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World leaders congratulate Biden after he's sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

Joe Biden is sworn in as US President as his wife Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images World leaders were quick to congratulate Biden and Harris after they were sworn in on Wednesday.  Biden has pledged to "repair our alliances and engage with the world once again." Former President Donald Trump had a contentious relationship with traditional US allies.  Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, News, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, United States, Nato, Paris, World Health Organization


Survey: Joe Biden has the confidence of America’s major European allies

According to a Pew Research Center survey, a majority have confidence in Biden to do the right thing in world affairs.
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How to persuade your vaccine-skeptic friends to get the COVID-19 shot, according to a Nobel prize-winner who studies vaccine hesitancy

Dr. Abhijit Banerjee on November 16, 2012 in New Delhi, India. Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2019 along with his wife Esther Duflo and Harvard professor Michael Kremer for their research on how to alleviate poverty, which has revolutionized the field of development economics. Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has studied what motivates vaccine-hesitant people to change their minds.  He's found that most people don't have "str...
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Trump is starting his last full day in office hiding from the public and plotting to steal Biden's thunder, as his approval ratings plummet to historic lows

President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Wednesday, meaning Tuesday is President Donald Trump's last full day in the White House. Trump has spent the last days of his presidency hidden from public view, and with his approval ratings the lowest they have ever been. Trump is not attending Biden's inauguration and is instead planning on stealing focus from the event, including by flying out early. Vice President Mike Pence has tak...
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The Trump administration gave more than $850,000 in PPP loans to prominent anti-vaccine groups

An anti-vaccination fundraiser. Scott Eisen/Getty Images Top anti-vaccine advocacy groups received PPP funding from the Trump administration, The Washington Post reported. American distrust in the safety of COVID-19 vaccinations continues to pose a threat to public health. K. "Vish" Viswanath, a professor of health communication at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told Insider that anti-vaccine groups are "likely to perpetuate the adverse impacts of the pandemic."  Visit Busi...
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NSSF: De-Platforming of Gun Sites Is a Dark Harbinger

By Joe Bartozzi Open censorship of dissenting voices by Big Tech doesn't bode well for Americans. IMG iStock-1055867850 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Throughout history, censorship has occurred whenever government or private groups attempt to impose their political or moral values on others. One would imagine that this could never happen in the freest and prosperous country in the history of the world. This type of activity clearly seems incongruous with the founding principles – not to mention t...
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Biden To Prioritize Legal Status For Approx. 11 Million Immigrants

SAN DIEGO (AP/CBS13) — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties. According to four people briefed on his plans, Biden will announce legislation on his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally. The president-elect camp...
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Coronavirus vaccines are safe for people of color, despite online myths and mistrust of the healthcare system

Sandra Lindsay receives the COVID-19 vaccine in New Hyde Park, New York. Mark Lennihan/Pool via REUTERS People of color, and Black Americans in particular, may be hesitant to get vaccinated in the US due to a history of racist medical experiments or overall mistrust of the healthcare system. In Latinx communities, language barriers can also force people to receive health information through social media, where myths abound. But clinical trials overwhelmingly show that coronavirus vaccines...
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Trump leaves White House with his lowest-ever approval rating after Capitol riot, impeachment

Nearly two-thirds, 68%, of the respondents in a new poll from the Pew Research Center said Trump should not remain a major national political figure.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump's approval rating hits historic low of 29% after Capitol siege as his favorability with Republicans nosedives, new poll finds

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, on January 4. Leah Millis/Reuters President Donald Trump's approval rating stands at 29%, a historic low, heading into his last week in office, a new Pew Research Center survey found. Trump's approval with Republicans has plummeted by 17 percentage points since August, Pew said. The president was impeached on Wednesday — for the second time — over his role in inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. Visit Busin...
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Trump's approval rating hits historic low of 29% as favorability with Republicans nosedives after Capitol siege, new poll shows

President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US, on January 4, 2021. Leah Millis/Reuters President Donald Trump's approval rating stands at 29% — a historic low — in his last week in office. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, Trump's approval with Republicans has plummeted 17 percentage points since August largely due to the US Capitol siege.  The president was impeached on Wednesday for a second time over his role in inciting the violent insurrection a...
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Trump's approval rating hits historic low of 29% as favorability with Republicans nosedives after Capitol siege, new poll finds

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, on January 4. Leah Millis/Reuters President Donald Trump's approval rating stands at 29%, a historic low, heading into his last week in office, a new Pew Research Center survey found. Trump's approval with Republicans has plummeted by 17 percentage points since August, Pew said. The president was impeached on Wednesday — for the second time — over his role in inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. Visit Busin...
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One-Half of Online Harassment Victims Attributed Their Experiences to Political Differences

Political differences are a driving force behind online harassment, as a new study from Pew Research Center found that 41% of U.S. adults have personally experienced some form of online harassment, and one-half of that group attributed that behavior to politics. The think tank surveyed 10,093 U.S. adults online from Sept. 8 through 13, 2020,...
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Marketers crank up the vaccine push

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Marketers ramp up push to convince vaccine skeptics, all the media deals to watch, and inside Gab. Smith showed off his bandage to the press at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Marketers try to convince vaccine skeptics The COVID-19 vacc...
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Study finds around one-third of Americans regularly get their news from Facebook

Around a third of Americans regularly get their news from Facebook, according to the latest study from Pew Research Center, whose surveys aim to better understand the current media landscape in the U.S. In the updated report, Pew Research found that around half of U.S. adults, or 53%, said they “often” or “sometimes” use social media to get their news. This is spread out across a number of sites, but Facebook is at the top of the list. The study found that 36% of U.S. adults said they “regularly...
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Apps and web portals are streamlining vaccine rollout, but the digital strategies could leave vulnerable populations behind, experts warn

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly Palestinian man at the Clalit Health Services in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP/ Getty Images Health systems are starting to give Americans aged 65 and older vaccine access, and some are using smartphone apps and online programs to streamline the process.  But some older people without smartphones or computers reportedly had difficul...
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Every state raising its minimum wage in 2021

A group of BLM demonstrators protest about $15 minimum wage in Lower Manhattan's financial district on July 20, 2020. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images To kick off 2021, 20 states raised their minimum wages. According to a report from the National Employment Law Project, a record-breaking number of jurisdictions are set to increase their minimum wages this year.  President-elect Joe Biden has previously expressed support for a national $15 minimum wage. Visit Business Insider's...
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Most vaccine skeptics are persuadable and will get the COVID-19 shot, says a Nobel prize-winner who studies vaccine hesitancy

Dr. Abhijit Banerjee on November 16, 2012 in New Delhi, India. Banerjee was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2019 along with his wife Esther Duflo and Harvard professor Michael Kremer for their research on how to alleviate poverty, which has revolutionized the field of development economics. Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has studied what motivates vaccine-hesitant people to change their minds.  He's found that most people don't have "str...
Tags: Science, News, India, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Portsmouth, New Delhi, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Bethesda Maryland, BANERJEE, Esther Duflo


Many Formerly-Skeptical Americans are Now Eager to Get Covid-19 Vaccines

The New York Times reports: Ever since the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine began last spring, upbeat announcements were stalked by ominous polls: No matter how encouraging the news, growing numbers of people said they would refuse to get the shot... But over the past few weeks, as the vaccine went from a hypothetical to a reality, something happened. Fresh surveys show attitudes shifting and a clear majority of Americans now eager to get vaccinated. In polls by Gallup, the Kaiser Family Fo...
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Congress approves $7 billion for aid on internet bills and efforts to close the digital divide, as part of the larger COVID-19 stimulus package

The spending allocates $3 billion for monthly rebates on internet bills. eyecrave/Getty Images Congress on Monday approved $7 billion in aid to help lower-income Americans get internet access. The bill would allocate rebates of up to $75 a month to help certain low-income Americans pay their internet bills.  The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified concerns about the digital divide between Americans with and without high-speed internet access. Americans are increasingly reliant on the interne...
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Lawmakers are fighting over the ethics of taking a COVID-19 vaccine before healthcare workers and the elderly

US Vice President Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine on December 18, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A handful of both Republican and Democratic members of Congress are objecting to their colleagues receiving the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of more vulnerable populations.  The attending physician of Congress and the Supreme Court, Brian Monahan, has told members of Congress that "there is no reason why you should defer receiving this vaccine."  Public health experts told Insider that...
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People in these countries think their government did a good job of dealing with the pandemic

How well did your country respond to the pandemic?It's a subjective question, the answers to which are reflected in new research recording the diversity of opinion around the world.Spoiler alert: globally, more people approved of their own country's response than disapproved.A Pew Research Center survey of more than 14,000 adults across 14 advanced economies in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, found 73% thought their own country had done a good job of tackling the coronavirus outbreak....
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America's miserable, K-shaped Christmas

The holidays aren't looking so happy this year. Noam Galai/Getty Images Christmas is going to be miserable for many Americans this year. While higher-income Americans have seen jobs return and incomes grow, lower-income Americans are either still struggling or doing worse — the so-called "K-shaped recovery." Relief in the form of a $600 stimulus check is on its way, but months of legislative gridlock mean even that help won't arrive until after the holiday. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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Data scientists are teaming up with influencers to fight dangerous conspiracy theories about COVID-19 as people shun experts' warnings

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
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Influencers are being recruited to fight dangerous conspiracy theories about COVID-19 as people shun experts' warnings

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
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How data scientists and influencers are joining forces to fight against dangerous COVID-19 conspiracy theories online

Shauna Harrison Courtesy of Shauna Harrison Data scientists at Public Good Projects are partnering with a "network of micro-influencers" to spread facts on COVID-19 and vaccines on social media.  Public health officials worry misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on social media could prevent Americans from getting the shots. Just 129 accounts are predominantly responsible for misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines on Twitter, according to peer-reviewed PGP data. Everyday social media use...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Pgp, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Cornell University, Influencers, Misinformation, Harrison


What a K-shaped recovery means, and how it highlights a nation's economic inequalities

A K-shaped recovery is characterized by contradictory trends: Certain professions and classes of people thrive, while others continue on a downward path. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A K-shaped recovery is an unusual scenario where certain industries and individuals pull out of a recession, while others stagnate. A K-shaped recovery essentially splits an economy in two, with the divisions occurring along class, racial, geographic, or industry lines. A K-shaped recovery exposes pre-existing...
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Survey Explores How the Pandemic Changed the Ways Americans Work

As the novel coronavirus swept the country this past spring and many workplaces abruptly closed, an era of remote work began for millions of employed Americans that may extend far into the future. According to a new survey by Pew Research Center, most people now working from home had rarely or never done so before the shutdowns. More than half say that, given the choice, they would continue working from home even after the pandemic ends. Three-quarters of those now working from home say they hav...
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Instaread offers thousands of best-selling books you can read in just 15 minutes

In 1982, 57% of Americans reported reading at least one work of creative literature in the preceding year. That number fell to 54% in 1992, then down to 47% in 2002. And, according to a Pew Research Center survey, over a quarter of Americans said they didn't read a book of any kind in print, electronic or audio form in 2018. — Read the rest
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As Americans overall grow more worried about inequality, those making $100,000 and up are surging in consumer confidence

Stuart Malcolm, a doctor with the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, speaks with homeless people about the coronavirus in San Francisco on March 17, 2020. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images Axios reports that almost half of Americans are "very concerned" about rising inequality, citing a survey from research firm CivicScience. The survey found 78% of Americans are "somewhat" concerned about the rise in inequality, while 48% are "very." As Axios notes, Morning Consult data found that, while consumer co...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Wealth, Economy, Billionaires, Income Inequality, Survey, Inequality, Jamie Dimon, Pew Research Center, Wealthy, Josh Edelson, Consumer Confidence, Morning Consult, CivicScience, Stuart Malcolm