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States like Texas and Mississippi are lifting COVID-19 mask mandates, but with the pace of vaccinations and spread of variants, experts say it's too soon

People waiting in a Disneyland parking lot in Anaheim, California, to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images On Tuesday, Texas became the largest US state to lift its COVID-19 mask mandate. But experts say the US is in a race against the clock to vaccinate before the variants spread. While some restrictions can be eased as cases decrease, experts say masks should be the last to go. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On Tuesday, Texas became the large...
Tags: UK, Texas, Science, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, North Dakota, Michigan, University of Florida, Biden, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci


The head of the CDC warned of a 'potential 4th surge' of COVID-19 cases, despite progress with vaccine rollouts

Director of the Centers for Disease Control Rochelle Walensky speaking at a White House press briefing on March 1, 2021. White House/YouTube The US is at risk of a "potential fourth surge" of virus cases, the CDC's top official said Monday. She urged Americans to stick to CDC rules to avoid this, and warned states against easing up. The CDC gave emergency authorization to a third COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US risks a fourth su...
Tags: Science, California, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Rochelle Walensky


Top health officials warn decline in COVID-19 cases is 'stalling' and that now is not the time to lift restrictions

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 daily case numbers had seen sharp declines in recent weeks. Top US health officials said those declines seem to be "stalling" at a "very high number." They warn it's too early to lift restrictions, as some governors have begun to do in their states. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. COVID-19 case counts have been falling at a rapid rate for weeks...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Rochelle Walensky, Walensky


Pfizer is testing a 3rd booster shot to bolster its COVID-19 vaccine against new variants

Pfizer says it will continue its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial with the testing of third-dose booster shots. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and BioNTech say they'll study safety and efficacy of a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. The companies plan to offer booster shots to those who participated in their initial clinical trial. Booster shots may be necessary to keep up with the coronavirus' mutations and new variants. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer and Bio...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, South Africa, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Oxford University, Latin America, Mount Sinai, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Woodward


Pfizer is testing out a 3rd booster shot to bolster its COVID-19 vaccine against new variants

Pfizer will continue its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial with the testing of third-dose booster shots. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer and BioNTech will study whether a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. The companies will offer booster shots to those who participated in their initial clinical trial. Booster shots may be necessary to keep up with the coronavirus' mutations and new variants. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer and BioNTech annou...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, South Africa, MMR, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Oxford University, Latin America, Mount Sinai, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Woodward


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine performs just as well in the real world as it did in trials, a landmark Israeli study of more than 1 million people suggests. It was 94% effective.

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose coronavirus vaccine was 94% effective at protecting against COVID-19 in a real-world study. In late-stage clinical trials before it was authorized, it was 95% effective. The new Israeli study of the Pfizer vaccine involved more than 1 million people. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. P...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, Harvard University, Healthcare, Sydney, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of New South Wales, New England Journal of Medicine, Tel Aviv Israel, Johns Hopkins University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev


A coronavirus variant identified in California is more infectious, more deadly, and cases are doubling every 18 days, a study suggests - but the scale of the threat is unclear

Principal Pam Rasmussen (L) takes the temperature of arriving students as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images A coronavirus variant first found in California is more contagious and deadlier than the original strain, an early study suggests. The study, first reported by Science, hasn't been formally scrutinized by other experts in a peer review. Some experts say more data is needed befo...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, Boston, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, New York Times, Healthcare, The New York Times, UCSF, University of Wisconsin Madison, LA Times, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health


A coronavirus variant identified in California seems more infectious and deadly, a study found, with cases thought to be doubling every 18 days - but the scale of the threat is unclear

Pam Rasmussen, a principal, taking the temperature of arriving students during summer-school sessions in Monterey Park, California, on July 9. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images A study suggests a coronavirus variant first found in California is more contagious and deadly. The early study, first reported by Science, hasn't been formally scrutinized in a peer review. Some experts say more data is needed before the strain is considered especially dangerous. Visit the Business section of ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, California, Boston, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, New York Times, Healthcare, The New York Times, University Of California, Madison, Los Angeles Times, University Of Wisconsin


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


The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident for the first time. 10 states have reported cases so far.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty The coronavirus variant first found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday. The variant, called B.1.351, has spread to 36 countries, and 10 states in the US. The variant from South Africa may be able to evade vaccines, studies suggest. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been confirmed in a New York residen...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, South Africa, Connecticut, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Nassau County


States are lifting COVID-19 mask mandates, but with the pace of vaccinations and spread of variants, experts say it's too soon

People waiting in a Disneyland parking lot in Anaheim, California, to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Some states have dramatically lifted COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. But experts say the US is in a race against the clock to vaccinate before the variants spread. While some restrictions can be eased as cases decrease, experts say masks should be the last to go. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As COVID-19 case numbers conti...
Tags: UK, Science, California, Montana, Masks, US, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, North Dakota, Iowa, Associated Press, Npr, University of Florida, Biden, Disneyland


States are lifting COVID-19 mask mandates, but with the pace of vaccinations and spread of variants, it's too soon

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Some states have dramatically lifted COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. But experts say the US is in a race against the clock to vaccinate before the variants spread. While some restrictions can be eased as case numbers decrease, experts say masks should be the last to go. Visit the Bu...
Tags: UK, Science, California, Montana, Masks, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, North Dakota, Iowa, Npr, University of Florida, Biden, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci


COVID-19 hospitalizations reach the lowest they've been since early November

A doctor checks the vital signs of a patient at the Intensive Care Unit of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California on January 3, 2021. Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 hospitalizations are less than half of what they were during their peak last month.  Cases and deaths have also been on the decline, but experts warn against complacency.  Public health experts worry that new, more transmissible strains could cause another surge.  Visit the Business sect...
Tags: Science, Nbc, Cdc, Brown University, US, Trends, Cnn, United Kingdom, The Washington Post, Rhode Island, Tom Frieden, Frieden, Tarzana California, Megan Ranney, Providence Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center, Coronavirus


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


A coronavirus variant with a mutation which 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist works on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new variant of the coronavirus has been reported in the US, UK, and 9 other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said.  Mutations in the virus are one of the biggest obstacles to ending the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new variant with three "mutations of biological significance" has been detect...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, US, Trends, Getty Images, Uganda, South Africa, News UK, Brazil, Vaccines, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Afp, Irish Times


A coronavirus variant with a mutation that 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist working on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new coronavirus variant has been reported in the US, the UK, and nine other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said. Mutations are seen as one of the biggest obstacles to ending the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new coronavirus variant with three mutations "of biological significa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, US, Trends, Getty Images, Uganda, South Africa, News UK, Brazil, Vaccines, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Afp, Irish Times


UK coronavirus variant could be more lethal than original strain, possibly by up to 70 percent, scientists say

People wait in line in a Disneyland parking lot to receive Covid-19 vaccines on the opening day of the Disneyland Covid-19 vaccination site in Anaheim, California. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant that originated in the UK is known to be more transmissible. Now scientists are saying the B.1.1.7 variant is likely more deadly than the original strain. The variant is spreading across the US and to at least 82 other countries. Visit the Business section of Insider for more ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Trends, United Kingdom, New York Times, Boris Johnson, Disneyland, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kelsey Vlamis, Variants, Anaheim California Valerie Macon AFP Getty Images


The Pfizer vaccine could be effective against the 2 most dangerous COVID-19 variants, according to new data

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine demonstrated 95% efficacy in preventing COVID-19 in December, 2020. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The Pfizer vaccine triggers a strong response against two prominent COVID-19 variants, per a new study. The variants — first found in the UK and South Africa — led to fears that vaccines might not work on them. The study appears to rebut that theory, but the results are preliminary and not yet peer-reviewed.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Pfizer v...
Tags: UK, Science, California, US, Trends, South Africa, Oxford, News UK, Guardian, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, James, Gavin Newsom, University of Surrey, Hilary Brueck, COVID-19


California is now the 4th state to report cases of the more infectious coronavirus variant found in South Africa

Alameda County workers line up to receive coronavirus vaccines outside St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California on January 8, 2021. Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images California is the latest state to report cases of the more transmissible coronavirus variant found in South Africa The variant, first identified in in October, has been found in at least four US states. The variant seems to partially evade immunity gained in response to vaccines or infection with the o...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Maryland, California, Cdc, Virginia, US, San Francisco, Trends, Cnn, South Africa, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Stanford University


Fauci says we risk creating more powerful COVID-19 variants if we delay 2nd shots of the vaccine

Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases during a White House press briefing on January 21. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against delaying second COVID-19 shots on Monday. He said it could be a recipe for new variants to spread by giving people weaker immunity. While one shot gives "some" protection, data suggests two shots are "tenfold" better, Fauci said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Antho...
Tags: UK, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Moderna, Alex Wong Getty Images, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus


Dr. Fauci says we risk creating more powerful COVID-19 variants if we delay second shots of the vaccine

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House press briefing on January 21, 2021 in Washington DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against delaying second COVID-19 shots on Monday. He warned it could be a recipe for new variants to spread, by giving people weaker immunity. Fauci said while 1 shot gives "some" protection, data suggests 2 shots are "10-fold" better. Visit the Business section of Insider for more ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Alex Wong Getty, Moderna, Hilary Brueck


The coronavirus variant found in the UK and spreading through the US appears to be evolving a new mutation that scientists fear could help it evade vaccines

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images A key mutation found in the coronavirus variants in South Africa and Brazil has now been detected in the variant found in the UK. Scientists believe the E488K mutation could help the coronavirus evade antibodies. They fear it could mean that vaccines work less well, or that people get re-infected. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus variant first found in the UK and spreading around the world a...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, South Africa, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Warwick, Public Health England, Young, University of Leicester, Johnson Johnson, Tang, Novavax



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