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The Global Mask Story


By Sadhna Shanker The uncertainty that now governs the COVID pandemic is enormous. Parts of the world are reeling under outbreaks, while others wait and watch with bated breath. And appropriate behaviors are again a part of daily discussions! The unleashing of COVID on the world has led to one near universal change in behavior -...

A third of US should be considering masks, officials say


Washington DC: Covid-19 cases are increasing in the United States — and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking. Increasing numbers of Covid -19 infections and hospitalizations are putting more of the country under guidelines issued by...

Finding positives from the pandemic


Habit of wearing masks and hygiene would go a long way in reducing diseases infection  By Basab Dasgupta It has been a long depressing period of a couple of years with all the news of coronavirus cases, resulting in deaths, lockdowns at home, massive unemployment, economic devastation, and associated fear and paranoia. Now when life is...

Biden Says Ending Mask Mandates is ‘Probably Premature’


Washington DC: Though Covid-19 cases are seeing a decline in the US, it is too soon to end restrictions like mask mandates, President Joe Biden has said. A number of states have dropped mask mandates or set plans in motion to lift mask rules in schools in the coming weeks. But Biden stated that lifting...

Israel lifts outdoor mask mandate, reopens schools


Jerusalem: Israel has lifted a public mask mandate and fully reopened its education system in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions following its mass vaccination drive. All primary and secondary school grades returned to classrooms on April 18, and health officials ended a year-long requirement to wear a mask in public spaces. Masks are still required...

8 Things to Know Before Your Second COVID-19 Vaccine


If you've already received your first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, congratulations — you're well on your way to being protected from the coronavirus. But to be fully immunized, it's critical to get that second shot. Across the country, some people are running into snafus as they try to get their second dose. Winter storms...