Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the schools: How the Delta variant invaded an elementary school classroom

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the schools: How the Delta variant invaded an elementary school classroom

“An unvaccinated elementary schoolteacher infected with the highly contagious Delta variant spread the virus to half of the students in a classroom, seeding an outbreak that eventually infected 26 people, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Sabrina Imbler and Emily Anthes write for The New York Times. “The […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) with masks and vaccine: How are you thinking about this right now?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) with masks and vaccine: How are you thinking about this right now?

The new masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has sent parts of the United States into a tailspin. Many people have been wearing masks for many many months as a sign of 1) belief in the science that they make us all safer, 2) I am not a Trump supporter, 3) My mask […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and masks: An update on mask-wearing from the experts

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and masks: An update on mask-wearing from the experts

Expert wisdom on mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic is changing, again, with the appearance of new variants of the Covid virus. A little under a year ago, as Covid first began sweeping the globe, experts presented divided opinions on wearing a face mask. (You may view ClearHealthCost’s early coverage on mask-wearing here.) While some encouraged […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) masks: To wear or not to wear?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) masks: To wear or not to wear?

(Updated April 9) Coronavirus (COVID-19) masks: Should or shouldn’t healthy people wear face masks when outside to protect both themselves and others? In the last few weeks, the number of people wearing face masks when out in public seems to have exploded. With emerging reports from official health organizations now recommending the use of face […]