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The White House is setting up a plan to give out free N95 masks through pharmacies and community sites, a new report says

A medical assistant wears an N95 mask on January 4, 2022.Ted S. Warren/AP Photo President Joe Biden's administration plans to give out free N95s, Politico reported.  The White House is expected to announce the plan on Wednesday.  According to Politico, the masks will be given out at pharmacies and community sites.  The White House plans to announce an initiative to distribute hundreds of millions of free N95 masks through pharmacies and community sites on Wednesday, Politico reported. Pre...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Politico, Masks, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ted S Warren, N95, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Dawn O Connell


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...
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Wear masks that are comfortable and fit well for 'best' protection against Omicron, CDC says

The CDC said that the "best" mask was one that was well-fitting and comfortable.ñaki Berasaluce/Europa Press/Getty Images US mask recommendation "won't change",  Rochelle Walenksy, head of the CDC, has said. Prices for high-quality masks have surged as people try protect themselves against Omicron.  The best mask is one that is well-fitting and comfortable, Walensky said. The best mask for protecting against COVID-19 is one that is comfortable and fits well, the Centers for Disease Contro...
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Your cloth mask is not good enough protection against Omicron, according to an expert — here's why

Europa Press News / Contributor / Getty Images It's important to mask up in the face of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Cloth masks don't offer adequate protection, so opt for an approved medical-grade mask instead. Beware of counterfeit N95 and KN95 masks blacklisted by the CDC. Cloth masks won't do much in the fight against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, CNN's medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen said Monday.Since the early days of the pandemic, we've learned...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wen, ASTM, Leana Wen, PPE, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Schools that require masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, 2 new CDC studies show

Kindergartner Grace Truax, 5, removes her mask before posing for a portrait during "picture day" at Rogers International School on September 23, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images Schools that require face masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, two new CDC studies found. In two Arizona counties, the odds of an outbreak were 3.5 times higher in schools that didn't require masks than in schools that did. Counties with school mask mandates recorded fewer COVID-19 cases a...
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A doctor from Oregon who said mask-wearing could lead to carbon-dioxide poisoning got his medical license revoked

AP Photo/John Minchillo The Oregon Medical Board has revoked the license of a doctor who refused to wear a mask. Steven Arthur LaTulippe ran a family clinic and was found to give false info about mask-wearing. He told the board he would continue to refuse to follow COVID-19 guidelines like wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Oregon doctor who falsely described carbon-dioxide poisoning as a risk of wearing face masks has had his license revoked.As of Septemb...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Oregon, Masks, Trends, Latulippe, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Oregon Medical Board, weekend BI US, Steven Arthur LaTulippe, Oregon Medical Board LaTulippe


A doctor from Oregon who said mask-wearing can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning got his medical license revoked

A Nepalese health worker in protective gear, ready to collect swab samples to test them for the coronavirus in Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Oregon Medical Board has revoked the license of a doctor who refused to wear a mask. Steven Arthur LaTulippe ran a family clinic and falsely told his patients mask-wearing could carbon monoxide poisoning. He told the board he would continue to refuse to follow COVID-19 guide...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Oregon, Masks, Trends, Latulippe, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, Oregon Medical Board, weekend BI US, Singh Durbar Kathmandu Nepal, Narayan Maharjan NurPhoto, Getty Images The Oregon Medical Board, Steven Arthur LaTulippe


The Australian island state of Tasmania, with zero COVID-19 cases, is mandating masks for big outdoor events

Fans arrive for the 2021 AFL First Elimination Final match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at University of Tasmania Stadium on August 29, 2021 in Launceston, Australia. Grant Viney/AFL Photos via Getty Images Tasmania, an Australian state with zero current COVID-19 cases, has introduced a new mask mandate. People at indoor or outdoor events of more than 1,000 people will need a mask from September 18. Officials said it was a "common sense" way to stop an infected per...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Australia, Masks, US, Trends, Public Health, Healthcare, New South Wales, Sydney, Tasmania, AFL, Western Bulldogs, Department Of Health, Johns Hopkins University


An outbreak at a church camp gave 87 people COVID-19. All but 8 were unvaccinated.

Children at a camp in Shavertown, Pennsylvania on August 17. Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images A June outbreak at an Illinois church camp exposed more than 1,100 people to the coronavirus. Eighty-seven campers and staffers got infected, all but eight of whom were unvaccinated. No vaccinated people were hospitalized. A total of 180 infections were linked to the outbreak. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 300 teenagers piled into buses and vans in June t...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Cdc, Singapore, Masks, US, Trends, Georgia, Maine, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccines, Illinois, Camp


Louisiana attorney general gave parents sample letters to help their children skirt mask-wearing guidance in schools

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry distributed sample letters that parents could use to claim exemption to COVID-19 guidelines. On his office's Facebook page, Landry posted letters that claim philosophical and religious exemptions to mask-wearing and vaccines. "I have philosophical objections that make it impossible for my child to comply with your COVID-19 policies related to vaccines and mask wearing," one letter s...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, Masks, Trends, Louisiana, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Landry, John Bel Edwards, Edwards, Jeff Landry, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova


The new school year is already a disaster: Thousands of students are quarantining as COVID-19 cases skyrocket among kids

A child wears a mask at a California school. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Days into the school year, COVID-19 outbreaks have already forced thousands of students to quarantine. Experts predict that pediatric infections will continue to rise, leading to more school closures. Bans on mask mandates while young kids wait on vaccine authorization make it tough to protect students. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mere days into the new school year, thousands of k...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, News, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, Trends, Missouri, Delta, Dallas, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines


Florida's worst month yet: How Gov. DeSantis ignored the best ways to save lives as COVID-19 cases hit record highs

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responds to a question at a press conference in Melbourne, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has questioned the effectiveness of masks and lockdowns. Meanwhile, Florida's daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have climbed to record highs. Here's a timeline of how DeSantis' approach to COVID-19 has undermined proven ways to save lives. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Deaths, Miami, Cbs, Biden


Health experts share what they're doing to stay safe amid Delta's threat: They're still traveling but avoiding indoor dining

Passengers on a Pobeda Airlines tour flight over the Golden Ring of Russia on December 20, 2020. Mikhail Japaridze/TASS/Getty Images Health experts are adjusting their behavior now that the Delta variant is driving up COVID-19 cases. Even though they're fully vaccinated, experts say they're wearing masks in all indoor settings. But they're still traveling, seeing friends, and taking their kids on outdoor playdates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rule number on...
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Dr. Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' with 'pain and suffering in the future' as the Delta variant surges

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Fauci warned that "things will get worse" as cases of the Delta variant continues to spike. "We're looking not towards lockdown, but we're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things will get wors...
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Dr. Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' due to Delta variant surges, but doesn't foresee more lockdowns

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Fauci warned that "things will get worse" as cases of the Delta variant continues to spike. "We're looking not towards lockdown, but we're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things will get wors...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Abc, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Alabama, Trends, Public Health, New York Times, Delta, District Of Columbia, Anthony Fauci, Jon


Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' because of Delta variant surges but doesn't foresee more lockdowns

Getty/Kevin Dietsch Dr. Anthony Fauci said "things are going to get worse" because of the Delta coronavirus variant. "We're looking towards some pain and suffering in the future," Fauci told ABC News. Fauci reiterated the efficacy of vaccines and said "the solution to this is to get vaccinated." See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House's chief medical advisor, warned Sunday that "things are going to get worse" with "pain and suffering ahe...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Masks, US, Alabama, Trends, Public Health, Washington Dc, New York Times, Delta, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The CDC now recommends masks for vaccinated people - but at least 6 major cities had already told residents to mask up again

Lilian Zhu, 17, works at her laptop inside Charlie's Coffee House in South Pasadena, California, on July 18, 2021. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images The CDC now recommends masks again, even for vaccinated people, in some indoor settings. But at least six major US cities have already issued similar recommendations. Los Angeles and St. Louis both require all people to wear masks indoors. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Masks, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Hawaii, Delta, New Orleans, Fox News, Philadelphia, Vaccine, Las Vegas


The CDC is expected to recommend masks for vaccinated people in some indoor settings as COVID-19 cases soar

Sandra Martínez, owner of Raspadesardina, a Spanish brand that makes festival clothes, sews a face mask at her atelier on June 8, 2020 in Madrid. Aldara Zarraoa/Getty Images The CDC is expected to announce new mask-wearing rules this afternoon. The recommendations for more masks come as COVID cases soar nationwide, and the Delta variant spreads. See more stories on Insider's business page. As COVID-19 cases rise nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to ...
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Israel may have to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions this week as the Delta variant drives a rise in new cases

A teenager receives a dose of a coronavirus vaccine at a Clalit healthcare maintenance organisation in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 21, 2021. Israeli officials have reinstated some COVID-19 travel restrictions and an indoor mask mandate. The Delta variant is driving a surge in infections - Israel is now counting about 300 cases per day. The country may limit gatherings and impose restrictions on unvaccinated people again this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel may...
Tags: Science, News, Masks, Israel, Trends, Levy, New York Times, Delta, Pfizer, Naftali Bennett, Mediterranean Sea, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Health Ministry, Tel Aviv Israel, Jerusalem Post, Chezy Levy


Less than half of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated have worn a mask recently, according to a new survey

An anti-mask protestor holds up a sign in front of the Ohio Statehouse during a right-wing protest in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff Dean/AFP/Getty Images Unvaccinated Americans are wearing masks less than ever, according to a new Gallup poll. Just under 50% of Americans who don't plan to get vaccinated against COVID report wearing masks. The new poll is the first from Gallup since CDC guidelines were updated for vaccinated Americans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Ameri...
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A travel-safety guide for vaccinated people: How to keep your stress level and infection risk low this summer

A man wearing a mask boards a plane. Adene Sanchez/Getty Images As people begin to travel more, there are ways to fly safely without going overboard, experts say. Flying is relatively low-risk for vaccinated people, even in crowded airports. It's no longer critical to social distance on planes, but keep your mask on and minimize layovers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Christopher Sanford was eager to hop on a plane after getting vaccinated in January. Until that poin...
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'Ultra-maskers' say they'll keep wearing masks even though they've been vaccinated - and perhaps after the pandemic ends

Usher Kathy Stock wears a face shield and mask as she waits for fans to enter an MLB spring training game in Arizona in February. Steph Chambers/Getty Images Many "ultra-maskers" are refusing to take off their masks even though they're fully vaccinated. Some want to signal respect for other people or avoid the flu. Others distrust the CDC. Several ultra-maskers said they'll continue to wear masks in public even after the pandemic is over. See more stories on Insider's business ...
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2 factors not included in the CDC guidelines can help you decide when it's really safe to go maskless

Gerri Gold, 81, holds her mask in place as Kathy Ly, a hair stylist at The Headline Salon in Woodland Hills, California, trims around her ear on May 13, 2021. Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Fully vaccinated people can ditch their masks at any indoor or outdoor gathering, per the CDC. But public-health experts caution that this advice might not apply to all communities. If cases in your local area start to rise or few people have been vaccinated there, consider a mask. See more s...
Tags: Science, News, Colorado, Cdc, Virginia, Masks, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Vaccines, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Lee, University of California Los Angeles


"I’m terrified... Terrified, and I do not scare easily."

I'm reading the top-rated comment at the NYT article,  The NYT seems to be stimulating fear in reaction to the CDC announcement. The survey the headline refers to was taken before the CDC took its new position, so these epidemiologists — 723 of them — were, I suspect, passing along the party line. Did they do their own studies? Even if they did, do they study the costs of the restrictions or simply, endlessly default toward caution? Here's the full comment: This is a horrible, horrifying decisi...
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CDC: No need to physically distance if you're fully vaccinated

Reuters The CDC updated its mask guidance Thursday, saying fully vaccinated people don't have to wear masks indoors. So far, around 35% of Americans (117,647,439 people) are fully vaccinated. CDC director Rochelle Walensky also said fully vaccinated people can forget the six-foot distance rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 guidance Thursday, saying fully vaccinated people don't have to wear ma...
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Vaccinated people can ditch masks and distancing, the CDC says. Experts think the guidance is overdue but may be too broad.

A woman adjusts her face mask. Getty Images Fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to mask up or distance at indoor or outdoor gatherings. The new CDC rule is overdue, experts said, but there are still circumstances that warrant caution. If you live in a hotspot or have unvaccinated kids, you may not want to ditch your mask yet. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time in more than a year, Americans have a green light to participate in any kind of activity - l...
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The CDC's new mask guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people, explained in one handy chart

Fully vaccinated people are now allowed to go maskless almost anywhere. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC released a chart Thursday to explain the new mask guidance. People who are two weeks past their second COVID-19 vaccine (or single J&J vaccine) can go maskless. Masks are still required in many setting for people who are not fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fully vacci...
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Fauci: 'If you're vaccinated and outside, put aside your mask'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a news conference with the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Dr. Fauci says people vaccinated against COVID-19 don't need to wear masks outside. He said said Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 need to "make that transition." The CDC said last month that vaccinated people can take off their masks at small outdoo...
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CDC guidelines to wear masks outdoors anywhere busy are likely to change soon, Fauci said

Dr. Antony Fauci speaking to ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos on April 25, 2021 ABC news/YouTube CDC guidance for wearing masks outdoors should be updated "soon," Dr Antony Fauci said on Sunday. Evidence shows that "outdoor risk is really, really quite low," Fauci told ABC News' This Week. Laxer guidance would be "common sense," Fauci said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) should be updating guidance for mask we...
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You don't always have to wear a mask outside. Experts share 'really simple' ways to know when you need one and when you don't.

People wearing masks outdoors in New York Noam Galai/Getty Images You don't need to wear a mask whenever you step outside. If you're exercising alone it's perfectly fine to go maskless. Just bring your mask along and be prepared to pull it up if you meet others while you're out and about. See more stories on Insider's business page. Don Milton is as serious as they come about wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from person to person.As one of the world's...
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