NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 22, 2020: A man stands in a socially distanced line to be sited at 8th Hill as the city moves into phase two re-opening from the coronavirus pandemic. (Shutterstock) By Eric Feldman, NY1 COVID-19 cases are rising in New York City and city leaders are taking notice. The city’s Department […]
Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?
By David Leonhardt, NY Times Covid cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the U.S., and deaths are starting to rise, too. In response, many people are understandably asking what the country can do to minimize the virus’s toll in the weeks ahead. So far, a lot of discussion has focused on mask mandates. Schools […]
Should you wear a mask on a plane, bus or train when there’s no mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help you Decide
By Daniel Merino, The Conversation On April 18, 2022, a judge in Florida struck down the federal mandate requiring passengers on mass transit to wear masks. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, it is no longer a requirement. When asked […]
By Jill Filipovic, CNN CNN — I absolutely hate wearing a mask on long flights. I’m also appalled that masks are no longer required for air travel and on other forms of public transit. On Monday, a federal judge in Florida ruled that the Biden administration’s public transportation mask mandate was unenforceable. The US Centers […]
By Elizabeth Englander and Katharine Covino-Poutasse, The Conversation The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new COVID-19 guidelines on Feb. 25, 2022, to help inform people’s individual decisions about wearing masks. The new guidance recommends masks be worn indoors only in areas of high community risk and allows approximately 70% of people in the […]
The C.D.C. responds to scientific evidence and says vaccinated people rarely need masks.
A man wearing a mask to protect him from the coronavirus rides a bike through Times Square in New York City. New York, NY – April 20, 2020 (Shutterstock) By David Leonhardt, NY Times The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finally catching up to the science. For months, research about Covid-19 has pointed […]
By Jennifer Clopton, WebMD Abraar Karan, MD, has been treating COVID-19 patients for 10 months. In that time, he hasn’t gotten the virus, and he credits his N95 mask for protecting him. “I’ve seen more COVID patients than I can count since March, and I get tested regularly, and I’ve not tested positive. I want […]
By Healthline Along with other protective measures, such as social or physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, face masks may be an easy, inexpensive, and potentially effective way to stay safe and flatten the COVID-19 curve. Health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), now encourage all people to wear masks or […]
By HeadCovers Coronavirus came like a global earthquake, and no one knows when the world will stop quaking. The seismic wave of this pandemic has shaken up our lives in too many ways to count. COVID-19, the most recent strain of coronavirus we’re contending with, has caused numerous illnesses, and unfortunately deaths, worldwide. We are […]