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Vaccinated people: Don’t panic about your odds of a ‘breakthrough’ infection


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Vaccinated people don’t need to panic about the rising possibility of breakthrough infections;

Check out the 10-slide presentation Cake used to raise $3.7 million for its approach to end-of-life planning;

Here are Optum Ventures’ 18 biggest investments.

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Vaccinated people: Your odds of a COVID ‘breakthrough’ infection have gone up. That doesn’t mean you need to panic.

Vaccinated people are well protected from severe disease that could be caused by the Delta variant.
They can catch COVID-19, but their symptoms may be mild, and the risk of transmitting may be low.
The US is in a precarious position, with a half-vaccinated population.

Get the full analysis>>

Cake’s website allows people to learn about and plan for death.

A startup that wants to be the Tripadvisor of death planning used this 10-slide presentation to raise $3.7 million

Cake helps people navigate end-of-life care with educational and planning resources.
On Wednesday, it raised $3.7 million in seed funding.
CEO Suelin Chen said the COVID-19 pandemic made end-of-life planning easier to talk about.

See the presentation>>

Truepill cofounders Umar Afridi and Sid Viswanathan

The biggest US health insurer has a $600 million VC arm that places bets on the future of healthcare. Here are Optum Ventures’ 18 biggest investments, including startups reinventing home care and pharmacies.

Optum Ventures is a $600 million venture fund associated with UnitedHealth Group.
The fund launched in 2017 and has a focus on digital health, a spokesman confirmed to Insider.

Here are the 18 biggest investments Optum Ventures has participated in over the last few years>>

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Singer Marina says she got COVID after being fully vaccinated, and urges people not to ignore mild symptoms (Insider)

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