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These two experts say they wouldn't recommend them. Makers of UV sanitizers claim their products can sterilize anything in minutes. Many say that their sanitizers can kill up to 99.99% of germs on whatever object you put into the device's UV radiation. But do the UV sanitizers actually work? Here's the lowdown.  First of all, what is UV radiation? UV stands for ultraviolet, a form of electromagnetic radiation. The most common form of UV radiation is sunlight, which produces the three main types of UV rays: UVA (which is linked to skin aging), UVB (which can cause sunburn), and UVC...

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The New York Times is tracking coronavirus restrictions at the state level, including what businesses are open or closed — and whether officials require masks or recommend or order staying at home. Stricter local orders may also be in place, and local conditions may not always reflect state requirements.

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COVID-19, Double Mask, Face Masks, N95, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection -

(CNN) Layering your face is in -- but not as a fashion statement. It may just save a life. Public health officials are suggesting double masking as a way to increase the level of protection from the coronavirus and its multiple, more contagious variants. "If you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective, and that's the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95," Dr. Anthony Fauci, now chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, told NBC's...

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COVID-19, Face Masks, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection -

In light of rising coronavirus cases and deaths, the like of which hasn’t been experienced since May of this year, the CDC recommends adherence to stricter mask-wearing guidelines. Scientists emphasize the importance of wearing masks indoors when ventilation is shoddy and social distancing is harder to abide by. For those of us who live with people who may be at high risk for contracting and dying from this virus, research suggests wearing masks at home might be a good idea — until a widespread vaccine becomes available. This relatively new study has been updated with the World Health Organization’s most recent data points on COVID-19. Dr. William...

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COVID-19, Gloves, Nitrile Gloves, PPE, Protection -

The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that "availability constraints continue with certain PPE" including nitrile gloves. In hospitals, medical clinics, and doctor's offices across America the need for personal protective equipment, or PPE, has not waned since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Requisite items including N95 respirators, gowns, and nitrile gloves have seen dramatic price increases since March as demand surged and supply levels lagged. A result of the raging COVID-19 pandemic. The increased global demand for PPE led to a flood of entrepreneurs entering the marketplace with little experience. This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Lesley Stahl and...

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