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CDC: Ditch your cloth mask and get a NIOSH-approved N95 for the best protection against Omicron

Respirators, when "worn properly" protect better than cloth or surgical masks, the CDC said.Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images The CDC is urging Americans to up their mask game in the face of the Omicron variant. The agency says the best mask for you is the one that fits you well (covering both nose and mouth) and that you will wear consistently. This is the first time the CDC's said it may be best for everyone — even non-medical workers — to use NIOSH-approved N95s. The Centers for Dis...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, Trends, Getty Images, Public Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, NIOSH, MARK RIGHTMIRE, Omicron, Joseph Prezioso, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck


A mask expert who's also a parent shares what masks he buys for his son to reduce his risk of COVID-19

Close-up of KF94 mask.unoL/Getty Images Aaron Collins goes by the "Mask Nerd" now that his unofficial job is reviewing face masks in his bathroom. Collins, an aerosol expert, compiled a list of the best child-sized masks to protect against COVID-19. His son's favorite mask is a KF94 made in South Korea, which is effective and comfortable. Thousands of parents turn to Aaron Collins for advice on which face masks they should buy for their kids.Since January 2021, Collins has put his backgro...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Kids, Parenting, US, Trends, Collins, Collin, Aaron Collins, NIOSH, Face Masks, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson, Mask Nerd, Mask Nerd Jr


A future mono vaccine may have a shot at defeating multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests

Particles of the mononucleosis virus (dark circles) inside a cell.CDC A study provides the strongest evidence to date suggesting the Epstein-Barr virus may lead to multiple sclerosis.  Scientists disagree about whether EBV definitively causes MS. Experts hope a vaccine may one day prevent some MS cases, but it may take decades. Scientists have found the strongest evidence to date that an infection from the Epstein-Barr virus could significantly increase the risk of developing multiple scleros...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Trends, Multiple Sclerosis, Harvard, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Vaccine, Thompson, University College London, Epidemiology, Epstein Barr, EBV, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Alan Thompson


2 charts show how Omicron symptoms differ from Delta and past coronavirus variants

Girl takes test after getting COVID-19 symptoms on January 4.Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images Sore throats and runny noses are increasingly common in vaccinated people with Omicron. But Omicron patients report fewer instances of fever, cough, and loss of taste or smell. The charts below show which Omicron symptoms are most common, and how they compare to prior variants. Almost as soon as Omicron started spreading, doctors noticed slight differences in the...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Science, News, San Francisco, Trends, Connecticut, Delta, Symptoms, Oakland California, Moreno, Yale School of Medicine, Juan Perez, Brandenburg Germany, Jorge Moreno, Carlos Ramirez


‘Menace to public health’: 270 doctors criticize Spotify over Joe Rogan’s podcast

An open letter expresses concern about Covid misinformation and specifically addresses an episode with virologist Robert MaloneA total of 270 US doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals and professors have written an open letter to streaming company Spotify, expressing concern about medical misinformation on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, listed as the platform’s most popular program.The letter also asks the platform to “establish a clear and public policy to moderate misinformation on i...
Tags: Spotify, Science, US, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Joe Rogan, Coronavirus, Robert MaloneA


‘Menace to public health’: 270 doctors call out Spotify over Joe Rogan’s podcast

An open letter expresses concern about Covid misinformation and specifically addresses an episode with virologist Robert MaloneA total of 270 US doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals and professors have written an open letter to streaming company Spotify, expressing concern about medical misinformation on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, listed as the platform’s most popular program.The letter also asks the platform to “establish a clear and public policy to moderate misinformation on i...
Tags: Spotify, Science, US, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Joe Rogan, Coronavirus, Robert MaloneA


Tucker Carlson called Brett Kavanaugh a 'cringing little liberal' for upholding vaccine mandates for health workers

Brett Kavanaugh.Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images Carlson slammed Kavanaugh over the Supreme Court ruling on a health-worker vaccine mandate. Kavanaugh upheld the vaccine mandate for health workers at federally-funded facilities. "Cringing little liberal," Carlson said Thursday. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson called the Trump-nominated Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh a "cringing little liberal" because he upheld vaccine mandates for health workers. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chie...
Tags: Politics, Science, Supreme Court, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Fox News, Biden, Trump, Tucker Carlson, John Roberts, Carlson, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, Harmeet K Dhillon, Harmeet Dhillon



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