The CDC Just Issued These New Face Mask Rules

The CDC Just Issued These New Face Mask Rules

The CDC regularly updates their coronavirus recommendations as new information about COVID-19 becomes available. On Thursday, the national health organization made some major changes to its recommendations on how to select, wear, and clean your
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How to Wear Masks

How to Wear Masks

Masks are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings. CDC recommends that people wear masks in public  and when around people who don’t
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Neck fleeces made of polyester spandex may be worse than no mask at all.

Neck fleeces made of polyester spandex may be worse than no mask at all.

The Duke researchers found that neck fleeces made of polyester spandex could actually increase the rate of droplet transmission during normal speech compared to no mask at all. Instead of blocking large droplets, neck fleeces appear to disperse
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Antibody Drugs Aim to Fill Covid-19 Treatment

Antibody Drugs Aim to Fill Covid-19 Treatment

A kind of drug that takes a page from a body’s natural antibody defenses may be able to give many people early protection against the coronavirus, ahead of vaccines. Few treatments so far have been shown to be effective against Covid-19, and
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The 15 New COVID Symptoms Scaring Doctors

The 15 New COVID Symptoms Scaring Doctors

A new survey conducted by Dr. Natalie Lambert of Indiana University School of Medicine and Survivor Corps analyzed the long-term experiences COVID-19 survivors are having with the virus. The COVID-19 'Long Hauler' Symptoms Survey 
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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

South Korea's capital on Monday ordered the wearing of masks in both indoor and outdoor public places for the first time, as it battles a surge in coronavirus cases centred in the densely populated metropolitan area. Health ministry official
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Infections are trending upward in the Midwest

Infections are trending upward in the Midwest

Novel coronavirus infections are trending upward across the Midwest, raising concerns that those states are struggling to contain their outbreaks even as the nation’s total daily caseload continues to decline. Seven-day averages for new cases
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The WHO just released specific mask guidance for kids

The WHO just released specific mask guidance for kids

As kids across the country gear up to return to school, the World Health Organization released long-awaited guidance on whether they should wear masks.  It's been a point of confusion for parents amid the coronavirus pandemic since most
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Hospital staff say they are forced to reuse PPE

Hospital staff say they are forced to reuse PPE

Workers at Fountain Valley have repeatedly raised alarms in recent weeks about hospital practices they fear leave them vulnerable to the coronavirus — including lack of testing, reuse of personal protective equipment and subpar infection
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What You Should Know About KN95

What You Should Know About KN95

Due to the shortage of N95 masks for healthcare workers and first responders, the governor’s task force have teamed up to provide accountable exceptions. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has authorized the use of KN95 masks in place of N95
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Covid-19 surges back into nursing homes in coronavirus hot spots

Covid-19 surges back into nursing homes in coronavirus hot spots

The novel coronavirus is surging back into U.S. nursing homes, where it killed tens of thousands at the start of the pandemic and now once again threatens some of the people most vulnerable to covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. Federal
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This Is What Fueled California's Deadly COVID Outbreak

This Is What Fueled California's Deadly COVID Outbreak

According to the study, in a non-pandemic year, a typical hospital uses around 5,000 N95 masks. However, during just March of this year, that demand increased by 17 times—leading the researchers to recommend that the state maintain "a stockpile
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Young adults are more likely to be COVID-19 superspreaders

Young adults are more likely to be COVID-19 superspreaders

One man's wild weekend in Seoul, South Korea. A birthday party in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. A trip to a winery in Ohio. In all three instances, a young adult spread the coronavirus to at least a dozen people. The 29-year-old man in Seoul
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