Vaccinated Americans can now go maskless in these situations, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they … Read More

Coronavirus restrictions in U.S. spark escalating protests, threats against officials

Arguments over mask requirements and other restrictions have turned ugly in recent days as the deadly coronavirus surge across the U.S. engulfs small and medium-size cities that once seemed safely … Read More

Biden to immediately ask Americans for 100 days of wearing masks after swearing-in

Joe Biden said Thursday that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president, stopping just short of the … Read More

As Trump returns to campaigning, Fauci says U.S. coronavirus cases ‘in a bad place’

As U.S. President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since disclosing he contracted the coronavirus this month, top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said the United States faced … Read More

Coronavirus: 3M to make N95 masks in Brockville after agreement with federal, Ontario governments

TORONTO — The federal and Ontario governments have secured an agreement with 3M that will see it produce N95 masks at a Brockville, Ont., facility. A spokesman for Ontario’s minister … Read More

COVID-19: Doctors say wearing masks in crowded outdoor spaces helps prevent spread of coronavirus

With masks becoming mandatory at many indoors spots in Calgary on Aug 1, some doctors are now saying people should also be wearing them more often outdoors amid the ongoing … Read More

Mask debate reaches peak in U.S. Congress after member tests positive for coronavirus

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often … Read More

Trump backs doctor who believes in COVID-19 cure and ‘demon sperm’

Dr. Stella Immanuel, one of the “very respected doctors” who backed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s disproven theory about hydroxychloroquine, also believes that dream sex with demons will make you sick. Immanuel … Read More

3 of 4 Americans want masks to be mandatory amid coronavirus pandemic: poll

Three out of four Americans, including a majority of Republicans, favor requiring people to wear face coverings while outside their homes, a new poll finds, reflecting fresh alarm over spiking … Read More

Vancouver protesters rally against masks, though experts say they slow spread of COVID-19

Several dozen people gathered at Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza for a protest against mandatory mask policies on Sunday. British Columbia does not have any regulations requiring mandatory masks in public … Read More

Vancouver protesters rally against masks, but experts say they slow COVID-19

Several dozen people gathered at Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza for a protest against mandatory mask policies. British Columbia does not have any regulations requiring mandatory masks in public places, however … Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia governor sues Atlanta mayor, council over mandatory mask rule

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta’s mayor and city council to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to … Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia governor voids mandatory mask orders for 15 cities, counties

Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp is explicitly banning Georgia’s cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public places. He voided orders on Wednesday that at least 15 local … Read More

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns for ‘wear a mask!’ PSA on coronavirus

Consider the following: Bill Nye is so fed up with people rejecting face masks that he came out of retirement for a new “Science Guy” video about the benefits of … Read More

Trump touts U.S. job gains as coronavirus cases hit record highs

U.S. President Donald Trump at a press briefing on Thursday celebrated a government report showing the country gained 4.8 million jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 per cent … Read More

Face shields are easier to talk in, but are they safer than masks?

Face shields may not be commonplace in all public spaces just yet, but as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, more Canadians are considering the plastic protective face wear. Plastic face … Read More

WHO recommends wearing masks in public, in updated guidelines

By Kate Kelland Reuters Posted June 5, 2020 11:37 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization (WHO) updated … Read More

Biden calls Trump ‘a fool’ for appearing to mock mask use amid coronavirus pandemic

Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who … Read More

Summer heat, humidity will be a problem when wearing COVID-19 masks outdoors: experts

Soaring temperatures and thick humid air can cause breathing difficulties for a number of people as summer approaches each year. Add a cloth face mask to the equation and those … Read More

Coronavirus: Customers without masks can be refused service, experts agree

If you were hoping to get out of putting on a face mask to visit stores and other businesses demanding customers wear one, think again. Experts agree with remarks Ontario … Read More

British Columbia’s top doctor recommends non-medical masks in some scenarios

B.C.’s provincial health officer has joined her federal counterparts in officially recommending the use of non-medical masks in certain situations. “It is something that we should get used to,” said … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadian doctors unsure when they’ll see newly arrived masks

Even as planeloads of supplies to protect Canada’s medical workers arrive, many primary-care physicians say they are in the dark about when they’re going to get what they need to … Read More