To offset additional costs such as increasing wages and adding COVID protocols, restaurants have been adding fees to make ends meet.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for the week ending December 3.
Facebook made at least $780,000 from selling ads with violent and anti-vaccine messages that compared the US pandemic response to Nazi Germany.
Biden announced the expansion of booster shots for all adults, free at-home tests for all, and his plan to send vaccines to countries in need.
Thérèse Coffey, the UK's work and pensions secretary, said kissing 'people you don't already know' should be avoided during this holiday season.
The federal mask mandate, which was set to expire in January, also applies to travelers in airports and transit stations.
People now have to wear face coverings in shops and on public transport in England, more than four months after the last mask mandate was scrapped.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for December 1.
Greece is set to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for people aged 60 or older, and will use money from the fines to fund its healthcare system.
Pfizer's chief scientist Mikael Dolsten highlighted two elements that will determine how the Omicron variant shapes the future of the pandemic.
"If we have to make a brand new vaccine, I think that's going to be early 2022 before that's really going to be available in large quantities."
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 29.
The Omicron variant has not been detected in the US yet but "inevitability it will be here," Dr. Anthony Fauci said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.
Advocates for prisoners said the mandate would protect inmates, while an organization representing officers said it could create staff shortages.
"Covid-19 is a global health emergency. We must work together, not punish each other," South Africa's Health Minister Joe Phaahla said Friday.
Brent and WTI fell by more than 10%, given the expectation for a surplus of unused fuel to weigh on prices in the coming few months.
The stock prices of vaccine makers Moderna and Pfizer surged Friday along with stay-at-home stocks like Zoom Video and Peloton.
Macy's would prefer the government to implement the mandate in the first quarter of 2022, which starts in February for retailers, its CEO told NYT.
The B.1.1.529 variant has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, and Israel, and it's spreading rapidly.
The discovery of a new, potentially vaccine-resistant COVID-19 variant has prompted investors to get out of riskier assets such as crypto assets.
The B.1.1.529 variant was detected in a person traveling to Israel from Malawi, and two other people are in isolation, Israel's health ministry said.
Some working parents are furious about the disruptions.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 24.
When a person with COVID-19 coughs without a mask, small droplets can quickly spread well beyond two metres, a computer simulation found.
Jens Spahn, the German minister for health, said Monday that the infectious Delta variant made his bleak prediction "highly likely."
The Walt Disney Company previously made vaccinations mandatory in July for all salaried and non-union hourly employees working on-site.
Officials from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are also encouraging people to get the flu and COVID vaccines.
Immunity is waning among those who received COVID-19 shots more than six months ago. The news comes as boosters were authorized for all US adults.
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Dr. Fauci said high cases numbers in the US were "predictable" when about 60 million Americans eligible for COVID-19 shots were still unvaccinated.
Antibody tests are a "no brainer" for those at higher risk of severe COVID-19, experts say — but they can't agree on whether everyone should take one.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 16.
Richard Tierney began doing home deliveries for the UK supermarket chain Tesco when the COVID-19 pandemic ended his work in events.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 15.
Bob Burchfield, 71, is one of the oldest delivery drivers at Indiana-based ghost kitchen ClusterTruck. He told Insider about his daily routine.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for the week ending November 12.
The return of global travelers is expected to be a major economic boost for industries like tourism and hospitality that suffered during the pandemic.
So far there have been 35 recorded false-positive tests sent to the FDA and no recorded deaths.
The author shares how finally being able to schedule her son, who has medical complications, for a COVID-19 vaccine has brought so much relief.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 11.
Kathryn Wylde, CEO of the Partnership for New York City, told Insider it will take years before the city reaches pre-pandemic levels of office work.
The author's 10-year-old was looking forward to getting vaccinated. He's reported "happiness" as a side effect from the first shot.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 9.
As more children are getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, pediatricians share the stories they hear from parents yearning for normalcy.
Retail and hospitality companies in the US hope the return of international travelers will create a boost for business.
The company originally hoped to open 12 to 15 new Shake Shack locations in coming months.
"We have to learn by doing, learn by trying things," the billionaire co-founder and co-CEO of Netflix told Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer.
Pediatricians are urging parents to follow CDC guidelines and not lie about their children's age to get them vaccinated against COVID ahead of time.
Pfizer plans to seek the Food and Drug Administration's OK this month for the pill, with doses potentially ready for delivery this year.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for the week ending November 5.
The mandate, due to begin on Janaury 4, 2022, requires staff at large companies and some healthcare firms to get vaccinated or get weekly COVID tests.
The Biden administration said its vaccine mandate rules will take effect on January 4. Trucking groups say the industry will shed drivers as a result.
"Our ability to stop living in fear is now within reach," Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer's chief scientific officer, told Insider.
A former executive at the hospital reportedly owns a $2 million condo in Chicago's Trump Tower and bragged to friends about vaccinating Eric Trump.
The 37 names sent are just a tiny fraction of the 5,033 incidents that have been reported to the FAA this year.
The author shares how with three kids under the age of 5, he was eagerly waiting for the moment when he could start scheduling them for a vaccine.
As other hospitals fell into financial crisis when elective procedures were canceled during COVID, Maryland's hospitals stayed afloat.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for November 3.
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Buttigieg said the pandemic is "poking holes in supply" no matter how much the government or corporations try to skirt around supply chain issues.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence report notes that there is no evidence COVID-19 is a bioweapon, slamming it as disinformation.
"No Iowan should be forced to lose their job or livelihood over the COVID-19 vaccine," Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said on Friday.
The private jet industry is grappling with a shortage of planes due to global supply chain problems. XO wants to provide the solution.
Study authors said vaccines alone were "not enough" to stop COVID-19 - but that it was "essential" to get vaccinated to prevent severe illness.
Tripadvisor also penalized 34,605 properties for fraudulent activity and banned 20,299 members, according to an internal report.
Researchers began looking into fluvoxamine, which is used to treat OCD, at the start of the pandemic based on its ability to reduce inflammation.
Internal Facebook documents suggest the tech company struggles to identify posts containing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and hesitancy online.
Immunocompromised adults who had Pfizer or Moderna's two-dose COVID-19 vaccines, plus an additional shot, can now get a fourth, the CDC said.
Mexico's lax COVID-19 restrictions propelled it into a top destination for weddings, even as the country struggles with vaccinations and COVID cases.
Brain-working recursive therapy was developed to fight conditions like PTSD. Nichi Hodgson had a session as she struggled to process a friend's death.
"It's for officers, period. It has nothing to do with their vaccination status," Gov. DeSantis said on Monday.
"This was at the height of COVID," said King, who left the secure location because some senators weren't wearing masks.
"I got a barrage of messages from moms saying they couldn't believe I was getting the shot while pregnant," says Brittany Bates of Kansas.
The CFTC is investigating whether Polymarket allows its customers to improperly trade swaps or binary options, Bloomberg reported.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for October 25.
A US company informed the FDA and CBP in February and March that they got a shipment of used and tainted nitrile gloves from a Thai-based company.
Walmart's decision comes as many companies grapple with whether to make a return to the office mandatory for employees who transitioned to remote work early in the pandemic.
The cost of materials needed to make paint increased by over $323 million since last year, according to Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for the week ending October 22.
It marks a softening of Southwest's stance on COVID-19 vaccines. It said early October that staff must be fully vaccinated "to continue employment."
Legacy Tower at Miami Worldcenter is a $500 million skyscraper ready for any future pandemics. It'll house residences, a hotel, and a medical center.
The fine in Contra Costa County follows the temporary closure of another In-N-Out restaurant in San Francisco for the same reason.
"J&J knew asbestos laced some bottles but kept it a secret for decades. Tens of thousands of women with ovarian cancer are suing," Rep. Porter tweeted.
The FDA has authorized booster shots for Johnson & Johnson and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines.
Oil prices have climbed to their highest level in years, and travel has rebounded from a pandemic slump, and that means higher jet fuel prices.
Toymakers and retailers that made strategic long-term plans ahead of an expected turbulent holiday season may emerge unscathed, experts say.
97% of US teens hospitalized with COVID-19 were unvaccinated in the cases the CDC studied for its analysis.
Many Russians do not trust the vaccines produced by the country's scientists, leaving them unprotected as the coronavirus continues to spread.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for October 19.
A TikTok of a woman being ushered away by flight attendants after trying to give a speech to airline passengers about COVID-19 has gone viral.
Video of the heated September 27 school board meeting showed the man grabbing another masked parent by the collar and pulling his phone from his hand.
The difference between the availability of the COVID19 vaccine in Nigeria and the UK, and what it's meant for the return to normal.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for October 18.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said being fully vaccinated will protect loved ones and communities during the holiday season.
Rats have been terrorizing New Yorkers even more than usual this year. In 2021, New York has recorded 15 cases of leptospirosis, a rare, potentially fatal disease that comes from exposure to rats.
The author shares how becoming a new parent during the pandemic has changed her mind about having more children in the future.
Trying to self-diagnose a cold, rather than COVID-19, is a "sure fire way to send COVID-19 case rates soaring again," one expert said.