Masks Offer Covid Protection, Provided You Wear Them Right

New research shows adding a filter and improving the fit makes a cloth mask work even better.

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Holiday Gifts for Health and Wellness

Give someone the gift of healthy living this year with one of these gift ideas from the writers and editors of Well.

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C.D.C. Pleads With Americans to Stay Home on Thanksgiving

Even as the White House downplays the coronavirus threat, health officials warned against traditional gatherings with those from outside the immediate household.

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How Do I Make Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping Safer?

With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.

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Why Disinfection Isn’t the Way to Stop the Coronavirus

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.

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The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. But We’re Still Scrubbing Surfaces.

Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.

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How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving?

As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Safety Tips During Covid

Public health officials urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.

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Where Have All the Hospital Patients Gone?

Except in areas where Covid is surging, there are still no lines of patients in the hospital halls.

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The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, CDC Acknowledges

After removing guidance from its website acknowledging “airborne” transmission, the agency cited evidence that indoor air can carry virus-laden particles.

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It’s Time for Diners to Ask the Servers: How Are You Doing?

As indoor dining returns to New York, the danger to restaurant workers increases. So does the need to protect them.

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How to Keep the Coronavirus at Bay Indoors

Tips for dodging the virus as Americans retreat from colder weather: Open the windows, buy an air filter — and forget the UV lights.

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Prepare Kids for Back-to-School During the Pandemic

Face mask? Check. Hand sanitizer? Got it. Here’s how you can help kids ease back into school this fall.

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Who Gets Hurt When the World Stops Using Cash

Some people don’t have credit or debit cards, so a growing number of state and local governments are requiring businesses to accept cash.

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What’s Mightier Than the Coronavirus? A Freshly Killed Chicken

How Hong Kong’s food culture has adapted to epidemic after epidemic, fending off disease while saving its favorite dishes, and its soul.

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For Kids With O.C.D., Coronavirus Precautions Can Go Too Far

How parents can distinguish between hand-washing that is a reasonable reaction to a real threat and something more concerning.

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Help! What Are the Best Precautions When Traveling by Car?

Our columnist answers your coronavirus-related questions about health and safety on road trips.

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Hotels Tout Cleaning, But Guests Say, ‘My Room Was Dirty’

Hotel companies have been promoting new cleaning initiatives for months as a way to regain traveler confidence. But guests at some hotels in the United States say they are not living up to the promises.

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How to Prepare for Your Return to the Office

Nervous about the possibility of going back to the workplace? Here’s what to take into consideration.

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Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rules for California Jail Over Virus Measures

In dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said officials overseeing the jail had failed to safeguard the health of the people housed there.

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See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

Airlines are fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. This is what the new processes look like.

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The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.

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Disney World Draws Excitement and Incredulity as Reopening Nears

The mega-resort will welcome back visitors on Saturday even as coronavirus cases in Florida remain high. In doing so, Disney steps into a politicized debate.

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Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

How to protect yourself from a virus that may be floating indoors? Better ventilation, for starters. And keep wearing those masks.

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The Secret to Deep Cleaning

If you’ve been cooped up at home for a couple of months, it’s time to clean house — and not in a superficial way. Here’s how the pros do it.

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Surgery or Medical Procedure? What to Know Before You Go

People who put off care as Covid-19 surged are easing back into the medical system. Here are some tips to help keep it safe.

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3 Die in New Mexico After Drinking Hand Sanitizer, Officials Say

A spokesman for the state’s Health Department said the cases were related to alcoholism.

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Welcome to Applebee’s! Can I Get You Started With Some Disinfectant?

Chain restaurants are rethinking food for diners who fear the virus — and each other.

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In Norway, Gymgoers Avoid Infections as Virus Recedes

In an unusual experiment, researchers found no coronavirus infections among thousands of people allowed to return to their gyms.

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9 Hand Sanitizers May Be Toxic, F.D.A. Warns

The warning applies to nine lines of hand sanitizer manufactured in Mexico that contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which can be dangerous, the agency said.

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What It Takes to Reopen a Small Business Right Now

Masks are just the start. Entrepreneurs around the U.S. are figuring out what to do as they go, and hoping that they can make it work.

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How to Deal With Public Bathrooms During Coronavirus

When they’ve gotta go, they’ve gotta go. Here’s how parents can minimize the risk.

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Flushing the Toilet May Fling Coronavirus Aerosols All Over

A new study shows how turbulence from a toilet bowl can create a large plume that is potentially infectious to a bathroom’s next visitor.

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Fighting the Coronavirus With Innovative Tech

Some of these devices have been around for years but are now being mustered to help keep us safe.

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As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

Parents and caregivers are weighing the risks of bringing children to playgrounds, where social distancing can be a challenge and hard surfaces are everywhere.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #parenting, #playgrounds

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I’m Mayor of a Small City in Kentucky. We Can Safely Reopen.

That may not be true everywhere, but we should trust local leaders to decide.

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5 Rules to Live By During a Pandemic

There’s no playbook for living through a pandemic, so we decided to create one. With some basic rules to guide you, everyone can lower risk and live a full life while we wait for the virus to get under control.

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Returning to Work on the Subway? Here’s What You Need to Know.

As riders prepare to start riding the trains again during New York City’s initial reopening, the safety of public transit is a big question.

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How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.

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How to Hug During a Pandemic

Of the many things we miss from our pre-pandemic lives, hugging may top the list. We asked scientists who study airborne viruses to teach us the safest way to hug.

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The Most Important Word in the Hospitality Industry? ‘Clean’

The world’s largest hotel companies have all come forward in recent weeks to announce new cleaning playbooks.

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Getting Back to ‘Normal’ May Not Be So Easy. Crisis Experts Can Help.

What we can learn from war-zone and trauma experts about easing out of lockdown.

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Medical Workers Should Use Respirator Masks, Not Surgical Masks

The surgical masks used in risky settings like hospitals offer much less protection against the coronavirus, an analysis found.

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How Do You Decide if Children Can Play Together Again?

As always, parents must weigh the risks, look at what the experts say and make decisions based on their own level of comfort.

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Lessons From Robert Gober, Anxious Homebody

A new view of Gober World, where social distancing and supermarket pie are the norm.

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Is Takeout and Delivery Food Safe?

Yes, if you follow some common-sense guidelines. Here are some answers from health experts.

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What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface?

Touching contaminated objects and then infecting ourselves with the germs is not typically how the virus spreads. But it can happen.

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Mask-Wearing Needs to Be Easy, Understood and Expected

Persuasion works better than compulsion.

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Virus Threatens Chinese Traditions of Chopsticks and Family-Style Meals

Faced with the spread of disease, the government is promoting using serving utensils, but resistance is strong. Sharing food with personal chopsticks is one way Chinese people express intimacy.

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You’re Getting Used to Masks. Will You Wear a Face Shield?

The clear plastic guards may be easier to wear, disinfect and reuse than cloth or surgical face coverings, although they don’t entirely replace the need for masks.

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