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WHO tells wealthy countries to stop giving out booster shots until poorer nations get more vaccines

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images The WHO is calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine boosters through the end of September. Some wealthy nations have begun booster campaigns while low-income countries are still largely unvaccinated. Israel, Germany, and France already have third shots rolling out or coming soon for certain groups. See more stories on Insider's business page. As some countries struggle to g...
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House Republicans published a report blaming the COVID-19 outbreak on a Chinese lab leak, but the US intelligence community has yet to back the theory

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee released a report blaming COVID-19 on a lab leak. The theory has been gaining popularity but has not been backed by the US intelligence committee. The report theorizes that lab workers were accidentally infected in unsafe working conditions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee released a repo...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, House, News UK, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Financial Times, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sen Tom Cotton, Coronavirus, COVID


The pandemic is worsening mental health for women, middle-aged adults, a new survey finds

Throughout the pandemic, multiple surveys and studies have indicated that mental health has declined for a number of groups and populations. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Mental health challenges have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey from the University of Michigan has quantified some of the effects. Women and US adults ages 50 to 64 have reported worsening mental health during the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, experts...
Tags: Science, News, Study, US, Trends, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Healthcare, Who, World Health Organization, University Of Michigan, Kaiser Family Foundation, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Reed Alexander


Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to embed microchips in people's skulls and get robots to perform brain surgery

Elon Musk. Win McNamee/Getty Images Neuralink is one of Elon Musk's strange and futuristic portfolio of companies. Neuralink developing neural interface technology - a.k.a. putting microchips into people's brains. The technology could help study and treat neurological disorders. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Elon Musk is known for his high-profile companies like Tesla and SpaceX, but the billionaire also has a handful of unusual ventures. One them, he say...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Trends, Neuroscience, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, World Health Organization, Ai, Jackson, Google Ventures, Pong, University Of California, Wall Street Journal


UK to Drop Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Tourists From U.S. and EU

The United Kingdom is preparing to drop covid-19 restrictions that require visitors from the U.S. and European Union to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, according to several newspapers in England. Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Medicine, Eu, European Union, Itv, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Immunology, British Airways, Tropical Diseases, Virgin Atlantic, Medical Records


CDC: The coronavirus could be 'just a few mutations' away from evading vaccines

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The coronavirus is "just a few mutations potentially away" from evading current COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC said. Coronavirus cases have been surging in the US, fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The more transmission, the more opportunity for the virus to replicate and gain dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be just a few mutations away from evading existing ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Cambridge, Pennsylvania State University, Burlington Vermont


Plague Inc. creators turned the Olympics into a superspreader event to help players understand the real risk of outbreaks at the games

"In Plague Inc, the Olympics has the potential to be a superspreader event for a disease outbreak," game creator James Vaughan told Insider. Plague Inc, Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images In the popular game Plague Inc. holding the Olympics during a disease outbreak is a great way to end humanity. The situation in Tokyo is more nuanced than in the game, but it is still risky to hold the Olympics now, especially with the Delta variant. "Obviously, our game is just a game, but it still helps pe...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Trends, Delta, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Ioc, Ndemic Creations, Plague Inc, Vaughan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, James Vaughan, International Olympics Committee, Tokyo 2020, Hilary Brueck


Fauci says fully vaccinated people 'might want to consider' wearing a mask indoors as a precaution against the Delta variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts a face mask. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool Fully vaccinated Americans may "want to consider" masks indoors, Dr. Fauci said. Fauci said the Delta variant had an "extraordinary capability of transmitting from person to person." More fully vaccinated Americans are catching COVID-19, albeit with milder, or no, symptoms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US' t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Las Vegas, Mask, Anthony Fauci


Coronavirus live news: China rejects stage two of WHO origins probe; two more athletes test positive in Tokyo

Shinzo Abe ‘not attending’ opening ceremony in Tokyo; US president says it is ‘gigantically important’ that Americans get vaccinated; YouTube removes Bolsonaro videosStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fears‘Never thought this would happen in France’: day one of vaccine passFiji records its highest number of weekly deaths from CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.15am BST China has rejected a World Health Organization plan for a second phase of an investigation into the or...
Tags: Japan, Science, Youtube, France, China, US, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Shinzo Abe, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Ohio, Biden, Wuhan


Migration and Covid deaths depriving poorest nations of health workers

Fragile health systems are at risk due to high numbers of medical staff leaving to work in richer countries, say expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe loss of frontline health workers dying of Covid around the globe, is being compounded in the hospitals of developing nations by trained medical staff leaving to help in the pandemic effort abroad, according to experts.With new Covid waves in Africa, and with Latin America and Asia facing unrelenting health emergenc...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, Africa, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Migration, Global development, World Health Organization, Latin America, Migration And Development, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus


Striking map shows the vaccination divide between a few rich countries and the rest of the world

A woman receives a coronavirus vaccine. John Moore/Getty Images Richer countries have bought and administered significantly more vaccines than other countries. A map from Our World In Data shows the huge disparity. Experts warn this gap will result in many deaths and prolong the pandemic for the world. See more stories on Insider's business page. A map shows the huge difference in vaccination rights between some rich countries and the rest of the world.The graph, produced by Max Roser ...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, World Health Organization, South America, North America, Roser, John Moore Getty, Max Roser, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk


'We're getting further away from the end than we should be': Public health experts warn the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over

Transit passengers wear face masks as they disembark the Metro C Line, formerly Green Line, light rail train alongside the 105 Freeway at the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange during rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, California on July 16, 2021. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in all 50 states, a CNN analysis found. Some areas are reinstating protective measures like mask mandates to curb the spread of the virus. Public health experts are warni...
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WHO chief said it was 'premature' to dismiss the coronavirus lab-leak theory because 'lab accidents happen'

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images The WHO chief appeared to shift his stance on the likelihood that the coronavirus leaked from a lab. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday: "Lab accidents happen. It's common." WHO had said it was "extremely unlikely" that the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the World Health Organization said there'...
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The WHO chief said it was 'premature' to dismiss the COVID-19 lab leak theory because 'lab accidents happen'

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images The WHO chief appear to shift his stance on the likelihood that COVID-19 came from a lab. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted on Thursday: "Lab accidents happen. It's common." The WHO previously said it was "extremely unlikely" that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese laboratory. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the World Health Organization said there was...
Tags: Science, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Afp, Tedros, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Thomas Colson, Coronavirus


You can catch the Delta variant when fully vaccinated, but symptoms will likely be mild or non-existent, data suggests

A married couple after getting their first dose of Moderna vaccine on February 2, 2021 in Fontana, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Infections among vaccinated people have been reported more often with the rise of the Delta variant. However, data suggests that these infections are milder than in unvaccinated people. The shots are holding up well at their main job - preventing hospitalization and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the Delta v...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, California, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, World Health Organisation WHO


Tracking COVID-19 across Europe

According to the World Health Organization, a third wave of COVID infections is now all but inevitable in Europe. A COVID tracker developed by IIASA researcher Asjad Naqvi, aims to identify, collect, and collate various official regional datasets for European countries, while also combining and homogenizing the data to help researchers and policymakers explore how the virus spreads.
Tags: Europe, Science, World Health Organization, IIASA, Asjad Naqvi


Genetically Modified Babies Are Still a Bad Idea, WHO Committee Concludes

An expert committee says heritable genome editing of humans is still too risky and that the World Health Organization should take on a leading role when it comes to regulating this emerging biotechnology.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Articles, World Health Organization, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioethics, Molecular Biology, Gene Therapy, Genome Editing, Emerging Technologies, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Hank Greely, Leonard Zon, Soumya Swaminathan, He Jiankui


Countries are worried that COVID-19 vaccines might be starting to wear off. Despite some concerning signs, it's not yet clear if that's the case.

Patients waiting for their a third dose of coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer has suggested that data coming out of Israel means vaccine immunity could be waning. But experts told Insider the data is not conclusive. Even if immunity did wane, vaccines would continue to protect against severe disease, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health authorities are beginning to explore plans for third doses of coronavirus vacc...
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WHO warns of ‘chaos’ if individuals mix Covid vaccines

Chief scientist says organisation is awaiting data on studies combining vaccines but that health agencies can make decision to mix shotsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization’s chief scientist has advised individuals against mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, saying such decisions should be left to public health authorities.“It’s a little bit of a dangerous trend here,” Soumya Swaminathan told an online briefing on Monday after a question a...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Soumya Swaminathan, Coronavirus


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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Health campaigners call for an end to the use of the word leper

Derogatory use of the “L-word” has increased during Covid and is said to be further marginalising people with the curable diseaseHealth campaigners are calling for an end to the use of the word leper, saying the language frequently used by politicians and others during the pandemic has made people with leprosy even more marginalised.The metaphor of the socially outcast “leper” has been used often, whether in media reports on stigma against early Covid-19 patients or by politicians in Italy and B...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Italy, Microbiology, Global development, Brazil, World Health Organization


Kenya in rush to vaccinate 4m children as measles cases surge

WHO reports measles outbreaks in eight African countries amid huge fall-off in jabs during CovidKenya has restarted its vaccination programme in an effort to tackle the re-emergence of measles, which has surged in the country during the Covid restrictions.A 10-day campaign against highly contagious measles and rubella has begun to target 4 million children aged nine months to five years in 22 of Kenya’s 47 counties where outbreaks are highest. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Africa, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, MMR, Global development, Kenya, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, CovidKenya


Getting vaccinated is 'the most patriotic thing you can do,' Biden said, as the US missed its goal to inoculate 70% of adults by July 4

President Joe Biden at a Fourth of July BBQ event at the White House South Lawn. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated at his July 4 speech at the White House. It came as the US missed its target of getting 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4. The highly-infectious Delta variant is also rapidly spreading across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden said during July Fourth celebrations on Sunday that getting vaccinated is "the m...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Delta, World Health Organization, Biden, Anthony Fauci, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, White House South Lawn


Vaccines ‘outpaced by variants’, WHO warns, as Delta now in 98 countries

Proposals to extend Covid jabs to children in west would delay worldwide rollout, say experts, and allow deadly variants to develop elsewhereCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRich nations are sharing vaccines with low-income countries too slowly to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of Covid, risking millions of lives, the head of the World Health Organization has warned.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the WHO, said the sharing of vaccines wa...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Delta, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus


6 fully vaccinated people died of COVID-19 in the world's most vaccinated nation, health officials said. All had underlying health conditions.

A medical personnel holds a box of the first dose of the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine produced by Sinopharm at the Seychelles Hospital in Victoria, on January 10, 2021. RASSIN VANNIER/AFP/Getty Images Six fully-vaccinated people have died in Seychelles, Jude Gedeon, public health commissioner, said. Five had received Covishield, an India-made version of AstraZeneca's shot, and one had Sinopharm. All of those who died had underlying health conditions, Gedeon said. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Science, News, China, India, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Oxford University, Seychelles


Mark Zuckerberg knows how bad Facebook's misinformation problem is because the White House has told him directly

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Facebook is "a giant source" of vaccine misinformation. In a call with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Klain pressed the social media giant to "do better." "This is a life or death situation," Klain told NYT's Kara Swisher on her podcast "Sway." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is facing harsh criticism from President B...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg, Misinformation


Graphs show where the Delta variant is surging fastest in the US, with huge spikes in Missouri, Colorado, Utah, and Arkansas

A man receives a nasal swab COVID-19 test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport . Mario Tama/Getty Images The number of people infected with the Delta variant has sky-rocketed in four US states, a virus expert said. Delta was now the most common virus strain in Missouri, Utah, Colorado, and Arkansas, Trevor Bedford said. Bedford co-developed Nextstrain, a data platform used by the World Health Organization that tracks virus outbreaks. See more stories o...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Utah, UK, Science, News, Colorado, US, Trends, Missouri, Arkansas, Healthcare, Delta, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Alpha


The original coronavirus strain has almost disappeared in the US. One chart shows how variants took over.

A mobile COVID-19 vaccination center in Bolton, England, on June 9, 2021. Peter Byrne/PA Images/Getty Images Coronavirus variants have largely replaced the original strain, rendering it essentially obsolete. The Alpha variant took over as the US's dominant strain in April. Delta could replace it soon. Scientists aren't sure whether more contagious variants will evolve from the dominant ones. See more stories on Insider's business page. Viruses will do what it takes to survive ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Scotland, US, Trends, Spain, Delta, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Mutations, Public Health England, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Starr, Gene Sequencing, Pennsylvania State University


CDC director says vaccinated people are 'safe' from Delta variant and don't need to mask up despite WHO guidance

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in the US. NBC News Vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in the US, the CDC Director said Wednesday. The World Health Organization last week urged vaccinated people to wear masks amid the spread of the Delta variant. But vaccinated people are "safe" from all variants spreading in the US, the director said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rochelle Walenksy, the director of the Centers fo...
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