Kiszla: With smirk, Olympic power broker declares pandemic no more serious threat to Summer Games than a mosquito

MAKUHARI, Japan — One of the biggest clowns in the Olympics’ five-ring circus snickered at his own bad joke. COVID-19 was nothing more than a nuisance to the Summer Games, according to International Olympic Committee executive board member Nenad Lalovic. He’s kidding, right? No, Lalovic meant it. I scratched my head in disbelief Sunday as he insisted a pandemic that has killed four million people around the world was over-hyped as a danger to this big, made-for-TV Olympic show. “There are always opponents to the Olympic Games everywhere,” Lalovic said with a smirk, as he launched into a rant about how COVID had “imprisoned” 19 days of athletic competition with… Read More

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger: ‘I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas’ in Jan. 6 House investigation

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) answers a question from the media next to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) with Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-California) at center, after the first hearing of the House Select committee to investigate the January 6 riot. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Kinzinger would back issuing subpoenas to compel individuals to testify before the Jan. 6 panel. “I would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas for a lot of people,” he said on Sunday. The congressman said that Trump may not be called to testify, expressing that testimony from individuals in his orbit may suffice. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday signaled that… Read More

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THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Insider Intelligence, Insider’s premium research service. Current subscribers can read the report here. Until now, healthcare was the only remaining industry that had yet to feel the rapid impact of digitization endured by retail, banking, and media. But consumer adoption of digital tech, regulatory overhauls, and a shifting reimbursement model are forcing healthcare players’ hands. Business Insider Intelligence Digital health innovation offers market incumbents new opportunities to combat constricting margins, labor shortages, and rising costs. But it also poses a threat to slow movers, as new entrants lean on their digital prowess and lack of legacy infrastructure to… Read More

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NIH director says school mask rules for kids under 12 is the ‘best thing’ to reduce spread of COVID-19

Dr Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2020. Greg Nash via Reuters NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said “masks are the best thing we’ve got right now” to help curb COVID-19 cases in schools. Collins told “Fox News Sunday” that masks can help “ensure that things don’t get worse.” The CDC recommended that everyone should wear face masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National… Read More

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