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Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choices

Health authorities believe COVID-19 spreads by the transmission of respiratory droplets, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends homemade cloth face coverings for use in public spaces. Starting today, ...

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Have a reusable face mask? Here's how to wash it the right way

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended cloth face coverings for the general public, many have relied on those while reserving medical masks, such as N95 respirators, for medical workers.

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Masks, gloves don't stop coronavirus spread: experts

Wearing masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus is ineffective, unnecessary for the vast majority of people, and may even spread infections faster, experts said Tuesday.

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Some people think face masks are dangerous. Can that be true?

In a widely circulated video clip from a hearing last week on mandatory mask wearing in Orange County, Calif., an angry woman told officials she feared that masks made her re-breathe her own carbon dioxide, a waste product ...

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Mask

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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