Friday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look a Friday’s business headlines with Joya Dass.

Smartwatches can predict blood test results

Smartwatches can also predict the results of your blood tests, according to researchers from Duke University and Stanford University School of Medicine.

The researchers say that wearable data on heart rate, body temperature, and daily activity can be used to flag early signs of some conditions, as well as predict the results of clinical blood tests.

Royal Caribbean plans vaccinated cruises

Royal Caribbean plans vaccinated cruise from Florida in June.

The ships will sail from Fort Lauderdale.

One of its vessels, the Celebrity Edge, was cleared by the CDC to sail beginning June 26.

Another COVID-19 vaccine begins trial

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said they have launched a large clinical trial of their COVID-19 vaccine that will enroll 35,000 adult volunteers in the United States, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and production of the vaccine could begin within weeks.

If the trial is successful, regulators could approve the vaccine for use in the last three months of the year.

Earlier this month, the firms said their vaccine candidate triggered strong immune responses in all adult age group.

Airbnb extends party ban through summer

Airbnb said it would extend a ban on parties in homes listed on its platform through at least the end of summer in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus infections.

In August of last year, the short-term home rental company placed a global ban on parties at its properties, which it said proved to be popular with its host community.


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