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Former HHS official applauds ‘data-driven’ easing of CDC mask guidance

Former Health and Human Services official Dr. Mario Ramirez cheered President Joe Biden‘s support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s masking updates on Tuesday. “I think the president made the right point today, which is that guidance today is not about politics, it’s a data-driven recommendation that is based on how we see… Read More »

Confusion around Qld mask rule

Queenslanders caught without a face mask will not be fined, in a call which has sparked confusion after the Premier warned anyone not wearing one would cop a $ 200 fine. Instead Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski on Saturday said the police would be taking a more lenient approach, and handing out masks instead of fining… Read More »

Mask mandates lead to lower rates of coronavirus hospitalizations, Vanderbilt researchers find

Areas of Tennessee where residents regularly wear masks in public have seen notably smaller increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations since June, researchers at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine found.  Just over half of Tennesseans, 54%, live in a county that has a mask ordinance in place. Researchers classified hospitals based on the percentage of patients they treat that reside… Read More »

Not Wearing a Mask on These Airlines Could Land You on the No-Fly List

These airlines are not playing around. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a mask pretty much everywhere has become standard these days. Along with face coverings, airlines have amped up their sanitization procedures and are taking new measures to ensure that everyone travels as safe as possible. Passengers are required to wear a face-covering while… Read More »