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Face Shields and Valved Masks Offer More Comfort but Less Protection

Face shields and valved masks — two options many people find more comfortable than cloth face coverings — appear to be less effective at blocking viral particles than regular masks, a new study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already stated that clear plastic face shields and masks equipped with vents or… Read More »

Coronavirus: Labour calls for clarity over face coverings in England

Labour is calling for the government to clarify its position on face coverings, after the PM said a “stricter” approach to their use in England was needed. Senior sources have said the government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England to slow the spread of coronavirus. Face coverings have been compulsory in… Read More »

Coronavirus: NHS trust bosses not consulted over new face mask rules

NHS trusts were not consulted before the government announced changes to the use of face coverings and visitor policy in English hospitals, the chief executive of NHS Providers has said. Chris Hopson said trust leaders felt “completely in the dark” about the “significant and complex” changes. From 15 June, hospital visitors and outpatients must wear… Read More »

Yes, You Should Wear a Face Mask to Cut Coronavirus Transmission

Everyone should routinely wear cloth face masks when they are in contact with the public to reduce transmission of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “It is critical to emphasize that maintaining six-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of… Read More »

Obamacare’s health care protections face first true test in coronavirus crisis – NBCNews.com

The Affordable Care Act turned 10 last month and is credited with helping 20 million more Americans get health insurance than before the law was enacted. But the coronavirus pandemic could be the first true test of how well “Obamacare” works at preventing significant coverage loss, experts say. For people stricken with COVID-19, the disease… Read More »