Some face protection is better than none

At first, we were advised to leave the face masks to the healthcare professionals, and while it’s true that our doctors and nurses should be first in line for the medical-grade face protection, the CDC is now saying everybody should wear a mask, even if it’s homemade.

Though the exact date of when doctors began using face masks is unknown, one of the first documented accounts of surgical mask use for the prevention of infections was in 1897 by Jan Mikulicz-Radecki, a Polish doctor whose name ...

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