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A COVID-19 test result means nothing if you don't isolate before and after

Boots You should self-isolate for 5 to 7 days before getting tested for COVID-19 and stay home until you get your results. That might require quarantining after a possible exposure or planning ahead before traveling. Testing too early, or seeing people while you wait to get tested, means your results won't catch your most recent exposures. Going out into the world before you get your results back could also invalidate a negative test. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If...
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A Florida manatee was found with 'Trump' scraped into its back. Federal officials are investigating the incident as a possible crime.

Ryan Hagerty, USFWS A manatee was found in Florida on Sunday with "TRUMP" scraped into its back. The Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the incident as a possible crime in violation of the Endangered Species Act. The perpetrator could face a $50,000 fine or a year in federal prison, according to an investigator. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A manatee with "TRUMP" scraped into its back was discovered in a Florida river on Sunday, prompting an investigation by...
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A startup that's taking on Big Pharma just raised $500 million

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, Today in healthcare news: EQRx has raised another $500 million, at least 50% of COVID-19 cases spread from people without symptoms, and some evidence that Pfizer's vaccine works against virus mutations.  Crystal Cox/Business Insider EQRx, a startup that's tak...
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Israel, already leading the world in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines, aims to immunize entire country by the end of March

Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Amir Cohen/AP Israel expects to have immunized all its citizens who are 16-years-old and up by the end of March.  That timeline would likely make Israel the world's first country to immunize the vast majority of its population from the pandemic.  Israel has far outpaced the rest of the world with its vaccination campaign, already having ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Amir Cohen, Ramat Gan Israel, Andrew Dunn, Sheba Medical Center, Susie Neilson


Despite how it may have felt, 2020 was shorter than previous years - Earth is spinning quicker than it has in decades

A photo of Earth taken by NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC). REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters/File Photo Earth's 28 fastest days ever recorded happened in 2020. On average, the planet rotated more quickly around its axis last year than it did in previous years.  Scientists who measure the speed of Earth's rotation think 2021 may be even faster than 2020. If so, they may need to subtract a second from the year.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As it t...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, News, Time, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Epic, Year, Clock, Reuters, Peter Whibberley, Universal Time, Susie Neilson, IERS


At least 50% of COVID-19 cases spread from people without symptoms, a new study found

Customers eat lunch at tables outside restaurants in London, England, September 20, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images At least 50% of new COVID-19 cases are transmitted by people who don't show symptoms, according to a new study. That includes people who never display symptoms and those whose symptoms hadn't started yet.  A study authors said findings underscore the need for people who feel healthy to follow public-health guidance on mask wearing and social distancing. Visit Bu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, American Medical Association, Butler, London England, Daniel Leal Olivas, Susie Neilson, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Asymptomatic, Jay Butler


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely that it's in every state'

Travelers at Miami International Airport on December 24. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Genetics


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, France, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia


The contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Colorado, California, Florida, and New York confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, France, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Genetics


The contagious UK coronavirus variant has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Colorado, California, Florida, and New York confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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White House economic advisor breaks with Trump and says he's 'not so sure we need this massive stimulus bill'

Stephen Moore. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Economic advisor Stephen Moore said he's "not so sure we need this massive stimulus bill" with $2,000 checks on the line. After Congress finally passed the second coronavirus stimulus relief package, which included $600 checks, President Donald Trump urged lawmakers to reach a deal on $2,000 checks for Americans. Economic recovery is not dependent on the stimulus, Moore suggested. "We just need to get the vaccine out there," he said. "And we need to...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Economy, Chicago, House, Food And Drug Administration, Mitch McConnell, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump


Fauci says he's 'sure' coronavirus vaccinations will be mandatory in institutions like hospitals and schools

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Institutions like hospitals and possibly schools will mandate that a person receives a COVID-19 vaccination, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted.  "I would not be surprised, as we get into the full scope of [COVID-19] vaccination, that som...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Liberia, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Wilmington Delaware, Newsweek, Fauci, Bethesda Maryland, Moderna


Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows ultimately convinced the President a mask mandate was a bad idea

President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Mark Meadows, President Trump's chief of staff, reportedly convinced Trump not to introduce a nationwide mask mandate, The New York Times reported Thursday. According to the Times, Meadows said such a mandate would alienate Trump's strongest supporters: "The base will revolt," he said.  Meadows' comments convinced Trump to forgo a mask mandate despite polling data showing a majority of Republicans ...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Hope Hicks, Oval Office, R, Meadows, Hicks


An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state - and how far the US lags behind its goal

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber in Columbus, Ohio, December 14, 2020. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday. The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far. The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020. At its current pace, it would...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Connecticut, Kansas, Ohio, Pfizer, Vaccine


How Israel got vaccines to 9% of its population in less than 2 weeks - far more than any other country

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo In less than two weeks, Israel has provided vaccine doses to nearly 9% of its residents. By contrast, the US has gotten doses to .95% of its population, and the UK less than 1.5%.  Experts say Israel's small size, along with its aggressive vaccine procurement efforts and universal, centralized healthcare system put the country ahead.  Visit Business Insi...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Singapore, Israel, US, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Palestine, West Bank, Who, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer


Gov. Andrew Cuomo says some of Moderna's vaccine vials contain extra doses, just like Pfizer's

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press conference in September. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state has found additional doses in its vaccine vials from Moderna. The vials, which were thought to hold 10 doses, could hold up to 11. Cuomo's announcement follows similar news about the Pfizer vaccine: Pharmacists found many five-dose vials held six or seven doses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Toronto Canada, New York Department of Health, Moderna, Susie Neilson


A year of the pandemic, in 26 photos

A man looks out of the window of his home during the coronavirus pandemic. Deliris/Shutterstock It's been almost a year since the Chinese government first notified the World Health Organization about the novel coronavirus. Since then, more than 78 million people have contracted COVID-19, and more than 1.7 million have died. Here are some of the most striking photos of the pandemic's impact so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Almost a year ago, on December 31, 2019, ...
Tags: Health, Photos, UK, England, New York, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, White House, China, India, New York City, US, San Francisco


These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Over half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, November 26, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 16 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,448 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 17 were this ye...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Oregon, New York City, Brown University, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, History, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Ohio


These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,164 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 16 were this year. Ten happened in the pas...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Oregon, New York City, Brown University, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, History, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio


A Chinese spacecraft just brought moon rocks back to Earth - the first time any country has achieved the feat since 1976

A rendering of the Chang'e-5 probe. CNSA A capsule from China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe just landed in Mongolia, carrying 4.4 pounds of moon-rock samples. It's the first time any nation has returned lunar samples to Earth since 1976.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Chinese space capsule has landed back on Earth carrying the first rocks collected from the moon since the 1970s.The Chang'e-5 capsule touched down in northern China on Wednesday afternoon ET, in a landin...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Earth, Moon, Mongolia, Wuhan, Luna, Soviet Union, Chang, Inner Mongolia, Xinhua News Agency, Earth Read, China University of Geosciences


These were the 20 days when America saw the most death from a single catastrophe in the last 100 years. Half are in the last 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far: The virus killed 3,164 Americans that day. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths due to a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the last century, 16 were this year. Ten happened ...
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The coronavirus vaccine rollout has begun

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,What a weekend! As you likely know by this point, on Friday the Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine left Pfizer's Michigan facility on Sunday and shipped out across the country. Si...
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The co-founder of BioNTech designed the coronavirus vaccine it made with Pfizer in just a few hours over a single day

Dr. Ugur Sahin and Dr. Özlem Türeci, co-founders of BioNTech. Stefan F. So¤mmer via www.imago-images.de/Reuters The FDA granted emergency authorization to Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine on Friday evening. The vaccine, which was found to be 95% effective in trials, was designed by BioNTech co-founder Ugur Sahin in one day: January 25.   In fact, according to The Wall Street Journal's podcast, Sahin designed the vaccine in just a few hours. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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NASA just named the astronauts who could return to the moon in its Artemis program

NASA astronauts Christina Koch (left) and Jessica Meir on the International Space Station, October 12, 2019. NASA NASA on Wednesday announced the 18 astronauts chosen for its Artemis moon-landing missions.  The astronauts include nine men and nine women — one of whom could become the first woman ever to walk on the moon. NASA aims to launch people to the lunar surface as early as 2024. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASA has announced the 18 astronauts who will make up...
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Cuomo says he thinks the FDA might authorize Pfizer's vaccine on Thursday, with New Yorkers getting shots 'as soon as this weekend'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a coronavirus briefing at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, May 7, 2020. Mike Segar/Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday he thinks Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine could receive FDA emergency authorization on Thursday.  That's the day an independent advisory panel will vote on whether to recommend an emergency use authorization for the vaccine.  Although several top health officials have said they expect the vaccine to get aut...
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In a first, SpaceX has 2 Dragon spaceships docked to the International Space Station at once - one image shows both

In this image from NASA TV, a SpaceX Dragon capsule docks to the International Space Station (center), near the Crew Dragon capsule that flew astronauts several weeks prior (left), December 7, 2020. NASA via AP SpaceX's Dragon capsule docked to the International Space Station on Monday, carrying a load of cargo. The spacecraft docked next to the SpaceX Crew Dragon ship that ferried four astronauts into orbit last month. For the next 13 months, SpaceX will have at least one spaceship in orb...
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New satellite images show the Arecibo Observatory before and after its violent collapse in Puerto Rico

The Arecibo Observatory as seen by Maxar's WorldView-2 satellite on December 6, 2020. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory violently collapsed on December 1. Engineers had been planning to dismantle the radio telescope since a support cable snapped in November.  But before that could happen, the telescope's 900-ton suspended platform crashed into the bowl-shaped disk below, destroying the facility. Maxar imaging satellites in low-Earth orbit photog...
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The Hubble telescope has revealed a 'very dramatic and very weird' fading nebula in deep space

Images taken of the Stingray Nebula between 1996 and 2016 show it fading. NASA, ESA, Balick (University of Washington), Guerrero (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía), and G. Ramos-Larios (Universidad de Guadalajara) A team of astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture images of a nebula dimming quickly over just 20 years. One researcher called the rapid fading "very, very dramatic, and very weird." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Astronomers often study...
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While coronavirus vaccines race ahead, our treatment options remain mediocre. There are good reasons for that.

A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus vaccine candidate to a study participant. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images In the last month, Pfizer Moderna, and AstraZeneca have all announced that their coronavirus vaccine candidates were found to be effective in trials. Meanwhile, none of the drugs we have for COVID-19 so far are particularly effective. Experts cite several reasons why: Vaccines have received far more funding due to their potential to stop the pandemic, and t...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Atlantic, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, University of Oxford, University Of Virginia, Donald Trump, Bell, American Lung Association, Hamburg Germany


NASA took a photo of China's moon rock-collecting robot on the lunar surface before it rocketed back to Earth

An image of the Chinese flag on the moon. CNSA NASA images have confirmed the landing of China's Chang'e 5 moon robot.  China's space agency said the lander collected more than 4 pounds of moon rocks. The mission is slated to bring the sample back to Earth by mid-December. If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rocks in more than 40 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. China landed a rock-collecting robot on the moon on Tuesday, its l...
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