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.
Trump just declared houses of worship essential. Mounting evidence shows they're super-spreader hotspots.
Trump says in-person religious services are essential. But evidence shows they can be hotbeds for coronavirus spread.
What the CDC guidelines for reopening schools recommend, including mask wearing and closing playgrounds
The CDC encourages school leaders, teachers, and parents to consider taking precautions like staggering drop-offs and disinfecting any shared toys.
COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on nurses —?here's how we can be there for them, just as they've been here for us
Maureen White is the chief nursing officer at Northwell Health, which has treated the most COVID-19 patients in the US.
XpresSpa, the airport spa and wellness company, will pilot a coronavirus testing program at JFK Airport in New York, and is working to expand further.
Sweden's former health chief says the country's coronavirus strategy 'hasn't been the smartest' and it should've spent at least a month locked down
Former state epidemiologist Annika Linde said in an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that the country should've had a lockdown.
'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."
Amazon has opened a homeless shelter in a high-rise on its Seattle campus —?here's what it looks like
Amazon opened the largest family shelter in Washington state in March. It provides enough space for social distancing among guests.
The US government gave hydroxychloroquine to 1,300 veterans infected with COVID-19, despite evidence that the drug is ineffective and could increase the risk of death
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it was mainly using the drug to treat veterans in the final stages of their life.
Four days of work, followed by 10 days of lockdown could help prevent another wave of infections. Here's how the idea compares to other reopening strategies.
Another research group proposed 50 days of lockdown, followed by 30 days of reopening. A third suggested isolating people in their 30s and 40s.
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.
The theory pushed by Trump that the coronavirus began at a laboratory in Wuhan is 'pure fabrication,' according to the lab's director
The Trump administration has pushed the theory that the coronavirus originated in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Evidence conflicts as to whether children are less susceptible or contagious than adults, and the degree to which they transmit the virus at all.
Starving rats are reportedly turning into cannibals and attacking one other as their restaurant food supply disappears
The CDC has warned that rats have become more aggressive. Reports of rats swarming deserted streets as they desperately scavenge for food.
Oxford scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine say there is now only a 50% chance of success because the number of UK cases is falling too quickly
The Oxford mission to find a COVID-19 vaccine is in "a race against the virus disappearing, and against time," scientists Adam Hill said.
Alabama hospitals are out of ICU beds, Montgomery's mayor says. That 'dire' situation could crop up across rural America as states reopen.
Experts say states are reopening just as the coronavirus is spreading through rural America, and that could max out more hospitals like Montgomery's.
The researchers concluded that most states in the Midwest and the South are still seeing relatively high rates of transmission.
North Dakota's GOP governor grew emotional discussing the partisan divide over face masks, asking residents to 'dial up your empathy'
Republican Gov. Doug Burgum appeared to hold back tears when he urged his residents to rebuke the partisan divide over wearing face masks.
Rainy forecasts leave just a 40% chance of meeting safety criteria for SpaceX's launch. Lightning strikes or high winds could endanger astronauts.
MIT researchers translated the coronavirus into music offering a new perspective for studying the virus
Markus Buehler described to Business Insider how he and his lab translated the structure of the coronavirus protein into a musical composition.
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.
Dr. Birx warns of emerging coronavirus hotspots in LA, Chicago, and DC despite the cities remaining closed
DC and its suburbs have the highest rate of positive coronavirus tests in the country. LA and Chicago continue to report high daily case counts.
Latin America is the latest epicenter of the virus, as surges were recorded around the world as countries weighed easing lockdown measures.
New York is relaxing restrictions on group gatherings as the state sees its lowest single-day death toll since March
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed an executive order permitting the gathering of 10 or fewer people.
In the largest-ever study of coronavirus cases outside China, 26% of patients died. Their symptoms came in 'clusters.'
A study of over 20,000 coronavirus patients in the UK revealed that obesity may be a risk factor, and patients appeared with "clusters of symptoms."
'Cytokine storms' that cause the body to attack itself might explain why some coronavirus infections turn deadly
Chinese researchers found that an aggressive immune response causes coronavirus cases to go from mild to severe.
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.
We're doctors on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. This is what we tell patients who want to know if it's safe to return to normal activities once government restrictions are lifted.
"There isn't a blanket recommendation for everyone: This is about understanding your personalized risk."
Meet the 'fairy godfather' of nurses, a 40-year-old fashion wholesaler who's using his connections to gift designer clothes, handbags, and sunglasses to US healthcare workers to brighten their spirits
Peter Russell, who is based in LA, also spent $25,000 of his own money on items like face masks and groceries to send to hospital workers.
Ohio public health officials apologized after releasing mask guidance for African Americans to avoid wearing face coverings with 'gang symbolism'
"When utilizing a homemade mask, avoid bandanas that are red or blue, as these are typically associated with gang symbolism," the agency wrote.
An interactive map compares coronavirus outbreaks across US states, based on case totals, cases per capita, and test results
Total case counts are just one way to look at states' outbreaks. Looking at cases per capita and testing numbers can paint a different picture.
A startup wants to turn your garage into a tiny home and give you $500 a month to help quell a crushing housing shortage. Here's what the homes look like.
Homeowners working with United Dwelling would be able to choose who lives in the home, and rent for tenants would be $1,300 to $2,100 a month.
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?
Coronavirus death rates are calculated based only on known cases, but they can point to limited testing capacities and vulnerable populations.
Dogs are now being trained to sniff out people who have the coronavirus even before they show symptoms. Here's how this could work
Each dog could potentially screen up to 250 people per hour, playing a vital role in detecting the virus in places including airports.
Rashes, lethargy, and the terror of the unknown: What it's like to survive Kawasaki disease, the rare childhood illness that scientists are scrambling to understand in the coronavirus crisis
Eric Kinnell survived Kawasaki disease, a rare childhood illness, at the age of 5. Now scientists want to know its connection to coronavirus.
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.
"With this new advanced capability, we are redefining war at sea for the Navy," a Navy official said in a press release.
Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
Sweden's per capita coronavirus death toll is among the highest in the world — a sign its decision to avoid a lockdown may not be working
Sweden's strategy to fight the coronavirus did not include a mandatory lockdown. Its outsize death toll raises questions about the approach.
South Korea just flexed its contact-tracing power: After partiers with the coronavirus went to nightclubs, it found and tested 46,000 exposed people
After partygoers at Seoul nightclubs seeded a coronavirus outbreak, South Korea tested roughly 46,000 of their contacts and found 161 infected people.
One of the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus is US military veterans, who are more susceptible to the health and economic risks it poses.
Doctors on USS Theodore Roosevelt warned that dozens of sailors could die the same day Capt. Crozier wrote his desperate plea
'The only solution to save the lives of sailors is to immediately get everyone off the ship," four of the doctors wrote in a March 30 memo.
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.
Facebook wants more people to work from home, but there are too many career advantages for workers to give up on the office.
In this edition, we take a look at the rise of SPACs in cannabis, the top psychedelics startups, and more.
A point-by-point debunk of the 'Plandemic' movie, which was shared widely before YouTube and Facebook took it down
"Plandemic" circulated widely before being taken down. It's full of misinformation that preys on the public's frustration over coronavirus lockdowns.
Sweden isn't using lockdowns against the coronavirus. Its leaders think the country will reach "herd immunity" soon. Protestors want the US to follow.
The pandemic has caused the largest interruption to vaccinations since the 1970s, putting 80 million infants at risk of other diseases
Since the 70s, when many of these immunization programs began, this is the largest interruption of vaccination services there has ever been.
Live updates: Georgia hasn't seen a massive spike in coronavirus cases since reopening, but it's still too soon to say if it's a good idea
It's tempting to celebrate the data as a sign that reopening Georgia won't worsen its COVID-19 outbreak, but it's still early to draw that conclusion.