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Gov. Brian Kemp suggested Biden is at fault for Georgia's COVID-19 vaccination rate, which remains one of the lowest in the US

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia. AP Photo/John Bazemore Gov. Brian Kemp called out Biden for not working harder to push the FDA to fully approve COVID-19 vaccines. The governor pointed to the vaccine emergency authorization to explain some of the hesitation. Kemp was also critical of the CDC's new guidance on mask-wearing among vaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia on Thursday attempted to shift blame to President Joe Biden for th...
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Donald Trump did not appear to donate his salary from his last 6 months in office as promised, says report

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File Donald Trump promised to give away his presidential salary while in office. The Washington Post was unable to account for his salary for his final 6 months. Trump had become increasingly bitter about not receiving praise for donating his earnings. See more stories on Insider's business page. It is unclear what Donald Trump did with his salary from his last 6 months in office, which he promised to donate, according to The Wash...
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CDC document offers more evidence that booster shots could help immunocompromised people in the face of Delta

Elsa Gavina gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Lima, Peru on April 26, 2021. Raul Sifuentes/Getty Images Delta will make breakthrough cases more common among immunocompromised people, a CDC document says. The document says mRNA vaccines are far less effective at preventing hospitalizations among people with weakened immune systems. US regulators may eventually recommend booster shots for immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disease experts have long ...
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The CDC's leaked document is 'largely reassuring' for vaccinated people, says a Brown University public-health expert

Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez raises his fist to celebrate receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 21, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images An internal CDC document suggests the Delta variant poses a mounting threat in the US. But Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown School of Public Health, called the document "reassuring." The bottom line, Jha wrote, is that Delta is "really bad," but our vaccines are "really good." See...
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'The War Has Changed': Internal CDC Document Urges New Messaging, Warns Delta Infections Likely More Severe

Yasmeen Abutaleb, Carolyn Y. Johnson, and Joel Achenbach, reporting at Washington Post: The delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal federal health document that argues officials must "acknowledge the war has changed." The document is an internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slide presentation, shared within the CDC and obtained by The Washington Post. It captures the st...
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Reckoning with a spike in COVID-19 cases

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and this week in healthcare news:We reckoned with the spike in COVID-19 cases in the US, and what it means for masking and booster shots;Why upstarts offering mental-health treatments are shunning insurance coverage;Find out who's advising some of the hottest digital health startups. If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Tips, comments? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to ...
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An Arizona GOP state senator who backed the election audit withdrew her support, attacking the process as botched

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election on May 3, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtney Pedroza for the Washington Post Arizona state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita thinks the Maricopa County audit has been "botched." She cited poor execution and transparency as reasons for withdrawing her support. The audit, drawing to a close, has been mired in controversy since being launched in March. See more...
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The Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, leaked CDC presentation warns

The headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tami Chappell/Reuters An internal CDC document warned that the Delta coronavirus variant can transmit as easily as chickenpox. The leaked document said fully vaccinated people may spread the virus as easily as the unvaccinated. But it said vaccines protect people from severe disease and death by up to 10 times. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta coronavirus variant appears to be as contagious as chi...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Trends, News UK, Delta, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Delta variant


Report: CDC says Delta spreads as easily as chickenpox

By Paul LeBlanc | CNN The Delta coronavirus variant surging across the US appears to cause more severe illness and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obtained by The Washington Post. The document — a slide presentation — outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant at the same rate as unvaccinated people, according to the Post. A federal health official told the n...
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The US was doomed in Afghanistan and will repeat mistakes if it doesn't learn from them, top watchdog warns

President Joe Biden has said the US would complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images The US is withdrawaing its troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting there. The US reconstruction effort during that period was flawed and its failings were obscured by US officials. "Don't believe what you're told by the generals ... saying we're never going to do this again," the watchdog warned. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Real estate empire to non-union employees: Get vaxxed or be fired

The Durst Organization, which develops, owns and manages commercial and residential properties across New York, will require non-union employees to be vaccinated by Sept. 6.
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Federal officials made 'every effort' to downplay a COVID-19 outbreak at a migrant children facility earlier this year, warning 'politics will take over,' whistleblowers say

Fort Bliss, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A whistleblower complaint on conditions at a child migrant facility in Texas was filed Wednesday. The report accused federal officials of downplaying a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Hundreds of children contracted the virus in close quarters, the complaint said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal officials tried to downplay a COVID-19 outbreak at a child migrant facility earlier this year, according to two whistleblowers...
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10 Things in Politics: Big Tech boosts vax mandates

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Senators advanced a bipartisan infrastructure dealBig Tech companies are telling their employees to be vaccinated before returning to the officePfizer is still pushing a booster shotWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden will speak about the Delta variant and the state of vaccinations.With Phil Rosen...
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Frozen food wasn't always popular, but it has become an almost $300 billion industry

From frozen pizza to Eggo waffles, frozen food has taken over the grocery store. But it wasn't always this popular. There was a time when Americans bought only a couple of pounds of frozen food per year. Clarence Birdseye's breakthrough started with frozen peas and fish. But it has grown to an almost $300 billion industry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Clancy Morgan: If you're like me, your freezer is packed full of fr...
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Frozen food wasn't always popular, but it has grown to an almost $300 billion industry

From frozen pizza to Eggo waffles, frozen food has taken over the grocery store. But it wasn't always this popular. There was a time when Americans bought only a couple of pounds of frozen food per year. Clarence Birdseye's breakthrough started with frozen peas and fish. But it has grown to an almost $300 billion industry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video.Clancy Morgan: If you're like me, your freezer is packed full of fr...
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The teen employment boom is slowing in states that have scrapped unemployment benefits, new data suggests

Teen employment rates soared in May. Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Teen employment rates slowed in states that scrapped unemployment benefits early, new data shows. Older workers filled empty roles in these states, according to an analysis commissioned by The Washington Post. Overall employment didn't rise in these states, the analysis from Gusto found. See more stories on Insider's business page. Teen employment rates soared in May as businesses hired y...
Tags: US, Trends, New Orleans, Houston, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Gusto, Doris Metropolitan, Jeffrey Greenberg, Mary Hanbury, Universal Images Group, Luke Pardue, Ben Eli, Getty Images Teen, The Washington Post Overall


Chasten Buttigieg says he and Pete couldn't afford more than a 1-bedroom apartment in DC

Pete Buttigieg, right, nominee to be Transportation secretary, and his husband Chasten, attend the inauguration before Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Chasten Buttigieg told The Washington Post that DC is "almost unaffordable." "We couldn't afford the one-bedroom-plus-den," Chasten told The Post. Chasten moved to the city with his hu...
Tags: Transportation, Post, Politics, News, Housing, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, United States, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Dc, Zillow, The Washington Post


Bezos offers billions in incentives for NASA’s lunar lander contract

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Blue Origin, is offering to knock up to $2 billion off the cost of developing a lunar lander and to self-fund a pathfinder mission in exchange for a NASA contract. The specific contract in question relates to developing a lunar lander for the Human Landing System program, which aims to return humans to the moon for the first time since the Apollo days. NASA announced in April 2020 that Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics were chosen for the initial phase of th...
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Groups representing millions of healthcare workers demand vaccine mandates for doctors, nurses, and others in medical fields: 'The nation depends on it'

Doctors, nurses are calling for mandatory vaccination for US healthcare workers. Mario Tama/Getty Images Groups representing millions of doctors and nurses are calling for mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers. The statement comes as vaccinations have stalled in the US, and cases of the delta variant rise. "We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19," the groups said in a statement reviewed by The Washington...
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A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were 'this is not a hoax, this is real'

A child receives a Covid-19 vaccine on May 13, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Getty Images/Brandon Bell A "healthy" 28-year-old in Alabama died of COVID-19 after not getting the vaccine, his mother said. She told The Washington Post she regrets not getting her family vaccinated when they had the chance. Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate of any US state and is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. After losing her 28-year-old son to COVID-19, an A...
Tags: Post, Science, News, US, Alabama, Trends, Delta, Vaccine, The Washington Post, Don, Carpenter, Vaccine Hesitancy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Kelsey Vlamis


Trump’s tech lawsuits are ludicrous – and dangerous

SACRAMENTO – No one should be surprised that former President Donald Trump, who according to a USA Today analysis had filed 4,095 lawsuits over three decades by the beginning of his presidency in 2016, has filed a series of “class action” lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and Google. He accuses these firms of violating the First Amendment because they suspended his and other conservatives’ social-media accounts. Some politicians act on a set of principles and others go by whatever suits their i...
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Surprise! Donald Trump isn't putting his money where his mouth is on election 'fraud'

These two paragraphs from The Washington Post are both unsurprising and deeply troubling:
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Manga featured in opening ceremony for Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics stepped into the world of Japanese comics and graphic novels when manga was featured prominently in the opening ceremony on Friday. The placards for the country names for the parade of athletes used manga speech bubbles, and the costumes for the placard bearers and assistants had manga touches in their design. Manga roughly refers to comics and graphic novels from Japan, while anime — another popular Japanese art form — covers animation from the co...
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Trump's PAC spent no money on proving election-fraud claims: report

Trump has pushed the false claim that the election was stolen from him, but The Washington Post reports that he has spent no money...
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Washington Post reporter sues paper, alleging discrimination after she publicly disclosed sexual assault

A reporter at The Washington Post filed a lawsuit Thursday against the newspaper, its former top editor, and other senior leaders, alleging she was subject to unlawful discrimination after publicly saying that she had been the victim of sexual assault.
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Washington Post reporter sues paper and former editor Marty Baron, alleging discrimination after she publicly disclosed sexual assault

A reporter at The Washington Post filed a lawsuit Thursday against the newspaper, its former top editor, and other senior leaders, alleging she was subject to unlawful discrimination after publicly saying that she had been the victim of sexual assault.
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10 Things in Politics: Young voters are rejecting the GOP

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Bucks in 6: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks got the last laugh. The Bucks overcame a 2-0 NBA Finals deficit, clinching their title last night with a Game 6 win over the Phoenix Suns. This is the team's first championship since 1971.Here's what we're talking about:Millennials and Gen Z will bring down the GOP - if Democrats do...
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Photo shows a 100-pound tropical fish washed up on an Oregon beach, far from its normal habitat

Seaside Aquarium shared photos of the huge fish. TiffanyBoothe/SeasideAquarium A 100-pound tropical fish washed up on an Oregon beach. Experts said the fish was found far from its natural habitat, making it a surprising find. The opah, or moonfish, will be studied as little is known about the species. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 100-pound tropical fish was found on an Oregon beach, surprising scientists.Photos from the nearby Seaside Aquarium show the huge opah, also...
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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever!’

By MARCIA DUNN VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space. “Best day ever!” Bezos said when the capsule touched down on the desert floor in r...
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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: ‘Best day ever’

By MARCIA DUNN VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space. “Best day ever!” Bezos said when the capsule touched down on the desert floor at t...
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