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Who's to blame for the drop off in new vaccinations? Start with public health officials like the CDC.

Amanda Richardson, employee at Life Care of Action, a skilled nursing and rehab center, gets her Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in Acton, Massachusetts on December 28, 2020. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe/Getty Images The COVID-19 vaccines are among the most effective ever invented. But when people hear that getting vaccinated may not usher in a return to normalcy or could harm their health, they grow reluctant to get the shots, slowing our march to herd immunity. An ABC News/Washington Post...
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What teenagers and parents need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine, from side effects to dosing, according to experts

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Ridley High School in Pennsylvania on May, 3, 2021 as part of a clinic for students age 16-18. Daily Times/Getty Images Kids aged 12 to 15 may be able to get their COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week. Young people have robust immune systems, so teens should prepare for side effects. If your child wants to return to school, play sports, and see their friends, get ready to book their shot. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Herd immunity in the US could be around the corner - but maintaining it is likely to be a perpetual battle

Kristine Ko, right, waits in line for her vaccine in Los Angeles on April 8, 2021. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The US could reach herd immunity in a matter of weeks or months, but the metric is a moving target. Vaccines bring the US closer to that goal. More contagious variants make it harder to reach. Maintaining herd immunity could require annual booster shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists want you to know that the threshold for herd immunity isn...
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FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12 to 15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is reportedly set to OK the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds by next week. Pfizer said in March that its vaccine was highly effective in a trial of over 2,000 adolescents. Nearly 150 million Americans had gotten at least one dose of a vaccine as of May 3, CDC data showed. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer...
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FDA to authorize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 as early as next week, The New York Times reports

vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be administered to front-line health care workers under an emergency use authorization at a drive up vaccination site from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada on December 17, 2020. Patrick Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The FDA is set to authorize the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 12-15 by next week, NYT reports. Pfizer announced in late March that their vaccine was highly effective in a trial of more than 2,...
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US again pledges to ban menthol flavor in cigarettes, cigars

By Matthew Perrone | Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers. The Food and Drug Administration has attempted several times to get rid of menthol but faced pushback from Big Tobacco, members of Congress and competing political interests in both the Obama and Trump administrations. Any menthol ban will take years to implem...
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The US is resuming its rollout of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine after a pause to investigate blood clots

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images The US will resume using Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. The decision came after a CDC committee voted to recommend using the shots. The US paused its rollout on April 13, citing concerns over rare blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US will resume using Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, m...
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Altria extends losses as Biden administration considers forcing cigarette makers to slash nicotine levels

Nopphon_1987/Shutterstock Shares of Altria fell Tuesday following a report that the Biden administration wants cigarette makers to reduce nicotine levels. The administration is also considering a ban on menthol cigarettes to curb smoking among young people, The Wall Street Journal reported. Shares of British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands also lost ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of Altria shares stretched losses early Tuesday following a report th...
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Company involved in 15 million discarded doses of the J&J vaccine has history of quality control violations

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images One of the companies producing the J&J vaccine has a history of quality control violations, AP reported. Emergent Biosolutions was cited by the FDA on quality control issues, including mold and cracked vials. The company is at the center of the mix-up that led to 15 million discarded doses of the vaccine o...
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Amazon is still supporting - and collecting commissions from - Alex Jones' storefront, even after Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify banned far-right radio host

Alex Jones on InfoWars. InfoWars Amazon has continued to sell products from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, NPR reported. The e-commerce giant receives 15% of all sales of Jones' dietary supplements that exceed $10. Facebook, Apple, and YouTube have banned Jones for spreading false theories and hate speech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is selling dietary supplements from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has been banned from Facebook and Apple.Amazon suppor...
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Biden officials are worried Johnson & Johnson won't be able to deliver 20 million COVID-19 vaccines promised by end of the month

A patient receives an injection of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images Biden officials worry they won't have J&J COVID-19 vaccines by end of March, Politico reported. The company promised the 20 million doses by the end of the month. The delay could impact Biden's plan to have vaccines available to all adults by May 1. See more stories on Insider's business page. Officials in President Joe Biden's administration are concerned Johnson ...
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Xavier Becerra Confirmed To Head Up The Biden Administration’s Ambitious Health Agenda

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS13) – The Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden’s health secretary, filling a key position in the administration’s coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage, and eliminate racial disparities in medical care. The 50-49 vote makes the 63-year-old Becerra the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services. The $1.4 trillion agency encompasses health insurance...
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Psaki refuses to give Trump credit for vaccine rollout and says it was an 'incredible effort by science and by medical experts'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki during a daily press briefing on March 11. Alex Wong/Getty Images Psaki again refused to give Trump credit for the COVID-19 vaccine development and rollout. It "was Herculean incredible effort by science and by medical experts," Psaki said Friday. Trump has expressed frustration at the lack of praise he's received on the vaccine development. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has repeatedly refuse...
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Psaki refuses to give Trump credit for vaccine rollout, says it was an 'incredible effort by science and by medical experts'

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki listens during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on March 11, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Images Psaki again refused to give Trump credit for the COVID-19 vaccine development and rollout. It "was Herculean incredible effort by science and by medical experts," Psaki said Friday. Trump has expressed frustration at the lack of praise he's received on the vaccine development. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good. The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a tool in the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performance of sho...
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The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June. Though the new shot is easier...
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The Latest: US panel endorses 3rd vaccine option from J&J

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A U.S. advisory panel has endorsed the new one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson as a third option to bolster the national effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted overwhelmingly to recommend the vaccine for adults 18 years old and up. The ruling followed emergency clearance of the vaccine by U.S. regulators a day earlier. Members of the group emphasized that all three vaccines now av...
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The Latest: Utah cancels vaccine dates for thousands

By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is canceling about 7,200 coronavirus vaccine appointments after an error in the state health department’s registration website allowed people without qualifying conditions to register for the shots. Department spokesman Tom Hudachko said in a statement that the error allowed residents who are not 65 or older or who don’t have an underlying medical condition to sign up. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday those appointments are being canceled. Peopl...
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The Latest: Brazil’s capital returns to COVID-19 lockdown

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s capital has entered a two-week lockdown, joining several states in adopting measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as intensive care beds begin to fill in some important cities. At least eight Brazilian states adopted curfews over the past week due to the rise in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Thursday was Brazil’s deadliest day since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,541 deaths confirmed from the virus. So far 254,000 people have died ov...
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San Fernando Valley doctors admit receiving more than $1 million in illegal cancer drugs

Two San Fernando Valley physicians have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges alleging they obtained more than $1 million in illegal and potentially dangerous cancer drugs not approved for distribution in the United States. Dr. Stanley Rossman and Dr. Mark Goldstein, who operated Hematology Oncology Consultants in West Hills and Van Nuys, admitted last month that from 2008 to 2011 they obtained Altuzan, meant for foreign markets such as Turkey, according to a plea agreement. The Food and Dru...
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Eli Lilly's chief financial officer resigned after a misconduct investigation revealed he sent 'consensual though inappropriate' personal messages to employees

Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Eli Lilly chief financial officer Josh Smiley resigned Tuesday following a misconduct investigation. "Upon hearing these allegations, we took swift and significant action," a spokesperson told Insider. Smiley sent "consensual though inappropriate" messages to employees, the investigation found. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Eli Lilly's chief financial officer resigned Tuesday following ...
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Fauci declares 'no red flags' from the 10,000 pregnant women in the US who have received a COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a news conference with the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Anthony Fauci said there have been "no red flags" with pregnant women getting a COVID-19 vaccine. About 10,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated so far in the US, Fauci said. These women were healthcare workers who would rather get the vaccine than risk...
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Biden removes Sean Conley, the White House physician accused of misleading the public about Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

Dr. Sean Conley. Susan Walsh/AP Photo President Joe Biden removed Dr. Sean Conley, Trump's White House physician. Dr. Kevin O'Connor, Biden's longtime physician, will assume the role. Conley was accused of concealing information about Trump's condition after he got COVID-19. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden has removed Dr. Sean Conley, a Trump appointee, from his role as head of the White House Medical Unit, the Associated Press reported Monday.Biden ...
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Biden has removed Sean Conley, the White House physician accused of misleading the public about Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis

Dr. Sean Conley. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Biden has removed Dr. Sean Conley, Trump's appointed White House physician. Biden's longtime physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor is assuming the role instead. Conley was criticized for concealing Trump's true condition after he got COVID-19. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden has removed Dr. Sean Conley, a Trump appointee, from his role as head of the White House Medical Unit, the Associated Press reported Monday.Biden has...
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Merck ends development of two potential COVID-19 vaccines

By TOM MURPHY | The Associated Press Merck is giving up on two potential COVID-19 vaccines following poor results in early-stage studies. The drugmaker said Monday that it will focus instead on studying two possible treatments for the virus that also have yet to be approved by regulators. The company said its potential vaccines were well tolerated by patients, but they generated an inferior immune system response compared with other vaccines. Merck was developing one of the potential vaccines wi...
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As an autism researcher, I've dealt with anti-vax misinformation for years. Here's how we can combat it during the COVID vaccine rollout

Diana Carolina, a pharmacist at Memorial Healthcare System, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at Memorial Healthcare System, on December 14, 2020 in Miramar, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Anti-vax misinformation has spread dangerously far and wide. We have a social responsibility to recognize and call it out, especially amidst COVID-19 vaccinations. Here's how to do so. Lior Brimberg, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Instit...
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COVID-19 vaccines are making their way around the world, but global immunity is still far off

Mass vaccination campaigns are being rolled out around the world as governments look for ways to contain the spread of COVID-19. Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, and Sinopharm are among the authorized vaccines being distributed in multiple countries. But Russia, India, and China have been criticized for rushing their vaccine approval processes, and some people remain skeptical about getting inoculated. As wealthier nations expand their immunization efforts, many developing countr...
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Nine months into Covid lockdowns, how one New York restaurant is "barely keeping our nose above the water before we drown."

Tom's Restaurant, near Prospect Park in Brooklyn, opened in 1936. Andrea Mustain for Insider New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down indoor dining in New York City again this week, and one beloved Brooklyn diner is struggling to hang on. New York City restaurants have been devastated by the pandemic, and some estimates suggest that a full half of all restaurants and bars could close permanently across the city.  The situation is dire, and a federal bailout is the only real solution, said ...
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Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' and Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
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Mitch McConnell announced he will get a COVID-19 vaccine 'in the coming days,' as it is announced that Congress will be receiving a shipment of the vaccine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gives the thumbs-up to the media after the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Capitol Hill on February 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The historic 51-50 vote was decided by a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will receive the coronavirus vaccine "in the coming days" to boost public confidence in the shot. "The only way to bea...
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