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New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean?

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The FINANCIAL -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues., Mayo Clinic notes.…

NIH: Hydroxychloroquine does not benefit adults hospitalized with coronavirus

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The FINANCIAL — A National Institutes of Health clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has formally concluded that the drug provides no clinical benefit to hospitalized patients. Though found not to cause harm, early findings in June when the trial was stopped…

CDC lifts ban on cruises

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The FINANCIAL —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased approach for the safe and responsible resumption of passenger cruises.  The Order establishes a framework of actionable items for the cruise line industry to follow so they can resume passenger operations with an emphasis…

Google Maps’ new feature will show COVID19 outbreaks in your area

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The FINANCIAL — Google announced that Google Maps will now highlight coronavirus case counts around the world and how bad outbreaks are in each region. They’re introducing the COVID layer in Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go…

CDC Halloween guidelines warn about high risk activities

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The FINANCIAL — As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, CDC offers the considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. The considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must…

CDC states covid-19 guidance on airborne transmission was posted in error

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The FINANCIAL — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 guidance to acknowledge the risk that the coronavirus can be transmitted through airborne respiratory particles — but then on Monday took it down saying that the draft recommendation was posted in error to the agency’s official website. Now the website says that…

New CDC data shows that more than 35% of people in 12 states are obese

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The FINANCIAL — New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. The United States has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. Twelve…

Carnival Cruise Line cancels cruises until spring 2021

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The FINANCIAL — Carnival Cruise Line has announced they are canceling further cruises amid the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carnival also announced that it sold the Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination, both launched in the mid-1990s, as it moves to remove less efficient ships from its fleet. The cruise line had previously sold two other…

Study claims that glasses can lower your risk of COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL — A recent study states that wearing glasses can lower the risk of coronavirus. Researchers from Suizhou Zengdu Hospital in Suizhou, China, claim that the use of eye protection, such as glasses, might offer some degree of protection from COVID-19. The team analyzed 276 patients who had coronavirus at a hospital in China’s…

U.S. teen vaping rates drop by almost 2 mln

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The FINANCIAL — Almost 2 million fewer U.S. teenagers reported using e-cigarettes in 2020 compared to 2019, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around 3.6 million young people in the US were current (in the past thirty days) e-cigarette users in 2020, down from 5.4 million in 2019. Just…

CDC Asked States To Plan For Potential Vaccine Distribution since October

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The FINANCIAL -- A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health, shown here, is one of three vaccines in Phase 3 trials in the U.S. With development and testing underway, health officials are asking states to prepare for limited distribution of a potential vaccine as soon as this fall —…

Coronavirus patients report hair loss after recovering

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A growing number of recovered coronavirus patients report hair loss. A Study Conducted by Dr. Natalie Lambert and Survivor Corps shows that 27% of patients recovering from COVID-19 reported hair loss as one of the lingering problems in a survey of more than 1,500 people. While CDC only identified 17 COVID-19 symptoms, survey found 98 possible symptoms.…

65,000 people already defeated HCV in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Yesterday was World Hepatitis Day, declared by the World Health Organization back in 2011. Georgia has a high burden of HCV infection, with an estimated 5.4% of the adult population living with HCV. U.S. Ambassador Kelly C. Degnan joined Minister of Health Ekaterine Tikaradze to mark World Hepatitis Day and stated that Georgia…

Carnival Cruise Line sells 2 ships and lays up another two

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Carnival Cruise Line today announced new plans for its fleet that will generate tremendous guest excitement once it resumes sailing, with a confirmed date for an additional Excel-class, LNG-powered ship arriving in November 2022, four ships either sold or put on long term lay-up status, and other ships redeployed to new homeports, as it seeks…

CDC extends ban on cruises

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The FINANCIAL — On July 16, 2020, CDC extended the No Sail Order and Suspension of Further Embarkation. This order renews the No Sail Order and Other Measures Related to Operations signed by the CDC Director on March 14, 2020, as further modified and extended effective April 15, 2020. While cruise ban is extended in the…