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Strategy 2020-05-28T14:26:10Z

I'm a healthy 34-year-old who spent 17 days in a coma after contracting COVID-19. Now I'm trying to keep my barbershop in business.

Miles Martinez says that 80% of his staff was infected with COVID-19, though he was hit particularly hard.
Politics 2020-05-28T14:06:08Z
Physician Alexander Myasnikov and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally in 2018.

Russia's head of coronavirus information says alarm over the virus is 'bullsh-t'

"Those meant to die will die," Alexander Myasnikov said previously of the coronavirus pandemic. "Everyone dies."
Politics 2020-05-28T13:30:06Z
NHS Nightingale hospital coronavirus

One chart shows a noticeable correlation between how late a country started its coronavirus lockdown and the number of excess deaths

Analysis from the Financial Times has shown that the number of excess deaths correlates to when a country decided to lock down.
Science 2020-05-28T13:02:00Z

Artificial intelligence drug discovery startups insitro and Exscientia scored a combined $200 million from investors

insitro and Exscientia, two startups harnessing artificial intelligence to facilitate drug development, nabbed a combined $200 million from investors.
Science 2020-05-28T12:23:00Z

Elon Musk said he spent 3 to 4 years working on SpaceX's new spacesuits, and hopes the design gets kids 'fired up' about astronauts

Musk said it was important that the NASA crew members wear spacesuits that both look good and work well.
Politics 2020-05-28T12:16:03Z

The UK now has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world

The UK has recorded the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, according to new analysis.
Science 2020-05-28T11:36:00Z

Japan avoided a lockdown by telling everyone to steer clear of the 3 Cs. Here's what that means.

Japan has declared its state of emergency over, and many are wondering how the country escaped COVID-19 with such a low death rate.
Science 2020-05-28T10:47:12Z

South Korea is closing parks and museums, and warns of more restrictions after recording its biggest jump in COVID-19 cases in 53 days

South Korea's coronavirus response has been hailed as a global model for controlling the virus, but officials are worried about new cases.
News 2020-05-28T06:31:47Z

A new poll found one in 5 Americans said they'd refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, which companies are racing to create

The AP-NORC poll's results were unveiled on the same day when the US reached a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus.
Science 2020-05-28T04:00:00Z

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.
News 2020-05-28T02:51:25Z

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Despite the growing number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has refused to impose a lockdown.
Science 2020-05-27T22:31:01Z

The editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association explains how a medical study gets published

"Two-thirds of papers are rejected without external peer-review," JAMA's Howard Bauchner told Business Insider.
Science 2020-05-27T22:07:00Z

The coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 Americans in just over 4 months

More than 83% of those deaths could have been avoided if the US had locked down two weeks earlier, some research suggests.
News 2020-05-27T21:54:00Z

Countries around the world are reopening — here's our constantly updated list of how they're doing it and who remains under lockdown

China, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain had implemented mass quarantines to slow the coronavirus spread.
News 2020-05-27T21:43:00Z

Live updates: Texas coronavirus cases decline as businesses reopen and people resume social lives, but Houston mayor warns, 'The virus is still here'

Shops, nail salons, movie theaters, churches, beaches, bars, and restaurants are now open to the public with physical distancing.
Science 2020-05-27T20:57:00Z

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 2020-05-27T20:46:00Z

Why SpaceX's launch for NASA is such a big deal for Elon Musk's rocket company and the US as a whole

If SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts to the space station, it will open a new era of commercial human spaceflight.
Tech 2020-05-27T20:30:00Z

6 ways to watch SpaceX's historic first rocket launch of NASA astronauts live online

SpaceX will broadcast live video of its first human mission, called Demo-2, but so will NASA, National Geographic, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
Science 2020-05-27T20:23:00Z

SpaceX's launch of NASA astronauts was scrubbed and rescheduled for Saturday because of poor weather, just 17 minutes before liftoff

Stormy weather can endanger the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the astronauts on board. Forecasts previously showed a 50% chance of unsafe conditions.
Military & Defense 2020-05-27T20:12:10Z

'The most heart-wrenching report I have ever read': Nurses neglected soiled residents and reused IV equipment in Canadian nursing homes

A delay in changing soiled residents led to a "skin breakdown," and others were found not to have been bathed for several weeks.
News 2020-05-27T19:36:37Z

Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say they're scapegoats in the coronavirus crisis. The 'othering' goes back decades.

More than 90,000 Jews, many of them Orthodox or Haredi Hassidic, call Rockland County home. During times of crisis, they feel the blame.
Science 2020-05-27T19:17:00Z

Elon Musk told NASA astronauts' kids ahead of the SpaceX launch, 'We've done everything we can to make sure your dads come back OK'

NASA has estimated a 1-in-276 chance that the astronauts on the SpaceX rocket could die during the company's first crewed mission.
Opinion 2020-05-27T18:35:00Z

We lost the war in Afghanistan — time to come home

The US has suffered thousands of losses and spent trillions of dollars in Afghanistan and has nothing to show for it.
Science 2020-05-27T18:26:00Z

People are experiencing 'adjustment disorder' as lockdowns end and society reopens, a psychiatrist says

At first, coronavirus lockdowns led to anxiety. Now, the prospect of leaving them is. A psychiatrist calls it "phase two adjustment disorder."
Science 2020-05-27T17:53:00Z

SpaceX and NASA will broadcast live radio chatter from the astronauts on Wednesday's historic launch. Here's how to listen.

Listen to the NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon as they launch into orbit on Wednesday.
Tech 2020-05-27T16:41:15Z

'We'll let you know how it works out': SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship toilet is a secret that apparently no one can or wants to talk about

"I don't know the potty answer to the potty question," SpaceX's vice president of mission assurance said, providing no details about the commode.
Science 2020-05-27T16:25:00Z

CDC: Antibody test results are often wrong and should not be relied on

The CDC says the results of these antibody tests shouldn't be used to make important decisions about re-opening.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-27T16:05:00Z

Microsoft-backed startup Innovaccer raised $120 million for a new solution to the sluggish way US doctors communicate about patients

As the novel coronavirus floods hospitals with patients, some have been struggling to process their data heaps.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-05-27T15:39:00Z

There are more than 25 coronavirus vaccines set to be tested in people this year. Here are the 10 leading vaccine candidates, and what to watch for in the rest of 2020.

Research is moving historically fast to produce a coronavirus vaccine. BI identified 28 experimental vaccines expected to start human testing in 2020.
News 2020-05-27T15:02:47Z

France banned the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating the coronavirus a week after Trump said he was taking the drug

France reversed a March order that allowed the drug hydroxychloroquine to be used as a potential treatment for COVID-19.
News 2020-05-27T14:52:47Z

The 2 astronauts flying SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship explain what it's like to operate it

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday at 4:33 p.m.
Science 2020-05-27T14:52:00Z

SpaceX is set to launch astronauts on Wednesday. Here's how Elon Musk's company became NASA's best shot at resurrecting American spaceflight.

SpaceX and Boeing are the two companies in NASA's Commercial Crew program, but SpaceX will launch astronauts first.
Science 2020-05-27T14:30:00Z

What happens to an astronaut's body in space

From exposure to high radiation levels to weightless conditions, space can be a tough place to live. Here's what happens to the human body in space.
Tech 2020-05-27T14:24:35Z

Meet Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, 2 'badass' astronauts, engineers, and dads poised to make history for SpaceX, NASA, and the world

SpaceX's first mission with people will be piloted by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug "Chunky" Hurley aboard the company's Crew Dragon spaceship.
Science 2020-05-27T12:49:00Z

The CMS slashes telehealth restrictions for Medicare Advantage members

The CMS expanded access to telehealth services for Medicare Advantage (MA) members to include visits with a longer list of specialists.
Tech 2020-05-27T12:34:00Z

'If it goes wrong, it's my fault': Elon Musk is feeling nervous hours before SpaceX's historic mission to launch its first astronauts into space

"I'm the chief engineer, so I'd just like to say that if it goes right, it's a credit to the SpaceX-NASA team. If it goes wrong, it's my fault."
Healthcare 2020-05-27T12:33:00Z

Teams of healthcare workers are spending their days flipping seriously ill coronavirus patients onto their stomachs to help them breathe. They say it save lives.

Flipping patients onto their stomachs to help them breathe has saved lives during the coronavirus pandemic.
Science 2020-05-27T12:13:00Z

5 ways people could transmit the coronavirus — from respiratory droplets to semen — ranked in order of risk

The coronavirus has one main mode of transmission: respiratory droplets. But live virus has been found in poop and semen, too.
Science 2020-05-27T11:57:00Z

These are the hamsters from a widely-shared study used as evidence that masks do work. They aren't wearing any masks.

The researchers said masks helped hamsters stay coronavirus-free, though they didn't wear them on their faces. But other researchers have questions.
News 2020-05-27T09:40:06Z

62,000 healthcare workers in the US have tested positive for the coronavirus, the CDC says. The number is likely far higher.

It is the first CDC update in six weeks, in which time the number of US healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 has increased sevenfold.
News 2020-05-27T02:56:58Z

Sweden touts the success of its controversial lockdown-free coronavirus strategy, but the country still has one of the highest mortality rates in the world

Some experts have said Sweden's risky strategy will eventually yield positive results, while others have highlighted serious pitfalls.
Science 2020-05-27T00:02:00Z

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.
Politics 2020-05-26T22:00:10Z

Trump mocks reporter for being 'politically correct' by wearing a face mask outside

"Can you take it off, because I cannot hear you," Trump said to the reporter, referencing their face mask.
News 2020-05-26T21:53:07Z

Photos show how Wuhan tested 6.5 million people for the coronavirus in 9 days, while the US has tested only 14 million people in 4 months

On May 11, the Chinese city of Wuhan ordered all 11 million of its residents to be tested for the novel coronavirus after six new cases were reported.
Science 2020-05-26T20:49:00Z

A chunk of the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, which could wreak havoc on some satellites

The magnetic field has weakened 9% over the last 200 years. A weak spot in the southern Atlantic, which has grown bigger every year, has split in two.
News 2020-05-26T20:07:00Z

The coronavirus pandemic is deadlier in counties where Democrats live

Although 45% of Americans live in the counties President Donald Trump won in 2016, they've seen 27% of coronavirus infections and 21% of the deaths.
Science 2020-05-26T20:04:00Z

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.
Science 2020-05-26T20:00:00Z

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are slated to fly SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship this week. Here's how they've prepared.

The Crew Dragon is expected to launch a new era of US spaceflight for NASA. It's slated to carry astronauts for the first time this week.
News 2020-05-26T17:03:53Z

Hundreds of unmasked revelers enjoyed a 'MAGA Boat Parade' in South Carolina as American coronavirus death toll approaches 100,000

Charleston's harbor was dotted with boats carrying people who weren't wearing masks or maintaining social distance, while crowds lined up for photos.
Science 2020-05-26T16:17:00Z

The coronavirus may damage the placenta during pregnancy, according to a study of 16 pregnant women

A new study of 16 pregnant women with the coronavirus found all had placental damage. The babies were still COVID-negative.
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