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A claim that the government is going to stop tracking COVID-19 deaths is going viral — even though it's misleading

A medical worker in full PPE reads a message on a computer screen while with a patient who has covid-19 in a negative pressure room in the ICU ward at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 4, 2022.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A viral claim falsely said the US government was no longer tracking COVID-19 deaths. In reality, HHS is no longer asking hospitals to report COVID-19 deaths. Most COVID-19 death counts rely on data from the CDC and local or state ag...
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A misleading claim that the government is going to stop tracking COVID-19 deaths is going viral — even though it isn't true

A medical worker in full PPE reads a message on a computer screen while with a patient who has covid-19 in a negative pressure room in the ICU ward at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 4, 2022.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A viral claim falsely said the US government was no longer tracking COVID-19 deaths. In reality, HHS is no longer asking hospitals to report COVID-19 deaths. Most COVID-19 death counts rely on data from the CDC and local or state ag...
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CDC: Ditch your cloth mask and get a NIOSH-approved N95 for the best protection against Omicron

Respirators, when "worn properly" protect better than cloth or surgical masks, the CDC said.Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The CDC is urging Americans to up their mask game in the face of the Omicron variant. The agency says the best mask for you is the one that fits you well (covering both nose and mouth) and that you will wear consistently. This is the first time the CDC's said it may be best for everyone — even non-medical workers — to use NIOSH-approved N95s. The Centers for Dis...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a new record high in the US as the Omicron wave sweeps the nation

A medical worker in full PPE reads a message on a computer screen while with a patient who has covid-19 in a negative pressure room in the ICU ward at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 4, 2022.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The United States hit a new record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.  More than 132,600 people were hospitalized with COVID as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Roughly 30% of ICU beds...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a record high in the US as the Omicron wave sweeps the nation

A medical worker in full PPE reads a message on a computer screen while with a patient who has covid-19 in a negative pressure room in the ICU ward at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on January 4, 2022.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The United States hit a new record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.  More than 146,000 people were hospitalized with COVID as of Tuesday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Roughly 30% of ICU beds...
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Ben Affleck says he ruled out a run for Congress in Massachusetts because Rep. Ayanna Pressley 'would have cleaned my clock'

Ben Affleck and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images, JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images In a Boston Globe interview, Ben Affleck addressed how seriously he's considered running for office. "She probably would have beat my [expletive], so I'm glad I didn't run," he said of Rep. Ayanna Pressley. Affleck said "people wanted me to run" in the district Pressley won after a 2018 primary upset. America may have seen a Congressman Ben Affleck were it not for Rep....
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COVID-positive nurses say they're being pressured to work while sick, and they're petrified of infecting patients

Four nurses told Insider their hospitals are pressuring them to come into work shortly after testing positive for COVID-19.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A handful of nurses are using TikTok to call out hospitals pressuring them to come to work with COVID-19. Four nurses across the US told Insider they had been told to come into work while sick or risk losing pay. Some nurses said they're close to quitting after nearly two years of long hours and heightened verbal and physical abuse...
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Walgreens and CVS will limit the number of at-home COVID tests customers can buy at a time as Omicron cases surge

JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Walgreens and CVS will now limit the number of at-home COVID tests customers can purchase at a time. Both companies cited increased demand for the tests as the Omicron variant spreads nationwide. The CDC said Monday that Omicron now accounts for 73% of confirmed cases in the US. Walgreens and CVS will limit the number of at-home COVID tests customers can purchase amid a wave of Omicron cases nationwide. A Walgreens spokesperson told Insider on Tuesday that...
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Walgreens is limiting customers to purchasing 4 at-home COVID tests at a time as Omicron cases surge

JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Walgreens will now only allow customers to buy up to four at-home COVID tests at a time. The company cited increased demand for the tests as the Omicron variant spreads nationwide. The CDC said Monday that Omicron now accounts for 73% of confirmed cases in the US. Walgreens will limit the number of at-home COVID tests customers can purchase amid a wave of Omicron cases nationwide. "Due to the incredible demand for at-home rapid testing, we put in effect a ...
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A 72-year-old Publix heiress 'addicted' to Alex Jones and Infowars is under scrutiny for funding groups behind Jan. 6, report says

Trump supporters walk by a homeless woman on their way to a rally in Washington, DC on the morning of January 6, 2021Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images) A low-profile wealthy heiress to the Publix supermarket is under scrutiny over January 6. Julie Fancelli reportedly gave $650,000 to organizers of January 6 rallies, the Washington Post reported.  The company distanced itself from Fancelli's donations, telling the Post it was "deeply troubled."  Julie Fancelli, an heiress t0 ...
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A former nurse who's anti-vaxx will face trial for organizing rallies protesting lockdowns in the UK: report

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A former nurse will face trial for organizing three anti-lockdown protests in the UK, the Daily Mail reported. Kay Shemirani lost her nursing license earlier this year after a medical panel found she fell "seriously short of the standards expected of a registered nurse." Shemirani ...
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Pfizer CEO calls people who spread misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines 'criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives'

A six year old child receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine for 5-11 year old kids at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said people who spread vaccine misinformation are criminals. Misinformation on the vaccine swarmed social media platforms since the onset of the pandemic. "They're criminals because they have literally cost millions of lives," Bourla said. The CEO of COVID-19 vaccine man...
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Inside a new $275 million fund for biotech startups

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm healthcare editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in healthcare news:Mission BioCapital raised $275 million to cofound startups that address the current gaps in biotech;GlaxoSmithKline is working with 23andMe to revive drugs for genetics;This chart shows how the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine protects kids. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @leah_rosenbaum. Let's get to it.....
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One chart shows how well Pfizer's lower-dose vaccine works to protect kids aged 5-11 from COVID

A 6 year old child receives Pfizer's low-dose COVID-19 Vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut on November 2, 2021. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images Pfizer's low-dose vaccine for kids 5-11 is now both authorized and recommended for use in the US. Pharmacies and doctor's offices nationwide should start carrying shots for kids in the coming days. A chart presented to CDC advisors shows how well Pfizer's vaccine prevents symptomatic COVID-19 in this age group. Pfizer's low-d...
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Immunocompromised Americans who had a 3rd COVID-19 shot can now get a 4th, CDC says

A cancer patient gets his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on August 24, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images Many immunocompromised Americans became eligible for a fourth COVID-19 shot on Tuesday. The fourth dose can be any FDA-authorized shot, given six months after the third, the CDC said. People that got J&J's vaccine have different guidance - they shouldn't get more than two doses. Most fully-vaccinated immunocompromised peo...
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A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time

A person receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A COVID-19 booster shot that may protect against multiple variants is being tested in humans. It uses new vaccine technology that self-replicates once injected in the muscle. The vaccine may need a lower dose than existing shots, potentially reducing side effects. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Moderna's vaccine offers better protection against COVID-19 hospitalization than Pfizer or J&J, new CDC study finds

Olivia Parsons, 22, a neuroscience major at the University of Colorado Boulder, left, gets her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Dr. Laird Wolfe. Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect better against hospitalization than other US-authorized shots. Moderna's shot lowered the risk of hospitalization by 93%, a new CDC report found. Pfizer's shot lowered that risk by 88%, whereas Johnson & Johnson's shot lowered it by 71%. See more...
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An Oklahoma pastor is offering to sign religious vaccine exemptions for anyone, and claiming they only 'carry weight' if individuals donate to his church

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A pastor is encouraging people to donate to his church for signed religious exemption vaccine forms. Jackson Lahmeyer is also running for Senate and giving out exemption forms on his campaign website. Lahmeyer told The Washington Post the form has been downloaded 30,000 times i...
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An Oklahoma pastor is offering to sign religious vaccine exemptions for anyone - but warning they only "carry weight" if individuals donate to his church

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A pastor is encouraging people to donate to his church in order to become members so they can receive signed religious exemption vaccine forms. Jackson Lahmeyer is also running for Senate and giving out exemption forms on his campaign website. Lahmeyer told The Washington Post...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: Half of America has its head up its ass. It's time for a vaccine mandate.

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway discusses why every American should get the COVID-19 vaccin...
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Retail purchases of Moderna and Pfizer stock hit an 8-month high as Delta infections accelerate

A person in Boston receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images Retail investors have bought the highest amounts of stock in Moderna and Pfizer in 8 months, Vanda Research said Wednesday. Individuals have purchased a combined $180 million in shares as COVID-19 vaccine cases continue to rise. Moderna's stock has jumped in value since mid-July with its inclusion into the S&P 500 index. See more stories on Insider's business page. Individual invest...
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45% of Republicans support a universal vaccine mandate, as do a strong majority of Americans, a new poll shows

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images 45% of Republicans support a universal vaccine mandate, a new poll found. Comparatively, 84% of Democrats support a universal mandate A majority of Americans (64%) also supported such a mandate. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than four-in-10 Republicans...
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant - but only after 2 doses

Charles Muro, 13, celebrates being inoculated by Nurse Karen Pagliaro at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A UK study of 19,000 people suggests Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines work well at preventing COVID-19 infections with Delta, but only if you get both doses. After one shot, Pfizer and AstraZeneca's vaccines were only 30-36% effective against Delta infections. But with two shots, given two weeks ...
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US Capitol riot: Police officers to testify at first meeting of the January 6 select committee

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images The US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack holds its first hearing July 27. The committee was created after Republicans defeated an effort to create an independent commission. It has 13 members, but only eight have been named thus far. Rep. Liz Cheney is the lone Republican. See more stories on Insider...
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Under pressure after the Capitol riot, self-styled militias are regrouping around anti-vaxx conspiracy theories

Surveillance footage from the US Capitol in January 6, which US prosecutors annotated to identify members of the Oath Keepers group. Department of Justice Far-right militias are regrouping around anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, experts told Insider. It appears designed to replenish the ranks after the Capitol riot threw the movement into disarray. Insider flagged a prominent militia group selling anti-vaxx t-shirts, which Facebook removed. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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GOP lawmakers are moving to force businesses in their states to serve the unvaccinated, claiming it as a civil right

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images Republicans are fighting to protect the rights of unvaccinated people. This move coincides with Fox News hosts criticizing ongoing vaccination efforts. The latest GOP opposition comes as COVID-19 infections are rising among unvaccinated people. See more stories on Insider'...
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85 teens and staffers caught COVID-19 at an Illinois summer camp that didn't ask for people's vaccination status or require indoor masking

A 14-year-old girl getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hartford, Connecticut. Not related to this story. Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty 85 people, mostly teens, tested positive for COVID-19 at a summer camp in Illinois, officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health said attendees' vaccination status was not checked. It also said people weren't asked to wear masks indoors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eighty-five people tested positive for COVID-19 at a ...
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The power of group identity: 22 percent of Americans remain skeptical of vaccines

New research found that 22 percent of Americans identify as somewhat or fully resistant to vaccination. Researchers used two social psychology theories to explore the causes of vaccine resistance.The more one identifies with an anti-vaccine group, the harder it is to dissuade them from their ideas.Vaccine hesitancy is top of mind for global public health officials, and the reasons for this resistance are manifold. A group of American researchers recently focused on social identity as a motivati...
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Moderna CEO says some Americans could start getting a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as September

A person receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images Moderna's CEO said some Americans could need a booster shot as soon as September. The third shot would come eight or nine months after the initial vaccine. Populations who were vaccinated in December or January, like healthcare workers, would be up first. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many Americans could start receiving booster shots ...
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A pediatric infectious disease expert answers 7 common questions about children getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Charles Muro, age 13, celebrates being inoculated at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images The FDA expanded emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 12-15 on May 10. Expert in pediatric infectious diseases Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley addressed concerns parents may have. She says the vaccine will work, it appears to be safe, and no severe reactions have been reported. See more stories on I...
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