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Coronavirus: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?
India

Coronavirus: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?

N95s have a tighter fit to your face than cloth masks and are made with a special material designed to block 95 per cent of harmful particles

Women better at mask wearing than men, Mumbai best performing city with 76.28% mask adherence, finds study
India

Women better at mask wearing than men, Mumbai best performing city with 76.28% mask adherence, finds study

The non-profit think-tank conducted a mask adherence study among different age groups at public places across 11 cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jammu, Delhi, Guwahati, Raipur, Chandigarh, Shimla, Chennai and Pune

'One in three Indians don't carry masks when stepping out'
India

'One in three Indians don't carry masks when stepping out'

The latest survey was conducted by digital community based platform LocalCircles in April and it received more than 25,000 responses from citizens residing in 364 districts of India.

CSIR-NCL, RIL manufacture useful moulded plastic components from COVID-19 PPE waste
India

CSIR-NCL, RIL manufacture useful moulded plastic components from COVID-19 PPE waste

Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a substantial increase in demand for single-use plastic items such as PPE, masks, gloves, etc and their incineration adds to already high pollution levels

Delhi schools to reopen: Staggered lunch breaks, quarantine rooms and more
India

Delhi schools to reopen: Staggered lunch breaks, quarantine rooms and more

Classes from 9 to 12 and colleges will begin from 1 September

Mumbai Police uses ‘Felix Felicis’ reference from Harry Potter to highlight importance of masks
India

Mumbai Police uses ‘Felix Felicis’ reference from Harry Potter to highlight importance of masks

The fans of the Harry Potter film series are commenting and reacting to the social media post in large numbers. In a day, the tweet has got over 15,400 likes and many comments.

A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, photographers talk us through their most defining images of the pandemic
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A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, photographers talk us through their most defining images of the pandemic

A collection of images that defined the year since the 24 March 2020 lockdown, narrated in the voices of photographers who shot them.

COVID-19 in US: Masks not mandatory in Texas anymore; Governor says time to 'open state 100%'
World

COVID-19 in US: Masks not mandatory in Texas anymore; Governor says time to 'open state 100%'

In a speech at the the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Greg Abbott said, "Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills. This must end. It is now time to open Texas 100%."

Wearing two masks offers better protection against COVID-19 than one, CDC finds in limited study
science

Wearing two masks offers better protection against COVID-19 than one, CDC finds in limited study

When both the exhaling and inhaling heads were double-masked, more than 95 percent of the particles were blocked.

People should wear better masks as COVID-19 variants are more contagious advise experts say
science

People should wear better masks as COVID-19 variants are more contagious advise experts say

The best materials for blocking small particles include non-woven polypropylene, which is used to make N95s and many surgical-type masks, and the HEPA filters in planes.

Bigly Yuge: Donald Trump announces national mask mandate after Halloween brainwave
World

Bigly Yuge: Donald Trump announces national mask mandate after Halloween brainwave

'The idea came to the President as he watched Halloween trick or treating between campaign stops in Pennsylvania,' said a White House spokesperson

Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?
Lifestyle

Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?

To broach the topic about the veil meaning something more than a mere clothing choice seems somewhat an exhausting exercise now, one marred by debates that insist upon centralising the hijab as the server of patriarchal functions.

Uber India introduces mask verification selfie for riders as a new safety policy
News & Analysis

Uber India introduces mask verification selfie for riders as a new safety policy

The feature will ensure that the feedback received from drivers is also incorporated in making the platform safer for the next user.

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump's adviser downplaying role of masks in controlling COVID-19
World

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump's adviser downplaying role of masks in controlling COVID-19

Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported

New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland
World

New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing re-election next week, called the reopening a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” response. However, experts warned that an elimination strategy may not be viable in the absence of a vaccine

Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic
World

Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic

The facts of Trump’s experience with coronavirus, including how how quickly it sickened him to the point of requiring intensive medical care, are the best tools to fight the misinformation campaign against COVID-19

Donald Trump is no Superman; he's Superspreader and needs to be shown the door
World

Donald Trump is no Superman; he's Superspreader and needs to be shown the door

When it came to Mother Nature, Trump was not humble, he did not seek national coordination in response to the virus and he did not ground what strategy he had in chemistry, biology and physics, but rather in ideology, politics, markets and an election calendar

No winners in the first Trump-Biden presidential debate but there was a loser: The American voter
World

No winners in the first Trump-Biden presidential debate but there was a loser: The American voter

A chaotic and ill-mannered food-fight that lasted 98 minutes left no one with any idea as to whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump was more deserving of being the next president

As US polls draw near, Joe Biden, in a rarity, attacks Donald Trump from battleground Pennsylvania
World

As US polls draw near, Joe Biden, in a rarity, attacks Donald Trump from battleground Pennsylvania

Playing up his local, middle-class roots, Biden focussed on Trump’s stewardship of the coronavirus, casting the president as a callous leader who cannot empathise with the concerns of most Americans

A new theory asks whether wearing a mask can be a crude COVID-19 ‘vaccine’
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A new theory asks whether wearing a mask can be a crude COVID-19 ‘vaccine’

The age-old concept of deliberately exposing people to a pathogen to generate a protective immune response was first tried against smallpox paved the way for the rise of modern vaccines.