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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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Louisiana has a higher rate of COVID-19 infections than any country in the world

The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Chris Graythen/Getty Images Louisiana has an average daily case rate of 89 COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people. That number is higher than that of any US state, or country in the world. Florida and Arkansas also rank in the top 5 highest infection rates worldwide. See more stories on Insider's business page. Louisiana has become a national coronavirus hotspot in this wave of the pandemic, with soaring case rates and an "exponential" surge ...
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What to do if you're exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

People make their way down the aisle at the Farmers Market in Irvine Regional Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Irvine, CA. Restrictions are lifted at most businesses, and Californians fully vaccinated for COVID-19 can go without masks in most settings. Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomat...
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A White House official and a Pelosi aide both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) arrives for an event on Capitol Hill on April 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh A White House official and an aide to Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception last week, per Axios. The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators around the Capitol this week. A vaccinated member of Congress and several vaccinated Congressional staffers have also contracted the virus, the Office of Attending Phys...
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A White House official and a Pelosi aide both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending same reception

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) arrives for an event on Capitol Hill on April 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh A White House official and an aide to Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID-19, per Axios. The Pelosi aide led a group of Texas state Democratic legislators around the Capitol this week. The White House official and the Pelosi aide attended the same reception last week. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. A Biden White House official and an aide to...
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3 Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state to block GOP bills tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, DC

Al Drago/Getty Images Texas House Democrats fled the state earlier this week to block GOP bills. Three of the lawmakers, all of whom were vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 while in DC. It is rare but possible for vaccinated people to get COVID-19, but cases are typically mild. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday while in Washington, DC, the Texas House Democratic Caucus...
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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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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...
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South Korea bans fast-paced music in gyms and limits treadmill speeds to a walk as COVID-19 cases soar

People exercise at a gym in Seoul on July 13, 2021, as South Korea announced implementation of level 4 social distancing measures amid concerns of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images South Korea is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. Health officials have asked gym-goers to slow down in attempt to curb the spread. Some experts are skeptical that capping music and treadmill speeds will be effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. S...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just got a second Moderna shot after getting his first COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives his second dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a pharmacy in Ottawa, Ontario, July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He got a shot of the Moderna vaccine to follow his first AstraZeneca shot. Mixing vaccine doses is currently allowed in Canada, but not approved in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canadian Prime ...
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The Delta variant infected almost everyone at a 'superspreader' party in Australia - except the 6 vaccinated people

Prime Minister Scott Morrison seen on November 16, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Darrian Traynor/Getty Images Almost all of the guests at a birthday party near Sydney later tested positive for COVID-19. The six fully vaccinated guests remained healthy. Only 5% of Australians are fully vaccinated, leaving the population vulnerable to the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. A birthday party in Australia has been called a "superspreader" event after 24 out of 30 gu...
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Harvard and MIT researchers created a face mask that tests your breath for COVID-19

The wFDCF face mask can be integrated into any standard face mask. The wearer pushes a button on the mask that releases a small amount of water into the system, which provides results within 90 minutes. Wyss Institute at Harvard University Researchers at Harvard and MIT pioneered a biosensor that can test for COVID-19. The sensor is small enough to embed inside a face mask and provides results in 90 minutes. The technology could be used to test for other pathogens in the next pandemic. See...
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Fauci opened up about the hate mail he receives, with people calling him Hitler and sending death threats to his wife and daughters

Pool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about the harassment he faces on a recent New York Times podcast. The infectious disease expert has been called a fascist and received death threats targeting his family. Fauci chalked up the most extreme comments to politicized misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci has received an overwhelming amount of public attention in the past year and a half, and it would be an understatement to say it...
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A 'supertaster' gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter flavors may also help protect against COVID-19

Getty Images The T2R38 gene makes people more sensitive to bitter tastes and also enhances immune function. It has been linked to stronger immunity against infections. Research suggests that includes COVID-19. "Supertasters" with two copies of the gene may be less likely to get COVID-19 and develop severe illness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Despite performing countless procedures that increased his risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Dr. Henry P. Barham has not gott...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Trends, Immune System, Taste, Louisiana, Adalja, Amesh Adalja, Barham, Bahram, ENT, Baton Rouge General, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Andrea Michelson


Teens in Moderna's vaccine trial share their experiences and mild side effects as data show the shot is effective in younger people

Ella Bates participated in a clinical trial of the Moderna vaccine in March. Cristy Bates Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine appears to be highly effective in teens. Insider spoke with four teens who volunteered for Moderna's vaccine study in March. The volunteers are still waiting to find out if they got the vaccine or a placebo. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the teens who participated in Moderna's latest COVID-19 vaccine study, the scariest thing about the clin...
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Scientists partially restored a blind man's vision using gene therapy and goggles

One volunteer could perceive blurry objects with the goggles on. Sahel, et al; Nature Medicine Scientists used a technique called optogenetics to help a blind man see. The treatment combined gene therapy with light-sensing cells and special goggles. The first successful use of the treatment let one man perceive blurry objects with the goggles on. See more stories on Insider's business page. After 13 years of work, a team of scientists have reached a major milestone in treating genetic ...
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Deadly fungi are becoming drug-resistant, and it's the next big public health threat, experts say

Scientific illustration of Candida auris. Kateryna Kon/Getty Image Some fungi have recently evolved drug resistance, to the concern of scientists. Fungi like C. auris infect the most vulnerable patients with compromised immune systems. COVID-19 treatments can leave hospitalized patients defenseless against superbugs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Before scientists knew about COVID-19, drug-resistant germs dominated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's lis...
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What teenagers and parents need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine, from side effects to dosing, according to experts

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Ridley High School in Pennsylvania on May, 3, 2021 as part of a clinic for students age 16-18. Daily Times/Getty Images Kids aged 12 to 15 may be able to get their COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week. Young people have robust immune systems, so teens should prepare for side effects. If your child wants to return to school, play sports, and see their friends, get ready to book their shot. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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What it's like to get COVID-19 after a vaccine, according to people who had 'breakthrough' infections

A patient receives an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective, but a rare few fully vaccinated people have gotten sick. "Breakthrough" infections are typically mild and may be less contagious than regular cases. To completely prevent infections, more of the population needs to get vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Karlee Camme was supposed to see her grandparents for the...
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GOP doctors in Congress are targeting vaccine hesitancy with a video that says the shot will help 'end the government's restrictions on our freedoms'

Rep. Larry Bucshon, a Republican and a doctor, appears in the PSA video. House Television via AP Polls show Republicans are more likely to not want a COVID-19 vaccine. A group of GOP lawmakers, who are also doctors, are encouraging people to get the shot. Vaccine hesitancy could stop or slow the US from reaching herd immunity, experts say. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who identify as Republicans are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, prompting GOP lawmaker...
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Your COVID-19 vaccine works even if you don't feel any side effects - here's why

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Not everyone gets side effects after their COVID-19 vaccinations. You're still protected even if you don't have a noticeable reaction. Immune systems vary, but the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are highly effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the day of your second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. You make sure to stock u...
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Biden is set to loosen the rules for wearing masks outside, report says

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden is expected to announce updated mask-wearing guidance Tuesday, sources told CNN. The update will likely address whether fully vaccinated people need to wear masks outside. The risk of transmitting the coronavirus is much lower outdoors, and likely even lower for vaccinated folks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans can expect updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on outd...
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Biden is set to loosen guidelines for wearing masks outside, report says

President Joe Biden Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Joe Biden is expected to announce updated mask-wearing guidance Tuesday, sources told CNN. The update will likely address whether fully vaccinated people need to wear masks outside. The risk of transmitting the coronavirus is much lower outdoors, and likely even lower for vaccinated folks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans can expect updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on outd...
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A man who got his first COVID-19 vaccine a year ago in Moderna's clinical trial just received his third shot - and he's feeling great

Ian Haydon was one of the first people to try out Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, as part of the company's phase 1 trial, with first and second doses administered in April and May of 2020. Ian Haydon Ian Haydon got his first Moderna shot in a clinical trial more than a year ago. He's now participating in a trial to determine whether a booster shot would be safe to take. Haydon has posted about his experience on social media and said he's been amazed at the responses. See more s...
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You don't always have to wear a mask outside. Experts share 'really simple' ways to know when you need one and when you don't.

People wearing masks outdoors in New York Noam Galai/Getty Images You don't need to wear a mask whenever you step outside. If you're exercising alone it's perfectly fine to go maskless. Just bring your mask along and be prepared to pull it up if you meet others while you're out and about. See more stories on Insider's business page. Don Milton is as serious as they come about wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from person to person.As one of the world's...
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It's pointless to wear a surgical mask over a fabric mask - the other way around is most effective, study finds

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, double masked during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on November 19, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Double masking can improve your protection against the coronavirus. Layering a cloth mask over a surgical mask can improve the fit while maintaining good filtration. However, wearing a surgical mask over a cloth mask does not provide any added benefit. See more stories on Insider's...
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Getting COVID-19 doesn't always protect young people from reinfection, study finds

Members of U.S. Air Force prepare to receive the first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine United States Forces Korea/Getty Images Getting COVID-19 doesn't guarantee protection from reinfection. In one study, around 10% of Marine recruits who previously had COVID-19 were reinfected. Those who had antibodies were about five times less likely to get infected than those who didn't have them. See more stories on Insider's business page. A positive COVID-19 test comes with a tenuo...
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Subtle signs you have a blood clot, and what to do about it

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at the Foch hospital in Suresnes. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images Blood clots have been reported in a small minority of people after receiving COVID-19 vaccines by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Clots can cause problems if they block an important vein or artery. Symptoms of clots include shortness of breath, swelling, and severe and persistent headaches. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blood clots...
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How to spot the symptoms of a blood clot

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at the Foch hospital in Suresnes. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images Blood clots are a rare but possible side effect of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. Clots can cause problems if they block an important vein or artery. Symptoms of clots include shortness of breath, swelling, and severe and persistent headaches. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blood clots are an extremely rare but serious side effect...
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Insider Cannabis: New York finally legalizes adult-use marijuana

Employees tend to medical cannabis plants at Pharmocann, an Israeli medical cannabis company in northern Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Happy Friday readers,What a week. The big news was New York's legalization of adult-use cannabis. The day after state lawma...
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