley


A growing number of 'multi-vaxxers' are getting unauthorized booster shots. Most are mixing and matching.

COVID-19 vaccines cards at the Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bern Township, Pennsylvania on January 29, 2021. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images The FDA hasn't yet authorized booster shots, but a growing number of people are getting them anyway. Insider spoke with three people who received booster shots in the US, and one in Israel. All four "multi-vaxxers" said they wanted more protection against the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, California, France, Germany, New York City, Israel, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda


The 'Delta Plus' variant has spread to nearly 30 countries, but low case numbers are a sign it won't overtake Delta

A coronavirus testing station in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2020. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images The Delta Plus variant is the Delta variant with an extra mutation. It has reached nearly 30 countries. It's not yet clear whether Delta Plus is more transmissible than Delta. The fact that Delta remains dominant worldwide is a sign that Delta Plus won't overtake it soon. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the Delta variant tears across the globe, scientists ar...
Tags: South Korea, Science, News, Cdc, China, India, US, Trends, Read, Delta, Miami, Pfizer, Vaccines, Public Health England, Bolivia, Variant


CDC says fully vaccinated people spread the Delta variant and should wear masks: 'This new science is worrisome'

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in Wilmington, Delaware on December 8, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters The CDC updated its guidelines on Tuesday to recommend masks indoors, even for vaccinated people. The Delta variant makes it easier for vaccinated people to transmit the virus, the CDC said. Vaccinated and unvaccinated people infected with Delta may have similar viral loads. See more stories on Insider's business page. New science has once again prompted the Centers for Disease Control an...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Delta, Ohio, Pfizer, Public Health England, East Coast, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Midwest, Reuters, Variant, Wilmington Delaware


964 people got COVID-19 after an outdoor music festival, despite compulsory negative tests, vaccines, or other proof of immunity

People at an unnamed festival Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images 964 people who attended a Dutch outdoor music festival tested positive for the coronavirus. The festival did not impose social distancing, arguing that its screening procedures were enough. Information on the severity of the cases was not available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly a thousand people tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a two-day outdoor festival in the Netherlands on the weekend...
Tags: Science, Trends, Netherlands, News UK, Vaccination, Abc News, Variant, Irish Times, Mark Rutte, EuroNews, Sharon Dijksma, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Mia Jankowicz, Klaus Vedfelt Getty


The Delta variant is hitting red states hardest as the US's vaccine divide widens

A protester holds an anti-vaccine sign as supporters of President Donald Trump rally in Woodland Hills, California, on May 16, 2020. David McNew/Getty Images The Delta variant is sickening people most in unvaccinated, heavily Republican "red" states. Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wyoming have seen upticks in cases and hospitalizations. But the variant has had little effect in blue states like Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US&...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, News, Abc, Scotland, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, New York Times, Delta


Arkansas is the US's new Delta epicenter. Its health director says 'we've done everything we can' to convince people to get vaccinated.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson watches an ad featuring former NBA star Sidney Moncrief that encourages people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, at the state capitol in Little Rock, May 20, 2021. Andrew Demillo/AP Photo Arkansas is seeing its highest spike in coronavirus cases in nearly five months. The spread of the Delta variant has made it a new epicenter of the US outbreak. But Arkansas health officials are still struggling to convince people to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Usa, Science, News, US, Trends, Walmart, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, Delta, Nba, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Donald, Variant


Map shows how far the Lambda coronavirus variant has spread after being found in South America

Lambda variant distribution around the world, published on Friday by Public Health England. The Lambda coronavirus variant was first identified in Peru, where it is now dominant. Experts are keeping a close watch on the variant as its spreads. UK officials published a map Friday showing how widely it has spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. A map shows how far the Lambda variant has spread across the world since it was first identified last year in Peru. The map, , ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, News UK, Peru, Who, South America, Pfizer, Public Health England, Variant, Moderna, COVID-19, Marianne Guenot, Jairo Méndez Rico, Public Health England The Lambda


Map shows how almost all the US counties where COVID-19 is surging have vaccination rates below 40%

Maps of the us show counties where case rate is over 100 per 100.000, and counties where the vaccination rate is also below 40%, as of July 2, 2021 CDC 173 US counties have COVID-19 cases above 100 per 100,000 people, per new CDC data. Almost every one of those counties has vaccinated fewer than 40%, the CDC director said. The unvaccinated are "particularly at risk" from the Delta variant, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The overwhelming majority of counties wh...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Variant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, COVID-19, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Catherine Schuster Bruce


One vaccine dose isn't enough to protect against the Delta variant, new research shows

Peter Byrne/PA Images/Getty Images A new study suggests that a single vaccine dose is largely ineffective against the Delta variant. The researchers performed lab experiments using both Pfizer's and AstraZeneca's vaccines. Other studies have also shown that partially vaccinated people are more vulnerable to symptoms from Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Although vaccines work well against the Delta variant, the level of protection they offer seems to depend ...
Tags: Death, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Arkansas, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Symptoms, Variant, Los Angeles California, Romero, Effective, Moderna


The Lambda virus variant is worrying scientists after taking over in Peru. Limited evidence says it's more infectious, but still vulnerable to vaccines.

Health workers are transported to the Uros islands to inoculate citizens in the Titicaca lake in Peru, on July 7. Carlos Mamani/AFP; Getty Image The Lambda coronavirus variant has been targeted for more study by the WHO. It carries an unusual set of mutations and became dominant in Peru, where it was first identified. But there is not enough information to know whether it is more transmissible yet, say experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. As many nations wrestle with ...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Peru, Who, South America, Lambda, Nevada, University Of Maryland, Latin America, Financial Times, Variant


How well COVID-19 vaccines work against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Delta has mutations that can help it avoid the immune response. Four studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Delta coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, India, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Lancet, Variant, Stephen Evans, The World Health Organization


How well COVID-19 vaccines protect against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Delta has mutations that can help it avoid the immune response. Four studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Delta coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, India, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Lancet, Variant, Stephen Evans, The World Health Organization


The Delta variant for the 1st time accounts for more than half of all US COVID-19 cases, CDC says

A woman gets a COVID-19 vaccine at University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images The CDC now estimates that the Delta variant makes a majority of COVID-19 cases in the US. The variant is most common in Midwestern states like Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. It is least prevalent along the eastern seaboard around Virginia and Pennsylvania. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant makes up more than 51% of COVID-19 cases in the US, according to ne...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, Cdc, Washington, Virginia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Missouri, Tennessee, News UK, Delta


Johnson & Johnson says its COVID-19 vaccine should work against the Delta variant, citing 2 small studies

A woman receives a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from registered nurse Gina Reed at a vaccination center established at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on March 5, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images People who got Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine don't need boosters against Delta, the company said. The company said its vaccine produced a "strong" response to Delta, citing two small studies. Some experts who got the J&J shot to...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Johnson, Booster, Variant, Afp, The Company


Some experts who had Johnson & Johnson's vaccine are getting Pfizer boosters to protect against Delta - but the company says they don't need to

A woman receives a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine from registered nurse Gina Reed at a vaccination center established at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on March 5, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images People who got Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine don't need boosters against Delta, the company said. Some experts who got the J&J shot took a Pfizer or Moderna booster for extra protection. But the company said its vaccine produced...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Johnson, Booster, Variant, Afp, Johnson & Johnson


Surgeon General warns unvaccinated people 'you're in trouble' as Delta variant spreads in the US

Dr. Vivek Murthy speaking on CNN on June 30, 2021. CNN Vaccination makes a big difference against the Delta variant, the US Surgeon General said Wednesday "If you are not vaccinated, then you're in trouble," Dr. Vivek Murthy told CNN. The Delta variant is becoming dominant in the US, but vaccines are still effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccination confers a "high degree of protection" against the Delta variant, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said on...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Cnbc, Variant, Johnson Johnson, Vivek Murthy


US surgeon general warns unvaccinated people 'you're in trouble' as Delta variant spike

Dr. Vivek Murthy speaking on CNN on June 30, 2021. CNN Vaccination makes a big difference against the Delta variant, the US Surgeon General said Wednesday "If you are not vaccinated, then you're in trouble," Dr. Vivek Murthy told CNN. The Delta variant is becoming dominant in the US, but vaccines are still effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccination confers a "high degree of protection" against the Delta variant, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said on...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Cnbc, Variant, Johnson Johnson, Vivek Murthy


Delta cases are spiking in highly-vaccinated countries, but with fewer deaths and milder government responses

A health worker prepares a shot of the Pfizer vaccine in Glasgow, Scotland, on December 8, 2020. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via AP The Delta coronavirus variant, which is highly transmissible, is spreading rapidly. But highly vaccinated countries like the UK and Israel are not seeing a rise in deaths or hospitalizations. Both are taking a more lenient approach to control the virus than in previous surges. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by...
Tags: UK, Science, Russia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Ap, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Vaccine, Bennet, Naftali Bennett, Variant



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