Signs like this may become more common as localities consider CDC guidelines.
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The CDC guidance applies to areas with high coronavirus transmission rates – which on the day of the announcement covered 63% of US counties.
Just because face coverings aren’t mandatory doesn’t mean they’re not protective – so here’s how to ask someone to wear one.
Effective education depends on good communication and relationships, but face masks hinder visual and verbal cues and can be unsettling. So how can teachers and students overcome these issues?
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In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their ‘civic responsibility’.
A philosopher of public health ponders whether taking your mask off on July 19 is like punching someone in the face or like riding a bike.
Governments in the west repeatedly failed the public when it came to masks.
Keeping kids safe is complicated and requires care for both physical and mental health.
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A moral philosopher and bioethicist offers parents some tips for weighing family masking decisions.
Vaccinated people are well protected from getting sick, but could they inadvertently transmit the coronavirus?
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The COVID-19 vaccines are a smash success. But that doesn’t mean they keep every vaccinated person completely free of the coronavirus.
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Only about 1% of the population was vaccinated against COVID when this outbreak started.
Officials in Quebec, Canada recently removed graphene-coated face masks from schools and daycare centers.
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Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?
Even though they cover most of our features, face masks are no match for our highly-evolved capacity to recognise friends.
When not properly fitted, high-filtration masks offer only a little bit more protection than cloth or surgical ones.
‘To hell with going to the beach.’
Your guide to what is going to become of the great British summer bonanza.
Texas recently eased all coronavirus restrictions, including mask-wearing.
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Texas and many other states have eased all or most coronavirus restrictions such as mask-wearing. A cost-benefit analysis suggests reversing those moves for just a short period could make a big difference.
Simply making an effort to consider the person behind the mask can help address the biases exacerbated by wearing one.
Wearing face masks hides our facial expressions and affects our social interactions. They make it harder for us to read facial expressions and can contribute to racist perceptions.
Layering face masks has been suggested as a way to increase protection against COVID-19 variants that may be more transmissible.
Are two face masks better than one? Adding layers of filtration by double masking is a way of using the masks that we already have, possibly to better effect.
Muslim women say they are having an easier time wearing the niqab during pandemic times.
Muslim women say the practice of wearing masks has given them more confidence to wear face coverings in public.
We should be thinking about airborne transmission of coronavirus.
Health-care workers wait in line at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Jan. 7, 2021.
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Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has begun. But getting the jab doesn’t mean abandoning masks, distancing and handwashing. Here’s why the current preventive measures must continue post-vaccine.
Face masks are seen in the window of a shop during the COVID-19 pandemic in Montréal in December 2020.
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Whether it’s health-care workers, kids in school or people running errands, Canadians need face masks during COVID-19. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be made here at home.