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US officials believe Russia launched a disinformation campaign against the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to boost the status of its own: Report

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Russian intelligence is sowing disinformation about the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, the WSJ reported. Four foreign-owned outlets are disseminating info that questions the Pfizer vaccine's efficacy and safety. US intelligence believes this effort to undermine Pfizer is a way to bolster Russia's vaccine. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Russian...
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Russian intelligence has reportedly launched a disinformation campaign attacking the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Russian intelligence is sowing disinformation about the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, the WSJ reported. Four foreign-owned outlets are disseminating info that questions the Pfizer vaccine's efficacy and safety. US intelligence believes this effort to undermine Pfizer is a way to bolster Russia's vaccine. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Russian...
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Here is why booming bitcoin will never be a form of payment, according to 5 experts

The Bitcoin price has risen more than 340% this year, causing some analysts to label it a 'bubble' Dado Ruvic/Reuters As more institutions embrace bitcoin, some experts say the cryptocurrency is not well suited as a method of payment. Janet Yellen on Monday said bitcoin is "an extremely inefficient way of conducting transactions." Insider asked five experts whether they think bitcoin will see widespread use as a form of payment. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Befo...
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Bitcoin plunges as much as 17% as investors grow wary of record-breaking rally

Bitcoin has soared in 2021, but investors pulled back on Monday and Tuesday Dado Ruvic/Reuters The bitcoin price slumped to as low as $45,000 on Tuesday before recovering some ground.Other cryptocurrencies such as ether and XRP also plunged as cash fled the market.Investors have second-guessed the recent market rally, with tech stocks also tumbling.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.The bitcoin price briefly plunged as much as 17% on Tuesday to below $4...
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The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective, Israeli study finds

Sheba's research suggests an 85% reduction in symptomatic COVID-19 within 15 to 28 days. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The first dose of Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine is 85% effective, Reuters reported. The UK government has already prioritized the first dose scheme over the two-shot scheme. The European Medicines Agency and the FDA are against delaying the second vaccine dose, however. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The first dose of Pfizer and BioNTech's cor...
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Seattle health workers raced to inject 1,600 coronavirus vaccine doses in the middle of the night to whomever they could find after a freezer failed

Dado Ruvic/Reuters A freezer mishap resulted in a frantic effort to administer more than 1,600 vaccines overnight in Seattle, The Washington Post reported. Hundreds of people stood in the street in their robes and pajamas after Seattle's Swedish Health Services tweeted at 11 p.m. that it had vaccines that were about to expire within hours. Workers administered all the shots on time, and no doses went to waste. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Staff and volunteers at a S...
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Bitcoin is back above $36,000 but big investors are wary - Mark Cuban says crypto is 'exactly' like the dot-com bubble of the 1990s

The Bitcoin price has risen more than 340% this year, causing some analysts to label it a 'bubble' Dado Ruvic/Reuters The Bitcoin price recovered on Tuesday to around $36,000 after sliding to just over $30,000 on Monday, as cryptocurrency volatility continued. Superstar investor Mark Cuban said in a tweet the more than 340% rise in price in the last year is 'EXACTLY like the internet stock bubble' of the 1990s. Yet Cuban said Bitcoin and Ethereum could ride out the bubble bursting ...
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An influential expert panel just gave its blessing to Pfizer's 2-dose coronavirus shot, teeing up the FDA to authorize the US's first COVID-19 vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech got a vote of confidence Thursday. Dado Ruvic/Reuters A committee of more than 20 leading scientists and doctors on Thursday voted to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to grant emergency-use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in the US. Their vote is not binding, but the FDA is expected to follow their advice. An FDA decision could come soon. For more stories like this, sign up here for Business Insider...
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Americans could start getting COVID-19 vaccines as early as Friday, an FDA advisor says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The US could start giving COVID-19 vaccinations as early as Friday, according to James Hildreth, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vaccines advisor. If the FDA gives an emergency use authorization to Pfizer's vaccine after a meeting of experts Thursday, Americans could start taking the shot on Friday, Hildreth told NBC. "By the end of the day Thursday, there could be a decision made about the vaccine," he said. Hildreth sits on the committee that will advise the FDA ...
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A Wyoming health official involved in the state's COVID-19 response described vaccines as biological weapons and a plot to spread communism

Dado Ruvic/Reuters A Wyoming health official involved in the state's COVID-19 response described vaccines as biological weapons and a plot by Russia and China to spread communism worldwide. Igor Shepherd, the Readiness and Countermeasures Program Manager, referred to the "so-called pandemic" and said volunteers were part of communist plots to hurt the US. He made the comments at a November 10 event held by the Keep Colorado Free and Open group, which advocates for constitutional rights am...
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The UK approved Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, the first Western nation to give it the green light

Vaccines can't be rolled out in a country until its drug regulator has scrutinized and approved it. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The UK regulator on Wednesday approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by the US Pharma giant Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech. The approval makes the UK the first western nation to approve one of the several vaccines in the late stages of development. The UK government said that the vaccine will be made available next week. Pfizer and BioNTech started developing the experim...
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Coronavirus vaccine research and distribution plans overlook an important, growing group: people who already got sick

Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK government's Vaccine Taskforce, starts her Novavax trial at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images US public-health experts aren't sure when Americans who've survived the coronavirus will be eligible for a vaccine. Some leading trials — including Moderna's — excluded anyone with a history of coronavirus infection, so researchers don't yet know how a vaccine would affect those people. Without that data, experts say...
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