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Covid-19: Portugal is not considering waiving the use of a mask for vaccinees
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Covid-19: Portugal is not considering waiving the use of a mask for vaccinees

Portugal is not considering exemption from the use of a mask by vaccinated persons, this Saturday, the Secretary of State Assistant and Health, Lacerda Sales. We made the decision, even after vaccination, to keep the mask, maintain distance and, therefore, maintain the guidelines of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) ”, said António Lacerda Sales, in Caldas da Rainha, considering that there is no “Still scientific robustness in what is the possibility of transmissibility [do vírus], namely in asymptomatic patients ”. The United States announced on Thursday that it will end the mandatory use of masks for vaccinated people, including in some closed environments, due to the favorable evolution of the fight against the pandemic. ...
CDC says fully vaccinated people don’t always need to wear a mask outdoors
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CDC says fully vaccinated people don’t always need to wear a mask outdoors

It is not necessary to wear a mask in outdoor activities - regardless of whether the person is vaccinated or not - as long as people are alone or with family members or other elements of their bubble, says the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) States, also announcing that fully vaccinated people can safely gather outdoors, in small groups and without a mask. The new guidance is part of an update by the agency on the safest activities for Americans who have not yet been vaccinated and for those who are already fully vaccinated, that is, who took the second dose of the vaccine at least two weeks ago. "Last year, we spent a lot of time telling Americans what they can't do, what they shouldn't be doing", CDC dir...
Two men refuse to wear a mask and engage in clashes safely
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Two men refuse to wear a mask and engage in clashes safely

Two men were involved in confrontations with a security guard from the private company of Central de Camionagem, in Guimarães. The scene of violence took place on Friday and images are circulating on social media. The men were said to be trying to enter the bus station without a mask and were confronted by officials and a private security company watchman. One of the people who appears in the images is a former inmate. The Directorate-General for Reinsertion and Prison Services clarifies "that it is aware of the images that run on social networks, in which it is recognizable an ex-prisoner (released in the end of his sentence) from the prison in Guimarães" and adds that " of disorder on the public road are the responsibility of the crimi...
Because he should put on a mask: Kölner (50) shows a Hitler salute and shocks with a Nazi slogan
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Because he should put on a mask: Kölner (50) shows a Hitler salute and shocks with a Nazi slogan

Cologne - From a verbal point of view, this control has gotten completely out of control. On Friday afternoon (April 23), a man was noticed at Cologne-Mülheim train station who was traveling without a mask. The corresponding control then resulted in the man showing the Hitler salute and shocking many people present with a Nazi slogan.Cologne: man shows Hitler salute in the train station50-year-old shocked with Nazi sayingKölner was traveling without a maskAt around 3:30 p.m., the 50-year-old was noticed in the train station in Mülheim because, despite the regulations there, he was traveling without a mouth and nose covering. That called a team from the federal police on the scene, which spoke to the man and asked to put on a mask to protect yourself and others from infection with the...
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There's a Right And Wrong Way to Double Mask, New Study Has Found

Sometimes, wearing two masks is better than one. Dr. Anthony Fauci has endorsed wearing two masks for a firm and comfortable fit, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found double masking can improve protection by about 50 percent.  However, double masking may not be necessary if you already have a well-fitted mask, found a recent study published as a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine.Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tested several mask combinations on volunteers, from a single cloth mask to doubled-up surgical masks. They found that wearing a full-coverage mask, such as a bandanna or gaiter, over a surgical mask provided the best filtration."[This] leads us to understand that double masking is most effective because of the im...
Your Mask Might Also Shield You From Allergies
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Your Mask Might Also Shield You From Allergies

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a silver lining to having to strap a mask across your face when you go out in public: That mask may also help guard against severe spring allergies, an expert says.Many patients with spring allergies are doing well this season because they're spending more time indoors and wearing a mask when they go outside, said Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, an associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham."A study that came out in 2020 showed that allergic rhinitis [hay fever] symptoms among nurses had been significantly reduced with face mask usage during the COVID-19 pandemic," Cho said in a university news release.Any type of face covering can significantly reduce the pollens and allergens that ...