mask-wearing

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States and schools should reinstate mask mandates | Trish Zornio

BY: - July 27, 2021

If we don’t act now, masks could become a long-term fashion accessory.

No mask needed outdoors if you’re vaccinated, except among crowds, CDC says

BY: - April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated Americans do not need to wear a mask outdoors except in crowded settings, federal health officials said Tuesday as they updated recommendations for how vaccinated individuals can safely resume normal activities. Those who are at least two weeks past receiving their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can safely be unmasked at small […]

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A new data-driven model shows that wearing masks saves lives – and the earlier you start, the better

BY: - November 16, 2020

Computer scientist Biplav Srivastava provides a demo of the simulation to show that earlier policies to recommend mask-wearing make a bigger difference on the spread of the coronavirus.

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Wearing a mask is an act of love. This is why | Opinion  

BY: - October 26, 2020

May we all act in a spirit of love and in the knowledge that doing so will bring us back together sooner rather than later. 

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Here’s everything libertarians like Russ Diamond get wrong about mask-wearing | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - August 27, 2020

Refusing to wear a mask exposes others to disease. It is not intolerance to oppose behavior that is harmful to others. It's a moral duty to protect others.

Pa. lawmaker compares treatment of anti-maskers to transphobic bigotry

BY: - July 30, 2020

In a statement shared on his state Facebook account, GOP Rep. Russ Diamond described a “spirit of intolerance and discrimination” directed at people who don’t wear facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wolf administration orders mandatory masks for public spaces 

BY: and - July 1, 2020

The order includes limited exceptions for someone with a medical condition, those who cannot remove the mask themselves, or for whom they cannot work safely with a mask. There are no exceptions for exercise.

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In one deranged press release, Metcalfe gets everything wrong about mask-wearing | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 24, 2020

In one dangerous press release, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe tries to undermine the public health benefit of wearing a mask. He's wrong. But he's hardly alone.

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Refusing to wear a mask is about the most un-American thing to do right now | Dick Polman

BY: - May 11, 2020

“We’re all in this together” speaks to the best of America, but the sadly predictable truth is that millions don’t share that communitarian spirit.