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CDC study finds in-person dining bans and wearing masks make a difference

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As a growing number of governors move to relax public health restrictions with the recent dip in COVID-19 cases, new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that lifting such measures could result in a new......

As Brazil faces record Covid-19 deaths, a variant-fueled surge and lagging vaccinations, Bolsonaro disparages masks.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here RIO DE JANEIRO — The daily death toll of Covid-19 in Brazil hit a record high of 1,582 on Thursday, according to a news consortium’s survey of local health departments. The painful milestone came as President Jair Bolsonaro......

Lydall CEO expects demand boom for filtration material used in N95 masks and indoor systems beyond the pandemic

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lydall CEO Sara Greenstein on Friday told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that the company is working with the Biden White House to help replenish the national stockpile of personal protection equipment, and she expects demand for specialty filtration products to be......

CVS Health CEO expects use of masks to continue till 2022

Feb 23 (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp Chief Executive Officer Karen Lynch said on Tuesday that she believes the use of masks will continue at least till 2022 to confront the spread of coronavirus. Lynch made the comment during a New York Times online event. On Sunday, U.S. infectious diseases......

CDC study shows teachers could play ‘central role’ in Covid spread at schools where masks aren’t worn

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A student is seen on the steps of the closed public school PS 139 in the Ditmas Park neighborhood in Brooklyn of New York, the United States, Oct. 8, 2020. Michael Nagle | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images School......

Fauci: ‘Possible’ Americans will be wearing masks in 2022 to protect against Covid-19

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” whether he thinks Americans will still need to wear masks next year, Fauci replied: “You know, I think it is possible that that’s the case and, again, it really......

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We independently selected these products because we love them, and we hope you do too. Shop with E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate......

Homeland Security seizes more than 11 million counterfeit N95 in nationwide scam

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 11 million counterfeit N95 masks across five states have been seized by the Department of Homeland Security in recent weeks, and authorities say suspected victims of the scam include hospitals and medical facilities in at least 12......

Former Biden coronavirus advisers push White House to more widely recommend use of N95 masks

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a memo to Biden’s top coronavirus advisers obtained by CNN, a dozen health and safety experts — including four members of Biden’s former advisory board — called on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the......

N95 masks sit in storage as hospitals still face shortages

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of medical-grade N95 face masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage — yet doctors and nurses say there still aren’t enough to keep them safe. An Associated Press......

Health Policy Valentines to Warm the Heart

Nothing warms our hearts like a few good Health Policy Valentines ― especially those that are sweet on KHN. Tweeters lit up our timeline in recent days with valentine messages about topics ranging from covid-19 vaccines and mask-wearing to the price of health care. Here are some of our favorites.......

3M is helping authorities stop scammers from selling counterfeit versions of its N95 masks

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Industrial giant 3M has been working around the clock with law enforcement to help stop the sale of millions of counterfeit versions of its N95 mask. “We have taken very strong steps around attacking the problems of counterfeiting or price......

CDC recommends double masks to help protect against COVID-19

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here After months of demands for federal health officials to update mask recommendations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines Wednesday that include wearing well-fitting face masks or two masks at a time to help curb the......

Health Workers and Hospitals Grapple With Millions of Counterfeit N95 Masks

Thousands of counterfeit 3M respirators have slipped past U.S. investigators in recent months, making it to the cheeks and chins of health care workers and perplexing experts who say their quality is not vastly inferior to the real thing. N95 masks are prized for their ability to filter out 95%......

UNC players sorry for feting Duke win sans masks

North Carolina‘s players and team managers released a statement of apology Tuesday after a video showing multiple players partying without masks on after Saturday’s win over Duke forced the postponement of Monday’s game against Miami. Two hours before Monday’s men’s basketball game between Miami and North Carolina in Chapel Hill,......

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