Thursday, July 29


COVID-19 vaccine, Facebook, Misinformation, Politics, Social Media, Tech Insider, vaccination, White House

Jen Psaki rejects Fox News reporter Peter Doocy’s’loaded and inaccurate’ claim that the White House is’spying’ on Facebook profiles

Jen Psaki on Friday called a Fox News reporter's question "loaded and inaccurate." The reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked whether the White House was spying on Facebook accounts. Psaki rejected the claim, saying that the profiles are public. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed a Fox News reporter's claim that the Biden administration was "spying" on Facebook accounts that spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines."For how long has the administration been spying on people's Facebook profiles looking for vaccine misinformation?" Peter Doocy, a Fox correspondent, as...
coronavirus, COVID-19, News UK, Science, vaccination, variant

964 people got COVID-19 after an outdoor music festival, despite compulsory negative tests, vaccines, or other proof of immunity

964 people who attended a Dutch outdoor music festival tested positive for the coronavirus. The festival did not impose social distancing, arguing that its screening procedures were enough. Information on the severity of the cases was not available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly a thousand people tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a two-day outdoor festival in the Netherlands on the weekend of July 3.According to figures from health officials in Utrecht, 448 were exposed during the first day of the festival, and 516 the second day. The figures were reported by Algemeen Dagblad, a Dutch daily ...
coronavirus, COVID-19, delta variant, Healthcare, Science, vaccination, Vaccine rollout

New study estimates America’s rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollout saved nearly 300,000 lives

The US's rapid vaccine rollout helped prevent a spring surge of 4,500 daily COVID-19 deaths, a new study found. Nearly 300,000 lives were saved and 1.25 million hospitalizations prevented by America's vaccine program. Researchers said a "renewed commitment to expanding vaccine access" is necessary to stomp out the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US COVID-19 vaccine rollout was swift enough to save hundreds of thousands of live and prevent millions of hospitalizations, even as more transmissible and deadlier strains of the virus took hold, a new study found.Without readily available access to multiple FDA-a...
coronavirus, covid, COVID-19, delta variant, Healthcare, israel, Mask compliance, mask mandate, vaccination

Israelis describe what it’s like when your country vaccinates its way out of the pandemic – only for a Delta variant outbreak to fuel rising cases

Israel lifted all COVID restrictions at the start of June after its world-leading vaccination drive. A Delta variant outbreak saw authorities swiftly reinstate mask wearing and tighten travel rules. Insider spoke to three Israelis about how the setback feels, so close to the pandemic's end. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the most successful COVID vaccination programme in the world, Israel lifted social distancing and mask requirements at the start of June.Then a low – but rising – number of cases, fueled by the arrival of the Delta variant, prompted the government to bring back masks in indoor spaces, announce ...