News 2021-07-16T05:37:57Z
Vaccine

A 24-year-old man who had a double lung transplant after getting COVID-19 said he regretted not getting the vaccine

"He wanted to wait until it was out like 10 years or so, kind of like a lot of the population wants it to be out longer," his mother said of the man's decision not to get the vaccine.
Science 2021-07-15T23:00:02Z
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A mesmerizing NASA video lets you ride with the Juno spacecraft as it flies by Jupiter and its largest moon

Juno flew within 645 miles of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon, last week — the closest any spacecraft has gotten in more than two decades.
Healthcare 2021-07-15T21:02:33Z
coronavirus long hauler

A survey of long-haulers found 66 symptoms that lasted more than 6 months. Tiredness and brain fog were most common.

A group from University College London surveyed more than 3,600 people with self-reported long-COVID.
Science 2021-07-15T20:32:28Z

Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who will fly to space with Jeff Bezos after his hedge fund dad paid millions for the ticket

The Dutch teen will join Jeff Bezos, Bezos' brother Mark, and aviator Wally Funk aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.
Science 2021-07-15T17:23:35Z

Here's what would happen to life on Earth if the moon disappeared

What if, one night, the moon simply disappeared? Would we miss it?
Science 2021-07-15T17:21:51Z

More kids are being hospitalized with COVID. Experts say we need to vaccinate more people, and use masks in schools.

Kids under 12 depend on everyone else getting vaccinated, one expert said as some states report children in the ICU with COVID-19.
Science 2021-07-15T14:55:23Z

J&J recalls spray sunscreens after testing found traces of cancer-causing chemical

Johnson & Johnson is recalling five of its six spray sunscreens after discovering small amounts of benzene in Neutrogena and Aveeno products.
Science 2021-07-15T14:53:52Z

You can catch the Delta variant when fully vaccinated, but symptoms will likely be mild or non-existent, data suggests

The Delta variant might be able to cut through the protection given by the vaccines, but most of those cases seem to be asymptomatic or mild.
Science 2021-07-15T14:48:01Z

Blue Origin adds an 18-year-old passenger to Bezos' spaceflight after the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million for the ride had 'scheduling conflicts'

Oliver Daemen, 18, will fly onboard Blue Origin's spacecraft alongside Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk.
Science 2021-07-15T14:32:16Z

The Amazon rainforest is emitting more CO2 than it absorbs in some areas, according to a new study

The findings could signal danger for the ecosystem and are a troubling sign for the world's fight against climate change, the study says.
Science 2021-07-15T10:07:33Z

964 people got COVID-19 after an outdoor music festival, despite compulsory negative tests, vaccines, or other proof of immunity

Verknipt festival near Utrecht became a symbol of the Netherlands' resurgent coronavirus outbreak, which has worsened since restrictions were lifted.
Science 2021-07-14T20:32:27Z

NASA is about to switch its Hubble Space Telescope to backup hardware — a 'risky' maneuver to save its life

Engineers have been troubleshooting NASA's Hubble Telescope since it went offline a month ago. They think they've finally identified the problem.
Science 2021-07-14T18:43:55Z

How 4 of the US's most vaccinated counties got shots to more than 70% of their residents

Public-health officials in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Washington shared their recipes for success.
Science 2021-07-14T18:17:15Z

Fully vaccinated people who got COVID-19 describe their mild symptoms, and their relief that they'd gotten a shot

Karlee Camme, 24, was not sick enough to suspect she had COVID-19 after getting fully vaccinated. She got tested when she lost her sense of smell.
Science 2021-07-14T17:31:12Z

Here's what would happen if all the ice on Earth melted overnight

If all the ice in the world melted overnight, there would be mass flooding, greenhouse gasses, severe weather conditions, and unthinkable migration.
Science 2021-07-14T16:14:55Z

South Korea bans fast-paced music in gyms and limits treadmill speeds to a walk as COVID-19 cases soar

Gym-goers will not be able to angrily run to "good 4 u" by Olivia Rodrigo or bench press to the beat of Kanye West's "Power" for at least two weeks.

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Science 2021-07-14T13:42:04Z

Countries are worried that COVID-19 vaccines might be starting to wear off. Despite some concerning signs, it's not yet clear if that's the case.

Pfizer CEO said last week that data coming out of Israel could mean vaccine antibodies are fading, but experts told Insider they are not convinced.
Tech 2021-07-14T13:37:20Z

Virgin Galactic plans to introduce 2 new spacecraft that are easier to maintain and turn around for daily flights

The space tourism company's new CEO told the Financial Times there will be two more tests this year before commercial flights begin in 2022.
Healthcare 2021-07-14T13:22:19Z

Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns of a Delta-driven virus peak at the end of September

Scott Gottlieb, former head of the FDA, said that the COVID-19 pandemic will get "worse before it gets better" because of the Delta variant.
Science 2021-07-14T12:13:00Z

The Perseids start this week, and NASA calls it the best meteor shower of the year. Here's how to watch.

The Perseids, considered the year's best meteor shower, starts Wednesday and is set to peak next month. Here's how to watch the celestial light show.
Healthcare 2021-07-14T12:09:20Z

8 fully vaccinated healthcare workers who went to a Vegas pool party got COVID-19 with mild symptoms — and at least 7 caught the Delta variant, a report said

The healthcare workers had symptoms similar to allergies or a cold and chose to get tested, a hospital CEO told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Science 2021-07-14T09:00:53Z

Scientists could create a single vaccine that fights multiple coronaviruses within 5 years, potentially preventing the next pandemic, an expert says

At least 20 research groups are developing vaccines that fight multiple coronaviruses — the virus family that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
Politics 2021-07-14T01:31:06Z

Tennessee department of health to stop vaccine outreach and events for children and teenagers for all diseases — including COVID-19

On Monday, the state government dismissed the top vaccine official for trying to get teens vaccinated as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Science 2021-07-13T22:00:00Z

The technology, devices, and benefits of remote patient monitoring in the healthcare industry

What if your doctor could treat you from the comfort of your own 合约数字币和虚拟币home? Remote patient monitoring devices seek to do just that! Learn about RPM, devices and systems in this growing health market segment.
Entertainment 2021-07-13T19:22:23Z

A brief history of Stephen Colbert's friendly 'feud' with billionaire Richard Branson

Richard Branson and Stephen Colbert have been messing with each other for years, from fire-extinguisher fights to dares.
Science 2021-07-13T18:21:00Z

NASA may attempt a 'risky' maneuver to fix its broken Hubble Space Telescope this week

Engineers have been troubleshooting NASA's Hubble Telescope since it went offline in mid-June. Now, they're going to try switching to backup hardware.
Science 2021-07-13T17:02:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Healthcare 2021-07-13T15:02:34Z

The US doesn't really know how widespread the Delta variant is because its virus sequencing is lagging far behind many other rich nations

The US sequenced and reported 4% of all positive COVID-19 tests in the past six months — far behind the UK at 18.6% and Australia at 58.7%.
Tech 2021-07-13T15:00:16Z

A health startup founder who raised $40 million plans to improve healthcare access in the US

RubiconMD founder Carlos Reines is using his background in tech to provide more accurate care to patients around the world and reduce waiting lists.
Science 2021-07-13T14:41:51Z

Almost 1 million people booked a COVID-19 vaccine on the day France announced a 'health passport' for non-essential places like restaurants

The French booking site Doctolib said saw an "absolute record" number of vaccination appointment bookings after restrictions tightened on Monday.
Science 2021-07-13T13:25:00Z

The Delta variant is hitting red states hardest as the US's vaccine divide widens

Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wyoming have seen upticks in daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
Science 2021-07-13T10:26:10Z

WHO warns countries not to hoard vaccines for 3rd doses while poor countries don't have any

There is "no scientific evidence" that a booster shot is needed at this point, WHO's chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, said at a press briefing.
Science 2021-07-13T03:35:59Z

A graphic health ad made by the Australian government depicting a woman with COVID-19 gasping for air has sparked backlash

The health advertisement drew fire over the weekend for its message and portrayal of someone who was infected with COVID-19.
Science 2021-07-12T22:31:30Z

Mars and Venus will appear just a finger's width apart in the night sky on Monday and Tuesday. Here's how to see it.

Mars and Venus will be a mere half-degree apart, or about the width of an index finger at arm's length, in the sky on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Science 2021-07-12T22:03:49Z

Richard Branson brought Stephen Colbert's headshot to space with him

Stephen Colbert hosted Virgin Galactic's livestream of its first fully crewed spaceflight on Sunday. In return, Colbert's picture hitched a ride.
Science 2021-07-12T20:02:18Z

Italy won the Euro 2020 final against England with a penalty shootout. Here's why penalty kicks are so unfair to goalies.

It's one of those things that make soccer such an intense and nail-biting sport — the penalty shootout. But are penalty kicks actually fair?
International 2021-07-12T18:29:05Z

France will require people to use a 'health passport' to enter a restaurant or attraction this fall

French President Emmanuel Macron said the new policy requiring COVID-19 vaccines would start in August.
Science 2021-07-12T18:20:33Z

The FDA issued a warning about a rare paralyzing syndrome linked to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine

About 100 cases of a rare disorder have been reported in people who got the J&J shot, the CDC said in a statement. The FDA said one person died.
Science 2021-07-12T16:59:18Z

Catch up on billionaire Richard Branson's trip to space with these photos of what it's like to fly with Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson safely landed after testing the customer experience of flying to the edge of space.
Science 2021-07-12T15:46:10Z

6 fully vaccinated people who attended an outdoor wedding caught the Delta variant, but people with Pfizer and Moderna shots survived, study says

The infections among attendees of a 92-person wedding in April were in people over 50, a study says. One who'd gotten the Covaxin vaccine died.
Retail 2021-07-12T15:15:31Z

Business owners in a tiny desert town are 'excited but apprehensive' to see whether a $220 million bet on billionaire Richard Branson's spaceport will pay off

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where Spaceport America launches from, has languished for years. But Sunday's launch has residents hopeful.
Science 2021-07-12T15:02:46Z

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is giving away 2 free tickets to space as part of a charity contest — here's how to enter

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson announced the Omaze Sweepstakes on Sunday. Here's how you can win two tickets to space worth $250,000 each.
Healthcare 2021-07-12T12:02:54Z

A simple blood test to check if you're a COVID-19 long hauler could launch within 6 months, researchers say

The tests look for "autoantibodies" that mistakenly attack the body's cells. Researchers found these antibodies in COVID-19 long haulers.
Science 2021-07-12T10:19:48Z

Thailand is considering Western booster shots after 600 healthcare workers given Chinese vaccines caught COVID-19

Data released by the Thai ministry of health on Sunday that almost 1 in 1,000 health workers with two doses of Sinvac got infected.
Science 2021-07-12T00:22:17Z

Fauci says vaccines should be mandated at the local level but the federal government will not mandate them

Dr. Anthony Fauci said some might be nervous that the shots had not been fully approved but added that they were "as good as officially approved."
Science 2021-07-11T19:12:47Z

Elon Musk showed up in Richard Branson's kitchen at 3 a.m. to wish him luck flying to the edge of space

The SpaceX founder visited Virgin Galactic's New Mexico launch facilities to watch Branson climb aboard a rocket plane and scream toward space.
Science 2021-07-11T18:03:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Science 2021-07-11T17:10:23Z

A woman who died from COVID-19 was the first recorded case of contracting 2 variants of coronavirus at the same time, researchers say

The co-infection case is the first of its kind and shows it is possible to catch two coronavirus variants simultaneously, researchers said on Sunday.
Science 2021-07-11T16:57:02Z

The launch of a Fox weather channel has climate crisis experts concerned, report says

Fox News Media, which has previously pushed misinformation about the climate crisis, is launching a 24-hour weather news channel later this year.
Politics 2021-07-11T16:23:39Z

Fauci said it's 'horrifying' that CPAC attendees cheered about the US' lagging vaccination rate

A crowd cheered when a CPAC speaker said the US government wasn't able to "sucker" people into getting vaccinated.
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