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Pfizer will start testing its coronavirus vaccine on children as young as 12, a crucial step to bringing the shot to more people



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Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • Pfizer is expanding its massive coronavirus vaccine clinical trial, opening the study to include children as young as 12.
  • The company is poised to become the first major drugmaker to start testing a COVID-19 shot in kids in a large-scale study.
  • The New York pharma giant said it got permission to boost the study’s overall size to as many as 48,400 volunteers.
  • Pfizer broadened the study last month to include 16- and 17-year-olds as well as people with HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C. 
  • While early clinical results were promising, it remains to be seen if Pfizer’s vaccine — or any other experimental shot — can prevent COVID-19.
  • Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said he expects data from this study before the end of October. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Pfizer is setting plans to make its coronavirus vaccine

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Trump’s children brought Secret Service money to the family business with their visits, records show

On trips like these, Secret Service agents were there to protect Trump’s children. But, for the Trump family business, their visits also brought a hidden side benefit.

That’s because when Trump’s adult children visited Trump properties, Trump’s company charged the Secret Service for agents to come along. The president’s company billed the U.S. government hundreds, or thousands, of dollars for rooms agents used on each trip, as the agency sometimes booked multiple rooms or a multiroom rental cottage on the property

In this way, Trump’s adult children and their families have caused the U.S. government to spend at least $238,000 at Trump properties so far, according to Secret Service records obtained by The Washington Post.

Government ethics experts say that nothing is wrong with Trump’s children seeking protection from the Secret Service.

But, they said, the Trump Organization’s decision to charge for the agents’ rooms created a situation in which

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Business lessons I learned from my children during lockdown

  • Petra Smith is the founder and managing director at Squirrels&Bears, a London-based marketing agency, and a mother of two.
  • Kids can teach us a lot about being successful in business, and in life, Smith said.
  • In an interview with Business Insider, Smith revealed the lessons she has learnt during the COVID-19 lockdown from her two and four years old children including being creative, ready to adapt, and the importance of taking care of your employees, clients and suppliers.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When the COVID-19 lockdown hit, my children were just under two and four years old. Since they were born, they’ve been a source of inspiration and learning — about myself, my career, and family life. At seven months pregnant with my oldest daughter, I started my own business, and as our family grew, so did my business.

However, the impact of the pandemic has been

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In Yemen, children begin classes in the ruins of war

Oct 9, 2020

With its walls pounded by artillery, roofs torn open and concrete beams in shreds, Al-Wehdah school lies in ruins as students return for the first day of Yemen’s school year.

At the school near Taez, the third-biggest city in a country shattered by years of war between the government and Iran-backed Huthi rebels, there are no doors or windows, let alone desks.

Instead the students use old exercise books to jot down their lessons, as they sit in makeshift classrooms with a handful of teachers brave enough to join them under crumbling ceilings.

Yet in a country where nearly a third of children don’t go to school at all, these are the lucky ones.

Al-Wehdah sc

hool was hit in a 2016 air strike.

Ali Sultan, a parent of one of the students, points out to AFP a warning sign in red letters written on a perimeter

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Children are spending more time online and in front of screens than ever before. Parents and experts reveal their best tips for managing kids’ tech use.



a group of people posing for a photo: Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house. Jessica Nelson


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Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house. Jessica Nelson

  • COVID-19 has seen an increase in children’s screen time, with many now clocking six hours per day according to one study — up 500% since before the pandemic.
  • Business Insider spoke to parents and experts about how to best manage kids’ screen time
  • Their advice varied from establishing offline routines to focusing more on what children are doing online rather than how much time they’re spending on devices.
  • The most important thing is to make time to do family activities together away from technology.
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When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools and businesses to close in March, Jessica Nelson was tasked with taking care of three children on her own.

Like most

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Non-profit athletic training program created for special needs children and adults

An Odessa man is using his athletic training business to fund the new non-profit, “A Special Kind of Game Ready”.

ODESSA, Texas — We know that sports are so much more than just a game. 

That’s why an Odessa man started a non-profit dedicated to sports training a decade ago. 

Today it’s a full fledged business and just like he did 10 years ago, Dominique Brown is using those profits to fund a new non-profit. 

Brown has been working to develop the program over the last year or so that isn’t just for your typical athlete but for anyone who wants to try, even those who may face physical or mental challenges.

Game Ready USA was his original project. It started off as a non-profit kids athletic training summer camp at a park.

His inspiration for everything comes from his family and their past experiences. 

“Showing the kids the importance

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She lost her business due to coronavirus. Now she’s supporting her four children by running their lemonade stand

Erin Bailey owned and ran a successful lawn care business in Palm Springs. But as the pandemic spread, her list of clients quickly dwindled — and now she has none.

“I was so excited to finally have my own business and it was going so well, then all of a sudden everything just stopped. I was so happy and proud, and now I feel like a failure,” Bailey, a single mom to four children, told CNN.

“It’s always been just me, looking for help that wasn’t coming,” she added, while fighting back tears. “It got so hopeless. It just feels like you’re walking around in the dark and bumping into everything. You just feel so alone, like everyone else is OK but you’re the only one that’s not.”

Bailey said the family receives government help in the form of food stamps, but they don’t last long enough. About 27 million
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Thousands of Houston-area school children still need at-home tech as online classes ramp up

As she scrambled to find a computer and internet access for her two elementary-age children last week, Jamesha Adams struck out at every turn.

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