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Science 2020-07-12T15:57:20Z
Ron DeSantis

Florida breaks its own single-day record in new coronavirus cases again, reporting more than 15,000 new infections

Florida hits the highest daily tally for new cases in the outbreak's history, beating an April record set by New York, according to Reuters.
Science 2020-07-12T15:30:21Z
Adm. Brett Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, speaks during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House coronavirus testing czar warns the hardest-hit states may have to reverse reopening plans, says lockdowns 'should be on the table'

Most of the country can avoid lockdowns and stop the virus by shutting down bars, limiting restaurants, and "have about 95% mask-wearing," Adm. Brett Giroir said.
News 2020-07-12T14:17:00Z
Anthony Fauci

Fauci hasn't met with Trump in more than a month and is being sidelined from TV appearances as the US coronavirus outbreak worsens

Fauci said he hasn't briefed President Trump on the coronavirus since June 2, even as the outbreak has recorded record-high levels of infections.
Science 2020-07-12T13:11:00Z

21 million Americans don't have access to safe drinking water. That can put them at higher risk of getting COVID-19.

Those without clean water face a choice: wash your hands but risk exposure to chemicals, or face a higher chance of getting COVID-19.
Science 2020-07-12T12:41:00Z

A 19-year-old aspiring astronaut is the only person who's attended every NASA space camp. She's already positioning herself for a mission to Mars.

Alyssa Carson is one of a group of young people who are already positioning themselves to become NASA astronauts just in time to travel to Mars.
Transportation 2020-07-12T12:24:00Z

NASA operates a fleet of Gulfstream private jets used to shuttle astronauts and conduct research missions – take a closer look

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived for the Falcon 9 launch in style on a Gulfstream that has a long history with the space agency.
Politics 2020-07-11T22:25:11Z

Trump just wore a mask in public for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began

Trump, who has been reluctant to wear a mask in public, donned a navy blue mask with a gold presidential seal on the side on Saturday afternoon.
Science 2020-07-11T19:58:00Z

THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025

Business Insider Intelligence explores the drivers lighting a fire under the DTx market and unpacks the ways vendors reach their intended audiences.
News 2020-07-11T15:04:00Z

Health needs not hard cash should determine who gets the coronavirus vaccine first, says Bill Gates

The Microsoft founder's appeal follows the US purchase of almost the entire world's stock of remdesivir, a drug that offers faster recovery from COVID-19.
News 2020-07-11T15:02:13Z

The WHO says 'total lockdown' possible for countries after concerning surges in coronavirus cases

Dr. Michael Ryan said full lockdowns could be "the only option" if countries fail to squash "small embers," or early signs of resurging outbreaks.
News 2020-07-11T14:35:12Z

Hundreds of dead elephants have been found in Botswana, and officials say a novel disease could be to blame

At least 350 elephant carcasses have been found in Botswana over the past two months, conservationists recently told Business Insider.
Tech 2020-07-11T12:57:00Z

Doctors in Korea invented a remote-controlled robot that enables contactless collection of COVID-19 test samples — here's how it works

The robot is remotely controlled by a healthcare provider, reducing the risk of transmission between patient and provider.
News 2020-07-11T12:52:00Z

US coronavirus deaths are rising again as cases surge in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas

Deaths from COVID-19 have increased to more than 600 a day following a surge in infection across the southeast and southwest United States.
Science 2020-07-11T12:51:00Z

Black and brown people make up two-thirds of US coronavirus deaths below age 65, a new study found

The results highlight racial disparities in the healthcare system that are causing communities of color to get hit harder in the pandemic.
Science 2020-07-11T11:22:00Z

A Columbia scientist's 'new and powerful weapon' against the coronavirus destroys particles using UV light without harming people

Scientists recently discovered a way to safely harness the pathogen-killing power of ultraviolet light.
News 2020-07-11T05:01:30Z

One step forward, 2 steps back: Harvard's Dr. Thomas Tsai assesses Trump's response to COVID-19, and tells us his fears and hopes about the months ahead

"We started off with a peak, we settled for a plateau, and we ended up with a mountain range," said Dr. Thomas Tsai, of Harvard's School of Public Health.
Science 2020-07-10T23:00:00Z

Read the pitch deck that buzzy startup Devoted Health used to reach a $1.8 billion valuation before it signed up a single customer

BI Prime offers an inside look at the pitch deck that helped Devoted Health each a $1.8 billion valuation before signing up a single customer.
Science 2020-07-10T22:49:00Z

The 'Jurassic Park' franchise got many dinosaurs wrong. The venomous Dilophosaurus was actually 20 feet long and poison-free.

Since "Jurassic Park" came out, our understanding of its dinosaur stars has changed. T. rex was colorful, and dilophosaurus much bigger in real life.
Science 2020-07-10T22:45:00Z

6 months of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, reviewed in 6 minutes

Policies and public perception of the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed in just 6 months. Here's what happened in the first half of 2020.
Science 2020-07-10T19:27:00Z

Antibody tests around the world suggest very, very few people have built immunity to the coronavirus

"The problem with antibody testing right now is that we don't know what it means," vaccine scientist and virus expert Florian Krammer said.
Science 2020-07-10T19:12:00Z

Anti-maskers are posting selfies wearing useless netted masks to appear compliant with rules they don't agree with

Anti-maskers are wearing mesh masks as a literal loophole to requirements they say infringe on their rights. The results could be deadly.
Science 2020-07-10T19:02:00Z

Another study finds pregnant women can pass the coronavirus to their fetus, but it's rare

Diseases like Zika and HIV can infect fetuses, and now some researchers think the novel coronavirus can as well.
Science 2020-07-10T18:04:00Z

AI IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS: How top US health systems are reacting to the disruptive force of AI by revolutionizing diagnostic imaging, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine

Business Insider Intelligence examines the value of AI applications in three areas — imaging, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine.
News 2020-07-10T17:08:16Z

An NYU pathologist says blood clots were found in 'almost every organ' of coronavirus patients' autopsies

When the virus was first discovered, doctors thought COVID-19 was a respiratory disease, but they've since learned it can also cause blood clots.
Science 2020-07-10T15:09:00Z

A glacier in the Italian Alps is turning pink as algae eats away the snow

Glacier-eating algae could take over as global temperatures rise, turning critical snow and ice bright but ominous colors.
Tech 2020-07-10T14:30:00Z

16 inventions getting us off fossil fuels and into renewable energy

Much of the world's energy comes from non-renewable energy sources. These inventions are innovating our energy consumption and paving a greener path.
Science 2020-07-10T13:28:09Z

Frat parties at UC Berkeley have been linked to a spike in coronavirus cases and its reopening is now in jeopardy

The University of California, Berkley traced most of its new coronavirus cases to parties in its Greek system and said cases then spread.
Politics 2020-07-10T13:26:21Z

68% of people tested at a New York clinic had coronavirus antibodies, raising hopes that some communities will be able to resist a second wave

The report raised hopes that large parts of some communities may have some protection during any potential second wave of infections later this year.
Science 2020-07-10T12:45:00Z

Walmart will begin offering health insurance to consumers

Walmart confirmed that it is planning to launch a health insurance arm — dubbed Walmart Insurance Services LLC — to sell plans to consumers.
Science 2020-07-10T12:05:00Z

The US has run out of time and excuses. Now we'll be forced to watch thousands die of the coronavirus.

The US set a record with 60,000 coronavirus cases reported on Tuesday. Hospitalizations are rising in many states, inevitably followed by deaths.
Inside Insider 2020-07-10T12:04:00Z
Science 2020-07-10T11:26:00Z

The US is in the middle of another coronavirus testing crisis — on a far larger scale than before

Coronavirus testing sites and laboratories across the US are reaching capacity. Hospitals may soon follow.
Science 2020-07-10T10:56:03Z

Kazakhstan accused China of fabricating reports of an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than COVID-19

China's embassy in Kazakhstan warned about a pneumonia "much deadlier" than COVID-19, and warned citizens to take action to protect themselves.
News 2020-07-10T10:26:37Z

The US recorded its highest ever number of daily COVID-19 infections, with more than 65,000 in a day

The record for the number of new cases is being broken every few days, with infections rates in the south and west driving the surge.
News 2020-07-10T06:27:27Z

Dr. Fauci gave a blunt assessment of how the US is handling the coronavirus pandemic: Not great

"Not to be hyperbolic about it — it really is the perfect storm and [an] infectious disease and public health person's worst nightmare," Fauci said.
Science 2020-07-10T01:01:00Z

BIG TECH IN HEALTHCARE: Here's who wins and loses as Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft hone in on niche sectors of healthcare

This report explores the key strengths and offerings the Big Four tech giants – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft – bring to healthcare.
Tech 2020-07-09T21:00:00Z

VOICE ASSISTANTS IN HEALTHCARE: An inside look at 3 emerging voice use cases healthcare providers can deploy to cut costs, build loyalty, and drive revenue

Business Insider Intelligence outlines the voice opportunity in healthcare and explores the drivers propelling voice adoption in the healthcare realm.
Science 2020-07-09T20:44:00Z

Dr. Fauci said he's 'so sorry' the worst-nightmare pandemic scenario he outlined a year ago has become reality

One year ago, Fauci said "a respiratory illness that easily spreads," injures, and kills, could quickly become a "public-health catastrophe."
News 2020-07-09T20:25:26Z

The death of a beloved Virginia pastor has devastated his community and sent a message of how serious coronavirus is, his daughter says

The last message that Bishop Gerald Glenn preached was "God is bigger than the coronavirus." He still wanted members to be safe, daughter says.
Science 2020-07-09T20:12:00Z

Coronavirus survivors share their experiences with delirium, brain fog, and memory issues

A new study found that coronavirus may cause brain damage even in mild cases. Survivors share how that's manifested in their lives.
Science 2020-07-09T19:42:00Z

Research is coalescing around the idea that coronavirus antibodies may last just a few months

Scientists still don't know how long coronavirus antibodies last or what level you need to be protected from future infection.
Science 2020-07-09T17:43:00Z

2 charts estimate the true scope of the US's coronavirus infections and deaths. The portrait is grim.

Confirmed US coronavirus cases and deaths don't capture the full scale of the outbreak. Models are coalescing around far higher totals.
Science 2020-07-09T17:23:00Z

WHO: The coronavirus may be airborne and could float beyond 6 feet in restaurants, bars, and other indoor locations

For the first time, the WHO said that airborne coronavirus transmission across a room "cannot be ruled out" in bars, churches, and offices.
Healthcare 2020-07-09T15:54:00Z

The first trials to figure out if coronavirus vaccines work are starting in the US, and scientists are looking for thousands of volunteers. Here's how to sign up.

The US is seeking tens of thousands of people to test experimental coronavirus vaccines. Here's how to volunteer.
Science 2020-07-09T15:21:27Z

COVID-19 testing in the US is an 'abject failure' despite officials having months of warning, Harvard health expert says

Dr. Ashish Jha, Harvard's Global Health Institute director, said the federal government has failed to make testing a priority.
Science 2020-07-09T14:58:00Z

The EPA says 2 Lysol disinfectant sprays are proven to kill the coronavirus on household surfaces

Lysol developed two disinfectants to use on household surfaces like counters, doorknobs, and bathrooms.
News 2020-07-09T14:06:00Z

How South Florida screwed up its best chance to avoid a surge of COVID-19 cases

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez promised to hire up to 1,000 people to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing.
Premium Healthcare 2020-07-09T13:11:00Z

The coronavirus pandemic is upending the way patients get their prescriptions. Meet the 8 pharmacy startups competing to take a bite out of the $335 billion market for prescription drugs.

Pharmacy startups offering delivery stand to disrupt the massive prescription-drug industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
News 2020-07-09T13:00:00Z

Sweden's coronavirus death toll is now approaching zero, but experts are warning others not to hail it as a success

Sweden's coronavirus deaths have fallen to close to zero. It previously had one of the highest death rates in the world.
Opinion 2020-07-09T12:28:00Z

We need to stop talking about 'life after the pandemic.' It's a distraction from our current fight to contain the virus.

Many articles are being published about what life after COVID-19 will look like, but we still have a long way to go.
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