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CDC advisors voted in favor of Pfizer boosters for older Americans - but against extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA

A shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images An advisory committee to the CDC voted 15 to 0 to recommend Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and long term care facility (nursing home) residents on Thursday. They also voted to recommend booster shots for all adults with underlying medical conditions. The advisors voted 9-6 against recommending booster doses for adults who are "in an occupational or institutional setting" that puts t...
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NIH director says it would be a surprise if booster shots aren't expanded to more people in 'next few weeks'

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), holds up a model of the coronavirus. Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said he would be surprised if the general population was not offered booster shots in upcoming weeks. "I will be surprised if boosters are not recommended for people under 65 going forward in the next few weeks," Collins said on "Fox News Sunday." His comments come after an expert pane; for the FDA recommended the third...
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Horse owners are struggling to buy ivermectin as Americans scramble for the unproven COVID-19 treatment and Amazon sellers cash in by gouging prices, reports say

Horse owners are struggling to find ivermectin as some Americans purchase the drug to self-medicate against COVID-19. Getty Images Ivermectin, a "dangerous" and unproven COVID-19 treatment, is mainly used as a livestock dewormer. Horse owners are struggling to buy the drug because demand is so high, The Washington Post reported. Demand has been driven by right-wing media figures baselessly touting it as a "miracle cure." See more stories on Insider's business page. Horse owners, who us...
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2 fringe doctors created the myth that ivermectin is a 'miracle cure' for COVID-19 - whipping up false hope that could have deadly consequences

Getty Images; Marianne Ayala/Insider Ivermectin is a wondrous, Nobel Prize-winning drug that is cheap and available around the world.The oral version - originally derived from a clump of Japanese dirt in the 1970s - has nearly eradicated infections that could otherwise have caused widespread blindness and disfigured people's limbs and genitals. Formulated as a lotion, ivermectin is safe enough to be administered as an over-the-counter treatment for head lice in kids.But ivermectin is n...
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18 leading scientists, including 2 outgoing FDA officials, say COVID-19 booster shots lack evidence and shouldn't yet be given to the general public

A health workers is seen as Israelis receive the third doses of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in West Jerusalem on September 03, 2021. Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Eighteen leading experts said "widespread use" of COVID-19 vaccine boosters isn't backed by evidence. The group included two FDA officials who resigned over the Biden administration's booster shot plan. Current COVID-19 vaccines still protect against severe illness ca...
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The CDC says vaccine protection is tumbling for older Americans, though they still work very well for younger people

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald The CDC released new data Friday suggesting that elderly adults don't have the same protection against hospitalization as others. According to one study, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization is only 75% among adults 75+, while it is 90% in under 75s. The reports, taken together, provide a compelling case for booster shots for older Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. US heal...
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Biden will require vaccines at any health facility that gets government funding. That's nearly all of them.

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The White House has announced a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for healthcare facilities that get federal funding. So staff at hospitals that require Medicare or Medicaid funding would have to be vaccinated. The move is part of President Biden's larger plan to stop the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for staff at all healthcare facilities that receive federal funding, the White Hou...
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Biden is reportedly going to require vaccines at any health facility that gets government funding. That's nearly all of them.

Dado Ruvic/Reuters Biden is expected to announce a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for healthcare facilities that get federal funding, Politico reported. So staff at hospitals that require Medicare or Medicaid funding would have to be vaccinated. The move is part of the president's larger plan to stop the spread of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden plans to require COVID-19 vaccines for staff at all healthcare facilities that receive federal f...
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Britain's health service is running out of blood test tubes and doctors say it could lead to a 'catastrophe'

Hilary Brueck/Insider A supply chain issue has meant that blood test tubes haven't been able to reach the UK. This has meant doctors have been told only to perform emergency blood tests. One doctor told Insider that this is causing "huge anxiety" amongst the medical community. See more stories on Insider's business page. The UK is running out of blood test tubes, causing some sectors of the National Health Service (NHS) to grind to a halt. As a result, non-urgent blood tests h...
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CDC advisors raise concerns about 'over-vaccination' and ask the White House for more data to show boosters are needed

CVS The White House says Americans should start getting boosters of Pfizer and Moderna as of September 20. But leading experts who regulate vaccinations in the US worry we don't yet have evidence to support that move. Some experts say waiting even longer for boosters could be more effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden Administration has announced that, starting on September 20, third doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines should start to be...
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CDC shares 8 new charts that show how powerful Pfizer's vaccine is against COVID-19 and the Delta variant

Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine is called Comirnaty. Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Local News via Getty Images On Monday, independent experts to the CDC voted unanimously to recommend Pfizer's vaccine to everyone over 16. Their decision was data-driven, and factored in both the risks and benefits of vaccination. They reviewed graphs and tables showing that, while vaccinated people can get mild infections, Pfizer's vaccine does a great job keeping people alive and out of...
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The US could record another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths by December if more isn't done to reduce the spread of the virus

Chaplain Kristin Michealsen holds the hand of a deceased COVID-19 patient while talking on the phone with the patient's family member at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles on January 9, 2021. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo A popular forecast model is estimating another 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US by December 1. Experts told the Associated Press human behavior can alter the death toll. One expert said wearing masks in public spaces can alone cu...
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An unvaccinated teacher spread COVID-19 to 50% of students in a classroom after she took off a mask to read, CDC says

Students wearing masks in school. Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images An unvaccinated teacher started a COVID-19 outbreak that spread to 26 people, the CDC reported. The school required masks, but the teacher didn't always wear one when reading aloud, the report said. People spit out more viral aerosols when they're talking, which makes it extra important to mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unvaccinated primary-school teacher in Marin Co...
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An unvaccinated teacher spread COVID-19 to 50% of students in a classroom after she took off a mask to read

Students wearing masks in school. Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images An unvaccinated teacher launched a COVID-19 outbreak that spread to 26 other people, the CDC reported. Her school required masks but this teacher didn't always wear one when reading aloud. People spit out more viral aerosols when they're talking, making it extra important to wear a mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unvaccinated primary school teacher in Marin County, Ca...
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An unvaccinated teacher spread COVID-19 to 50% of students in a classroom after taking off a mask to read, CDC says

Students wearing masks in school. Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images An unvaccinated teacher started a COVID-19 outbreak that spread to 26 people, the CDC reported. The school required masks, but the teacher didn't always wear one when reading aloud, the report said. People spit out more viral aerosols when they're talking, which makes it extra important to mask. See more stories on Insider's business page. An unvaccinated primary-school teacher in Marin Co...
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Getting to herd immunity will require 90% of people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, experts say

A COVID-19 vaccination dose is prepared in Bordelon's Pharmacy as part of a vaccination campaign organized by nurse Carla Brown on August 17, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mario Tama/Getty Images The rise of the more contagious Delta variant means that even more of us need to get vaccinated. An expert formula suggests 90% of the population needs to be vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19. "We will get to a point where we're comfortable," one expert said, but only if 25-30% ...
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Why experts think life will get better by 2023 - if enough people get vaccinated

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and I'm catching up after taking some time off to hike the Grand Canyon from rim to rim.This week in healthcare news:The FDA approved Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine - but the pandemic endgame isn't here yet;We've got interactive maps and quizzes that break down the biotech industry;Why experts think it'll take more than technology to diversify clinical trials. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here....
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Pfizer's CEO tell us why he thinks we'll need COVID-19 vaccines every year, like flu shots

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer Crystal Cox/Skye Gould/Insider People will most likely need annual COVID-19 booster shots, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told Insider. It's another sign that we'll be dealing with the novel coronavirus for years to come. The pharma exec highlighted the risk of new variants emerging and vaccine protection waning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla predicted in a Wednesday interview that people will most likely need annua...
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The pandemic end game isn't here yet. But if we play our cards right, things will start getting better in 2023.

"People feel like, 'Oh, we thought COVID was over.' Well, no. Half the US population is still not vaccinated. And the world is struggling to get vaccinated," the epidemiologist Saskia Popescu told Insider. Samantha Lee/Insider The US hasn't vaccinated enough people to stop the Delta variant from spreading. It's possible that by 2023 things might feel safer again, but only if more people get vaccinated. Insider spoke with experts who said we need to better manage expectation...
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The pandemic endgame isn't here yet. But if we play our cards right, things will start getting better in 2023.

"People feel like, 'Oh, we thought COVID was over.' Well, no. Half the US population is still not vaccinated. And the world is struggling to get vaccinated," the epidemiologist Saskia Popescu told Insider. Samantha Lee/Insider The US hasn't vaccinated enough people to stop the Delta variant from spreading. It's possible that by 2023 things might feel safer again, but only if more people get vaccinated. Insider spoke with experts who said we need to better manage expectation...
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10 Things in Politics: What the pandemic endgame looks like

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:US hasn't vaccinated fast enough to avert disaster, so the pandemic endgame isn't here yetA federal judge approved punishment for pro-Trump 'big lie' lawyersThe 9 Georgia prosecutors who are investigating TrumpWith Phil Rosen. Samantha Lee/Insider 1. IS THE END NEAR?: My colleague Hilary ...
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Carnival Cruise Lines will only serve bacon to guests on alternate days as it's struggling with a shortage of the breakfast-buffet staple

The Carnival Vista cruise ship. RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images Carnival Cruise Line is dealing with a bacon shortage on its ships. The company will temporarily only serve bacon every other day on its ships to combat the shortage. "If we serve it every day, we will have run out by the end of the week," said its brand ambassador. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bacon is in short supply on the menus of the world's biggest cruise company, Carnival Cruise. In a video posted ...
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New findings show vaccine effectiveness falls over time - which is why the Biden administration is recommending booster shots

A healthcare worker extracts the Moderna vaccine from a vial. Radek Mica/Getty Images Vaccinated Americans should get booster shots after eight months, health authorities said Wednesday. New data indicates that vaccine protection wanes over time, particularly in the face of Delta. The Biden administration had already recommended boosters for some immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna shoul...
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New findings show vaccine effectiveness falls over time - which is why the Biden administration just recommended booster shots

A healthcare worker extracts the Moderna vaccine from a vial. Radek Mica/Getty Images Vaccinated Americans should get booster shots after eight months, health authorities said Wednesday. New data indicates that vaccine protection wanes over time, particularly in the face of Delta. The Biden administration had already recommended boosters for some immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans who have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna shoul...
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A 15-year-old describes getting a rare post-COVID illness, starting with a rash and turning into loss of heart and kidney function

Left: Abie in March 2017. Center, right: Abie was in the hospital with MIS-C after COVID-19 from January 29 to February 2, 2021. Courtesy of Abie's family Children who get COVID-19, whether mild or severe, are at risk of developing MIS-C, a life-threatening syndrome. 15-year-old Abie Martinez, who had a mild COVID-19 case in 2020, shared his story about losing heart and kidney function with Insider. "It was a scary experience," his mom said. See more stories on Insider's business p...
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How a prolific anti-vax doctor, known for endorsing claims that COVID-19 shots could make you magnetic, oversees a lucrative empire of junk science

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny talking to followers via Instagram Live. Dr Sherri Tenpenny/Instagram Dr. Sherri Tenpenny was named as one of the 12 most prolific sources of anti-vax misinformation. Earlier this year she told Ohio lawmakers that COVID-19 vaccines could make people magnetic. But her influence runs deeper, reaching a vast audience and earning her money. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny had just returned from the Ohio Statehouse late on June 9, 2021.Sh...
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Vaccines are seatbelts, not armor

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and this week in healthcare news:We got a reminder that "vaccines, they're not magic";The 24 biotech startups top VCs say are poised to take off;Check out the presentation Yelp for holistic-care startup Kensho used to raise its seed round. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Tips, comments? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Marianne Ayala/Insider Rethink...
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Pork prices could spike 50% thanks to a new animal-welfare law that says pigs must have more space, one of the US' biggest producers says

Christensen Farms' CEO said that a new pig-farming law in California could lead to soaring pork prices. apomares/Getty Images US pork prices could spike 50% due to a new California animal-welfare law, a pork producer CEO said. The law means farmers in California, or who sell to California, must give breeding pigs more space. Christensen Farms' CEO said it could cost the industry "hundreds of millions of dollars" to comply. See more stories on Insider's business page. The CEO of...
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24 vaccinated friends had a blowout vacation on Cape Cod. Though their symptoms were mild, 14 of them caught COVID-19, report says.

A man in the seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, on July 10, 2020. Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto/Getty Images 24 fully vaccinated friends had a week-long July 4 getaway in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 14 of those caught COVID-19, in spite of being fully vaccinated. The cases are part of a bigger study that prompted the CDC to change its indoor masking guidance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fourteen of 24 vaccinated friends who visited the Cape Cod town of Provinceto...
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Obama is throwing his 60th birthday bash on Martha's Vineyard with hundreds of guests amid Delta variant concerns

Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia on Martha's Vineyard. Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images Barack Obama is throwing his 60th birthday party outdoors on Martha's Vineyard, Axios reported. Sources said the party will have a "COVID-coordinator" and that guests are asked to be vaccinated. The CDC updated mask guidelines for vaccinated people last week over Delta variant concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama is planning ...
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