You may need to start wearing better face masks

New coronavirus variants spread more easily than earlier versions of the virus. That means you may need to upgrade your face mask, experts say. What does that mean? Many experts are recommending people wear fitted surgical masks, a cloth mask over a surgical mask, multi-layer cloth masks with a non-woven filter, or a well-fitted N95 […]

The places where Americans aren’t wearing masks

Wearing a mask should be second nature to you at this point. (Pixabay/) Follow all of PopSci’s COVID-19 coverage here, including the truth about herd immunity, advice for pregnant women, and a tutorial on making your own mask. After roughly a year of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to press on. New variants from Brazil, South […]

100 days of wearing masks could make an enormous difference in the pandemic

The more people mask up, the larger these strides will be. Still, even an incremental boost in the number of people who consistently wear masks would have an impact. (Pexels /) Last week, President-elect Joe Biden said that he will ask everybody in the nation to wear masks for the first 100 days after he […]

Wearing a cloth face mask protects you and others from getting COVID-19, CDC says

Cloth face masks offer two-way protection, benefitting both the wearer and those around them, according to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Previously, the CDC had emphasized the role of cloth face masks in blocking the release of infectious virus particles when the wearer coughs, sneezes or talks, thus protecting […]