To Wear Their Masks, the Beards (and a Tradition) Had to Go

Members of ski patrols nationwide are known for their beards, but many have shaved them to wear masks in the pandemic, causing good-natured angst.

#beards-and-mustaches, #breckenridge-colo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #national-ski-patrol, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #skiing, #vermont

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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.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #food, #gloves, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #marr-linsey, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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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

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Dr. Céline Gounder, Adviser to Biden, on the Next Covid Attack Plan

Schools are essential while restaurants are not, said Dr. Gounder. And manufacturers may soon be ordered to produce protective gear for health workers.

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits

Thousands of medical practices are closing, as doctors and nurses decide to retire early or shift to less intense jobs.

#american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #doctors, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional, #telemedicine, #your-feed-healthcare

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A New Item on Your Medical Bill: The ‘Covid’ Fee

A surprise charge that can take advantage of vulnerable people and possibly violate consumer protection laws.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #teeth-and-dentistry

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Thieves Steal 6 Million Medical Gloves from Florida Supplier

The gloves were headed for hospitals battling the pandemic.

#coral-springs-fla, #florida, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #robberies-and-thefts, #trucks-and-trucking

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Relieved to Be Back at the Gym, but Is It Safe?

City gyms were allowed to reopen on Sept. 2, but lingering concerns about indoor workouts mean many may not endure.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #george-mason-university, #health-clubs, #new-york-city, #planet-fitness, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional

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Coronavirus Safety Runs Into a Stubborn Barrier: Masculinity

When political leaders suggest basic precautions appear unmanly, men are less likely to follow health and safety advice, experts say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masculinity, #masks, #men-and-boys, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After Resistance, Mike Pence Accepts Use of Plexiglass Barriers at Debate

The vice president’s team objected to the safety measure, but later acquiesced. An aide to Senator Kamala Harris criticized her opponent’s dismissal of the need for dividers.

#cleveland-clinic, #commission-on-presidential-debates, #debates-political, #harris-kamala-d, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-donald-j, #university-of-utah, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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An Arms Dealer, an Ex-N.F.L. Player and Huge Federal Contracts for Medical Gowns

The Trump administration awarded hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of urgent work to small companies with scant experience.

#bird-bront, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #defense-logistics-agency, #diveroli-efraim-e, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #health-supply-us, #jl-kaya, #lagardera-jose, #maddox-defense, #medlink, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-donald-j

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Trump’s Return Leaves White House in Disarray as Infections Jolt West Wing

The West Wing was mostly empty, cleared of aides who were sick or told to work from home, and staff in the White House residence were in full personal protective equipment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Trump’s Return from Walter Reed Leaves White House in Disarray

The West Wing was mostly empty, cleared of aides who were sick or told to work from home, and staff in the White House residence were in full personal protective equipment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-building-washington-dc, #white-house-coronavirus-outbreak-2020

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Are Face Shields More Effective Than Face Masks?

They may look high-tech, but so far there’s no evidence these devices are more effective than face masks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #innovation, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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N.Y.P.D. Warns Officers: Wear Your Masks

As coronavirus cases rise in some neighborhoods, police officials warn officers that they could be disciplined if they fail to comply.

#civilian-complaint-review-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #monahan-terence-a, #police-department-nyc, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Against the Coronavirus, Imperfect Measures Do the Most Good

Speed and scale may matter more than absolute effectiveness when it comes to tests, masks, treatments and vaccines.

#clinical-trials, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #dexamethasone-drug, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #remdesivir-drug, #tests-medical, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Americans Should Learn From Trump’s Infection

Forget the snark. Just wear a mask.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #epidemics, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Trump’s Travail: A Virus That Thrives Indoors

The coronavirus can linger in the air in tiny particles. The president has disdained precautions in a variety of indoor settings.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cleveland-clinic, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #debates-political, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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Pandemic Highlights Deep-Rooted Problems in Indian Health Service

Few hospital beds, lack of equipment, a shipment of body bags in response to a request for coronavirus tests: The agency providing health care to tribal communities struggled to meet the challenge.

#arizona, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #indian-health-service, #medicine-and-health, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #new-mexico, #nez-jonathan, #poverty, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #tests-medical, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is It Safe to Exercise if the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke?

Fast or slow? Is there a time limit? Can we bring the dog along? Expert advice for working out when the smoke gets in your eyes — and lungs.

#air-pollution, #athletics-and-sports, #content-type-service, #dogs, #exercise, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #wildfires

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What Is It With Trump and Face Masks?

It’s not about freedom or culture. It’s cynical politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

After researchers noticed fewer nearsighted patients in a hospital ward in China, they speculated that wearing glasses might offer some protection against Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Do Masks Impede Children’s Development?

Scientists who have studied the ways children process and use the information hidden by masks say that children will find ways to communicate, and that parents and teachers can help.

#children-and-childhood, #education, #education-k-12, #face, #masks, #parenting, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #voice-and-speech

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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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A New Theory Asks: Could a Mask Be a Crude ‘Vaccine’?

Scientists float a provocative — and unproven — idea: that masks expose the wearer to just enough of the virus to spark a protective immune response.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Could Many Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes Have Been Avoided?

Nursing home residents and staff members account for around 40 percent of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. There’s no justifiable reason for that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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What Are ‘Spit Hoods,’ and Why Do the Police Use Them?

Daniel Prude died in Rochester after officers covered his head with a hood. The devices are widely used, but the N.Y.P.D. does not give them to patrol officers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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The ‘Spit Hood’ in Daniel Prude’s Death. Why Do Police Use Them?

Daniel Prude died in Rochester after officers covered his head with a hood. The devices are widely used, but the N.Y.P.D. does not give them to patrol officers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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America, Don’t Try to Out-China China

Beijing’s nationalism will be self-defeating in the long term. Washington should just let that run its course.

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Valved Face Masks and Face Shields Offer More Comfort but Less Protection

While any face covering is better than nothing, clear plastic shields and masks with exhale valves allow large plumes of particles to escape and may also expose the wearer to more germs.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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In a Naked Pandemic Race, You Can Leave Your Hat On

When we can’t go outside without covering our faces, there’s a special appeal in the opportunity to uncover everything else.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nudism-and-nudity, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #running

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How Summer Festivals Persevered in the Pandemic

Organizers of cultural events in the United States and around the world showed ingenuity to keep cultural celebrations going while taking precautions against the coronavirus. Take a visual tour.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #new-york-times, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #summer-season

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The Anxiety of Being a Wedding Guest

Can’t decide whether to accept an invitation during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are some important questions to ask to help you decide.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #weddings-and-engagements

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Save the Gaiters!

A small study prompted fears that neck gaiters could spread more virus droplets than they stop. But new research shows that those face coverings can protect just as well as other cloth masks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #face, #masks, #neck, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #textiles

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Prison Inmate Hanged Himself With Coronavirus Mask, Officials Say

Daniel Ocasio was found inside his cell at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville, Conn., prison officials said.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #masks, #prisons-and-prisoners, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines

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When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

#belgium, #brussels-belgium, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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The Mom and Pop Factory With an Atomic Secret

Those trays that macarons come in? Plaxall makes them. But since the pandemic, it has pivoted to medical face shields. It’s not the first time the family business has done its patriotic duty.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #family-business, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #manhattan-project, #plastics, #plaxall-inc, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Needed: A Safe Vaccine, Masks and Face Shields

Readers say we need to make sure any vaccine is safe, and remind us that for now masks and distancing are reliable.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization

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This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children

Crayola, Old Navy and Disney are among the brands making colorful masks for children. Child psychologists see this as a positive step toward “normalcy.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #crayola-llc, #education-k-12, #fashion-and-apparel, #gap-inc, #masks, #old-navy, #parenting, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #psychology-and-psychologists, #shopping-and-retail, #walt-disney-company

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Aboard the Diamond Princess, a Case Study in Aerosol Transmission

A computer model of the cruise-ship outbreak found that the virus spread most readily in microscopic droplets light enough to linger in the air.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #disease-rates, #harvard-university, #illinois-institute-of-technology, #masks, #princess-cruises, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #research, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Bernie Sanders Is Asking for Masks for All

A national campaign to encourage mask wearing, including the distribution of free masks, would help to check the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Does Wearing A Mask Protect Me? Growing Evidence Says Yes

People wearing face coverings will take in fewer coronavirus particles, evidence suggests, making disease less severe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #your-feed-science

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‘You Do the Right Things, and Still You Get It’

A Texas family tried to ward off the virus. But as cases in the state soared and debates about masks and distancing raged, there was only so much they could control.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #houston-tex, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Your Used Mask Needs to Make It to the Trash Can

They’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment.

#citizens-campaign-for-the-environment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #plastic-bags, #plastics, #pollution, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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FEMA Sends Faulty Protective Gear to Nursing Homes Battling Virus

The controversy over inadequate protective equipment has come to embody what critics describe as a haphazard federal effort to protect the 1.5 million Americans who live in nursing homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #federal-resources-corporation, #masks, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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New Orleans’s Striking Sanitation Workers Still Fight for Dignity

A determined handful of men in New Orleans carry on the cause Dr. King died defending in Memphis.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Europe Said It Was Pandemic-Ready. Pride Was Its Downfall.

The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth.

#belgium, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #england, #epidemics, #europe, #european-union, #ferguson-neil-m, #france, #great-britain, #imperial-college-london, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #scientific-advisory-group-for-emergencies-great-britain, #south-korea, #swine-influenza, #united-states

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Voices From Travel’s Front Lines: ‘We Walk in Fear, We Work in Fear’

Six travel workers from Alaska to the Maldives talk about returning to the job. They are in a new world, with restrictions and health measures, uncertainty and new procedures.

#alaska, #alitalia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #flight-attendants, #florida, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #maldives, #miami-fla, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #rome-italy, #st-john-virgin-islands, #st-lucia, #travel-and-vacations, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Mask Rules Expand Across U.S. as Clashes Over the Mandates Intensify

More retailers and states are instituting mask requirements, but tensions are mounting for people who see the rules as infringements.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #governors-us, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states

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The New Must-Have Museum Souvenir: Face Masks

As cultural institutions across Europe reopen, many are selling face coverings featuring their artworks or logos as a way of making some much-needed income.

#art, #masks, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #national-gallery-london, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #rijksmuseum

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