Men Posed as Marshals to Avoid Masks at Florida Resort, Authorities Say

The two men were arrested after flashing fake U.S. marshal badges and mask exemption cards at an oceanfront hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fla., according to a criminal complaint.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #broward-county-fla, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deerfield-beach-fla, #florida, #gary-brummett, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #masks, #united-states-marshals-service, #walter-wayne-brown-jr

0

U.S. Seizes One Million More Counterfeit N95 Masks

Criminal charges are expected in the investigation, which brought the total number of seized masks to more than 11 million, the authorities said.

#3m-company, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeland-security-department, #masks, #mayorkas-alejandro, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #search-and-seizure

0

How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Online

Fakes and little-known brands still abound, even as health officials have advised us to up our mask game. Here’s what to do.

#amazon-com-inc, #consumer-reviews, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #counterfeit-merchandise, #e-commerce, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

0

Dozens Contract Covid-19 After Abundance 360 Conference

Peter Diamandis thought extensive testing could help create an “immunity bubble” for a conference in Culver City, Calif. It didn’t work. “I hope others can learn from my mistakes,” he said.

#abundance-360, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #culver-city-calif, #diamandis-peter-h, #masks, #tests-medical

0

Americans Must Ensure Masks Fit Snugly or Double Up, C.D.C Says

With the vaccine rollout moving slowly and contagious coronavirus variants spreading, the agency said masks still offered powerful protection — if worn correctly.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

0

We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School

In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools didn’t need vaccines to open safely.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #masks, #shutdowns-institutional

0

Millions of Counterfeit N95 Masks Were Bought in 5 States, U.S. Says

Many of the masks were clever fakes, stamped with the 3M logo and shipped in boxes that read, “Made in the U.S.A.,” even though they were not made in the country or by 3M, according to federal investigators.

#3m-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #counterfeit-merchandise, #frauds-and-swindling, #homeland-security-department, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

0

Can’t Find an N95 Mask? This Company Has 30 Million That It Can’t Sell.

Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under.

#3m-company, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

0

Embrace the Blush

Blush has become the unlikely makeup hero of the masked generation. Here’s the new way to wear it.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #masks, #skin

0

Anti-Vaccine Activists Emboldened in California

For months, far-right activists have rallied against masks and lockdowns imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Now some protesters have shifted their focus to the Covid-19 vaccine.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dodger-stadium, #masks, #quarantines, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

It’s Been 10 Months, and I Still Don’t Know When to Replace My Mask!

Practical pandemic guidance is still a huge problem.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #world-health-organization

0

Portland Mayor Pepper-Sprays Man After Argument Over Masks

Mayor Ted Wheeler used pepper spray on a man who confronted him outside a restaurant on Sunday, according to a police report.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #masks, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

0

Mask Fights and a ‘Mob Mentality’: What Flight Attendants Faced Over the Last Year

Furloughs, passengers who won’t wear masks and tense political confrontations contributed to a year of perpetual chaos for flight attendants. “It’s insane,” one veteran attendant said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #assn-of-professional-flight-attendants, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #masks, #romney-mitt, #stimulus-economic, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

0

Yes, Masks Are Still Necessary

Short of a total lockdown, universal mask-wearing is the most effective way to slow the relentless rise in hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #filters, #masks, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

Double-Masking: Why Two Masks Are the New Masks

Double-masking is a sensible and easy way to lower your risk when you have to spend more time around others — in a taxi, on a train or plane, or at an inauguration.

#content-type-service, #inaugurations, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

0

Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Covid-19

President Biden’s new executive orders included moves to increase testing, organize Covid-19 data and require mask wearing for interstate travel.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #masks, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

Masks Aren’t Going Away, So Consider the Mask Chain

A practical accessory also adds a bit of flair to your pandemic look. Just ask A.O.C. or J.Lo.

#jewels-and-jewelry, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

0

Is Mask-Slipping the New Manspreading?

Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should be.

#inaugurations, #masks, #men-and-boys, #psychology-and-psychologists

0

What You Can Do to Avoid the New Coronavirus Variant Right Now

It’s more contagious than the original and spreading quickly. Upgrade your mask and double down on precautions to protect yourself.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

One Mask Is Good. Would Two Be Better?

Health experts double down on their advice for slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

0

‘Covid, Covid, Covid’: In Trump’s Final Chapter, a Failure to Rise to the Moment

As the U.S. confronted a new wave of infection and death through the summer and fall, the president’s approach to the pandemic came down to a single question: What would it mean for him?

#atlas-scott-w, #birx-deborah-l, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #food-and-drug-administration, #hahn-stephen-m-1960, #health-and-human-services-department, #kushner-jared, #masks, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #national-institutes-of-health, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

Hospitals Are Still Facing Shortages of Masks and Other Protective Gear

Health care workers are urging the incoming Biden administration to use the Defense Production Act to increase domestic manufacturing of personal protective equipment.

#biomedical-advanced-research-and-development-authority, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #defense-production-act, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-donald-j, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

0

How Effective Is the Mask You’re Wearing? You May Know Soon

A C.D.C. division is working with an industry standards group to develop filtration standards — and products that meet them will be able to carry labels saying so.

#astm-international, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #labeling-and-labels-product, #masks, #national-institute-for-occupational-safety-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #your-feed-healthcare

0

Life After Covid: When Can We Start Making Plans?

We asked Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other experts when they thought life would start to feel more normal.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #parties-social, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

Covid Testing: What You Need to Know

Long lines, slow results and inconsistent advice have left many of us confused about when and how to get tested. We talked to the experts to answer your questions.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #smell-olfaction, #tests-medical

0

How 700 Epidemiologists Are Living Now, and What They Think Is Next

They are going to the grocery store again, but don’t see vaccines making life normal right away.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

0

My Girlfriend Wants to Play Tennis Indoors Despite the Pandemic

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on balancing the risk of infection against what you owe your partner — and more.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #masks

0

Masks Protect Against Covid—and Awkward Social Situations

Running into friends on the street has gotten a lot more complicated.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture

0

Inside the Chaotic, Cutthroat Gray Market for N95 Masks

As the country heads into a dangerous new phase of the pandemic, the government’s management of the P.P.E. crisis has left the private sector still straining to meet anticipated demand.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #international-trade-and-world-market, #masks, #medical-devices, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #stockpiling, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

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.

#colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #families-and-family-life, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #parenting, #tests-medical, #thanksgiving-day

0

A ‘Terrifying’ Covid Surge Will Land in Biden’s Lap

Total coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 10 million on Sunday. Experts say the virus is spreading out of control and could grow worse before President-elect Biden takes office.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

0

On Masks and Clinical Trials, Rand Paul’s Tweeting Is Just Plain Wrong

Scientists know masks limit the coronavirus’s spread, but it’s impossible for randomized trials to prove that.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-masks, #masks, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation

0

As the Virus Rages, Some Are Convinced It’s Too Late to Stop It

Coronavirus case counts are at record highs, yet many in states like Idaho are embracing a let-it-ride approach. One county with a hospital nearing capacity repealed its mask mandate.

#coeur-dalene-idaho, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #idaho, #little-brad-1954, #masks

0

Biden’s Call for ‘National Mask Mandate’ Gains Traction in Public Health Circles

A presidential order would almost certainly face a legal challenge. But if elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have other levers at his disposal to make mask wearing a cultural norm.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

As experts call for nationwide mask mandate, anti-maskers stab guard 27 times

VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2020 - A voter wearing a face mask is seen outside a polling station during the provincial election day in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 24, 2020.

Enlarge / VANCOUVER, Oct. 24, 2020 – A voter wearing a face mask is seen outside a polling station during the provincial election day in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 24, 2020. (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency)

As US coronavirus cases dramatically shoot up to the highest peak yet in the pandemic, prominent public health experts are calling for a nationwide mandate to wear masks to try to drag down disease spread.

The call comes as violent clashes over masks continue in places that already have face-covering requirements.

In a Wednesday interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci called for a national mandate. “We’re not in a good place,” Fauci said, referring to the ongoing, record-breaking rise in daily case numbers.

Read 17 remaining paragraphs | Comments

#covid-19, #fauci, #fda, #mask-mandate, #masks, #pandemic, #public-health, #sars-cov-2, #science

0

Welcome Home! Now Go Straight to Quarantine (or Not)

Some cities put international travelers under strict observation for signs of coronavirus infection. Others barely notice when they land. Dispatches from seven arrival halls.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hong-kong, #london-england, #masks, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

0

Watch What Happens When Real Housewives Don’t Wear Masks

Some research suggests the public health behavior of reality stars and influencers can affect viewers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #reality-television, #rumors-and-misinformation

0

Infection of Pence Aides Raises New Questions About Trump’s Virus Response

From the beginning, the president has turned mask wearing and other preventive measures into a loyalty test. He and his aides have taken the same approach inside the White House.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #short-marc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

0

N.F.L. Punishes Titans for Their Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #las-vegas-raiders, #masks, #national-football-league, #tennessee, #tennessee-titans

0

As Governor Resists Mask Mandate, Iowans Sour on the G.O.P.

Gov. Kim Reynolds has adopted President Trump’s defiant attitude toward public health guidance on the coronavirus. But while she isn’t on the ballot, her leadership may be dragging down Republicans who are.

#ernst-joni, #greenfield-theresa-1963, #iowa, #kim-reynolds, #masks, #monmouth-university, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #senate

0

How an Aversion to Masks Stems From ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A narrow idea of invincibility and invulnerability “traps most men in images of ourselves that have failed most of us,” argues the author Anand Giridharadas.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #men-and-boys, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

0

Why Can’t We See All of the Government’s Coronavirus Data?

Since March, federal agencies have been collecting a trove of information. But they refuse to release most of it.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #institute-for-health-metrics-and-evaluation, #masks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

0

For Italy’s Masked Rap Diva, an Era of Face Coverings Poses a Dilemma

Myss Keta, the mysterious Queen of the Milan Night and an authority on life behind the surgical veil, was on the brink of celebrity. Now, everyone looks like her.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #milan-italy, #myss-keta-rapper, #visintin-valerio-massimo

0

How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?

Liberty doesn’t mean freedom to infect other people.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #noem-kristi, #quarantines, #rand-ayn, #trump-donald-j

0

Mask Mandate? In a Montana Town, It ‘Puts Us at Odds With Customers’

In Hamilton, business owners are walking a tightrope between keeping people safe from the coronavirus and not driving them away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hamilton-mont, #labor-and-jobs, #masks, #montana, #restaurants, #small-business

0

Man Arrested After Threatening Wichita Mayor Over Face Masks

Text messages from the man contained a “very descriptive plan of execution,” including locating the mayor, hanging him and turning him into fertilizer, Mayor Brandon Whipple said.

#brandon-whipple, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #local-government, #masks, #meredith-dowty, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #wichita-kan

0

As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #united-states, #world-health-organization

0

There’s a Word for Why We Wear Masks, and Liberals Should Say It

“Freedom” means the freedom not to get infected by people who refuse to follow safety guidelines.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

0

Don’t Shame Your Neighbors

It’s a favorite American pastime. But it’s not helping.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

0

Christie Says He Was ‘Wrong’ Not to Wear Masks at White House

Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor who was hospitalized as he battled the coronavirus, urged people to follow C.D.C. guidelines in public.

#christie-christopher-j, #masks, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

0