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Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer's and Moderna's shots

Dr. Fauci has a stunningly simple way to explain how Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine differs from Pfizer's and Moderna's shots

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The US now has : two mRNA options from Pfizer and Moderna, and one .While it's true that Moderna's and Pfizer's shots were more effective overall than J&J's in trials, experts have stressed that all these vaccines share two very important statistics: zero hospitalizations and zero deaths among fully vaccinated trial participants.When asked which shot might provide people the best long-term protection from infection, including protection against worrisome like B.1.351,...

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The White House-backed 'Great Barrington Declaration' calling for herd immunity wouldn't just fail — it could lead to 640,000 deaths

The White House-backed 'Great Barrington Declaration' calling for herd immunity wouldn't just fail — it could lead to 640,000 deaths

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.The White House is applauding a new document drawn up earlier this month at in small-town Massachusetts, which falls neatly in line with the Trump Administration's own coronavirus plan: reopen, reopen, reopen.The letter,  (named after the 7,000 person Massachusetts town where it was drafted) was written by three scientists from Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard Universities, who lament the effect of the pandemic — and strategies to mitigate it — on society.The...

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Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest.Astronauts collected rocks, took , performed , planted , and then came home. But those stays during the Apollo program didn't establish a lasting human presence on the moon.More than 45 years after the most recent crewed moon landing — Apollo 17 in December 1972 — there are plenty of reasons to return people to Earth's giant, dusty satellite and stay there.Vice...

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Disease Experts Create Color-Coded Chart to Help You Decide When to Leave The House

Disease Experts Create Color-Coded Chart to Help You Decide When to Leave The House

When businesses began reopening from the shutdown across the US, Arizona-based epidemiologist Saskia Popescu started fielding a whole series of new questions from colleagues, friends, and worriers on the internet. Everyone, it seemed, had questions.Can I eat at a restaurant?Can I play tennis?Can I golf?"We were finding just that people really struggled to understand risk dynamics," Popescu, from the University of Arizona and George Mason University, told Insider."There was this kind of false dichotomy of either you stay in, or you go out and it's really, really dangerous."So  got together...

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Dr. Fauci says drinking inside bars is one of the most dangerous things you can do right now

Dr. Fauci says drinking inside bars is one of the most dangerous things you can do right now

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had some sharp words on Tuesday for America's most cavalier bargoers, who he said were putting others at risk of death from the coronavirus."Bars: really not good. Really not good," the infectious-disease expert . "Congregation at a bar, inside, is bad news. We really got to stop that right now."Fauci added that he was "quite concerned" about outbreaks in four...

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Tear gas is banned from war — but police still shoot it at protesters, who cough and bleed as a result. At least one has lost an eye.

Tear gas is banned from war — but police still shoot it at protesters, who cough and bleed as a result. At least one has lost an eye.

The word "Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.A ghost.Police have dispatched tear gas on crowds across the US this week.On Monday evening, shortly before the president emerged from the White House for a photo op, to protest the death of George Floyd, and the systemic issues of police brutality that his death represents.Tear gas has also been fired at crowds out in California, Minneapolis, and Illinois. Some of the injuries the projectile irritant is causing cannot be repaired with fresh air and cold water.  Balin...

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The WHO made a thinly veiled dig at Sweden's loose coronavirus lockdown, saying 'humans are not herds' and old people are not disposable

The WHO made a thinly veiled dig at Sweden's loose coronavirus lockdown, saying 'humans are not herds' and old people are not disposable

The world is nowhere close to becoming immune to the coronavirus, and leaders at the World Health Organization Monday expressed outrage at the idea that some people might have to die in pursuit of a far-fetched virus-fighting strategy called herd immunity."This idea that, 'well, maybe countries who had lax measures and haven't done anything will all of a sudden magically reach some herd immunity, and so what if we lose a few old people along the way?' This is a really dangerous, dangerous calculation," the WHO's Executive Director of Health Emergencies Mike Ryan said on a call with...

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Trump and Pence should go into self-quarantine for the next 2 weeks — according to the government's own coronavirus guidelines

Trump and Pence should go into self-quarantine for the next 2 weeks — according to the government's own coronavirus guidelines

The coronavirus arrived at the White House this week.Vice President Mike Pence's Press Secretary, Katie Miller, . "She tested very good for a long period of time, and then all of a sudden today she tested positive," President Trump said on Friday. "She hasn't come into contact with me. She's spent some time with the vice president."In addition to being one of Pence's aides, Miller is also the wife of Stephen Miller, who is one of Trump's senior advisors and works closely with the President.Miller's is not the first infection at the White House, either. On Thursday, CNN reported that for...

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A top US vaccine scientist says he was ousted from his job for refusing to tout 'unproven' coronavirus treatments

A top US vaccine scientist says he was ousted from his job for refusing to tout 'unproven' coronavirus treatments

Rick Bright, one of the country's top vaccine experts, says he was removed from his position in the federal government for refusing to endorse "unproven" coronavirus treatments."Specifically, and contrary to misguided directives, I limited the broad use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, promoted by the administration as a panacea, but which clearly lack scientific merit," Bright wrote in a statement to .Bright's demotion from director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, to a smaller role at the National Institutes of Health was first reported on ....

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World Health Organization declares the coronavirus a pandemic

World Health Organization declares the coronavirus a pandemic

The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic on Wednesday as it spreads in more than 100 countries around the world. The WHO defines a pandemic as "the worldwide spread of a new disease." The determination is based on the geographic spread of a disease, the severity of illnesses it causes, and its effects on society. COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, has sickened more than 121,000 people and killed over 4,300 people. "WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock, and we're deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and...

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