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Tennessee says vaccinated people should be last in line for antibody treatments to save them for the unvaccinated

Nurse Janet Gilleran prepares to treat coronavirus patient Mike Mokler with Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, December 31, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Tennessee recommends prioritizing unvaccinated residents for monoclonal antibody treatments. Vaccinated residents are behind them in line, since they're less vulnerable to severe COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are in short supply as the Delta variant tears through unvaccinate...
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4 leading public-health experts describe what it would take for them to fully return to normal life

A couple take a selfie as Madison Square Garden reopens for a full-capacity concert in New York City on June 20, 2021. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Insider asked four public-health experts what it would take for them to fully return to their pre-pandemic lifestyles. Some are holding out for specific COVID-19 case rates or vaccination thresholds. Others are waiting to hear about fewer cases among their extended social networks. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the quest...
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McConnell was not shocked by Trump's 2020 loss, said there were 'so many Maalox moments' during his presidency: book

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump huddle after the State of the Union Address in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Images Mitch McConnell was not shocked by Joe Biden's election victory over Donald Trump, per a new book. "There were so many Maalox moments during the four years," McConnell reportedly told his staff. McConnell treaded carefully in communicating with Biden while Trump disputed the election results. See more stories on In...
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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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Woman had life-saving surgery pushed back because Tennessee's hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images A Tennessee woman's life-saving surgery was pushed back because the hospital is so overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. "It's terrifying to experience a medical emergency during a pandemic," she wrote in a Washington Post guest essay. Tennessee is facing a surge in new cases, and has one of the lowest vaccination rates...
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A New York hospital has been forced to temporarily stop delivering babies after several staff quit over the vaccine mandate

The hospital plans to focus on recruiting nurses who are vaccinated. Mario Tama/Getty Images The mass resignation of maternity staff caused a New York hospital to stop delivering babies. At least six maternity-unit staff chose to resign rather than get vaccinated, 7News reported. The service will pause after September 27 so that the hospital can recruit vaccinated staff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, New York, will temporarily ...
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The US ranks second highest among high-income countries in terms of vaccine hesitancy, one chart shows

Anti-vaccination protesters pray and rally near Los Angeles City Hall in California on August 14, 2021. David McNew/AFP via Getty Images About one-quarter of Americans are unwilling to get vaccinated or uncertain if they will do so. The US ranks second, behind Russia, on vaccine hesitancy out of 15 high-income countries. A chart from Morning Consult shows how different countries compare in terms of vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated Americans a...
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The FDA approval of Pfizer's vaccine didn't cause the uptick in vaccinations that people had hoped, data shows

An empty vaccine waiting area at a Walgreens in Miami Beach, Florida. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images The US's average weekly vaccination rate has declined 38% since the FDA approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Some experts predicted that the FDA approval would have a major, positive impact on vaccine uptake. The regulatory green light could still pave the way for more vaccine mandates, though. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the two weeks sinc...
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The 30 companies US business students are most interested in working for

People walk past the Google pavilion at CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mario Tama/Getty Images Universum surveyed over 50,000 students in the US covering nearly 160 areas of study. The company asked students to name the five employers they are most interested in working for. Below are those with the highest share of business students calling them an ideal employer. See more stories on Insider's business page. 30. Airbnb: 3.73% o...
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I'm a Louisiana nurse whose hospital was inundated by Hurricane Ida and COVID-19. This is what it was like.

A clinician cares for COVID-19 patients in a Louisiana ICU. Mario Tama/Getty Images On the basis of anonymity, Insider spoke with a Louisiana nurse who worked through Hurricane Ida. Hospitals often discharge or move patients before a hurricane, but Ida's size and COVID-19 meant they were full when the storm hit. Hospital check-ins included storm victims, COVID-19 patients, and people just trying to charge phones - creating even further COVID-19 risk. This is the nurse's story, as t...
Tags: Nurses, Trends, Hospital, Hurricane, Healthcare, Delta, Louisiana, Hurricanes, Ida, Mario Tama Getty, Hurricane Ida, COVID-19, COVID, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Elle Hardy


US surpasses more than 40 million COVID-19 cases as Delta variant continues to spread

COVID-19 cases have been surging throughout the country, and in Louisiana, due to the highly transmissible Delta variant. Mario Tama/Getty Images The US has now recorded more than 40 million coronavirus cases and more than 649,000 virus-related deaths. The staggering data comes as the US grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant. The country logged more than 4 million COVID-19 cases and more than 32,000 new virus deaths last month alone. See more stories on Inside...
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A man urinated on the counter of a Dairy Queen restaurant in Canada after being asked to wear a mask, reports say

A Dairy Queen branch. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images A man reportedly urinated over a Dairy Queen front counter during a dispute in Canada. The customer was denied service by staff due to being maskless, CTV News reported. Staff can be heard screeching in horror in a video that is being circulated on Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Canada was asked to wear a face mask by staff at a Dairy Queen when he got agitated and urinated on the restaurant's...
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California legislature passes bill that would end qualified immunity for police officers, sending it to governor's desk

A man can't hold back his emotions during a Black Lives Matter Los Angeles rally to call for justice in the fatal shooting of KennethRoss Jr., who was shot by a Gardena police officer in 2018. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images California is one of four states without a police decertification process for officers charged with misconduct. A bill that passed in the CA legislature would set up a decertification process. Gov. Gavin Newsom has 12 days to sign or veto this bi...
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Meet the 9 Bay Area biotechs VCs say are poised to take off

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Meet the 9 Bay Area biotechs VCs say are poised to take off';Inside the psychedelics company that biotech investors are betting big on;What to know about past COVID-19 infections and your immunity. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Shutterstock 9 top Bay Area biotechs that...
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A new coronavirus strain detected in South Africa shares key similarities with the most concerning variants, including Delta

Doctors Without Borders nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose performs a COVID-19 test on a health worker in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 13, 2020. Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images A coronavirus variant detected in South Africa in May, called C.1.2, has a concerning set of mutations. Scientists say the mutations could help the virus spread or evade the immune system's defenses. But the fact that C.1.2 isn't rapidly circulating worldwide means Delta still has the upper hand. See more storie...
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There are just 99 ICU beds left in all of Tennessee as a record-breaking COVID-19 spike ravages the state

Mario Tama/Getty Images Tennessee has just 99 ICU beds left across all hospitals in the state. It's currently facing a surge in COVID-19 cases not seen since January. Hospitalizations are almost at record levels, according to data from The New York Times. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tennessee has just 99 ICU beds left across all hospitals in the state as it battles a record-breaking surge in COVID-19 cases, according to data from the state's Department of Hea...
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How to think about your immunity if you're one of the nearly 39 million Americans who've had COVID-19

A man receives a COVID-19 test at Los Angeles International Airport. Mario Tama/Getty Images A coronavirus infection doesn't guarantee long-term immunity. Experts advise people who've had COVID-19 to get vaccinated. Still, natural immunity seems to provide stronger, more lasting protection than vaccines alone. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's a staggering number: Nearly 39 million Americans have had confirmed coronavirus infections - almost 12% of the popul...
Tags: UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Delta, New Orleans, Pfizer, Vaccine, Louisiana, Infection, Northwestern University, Immunity, Mario Tama Getty, Moderna, McDade


Almost half of kids in the US lived in poverty for at least 2 full months between 2013 and 2016

44% of children under 18 experienced poverty for at least two consecutive months between 2013 and 2016, according to the US Census Bureau. Mario Tama/Getty Images The US Census found 44% of children experienced poverty for at least 2 months in a row between 2013-2016. Children also had the highest chronic poverty rate in that time frame, at 4.6%. Democrats are pushing to expand the Child Tax Credit beyond December to help fight child poverty. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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The US is averaging 100,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time since February

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images The US is averaging over 100,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations a day for the first time since February. In the past two months, hospitalizations increased by nearly 500%, according to The New York Times. Deaths have climbed to 1,000 a day for the first time since March. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is ave...
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A Purple Heart vet who fought in Afghanistan died of a treatable disease while waiting hours for an ICU bed

Mario Tama/Getty Images Purple Heart vet Daniel Wilkinson waited seven hours for an ICU bed in Texas before he died. He needed to get a gallstone removed but doctors couldn't find him an available ICU bed. "He served two deployments over in Afghanistan, came home with a Purple Heart, and it was a gallstone that took him out," his mom said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A veteran who served two deployments in Afghanistan died Sunday of a treatable disease because doc...
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A pastor from National Religious Broadcasters was fired for promoting the COVID-19 vaccine on TV

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 A pastor and spokesman for National Religious Broadcasters voiced support for COVID-19 vaccines on MSNBC. Daniel Darling said on "Morning Joe" he believed in the vaccine and didn't want to see more people die. NRB fired him for refusing to admit his comment violated a policy to remain neutral on vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
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Hurricane Ida could bring extensive power outages to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and it's already knocked out more oil production than Katrina

Mario Tama/Getty Images Power companies are monitoring the progression of Ida, which is forecasted to bring severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and wind, high tides, and flooding. Preparation for Hurricane Ida has already knocked out more oil production than Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago. Energy crews and contractors will be responding to sweeping power outages throughout the storm. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hurricane Ida could leave a wide swath of southern Louisian...
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Hurricane Ida could bring extensive power outages to Louisiana and Alabama, and it's already knocked out more oil production than Katrina

Mario Tama/Getty Images Power companies are monitoring the progression of Ida, which is forecasted to bring severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and wind, high tides, and flooding. Preparation for Hurricane Ida has already knocked out more oil production than Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago. Energy crews and contractors will be responding to sweeping power outages throughout the storm. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hurricane Ida could leave a wide swath of southern Louisian...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, White House, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Royal Dutch Shell, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, Chevron, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, US Coast Guard, Baton Rouge


Hurricane Ida could bring extensive power outages to the Gulf Coast and it's already knocked out more oil production than Katrina

Mario Tama/Getty Images Power companies are monitoring the progression of Ida, which is forecasted to bring severe thunderstorms, heavy rain and wind, high tides, and flooding. Preparation for Hurricane Ida has already knocked out more oil production than Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago. Energy crews and contractors will be responding to sweeping power outages throughout the storm. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hurricane Ida could leave a wide swath of southern Louisian...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, White House, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Royal Dutch Shell, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, Chevron, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, US Coast Guard, Baton Rouge


Getting sick with the Delta variant doubles hospitalization risk compared with Alpha, a large study of mostly unvaccinated people shows

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient. Mario Tama/Getty Images The Delta variant doubled the risk of hospitalization compared to the formerly-dominant Alpha variant. About 74% of people in the UK-based study were unvaccinated, and few were fully vaccinated. The study authors said it was "crucial" to get people fully vaccinated to protect against Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. People who get sick with the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus have more t...
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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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For-profit schools target minority communities that typically owe more student debt, report says

Mario Tama/Getty Images The Student Borrower Protection Center found for-profit schools are targeting minority communities. In majority-Black zip codes, for example, for-profits are 75% more likely. Those communities also bear a disproportionate student debt burden, partly due to predatory for-profits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the past decade, a number of for-profit schools have shut down over accusations of misleading students and leading them to take on mo...
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Phil Valentine, the conservative radio host and vaccine skeptic, has died of COVID-19 after weeks battling the virus

A COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images Phil Valentine, conservative radio host and vaccine skeptic, has died after weeks of battling COVID-19. Valentine previously said his personal chance of dying from the virus was "way less than one percent." His family said he came to regret his views and told people to "PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!" See more stories on Insider's business page. A well-known...
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A South Carolina GOP leader who called face masks an 'illusion' has died from COVID-19

Clinicians work on intubating a COVID-19 patient in the ICU at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 10, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images The leader of a South Carolina GOP group died from COVID-19 after making fun of masks. Pressley Stutts also cheered on unvaccinated doctors and criticized vaccine mandates. Then after landing in the ICU for treatment, Stutts called the coronavirus "hell on earth." See more stories on Insider's business page. The GOP leader...
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5 southern states have seen vaccine uptake more than triple in the past month. It's not just the Delta variant that's making people clamor for first shots.

A sign reading "Get Dat Vax!" in front of a pop-up vaccination clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mario Tama/Getty Images Five states have seen the biggest increase in first-dose uptake since July 6. They are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Delta fear was a big motivator, but other factors were also at play, experts told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccinations in the US slowed to their lowest levels in the first week of July. Cases we...
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