BI Prime Science 2020-04-23T13:06:00Z
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The coronavirus pandemic is upending the way patients get their prescriptions. Meet the 8 pharmacy startups that stand to take a bite out of the $335 billion market for prescription drugs.

Pharmacy startups offering delivery stand to disrupt the massive prescription-drug industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Science 2020-04-23T13:00:00Z
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Bill Gates shares the 5 key innovations that are crucial to overcoming the coronavirus pandemic

Bill Gates says we need new discoveries in areas including treatments and vaccines to beat the coronavirus.
Live 2020-04-23T12:55:00Z
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in Kiev, Ukraine March 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

LIVE UPDATES: Coronavirus jobless claims hit 26 million, Las Vegas residents say they don't want to be 'experiment' if lockdown lifted

Here's the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic outbreak around the world and COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Politics 2020-04-23T12:47:22Z

A journalist who disappeared while probing a coronavirus cover-up in Wuhan reappeared 2 months later, praising the police who detained him

Li Zehua reported on allegations of a coronavirus cover-up in Wuhan in February. On Wednesday he remerged on YouTube after a 56-day silence.
Live 2020-04-23T12:39:00Z

Coronavirus UK live: Social distancing will have to continue for 'a long time'

The UK death toll reached over 18,000 on Wednesday. Here's the latest as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Britain.
Politics 2020-04-23T12:13:00Z

The chances of finding a coronavirus vaccine or treatment this year are 'incredibly small' according to the UK's top medical adviser

Professor Chris Whitty said the UK would have to have some form of social distancing in place instead.
Science 2020-04-23T11:24:00Z

Yes, the coronavirus mutates. But those tiny changes haven't affected how dangerous it is — instead, they help scientists track its spread.

By tracking and categorizing various coronavirus strains, experts can pinpoint how the virus spread worldwide and how it might behave in the future.
Politics 2020-04-23T11:10:11Z

HHS chief Alex Azar chose a former labradoodle breeder with minimal public health experience to lead the department's coronavirus response

Alex Azar picked Brian Harrison to lead the HHS day-to-day coronavirus response. Harrison previously spent six years as a labradoodle breeder.
Transportation 2020-04-23T10:14:39Z

The CEO of Ryanair, one of the world's biggest airlines, says it won't fly if middle seats have to stay empty for 'idiotic' social-distancing rules

Not having passengers in the middle seat is not profitable, and passengers would still be too close anyway, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said.
Science 2020-04-23T09:12:14Z

Today's country-by-country coronavirus stats: The US struggles to get past the peak as Australia and New Zealand approach zero new cases

US and UK still struggling. France makes good progress. Austria, Australia and New Zealand are pretty much done!
Tech 2020-04-23T08:35:55Z

Advocates of a toxic bleach fake 'miracle cure' are telling desperate people it can cure the coronavirus in thriving groups on Telegram

Kerri Rivera and other advocates of the so-called Miracle Mineral Solution are using the coronavirus pandemic to push dangerous chemicals.
Science 2020-04-23T05:31:51Z

'We need to listen to the experts': Climate activist Greta Thunberg says coronavirus has proven the dependence society has on scientific data

Thunberg spoke with earth systems scientist Johan Rockström in a digital conversation to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
News 2020-04-23T04:59:46Z

5 tigers, 3 lions, and 2 pet cats have all tested positive for the coronavirus in New York

The two cats are believed to be the first pets in the US to test positive for COVID-19. The lions and tigers tested positive at the Bronx Zoo.
Science 2020-04-23T04:00:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness — and what it means for customer satisfaction

BI Intelligence ranks Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare on awareness of their digital features among US Tech Early Adopters.
Healthcare 2020-04-23T00:58:17Z

Photos inside an emergency room of a Yonkers hospital offer a glimpse into New York's coronavirus outbreak

"We have a volume of sick people like you can't believe," Anthony Leno, a New York ER doctor, told AP. "In one shift, I pronounced six people dead."
Science 2020-04-22T21:35:00Z

A top US vaccine scientist says he was ousted from his job for refusing to tout 'unproven' coronavirus treatments

Leading vaccine scientist Rick Bright says he was kicked out of his post as head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
News 2020-04-22T21:30:00Z

Coronavirus could kill more than 300,000 people if US restrictions are lifted prematurely, federal documents show. Experts say even that's optimistic.

Florida, where some beaches already reopened and drew crowds, would be hardest hit with over 23,000 deaths, HHS documents suggest.
Science 2020-04-22T21:25:00Z

Why no one knows if COVID-19 is seasonal

The flu is less common with higher humidity so the same has been said for COVID-19. But it's hard to predict and less important when immunity is lower.
Science 2020-04-22T21:00:00Z

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.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-22T20:49:00Z

Billions of dollars of coronavirus aid is on the way to doctors, rural hospitals, and more. Here's how the federal government is divvying up the money.

The money will go to paying coronavirus bills for the uninsured, to rural hospitals and clinics, and to the Indian Health Service.
Tech 2020-04-22T20:25:37Z

Struggling video game retailer GameStop has argued it's 'essential.' Now it's preparing to fully re-open some stores even as most of the US remains in quarantine.

Video game sales are surging while millions of people are stuck indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, GameStop is starting to re-open.
Science 2020-04-22T20:25:00Z

How to reopen the US, according to Johns Hopkins and Harvard: Test 20 million people a day, hire an army of contact tracers, and expand healthcare coverage

Harvard said it would cost $50 to $300 billion — cheaper than the estimated $350 billion cost of staying closed or opening with no safety net.
Science 2020-04-22T20:18:00Z

Some Americans are convinced they had the coronavirus in December or January. Experts say it's highly unlikely.

The first confirmed case of coronavirus in the US was January 21, but some Americans think they had it weeks before then. There's no way to know.
Science 2020-04-22T20:17:32Z

One of the world's biggest ventilator manufacturers has already produced as many devices as they did in all of 2019

The company upped its output in January in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China, producing a record number of intensive care ventilators.
Tech 2020-04-22T20:08:50Z

Afraid of the person in the middle of your Zoom call? You're not alone. Researchers say large faces in video meetings can trigger a 'fight or flight' response.

Research showed people physically flinch after being exposed to large, virtual faces, suggesting one explanation why video calls can be so exhausting.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-22T20:01:00Z

'It's a disaster': More than 100 companies are pumping unapproved coronavirus tests into the US healthcare system

The FDA lowered the regulatory bar for antibody tests in March. But many of them are less than 85 percent accurate.
Military & Defense 2020-04-22T20:00:45Z

3 US soldiers punished for sneaking off to a bar in South Korea and returning through a hole in a fence despite coronavirus restrictions

Three US Army soldiers were caught and punished for breaking the rules by going to an off-post bar in South Korea.
News 2020-04-22T19:45:00Z

Nearly 200 COVID-19 cases force Tyson Foods to 'indefinitely suspend' operations at its pork processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, but the city's mayor says this move came 'too late'

This closure will impact the United States' meat supply because "the plant is part of a larger supply chain," Tyson Foods said in a statement.
News 2020-04-22T18:42:46Z

Germany is conducting Europe's first nationwide COVID-19 antibody testing

Authorities in Germany say serological tests, also known as antibody tests, will help officials monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Science 2020-04-22T18:37:00Z

A cheap over-the-counter oximeter device was my saving grace as I fought the coronavirus. It can flag dangerous downturns.

I went to the emergency room for my coronavirus symptoms. It would have been helpful to have an oximeter before I made that call.
Tech 2020-04-22T18:30:00Z

These inventions can help save the Earth

Reusing garbage, reducing ocean pollution, and using biodegradable products are ways these inventions are saving the planet.
Science 2020-04-22T17:58:00Z

32 questions about the coronavirus, answered — from how long patients are contagious to the potential for immunity after recovery

Typical coronavirus patients develop a fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath. The virus' average incubation period is about five days.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-22T17:41:00Z

Tests that can tell who's had the coronavirus are crucial to reopening the country. Here are the companies racing to bring them to the US healthcare system.

Serology tests measure for antibodies that can indicate immunity. They could play a key role in the country's slow return to normal life.
Science 2020-04-22T17:38:00Z

A coronavirus patient thought he was recovering. Then doctors found blood clots in his lungs — a new and potentially deadly complication of the virus.

"It feels like a toxin is in my body," Michael Reagan, a coronavirus patient who was told he had dozens of blood clots in his lungs, said.
News 2020-04-22T16:11:26Z

The longest ocean creature may have just been discovered near Australia — and it looks like a giant galactic swirl

An estimated 150-foot long, string-like creature — possibly the longest ocean animal recorded — was recently discovered off the coast of Australia.
Science 2020-04-22T15:36:00Z

A coronavirus vaccine probably won't be ready before the end of 2021, according to a Swiss pharmaceutical giant

"I'm afraid that the most likely scenario is that we will not have a vaccine before the end of next year," Roche CEO Severin Schwan said.
Transportation 2020-04-22T15:22:00Z

The 1,000-bed US Navy hospital ship that docked in New York to help the city brace for coronavirus is leaving — see inside the USNS Comfort

The hospital ship is fully equipped with 12 operating rooms, a pharmacy, a medical laboratory, and a CAT scan, to name a few features.
Politics 2020-04-22T14:55:10Z

Dramatic mega-projects meant to combat the coronavirus are proving a waste of time. The real solution is boring competence.

Flash-built hospitals and Navy ships aren't working to neuter COVID-19. We need dull logistics, sustained effort, and endless repetition.
Politics 2020-04-22T14:30:00Z

How Anthony Fauci became the nation's top disease expert

Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of the most influential figures in the nation when it comes to the coronavirus.
Science 2020-04-22T14:18:07Z

My family and I got coronavirus and after 1 month, I finally got my sense of taste back. Here's what I experienced over the 33 days I was ill, and what the 5 worst days were like.

The coronavirus symptoms didn't just hit me hard. I live with my elderly parents and I passed it onto my father, or he passed it onto me.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-22T14:04:00Z

As more experimental coronavirus vaccines start human testing, industry leaders and experts doubt they'll be ready before 2022

Top execs and scientists doubt we will have a coronavirus vaccine within 18 months, calling it "ridiculously optimistic."
Science 2020-04-22T13:56:00Z

This picture shows how 9 people in a restaurant got the coronavirus thanks to the placement of an air conditioning unit

According to a scientific paper, restaurant AC boosted the distance that virus particles could travel form an infected diner to other people.
BI Prime Tech 2020-04-22T13:41:02Z

A venture capitalist who got the coronavirus along with his wife and 7-month-old baby details what it felt like for them and how they recovered

Clay Dumas said he no longer worries about getting the coronavirus. He can focus on what's next for his family in a world rocked by a pandemic.
BI Prime Science 2020-04-22T13:41:00Z

A managing director at Morgan Stanley shares 5 reasons that we'll be stuck in a cycle of coronavirus reopenings and shutdowns until March of 2021

We should expect a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks this winter, leading to more shutdowns, according to Morgan Stanley.
Science 2020-04-22T13:40:00Z

Google Cloud made its Healthcare API available to providers amid the pandemic

Google Cloud made its Healthcare API generally available to healthcare organizations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Science 2020-04-22T13:03:15Z

Spain is sending back faulty coronavirus tests to China that were supposed to be replacements for the first faulty batch

China said Bioeasy, the manufacturer, is not an approved retailer. Other countries have reported problems with equipment from other Chinese companies.
News 2020-04-22T12:45:47Z

An emergency worker in Denver says anti-lockdown demonstrators who broke social distancing to protest are 'mind-bogglingly selfish'

Business Insider spoke to Ben Comden, an EMT in Denver, about the anti-lockdown protests in his city over the weekend.
Science 2020-04-22T12:35:00Z

New York's subway may have boosted the coronavirus' spread, but researchers think one-third of coronavirus transmission happens in the home

New York's subway may have fueled the coronavirus outbreak, but cramped apartments and housing complexes could also be to blame.
Politics 2020-04-22T12:16:34Z

The UK government is set to tell people to wear face coverings to stop the spread of the coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is reportedly preparing to advise people to cover their faces at work and on public transport.
Politics 2020-04-22T11:41:38Z

Keir Starmer accuses the UK government of being 'very slow' in tackling the coronavirus in his first Prime Minister's Questions

"We have been very slow [on the coronavirus] and way behind other European countries," the UK's new opposition leader Keir Starmer said.
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