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Face masks have become regular accessories. Experts have learned a lot over the past year about the -effectiveness- of different types of face coverings. For example, they found wearing one not only protects the people around us from our germs, but it can also afford us protection from the germs of others. Still, given the seriousness of the pandemic, we all want to do better here we can. In the absence...
February 12, 2021
When it comes to masking for COVID-19, many of us have gotten used to the idea of covering up to protect -other- people from -our- germs. We want to be good people who care about others so we wear masks to protect them. There are whole PSAs built on "protecting grandma." And it's true that they do protect others. Masks can catch many of the vapor particles we breathe out or at least reduce how far...
January 15, 2021
Researchers may have found that COVID-19 exposure level could have an impact on illness severity, which could be a positive break for people who’ve been taking the CDC-recommended measures. It may mean that for some of us, if we're already being careful but we do get exposed accidentally, it may be a mild case. The Importance of Viral Load in COVID-19 - Viral load- is the volume of individual viruses...
January 7, 2021
You may have heard reports recently about the effects of respirator masks on people who wear them all day. They paint a scary picture, one that creates an impossible choice: Leave everyone open to exposure or put everyone at risk of passing out from low oxygen levels. But it’s important to get all the facts before throwing away those masks. Some people have been promoting claims that lengthy mask use...
August 3, 2020
The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and everyone is itching to get out and enjoy that beautiful sunshine — especially after a few months of quarantine and staying home to stay safe. But the numbers of COVID-19 cases are not encouraging. In fact, they're soaring. Just because we’re all ready to move on and shift gears into summer, we may be more likely to put ourselves and our...
July 24, 2020
One of the biggest COVID-19 rules pertains to social distancing: Keep a 6-foot space between you and other people when you leave your home. But how accurate is it, really? We’ve uncovered some shocking info that could have you completely rethinking your COVID-19 safety zone. Is 6 Feet Really Enough Space? It May Not Be - We know the coronavirus spreads mainly through droplets expelled by infected people....
June 17, 2020