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A COVID-19 test result means nothing if you don't stay home and isolate for days before taking it

Boots You should self-isolate for 5 to 7 days before getting tested for COVID-19 and stay home until you get your results. That might require quarantining after a possible exposure or planning ahead before traveling. Testing too early, or seeing people while you wait to get tested, means your results won't catch your most recent exposures. Going out into the world before you get your results back could also invalidate a negative test. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If...
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Hundreds of New Yorkers descended on a vaccination site after a Facebook post said there were over 400 spare shots

A pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California. Patrick T. Fallon / AFP via Getty Images A Facebook post said there were more than 400 extra vaccine doses available in New York City for walk-in appointments that needed to be used before 7pm. Swarms of New Yorkers lined up at Brooklyn Grand Army Terminal seeking the...
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Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

Elderly Florida residents have dealt with long lines and wait times during the vaccine rollout. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Florida is offering COVID-19 vaccines to adults aged 65 and up, and it's not requiring proof of residency. Some part-time residents and well-connected people from out of state are flying south to get their shots. The governor discouraged vaccine tourism, but he said it's OK for out-of-staters who winter in Florida to get vaccinated. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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A COVID-19 test result means nothing if you don't isolate before and after

Boots You should self-isolate for 5 to 7 days before getting tested for COVID-19 and stay home until you get your results. That might require quarantining after a possible exposure or planning ahead before traveling. Testing too early, or seeing people while you wait to get tested, means your results won't catch your most recent exposures. Going out into the world before you get your results back could also invalidate a negative test. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Testing, Healthcare, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Swaminathan, Quarantine, Susie Neilson, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention During, Andrea Michelson, Anand Swaminathan


People are randomly getting vaccinated at pharmacies because of extra doses that need to be used before they expire

Vials of undiluted Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to administer to staff and residents at a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Non-priority people are getting vaccinated ahead of schedule when pharmacies have extra doses thawed. In some cases, vaccine providers are faced with the decision to throw out extra doses when they expire or give them to random people. Other times, confusion about the amoun...
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Georgia confirms its first case of more the contagious COVID-19 variant on Election Day

Boots An 18-year-old male was the first Georgia resident to test positive for the new B117 variant of COVID-19. The variant was first discovered in the UK last month and is believed to be more contagious than the original virus. Cases of this variant have also been found in New York, California, Colorado, and Florida. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Georgia Department of Health announced that an 18-year-old male was the state's first case of the new, more contagiou...
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The more contagious UK variant of COVID-19 has been found in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seen attending a press conference on September 29, 2020. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty A man living in upstate New York has tested positive for a new variant of the coronavirus that is believed to be more contagious. The new variant was first detected in the UK last month and was found in Southern California last week. The variant has also been found in Colorado and Florida. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The new, likely mo...
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Stanford Medicine accidentally vaccinated non-frontline workers over the weekend

Getty/David Greedy Some non-clinical Stanford Medicine faculty and researchers mistakenly got the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of schedule this weekend. Stanford Hospital offered walk-in vaccine appointments over the weekend and some affiliates thought they may be eligible to receive excess doses. There was not actually an excess supply of vaccines, but an unconfirmed number of non-clinical staff got their shots anyway. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some Stanford Medicine ...
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3 at-home rapid coronavirus tests are hitting the market. Here's how to get them and use them.

Ellume and Abbott Laboratories expect to deliver millions of at-home COVID-19 tests in 2021. Ellume, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Andrea Michelson One thing to look forward to in 2021 is the rollout of rapid coronavirus tests you can take at home. Lucira Health, Ellume, and most recently Abbott Laboratories have been granted emergency use authorization for fully at-home COVID-19 tests. The companies expect the tests will be available in early 2021, but it's possible they won't be in widespread use u...
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Dr. Fauci said up to 90% of population needs to get vaccinated for herd immunity against virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci clarified his "guesstimate" and said that between 70 to 85% of the population should be vaccinated to reach herd immunity against the coronavirus.  "We all have to be honest and humble, nobody really knows for sure, but I think 70-85% for herd immunity for COVID-19 is a reasonable estimate," he said on CNN's "Sta...
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Dr. Fauci says up to 90% of population needs to get vaccinated for herd immunity against virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said that it could take up to 90% of the US population to get vaccinated to reach herd immunity against the coronavirus.  "We really don't know what the real number is," Fauci said in an interview with The New York Times. "I think the real range is somewhere between 70 to 90 percent. But, I'm not going to say 90 ...
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Coronavirus vaccines don't contain microchips. Here's what's actually in the shots.

A nurse prepares a coronavirus vaccine shot developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., July 2020. Hans Pennink/AP The coronavirus vaccine does not contain a microchip, contrary to a widely-shared conspiracy theory. The false claim that says Bill Gates is plotting to use the vaccine to track people via microchip may have come from a Facebook video containing altered and out-of-context interviews. The vaccine actually contains a tiny piece of genetic material encased in...
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3 ways Head Start childcare programs have prevented COVID-19 outbreaks while serving thousands of kids

Next Door Childcare centers have been able to stay open with limited coronavirus cases, a recent CDC report found. The report surveyed programs in eight states and found mask-wearing and social distancing by kids and staff helped them avoid outbreaks. Eliminating shared spaces and food, as well implementing screening and cleaning protocols, also helped keep the centers safe. Even when the centers had to close due to isolated cases, they continued to provide resources to families. Visit Bu...
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The CDC wants to text you to see if the coronavirus vaccine is safe in the real world

How V-SAFE, a new vaccine monitoring program from CDC, will work for coronavirus vaccines. A panel of experts is meeting today to advise the FDA on whether to approve Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. They're also discussing plans for evaluating the safety and efficacy of the vaccine going forward. One monitoring system created by the CDC, called V-SAFE, will follow up with vaccine recipients via text if they opt in. The V-SAFE health checks are designed to keep tabs on va...
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Russians have been told not to drink for 2 months after getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Getty Images A Russian health official told citizens they shouldn't drink alcohol two weeks before and six weeks after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There's no evidence suggesting any relationship between alcohol consumption and vaccine efficacy, although booze has been found to weaken the immune system. An American expert said the Russian recommendation was too extreme and may deter people from getting the vaccine. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Russians are outraged...
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A nurse in the Pfizer vaccine trial said her side effects were so bad she worried she had the virus - but it was worth it

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images Kristen Choi, a nurse who participated in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial, reported a high fever, nausea, and fatigue after her second shot. Her side effects signaled an immune reaction, which is the point of getting a vaccine. Choi said getting the vaccine was worth it despite the unpleasant reaction. Healthcare systems and governments should support people throughout the vaccination process, experts said. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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Photos show what happens when you get severe COVID-19 and why you don't want to get it now

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images As coronavirus cases continue to surge nationwide, people might not be thinking of what's going on in hospitals as they disregard public health recommendations. The harsh reality is that many COVID-19 patients suffer painful symptoms and invasive treatments without loved ones by their side. Here's what it looks like to get ho...
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UK approves its first vaccine

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hi,The UK has approved Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to give a vaccine an OK. The plan is to make the vaccine available next week. In the European Union and US, an official OK might still be a few weeks away as regulatory bodies ...
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Healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents should get a coronavirus vaccine first, according to US health officials

Lisa Taylor receives a COVID-19 vaccination from RN Jose Muniz with the help of Karenda Palmer, a staff member, as she takes part in a vaccine study at Research Centers of America on August 07, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Tuesday to recommend that healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents should receive a coronavirus vaccine first. Vaccinating healthcare workers first would allow them to ...
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A 3rd coronavirus vaccine works

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Another Monday, another batch of vaccine results. This time: AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford shared that their coronavirus vaccine was 70% effective on average. That comes on the heels of Pfizer and its partner BioNTech and Moderna both sharing last week that their coronavirus vaccines were 95% and 94.5% effective, respectively. Moncef Slaoui, the scientific head of Operation Warp Speed, is anticipating things will move quickly from here. He s...
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How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

The invention of the bifurcated needle allowed more efficient vaccine delivery. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn't licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began just a few months after the first case ...
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Restaurants and gyms were COVID-19 superspreader sites when the pandemic began, cellphone data reveals

A waiter delivers food to a table at Chelsea Square Restaurant as New York City restaurants open for limited capacity indoor dining on October 1, 2020 in New York. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Researchers mapped people's movements based on cellphone data to study the spread of the coronavirus. Restaurants, gyms, and hotels were among the riskiest spots, but reducing occupancy could help decrease the infection rate. The model also accurately predicted higher infection rates in low-in...
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A simulation of coronavirus spread in a classroom found kids in the back corners were safest. Here's why.

High school students in a social distanced classroom. RichLegg/Getty Images In a classroom model of coronavirus spread, the back corners of the room were safest from aerosol particles. The combination of open windows and air conditioning removed about 69% of aerosol particles from the classroom. Glass shields installed at desks, when combined with distancing, also helped reduce particle transmission. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a simulation of coronavirus spread ...
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Experts say Amy Coney Barrett's nomination could threaten IVF. Here's why.

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett attends the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 13, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Reuters Amy Coney Barrett has a history of supporting anti-choice groups that believe in fetal personhood. Legislation that recognizes embryos as legal persons would complicate standard procedures involved in IVF. Freezing embryos and performing genetic testing, as well as discarding unused ...
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Coronavirus social bubbles might pop this winter. Here's why small gatherings aren't as safe as you may think.

Wearing masks indoors can mitigate the risk of small gatherings. 2K Studio/Getty Images Small gatherings are an increasingly common setting for coronavirus transmission. If you're going to gather indoors, maintain a small and strict bubble and don't be afraid to ask the hard questions. Holiday celebrations and cold weather may pose challenges to bubbles, so it's important to practice safety measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
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Top fertility doctors oppose Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, warning it could threaten access to IVF, contraception, and abortion

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The editors of Fertility and Sterility published a letter opposing the seating of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett's belief that life begins at fertilization could lead her to rule against access to contraception and safe fertility treatments. Medical journals have recently been commenting on political issues when they believe there is a threa...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, US, Trends, Fertility, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Contraception, Ivf, Reproductive Health, Donald Trump, Birth Control, Feinberg, New England Journal of Medicine, Roe


Trump is taking dexamethasone, a steroid that can give patients a false sense of recovery followed by a crash

President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he tours a medical lab on July 27, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is receiving dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, along with a pair of experimental treatments for COVID-19. Acute euphoria is a known side effect of the steroid. Dexamethasone is meant to “keep things at bay,” so Trump will still have to fight off the virus as the steroid runs its course. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Trump...
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Trump is set to leave the hospital, but his physician said the medical team won't breathe a 'deep sigh of relief' for another full week

President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House on July 11, 2020. Reuters President Trump is scheduled to leave Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday evening and continue his medical care at the White House. He's taking two coronavirus therapies typically reserved for patients with severe illness. Trump's physician said the president "may not entirely be out of the woods" and that doctors will wait another week before they "take that final deep sigh of relief." Visit Bus...
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Trump told Americans: 'Don't be afraid of COVID.' Here's why his odds are better than almost anyone else of his age and condition.

US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on July 15, 2020, as he travels to Atlanta. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump announced early Friday morning that he tested positive for the coronavirus. He has since received two experimental treatments and a steroid at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and he expects to be discharged Monday evening. Although Trump’s age, weight, and sex put him at a higher risk of developing ...
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Trump has better odds against COVID-19 than most Americans because he is white, wealthy, with access to the best care

US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on July 15, 2020, as he travels to Atlanta. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump announced early Friday morning that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Although Trump’s age, weight, and sex put him at a higher risk of developing serious symptoms, his race and socioeconomic status work in his favor. The president was diagnosed early and, as a VIP patient, will have access to top medical c...
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