Why You Should Ditch Your Cloth Masks for 3-Ply Surgical Masks, N95s

Dec. 29, 2021 — Are you still wearing a cloth face mask? Amid the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, experts stress that we all should swap cloth masks for N95 respirators or 3-ply surgical masks. For background: N95 respirators are tightly fitting masks that cover your mouth and nose and help prevent contact with droplets and … Read more

Research indicates face masks do not up body temperature during exercise in the heat

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During the research, participants walked for at least 60 minutes in a 90°F (32°C) environment at exercise levels of low to moderate Exercising in the heat with a face mask on does not increase the body temperature or heart rate during exercise, a new paper published in Sports Health reveals. At least four types of … Read more

CDC: Proper Double-Masking Raises COVID Protection

Feb. 10, 2021 — Wearing a tight-fitting surgical mask, or doubling up on masks, can significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission and slow the spread of new, more contagious strains, according to a CDC report released Wednesday. Researchers found that if two people are both wearing surgical masks that are knotted and tucked flush to the … Read more

China controls medical supplies, in this outbreak and the next


BEIJING: Alarmed at China’s stranglehold over supplies of masks, gowns, test kits and other front-line weapons for battling the coronavirus, countries around the world have set up their own factories to cope with this pandemic and outbreaks of the future. When the outbreak subsides, those factories may struggle to survive. China has laid the groundwork … Read more