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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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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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Wearing a face mask has become common during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s recommended that you wear one when you’re around people who aren’t in your household. This helps prevent the spread of this virus, which travels through the droplets when a sick person sneezes, coughs or even talks. People breathe heavily when they exercise. Therefore, it’s possible for COVID-19 to spread when people are working out in public areas. If you can’t practice social distancing, you should wear a face mask when you’re exercising around others. You should also follow these safety guidelines to protect your overall health and well-being during your...

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In March, people scrambled to get their hands on any personal protection equipment (PPE) they could find. At the time, N95 masks ran short, gloves were in as high demand as toilet paper, and we didn’t know if we’d have enough hand sanitizer to last as long as we needed. Since those early days of the coronavirus pandemic, things have drastically changed. Companies have shifted from making beauty products to every type of sanitizer imaginable, and luxury retailers are selling more masks (and accessories) than we can count. But now, it’s time to think about what we do with all that PPE we’ve racked up....

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After several months of suffering earlier this year, restaurants across the United States happily reopened their doors at the start of summer, with new protocols and cleaning procedures in place, expanded outdoor dining areas, and re-trained staff members. Couped up Americans, who had been locked inside for weeks began to venture out, adorning masks, to visit their favorite local restaurants and “feel normal” again, for an hour or two while enjoying their favorite meals.     ARE PEOPLE PAYING THE PRICE FOR DINING OUT?  However, a new study from the CDC may cause you to think twice before visiting an eating establishment in person anytime soon. The study, published in early September, cites that “adults who tested positive for...

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