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California Schools Try to Outrace Covid Outbreaks

May 27, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
A covid outbreak on a field trip. Another at prom. Yet administrators are reluctant to expose their schools to legal challenges by again requiring masks for students and staffers. That leaves parents fretful and...
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1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC Says

May 21, 2022 , MedicineNet
Title: 1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2022 12:00:00...
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Covid Cases Are Rising — But Cities So Far Aren’t Reimposing Mask Mandates

May 19, 2022 , Forbes
Mayors in New York City and Boston are the latest officials to resist requiring masks, even as they recommend people wear...
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COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

May 18, 2022 , MedicineNet
Title: COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, VaccinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2022 12:00:00...
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Covid-19 cases that return after antiviral treatment puzzle doctors

Apr 28, 2022 , CNN Health
The pink line on Erin Blakeney's first positive Covid-19 test was so light that she almost didn't believe it. But there was no denying the fever and sore throat that developed overnight, just a few days after she and her husband attended a large memorial service in late March. The couple wore KN95 masks, but many others in attendance had not, even as the service stretched past 90 minutes....
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Some travelers, faced with fewer colds, will still mask in flight

Apr 23, 2022 , CNN Health
Jessie Festa was seated on an Alaska Airlines flight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport waiting to take off for Pasco, Washington, when a flight attendant announced wearing masks during the flight was no longer required....
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More companies look to ventilation systems to control the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses

Apr 23, 2022 , CNN Health
Americans are abandoning their masks. They're done with physical distancing. And, let's face it, some people are just never going to get vaccinated....
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Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power

Apr 22, 2022 , Kaiser Health News
A recent court decision that overturns one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s few pandemic rules — masks required on public transportation — spotlights how little power remains in federal hands to enforce public health...
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb: High-quality Covid masks work even if others around you aren't wearing one

Apr 21, 2022 , CNBC Health
"One-way masking does work," former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC...
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Faces show relief, confusion and disappointment as masks come off on planes

Apr 21, 2022 , CNBC Health
Flight attendants have faced the brunt of public opposition to the mask mandate and are showing relief that they won't be tasked with enforcement....
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Ventilation helps make public transit safer from spread of Covid-19, but masks are better

Apr 21, 2022 , CNN Health
Although a federal judge struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate for public transportation Monday, some experts say you don't want to throw out your mask just yet. No matter the form of public transportation -- planes, trains, trams, subways, buses or even rideshares -- good ventilation can help reduce the spread of Covid-19, but masks work best....
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To Mask Up or Not? What to Know

Apr 21, 2022 , WebMD
With masks no longer required on public transportation, should I still wear one while traveling? What about visiting an immunocompromised person? Should I rethink my travel plans? We’ve got...
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Ventilation helps make public transit safer from spread of Covid-19, experts say, but masks are better

Apr 21, 2022 , CNN Health
Although a federal judge struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate for public transportation Monday, some experts say you don't want to throw out your mask just yet. No matter the form of public transportation -- planes, trains, trams, subways, buses or even rideshares -- good ventilation can help reduce the spread of Covid-19, but masks work best....
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Should you cancel your travel plans now that masks aren't required on planes and trains?

Apr 20, 2022 , CNN Health
This week, a federal judge struck down the mask mandate for airplanes, trains and other public transport. How can people continue to keep safe on planes now that masks are no longer required? What about vulnerable individuals like immunocompromised people and young children who aren't yet vaccinated? Dr. Leana Wen weighs in....
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Is wearing a mask while traveling still helpful if you're the only one?

Apr 20, 2022 , CNN Health
The Biden administration's mask requirements for airplanes and other mass transit are no longer in effect during a review of a ruling by a federal judge in Florida that struck down the order. Some travelers welcomed Monday's ruling, but others have decided to keep their masks on....
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Uber and Lyft drop mask requirements for drivers, passengers

Apr 20, 2022 , CNBC Health
Uber and Lyft will no longer require masks for drivers and riders, the company announced Tuesday....
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With the BA.2 subvariant on the rise, what's safe and what's not?

Apr 14, 2022 , CNN Health
As the United States navigates a third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, cases are rising modestly in the Northeast, Philadelphia has reinstituted an indoor mask mandate and some colleges are requiring masks during the final days of the spring semester....
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Philadelphia to Require Masks Again in Public Indoor Spaces

Apr 13, 2022 , WebMD
The city of Philadelphia reinstated its indoor face mask mandate on Monday, Citing an increase in COVID-19 cases because of the Omicron...
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This invisible Covid-19 mitigation measure is finally getting the attention it deserves

Apr 12, 2022 , CNN Health
Two-plus years into the Covid-19 pandemic, you probably know the basics of protection: vaccines, boosters, proper handwashing and masks. But one of the most powerful tools against the coronavirus is one that experts believe is just starting to get the attention it deserves: ventilation....
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Philadelphia reinstates indoor mask mandate

Apr 12, 2022 , CNBC Health
Philadelphia will again require masks indoors at businesses and schools. The Health Department is still holding a briefing about the...
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