Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How effective are masks during a COVID wave?

Health departments are predicting another COVID surge related, in part, to more easily transmitted new variants and waning immunity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monkeypox may sometimes spread through the air

After adding, and then deleting, a recommendation that U.S. travelers wear masks to protect themselves from monkeypox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still says that those traveling to countries where ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Testing the effectiveness of KN95 and surgical mask 'fit hacks'

Researchers have tested a variety of popular hacks for improving the fit of KN95 and surgical masks, and found that while some hacks do improve fit, they can also come at the cost of the wearer's comfort.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave

To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous "yes." Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules will help it beat the latest infection ...

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