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

    12 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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  • 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

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    The ClearMask transparent face mask.
    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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