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Where Are All the Masks?

As the health care system strains to accommodate the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus outbreak, many medical professionals on the front lines do not have adequate protection. Some are reusing masks and gloves. Without proper covering, every new visit might prove fatal, especially for older physicians and their families. And already, dozens of health care workers across … Continued

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Can wearing a face mask protect you from the new coronavirus?

Can wearing a face mask protect you against the new coronavirus? If it’s a regular face mask and not surgical grade, the answer is no, Dr. Bruce Eisenberg, M.D. F.A.C.P., a primary care specialist at The Medical Group of South Florida in Jupiter. Surgical grade masks and more specialized mask, known as an N95 respirator, … Continued

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