Science 2020-05-06T10:01:11Z
Anders Tegnell

The head of Sweden's no-lockdown coronavirus plan said its heavy death toll 'came as a surprise'

Anders Tegnell, Sweden's state epidemiologist, said on 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' his team did not choose to risk lives to keep Sweden open.
Science 2020-05-06T09:13:58Z
4/3 Professor Neil Ferguson (L) and Elon Musk (R.)

Elon Musk called one of the world's top lockdown advocates an 'utter tool' who does 'absurdly fake science' after he was caught breaking his own rules to meet his lover

Ferguson, a top advisor to the UK government whose work prompted the lockdown, resigned on Tuesday and apologised.
Science 2020-05-06T06:30:00Z
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Today's country-by-country coronavirus stats

Our daily dashboard showing you exactly where you are in this crisis, and how far we all have to go.
Science 2020-05-06T00:00:00Z

These 5 factors are transforming the healthcare experience for both patients and doctors

Business Insider Intelligence has created an infographic showcasing compelling statistics from its recent digital health research.
Science 2020-05-05T23:55:57Z

Photos show how menacing 'murder hornets' can be. The venomous beasts can decapitate honeybees and kill humans.

Asian giant hornets, known by their horrifying nickname "murder hornets", have been spotted for the first time in the US. Here's what it could mean.
Science 2020-05-05T22:21:00Z

3 charts predicting future waves of coronavirus cases show why we should worry about September

A report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy outlined three scenarios for the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what they look like.
News 2020-05-05T21:49:41Z

Missouri governor defends decision to go mask-free in public, says it's 'personal' and not 'government's place to regulate'

Parson was one of just a few people photographed without a face mask during his visit to a thrift store on Monday.
News 2020-05-05T21:47:22Z

The US and Sweden may have approached the coronavirus differently, but they could both end up with high death rates

Sweden avoided a lockdown entirely, while states across the US have relied on stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Science 2020-05-05T21:12:00Z

'At some point I'll get sick': 4 coronavirus doctors expose the overwhelmed U.S. healthcare system through daily diaries

We spoke to 4 doctors in New York, Illinois, and California over the course of three days to hear their experiences battling COVID-19.
Science 2020-05-05T21:11:00Z

A top US scientist who was pushed out of his job says he was 'pressured to let politics and cronyism drive decisions' in the nation's coronavirus response

Rick Bright, one of the US' leading vaccine scientists, is asking for his job back, even as he files a federal whistleblower complaint.
Science 2020-05-05T21:03:00Z

Lifting lockdowns too early can cause tens of thousands of deaths. Many states are jumping the gun.

Without maintaining strong social-distancing measures, the US's coronavirus death toll could breach 100,000 by the end of May.
Science 2020-05-05T20:53:00Z

US cities and states are considering temperature checks at offices and restaurants, but a quarter of coronavirus patients don't develop a fever

Temperature checks don't identify patients who are asymptomatic, and not everyone who gets COVID-19 experiences a fever.
Science 2020-05-05T20:03:00Z

THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

In a new 2018 report, Business Insider Intelligence defines the opaque US telehealth market, forecasts the market growth potential and value, outlines the key drivers behind usage and adoption, and evaluates the opportunity telehealth solutions will afford all stakeholders.
News 2020-05-05T19:56:53Z

How to apply to be a contact tracer and make up to $22 an hour with benefits

Contact tracers identify people who have crossed paths with COVID-19-positive people to track and prevent the spread of infection.
Science 2020-05-05T18:42:00Z

We may need additional lockdowns after case numbers rise again. Here are the criteria states would use to order a second round.

Coronavirus infections will likely swell in waves over the next two years, requiring more stay-at-home orders. Here's what would trigger lockdowns.
Opinion 2020-05-05T18:15:00Z

The White House hopes Americans will suddenly stop dying of coronavirus

While some forecasts show the coronavirus pandemic getting worse, one model from the White House shows new deaths hitting zero by May 15.
News 2020-05-05T18:07:20Z

Greece thinks tourists will be able to visit as early as July after the country had a successful coronavirus lockdown

Greece, which has a population of 10.72 million, has counted 2,632 cases of COVID-19 and 146 deaths from the virus.
Science 2020-05-05T17:51:00Z

People who got sick with the coronavirus while living alone describe their panic: 'I could be dead and decaying and no one would know'

COVID-19 patients who live alone worry about what could happen if the illness takes a turn for the worse and struggle to get necessary supplies.
News 2020-05-05T17:42:55Z

Hospital chaplains offer solace from the sidelines, as patients ask them: 'Am I going to die alone in here?'

"You really can't overstate the role that isolation has played in this illness," a New York hospital chaplain told Business Insider.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-05T17:23:00Z

The man who predicted that Amazon would buy Whole Foods now expects the tech giant to become the fastest-growing healthcare company within 5 years

NYU professor Scott Galloway thinks Amazon will need to go after an industry like healthcare to double its stock over five years.
Science 2020-05-05T17:15:00Z

How viruses like the coronavirus mutate

Coronavirus mutations can sound scary, but they're actually nothing to worry about. Some can even be beneficial for tracking and containing the virus.
Science 2020-05-05T16:57:00Z

When to take an antibody test for the coronavirus to get the most accurate results

You should wait at least a couple weeks after getting the coronavirus before taking an antibody tests, scientists say.
Science 2020-05-05T16:22:00Z

15 New York City children have been hospitalized with a rare disease that doctors fear is linked to the coronavirus

The diagnoses, reported by NYC health officials, follow reports that 100 children, mostly in Europe, have been treated for a similar condition.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-05T15:44:00Z

The $60 billion biotech Regeneron specializes in making antibody treatments to fight diseases. Top execs just said a potent cocktail to treat the coronavirus could be ready by the end of summer.

Regeneron will launch 3 trials in June to see if its antibody cocktail can prevent infection in healthy people and help COVID-19 patients recover.
News 2020-05-05T15:14:00Z

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

China, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain have implemented mass quarantines to slow the coronavirus spread.
Science 2020-05-05T15:10:00Z

A map of the US cities and states under lockdown — and those that are reopening

About 65% of Americans are under stay-at-home orders across 26 states. Nineteen states have lifted restrictions, reopening some businesses.
Science 2020-05-05T14:52:00Z

Retail giant Walmart got $12.6 million in federal health stimulus cash intended for doctors and hospitals, but decided to give it back

Congress set up a fund to help struggling hospitals and doctors. Walmart didn't think that it should be a recipient, so it returned the funds.
Science 2020-05-05T14:29:28Z

Analytics startup for sepsis prediction, Dascena, raises $50 million

Dascena scored $50 million in funding and concurrently released study results signaling its machine learning algorithm's efficacy to predict sepsis.
Tech 2020-05-05T14:17:00Z

Microsoft's coronavirus map lets you track the number of COVID-19 cases — including recoveries — in countries around the world and every US state

This interactive map from Microsoft gives you up-to-date info about COVID-19 cases worldwide — including the number of recoveries.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-05T13:28:00Z

There are more than 100 potential coronavirus vaccines in the works. Here are the top efforts to watch, including the 20 programs expected to start human trials this year.

Research is moving historically fast to produce a coronavirus vaccine, with eight vaccine candidates already in human trials.
Science 2020-05-05T13:28:00Z

Doctors reveal what it was like at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic during New York's deadliest month

April was a deadly month for New York. It was also a month of learning as hospitals developed new ways to treat patients fighting for their lives.
Politics 2020-05-05T13:14:05Z

Boris Johnson continued to shake hands after his own scientific advisers warned it could spread the coronavirus

Boris Johnson said, "I've been going around hospitals as you can imagine and always shake hands."
Politics 2020-05-05T12:15:00Z

We spoke to the mayor of Salt Lake City, an investment analyst, and infectious disease experts to learn about when and how the US will reopen

This is how the US will likely reopen, according to a mayor, an investment analyst, and infectious disease experts.
Politics 2020-05-05T11:45:00Z

Trump could withdraw US spy planes and agents from the UK if Boris Johnson pushes ahead with Huawei 5G deal

The White House has launched a wide-ranging review into the US relationship with the UK, according to reports.
Science 2020-05-05T11:30:37Z

Easing Italy's lockdown now could trigger as many as 18,000 new coronavirus deaths over 8 weeks, according to new research

An Imperial College London study says even partially easing Italy's travel restrictions could see as many as 18,000 preventable COVID-19 deaths.
Politics 2020-05-05T11:18:55Z

The UK has now suffered the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe

The UK has overtaken Italy and is now second only to the US in terms of its coronavirus death toll
Science 2020-05-05T10:45:00Z

A leading potential coronavirus vaccine just started human trials in the US. The top scientist at Pfizer told us it could be ready for emergency use this fall.

"I don't think this has ever happened in the history of modern vaccines," Pfizer Chief Scientific Officer Mikael Dolsten told Business Insider.
Science 2020-05-05T10:43:29Z

A model cited repeatedly by the White House almost doubled its predicted US deaths to 134,000 by mid-August because of 'premature relaxation of social distancing'

The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation almost doubled its death-toll prediction to 134,000 from 72,000.
Politics 2020-05-05T10:00:06Z

The White House has barred its coronavirus task force from testifying to Congress as a House panel gears up to investigate the government's pandemic response

A House subcommittee is investigating the US government's response to the coronavirus crisis and is set to meet this Wednesday.
Politics 2020-05-05T08:59:57Z

Israel's government research agency says it successfully isolated a key coronavirus antibody, paving the way for a possible breakthrough treatment

The Israel Institute for Biological Research said it has isolated a "monoclonal" antibody that can "neutralize [disease] inside carriers' bodies."
BI Prime Science 2020-05-05T08:45:00Z

MAP: When every state will be ready to reopen, according to Morgan Stanley researchers

A team of researchers from Morgan Stanley released a report projecting when each state could start reopening based on federal guidelines.
News 2020-05-05T04:33:05Z

3 billion people — up to half the current global population — could be living in unbearable heat in 50 years

"Large areas of the planet would heat to barely survivable levels and they wouldn't cool down again," Marten Scheffer told USA Today.
News 2020-05-04T22:28:21Z

The coronavirus could kill 3,000 Americans per day by June 1, according to leaked projections from the Trump administration

The draft projections predict 3,000 deaths and 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in the US by June 1, up from about 1,750 daily deaths currently.
Science 2020-05-04T22:04:00Z

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.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-04T21:10:00Z

Health-insurance startups like Oscar and Clover have raked in billions in venture funding. We dug into their financials, which show why 2020 stands to be a pivotal year for the insurers.

The venture-backed insurers all posted losses in 2019, with many hinting at big membership gains and geographic growth for 2020 and beyond.
Science 2020-05-04T20:13:00Z

How crime scene cleaners are disinfecting hot spot areas from the coronavirus

In the wake of the pandemic, cleaning companies known for crime scene and biohazard cleanup called to disinfect hot-spot areas from the coronavirus.
Science 2020-05-04T19:41:00Z

Supermarkets are paying thousands of dollars for this touch-free handwashing machine that kills 99.9% of germs in 12 seconds

High-tech handwashing stations have been popping up in grocery stores around the country as businesses fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Science 2020-05-04T19:03:00Z

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.
Tech 2020-05-04T18:50:46Z

Look inside the 'Tesla of eco-villages' that's aiming to meet the rising demand for sustainable living outside of dense major cities during the coronavirus pandemic

ReGen Villages could be built in more rural parts of the world, establishing attractive living situations outside of metropolitan areas.
Science 2020-05-04T18:30:00Z

3 fitness experts debunk 17 of the biggest exercise myths that do more harm than good

Crunches will give you abs. Cardio is the key to weight loss. These are two of more than a dozen exercise myths that do more harm than good.
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