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New CDC Study Finds Majority of Those Infected with COVID-19 ‘Always’ Wore Masks – California Globe

Once again it appears there are conflicting facts, data and plenty of opinions about the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent contracting the Coronavirus.

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Once again it appears there are conflicting facts, data and plenty of opinions about the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent contracting the Coronavirus.
In addition to causing “maskne” and skin infections on the face and around the mouth, persistent coughing, “mask mouth,” and respiratoryillnesses including lung infections, it turns out that most everyone infected with COVID-19 “always” wore masks, according to a newly published study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Study: Plastic Baby Bottles Shed Microplastics When Heated. Should You Be Worried? – NPR

The implications for a child’s health are not yet known. The study’s authors urge people not to panic — and stress the need for more research.

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A new study shows that plastic baby bottles, when heated or shaken, release microplastics into the liquid.
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Microplastics are tiny fragments of plastic, often too small for the eye to see. They’re created as plastic degrades.
And they’re everywhere.
They’re in oceans, thanks to plastic garbage. They’re in fish. They find their way into the water we drink in various ways, from surface runoff and wastewater effluent to particles deposited from the atmosphere…

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One DuPage school district returning to all-remote while others hang on as virus case counts rise – Chicago Daily Herald

At least one major school district is reverting to fully remote learning for two weeks in response to rising COVID-19 case rates in DuPage County, while several…

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At least one major school district is reverting to fully remote learning for two weeks in response to rising COVID-19 case rates in DuPage County, while several others say they’ll keep schools open.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 will temporarily switch to online-only instruction starting Wednesday. The setback comes two weeks after it became one of the first school systems in the county to bring all students back to classrooms for hybrid learning.
While the county health department is now recomme…

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Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 200 new cases reported Monday, no new deaths – Anchorage Daily News

More than a quarter of the new cases, 52, were reported in Fairbanks, where outbreaks have been reported at a prison and a Pioneer Home.

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The state on Monday reported 200 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths, according to the Department of Health and Social Services COVID-19 dashboard.
State data shows that 67 Alaskans have died with COVID-19 since the pandemic began…

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