March 31, 2020 Update

TO WEAR OR NOT TO WEAR – Every expert opinion you’ve heard about wearing masks is right

March 27, 2020

By Michael J. Coren, Climate reporter

Should you wear a mask to stop the coronavirus? It’s a fraught question. Depending on where you live, the act risks social censure, accusations of selfishness, and perhaps the infection itself. No one wants to say they don’t know.

The Post’s View Opinion

Let health workers have the medical gear. But we should all start covering our faces.

March 31, 2020   By Editorial Board

EARLY IN the coronavirus crisis, many public health officials insisted that masks could not protect the public from covid-19. But that thinking is increasingly in question. People should be encouraged to cover their faces — responsibly.

Governors plead for medical equipment from federal stockpile plagued by shortages and confusion

March 31, 2020   

By  Toluse Olorunnipa, Josh Dawsey, Chelsea Janes, Isaac Stanley-Becker

Some states are receiving what they requested while others come up short, prompting frustration among state officials who see a byzantine and unsteady distribution system.


Five ways the federal government can help health-care professionals get critical gear

March 30, 2020    By Elissa Slotkin

The coronavirus pandemic is a generational event. Much as our firefighters, paramedics and police officers ran toward the flames on 9/11 while crowds ran away from the twin towers, today our nurses, doctors and first responders are running toward the crisis. As most Americans shelter at home, our health-care workers are on the front lines — and too many are heading into battle without proper gear.

Chronic Illness 

10 Fashionable Face Masks People With Chronic Illness Recommend

March 20, 2020    By Paige Wyant

Many people may wear face masks to help protect against dust or hazardous airborne particles — especially if they live or work in an environment where pollution, chemicals and irritants are commonplace. During flu season, some may also choose to wear masks to help prevent the transmission of bacteria and viruses.

CIO Journal       

With Medical Equipment in Short Supply, 3-D Printing Steps Up in Coronavirus Crisis 

March 31, 2020   By Sara Castellanos and Agam Shah

Health-care workers are 3-D printing face masks and nasal swabs needed for Covid-19 testing


U.S. Reviews Guidance on Masks to Fight Coronavirus as Europe Embraces Their Use 

March 31, 2020  By Drew Hinshaw

New evidence of asymptomatic transmission supports Asian practice: To make infected people wear masks, make everybody wear one.

NBC Access Hollywood   

A-List Designers Lend Fashion Skills To Make Quarantine Masks

March 30, 2020

Fashion designers never expected their next big style statement would be medical masks. With a shortage of supplies due to the coronavirus pandemic, Michael Costello, who has created looks for Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears, and Randy Shrier, owner of famed LA boutique Trashy Lingerie, share how they’re using their skills in a whole new way to give back. 

NBC Access Hollywood   

Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson And More Stars Wear Face Masks Amid Coronavirus Fears

February 26, 2020

Celebrities aren’t taking chances with the Coronavirus concerns and they’re proudly wearing face masks for protection. Gwyneth Paltrow just shared a photo of herself on a flight to Paris where she showed off her mask captioning the post with, “I’ve already been in this movie. Stay safe. Don’t shake hands. Wash hands frequently.” But she’s not the only star donning face mask, Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez, Brody Jenner and more are wearing them while traveling. The CDC recently warned that the Coronavirus could case “severe disruptions in the US.”

Coronavirus government response updates: Fauci says masks for all under ‘very active consideration’

March 31, 2020   By Libby Cathey

Fauci said the coronavirus task force will discuss facial coverings today.

Rationing of high-demand goods, shoppers in masks and reminders to keep your distance. This is the brave new world of pandemic shopping.

March 31, 2020   By LAUREN ZUMBACH

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