Why Masks Work, but Mandates Haven’t

Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?

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America, Unmasked

Few among us loved the mask when it was forced on us, but it’s worth considering what we’re losing as it disappears.

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Maskless Flying

What might a more effective mask mandate look like?

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New Vaccine Findings Pose Tough Questions for Parents of Young Children

The F.D.A. temporarily halted efforts to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for young children amid several unexpected findings. The coming weeks should bring clarity.

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The Brilliant Alchemy of Rick Owens

How one designer turned the tenor of the moment into beauty. Plus protective covering at Balmain and immersive surrealism at Dries Van Noten.

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Some New York Schools Resume Maskless Classes

On the first day for some school districts to go maskless, there was disagreement at one Long Island school over whether the change came too soon or was overdue.

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Exercise Can Build Up Your Brain. Air Pollution May Negate Those Benefits.

People who worked out in even moderately polluted air did not show the kinds of brain improvements tied to a lower risk of dementia.

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How to Decide if You Should Still Wear a Mask

Experts weigh in on where, and when, you can safely take one off.

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SpaceX Tourists Will Make Attempt at Spacewalk During Flight

Jared Isaacman, who flew in the company’s capsule last year, is chartering a repeat voyage that will expose the space-suited crew to space.

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With Mask Restrictions Set to Lift, a Haze of Uncertainty Lingers

Public health experts agree that school mask mandates should not last forever, but differ on whether the time has come to remove them.

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Death of High School Hockey Player Renews Debate on Neck Guards

Canada and Sweden mandate neck protection for amateurs, but U.S.A. Hockey only recommends players wear neck guards. Teddy Balkind’s death could change that.

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Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere

Rising Covid cases have spurred a return to mask-wearing in the U.S. and overseas, at a time when flawed KN95s from China continue to dominate e-commerce sites.

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When Can We Stop Wearing Masks?

Although the end of mask mandates is in sight, restrictions should remain in place through the holidays, experts say.

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When Can the Covid Masks Finally Come Off?

Although the end of mask mandates is in sight, restrictions should remain in place through the holidays, experts say.

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Cities Are Not Only Tackling Covid, But Its Pollution, Too

All around the world the remnants of a global pandemic are testing the resolve of governments and private firms to rid the planet of its waste.

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Why American Industrial Policy Should Be Global

Why an entirely domestic industrial policy may actually backfire.

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At New York Comic Con, Masks Are No Longer Just for Fun

Fans are coming up with creative ideas to incorporate masks into their cosplay as in-person gatherings resume, with restrictions.

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This Fjord Shows Even Small Populations Create Giant Microfiber Pollution

Researchers found that one tiny Arctic village’s unfiltered sewage produces as much microplastic as the treated waste of more than a million people.

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Does My Mask Protect Me Against Covid-19 If Others Don’t Wear One?

Masks work best when everyone in the room has one on, but you’ll still benefit from masking up even when those around you aren’t.

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Will A Mask Protect You From Covid If Nobody Else is Wearing One?

Masks work best when everyone in the room has one on, but you’ll still benefit from masking up even when those around you aren’t.

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How to Help Relieve Dry Eyes

That gritty, itchy feeling in your eyes can arise from many causes, including too much screen time, and eye drops may only make it worse.

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Barred From Flying Over Mask Dispute, Lawmaker Asks to Be Excused From Senate

Lora Reinbold, a Republican state senator from Alaska, was captured on video in April arguing with employees at Juneau International Airport about mask rules.

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In the South, We Are Fighting Covid. And Our Own Elected Officials.

Mask mandates protect children only when masking is universal. This is not a hard concept to understand.

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Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse

Clear barriers have sprung up at restaurants, nail salons and school classrooms, but most of the time, they do little to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Why Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers in Classrooms and Restaurants May Make Things Worse

Clear barriers have sprung up at restaurants, nail salons and school classrooms, but most of the time, they do little to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Covid Delta Variant Safety: Your Questions Answered

The rise of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has raised new questions about how the vaccinated can stay safe and avoid breakthrough infections. We asked the experts for advice.

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Should People Who Took The Covid-19 Vaccine Start Wearing Masks Again?

With daily reports of breakthrough infections and the rise of the Delta variant, vaccinated people may need to take a few more precautions. Here’s what you need to know.

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Answers About Masks, the Delta Variant and Breakthrough Infections

Vaccines protect against the variants, but conflicting advice from health authorities about masks has bewildered a worried public.

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Health Care Workers Deserve Fashion, Too

After masks, medical scrubs get the designer treatment. It’s the next big market no one expected.

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FAQ: Is Sunscreen Toxic? And Other Questions, Answered

How effective is it? What SPF is best? Is it safe to wear every day?

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What Can and Can’t Be Learned From a Doctor in China Who Pioneered Masks

Dr. Wu Lien-Teh helped change the course of a plague epidemic in the early 20th century and promoted the use of masks as a public health tool.

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When Do I Need a Covid Face Mask? Experts Weigh In.

Three experts respond to questions from readers about face masks.

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After the Pandemic, Will More People Wear Masks for Colds and Flu?

The behavior is common in East Asia, but there’s no tidy scientific consensus on how much it limits the spread of respiratory illnesses. Now some wonder how the idea will go over in the U.S.

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C.D.C. Eases Outdoor Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Americans

“Go get the shot,” President Biden declared Tuesday, hailing an easing of federal guidance on outdoor mask wearing as a step toward post-pandemic normalcy.

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How Mask Guidelines Have Evolved in a Pandemic Year

Officials offered mixed messages about masks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic before embracing them as a simple but effective tool for slowing the spread of Covid-19.

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Airline Bars Alaska State Senator Over Mask Policy Violation

Alaska Airlines said it had suspended State Senator Lora Reinbold from flying because she refused to comply with its mask rules.

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Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.

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Is This the Future of Face Masks?

Will.i.am and Honeywell introduce the first connected mask. Think sneakers meet smartphones.

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Are Spring Sports Safe for Kids?

Youth sports are ramping up in many parts of the country. But without a vaccine for children, we still need to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

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How Wearing a Mask Can Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Research shows that wearing masks outdoors can protect against more than Covid-19 for people who suffer from seasonal allergies.

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Wedding Makeup Artists Are Putting Safety First

Beauty professionals are back to work and implementing strategies to stay safe while on a different pandemic frontline.

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Double Masking Can Get Tricky. Here’s an Easy Way to Do It Right.

Two masks can increase your protection against the coronavirus. Just make sure you know the do’s and don’ts.

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Surf’s Up. Grab Your Helmet.

Helmets used to be a rarity in surfing. Now, young surfers on the North Shore of Oahu are embracing the safety device as a necessity in the world’s most dangerous waves.

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How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus

A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.

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Want to Buy a Scrunchie Mask? Great. But Forget About That N95.

Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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