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Obama cancels 60th birthday party with hundreds of guests after concern that it could spread COVID-19

Former US President Barack Obama speaks during a drive-in campaign rally for President Joe Biden at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Obama was due to have hundreds of people for an outdoor birthday party at Martha's Vineyard. Citing Delta variant concerns, a spokeswoman said it will now be "only family and close friends." She described it as the Obamas deciding to "significantly scale back the event." See more stories on Insider...
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The vacation outbreaks among vaccinated people on Cape Cod is proof that vaccines work, CDC director says

Commercial Street in Provincetown, Cape Cod. Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A COVID-19 outbreak in Provincetown prompted the CDC to update its mask guidance for vaccinated people. But that does not mean that vaccines don't work, CDC director Rochelle Walensky told the BBC. There were few hospitalizations and no deaths among vaccinated people who were infected, she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. An outbreak of COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people...
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1 in 3 new COVID-19 cases over the past week were in 2 states - Texas and Florida, White House official says

New cases of COVID-19 in Florida have grown by more than 400% since the start of July 2021. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images A third of new US COVID-19 cases over the past week were in Texas and Florida, the White House said. The highly infectious Delta variant accounts for more than 80% of new cases in both states. Jeff Zients, a White House official, said getting vaccinated was the best way to stop the spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. A third of all US cases in...
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Coronavirus live news: US reaches 70% first-shot goal while Japan shifts to home care for most Covid patients

White House greets vaccine news as ‘Milestone Monday’ while Japan moves to ensure it has enough hospital beds amid a spike in Covid casesUS reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people growsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of QueenslandJohnson dumps ‘amber watchlist’ plan as it emerges top adviser has quit 6.15am BST In case you missed it, Guardian Australia’s medical editor Melissa Davey has written a fascinating feature on micro...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New Zealand, Tokyo, Biden, Reuters, Katsunobu Kato, Melissa Davey, Elisabeth Bik


Bernie Sanders revived an iconic meme from his 2019 presidential campaign to urge Americans to get vaccinated

Sen. Bernie Sanders posted an ad in 2019 for his presidential campaign, which quickly adapted into a meme by Internet users. Bernie Sanders/Facebook Sen. Bernie Sanders recalled an iconic meme in a push to get more Americans vaccinated. "I am once again asking you to get vaccinated," Sanders tweeted Monday. The line came from a presidential campaign ad that went viral in 2019, in which Sanders asked supporters for donations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sand...
Tags: Politics, Science, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, World Trade Organization, Vaccine, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Meme, Sanders, Reuters, Sen Bernie Sanders


Dr. Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' with 'pain and suffering in the future' as the Delta variant surges

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Fauci warned that "things will get worse" as cases of the Delta variant continues to spike. "We're looking not towards lockdown, but we're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things will get wors...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Abc, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Alabama, Trends, Public Health, New York Times, Delta, District Of Columbia, Anthony Fauci, Jon


Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' because of Delta variant surges but doesn't foresee more lockdowns

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Anthony Fauci said "things are going to get worse" because of the Delta coronavirus variant. "We're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC News. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things are going to get worse" with "pain and suffering ahe...
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Dr. Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' due to Delta variant surges, but doesn't foresee more lockdowns

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Fauci warned that "things will get worse" as cases of the Delta variant continues to spike. "We're looking not towards lockdown, but we're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things will get wors...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Abc, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Alabama, Trends, Public Health, New York Times, Delta, District Of Columbia, Anthony Fauci, Jon


Biden announces COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all federal employees, asks Pentagon to 'look into' approving mandate for military

President Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/Associated Press Federal employees must be fully vaccinated or be tested regularly for COVID-19 and wear a mask, President Biden said Thursday. This latest mandate will impact the nation's roughly 2 million federal workers and 2 million in the military. The US is battling an increase in coronavirus cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that all f...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, California, White House, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Pentagon, Fda, Vaccine


The CDC quietly changed its guidance to say even vaccinated people should get tested if they've been exposed to COVID-19

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Until Tuesday, the CDC maintained that fully vaccinated people did not need to get tested for COVID-19, unless they developed symptoms. But, new data shows vaccinated people may be able to transmit the Delta variant just as well as the unvaccinated. The CDC is now urging anyone who's been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to get teste...
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Biden administration to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday. CNN first reported that the announcement was coming on Thursday. The move would affect an estimated 2.1 million people. See more stories on Insider's business page. CNN reported that the Biden administration will announce a vaccine mandate or regular testing requirement for federal workers as early as Thursday.President Joe Biden initial...
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Biden administration expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday: report

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to announce a vaccine mandate for federal employees on Thursday, according to a report. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.CNN reported that the Biden administration is expected to announce the...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Bill De Blasio, Biden, Gavin Newsom, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID


US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in April 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Because of increasing COVID-19 cases, the US won't lift its travel restrictions, an official told Reuters. The White House official told Reuters that the spread of the Delta variant had driven that decision. Cases are increasing in the US, especially among unvaccinated people, health officials say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Because of the...
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The US will reportedly keep travel restrictions in place as highly infectious Delta variant surges

Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as it stands mostly empty due to the ongoing cutbacks in travel because of the coronavirus on April 16, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US will not lift its existing travel restrictions due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus and increasing COVID-19 cases, Reuters reported. "Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will maintai...
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US in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid cases

Hospitals are filling up, especially in areas with low vaccinationsCDC offers no change in guidance on mask wearingThe US is “at another pivotal moment in this pandemic” as rising Covid-19 cases show no signs of abating, driven by the Delta variant, and some hospitals are filling up, especially in areas with low vaccination rates, government officials warned on Thursday.The US government did not change its guidance on mask wearing, despite debates going on in the White House and the Centers for ...
Tags: Science, White House, US, US news, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Biden Assembles the Final Member of His Big Tech Nightmare Squad

President Joe Biden has selected attorney and frequent critic of Google parent company Alphabet to lead the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the White House announced Tuesday. If approved, Kanter would join the Biden administration’s robust legal team that’s poised to combat Silicon Valley’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, White House, Joe Biden, United States, Silicon Valley, Biden, Alphabet, Tim Wu, Weiss, Kanter, Big Tech, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton Garrison LLP, Competition Law


Vaccinated people: Your odds of a COVID 'breakthrough' infection have gone up. That doesn't mean you need to panic.

Insider The Flaming Lips staged a concert in January 2021 with both the band and the audience inside inflatable bubbles. Flaming Lips/Warner Music via Reuters Vaccinated people are well protected from severe disease that could be caused by the Delta variant. They can catch COVID-19, but their symptoms may be mild, and the risk of transmitting may be low. The US is in a precarious position, with a half-vaccinated population. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Yo...
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Fauci says polio and smallpox would still be spreading in the US if anti-vaxx misinformation had been as popular in the past

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington DC on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr Anthony Fauci in a CNN interview addressed anti-vaccination misinformation. If there was the same pushback against smallpox vaccines in the past the disease would still be around, he said. Vaccination rates in the US have stalled as Fox News hosts and GOP lawmakers push anti-vaccination propaganda. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House's top medical advisor, Dr Anth...
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Fauci: Vaccinated people who contract COVID-19 are far less likely to spread the virus than unvaccinated people

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Anthony Fauci said it would be "reasonable" to assume vaccinated people are less likely to spread COVID-19. Vaccinated people who get COVID-19 typically have less virus in their nasal passages. That would suggest that breakthrough infections are less contagious than infections in unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fully vaccinated people who get "breakthrough" cases of COVID-19 are probably less likely to spread the virus to other...
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1 in 5 cases of COVID-19 in the US are now happening in Florida alone, White House official says

A nurse prepares paperwork with a patient during the Vaccinate at the Plate event at Tropicana Field on June 16, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images Four states accounted for more than 40% of national COVID-19 cases in the past week. Florida alone has seen more than 23,000 new cases this week. Fortunately, states with the highest case rates are also seeing more people getting vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. One in five new coronavirus cas...
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1 in 5 cases of COVID-19 are now happening in Florida alone, White House official says

A nurse prepares paperwork with a patient during the Vaccinate at the Plate event at Tropicana Field on June 16, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images One in five new coronavirus cases are occurring in Florida alone, a White House official said Friday. "Four states accounted for more than 40% of all [COVID-19] cases in the past week, with one in five of all cases occurring in Florida alone," White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said during a virtual ...
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WHO warns countries not to hoard vaccines for 3rd doses while poor countries don't have any

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images A top WHO official on Monday said not to pursue COVID-19 vaccine boosters, citing lack of evidence. Some countries with advanced vaccine programs are considering a third-dose strategy. At the same time, billions of people have been unable to access a first dose. See more stories on Insider's business page. World Health Organization officials on Monday said the world would loo...
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WHO warns countries not to hoard vaccines for 3rd doses while poor countries haven't got any

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images A top WHO official said Monday not to pursue COVID vaccine booster shots, citing lack of evidence. Some countries with advanced vaccine programs are considering a third-dose strategy. Meanwhile, billions of people around the world have been unable to access a first dose. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world will look back "in shame" at countries pursuing boo...
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6 fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding caught the Delta variant, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't get very sick

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas came down with COVID-19. All the breakthrough infections were in guests over 50. There were two serious cases, including one death, in attendees who'd had India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas in April came down with COVID-19 - a small outbreak that underscores how effectiv...
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6 fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding caught the Delta variant, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't die

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas came down with COVID-19. All the breakthrough infections were in guests over 50. There were two serious cases, including one death, in an attendee who'd had India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding in Texas in April came down with COVID-19 - a small outbreak that underscores how effect...
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6 fully vaccinated people caught the Delta variant after an outdoor wedding, but the ones with Pfizer and Moderna shots didn't get very sick

Shaw Photography Co via Getty Images 6 fully vaccinated people came down with the Delta variant of COVID-19 after attending an outdoor wedding in Texas. All of the breakthrough infections were in guests over the age of 50. There were two serious cases (including one death) in attendees who'd gotten India's Covaxin vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Six fully vaccinated people came down with COVID-19 after an outdoor wedding in Texas - a small outbreak that, ...
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Fauci says vaccines should be mandated at the local level but the federal government will not mandate them

Getty/Kevin Dietsch The White House missed its goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults by July 4 amid vaccine hesitancy. Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supported mandates at local institutions like schools and businesses. He also said formal full approval of COVID-19 vaccines in the US might help combat hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said he believed there should be more COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the local level but the federal governmen...
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Fauci said there should be vaccine mandates at the local level but that the federal government will not mandate them

Getty/Kevin Dietsch The White House missed its goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults by July 4 amid vaccine hesitancy. Fauci said he supports vaccine mandates at the local level, like at schools and businesses. He also said the vaccines are as good as approved, but that formal full approval may help combat hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday he believes there should be more COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the local level, though he continu...
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The US recorded more than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases each of the past four days as the Delta variant spreads

Daniel Milian, from right, Miguel Martinez, and Laura De Armas chat as they relax on South Beach in Miami Beach, FL on Friday, June 19, 2020. Miami Beach reopened on June 10th after being shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Scott McIntyre/For The Washington Post via Getty Images The last time the US had back-to-back days of over 20,000 COVID-19 cases was in May. The country recorded more than 20,000 daily cases for the past four days. Close to 48% of the population is fully vaccinated...
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COVID-19 symptoms are overlapping again with colds, flu, and seasonal allergies. Here's how to tell the difference.

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 in Montreuil, France on August 31, 2020. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Respiratory infections may become more prevalent again now that Americans are ditching their masks. Some cold or flu cases could be easily confused with a mild COVID-19 infection. Headaches and runny noses seem to be more common among recent COVID-19 cases than past ones. See more stories on Insider's business page. Measures to curb the coronavirus' spread, like ...
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