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COVID-19 pandemic greatly contributed to a year-and-a-half decrease in life expectancy, new CDC report finds

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26 in Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Life expectancy in the US fell from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020, the CDC reported. Almost 75% of the decline could be attributed to COVID-19 deaths. Hispanic Americans saw the most drastic decline in life expectancy compared with other ethnicities. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Deaths, Life Expectancy, Black, United Memorial Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Joseph Varon, Houston Go Nakamura Getty Images Life


COVID-19 pandemic greatly contributed to a year and half decrease in life expectancy, new CDC report finds

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Life expectancy in the US fell from 78.8 years in 2019 to 77.3 years in 2020, the CDC reported Almost 75% of the decline could be attributed to COVID-19 deaths. Hispanic Americans saw the most drastic decline in life expectancy compared to other ethnicities. See more stories on Ins...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Deaths, Life Expectancy, Black, United Memorial Medical Center, ICU, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Joseph Varon, Houston Texas Go Nakamura Getty Images Life


Doctor acquitted of theft charges for going door-to-door to administer expiring COVID-19 vaccines says the method wouldn't work now

Dr. Hasan Gokal Courtesy of David Oates/PR Security Dr. Hasan Gokal went door-to-door administering vaccines that were about to expire in December. Local authorities in Houston charged him with theft, and a grand jury acquitted him last month. Gokal told Insider and door-to-door approach would not work to increase vaccination rates now. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Texas doctor who was accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine doses and acquitted by a grand jury said in...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Houston, Biden, Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Board, Kim Ogg, Harris County Public Health, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Hasan Gokal, Gokal, Hasan Gokal Courtesy of David Oates


Suddenly, Sean Hannity and other Fox Hosts are urging their viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines

Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Fox New host Sean Hannity encouraged viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. "I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more death," he said. Hannity has previously repeatedly called the pandemic a hoax. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several Fox News hosts, including Sean Hannity, threw their support behind COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, a sharp departure from the n...
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Sean Hannity, other Fox Hosts, recant disinformation campaigns on COVID-19 vaccine.

Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Fox New host Sean Hannity encouraged viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. "I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more death," he said. Hannity has previously repeatedly called the pandemic a hoax. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several Fox News hosts include Sean Hannity recanted their disinformation campaigns on COVID-19 vaccines on Monday as the network fa...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, America, Trends, Cnn, Fox, New York Times, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Indiana University, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Steve Doocy, Hill, DOOCY, HANNITY


A federal judge gave Indiana University the green light to move forward with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement, potentially setting the tone for other colleges and universities in the US

Fourth-year medical student Anna Roesler administers the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo 8 students sued Indiana University in June over their COVID-19 vaccine policy. IU mandates the students and faculty must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus. On Sunday, a federal judge ruled that IU can uphold their vaccine requirement....
Tags: Science, Law, US, Trends, University, New York Times, Donald Trump, Indiana University, Tuskegee, Indianapolis Indiana, James Bopp, Bryan Woolston, Damon Leichty, James Bopp Jr, Leichty, Coronavirus


'We're getting further away from the end than we should be': Public health experts warn the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over

Transit passengers wear face masks as they disembark the Metro C Line, formerly Green Line, light rail train alongside the 105 Freeway at the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange during rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, California on July 16, 2021. PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in all 50 states, a CNN analysis found. Some areas are reinstating protective measures like mask mandates to curb the spread of the virus. Public health experts are warni...
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A federal judge in Texas has ruled that DACA is unlawful

Advocates for immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Nearly 826,000 people currently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, DACA. A US District Judge in Texas ruled the program was illegal on Friday. Judge Andrew Hanen barred the US from approving any new applications for the program. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Fed...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Democrats, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


A class action lawsuit against Sega says their arcade game Key Master is intentionally rigged against players

Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher, Sega seen at a gaming center in Tokyo, Japan. Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Sega is being sued for $5 million over claims its Key Master arcade game is rigged. A lawsuit says the game was marketed as a game of skill but is more like a game of chance. The game won't allow a player to win until after a certain number of losses, the lawsuit said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sega&#...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California, Trends, Arizona, Tokyo, Sega, Tucson, Mark Brnovich, Muto, Sarah Al Arshani, Getty Images Sega, Marcelo Muto


Haitian authorities arrested a US doctor as a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse

President of the Republic of Haiti H.E. Jovenel Moise speaks onstage during the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit. He was killed on July 7, 2021. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Another American has been arrested as a suspect in the killing of Haiti's president. Haitian-born, Florida-based doctor Christian Emmanuel Sanon reportedly recruited the assailants. Authorities said he went to Haiti with "political motives" last month, The New York Times reported. See more stories...
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John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, said he'd 'pay to handle' Trump's deposition which he thinks could 'sell tickets'

Former White House counsel John Dean is seen on the left, testifying before the Senate Watergate Committee in June 1973. Then-President Donald Trump is seen on the right in Texas on January 12, 2021. Getty/Getty Trump said he would voluntarily give a deposition in a lawsuit he filed against big tech companies. John Dean, a key Watergate figure said he'd pay to do that deposition, CNN reported. Dean said even though Trump would lie, he'd press him on what he was doing during the C...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Lawsuit, Texas, Congress, Trends, Cnn, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Deposition, Bill O Reilly, Capitol, Watergate, Twitter Facebook


The US recorded more than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases each of the past four days as the Delta variant spreads

Daniel Milian, from right, Miguel Martinez, and Laura De Armas chat as they relax on South Beach in Miami Beach, FL on Friday, June 19, 2020. Miami Beach reopened on June 10th after being shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Scott McIntyre/For The Washington Post via Getty Images The last time the US had back-to-back days of over 20,000 COVID-19 cases was in May. The country recorded more than 20,000 daily cases for the past four days. Close to 48% of the population is fully vaccinated...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Delta, Npr, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fauci, Scott McIntyre, Miguel Martinez


GOP lawmakers say Biden hasn't responded strongly enough to Iranian-backed attacks on US personnel at least 6 times last week in Iraq and Syria

President Joe Biden waves as he walks on the Ellipse after stepping off Marine One on May 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Iran-backed militias waged multiple attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Syria, Reuters reported. In one of the at least six attacks, two US service members were injured. "Iran-backed militias' continued assault on US personnel in Iraq cannot be tolerated," GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe told Politico. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Politics, California, Washington, Iraq, Politico, Defense, US, Trends, Qatar, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Gop, United States, Middle East, Pentagon


California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner, who is polling at 6%, says 'I guarantee you that I am in the lead'

John Shearer/Getty Images Caitlyn Jenner had her first press conference 77 days after announcing her gubernatorial bid, the AP reported. The event lasted for approximately 15 minutes. Jenner insisted she was in the lead, Politico reported, but a poll from May showed her in with only 6% support. See more stories on Insider's business page. California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she's leading in the polls on Friday, disregarding a poll in May that showed she only ha...
Tags: Politics, California, Politico, Trends, Ap, Associated Press, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Gavin Newsom, John Shearer Getty, Sarah Al Arshani, AP Politico


Every single person in Maryland who died of COVID-19 in June was unvaccinated. The pattern applies to other states, too.

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine in Wheaton, Maryland, May 21, 2021 . Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Everyone who died of COVID-19 in Maryland in June was not vaccinated, Gov. Larry Hogan said. Almost all new COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the US overall are among the unvaccinated. It's even more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent severe disease and death. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Desperate to get Americans vaccinated as the Delta variant spreads, Biden suggests a door-to-door vaccination effort

A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell The more transmissible Delta variant is dominant in at least 5 states so far. President Biden has proposed local "door-to-door" initiatives as mass vaccine sites close. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 29% of Americans say they most likely won't take a vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the more transmissible Delta variant spreads throughout the US, Pre...
Tags: Politics, Science, California, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Associated Press, Biden, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Washington Post ABC News, Matt Gaetz, William Schaffner, Coronavirus


Hobby Lobby advocates for a Christian-run government in Independence Day ads placed in many national newspapers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Hobby Lobby ran a full-page ad in multiple US newspapers on Independence Day. The advertisement called for a Christian-run government. It featured quotes from historical figures about Christianity. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Independence Day, Hobby Lobby ran an advertisement in many newspapers across the country that advocated for a Christian-run government. The ad, under the title "One Nation Under God," included the biblical verse:...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Oregon, US, America, Trends, Hobby Lobby, George Washington, David Greene, Justin Sullivan Getty, Register Guard, Church and State, Hobby Lobby Hobby Lobby, Sarah Al Arshani, USA Vote Trump, Images Hobby Lobby


Mark Zuckerberg celebrates the Fourth of July by flying a flag on an electric surfboard

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg rode an electric surfboard while holding a flag to celebrate July 4. He appears to be riding one of his $12,000 efoil boards made by Lift Foils. Last week a judge dismissed the FTC's antitrust case against Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrated the Fourth of July by waving a flag while riding an electric surfboard. In a video posted on his social media, Zuckerberg can be seen gliding through the wate...
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Watch Mark Zuckerberg celebrate the Fourth of July by flying a flag on an electric surfboard

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg rode an electric surfboard while holding a flag to celebrate July 4. He appears to be riding one of his $12,000 efoil boards made by Lift Foils. Last week a judge dismissed the FTC's antitrust case against Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrated the Fourth of July by waving a flag while riding an electric surfboard. In a video posted on his social media, Zuckerberg can be seen gliding through the wate...
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Some companies pledged to halt donations to lawmakers who objected to certifying Biden's election win. They have not kept their promise.

NurPhoto/Getty Some corporations pledged not to fund officials who voted against certifying election results. Six months after the Capitol riot, dozens have made donations to PACs, the AP reported. Some companies said PACs assured them the funds won't go to officials that objected. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following the January 6 Capitol riots, dozens of large companies pledged not to fund the 147 lawmakers who objected to certifying President Joe Biden'...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, House, Arizona, American Express, Michigan, Associated Press, Biden, Amex, Election, Donald Trump


Unvaccinated people don't only risk their own health: Their bodies become 'variant factories'

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 Unvaccinated people can be a driving force for new variants, an infectious disease expert told CNN. "Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories," infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner said. Mutations that replicate can become variants and unvaccinated hosts more easily allow for that. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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20 states have already reached 70% vaccination rate

Maryland National Guard Specialist James Truong (R) administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine at CASA de Maryland's Wheaton Welcome Center on May 21, 2021 in Wheaton, Maryland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 20 states have given at least one dose of a vaccine to at least 70% of their adult population. President Joe Biden had a goal of vaccinating 70% of adults across the country by July 4. Vermont has the highest vaccination rate with 85.3%, The New York Times reported. See more stor...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Oregon, India, Trends, Joe Biden, Hawaii, New York Times, Delta, The New York Times, Vermont, Puerto Rico, Centers for Disease Control, Mid Atlantic, Guam


Climate scientists blame Exxon lobbyists for disinformation that undermines efforts to reduce emissions and global warming

Pixabay A leaked draft report by top climate scientists blamed lobbyists for climate change disinformation. The report said the disinformation is stalling efforts to curb emissions, Politico reported. An Exxon official was previously caught on camera talking about the company's lobbying strategy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top climate scientists blamed disinformation and lobbying campaigns including those from Exxon Mobile for slowing down efforts to curb emiss...
Tags: News, Politico, US, West Virginia, Trends, Exxon Mobil, Joe Biden, Greenpeace, Exxon, Fossil Fuel, McCoy, Joe Manchin, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Khanna, Exxon Chevron, Exxon Mobile


Trump called an Arizona GOP leader to persuade him to change election results. He sent the calls directly to voicemail.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Trump directly called a GOP leader in Arizona twice while he was trying to overturn the election. Clint Hickman, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors sent him to voicemail. "I told people, 'Please don't have the president call me,'" he told The New York Times. See more stori...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, Arizona, Michigan, The New York Times, Republican Party, Biden, Times, Donald Trump


As gas soars to its highest price in 7 years, a shortage of tank truck drivers may leave some stations without any this holiday weekend

A man fills up a car at a filling station. Alexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images Gas prices are at an almost 7 year high, at about $3.10 a gallon for regular. An estimated 47 million Americans are expected to travel by car this weekend, AAA reported. They may not find gas at stations due to a tank truck driver shortage, CNN reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gas prices will be the highest they've been in nearly seven years and some gas stations may not even ...
Tags: News, Trends, Cnn, Gas, Prices, AAA, Shortages, TASS, Tom Kloza, Oil Price Information Service, Kloza, Sarah Al Arshani, Alexander Ryumin, Getty Images Gas, De Hann, Klonza


More than $1 million has been raised for families impacted by the Florida condo collapse

Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 26, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images At least 11 people are confirmed dead and 150 missing after a Florida condo collapsed. Over $1 million has been raised to help victims and their families, The Washington Post reported. The funds will be used to cover what insurance won't and to help with expenses. ...
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One of his former executives says Trump 'deserves to go to jail' ahead of New York prosecutors potentially filing criminal charges

ormer U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images New York prosecutors could announce criminal charges against the Trump organization this week. A former Trump organization executive told CNN Trump deserves to go to jail. Barbara Res said nothing happened in the organization without Trump knowing about it. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
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One of Trump's former executives says Trump 'deserves to go to jail' ahead of New York prosecutors potentially filing criminal charges

Former President Donald Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images New York prosecutors could announce criminal charges against the Trump Organization this week. A former Trump Organization executive told CNN that Trump deserves to go to jail. Barbara Res said nothing happened in the organization without Trump knowing about it. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former ex...
Tags: New York, News, Putin, Russia, Trends, Res, Cnn, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Barry, Trump, Trump Tower, Hyatt Regency, Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, Cyrus Vance Jr


A day after Derek Chauvin's sentencing, lawmakers in Minnesota reached an agreement on policing measures and will create a warning system to keep bad cops off the street

A small group of protesters who had closed the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street in Uptown clashed with officers on bike who were trying to take over the area as protests continue in response the the shooting of Winston Smith the day before by police in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 4, 2021. Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via Getty Images Lawmakers in Minnesota reached an agreement on police reform efforts in a larger public safety bill. The agreement came a day after forme...
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Mitt Romney compares Trump's rallies to professional wrestling: 'It's entertaining, but it's not real.'

Reuters/Reuters Trump held his first rally since leaving office on Saturday in Ohio. The former president continued to make false claims that the election was stolen. GOP Sen. Mitt Romney compared his remarks to wrestling, calling it entertaining but not real. See more stories on Insider's business page. Utah GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said former President Donald Trump's rallies are similar to professional wrestling in that they're entertaining but fake. "Here in the US, there...
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