Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

BREAKING NEWS: Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather without masks or social distancing, new CDC guidelines say The CDC released new guidelines for Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on Monday  People who have received two shots of Moderna or Pfizer or one shot of J&J can meet with other vaccinated people indoors without a mask or social […]

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We might need to keep wearing masks into 2022 to defeat COVID-19

Despite a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and continued success with COVID-19 vaccines, it’s looking likely we will still be wearing masks for some time to come. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s coronavirus czar, said it’s possible masks could be needed until 2022. “I want it to keep going down to a baseline that’s so low there is virtually no […]

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Dr. Fauci Reveals How Long We’ll Need To Keep Wearing Masks

As the vaccine rollout gains traction, there’s finally a glimmer of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel for many Americans who have been living in a virtual stasis for almost a year now. As state restrictions start to loosen, and “normal” activities resume like indoor dining, it’s easy to develop a more lax attitude towards the CDC guidelines […]

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Tight-fitting masks can slash COVID transmission by 95%, CDC says

(HealthDay)—It’s known that face masks help protect against COVID-19 infection, but U.S. health officials said Wednesday that the tighter the mask, the better. In lab experiments, wearing cloth or medical masks close to the face cut COVID transmission by 95%, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These laboratory-based experiments highlight the importance […]

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Masks NOT enough to stop spread of COVID-19 without social distancing

Cloth masks are NOT enough to stop the spread of COVID-19 without social distancing because they let in enough droplets to infect someone standing less than six feet away, study finds Five types of masks were examined: an N95 mask, s surgical mask, a cloth mask, a two-layer cloth mask and a wet two-later cloth mask Each mask was tested […]

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A surgeon shows how he uses a Band-Aid to stop a mask from fogging up his glasses

Dr. Daniel Heiferman, a neurosurgeon, uses a Band-Aid to secure his mask to the bridge of his nose, which prevents glasses fogging and is gentle on sensitive skin.  He likes large Band-Aids and fabric ones, but encourages people to find whatever method to wear masks safe and effectively works for them.  "I can't tell you how frequently I see people […]

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Tatcha's Friends and Family Sale Is Here — and the Skin-Care Deals Are So Good

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tatcha loves surprising us with sales, and we're not mad about it — not one bit. In case you need a shopping pick-me-up, Tatcha is hosting its annual Friends and Family sale to keep […]

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Do neck gaiters really make effective face masks?

The CDC can’t be more clear on the need for face masks. They help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They protect people around us. Masks can reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are used by people in public settings. And when they are used along with other preventive measures like social distancing, hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces, the spread […]

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