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Cruises no longer have to follow COVID-19 rules from January, the CDC said

A cruise ship in Florida. Getty Images Cruise ships will be allowed to lift COVID-19 restrictions from mid-January, the CDC said Monday. An order imposing restrictions on cruise ships has been in place since last year. This is the latest in a series of moves reopening the US to international tourism. From January, cruise ships won't have to stick to strict COVID-19 guidelines in US waters, ending rules that have been in place for about a year, the CDC said Monday in a press release....
Tags: Europe, Florida, UK, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Mexico, US, Trends, Cruise, Tourism, News UK, Brazil, Vaccination, Homeland Security, Biden


How a US government program advocated using nuclear explosions for construction, farming radioactive crops, and blasting holes in the moon

Atoms for Peace. U.S. Department of Energy; Los Alamos National Laboratory; U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration; Atomic Energy Commission; Samantha Lee/Insider A 50s US campaign called "Atoms for Peace" sought to bolster the reputation of nuclear weapons. It lasted for decades and encompassed schemes to use nukes to excavate highways and frack for gas. One expert called the campaign "propaganda" to cover up US nuclear proliferation. In 1963, nuclear experts h...
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Vladimir Putin orders one-week paid shutdown for Russian workers as COVID-19 cases and deaths rise

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a one-week shutdown for workers as the country grapples with rising COVID-19 cases and deaths. Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Vladimir Putin ordered a paid, weeklong shutdown as Russia faces rising COVID-19 cases and deaths. Russia hit a daily record with 34,073 new cases and 1,028 deaths on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Only about a third of Russian citizens are fully vaccinated. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a one-week paid ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Moscow, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Times, Shut Down, Reuters, Moderna, Mikhail Svetlov Getty, Vasily Vlassov


A cancer survivor carried the coronavirus for almost a year in the world's longest-ever active COVID-19 case

A woman receives a COVID-19 booster shot in Miami. Not related to this story. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky A 47-year-old woman carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days, a new case study found. She was immunocompromised following a blood cancer treatment three years prior, per the study. This is the longest ever documented active case of COVID-19, the study authors said. A cancer survivor was found to have carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days in the longest ever documented case of ...
Tags: Science, Cancer, US, Trends, Immune System, News UK, Miami, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland, Science News, Lynne Sladky, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


Russia is still being ravaged by COVID-19, with 1,000 deaths a day and only 33% vaccinated

A man carries boxes in front of a screen showing President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 4. AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky Russia is reporting record high death tolls from COVID-19 as the coronavirus rages. The country has only vaccinated about a third of its population. Many Russians are skeptical of the country's home-grown shots, hampering vaccine rollouts. Russia's COVID-19 death toll reached record highs this week, starkly illustrating how the nation has struggl...
Tags: Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Trends, Ap, New York Times, News UK, Moscow, Pfizer, Kremlin, Times, St Petersburg, Moscow Russia, St Petersburg Russia, TASS


A global airline is no longer requiring passengers to wear face masks on some flights

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider Scandinavian Airlines will no longer require face masks on flights within Scandinavia. Flights outside of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway will still have mask requirements. Sweden, where Scandinavian Airlines has its headquarters, has taken a no-lockdown pandemic approach. Scandinavian Airlines, also known as SAS, will no longer require passengers to wear face masks on flights within the Scandinavian countries of Sw...
Tags: Sweden, US, Trends, Joe Biden, World Health Organization, Denmark, Norway, Airlines, Scandinavia, Transportation Security Administration, Sas, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Sweden Denmark, Sweden Norway, Scandinavian Airlines


Dozens of scientists who speak publicly about COVID-19 say they've been abused, with some receiving death threats and getting physically attacked, survey says

A woman measuring out a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Radek Mica/Getty Images Nature surveyed 321 scientists who had spoken publicly about COVID-19. 60% of them reported receiving abuse, with 15% even reporting receiving death threats. Vaccines and ivermectin were triggers for the abuse, some scientists said. A small survey by the scientific journal Nature found that dozens of scientists who had spoken publicly about COVID-19 had reported receiving abuse, with some saying they had gotten death...
Tags: Australia, White House, Trends, Bbc, Nature, Anthony Fauci, University of British Columbia, University of Wollongong, Nature Medicine, Marc van Ranst, Gideon Meyerowitz Katz, Marianne Guenot, Radek Mica Getty, Marcus Lacerda, Heidi Tworek


New study of 2,600-year-old poop suggests Iron Age miners drank beer and ate blue cheese

An illustrated scene of the Hallstatt salt mountain in the early Iron Age. Reschreiter_Groebner/NHM Scientists analyzed the DNA in an ancient European salt miner's poop from some 2,600 years ago. They found the feces contained microbes consistent with the production of beer and blue cheese. Salt miners were previously thought to mostly eat gruel. The finding suggests they were more sophisticated. A new study of 2,600-year-old feces from an Iron Age salt miner suggested that workers at ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Trends, Austria, Italy, News UK, Slovenia, Prehistory, Unesco World Heritage, Frank Maixner, Hallstatt, Penicillium, Maixner, DNA analysis, Microbe, Brander


Astronaut's photo shows a rare 'sprite' in Earth's atmosphere caused by lightning shooting up toward space

A sprite captured from the ISS. ESA/NASA-T. Pesquet Thomas Pesquet, an astronaut on the ISS, photographed a flash of red light in the upper atmosphere. The phenomenon, called a sprite, can be seen above a thunderstorm. The picture is a "very rare occurrence," Pesquet said. An astronaut onboard the International Space Station has captured a rare image of a red "sprite" above Europe while recording a timelapse from space.The picture, which was taken on September 9, is a "very rare occurren...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, News UK, European Space Agency, Storm, Astronauts, Iss, Columbus, Thomas Pesquet, Andreas Mogensen


Merck requests FDA authorization for its anti-COVID-19 pill, the next step towards rolling it out

Capsules of molnupiravir, the antiviral COVID-19 pill from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. Merck Merck said Monday it had applied for FDA authorization for its COVID-19 antiviral drug. If cleared, it would be the first oral antiviral in use for COVID-19. Early trial results suggested the pill reduces hospitalization by 50%, the company said. Merck is seeking authorization for its COVID-19 antiviral pill, the company said Monday in a joint statement with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. Th...
Tags: Trends, Merck, Bloomberg, Fda, Pfizer, Roche, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Andrew Dunn, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, Marianne Guenot, Molnupiravir, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Merck Merck


The White House says vaccine mandates raised employee vaccination by 20+ percentage points

President Joe Biden delivers remark on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A White House report says vaccine mandates helped raise vaccination rates. The report argues that the requirements were increased employee vaccination rates by 20+ percentage points. The mandate for private employers has not been enacted yet, but some businesses moved pre-emptively. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House said that...
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Some countries are limiting teens to 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine, citing very rare heart complications which can follow a 2nd shot

A 12-year-old in Los Angeles received a COVID-19 vaccine in May 2021. Patrick Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Norway, Hong Kong, and the UK moved to give young people only a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Data suggests that a type of heart inflammation is slightly more common in adolescent males. Authorities in the US - where more children are badly ill - decided full vaccination outweighs the risk. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some countries are offering only one dose of CO...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, Sweden, Cdc, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Britain, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Finland, Vaccination, Heart


'COVID toe,' a painful condition that looks like frostbite, could be a side effect of the body's desperation to beat the virus, study says

An example of "COVID toe" seen on April 3, 2020. Dr. Amy Paller/Northwestern University via AP Lesions on the toes that make them look frostbitten have been reported after COVID-19. A study of so-called COVID toe found it could come from the immune system overreacting The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggests COVID-19 caused the lesions. See more stories on Insider's business page. A study into the phenomenon called "COVID toe," skin lesions that appear after catch...
Tags: Science, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Paris, News UK, American Academy of Dermatology, British Skin Foundation, British Journal of Dermatology, Yeji Jesse Lee, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Amy Paller Northwestern University, AP Lesions, Saint Louis Hospital Paris France


People are developing diabetes after COVID-19. It might be because the virus messing with insulin-producing cells, new research suggests.

A person having their blood sugar level checked. Oscar Lopera Martos / EyeEm / Getty Images Some COVID-19 patients have been developing symptoms of diabetes after infection. This has scientists asking if COVID-19 could trigger diabetes. Early findings suggest that the coronavirus could be prompting the pancreas to self-destruct. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus could be harming vital cells in the pancreas and leaving people with diabetes, according to new r...
Tags: Science, London, US, Trends, Diabetes, News UK, Reuters, San Francisco California, Chen, King s College, Rubino, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Francesco Rubino


The Earth is less bright than it used to be because there are fewer clouds in the air, a study found

Earth as seen from space, This view shows Hurricane Florence over the east coast of the US in 2018. NASA A study found that the Earth has lost some of its shine over time, a study found. They think it is because there are fewer clouds to bounce back the light. The phenomenon may have implications for the climate, though that requires more study. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Earth is bouncing back less light into space because its cloud coverage isn't what it use...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Climate Change, California, Americas, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, News UK, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Florence, University Of California, Goode


Israel tightened its COVID vaccine pass to require a booster shot to get into most indoor venues

People eat at a restaurant in Jerusalem, on March 7, 2021, after Israel reopened restaurants, bars and cafes to vaccinated "green pass" holders. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images Israel plans to change its vaccine passports soon to require booster shots. Its "green pass" is due to become invalid if a booster shot is not taken within six months of the second dose. Isreal is the first country to add boosters to its vaccination certificates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Isra...
Tags: Science, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Trends, News UK, Fda, Vaccine, Booster, Isreal, Haaretz, Health Ministry, US Food and Drug Administration FDA, Andrew Dunn, Jack Guez, Coronavirus


A declassified 2018 State Dept report suggests noises linked to 'Havana Syndrome' were probably just crickets

Close-up of a cricket (not the species in the story) perching outdoors. Andrew Casson/EyeEm/Getty Images An advisory group for the State Department analyzed sounds associated with the "Havana syndrome." The 2018 report, now declassified, found the sound was likely made by a particularly loud cricket. The report found that the sounds were not likely to have caused the potential medical effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 2018 State Department inquiry into the lou...
Tags: Science, White House, US, Trends, Cricket, News UK, Pentagon, Associated Press, Jamaica, State Department, Cuba, Havana, Los Alamos National Laboratory, BuzzFeed News, New York Times Read, Havana Cuba


A Texas man who said he didn't get vaccinated out of 'stupidity' had both his legs amputated after COVID-19 turned his feet black

A person measures a dose of COVID-19 vaccine on May 14 in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy. Emanuele Cremaschi / Contributor/Getty Images A Texas man ended up with both legs amputated after getting COVID-19 which led to sepsis. Pepe Forina, 56, had pre-existing vascular problems that made him vulnerable to complications. Forino said "stupidity" kept him from getting the vaccine and warned others to learn from him. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who survived COVID-19...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, News UK, Patient, Vallejo, Noticias, Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Marianne Guenot, Pepe Forina, Forino, Forina, Edinburg Texas Forina, KGRV Forina


An 87-year-old who woke up with a bat on his neck refused rabies injections. He later died of rabies.

A little brown bat on June 13, 2007. MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images An Illinois man died from rabies, the first case in the state since 1954. Thomas Krob woke up with a bat on his neck in mid-August that tested positive for rabies. But he refused the post-exposure treatment which may have saved him, health officials said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man died after waking up with a bat on his neck and refusing to take post-exposure treatment for rabi...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, United States, News UK, Disease, Prevention, Bat, Lake County, Daily Herald, Spring Grove Illinois, Rabies, MyLoupe Universal Images Group, Marianne Guenot, Getty Images An Illinois, Thomas Krob


Pro-Trump cartoonist Ben Garrison says he has COVID-19 and is treating it with ivermectin and beet juice

Ivermectin tablets in India. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Pro-Trump cartoonist Ben Garrison says he is treating a bout of COVID-19 with ivermectin and beets. Neither are proven COVID-19 treatments. Garrison said he will "never" go to hospital to treat it. He repeated many false claims about the virus and the vaccine in an interview with Gizmodo. See more stories on Insider's business page. Right-wing cartoonist Ben Garrison said he has a "rough" case of COVID-19 a...
Tags: Science, Media, India, Trends, News UK, Fda, Gizmodo, Trump, Garrison, Fauci, Anti-vaxxers, Ben Garrison, Ashley Laderer, Harvard Health Blog, Hilary Brueck, COVID-19


German election: Greens poised to join government of Europe's biggest economy after voters reject Merkel's party

Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate for the SPD, September 27 in Berlin, Germany. Florian Gaertner/Photothek/Getty Images Germany's green party is likely to be a part of the next coalition leading the country. Preliminary results put them in a strong position to push its anti-climate-change policies. Either the leading SPD or the incumbent CDU could seek a coalition with the Greens. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany's green party could soon be part of the gov...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Politics, Science, Climate Change, Germany, Angela Merkel, Politico, Russia, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Merkel, Green Party, Xinjiang, Election


A pack of usually-placid river otters started attacking people in Alaska, and nobody understands why

A North American River Otter in a file photo. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images Anchorage, Alaska, is home to a population of river otters, which are usually peaceful. But three attacks, two of which involved people, have been reported in the past month. There is no obvious reason that the otters would want to attack people. See more stories on Insider's business page. River otters are usually peaceful animals - but a spate of attacks in Anchorage, Alaska, has put local ...
Tags: Science, Game, Otters, Trends, Animal, Alaska, News UK, Animal Behavior, Iucn, Anchorage Daily News, Department, Anchorage Alaska, Alaska Department of Fish, Washington Post Getty Images, Katherine Frey, Dave Battle


The architect of Sweden's no-lockdown COVID-19 response said the approach was basically correct

Anders Tegnell Getty Sweden's chief epidemiologist said Sweden's no-lockdown strategy led to low excess mortality. He acknowledged that vaccines were the only way out of the pandemic. Experts have been critical of Sweden's response to the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sweden's chief epidemiologist stood by the country's approach to the pandemic, even after facing fierce criticism from experts and the King of Sweden. Anders Tegnell said S...
Tags: UK, Science, Sweden, Trends, Eu, Spain, News UK, Belgium, Finland, Vaccination, Denmark, Norway, Vaccine, Reuters, Eurostat, Sweden Norway


Photo shows one house miraculously unaffected by volcano eruption in the Canary Islands that scorched everything around it

Lava flows surrounded a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 23, 2021. Ramon de la Rocha/Pool via REUTERS A house improbably escaped a blast from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on a Spanish island. The eruption, which started on Sunday, has devastated the Canary Island of La Palma. The couple who own the house only learned from the picture that it survived. See more stories on Insider's busi...
Tags: Science, Germany, Trends, Spain, New York Times, News UK, Sky, Volcano, Eruption, Canary Islands, El Paso, Canaries, Deutsche Welle, La Palma, BBC News World, Elizabeth Garcia


The leader of a Hawaii anti-vax group caught COVID-19 and almost died. He now supports vaccines and wants his group's protests to stop.

A poster in an airport in Honolulu, Hawaii. AP Photo/Caleb Jones The founder of a Hawaii group opposing COVID-19 rules and vaccine mandates has asked people to stop. Chris Wikoff, who was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, previously dismissed it as "a little flu." He told local media he is considering getting vaccinated now. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cofounder of a Hawaiian group protesting vaccine mandates and COVID-19 rules is now calling people to end the c...
Tags: Science, White House, Trends, Hawaii, News UK, Vaccine, Josh Green, HONOLULU Hawaii, Hawaii News Now, KFYR, Caleb Jones, Anti-vaxx, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot


NYC couple describe getting a $257,000 medical bill after their premature baby died in hospital, sparking a grim insurance battle

A pregnant woman (unrelated to the story) in hospital. Shutterstock Two parents lost their daughter after she was born about 13 weeks early. They later received an unexpected medical bill for over $257,000. Their insurer accidentally paid out after they switched providers, and wants to be repaid. See more stories on Insider's business page. A couple was billed for $257,000 by an insurance company after their premature baby died aged 25 days.Brittany Giroux Lane and Clayton Lane receiv...
Tags: New York, Science, Trends, Insurance, Hospital, New York Times, News UK, Cigna, Manhattan, Medical Bills, Pregnant, Times, Mount Sinai, Alexandra, Mount Sinai Hospital, Lane


Virginia's hospitals are filling up with COVID patients. Its rural, unvaccinated population may be the cause.

A socially distanced sermon in Fredericksburg, Virginia in April 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images Virginia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the US. But it has seen a substantial rise in hospitalization in recent weeks. An expert told Insider that uneven distribution of vaccinated people gives the virus an opening. See more stories on Insider's business page. Virginia is the country's 12th most vaccinated state, with almost 60% fully vaccinated.Vacc...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Vaccine, University Of Virginia, Rural America, North East, Lewis, Lee, Washington County


J&J's vaccine gives 100% protection from severe COVID-19 after a 2nd dose, company says - comparable to the Pfizer or Moderna shots

A man receiving a J&J vaccine. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images A booster dose of J&J vaccine gave comparable protection to other vaccines, the company said. Two doses were 100% against severe disease and 94% effective against symptomatic COVID-19, it said. The company cited an unpublished study that hasn't been scrutinized by other experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A second dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine worked just as well as Mode...
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J&J's vaccine gives 100% protection from severe COVID-19 after a 2nd dose, study says - comparable to the Pfizer or Moderna shots

A man receiving a J&J vaccine. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images A booster dose of J&J vaccine gave comparable protection to other vaccines, the company said. The second shot was found to give 100% against severe disease, it said, citing a study. The second shot was also 94% protective against symptomatic infection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine provided an efficacy similar to that of the Moderna and Pfizer...
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J&J's vaccine works as well as the Pfizer or Moderna shots after a second dose, study says

KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / Contributor/Getty Images A booster dose of J&J vaccine gave comparable protection to other vaccines, the company said. The second shot was found to give 100% against severe disease, it said, citing a study. The second shot was also 94% protective against symptomatic infection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two doses of the Jonhson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine provided an efficacy similar to that of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the company said Tu...
Tags: Science, Trends, News UK, Pfizer, Vaccine, Kamil Krzaczynski, J&J, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Jonhson Johnson