• A new CDC report found that Kansas counties who complied with a mask mandate saw a decrease in cases compared to counties that didn't

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    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday found that counties in Kansas that adopted a mask mandate saw a decrease in COVID-19 transmission compared to counties that did not, which saw an increase in the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
    Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, on July 3 issued a statewide mask mandate, but counties were able to individually opt-out from her order. Around 90 counties opted out of her according to a July 8 report from the Wichita Eagle .
    According to the CDC report, following the issuing of...
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  • A childhood vaccine available since 1979 has been linked to less severe COVID-19 but smoking cigarettes raises risk

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

    2 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

    South Dakota healthcare CEO says he had COVID-19 but won't be wearing a mask at work: report

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    The debate over whether to wear or not wear a mask to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus has ended for the CEO of a South Dakota healthcare system.
    Sanford Health's Kelby Krabbenhoft wrote in an email to staff that he had experienced COVID-19, but had returned to work and wouldn't be donning a mask.
    In the email, obtained by CNN , Krabbenhoft said "for me to wear a mask defies the efficacy and purpose of a mask and sends an untruthful message that I am susceptible to infection or could transmit it."
    He added, "I have no interest in using masks as a symbolic...
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