Covid-19 News: Fauci Warns Americans Might Need to Wear Masks for Another Year

Here’s what you need to know: Dr. Anthony S. Fauci on “Meet the Press,” today.Credit…NBC News Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser for Covid-19, said on Sunday that Americans may still be wearing masks outside their homes a year from now, even as he predicted the country would return to “a significant […]

Two masks are better than one in fight against COVID: US CDC

Wearing two masks at once can offer more protection against potential coronavirus transmission and exposure than donning a single mask, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised. In a report published this week, CDC researchers said exposure to potentially infectious aerosols decreased by about 95 percent when a cloth mask was […]

Counterfeit N95 masks sold to US healthcare, government workers

The foreign-made knockoffs are becoming increasingly difficult to spot and could put healthcare workers at grave risk for the coronavirus, an investigation by US agencies found. Federal authorities in the United States are investigating a massive counterfeit N95 mask operation in which fake 3M masks were sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical […]

US health agency orders travellers wear masks on public transport

People across the United States will soon be required to wear masks on nearly all forms of public transportation, including planes, subways and buses, as the country grapples with high COVID-19 infection rates and growing concerns over new variants of the novel coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) issued an order […]

Firms debut Bluetooth N95 masks, AI perfume at virtual CES

From sanitising robots to personalised perfume dispensers to creative automotive technology and innovative apps, cutting-edge products and high-tech advances from around the world are on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. CES is also normally one of the biggest and most crowded events held in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States. But this […]

Biden to push masks, vaccines, school reopenings in COVID-19 plan

United States President-elect Joe Biden outlined his top goals for addressing the coronavirus pandemic in the first 100 days of his presidency as he introduced his nominees for key health positions in his administration. Speaking from his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, President-elect Biden said his top goals, developed with US infectious disease scientist Dr […]

Biden asks Fauci to join COVID-19 team, stresses need for masks

United States President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday that he asked one of the country’s top infectious disease experts, Dr Anthony Fauci, to serve as his chief medical adviser when he takes office next month. In an interview with CNN, Biden cited his Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s previous experience working with Fauci “during the last […]

Biden’s win masks losses for Democrats in rural US

Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month’s presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60 percent of the vote. That is not because voters there are suddenly shifting to the right, said Tom Bakk, who represents the area in the state Senate. It is […]

Confused About Masks? Here’s What Scientists Know #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

With the coronavirus on the march through much of the United States, scientists are urging Americans to adopt the few health measures shown to slow the virus: universal mask use, social distancing, good ventilation indoors and hand hygiene. Mask-wearing has become a particularly divisive — and partisan — issue over the past few months. Still, […]

Confused About Masks? Here’s What Scientists Know #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

With the coronavirus on the march through much of the United States, scientists are urging Americans to adopt the few health measures shown to slow the virus: universal mask use, social distancing, good ventilation indoors and hand hygiene. Mask-wearing has become a particularly divisive — and partisan — issue over the past few months. Still, […]

The Price for Not Wearing Masks: Perhaps 130,000 Lives #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Follow our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Universal mask use could prevent nearly 130,000 deaths from Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, in the United States through next spring, scientists reported on Friday. The findings follow an assertion by Dr. Scott W. Atlas, the president’s science adviser, that masks are ineffective, in […]