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Catching coronavirus gives 83% protection against reinfection for up to 5 months, a study suggests - but you could still spread the virus

A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, California. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Catching coronavirus gives you about 83% protection from reinfection for up to five months, a large preliminary UK study suggests. This is comparable to the protection offered by vaccines. Work is ongoing to find out how long immunity lasts, whether vaccines work in people previo...
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Study demonstrates that anti-radiation phone stickers do nothing

Can stickers—as in adhesive- or magnetic-backed paper—block phone radiation? Not these ones, says the University of Surrey in England. The stickers are sold by a U.K. company, Energydots, to exploit the country's pitch into 5G conspiracy theories and mystic paranoia. The stickers are about $35 each, shipped; Energydots has also falsely claimed to be in partnership with Britain's National Health Service. — Read the rest
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COVID-19 has killed more British civilians than the Nazis

A nurse works on a patient in the ICU at St. George's Hospital in London on January 7, 2020. Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images UK COVID-19 deaths are now higher than the number of British civilians killed in World War II. Government figures state that 70,000 British civilians were killed during the war. Most of these deaths were due to bombing raids by Nazi Germany. The coronavirus has now killed 79,833 people in the country. This week, England and Scotland were plunged into ne...
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Coronavirus: London Mayor Sadiq Khan declares 'major incident' in city - Business Insider

A leaked National Health Service briefing revealing that London's hospitals are just two weeks from breaking point.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan declares a 'major incident' as the city's hospitals become overwhelmed with Covid patients

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Getty 'Major incident' declared in London as the city's hospitals become overwhelmed with Covid patients London Mayor Sadiq Khan made the decision, saying the pandemic was "out of control" in the UK capital. It follows a leaked National Health Service briefing revealing that London's hospitals are just two weeks from breaking point. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared a "major incident" in the UK capital as the ci...
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Pandemic: Johnson orders new shutdown rules for the UK

By Danica Kirka and Sylvia Hui | Associated Press LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the shot developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic...
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Britain inoculates first patient with Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

England’s National Health Service says a retired maintenance manager has received the first injection of the new coronavirus vaccine...
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An 82-year-old dialysis patient is the first person to get Oxford and AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine since its UK authorization

Brian Pinker, 82, receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the nurse Sam Foster at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, England, on Monday. Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images Brian Pinker, 82, was the first person to receive AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday morning as the UK began its rollout, the country's National Health Service said. Pinker, a dialysis patient, said he was "so pleased" to get the shot and could now look forward to celebrati...
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An 82-year-old dialysis patient is the first person in the UK to receive the new Oxford and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

82-year-old Brian Pinker receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Sam Foster at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford as the NHS increases its vaccination programme with 530,000 doses of the newly approved jab available for rollout across the UK on January 4, 2021 in Oxford, England. Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images Brian Pinker, 82, was the first person to receive AstraZeneca and Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday morning, the UK's National Health Service sa...
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The Latest: U.K. hits record 57,725 daily virus cases

By The Associated Press LONDON — The U.K. has registered a record 57,725 daily coronavirus cases. Government figures show the U.K. has recorded five straight daily highs — all above 50,000 and nearly double the levels of two weeks ago. Also, hospitals in Britain have started receiving batches of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, approved by British regulators this week. Some 530,000 doses of the vaccine will be available for rollout across the country from M...
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London hospitals are diverting ambulances and declaring 'major incidents' over oxygen shortages, as coronavirus infections surge in England

A sign is seen at a coronavirus test center at Stanley Park near Anfield, Liverpool. REUTERS/Carl Recine/File Photo Doctors in England have warned that National Health Service staff at "breaking point," and hospitals are running out of oxygen. It comes amid an alarming new surge in COVID-19 patients across the country, with scientists warning that a new, possibly more infectious coronavirus variant is responsible for a steep rise in infections. There are now more COVID-19 patients in hospi...
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North of England NHS buyers name IT consultants who got in on £200m framework deal

Hundreds of millions of pounds' worth of consultancy work farmed out Deloitte, Atos, and Phoenix Software are among the 29 organisations who've been picked to provide a whopping £200m worth of IT consultancy services to the National Health Service in the north of England.…
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Coronavirus live updates: England's restrictions likely to stay 'for months'; Italy, Belgium, Netherlands suspending flights from UK

England’s new rules likely to remain until vaccine rollout is widespread; Italy to suspend flights; France and Germany also consider bans as Belgium and Netherlands stop UK travel New restrictions in place for greater SydneyUK PM announces ‘tier 4’ curbs and curtails Christmas mixing in England 2.27pm GMT A further 266 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 46,388, Britain’s National Hea...
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UK Use of Software Linked To Russia-Hack Runs Deep

The little-known Texas software company that's been attacked by suspected Russian hackers has a sprawling reach among U.K. government agencies, potentially putting clients from the National Health Service to police forces at risk. From a report: SolarWinds, which fell victim to hackers who put a "backdoor" in the software giving them access to users' computer networks, has been deployed by the U.K.'s Ministry of Justice and the intelligence and security organization GCHQ. Procurement records als...
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At least 4 people have had allergic reactions after Pfizer's vaccine, among hundreds of thousands who've been vaccinated. Here's what we know.

MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFP/Getty Hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers across the US and UK are beginning to get Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. So far, there have been at least 4 reports of non life-threatening allergic reactions, shortly after people got their first shots. 2 allergic reactions happened in the UK last week, and 2 more were recorded at an Alaska hospital this week. It's still not clear what's causing the reactions. The FDA says people should only refrain from vaccination if ...
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Hospital officials apologize for UK ad showing Santa Claus with COVID-19, saying it wasn't meant for children

Santa Claus being wheeled into a hospital in "The Gift," an ad from the NHS. YouTube Screenshot UK government officials apologized for a Christmas charity ad showing Santa Claus nearly dying from COVID-19 in hospital, saying the spot wasn't meant for children.  The National Health Service scrubbed "The Gift" from its YouTube channel, as did those involved with the making of it.  A top YouTube comment on the video read: "Absolutely disgusting. Total misstep. As if kids have not been through...
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Boris Johnson's government has told UK shops to stockpile food with just hours to go until the no-deal Brexit deadline

Getty UK supermarkets have been told to stockpile food and essential goods as Britain heads towards a no-deal Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to talk with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday to decide whether their trade talks have a future. Johnson said on Friday that it was "very, very likely" talks would fail. British ports are already experiencing congestion and delays due to stockpiling ahead of a no-deal Brexit. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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Are allergic reactions linked to Pfizer COVID vaccine? UK is looking into it

By DANICA KIRKA | Associated Press LONDON — British regulators warned Wednesday that people who have a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. The U.K.’s Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is looking into whether the reactions were linked to the vaccine. The two people affected were staff members with the National Healt...
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U.K. warns Pfizer vaccine shouldn't go to people prone to severe allergic reactions

England's National Health Service says people "with a history of a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food" should...
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UK gives first COVID-19 vaccine doses, and seniors are at front of the line

By DANICA KIRKA | Associated Press LONDON — A retired British shop clerk received the first shot in the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program Tuesday, signaling the start of a global immunization effort intended to offer a route out of a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million. Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week, got the shot at 6:31 a.m. on what public health officials have dubbed “V-Day.” She was first in line at University Hospital Coventry, one of several hospitals around the country that...
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A 90-year-old British grandmother is the first person in the West to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside clinical trials, as the UK starts inoculating its citizens

Margaret Keenan speaks to nurse May Parsons shortly before receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry, England, on December 8, 2020. ACOB KING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images On Tuesday, the UK became the first Western nation to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to its citizens. The first to get the shot was Margaret Keenan, a grandmother of four who turns 91 years old next week. Keenan said she felt "so privileged" to be the first person to take th...
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The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The UK government has approved the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use, following the recommendation of the national medicines regulator. The UK is the first country to approve the vaccine for widespread use — paving the way for some of the most “high risk” citizens, such as elderly care home residents and front-line healthcare workers, to get the jab before the end of the year. The BBC reports that the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has sa...
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UK Approves Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine For Distribution Early Next Week

Health authorities in the UK have approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by U.S.-based pharma company Pfizer and German-based biotech firm BioNTech, according to a press release from the two companies. The first doses will be given free to some of the most vulnerable Britons and health care workers early next…Read more...
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Boris Johnson is in self-isolation after a British Member of Parliament he spent 35 minutes with tested positive for COVID-19

Getty UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under self-isolation after a member of the parliament who met last week announced he tested positive for the coronavirus. On Sunday, Conservative MP Lee Anderson posted that both he and his wife tested positive. Anderson and Johnson had both attended a meeting on Thursday. A Downing Street spokesperson said Johnson "does not have any symptoms of Covid-19" but was self-isolating in accordance with the UK's coronavirus rules. Visit Business Insider's...
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Health workers born outside of the US are essential in our fight against the coronavirus. Sadly, America is failing them.

A medical worker puts on protective equipment at the United Memorial Medical Center’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, June 29, 2020. Health workers represent a sixth of all COVID-19 cases, and a disproportionate portion of that group are migrant health workers.  We need to have solidarity with migrant workers and provide them with better working conditions. Solidarity involves assisting and supporting others because we recognize something shared betw...
Tags: US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, National Health Service, World Health Organization, Quebec, Solidarity, Houston Texas, United Memorial Medical Center, COVID, Minority Ethnic BAME, Lisa A Eckenwiler, Independent Resource Group, GlobalHealth Justice, Lisa Eckenwiler


We got the vaccine news the world was waiting on this week

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, What a week it's been. While markets and public health experts have been optimistic about the results of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, it's hard to ignore the uncontrolled spread of the virus around most states in the US.It's making planning for the holidays even harder. Hope y'all are having an OK time navigating smaller festivities and potentially difficult conversations with loved ones with different appetites for COVID-19 risk. We'll get into all ...
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Nurse Charged With Murdering 8 Babies and Trying to Kill 10 More

A British nurse has been charged with murdering eight babies, as well as the attempted murders of 10 others, after a years-long investigation into an unexplained spike in baby deaths at a hospital’s neonatal unit.It’s the third time that Lucy Letby, 30, has been arrested. She was previously detained in 2018 and 2019 as authorities probed the string of infant fatalities at the Countess of Chester Hospital in England. Both times, the nurse was released with no further action against her, but she a...
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Tim Berners Lee's Startup Inrupt Releases Privacy Platform for Enterprises

Inrupt, the startup from World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, announced an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform today, which allows large organizations and governments to build applications that put users in control of their data . From a report: Berners-Lee has always believed that the web should be free and open, but large organizations have grown up over the last 20 years that make their money using our data. He wanted to put people back in charge of their data, and the Solid ...
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How world wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee plans to break Big Tech's chokehold on your personal data

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. Getty Inrupt, the company founded by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, announced Monday it's releasing its data management platform Solid for enterprises. It already has several big-ticket clients, including Britain's National Health Service (NHS), NatWest bank, and the BBC. Berners-Lee told Business Insider the ultimate goal of Solid is to give people more say over how their data can be used, and stop it ending up in "social ...
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Tim Berners Lee’s startup Inrupt releases Solid privacy platform for enterprises

Inrupt, the startup from World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, announced an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform today, which allows large organizations and governments to build applications that put users in control of their data. Berners-Lee has always believed that the web should be free and open, but large organizations have grown up over the last 20 years that make their money using our data. He wanted to put people back in charge of their data, and the Solid open source proje...
Tags: Open Source, UK, Enterprise, Privacy, Tech, Bbc, Mit, National Health Service, Belgium, Data Privacy, Sdk, World Wide Web, Tim Berners Lee, Berners Lee, Bruce, John Bruce