Roche Arthritis Drug Didn’t Help All Covid Patients in Study

Roche Holding AG’s arthritis drug Actemra doesn’t help all Covid-19 patients, and in fact might harm some, Brazilian researchers said in the latest seemingly contradictory study results to emerge on the medicine. Adding Actemra to standard treatment not only didn’t improve outcomes in a trial in Brazil last summer, it may have led to more deaths, according to results published […]

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U.S. Capitol in Lockdown, Pence Withdrawn as Protesters Surge

The U.S. Capitol was placed under lockdown and Vice President Mike Pence left the floor of Congress as hundreds of protesters swarmed past barricades surrounding the building where lawmakers were debating Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. Protesters rallying in support of Donald Trump tried to push past police barriers at the U.S. Capitol after the president said he’d […]

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Appeals Court Tosses Gohmert’s Suit Against Pence Over Electors

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a Republican congressman’s lawsuit that attempted to authorize Vice President Mike Pence — against his wishes — to unilaterally overturn Donald Trump’s election loss during a joint session of Congress this week. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, widely considered to be the most conservative in the country, rejected […]

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Business Insider's top cannabis stories of 2020

Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week. Happy New Year's Eve everyone, We're finally here — the end of 2020. Congratulations, and here's to hoping we'll all be vaccinated and […]

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COVID-19: This Is the Safest County in the Safest State

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States have rocketed above 19.7 million, and as many as 200,000 new ones are announced each day. Fatal cases have reached almost 342,000 and have started to jump by 3,000 per day. There is anxiety that the fatal case count per day could double within a month. Additionally, current counts are artificially low because […]

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Americans Warned Against Holiday Travel As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Shoot Up

The United States reported the second-highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a single day, while hospitalizations of coronavirus-infected patients in the country are shooting up. Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that it could be a very difficult January if Americans continue to travel during the holidays ignoring precautionary instructions. With 3401 additional fatalities reporting in the last […]

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Hospital Laundry Workers Fear Their Infection Risk Is Rising

Workers at a leading commercial laundry firm that cleans sheets for some of New York City’s biggest hospitals say every day on the job places them at greater risk of Covid-19 infection. Industry CEOs from all over the U.S. voiced concern earlier this month about potential outbreaks, too. As a critical component of a healthcare system buckling under the strain of a […]

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What's in the new $900B coronavirus relief package?

Will new stimulus relief package be enough to help struggling businesses? Rep. James Comer on lawmakers finally voting on $900B relief plan. Congressional leaders on Sunday reached a deal on a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief package after a half-year of stalemate, securing another tranche of aid as a surge in COVID-19 infections threatens to further derail the nation's sputtering economy. If […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Biden's picks to handle climate change in his administration 'actually represent progress — real progress'

Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez praised President-elect Joe Biden's picks for top climate change positions in his administration. "I think Biden's climate appointments actually represent progress — real progress," the New York Democrat said Thursday. In particularly, Ocasio-Cortez praised the nomination of New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary, calling her "unequivocally progressive." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect […]

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