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What studies show about pregnancy, COVID-19 vaccines

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The FINANCIAL-- A recent data review by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices shows that over 30,000 women who are pregnant have been safely vaccinated for COVID-19. The preliminary safety study, which took place between December 2020 and January 2021, compared women who were pregnant and not pregnant, and who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines according to Mayo Clinic.…

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What studies show about pregnancy, COVID-19 vaccines

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The FINANCIAL-- A recent data review by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices shows that over 30,000 women who are pregnant have been safely vaccinated for COVID-19. The preliminary safety study, which took place between December 2020 and January 2021, compared women who were pregnant and not pregnant, and who received the Pfizer or Moderna…

Study identifies cardiovascular risk factors that may lead to pregnancy problems for first-time moms

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The FINANCIAL -- A new study of first-time pregnant women found risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity and elevated blood sugar, can put expectant moms at higher risk for pregnancy complications and gestational diabetes and also lead to increased chances of high blood pressure, or hypertension, two to seven years after giving birth.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Face shields became popular, but can they protect us from coronavirus?

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The FINANCIAL — Over the past few months, wearing face masks has indeed become a daily routine. Concerned citizens scramble to find ways to protect themselves from the spreading of coronavirus. Can face shields be used instead of face masks? Experts are divided if they protect against coronavirus or not. There are more than a few benefits…

The World Health Organization joined TikTok to eliminate misinformation

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The FINANCIAL — The World Health Organization joined popular video platform TikTok on Friday to share reliable information regarding the coronavirus outbreak and to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are fighting misinformation regarding the virus on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tencent, and TikTok. The World Health…