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Should you wear a mask indoors? 7 vaccinated experts share their plans

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Amid new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many fully vaccinated people in the United States have been eager to hang up their masks, while others are still a little hesitant to give up the protective face coverings.

The guidance, which was released in May and said that fully vaccinated people did not need to wear masks or socially distance in indoor settings, has been adopted in most areas, though businesses are allowed to require customers wear masks or follow other safety procedures.

Some have expressed concern about not knowing the vaccination status of strangers, making them hesitant to go maskless.

Source: Should you wear a mask indoors? 7 vaccinated experts share their plans

The people who want to keep masking: ‘It’s like an invisibility cloak’ | US news | The Guardian

More than a year into the pandemic, some people prefer to keep wearing their face mask – even outdoors in public

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco @juliacarriew, Mon 10 May 2021 06.00 EDT

Women wear face masks and sunglasses outdoors in public. Some are reluctant to give up the face covering. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

She’s been fully vaccinated for three weeks, but Francesca, a 46-year-old professor, does not plan to abandon the face mask that she’s come to view as a kind of “invisibility cloak” just yet.

“Maybe it’s because I’m a New Yorker or maybe it’s because I always feel like I have to present my best self to the world, but it has been such a relief to feel anonymous,” she said. “It’s like having a force field around me that says ‘don’t see me’.”

Source: The people who want to keep masking: ‘It’s like an invisibility cloak’ | US news | The Guardian

Vaccinated against COVID? Great; here’s why you should still wear a mask in public. | The Seattle Times

April 26, 2021 at 5:22 am | Updated April 26, 2021 at 8:37 am

A Dala horse statue in Mora, Minn., reminds residents to wear a mask. (Photo for The Washington Post by Tom Peterson).

More than 93 million Americans are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Despite so many invigorated immune systems, the populace still needs to keep wearing masks, public health specialists say.

The country is not yet so protected it can forgo face coverings. Case counts have spiked in some hot spots. Meanwhile, it’s clearer than ever that masks protect wearers as well as those nearby.

“Masks are one of the best interventions that we have to prevent viral transmission from one person to another,” said Lisa Maragakis, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Source: Vaccinated against COVID? Great; here’s why you should still wear a mask in public. | The Seattle Times

How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask | AARP

Solutions for when your specs fog up include special lenses, wipes, sprays and a better-fitting mask

by Peter Urban and Barbara Stepko, AARP, February 26, 2021 | Comments: 163

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En español | Masks are a crucial way to decrease the spread of COVID-19, but these mouth-and-nose coverings cause a few nuisances, including fogged-up eyeglasses.

When it’s cold, your breath puffing up through the top of the mask clouds the lenses, especially when you go from the chilly outside to the warmer indoors and the mask isn’t tight around your face.

The effect is similar to how a hot shower’s steam fogs up a cool bathroom mirror. The easiest, and least expensive, way to ensure that your glasses don’t fog is to wear a snug-fitting mask with a tight seal across the top that prevents your breath from escaping, says Moran Roni Levin, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

But there are other options, including antifog lens coatings, sprays and wipes.

Source: How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask

How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask

Options from companies like Warby Parker and Zenni Optical include antifog spray, wipes and drops. Wearing a snug-fitting mask also helps.

Source: How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports

By Hallie Levine Last updated: February 18, 2021

Some experts suggest doubling up for added protection—but how you do so matters.

With more contagious coronavirus variants spreading, a simple cloth mask might not always be enough. Consumer Reports explains how to upgrade your mask.

More contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 are now spreading in the U.S., with one potentially poised to become the predominant strain in this country by March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports