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  2. Face masks: what the data say - Nature

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    Face masks are the ubiquitous symbol of a pandemic that has sickened 35 million people and killed more than 1 million. ... who is part of a team that reviewed the evidence for wearing face masks ...

  3. COVID-19 mask use: Advice for community settings - Canada.ca

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    COVID-19: Medical masks and respirators; Face coverings that aren't recommended Face shields. Face shields on their own do not replace masks. A face shield can be worn with a mask for added eye protection. Without a mask, a face shield won't help prevent you or others from being exposed to infectious respiratory particles.

  4. COVID-19: Advice for people who have difficulties wearing a ...

    www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/...

    In general, you should wear a face mask whenever you can. The COVID-19 virus is transmissible by droplets, so face masks are a way we can protect ourselves and each other. Face masks can benefit people who suffer from hay fever by filtering out pollen. If you experience outdoor allergies, keep your face mask clean and regularly washed.

  5. Guidance on wearing face masks | NSW Government

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    Single-use masks are usually pale blue or white medical style masks, also known as surgical masks. Don't use masks with holes or a valve, as you will breathe out the virus if you have COVID-19. The main value of wearing a mask is to protect other people. Buy single-use masks from reputable retail outlets including chemists and supermarkets.

  6. Use and Care of Masks | CDC

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    Some types of masks and respirators may feel different if your child is used to wearing cloth or disposable procedure masks. Parents and caregivers may have questions about NIOSH-approved respirators (such as N95s), and international respirators (such as KN95s and KF94s) for children.

  7. Coronavirus Face Masks FAQs - Hopkins Medicine

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    Can wearing a face mask prevent coronavirus from spreading? Yes. Since the coronavirus can spread through droplets and particles released into the air by speaking, singing, coughing or sneezing, masks are very helpful to prevent the virus from spreading in crowded indoor public places, especially those that contain a mixture of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

  8. Voluntary wearing of face masks in classrooms ‘aligned’ with ...

    mb.com.ph/2022/11/02/voluntary-wearing-of-face...

    The Department of Health (DOH) backed the decision of the Department of Education (DepEd) to make wearing of face masks in classrooms optional. The DOH said that it is aligned with the national government’s policy on mask wearing. “The DOH defers policy decisions to the DepEd with regard to the ...

  9. 8 Side Effects of Wearing Face Masks — Eat This Not That

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    "Wearing a face mask makes the exhaled air go into the eyes," wrote Antonio I. Lazzarino, Medical Doctor and Epidemiologist, of the University College London, in a letter to the journal BMJ about the side effects of face masks. "This generates an uncomfortable feeling and an impulse to touch your eyes.

  10. Why are World Cup players wearing strange face masks on the ...

    www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/28/why-are...

    Joško Gvardiol of Croatia wearing a face mask to protect his broken nose during a FIFA World Cup 2022 match in Qatar. ... but the strange face masks popping up on World Cup pitches in Qatar are ...

  11. Guidance for Face Coverings - California

    www.cdph.ca.gov/.../guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx

    Our recently published case-control study conducted in California from February 18 to December 1, 2021 demonstrated that consistently wearing a face mask or respirator in indoor public settings reduces the risk of acquiring SARS-CoV-2 infection. . Masks also remain a critical component for protecting those that are most vulnerable in our ...