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A childhood vaccine available since 1979 has been linked to less severe COVID-19 but smoking cigarettes raises risk

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A woman wearing a protective face mask smokes a cigarette on June 07, 2020 in Madrid, Spain.
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Researchers think that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, administered since 1979, could reduce the severity of COVID-19 in some patients.
Scientists have also found a link between exposure to cigarette smoke and susceptibility to coronavirus infection.
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People whose immune systems responded strongly to a measles-mumps-rubella vaccine may be less likely to become severely ill if they are infected with the new coronavirus...
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South Dakota healthcare CEO says he had COVID-19 but won't be wearing a mask at work: report

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Kelby Krabbenhoft, chief executive officer of Sanford Health, announces a $125 million gift from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford that will establish a program to integrate genetics into primary care and internal medicine, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Sioux Falls, SD.
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The CEO of a South Dakota-based healthcare system, Sanford Health, has said that he recovered from COVID-19 and is back at work, but won't wear a mask.
His comments appeared in an email to staffers obtained by CNN and Sanford Health distanced itself from the CEO's comments.
South Dakota is currently enduring...
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This company says it makes the first FDA-approved transparent face mask and has sold more than 12.5 million since April - see why it's become so popular

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The ClearMask transparent face mask.
ClearMask
ClearMask - the first US Food and Drug Administration-approved transparent surgical face mask, according to the company - has sold over 12.5 million see-through masks since April.
Transparent masks help a wide variety of people, from those who are deaf and hard of hearing, to young children, to the neurodiverse population.
ClearMask currently offers two types of face coverings: the FDA-approved medical mask and a non-medical iteration.
"The ClearMask enables those who rely on visual communication to continue thriving in the workplace and...
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