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Mask use by Americans now tops 90%, poll finds

(HealthDay)—Here's good news for public health officials who've been hammering home the need to wear face masks: Your messages have been getting through.

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Kansas coronavirus positivity rate climbs above 20%

Kansas' coronavirus positivity rate has climbed above 20%, even as one top GOP lawmaker pushed back against Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's call for a statewide mask mandate to curb the spread of COVID-19.


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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