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CDC: Cruise ships can soon resume sailing in U.S. waters

(HealthDay)—Cruise ships can resume sailing in U.S. waters as long as 98 percent of crew and 95 percent of customers are vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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How quickly can the COVID-19 vaccine make travel possible?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon, but exactly when—and how—is the million-dollar ...

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COVID-19 cases hit 1st Caribbean cruise since pandemic

One of the first cruise ships to ply through Caribbean waters since the pandemic began ended its trip early after at least five passengers tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday.

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Do masks help boost COVID immunity?

Could the mask—already seen by many scientists as the most effective shield against COVID-19—have yet another benefit? Some researchers now believe that they expose wearers to smaller, less harmful doses of the disease ...

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Could your mask be a kind of vaccine against COVID-19?

(HealthDay)—The world is still waiting for a safe, effective coronavirus vaccine. But new research now suggests that billions of people may already be using a crude vaccine of sorts: face masks.

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One more reason to wear a mask: You'll get less sick from COVID-19

As states increasingly promote face masks as a way to control the spread of COVID-19, the top-line message has been: Wear a mask to protect others. While it's true that most face masks are more effective in preventing you ...

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Another cruise ship in Norway stalled over virus case

A cruise ship carrying more than 200 people docked in a Norwegian harbor Wednesday and ordered to keep everyone on board after a passenger from a previous trip tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning home to Denmark.

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