Science 2020-04-21T11:57:00Z
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The White House appears to have silenced the surgeon general for his remarks on racial disparities in the coronavirus outbreak, as data shows black communities are being hardest hit

Health officials told Politico that Surgeon General Jerome Adams was one of the few to be talking about the impact on minority communities.
Live 2020-04-21T11:25:00Z
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LIVE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: Oil still trading below $0 after crash, Italy active cases fall for 1st time

Here's the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic outbreak around the world and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Science 2020-04-21T10:52:36Z
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Italy's number of active coronavirus cases has fallen for the first time, 2 months after its devastating outbreak began

Italy, which became one of the world's worst-affected countries, has finally seen a drop in the number of active coronavirus cases.
Science 2020-04-21T10:45:08Z

Latest coronavirus stats: Pronounced declines in several countries and broadly good news for the UK and US

Light at the end of the tunnel: The most-affected countries now seem to be past the peak.
Science 2020-04-21T09:35:00Z

Coronavirus UK live: Boris Johnson to speak to Trump and the Queen for the first time since being hospitalised

The UK government suggests lockdown could continue for many more months. Here's the latest as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Britain.
Science 2020-04-21T09:30:00Z

A 36-year-old man in Nevada lost his job and his family's health insurance as the pandemic shuttered restaurants. Now, his wife's expecting a baby. Their story is becoming increasingly common in America.

Sumir Beaspal lost his job and his health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. His wife is seven months pregnant and worried about healthcare.
Politics 2020-04-21T06:48:42Z

As lawmakers battle over who is responsible for testing, Harvard researchers say the US needs to test 20 million people a day to 'fully remobilize the economy'

The plan emphasized three integral components to reopen the US, including sufficient testing, the ability to trace cases, and supported isolation.
Science 2020-04-21T00:55:00Z

The US has now tested more than 4 million people for the coronavirus, but the number of tests being done per day is plateauing

Widespread testing for the coronavirus is essential in order to reopen American society over the next few months.
Politics 2020-04-20T23:33:24Z

'Sir, I got a lot of building to do': US Army general jokingly passes on Trump's offer to 'stay and watch' his coronavirus briefing

"So you can have a choice," Trump told the Army general. "You can stay and watch ... or you can go back to building."
BI Prime Science 2020-04-20T22:35:00Z

Primary-care startup Forward just laid off 3% of its staff amid the coronavirus pandemic

Forward charges $150 a month for care and doesn't take insurance. The clinic startup is on the front lines of the pandemic.
Science 2020-04-20T22:08:00Z

What to know about the coronavirus pandemic in 25 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 2020-04-20T22:00:00Z

TELEMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: How telehealth can help US hospitals and health systems manage the $238 billion mental health crisis

This report outlines how the US' mental health crisis falls on health systems, and how they can navigate the costly dilemma with telemental health.
Science 2020-04-20T21:53:00Z

One chart shows how many coronavirus tests per capita have been completed in 6 countries. The US has finally caught up.

Six weeks ago, the US had performed five coronavirus tests per million people. Now, that number has jumped to 11,821.
Military & Defense 2020-04-20T21:42:02Z

US Air Force rushes to build medical facility to treat sick sailors from coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier

The service said that airmen are close to completing the project after starting it only a couple of days ago.
Strategy 2020-04-20T21:13:00Z

Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here's how he's dealing with the coronavirus pandemic — from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett's "scientific adviser."

Gates has called the coronavirus a "once-in-a-century pathogen." In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates warned that "we're not ready for the next epidemic."
News 2020-04-20T21:06:26Z

The coronavirus pandemic is fueling anti-Semitism around the world, and the US is no exception

The pandemic has breathed new life into centuries-old anti-Semitic rhetoric that blames Jews for the spread of disease and economic downturns.
News 2020-04-20T21:04:42Z

Sweden has nearly 10 times the number of COVID-19-related deaths than its Nordic neighbors. Here's where they went wrong.

Sweden, which has yet to order any lockdown amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, has seen 14,777 COVID-19 cases, and 1,580 deaths from the virus.
Science 2020-04-20T20:30:00Z

The coronavirus has probably infected far more children in the US than thought, a study says

For every child with a severe case of COVID-19, up to 2,318 could be infected, according to an estimate in a new study, more than previously thought.
Science 2020-04-20T20:24:00Z

WHO director says politicians who have 'had an easy ride in life' don't understand the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic

"Don't use this virus as an opportunity to fight against each other or score political points," the WHO director said. "These are real people dying."
Science 2020-04-20T20:20:00Z

Here's how 4/20 became a holiday for cannabis consumers

4/20 started with five marijuana-smoking friends in California in 1970s, with a little help from the Grateful Dead.
News 2020-04-20T19:57:32Z

New Yorkers are now required to cover their faces in public, but the governor's executive order overlooks a penal code that says wearing masks counts as loitering

It's illegal to congregate in public places with others who have facial coverings, except at masquerades and entertainment events, the statute says.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-20T19:55:00Z

Experts just set out a playbook for how governors should reopen states, and it includes 2- to 3-week phases with distancing measures applied to places like restaurants and outdoor events

Researchers with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security laid out how governors might reopen states gradually amid the pandemic.
Military & Defense 2020-04-20T19:25:04Z

Russia quarantines thousands of troops who trained for a massive military parade that was canceled over coronavirus

As many as 15,000 Russian troops trained for a parade with little, if any, social distancing. They are now headed into quarantine.
Science 2020-04-20T19:05:00Z

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

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Retail 2020-04-20T18:30:00Z

How did CBD oil become a $1 billion industry?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it's part of the cannabis plant from which we also get marijuana. We find out what exactly CBD is and how it's made.
News 2020-04-20T17:42:26Z

Ambulance jams, unprotected doctors, and mixed messages from Putin: Inside Russia's chaotic response to the coronavirus pandemic

Even though Vladimir Putin's government took measures to stem the outbreak in late January, hospitals and medics are still largely unequipped.
Science 2020-04-20T17:24:00Z

11 critical things we've learned about the novel coronavirus since the first reported outbreak in China

Months of scientific research has have given us a much better picture of how the virus infects, spreads, and shows up — or doesn't — in people.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T17:16:00Z

The ultimate guide to getting a job at a dispensary, according to current and former employees, shop owners, and recruiters in the cannabis space

The industry currently employs about 200,000 people in the US, and that number is expected to increase to over 400,000 by 2021. So how can you get in?
Science 2020-04-20T17:15:00Z

Why NYC's largest emergency hospital is pretty much empty

NYC hospitals are overcrowded with COVID-19 patients. The emergency field hospital at Javits Center was built to help, but it's still mostly empty.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-20T17:11:00Z

A buzzy healthcare startup that raised $50 million from Andreessen Horowitz 3 months ago just cut staff amid the coronavirus pandemic

Healthcare companies haven't been immune to layoffs, pay cuts, and furloughs, even on the front lines of the coronavirus response.
News 2020-04-20T17:00:15Z

Coronavirus-lockdown protests will 'backfire' and interrupt the US's economic recovery, Fauci says

Meanwhile, the president's adviser Kellyanne Conway said some governors had "gone too far" and were "physically distanced from common sense."
Science 2020-04-20T16:46:00Z

The largest hospital system in New York is giving its frontline workers a $2,500 bonus and an extra week of vacation to thank them for their work during the coronavirus pandemic

45,000 workers, including doctors, nurses, and "unsung heroes," are eligible for a cash bonus and extra time off, Northwell Health said on Monday.
Science 2020-04-20T16:12:00Z

Photos show what daily life is really like inside Chernobyl's exclusion zone, one of the most polluted areas in the world

Despite the danger posed by radiation in the areas surrounding the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, some people live in the exclusion zone.
News 2020-04-20T16:07:13Z

A Spanish taxi driver has been giving coronavirus patients free rides to a local hospital. A trending video shows him receiving a standing ovation, a check — and his own negative COVID-19 test.

The man was was brought to the hospital under the guise of transporting a patient, but was instead greeted by cheers, the taxi union wrote on Twitter.
BI Prime Healthcare 2020-04-20T15:54:00Z

Financial strain from the coronavirus pandemic could force doctors to sell their practices or even close their doors permanently

20% of primary care practices now believe they will temporarily close within the next month. And the financial strain might lead them to shutter.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-20T15:48:00Z

11 science-backed signs that could prove you're the smartest person in the room

Think you're smarter than everyone you know? You could be, scientists say, if you're tall, funny, and a firstborn.
Transportation 2020-04-20T15:47:25Z

California's shelter-in-place order cut car crashes by 50% — saving motorists $40 million every single day

Los Angeles' notoriously smoggy air hasn't been this clean in decades, as the drastic measures put into place in March show signs of success.
Science 2020-04-20T15:42:00Z

The US needs an 'army' of contact tracers if there's any hope of getting back to normal

In the US, roughly 2,200 contact workers are stationed nationwide. Public-health experts say it'll take hundreds of thousands to restart the country.
News 2020-04-20T15:34:00Z

A third of the global population is on coronavirus lockdown — here's our constantly updated list of countries and restrictions

China, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain have implemented mass quarantines to slow the coronavirus spread.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T15:05:00Z

LA's skies are smog-free and peacocks are roaming the streets of Dubai. Photos show how nature has returned to cities shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

Air pollution dropped in several cities, while mountain goats overran a Welsh town as people stay indoors to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Science 2020-04-20T14:19:00Z

FDA loosens restrictions for telepsychiatry approval amid the pandemic

The FDA is eliminating several requirements for digital mental health tech developers to nab approval for their tools amid the pandemic.
Science 2020-04-20T14:13:00Z

Exercise may protect against a deadly coronavirus complication. One expert thinks it should be recommended just like social distancing.

New research suggests that exercise can promote the production of an antioxidant that lowers the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Tech 2020-04-20T14:06:46Z

Facebook just released an interactive COVID-19 map that shows how many people are reporting symptoms in your area

Rather than the number of positive COVID-19 tests, Facebook's map shows how many people are reporting symptoms on a county-by-county level.
Retail 2020-04-20T13:20:00Z

Why a shoe company is making 100,000 masks a week to fight the coronavirus

As mask shortages due to coronavirus have left doctors in hospitals at risk, retailers like New Balance and Ralph Lauren have started making masks.
Tech 2020-04-20T13:18:10Z

The creators of Instagram just launched their first new project since leaving Facebook: An app to track the spread of coronavirus

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched rt.live, a data visualization website aimed directly at combating the coronavirus pandemic
Politics 2020-04-20T11:08:05Z

The UK coronavirus lockdown could remain for months as Boris Johnson fears a deadly 2nd peak of infections

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is concerned that lifting restrictions early would risk a second peak of infections that would overwhelm the NHS.
Politics 2020-04-20T10:30:26Z

Trump is trying to rewrite the narrative of his coronavirus response by showing only flattering news coverage of himself at the White House press conference

President Donald Trump replayed select clips of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York praising the federal government but left out Cuomo's tough criticism.
Finance 2020-04-20T10:17:38Z

Denmark and Poland are refusing to bail out companies registered in offshore tax havens

Governments around the world are offering financial assistance to struggling firms in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Science 2020-04-20T09:03:00Z

THE HEALTHCARE PAYMENTS REPORT: The strategies payments leaders are using to take advantage of the $3.7 trillion opportunity in US healthcare

BI Intelligence looks at the types of healthcare payments, the stakeholders making them, where they're going, and what's driving change in the market.
Science 2020-04-20T07:32:00Z

Here's today's roundup of coronavirus stats on a country-by-country basis

Good news in Spain and Italy, and the "plateau" in the US is holding.
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