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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.
Science 2020-05-24T16:18:00Z
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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.
Science 2020-05-24T16:18:00Z
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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.
Strategy 2020-05-24T16:18:00Z

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.
Transportation 2020-05-24T15:59:00Z

Those little airport spa shops have a new service on their menus: COVID-19 tests

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.
Science 2020-05-24T15:56:00Z

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.
News 2020-05-24T15:54:00Z

'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 2020-05-24T15:54:00Z

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.
News 2020-05-24T15:08:29Z

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.
Science 2020-05-24T13:30:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-24T13:12:00Z

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 2020-05-24T12:33:51Z

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.
Science 2020-05-24T12:17:00Z

The coronavirus' effect on kids remains an unsolved mystery. Here are the clues so far.

Evidence conflicts as to whether children are less susceptible or contagious than adults, and the degree to which they transmit the virus at all.
News 2020-05-24T11:45:44Z

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.
Politics 2020-05-24T10:08:47Z

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.
Science 2020-05-24T01:40:45Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T21:26:21Z

Nearly half of US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, a new study finds

The researchers concluded that most states in the Midwest and the South are still seeing relatively high rates of transmission.
Politics 2020-05-23T21:00:01Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T20:25:03Z

Bad weather might delay SpaceX's historic launch of NASA astronauts to May 30

Rainy forecasts leave just a 40% chance of meeting safety criteria for SpaceX's launch. Lightning strikes or high winds could endanger astronauts.
Science 2020-05-23T20:23:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T20:05:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T18:47:38Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T18:46:00Z

China reported no new coronavirus cases while Latin America becomes a new hotspot

Latin America is the latest epicenter of the virus, as surges were recorded around the world as countries weighed easing lockdown measures.
News 2020-05-23T17:19:07Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T16:53:52Z

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."
Science 2020-05-23T16:18:00Z

'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.
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.
Strategy 2020-05-23T16:18:00Z
Strategy 2020-05-23T15:39:00Z

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.
News 2020-05-23T14:17:23Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T12:45:00Z

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.
Tech 2020-05-23T12:27:00Z

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.
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?
Science 2020-05-23T11:26:00Z

8 countries have coronavirus death rates above 10%, either due to disaster or limited testing

Coronavirus death rates are calculated based only on known cases, but they can point to limited testing capacities and vulnerable populations.
News 2020-05-23T10:41:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-23T09:53:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-22T23:03:00Z

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.
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T22:59:27Z

Watch this US Navy ship destroy a flying drone with a laser weapon

"With this new advanced capability, we are redefining war at sea for the Navy," a Navy official said in a press release.
Science 2020-05-22T20:03:00Z

The coronavirus pandemic in 32 charts and maps

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
Science 2020-05-22T19:52:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-22T19:42:00Z

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.

8 ways the coronavirus is more dangerous for veterans

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.
Military & Defense 2020-05-22T18:26:33Z

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.
Science 2020-05-22T18:02:00Z

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.
Opinion 2020-05-22T18:00:00Z

Facebook's remote-working plan is doomed

Facebook wants more people to work from home, but there are too many career advantages for workers to give up on the office.
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.
Science 2020-05-22T17:38:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-22T17:15:00Z

Sweden used a controversial way to fight coronavirus. Should the US follow?

Sweden isn't using lockdowns against the coronavirus. Its leaders think the country will reach "herd immunity" soon. Protestors want the US to follow.
Science 2020-05-22T17:10:00Z

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.
News 2020-05-22T16:42:00Z

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.
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