Tag Archives: Masks

CDC eases summer camp Covid guidance, says fully vaccinated teens don’t need masks

kali9 | E+ | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its public health guidance for summer camps Friday, saying fully vaccinated teens don’t need to wear face masks. On Wednesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told House lawmakers that the agency was revising its public health guidance for summer camps to… Read More »

The Latest: Idaho’s lieutenant gov. bans masks in schools

BOISE, Idaho — With the governor out of the state, Idaho’s lieutenant governor issued an executive order Thursday banning masks in schools and public buildings, saying the face-covering directives threatened people’s freedom. Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is acting governor while Gov. Brad Little is at the Republican Governors Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee. He… Read More »

Face masks, hearing loss and hearing aids

Face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) help protect us from the coronavirus, but they add communication challenges for everyone, especially people with hearing impairments. That’s because: Face masks lower the volume of a person’s speech and slightly garble it. Face shields, social distancing and plastic barriers further muffle or reduce sound. Face mask ear loops may tug on your hearing… Read More »

Landmark Study Finds Masks Are Ineffective

The first randomized controlled trial1,2 to assess the effectiveness of surgical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection specifically — which journals initially refused to publish — is finally seeing the light of day. The so-called “Danmask-19 Trial,” published November 18, 2020, in the Annals of Internal Medicine,3 included 3,030 individuals assigned to wear a surgical face… Read More »

‘Godspell’ in 2020: Masks, Partitions and a Contactless Crucifixion

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — And on the eighth day, Jesus wept. A hard rain thrummed on the roof of a festival tent. Nine masked performers, speechless, stared intently at center stage. Nicholas Edwards, the 28-year-old actor playing the Son of God, made it midway through the “Godspell” ballad “Beautiful City,” when, rising to sing a lyric… Read More »

Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans who don’t wear masks may ‘propagate the spread of infection’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 17, 2020, in Washington. Alex Brandon | AP White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said he has “no doubt” that Americans who aren’t wearing… Read More »

Sleep Apnea Masks – How Do They Work?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes obstruction of breathing during sleep. It can be due to either a physical obstruction, called obstructive sleep apnea, or a brain dysfunction, called central sleep apnea. Either way, the symptoms of sleep apnea are mostly the same. Sleep apnea is a deceivingly unnoticeable disorder, as up to… Read More »