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One third of America ignored COVID-19 by gathering for Thanksgiving — and it's easy to see why

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts warned for months that Thanksgiving dinner would be the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread. They suggested people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they would not be changing anything at all about how ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


Trump's national security advisor and his entourage were said to be treated as 'human petri dishes' in Vietnam, as the US COVID-19 outbreak worsens every day

The US national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on November 21. STRINGER/Vietnam News Agency/AFP via Getty Images A US delegation led by the national security advisor, Robert O'Brien, was treated like "human petri dishes" in Vietnam, Bloomberg reported. O'Brien landed in Hanoi on November 20 ahead of talks with a series of officials before leaving for the Philippines on November 21. Vietnam has been a coronavirus success story,...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Thailand, Philippines, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Vietnam, Donald Trump, US Air Force


Trump's national security advisor and his entourage were reportedly treated as 'human petri dishes' in Vietnam, as the US COVID-19 outbreak worsens every day

US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on November 21, 2020. STRINGER/Vietnam News Agency/AFP via Getty Images A US delegation led by National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien was treated like "human petri dishes" in Vietnam, Bloomberg reported. O'Brien landed in Hanoi on November 20 ahead of talks with a series of officials, before leaving for the Philippines on November 21. Vietnam has been a coronavirus success story, recor...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Thailand, Philippines, Kim Jong Un, News UK, National Security, Vietnam, Donald Trump


On the eve of Thanksgiving, the US recorded its highest single-day coronavirus death toll since May — and the timing could not be worse

People arrive at Orlando International Airport on November 25, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images As US coronavirus cases, deaths, and hospitalizations set new records almost daily, are nervously eyeing Americans' behavior during Thanksgiving. Public health experts have urged people not to travel this year, and the CDC recommends not mixing households at Thanksgiving gatherings. But a record number of travelers have flown across the country ahead of the hol...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, White House, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


One third of America is ruining Thanksgiving for the rest of us by ignoring COVID-19 — but it's easy to see why they have given up

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how t...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


The US is said to be close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers in a nearly empty terminal at Boston Logan International Airport on Friday. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering a removal of travel restrictions for most non-American citizens from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported Wednesday. President Donald Trump has not made up his mind, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry by most travelers from Europe in March as corona...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, White House, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brazil Reuters


The US is reportedly close to lifting its 8-month travel ban for Europe, now that its own COVID-19 outbreak is far worse

Travelers walk through a nearly empty terminal at Boston's Logan Airport on November 20. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The White House is considering lifting the travel ban on non-US citizens coming from Europe and Brazil, Reuters reported. President Trump has not made up his mind yet, but the plan is supported by members of the White House coronavirus task force and other agencies, according to Reuters. The US barred entry to travellers from Europe in March as the outbreak surged there, but ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, News UK, Brazil, Logan Airport, Donald Trump, Trump


Getting a negative coronavirus test isn't a free pass to gather with family for Thanksgiving

New Yorkers wait outside a CityMD urgent care clinic on November 18, 2020. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Many Americans are getting coronavirus tests ahead of Thanksgiving. But experts say the tests are not a free pass to gather indoors with others, since they only provide a snapshot of your infectiousness at one point in time. To truly gather safely, a period of isolation is required before a test, and there should be no exposure after, either. Otherwise, when seeing people outside your househ...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Trends, New Jersey, University Of Arizona, Donald Trump, Trump, Brooklyn New York, St Joseph s Hospital, Popescu


Death tolls in Italy and Spain surge – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below: Coronavirus news – live 11.58pm GMT We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: Related: Coronavirus live news: France to ease lockdown as global deaths pass 1.4m 11.26pm GMT Appearing with first lady Melania Trump in front of the White House, the president made brief remarks thanking healthcare workers and researchers working on a Covid-19 vaccine.According to tradition, two turkeys na...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, White House, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Melania Trump, COB, Coronavirus


John Kerry’s Past Embrace of Fracking Could Create a Climate Disaster Abroad

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen John Kerry to be his international climate czar. In the role, formally called the special presidential envoy on climate, Kerry will coordinate interagency programs in the White House. He’ll also be embedded in the National Securities Council—which advises the president on national…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Biden, Kerry, Climate Policy, National Securities Council


Ivanka Boldly Highlights Trump Administration's Big Pandemic Success

Finally, we are getting some FACTS out of the White House. Noted environmentalist and nepotistic grifter Ivanka Trump dropped some KNOWLEDGE on Twitter on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Bad Tweets, Ivanka Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Ivanka Boldly Highlights Trump Administration


Coronavirus live: UK lab-confirmed cases pass 1.5m; Gaza's clinics could soon be overwhelmed

Infections up in UK by more than 18,000 on Sunday; warning over Gaza Strip infections; G20 leaders agree to fund fair distribution of vaccinesDonald Trump appears to admit Covid is ‘running wild’ in the USUS CDC advises against all cruise ship travelDonald Trump Jr tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus cases near 200,000 a day Australia finds nasal spray which could fight CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.59pm GMT The number of coronavirus cases in the UK confirmed in laborator...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, Infectious Diseases, Gaza, South Australia, Gaza Strip, Ron Klain, Coronavirus, USUS CDC


Americans will hopefully begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as early as December 11, 'Warp Speed' advisor says

Some Americans could "hopefully" receive the vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as December 11 or 12, Moncef Slaoui said Dado Ruvic/Reuters Moncef Slaoui, the head of the White House "Operation Warp Speed" said on Sunday that some Americans will begin receiving the vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as December 11.  A panel of outside experts that advises the FDA is expected to meet on December 10 to discuss Pfizer's application for an emergency use authorization, but it's not clear how quickly FDA wo...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Trends, Cnn, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Jake Tapper, Moderna, Slaoui, Moncef Slaoui, Connor Perrett


Russia wants to distribute its questionable coronavirus vaccine to other countries: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to distribute its questionable Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries, Reuters reported Saturday. Russia first approved Sputnik V in August, but experts and health officials were skeptical the vaccine would work since it did not go through necessary phase 3 trials.  The Kremlin also kept important information relevant to the vaccine's success out of the public's eye. This included...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, International, Trends, G20, United States, G20 Summit, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kremlin, Reuters


Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Public Health, Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Associated Press, Pfizer


The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
Tags: Science, Nurses, White House, Trends, North Dakota, Fema, Healthcare, Air Force, US Air Force, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bismarck Tribune, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus


One map from the White House coronavirus task force shows just how bad the US outbreak is right now

Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the US Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House on November 19, 2020. White House Coronavirus Task Force The coronavirus is spreading all over the US, as temperatures fall, and more people gather indoors. On Thursday, both the CDC and the White House urged people to stay home this Thanksgiving, and keep celebrations single household affairs. In the White House press conference, Dr. Deborah Birx spoke in front of an alarming map which...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, Kinsa, Georgia Tech, University of Iowa, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID


Ben Carson says he took an unproven coronavirus treatment touted by MyPillow's CEO after testing positive for the disease

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks during a roundtable with President Donald Trump on June 15, 2020. Evan Vucci/AP Photo Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19 last week and took an herbal supplement that remains an unproven coronavirus treatment, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. Carson took oleandrin based on the advice of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has a financial stake in the company that develops the product. ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Minnesota, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Cnn, Hud, Fda, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Lindell, Carson, Housing and Urban Development


'Potentially catastrophic': Sen. Chris Murphy sounds the alarm on the Trump administration not briefing the Biden team on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Chris Murphy. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Trump administration told senators during a Thursday briefing that their vaccine team has not yet reached out to the Biden camp to begin coordination on vaccine rollout, Sen. Chris Murphy tweeted.  Murphy, who serves on the Senate's Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, called the lack of outreach 62 days before Inauguration Day "potentially catastrophic." Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently reported promising results from ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Connecticut, Commission, Food And Drug Administration, General Services Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinton


Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of clinical trials. Warp Speed plans to distribute doses as soon...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, New York Times, Wisconsin, World Health Organization, Michigan, Fda


Top US doctors are urging Trump to cooperate with Biden and share COVID-19 data 'to save countless lives'

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Vice President Mike Pence speak during an event about Operation Warp Speed, November 13, 2020 Carlos Barria/Reuters A trio of top US healthcare organizations have to President Donald Trump urging him to share critical coronavirus data with President-elect Joe Biden.  The president has so far refused to authorize or comply with any presidential transition, locking Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris out of access to top-level information. Th...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Transition, Washington Dc, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Kamala Harris, Ana, Trump, Ama


Trump Admin Taps Ex-Aide Fired for Ties to Far Right for Commission That Preserves Holocaust Memorials

In 2018, the Trump administration fired a White House speechwriter after he was revealed to have spoken at an annual far-right conference in 2016 attended by white supremacists, pseudoscientific quacks, contrarian academics, and other racists. This week, the White House nominated the same guy to a three-year term on a…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, History, Holocaust, Donald Trump, Trump, Alt Right, Heritage Sites, Xenophobia, Right Wing Extremism


U.S. Could See 2,000 Covid-19 Deaths Per Day by Christmas: Report

The U.S. could see 2,000 Americans dying per day by Christmas if strict new mitigation strategies aren’t adopted, according to warnings from doctors on the White House Coronavirus Task Force and a new report from CBS News. The alarming news comes as the U.S. reports 1,565 deaths from covid-19 on Tuesday alone, with…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Thanksgiving, Minnesota, Cbs News, Nurses, White House, Christmas, Joe Biden, Ptsd, Healthcare, Doctors, Wisconsin, Pfizer, Vaccines, Illinois


When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Both Moderna and Pfizer have recently delivered promising news that their coronavirus vaccines are highly effective, in large, diverse human trials. But that doesn't mean you're going to be able to get a shot before the end of 2020.  In all likelihood, the first coronavirus vaccines will begin rolling out to frontline workers and vulnerable populations in the last days of 2020, or possibly early 2021. By Memorial Day in late May, it's possible that...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, South Africa, New York Times, Vaccination, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Istanbul, Soweto, Ankara Turkey


Video shows GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown arguing after the Republican refused to wear a mask while speaking in the Senate

Sen Sherrod Brown, left, and Sen. Dan Sullivan, right, argue about face masks on the Senate floor. C-SPAN/YouTube Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio called out Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska for not wearing a face mask on the Senate floor on Monday.  Sullivan responded that he didn't need "instruction" from Brown on when to wear a mask. Watch footage of the exchange below. Brown and Sullivan's argument mirrors the debate many liberals and conservatives have had about mask wearin...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Science, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Alaska, News UK, Npr, Republican Party, Federal Reserve, North Carolina, Mike Lee, Pew Research Center, Brown


Trump's Favorite Covid Adviser: We're Really Not Doing Enough to Collaborate With the Virus

The Trump administration’s pseudoscience advocate on the White House coronavirus task force, Dr. Scott Atlas, is urging the population of Michigan to, uh, stage some sort of rebellion in solidarity with the novel coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, White House, Michigan, Trump, Lockdown, Pandemic, Quarantine, Scott Atlas, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Dr Scott Atlas


How the biotech upstart Moderna exploded into one of the most important startups of all time, creating a highly effective coronavirus vaccine

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel attends a meeting with President Donald Trump, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and pharmaceutical executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 2, 2020. Andrew Harnik/AP Images In its short corporate history, Moderna has grown accustomed to breaking records.A $450 million funding round in 2015 was a record for the biotech industry. Moderna raised even more the next year. And its 2018 initial public offering was the largest-ever for a biotech, ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, White House, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Teaser, Biotechnology, Robert Langer, Noubar Afeyan, Moderna, Cabinet Room, Andrew Dunn, Stéphane Bancel


Trump coronavirus advisor Scott Atlas urged people to 'rise up' against new restrictions in Michigan, then said he wasn't trying to encourage violence

Dr. Scott Atlas at the White House in October 2020. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images On Sunday, White House COVID-19 advisor Scott Atlas reacted to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's new COVID-19 measures by tweeting: "The only way this stops is if people rise up."  Atlas was quickly condemned for the remarks on Twitter, especially in light of the fact that the FBI recently foiled a far-right group's plot to kidnap Whitmer and overthrow the state government.  Three hours after his initial ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Atlas, News UK, Michigan, Trump, JIM WATSON, Nicholas Kamm, Scott Atlas, Azathoth


Trump: Biden Won But 'I Concede NOTHING!'

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that Democratic challenger Joe Biden won the election. He then agreed to a peaceful transition of power and wished good old “sleepy” Joe the best of luck during his White House tenure. Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, 2020 Election, 2020 Presidential Election, President Elect Joe Biden, The Tantruming Continues


20 million Americans could get a coronavirus vaccine next month, according to the head of Operation Warp Speed

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci 20 million Americans could receive a coronavirus vaccine in December, the top scientist involved in the US government's vaccine initiative said Friday. Moncef Slaoui said 25 million to 30 million Americans could be immunized each month after that.  That timeline is based on success for two leading vaccine candidates and a speedy c...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Biotech, Anthony Fauci, Health And Human Services, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi



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