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 Critics say the rules are outdated.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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How Dentistry Adapted to Covid-19: Less Drilling, Less Germ Spray

The pandemic has forced dentists and hygienists to change some of the methods for maintaining good oral hygiene, to protect patients as well as themselves.

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Health Care Unions Find a Voice as the Pandemic Rages

Faced with the urgent need to protect their members and patients from the virus, labor organizations are pushing hospitals to do more.

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Firefighters Battle an Unseen Hazard: Their Gear Could Be Toxic

This week, in a first, firefighters are demanding independent testing for cancer-linked chemicals known as PFAS in their gear and that their union drop sponsorships from chemical and equipment makers.

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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.

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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

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Biden Unveils a National Pandemic Response That Trump Resisted

President Biden has a 21-page strategy to bolster production of vaccines, treatments and medical-grade protective gear while reaching out to communities of color.

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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.

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One Mask Is Good. Would Two Be Better?

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

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One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections

An outbreak aboard a September flight from Qatar to New Zealand offers researchers, and airlines, an opportunity to study in-transit contagion.

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The Covid Balancing Act for Doctors

At the start of the pandemic, I was “Dr. No” to my in-laws and cancer patients, but my conversations have become more nuanced.

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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.

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A Company Made P.P.E. for the World. Now Its Workers Have the Virus.

Top Glove, the world’s largest rubber glove maker, has enjoyed record profits in the pandemic, even as thousands of its low-paid workers in Malaysia suffer from a large outbreak of Covid-19.

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Covid Guide: How to Get Through the Pandemic

Times are tough now, but the end is in sight. If we hunker down, keep our families safe during the holidays and monitor our health at home, life will get better in the spring. Here’s how to get through it.

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Nurses Are Anxious and Angry in 2nd Wave: ‘We’re Not Prepared’

“We’re worse off in some ways than we were in the beginning,” said one nurse about the lack of workers and resources at her New York hospital.

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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.

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‘Very High Risk’: Longshoremen Want Protection From the Virus So They Can Stay on the Job

Port workers want early access to the coronavirus vaccine so they can prevent outbreaks that could shut down the nation’s ports and further damage the economy.

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That New York Vibe and a Life in San Diego

Ana Bowens and Benjamin Schenk, who met at Dartmouth, had a pared-down guest list and ditched the reception dance floor in favor of contests and talent shows.

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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.

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As Virus Spreads, C.D.C. Draws Up an Urgent Battle Plan

The multipronged advice, for individuals and state and local officials, may augur a national strategy in the months to come, experts said.

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How US Hospitals Are Stretched Way Too Thin Due to Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thieves Steal 6 Million Medical Gloves from Florida Supplier

The gloves were headed for hospitals battling the pandemic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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