Tag Archives: Masks

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 »

NYC restaurant’s reopening will include changes like masks, food lockers

The lengthy coronavirus lockdowns will force New York City’s restaurateurs to pivot when they finally start to welcome customers — and some pivots will be sharper than others. Stratis Morfogen, founder of Philippe Chow and co-founder of the Brooklyn Chop House, was gearing up to open his new concept, Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, in the East… Read More »

Study Provides Some Clarity On Use Of Masks For Coronavirus

A study, which was conducted before the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, proved that surgical masks can help with preventing seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, being transmitted from infected individuals. Making use of a breath-capturing device called the “Gesundheit II machine”, researchers revealed that the amounts of various airborne viruses coming from infected individuals were significantly reduced using… Read More »

So should we be wearing face masks? Health Secretary Matt Hancock says advice hasn’t changed

Health chiefs insist there is NO NEED for ‘well people’ to wear face masks –just hours before Donald Trump tells Americans they should wear them Mr Hancock said UK was still advising health people not to wear the face masks Comes despite US dramatically switching its stance on mask wearing overnight  It now advises all… Read More »