This Rosh Hashanah we need to respect others - and wear a mask
On Friday night I went to synagogue. My name was on the list. That means that the synagogue had plotted out the number of people able to attend within the guidelines of social distancing. Everyone would be wearing a mask, I was told. In our synagogue, I was told, everyone must wear a mask.Ten minutes in, I left. I had to leave.Someone walked in without a mask. I wasn’t the only one to notice, but I was certainly the only person to look around for an extra mask to give to him. There was none to be found. He should have been told that only mask-wearers were permitted in that synagogue. He should...
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No, putting basil leaves, camphor inside the mask will not purify the air nor it will protect you from Covid-19
Videos making false and misleading claims about masks are getting wide popularity in India. While one video claims that wearing masks is dangerous, others promote ‘herbal masks’ to purify the air we breathe in. All these claims are false.By Varadarajan AnanthakrishnanFace masks are intended to stop the spread of COVID-19 but there is growing misinformation around masks. Various Youtube videos gaining popularity in India list a number of adverse health effects of wearing a mask. Among other things, these videos are promoting “herbal masks” that use herbs and other kitchen ingredients with a cla...
Coronavirus: Another reason for that mask: You'll get less sick
The much-publicized rationale behind wearing a face mask is to protect others from your sprayed droplets.There’s now another good reason: That mask may help you, too.If you’re accidentally infected through the mask, the face coverings can still reduce your risk of falling seriously ill from COVID-19, according to a theory proposed by Dr. Monica Gandhi and Dr. George Rutherford, infectious disease specialists at UC San Francisco.“Masks cut down the amount of viral particles flying around — so if you’re infected, you’ll get a lower dose and less severe symptoms,” said Rutherford. Their paper is ...
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Pope seen with mask and hand sanitizer at weekly audience with public
Pope Francis was seen Wednesday wearing a face mask and using hand sanitizer at at an open-air Vatican event attended by members of the public.The 83-year-old pontiff - normally not seen with personal protection equipment - took off a face mask while getting out of a car at the Cortile San Damaso in the Apostolic Palace.He was there to lead a weekly audience, a regular event that was reopened to the public only last week, after more than six months of restricted access due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.Before the audience, Francis walked around chatting to the public, giving blessings, acc...
Tilda Swinton honoured with Venice Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award
The Doctor Strange star arrived at the Italian event holding a special gold butterfly mask, which she held in front of her face to comply with coronavirus safety protocols, as festival bosses honoured her with their Lifetime Achievement gong.The thrilled 59 year old received the famous winged lion statue from Cate Blanchett, who is serving as the festival's jury head."Cinema is my happy place, my true motherland. Its fellowship is my heart's family tree," Swinton began her emotional speech. "The names on the list of those awarded this honour, meanwhile, they are the names of my masters. They'r...
After PNP warning, lawyer vows to wear mask, shield
After PNP warning, lawyer vows to wear mask, shieldEmmanuel Tupas(The Philippine Star) – August 30, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — After getting a stern warning from the Philippine National Police (PNP), lawyer Lorenzo Gadon yesterday promised to wear a face mask and a face shield in public.However, Gadon insisted he is only putting on an act as he still does not believe that wearing personal protective equipment is necessary against COVID-19.“Hindi ako naniniwala diyan pero magsusuot ako, pakitang tao,” he told reporters in a Viber message.The PNP has ordered an investigation on Gadon af...
Wear a mask or be fined
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Saturday implored nationals to wear masks covering their noses and mouths as the government announced that it would continue to implement all the measures outlined two weeks ago to curb the significant spread of the coronavirus (COVId-19).Rowley told a news conference that as of Monday, the wearing of the mask would become mandatory and according to the amendment to the existing Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which would be passed by both houses of parliament on Saturday, they face a fine from as low as TT$1,000 (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) for the first...
LG to present a new air-purifying smartmask
In the run-up to this year's IFA tradeshow in Berlin, which is set to run September 3-5, LG has announced that it will be presenting a wearable smartmask that filters air pollution and may also eliminate germs and viruses.The air-purifying mask is equipped with two H13 HEPA filters, which can be removed and replaced as needed. In fact, when this is the case, the mask sends a notification directly to the wearer's smartphone via the LG ThinQ mobile application.With the new mask, LG claims that its customers will be comfortably able to breathe air that is clean and healthy for a period of up to e...
Take off your financial mask and become financially empowered – opinion
One of the most frustrating aspects of the requirement to wear masks in public is that it becomes very hard to recognize people. In the last few weeks, I have received calls and emails from friends who said they saw me in a certain place and I didn’t respond to their head nod or wave. About a month ago, a client who I hadn’t seen in person for a few year, walked into my office wearing a mask. She was in town and decided to pop over and say hi. I literally had no idea who it was. I apologized profusely and explained that with the mask “I just am not 100% sure who you are.” She gave me her name ...
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Keep your mask on - IATA
Dubai: Passengers catching a flight in the coming weeks and months will need to have their faces covered right through the journey, warns an airline industry grouping.It comes after a few cases of on-board incidents turning violent as these travelers refused instructions on face coverings, “resulting in costly and extremely inconvenient diversions to offload these passengers,” IATA (International Air Transport Association) notes.“This is a call for common sense and taking responsibility,” Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director-General and CEO. “The vast majority of travellers understand the impo...