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.
The requirement to wear masks in airports lowers the risk of air travel.
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Parents face tough choices since young kids can’t yet get COVID-19 vaccinations. An infectious diseases expert offers guidance on navigating summer activities.
Part of the joy of emerging from the pandemic has been to once again be able to hug friends and family.
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Many people are starting to celebrate the return to a pre-pandemic life. How does that feel to those who have suffered losses and are still grieving?
Masking indoors will yet again be the new normal in Los Angeles County – and possibly elsewhere in the U.S.
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As Los Angeles County again mandates masking indoors – even for the fully vaccinated – local health officials in the U.S. are closely eyeing their own COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates.
Beards? Yes. Masks? Perhaps not.
John Locke and John Stuart Mill don’t provide much in the way of justification for ignoring public health advice in a pandemic. Mikhail Bakunin, however…
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In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their ‘civic responsibility’.
People in masks shop for essential items at Costco in Mississauga, Ont., on April 18, 2021. Costco insists its in-store customers wear masks even if they claim exemptions.
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Retailers are grappling with anti-maskers during the pandemic. That’s because of the complicated relationship between businesses and customers when it comes to accommodating health conditions.
Several factors converge in this region to produce significant risk. The tentacles of this particular outbreak might be more far-reaching, so it’s crucial we get testing numbers up.
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.
Masks between 7am and 9am for those born before 2005 – Sweden’s coronavirus policies are unnecessarily confusing.
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Everything you need to know about fit, filtration and breathability.
Each state has responded differently to the latest outbreaks. But all have mounted effective responses.
Waiting their turn, while masked and keeping a distance.
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A social scientist argues that in the absence of strong government action, people took it upon themselves to work out conduct to stem the spread of virus.
With many more months of lockdowns, mask mandates and quarantining in our futures, the government needs to get its messaging just right and we all need to manage our expectations appropriately.
Small rural hospitals across the country are struggling to find enough space, staff and supplies.
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Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural COVID-19 cases rise, and administrators fear flu season will make it worse. And then there’s the politics.
While it may be deflating, events like the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are best watched from home this year. Here, the Harold the Fireman balloon lies face down as he readied for the parade on Nov. 27, 2019.
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Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The computer model simulates how many COVID-19 cases could have been prevented in a particular county in the U.S.
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The model provides county-level analysis and simulates the benefits of mask-wearing in terms of illnesses and deaths.
The second wave of COVID-19 requires what’s known as ‘norm entrepreneurs,’ well-known and influential people who can encourage people and businesses to adhere to coronavirus containment measures.
A chorus of prominent voices that seek to persuade Canadians that COVID-19 compliance is in everyone’s interest.
The evidence about how COVID spreads, taken with the lack of transmission in Victoria, is cause for a rethink. A sensible approach may be to keep masks mandatory indoors – but to relax the rules outside.
The CDC has put out several conflicting messages of late, giving rise to concerns about trust.
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The CDC has released conflicting messages on masks and transmission of the coronavirus. A scholar explains the nature of trust and why institutions need to be careful.