Bill Gates thinks the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over until the end of 2021, even for the world’s richest countries

Bill Gates, the tech billionaire philanthropist who is helping to fund vaccine research for a number of deadly illnesses including COVID-19, is feeling optimistic about COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. Thanks to this work, he thinks the pandemic should be under control by the end of 2021 for the world’s richest nations and by 2022 for the developing world, he told Wired in an interview. While that represents record-speed scientific progress, it may be disappointing to think about living in a pandemic for another year or longer. Meanwhile, Gates warns people not to let their guards down because he thinks COVID-19 could surge again in the fall. Visit Business Insider’s homepage… Read More

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‘When in doubt, throw them out’: Experts say you should throw out onions if you can’t identify where they came from – as 879 people and counting are now sick amid a salmonella outbreak

At least 879 people across the US and Canada have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to Thomson International onions. Thomson International onions are sold at grocery chains, including Walmart, Kroger, and Publix, under a variety of brand names. “If you do not know where your onions came from follow the advice “when in doubt, throw them out,” food safety lawyer Bill Marler told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you don’t know where the onions in your pantry originally came from, it’s time to throw them in the trash. As of Friday, at least 879 people in the US and Canada have been sickened… Read More

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‘How do you know if someone blocked you on Messenger?’: Here’s how to use the Facebook app’s send and receive features to figure it out

There’s no built-in tool that lets you know if someone blocked you on Facebook Messenger. However, you can infer if you have been blocked on Messenger by the state of the message status icon. For privacy and security reasons, Facebook doesn’t reveal if someone on Facebook Messenger has blocked you. Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories. Facebook doesn’t make it easy to know whether someone has blocked you. They do this for privacy and security reasons, which means that, unfortunately, you won’t get confirmation that someone has blocked your account. However, it is possible to deduce whether you’ve been blocked based on how the Messenger app behaves… Read More

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Amazon and Best Buy are running a one-day sale on Sony TVs, headphones, and speakers

Amazon and Best Buy are offering a special one-day sale on a variety of Sony products, including TVs, headphones, and speakers. Best Buy’s promotion will run until 1 a.m. ET, while Amazon’s sale is set to run until 3 a.m. ET. If you’re looking for other Tech deals, check out these great sales. You can also check out the best headphone deals, the best tv deals, and the best daily deals happening now. Visit Insider Reviews’ deals page for more general sales and Insider Coupons for more savings. If you’ve been eyeing a new Sony TV, soundbar, or pair of headphones, today is the perfect day to make your purchase.… Read More

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