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EU lifts mask recommendation for air travel as pandemic ebbs

The European Union will no longer recommend medical masks be worn at airports and on planes starting next week amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the bloc, though member states can still require them, officials ...

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Is there still a benefit to masking?

With California coronavirus cases rising—the state has recently been recording about 5,600 coronavirus cases a day—should you be masking up when people around you are not? Can you go unmasked everywhere? How best can ...

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CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.


Racial split on COVID-19 endures as restrictions ease in US

Black and Hispanic Americans remain far more cautious in their approach to COVID-19 than white Americans, recent polls show, reflecting diverging preferences on how to deal with the pandemic as federal, state and local restrictions ...

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Philadelphia lifts indoor mask mandate enacted 4 days ago

The indoor mask mandate that was reinstated in Philadelphia on Monday due to rising coronavirus cases has now been lifted because the situation is improving, the city's health department said Thursday.

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A mask is an article normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body, so in parts of Australia giant totem masks cover the body, whilst Inuit women use finger masks during storytelling and dancing.

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