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Vanity Fair: “I Was Looking at Them in the Wrong Way”: Mask Misinformation and the Failure of the Elites

As we know, U.S. authorities, backed by the Centers for Disease Control, are now recommending we cover up our noses and mouths with masks, after weeks of having said the opposite. That a five-cent procedural mask should take center stage in our discussions about societal distrust is almost disappointing in its banality… That misinformation about …

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NBC News: It’s ‘confusing’ when Trump says he won’t wear a mask, doctor says

Medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel joins Weekend TODAY and says Americans should “absolutely” be covering their face with non-surgical masks if they need to leave their homes. “I think it’s confusing when you hear the president immediately then say that he’s not going to do it,” she says. Video link: https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/it-s-confusing-when-trump-says-he-won-t-wear-a-mask-doctor-says-81641029564

The Conversation: Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

The universal use of mouth and nose covering with masks is a low-risk intervention that can only assist in reducing the spread of this terrible illness. If everyone wears a mask, individuals protect one another, reducing overall community transmission. It could even remind people not to touch their faces after touching potentially contaminated surfaces. Article …

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Mashable: Wearing a coronavirus face mask isn’t about you

As the coronavirus spreads rapidly around the nation, a significant number of infected people may never show any symptoms (perhaps as high as one in four people). What’s more, it takes an average of five days after infection for symptoms to develop in those that do eventually have symptoms. So there are likely a lot of unwitting carriers around outside. …

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CDC: Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission

CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  This means that the …

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NPR: President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public

President Trump said Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that people wear cloth or fabric face masks, which can be made at home, when entering public spaces such as grocery stores and public transit stations …as the virus spread to every state in the U.S., it has become clear that people can contract and spread …

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