Denmark has banned AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after rare blood clot concerns

Denmark became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday. Other shots were available and older people were immunized already, the Danish Health authority said. Denmark did not rule out re-introducing the vaccine at a “later date” if the “situation changes.”  See more stories on Insider’s business page. Denmark has stopped using AstraZeneca-Oxford […]

Why every major US airline will ignore the CDC's new suggestion to block middle seats

Airlines will likely not be blocking middle seats despite a new CDC recommendation.  Mask-wearing policies and high-efficiency particulate air filters have greatly reduced onboard outbreaks. Airlines have also begun selling summer flights based on flights being sold to capacity.  See more stories on Insider’s business page. Airlines are not convinced by the newly-released report by […]

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(Reuters Health) – Even though the majority of parents give youth sports leagues high marks for keeping them informed about COVID-19 safety protocols, more than one in four parents still think enforcement of these policies is inconsistent, a new U.S. poll suggests. Researchers from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health examined […]

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia said on Tuesday a second person had been diagnosed with a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine but there had been no rise in inoculation cancellations as authorities try to steady a bungled immunisation campaign. This week Australia abandoned a goal of vaccinating all of its nearly 26 million […]

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The surging COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil is increasingly affecting younger people, with hospital data showing that last month the majority of those in intensive care were aged 40 or younger, according to a new report. The report, released by the Brazilian Association of Intensive Medicine (AMIB) over the weekend, is […]

People in these states receive the highest tax refunds on average

Many taxpayers get a refund from the IRS. Not all are created equal. Some taxpayers receive significantly higher refunds after filing their returns, according to an analysis of IRS data done by LendingTree. In 2018, the latest available data, the average refund across the board was about $3,660, according to the study. However, taxpayers in […]

$50 billion Tiger Global has been on a digital-health funding spree. Here are 15 startups it's backed in the last 5 months.

Since November, Tiger Global has participated digital health funding rounds worth $2.2 billion. The asset manager has invested billions in consumer- and finance-geared tech startups. The 15 startups it’s backed in the last five months, include DispatchHealth and Hinge Health.  See more stories on Insider’s business page. Cedar, a company that wants to automate hospital […]