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News 2020-05-24T16:36:00Z
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The coronavirus triggered 'sudden and devastating unemployment' among nannies, most of whom are women of color and their families' primary wage earners

About 95% of nannies are paid off the books, which makes them ineligible for unemployment insurance, stimulus checks, and other government benefits.
News 2020-05-24T15:54:00Z
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'The governor is a servant of the state. I am a servant of God': 3 pastors defend why they're leading the charge to reopen churches

Churches will follow "all appropriate safety precautions recommended by the CDC," an attorney said, "just as Costco and Walmart are required to do."
Science 2020-05-24T13:12:00Z
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Harvard scientists are developing a coronavirus vaccine specifically for those most vulnerable: the elderly

Vaccines generally aren't as effective for the elderly. A Harvard lab is working on a COVID-19 vaccine that would be most effective for them.
News 2020-05-23T16:18:00Z

Ventilators are crucial for keeping severe COVID-19 patients alive. Manufacturers won't let hospitals fix them without paying hefty fees.

The coronavirus pandemic revealed a shortage of ventilators across the US. But when they break, manufacturers don't always let hospitals fix them.
News 2020-05-23T14:29:10Z

A haunting image of a body abandoned in the street in coronavirus-racked Rio shows how Brazil's health system is struggling to cope

Brazil is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America, with a rocketing death toll and leadership crisis.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-23T11:45:00Z

The untold story of Moderna as the biotech's coronavirus vaccine faces a test that could make it one of the most consequential startups of all time

Moderna has broken fundraising records and moved with historic speed to lead the race for a coronavirus vaccine. Can it live up to the hype?
Healthcare 2020-05-22T17:54:00Z

CULTIVATED: We're back! — The rise of cannabis SPACs — Top psychedelics startups

In this edition, we take a look at the rise of SPACs in cannabis, the top psychedelics startups, and more.
Healthcare 2020-05-22T17:01:00Z

The Positives and Negatives of COVID-19's Impact on Healthcare

Business Insider Intelligence examines some of the major effects of the pandemic's spread on healthcare costs, as well as vaccine progress.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-22T16:59:00Z

Giant companies like CVS, DaVita, Walmart, and Cigna are returning coronavirus stimulus cash. Here's why they're giving up millions.

Large companies are giving back coronavirus relief meant for doctors, clinics, and hospitals. In letters, some of them explain why.
Healthcare 2020-05-22T16:08:59Z

Dispensed: Vaccine updates — Coronavirus medical bills — COVID-19 skin complications

Welcome to Dispensed. Inside, how the pandemic has transformed the drug industry and how hospitals handle future surges of patients.
Science 2020-05-22T14:12:00Z

A Chinese biotech just published the first human data for its coronavirus vaccine candidate, supporting further trials

The experimental vaccine is now being tested in a larger, mid-stage trial. Researchers said the early findings in 108 people support further study.
Science 2020-05-22T14:01:00Z

A massive study found that coronavirus patients who took the malaria drug touted by Trump had a higher risk of death

We just got more evidence that the antimalarial medications touted by President Donald Trump aren't a good bet for treating the novel coronavirus.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-21T19:51:54Z

Bill Maris, the founder of Google biotech spinoff Calico, says he's 'disappointed' with the progress it's made in antiaging research since he left: 'It's not how I envisioned it at all'

GV and Calico founder Bill Maris is growing his new investment fund with ex-Googlers and plans to push ahead in tech, healthcare, and life sciences.
Healthcare 2020-05-21T19:48:00Z

Trump and Congress tried to make coronavirus testing and treatment free, but people are still getting big bills when they go to the hospital

Imad Khachan, who owns a chess shop in New York City, received a bill for nearly $50,000 after a three-night hospital stay for the coronavirus.
News 2020-05-21T17:07:00Z

Live updates: Florida is undertaking the first phase of its 3-part reopening plan while keeping an eye on coronavirus numbers

Two months after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order, the state is on the road to reopening.
Science 2020-05-21T17:03:00Z

Skeptical experts in Sweden say its decision to have no lockdown is a terrible mistake that no other nation should copy

Many Swedish people are happy with their country's unconventional strategy — but the nation has a vocal community of dissenters.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-21T15:57:00Z

Oscar Health opened a fancy new headquarters in lower Manhattan less than a year ago. Now the CEO is working from home and rethinking the future of his offices.

The pandemic is going to change the way we work as well as how we get our healthcare, Oscar Health CEO Mario Schlosser told Business Insider.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-21T15:17:00Z

CEOs of 3 top health system share how the coronavirus is forcing them to rethink supply chains and how they handle surges of patients

The CEOs of Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic, and CommonSpirit Health predict hospitals will reconsider supply chains and preparedness after the pandemic.
Politics 2020-05-21T10:15:30Z

The White House is paying up to $600 million for dozens of N95 mask-washing machines that end up damaging them

Battelle said N95 masks are still safe to use after 20 washes in its machines. Medics told NBC News they were unfit for use after two or three.
News 2020-05-21T08:19:30Z

WHO reports highest daily spike in coronavirus cases and said the virus is a 'long way' from being over

The director-general of the World Health Organization said that almost two-thirds of the new cases were from just four countries.
Science 2020-05-21T08:10:07Z

6 states might be manipulating COVID-19 data as they reopen, reports suggest — here's what can skew the numbers

Several states have been accused of misrepresenting testing capacity and case numbers as well as silencing doctors as they lift coronavirus lockdowns.
News 2020-05-20T20:31:33Z

'We're disposable': Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE

"It's very important for me to have a paycheck, but all of us need a paycheck that's equal to the risk we're taking," a security officer told Insider.
Tech 2020-05-20T19:21:06Z

Utah reportedly spent nearly $3 million on a contact tracing app that less than 2% of the state's population has downloaded

Utah's struggles to get people to use the app show how difficult it will be to rely on the technology alone to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-20T16:59:00Z

An Abbott scientist explains why studies trashing its coronavirus test are missing the point

A study from New York University said Abbott's rapid coronavirus test used by the White House is about as accurate as flipping a coin.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-05-20T16:10:00Z

A plastic surgeon says ultrawealthy clients are begging to fly him in on private jets and pay quadruple his rates to get work done during quarantine

Demand for plastic surgery during quarantine is "crazy high," says a plastic surgeon. The elite want to look good on a Zoom call.
Politics 2020-05-20T14:59:44Z

China's state media is using Trump's comments about the US working on a coronavirus vaccine in January to refute claims of a cover-up

One official state paper said it was proof "Trump and some American politicians and media are lying" about the origins of the coronavirus.
Politics 2020-05-20T13:53:00Z

White House senior staff wore face masks with 'Made in Taiwan' tags, signaling a diplomatic victory for the country over China

Jared Kushner and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany wore face masks from Taiwan, despite China's demand Taiwan be kept out of WHO.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-20T13:45:00Z

Rite Aid was in the middle of a turnaround plan when the pandemic hit. A top exec shares how it accelerated the pharmacy chain's move online.

Rite Aid, which operates about 2,500 pharmacies, was in the middle of a turnaround as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded.
Healthcare 2020-05-20T12:55:00Z

'COVID toes,' blisters, and splotchy red spots: Doctors share the new and unusual coronavirus symptoms showing up on patients' skin

Doctors reveal the skin problems that can be signs of the coronavirus, including swollen red toes, hives, and blisters that resemble chickenpox.
News 2020-05-20T11:23:29Z

The Trump administration gave a drug-making contract worth up to $812 million to a small Virginia firm founded less than 6 months ago

The Trump administration is plowing hundreds of millions into boosting US medicine manufacturing, fearing an overreliance on foreign companies.
Science 2020-05-20T10:33:58Z

Texas, Virginia, and Vermont are being criticized by public-health experts for mixing up their test data, producing far more impressive numbers

Virginia, Texas, and Vermont have said they combined at least some coronavirus figures and antibody figures — which isn't helpful for decision-making.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-19T23:20:00Z

We got hold of a letter that shows CVS Health will give back $43.3 million in coronavirus relief cash

CVS said the money should go to the doctors and hospitals "facing significant financial challenges" from the pandemic.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-05-19T14:52:00Z

We just got our first human results for a coronavirus vaccine. Here are the 5 biggest questions we still need answered about Moderna's injection.

Even with positive early signs, a vaccine faces a long and uncertain journey to market. Here are the biggest questions facing Moderna's candidate.
News 2020-05-19T14:28:13Z

A top Florida coronavirus researcher said she was fired as the state reopened because she refused to 'manually change data'

Rebekah Jones, who managed the state's COVID-19 dashboard, was fired on May 5. She said she was worried about "what data they are now restricting."
News 2020-05-19T12:39:09Z

Reporting delays and political pressure contribute to the CDC's incomplete picture of COVID-19

The CDC must wait for states to report infections and deaths, creating a built-in lag time.
Tech 2020-05-19T12:19:00Z

An Israeli company created a remotely controlled face mask that can be worn while eating — here's what it's like

The company reportedly plans to begin manufacturing the masks in a few months, costing $1-3 more than a regular surgical mask.
Politics 2020-05-19T11:47:00Z

The UK government blames its own scientists for giving it the 'wrong' advice on tackling the coronavirus

"If the science was wrong, advice at the time was wrong. I'm not surprised if people will then think we then made a wrong decision," the UK's work and pensions secretary said.
Media 2020-05-19T06:06:29Z

SmileDirectClub just sued NBC for $2.8 billion, claiming reports about its teeth-straightening products were defamatory

SmileDirectClub alleges that NBC knowingly reported incorrect information and that customers in the reports were retaliating against the company.
News 2020-05-19T04:49:26Z

Fox News contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez calls Trump's announcement that he's taking hydroxychloroquine 'highly irresponsible'

In a memo, the White House physician said he and Presiden Donald Trump "concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks."
Healthcare 2020-05-19T00:33:18Z

A judge refused to release 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli from prison, citing his 'delusional' claim that he could cure Covid-19 for free

Shkreli also said he had allergies and asthma that put him at higher risk, but according to prison records he hand't taken over-the-counter medication since 2017.
BI Prime Tech 2020-05-18T21:48:35Z

Former robotics startup Zume is now selling face masks and appears to have stopped producing the food packaging that it refocused its business on in January

According to Zume's website, the Softbank-backed startup is focused exclusively on selling non-medical grade masks amid the pandemic.
News 2020-05-18T19:54:25Z

India's coronavirus outbreak may soon trigger an unprecedented recession as millions of migrant workers travel from packed cities to rural villages

Social distancing is nearly impossible in packed, unhygienic slums at the center of the country's outbreaks.
News 2020-05-18T16:02:04Z

A WHO official warns of a 2nd deadly wave of the coronavirus across Europe in the fall: 'Now is the time for preparation, not celebration'

Dr. Hans Kluge of the World Health Organization has warned European nations lifting coronavirus restrictions of a second, "double wave" in the fall.
Tech 2020-05-18T15:01:00Z

How Boston Dynamics' robots from went from YouTube stars to actual tools for helping doctors treat coronavirus patients and enforcing social distancing

The founder of Boston Dynamics walks through how YouTube back-flip gimmicks led to the company leading the charge of robots fighting COVID-19.
Politics 2020-05-18T10:49:16Z

Boris Johnson accused of 'rank hypocrisy' for clapping foreign health workers while backing a law making it harder for them to work in the UK

Johnson' government is bringing forward new legislation to make it harder for low-income workers to come to the UK.
Politics 2020-05-16T12:12:17Z

The ex-pharma exec leading Trump's COVID-19 vaccine program has $10 million in stock options for a company getting federal funding

Dr Moncef Slaoui was named Chief Scientist for Trump's "Operation Warp Speed" — but continues to have a large investment in Moderna, Inc.
Healthcare 2020-05-15T17:04:00Z

The Positives and Negatives of COVID-19's Impact on Healthcare

Business Insider Intelligence examines some of the major effects of the pandemic's spread on healthcare costs, as well as vaccine progress.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-05-15T13:30:03Z

A realist's guide to the tools and equipment leaders will need to bring employees back into offices safely and quickly

These are the tools needed to redesign office layouts, mandate temperature checks, and make face masks and other protective gear mandatory.
News 2020-05-15T13:17:00Z

More than 16,000 people have shown willingness to be intentionally infected with the coronavirus to speed up vaccine development

"The importance of this outweighs personal risks in my opinion," an advocacy website quoted a supporter of so-called human-challenge trials as saying.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-15T12:00:00Z

Experts share the top 3 ways to speed up testing a coronavirus vaccine, including intentionally exposing people to the virus

Three strategies have emerged to quickly test a vaccine during a crisis. Each approach comes with its own set of pros and cons.
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