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CNN: Trump says new recommendations on face masks are coming

President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration will soon release nationwide recommendations on wearing face masks after initially telling Americans they weren’t necessary to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Article Link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/trump-birx-face-masks-coronavirus/index.html

The Washington Post: White House expected to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus

“In light of these new data, along with evidence of widespread transmission in communities across the country, CDC recommends the community use of cloth masks as an additional public health measure people can take to prevent the spread of virus to those around them,” according to the guidance, a copy of which was obtained by …

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CNBC: Coronavirus: NYC Mayor de Blasio urges New Yorkers to cover face with scarves or bandanas while outside

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers to cover their faces when they go outside, even if it’s a homemade mask, reversing previous guidance advising only those who are sick wear face masks. “We’re advising New Yorkers to wear a face covering when you go outside and near other people,” de Blasio …

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CNBC: Why we should all start making our own face masks during coronavirus—and an expert-approved guide on how

Last week, George Gao, director-general of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told ScienceMag.com that the “big mistake in the U.S.” is that people aren’t wearing masks. “This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role,” he said. You’ve got to wear a mask, because when you speak, there are …

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ABC News: Protect your face during coronavirus with these easy DIY face covers

“At this point, there really seems to be no question that everybody should be wearing a mask to protect themselves and more importantly, to protect their community,” Jeremy Howard, research scientist at the University of San Francisco said, “when you’re talking bits of saliva come out of your mouth, you don’t even see them.” “Do …

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CNN: Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing

“While the current [coronavirus] specific research is limited, the results of available studies are consistent with aerosolization of virus from normal breathing,” according to the letter, written by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, chairman of a committee with the National Academy of Sciences. Fineberg told CNN that he will wear start wearing a mask when he goes …

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Los Angeles Times: To wear a mask or not to wear a mask. It’s no longer a question

“But we now have more evidence suggesting that people can spread COVID-19 before they know they are infected and need to isolate themselves. Also, since there’s no shortage of do-it-yourself face mask tutorials online, regular people can cover their faces without depriving a doctor or nurse of much-need infection protection.” Article Link: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-01/editorial-to-wear-a-mask-or-not-to-wear-a-mask-its-still-a-question

CNN Politics: White House task force could soon recommend Americans wear masks

“Most members of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force have come to agree that Americans should begin wearing face coverings in public and could issue formal guidance on the matter soon, people familiar with the matter said.” Article Link: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/trump-coronavirus-masks/index.html

NY POST: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti urges residents to wear masks to slow down coronavirus spread

The mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday told everyone in the nation’s second-largest city to start wearing masks to combat the coronavirus…“To be clear, you should still stay at home. This isn’t an excuse to suddenly all go out,” Garcetti said….Garcetti’s announcement came after Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser urged that people …

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