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Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all.As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, the country’s famous sense of “Ordnung” has given way…

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UK says 50 million face masks it bought might not be secure

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought during a scramble to secure protective equipment for medics during the coronavirus outbreak because of concerns they might not be safe.The admission sparked calls from opposition parties for an urgent inquiry into the way contracts for essential supplies…

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July favorites: Face masks, bicycles and much more

With stores and restaurants reopening across the country, NBC News Shopping visitors have continued to show interest in coronavirus-related items: face masks, face shields and tech sanitizers. While we may be increasingly getting outside these days, home workstations and workout stations remained top of mind to readers, as they invested in everything from ergonomic chairs…

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Masks, social distance and a fear of hugs? This pandemic is a lot like having cancer

Social distancing might be new to most of you, but I’ve been afraid to hug people since 2010.That’s because 10 years ago, hugging people put me at risk of contracting an illness I couldn’t fight: I had leukemia — a cancer of the immune system — and chemotherapy wiped out every white blood cell I…

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The Best Ways to Wash Your Face Masks, According to the Experts

Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. While some face masks are best left for one-time-use only — think professional-grade N95 masks and those blue disposable masks you see everywhere…

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The Best Ways to Clean Your Face Masks, According to the Pros

View photosClick here to read the full article. While some face masks are best left for one-time-use only — think professional-grade N95 masks and those blue disposable masks you see everywhere — many of the best face masks these days are meant to be reused. Cloth face coverings, in particular, are often machine-washable, while others…

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How much do masks actually protect us from coronavirus?

Scarves, which reduced infection risk by 44% after 30 seconds and 24% after 20 minutes, and similarly effective cotton t-shirts are only slightly better than wearing no mask at all. An employee wearing a protective face mask and face guard works on the automobile assembly line during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at…

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Face masks: These are the best and worst materials for protecting against coronavirus

Some masks protect better against the coronavirus than others. Dan Ackerman/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Everyone should wear nonmedical face masks when interacting with others during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the material your mask…

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Republicans told to wear masks in House panel or be barred from speaking

Democratic chair warns after all GOP members flout guidelines Jim Clyburn expresses ‘profound disappointment’ at actions Jim Clyburn wrote that ‘the Republican Members’ refusal to wear masks undermined the safety of everyone in the hearing room’. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images After every single Republican on the coronavirus subcommittee turned up to a Friday meeting without…

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89% of Americans wear masks in public as the coronavirus pandemic persists: POLL

ABC News/Ipsos released a new poll on the coronavirus on Thursday.June 25, 2020, 10:30 PM6 min read An overwhelming majority of Americans say they’ve worn a face mask in public in the last week, as the coronavirus pandemic persists and infections reach new highs in more than a dozen states, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll…