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Atrium Health experts provide up-to-date information on the importance of wearing face masks

As we’re all navigating our new normal with coronavirus circulating across the globe these past few months, we’ve heard a bunch of talk about face masks. Dr. Katie Borders, an OB/GYN at Atrium Health Shelby Women’s Care responds to some o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 1st, 2020

Mask or No Mask? This Is What the Virus Experts Say

Public health officials have been clear about it: There’s no need for healthy people to go around wearing face masks to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus. That hasn’t stopped a run on supplies, which has led to a shortage .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 10th, 2020

Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.9 million and Trump’s late move on face masks criticized by health experts

The number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 3.9 million on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump finally encouraged Americans to wear face masks in public, marking a break with his approach to the pandemic thus far......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 22nd, 2020

Walmart has created role of "health ambassador" to remind customers to wear face masks

This is a Real-time headline. These are breaking news, delivered the minute it happens, delivered ticker-tape style. Visit www.marketwatch.com or the quote page for more information about this breaking news......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 15th, 2020

The Margin: Trump says a face mask makes him look like the Lone Ranger. One problem with that ...

Under growing pressure from health officials and lawmakers from both parties, President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally endorsed wearing face masks. Kind of......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 2nd, 2020

The Margin: Trump says a face mask makes him look like the Lone Ranger. One problem with that...

Under growing pressure from health officials and lawmakers from both parties, President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally endorsed wearing face masks. Kind of......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 1st, 2020

America"s top doctor wants public health experts to stop shaming people who aren"t wearing masks. Here"s how he"s trying to get Americans onboard with stopping the pandemic.

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Surgeon General Jerome Adams said "shaming does not work" when it comes to getting people to follow public health a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 26th, 2020

"The effect is greatest when 100% of the public wear face masks": Growing body of research shows the role of face coverings in curbing the spread of the coronavirus

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Several new studies underscore what health experts have maintained since the coronavirus spread across the globe. Face masks help to reduce the highly contagious disease's rate of spread. Research.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 13th, 2020

Under Armour debuts face mask for athletes

Under Armour unveiled a new performance-focused face mask Thursday, seeking to make exercise in gyms and in groups safer for athletes without restricting their breathing. Health officials widely encourage the wearing of masks to help prevent the sprea.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 11th, 2020

Mask up, King County: Public health directive goes into effect Monday

King County's public health directive on wearing masks goes into effect Monday. The county's 2.3 million residents are directed, but not required, to wear cloth face coverings at any indoor or outdoor public space where they may come within 6 fe.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2020

We asked 15 public health experts if homemade masks are a good idea to limit the spread of the coronavirus, and the results are mixed

Crystal Cox/Business Insider Face masks are being touted as a way to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. But not all experts agree that they're an effect.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 30th, 2020

Health advisers to U.S. auto union say masks not enough to shield workers from coronavirus

As Detroit's automakers seek to restart their U.S. plants during the coronavirus pandemic, two health experts advising Michigan's governor and the United Auto Workers union warned against an over-reliance on masks and face shields to keep workers safe......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 28th, 2020

All the different types of face masks, and who should wear them during the coronavirus pandemic

Crystal Cox/Business Insider As the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the US, the CDC now recommends people wear homemade face coverings when out in public to avoid spreading infection to others.  Health experts have said before that healt.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 10th, 2020

Face masks aren"t a very effective way to prevent the spread of coronavirus, experts say, despite spiking sales

AP Photo/Kin Cheung Sales of face masks are spiking in China and around the world amid a coronavirus outbreak. Health e.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 24th, 2020

Report finds uneven distribution of federal, state aid for Mass. hospitals

The report by the Centers for Health Information and Analysis show that despite federal and state aid, many Massachusetts hospitals will face a long road to recovery as the state struggles to climb out of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 6th, 2020

An Arizona congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus criticized Republican lawmakers for refusing to wear masks in the Capitol

Bonnie Cash/Pool via Reuters An Arizona congressman who tested positive for the coronavirus condemned Republican lawmakers for not wearing face masks in the Capitol. .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 2nd, 2020

Device makers innovate N95 masks to help Memphis face pandemic

As the pandemic shut down Memphis in March, members of the local startup ecosystem set about tackling a coronavirus conundrum: How to prolong the lifespan of N95 masks. Their innovations may prove to play a critical role in protecting health care workers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to provide free face masks to all Americans

Matt Rourke/AP Photo Sen. Bernie Sanders is spearheading a proposal aimed at providing free face masks to all Americans. The Masks for All Act allocates $5 billion for domestic manu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 29th, 2020

Skin Care Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(TNS)—Washing hands and wearing face masks are key steps to preventing COVID-19. But they can dry out your skin and cause acne. Here’s how to help. Most people are washing their hands.....»»

Category: realestateSource: rismediaJul 28th, 2020

Wearing a face mask makes it harder for facial recognition algorithms to see you, according to a new government study

JAVIER BARBANCHO/REUTERS A new government study found that wearing face masks makes it harder for facial recognition algorithms to recognize people.  The typical error rate for most facial recognition algorithms is 0.3%. When subjects.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 28th, 2020

2 shoppers were banned from Walmart for wearing swastika face masks in a Minnesota store

Facebook/Raphaela Mueller Two shoppers were banned from Walmart after wearing face masks with the swastika symbol at a store in Marshall, Minnesota. Video footage shows the shoppers being conf.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 27th, 2020