What kind of COVID mask was Nick Saban wearing?

News of Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s positive COVID-19 test result on Wednesday put scrutiny on the most visible aspect of his personal routine to avoid the virus – his mask.

According to Andrews Sports Medicine, Saban wears a SHEMA97 Functional Active Mask, which goes for less than $15 online.

According to the company, the mask uses nano fabric technology and a micro dustproof fabric with a 97.1% fine dust filter rate, filtering particles down to 1 micron. It has three layers that are sewn together into one.

Alabama is one of several SEC teams, including Auburn, which uses the mask, which was designed in part by Dana Marquez, associate athletics director of equipment operations at Auburn University. Marquez helped design the mask along with the North American Group, based in Atlanta. The mask is manufactured by SHEMA, a South Korean company that has been making masks for years.

Marquez said

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Utah adopting mask ‘requirements,’ limits on public gatherings

From staff reports, The Spectrum & Daily News
Published 3:33 p.m. MT Oct. 13, 2020


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert puts on a mask that came off a plane filled with personal protective equipment at the Delta Hanger Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the Salt Lake International Airport. Herbert and other public officials announced a new plan to combat COVID-19, including face mask “requirements” and other measures, in an announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP)

Utah is implementing a limited form of mask mandates to combat COVID-19, although it will be left up to local law enforcement agencies to decide whether to enforce them, Gov. Gary Herbert and others announced on Tuesday.

After weeks of surging coronavirus cases and deaths, Herbert introduced a new tiered “Transmission Index” that will be used to place each Utah county into one of three levels of alert — high, moderate

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Disdainful Mark Meadows Refuses Reporter Request To Put On His Face Mask

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows refused to wear his face mask while speaking to reporters Monday outside the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Meadows has spent several days in close proximity to President Donald Trump, who is reportedly also refusing to wear a mask in the White House even though he was diagnosed with COVID-19 just over 10 days ago.

Meadows’ exposure to Trump since the president was discharged from Walter Reed hospital could make him a strong candidate for contracting COVID-19 and possibly being infectious. Meadows last tested negative for the coronavirus a week ago, NBC News reported.

Before speaking to journalists in the hallway during a break in the hearing, Meadows pulled a microphone stand away from them — and removed his face mask. When CNN reporter Kristin Wilson objected, Meadows replied: “I’m more than 10 feet away,”

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Morgan Wallen Slammed for Partying Without Face Mask Ahead of ‘SNL’ Performance

Morgan Wallen Slammed for Partying Without Face Mask Ahead of 'SNL' Performance

The country music singer has landed in hot water for partying without wearing face mask with college kids in Alabama ahead of his scheduled ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance.

Country newcomer Morgan Wallen has come under fire online for partying maskless with college kids in Alabama ahead of his scheduled performance on “Saturday Night Live“.

The singer is booked to make his debut as the musical guest for the iconic comedy show this weekend (10Oct20), but unlike cast and crewmembers, who have been taking social distancing and face covering regulations seriously in order to try and keep the New York set coronavirus-free, Wallen appears to have ignored such concerns.

He was in Tuscaloosa on Saturday (03Oct20) to attend the University of Alabama football team’s game against Texas A&M, and openly got drunk and partied with locals as they celebrated the Crimson Tide’s big win.

Fans filmed

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How do I politely ask someone to wear a mask?

Associated Press
Published 1:21 p.m. ET Oct. 6, 2020

How do I politely ask someone to wear a mask?

Experts say you should make the request discreetly because shaming the person could put them on the defensive.

If they feel violated by the way you approach them, they are much less likely to make a change, said Jan Kavookjian, a behavioral scientist at Auburn University. She said citing local rules or recommendations from health officials could also help in some cases.

“Someone feels less threatened when you say, ‘Here’s what the experts say’,” Kavookjian said.

Public health experts say masks are key to reducing the spread of COVID-19. But asking a stranger to put one on could still result in a volatile situation, since they may not be easily persuaded.

Rather than risk a confrontation, experts say it might be best to steer clear

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‘Epidemiologists Just Want To Vomit’: Twitter Critics Sick About Trump Removing His Mask

Twitter critics were appalled Monday when the first thing President Donald Trump did when he returned to the White House from Walter Reed hospital was to take off his face mask and jam it, frowning, into his pocket.

Trump, who is still considered contagious, had gloated the previous day in a video tweet that he “gets it” now that he has COVID-19. 

No, he doesn’t, a flood of critics shot back.

Many remarked that the president’s breathing appeared labored as he stood at the top of the White House steps before entering and that he was trying not to show it.

Others expressed fears about the risk of contagion Trump now poses to the household staff, his security detail, aides, officials, the press and members of the public he may decide to meet.

“Epidemiologists just want to vomit,” tweeted Dr. Eric Fiegl-Ding, a senior fellow of the Federation of American

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Officials provide context after photos of Utah governor at an event without a mask circulate online, draw criticism

SALT LAKE CITY — After photos shared online appeared to show Gov. Gary Herbert maskless at a party, officials are now providing context to the event.

In multiple social media posts shared over the last few days, people — including former Salt Lake City police officer and founder of Utah Business Revival Eric Moutsos — accuse the governor of breaking his own social distancing and mask-wearing guidance, saying Herbert was at a large party with no masks.

According to Anna Lehndart, communications director for the governor’s office, Herbert attended a “private event” in Springville to honor veterans on Wednesday evening.

“He wore his mask throughout the event until it was his turn to speak,” Lehndart said. “He removed the mask during his remarks, and the group pictured in the video was invited up for a photo immediately afterward.”

Additionally, Lehndart said Herbert did wear a face covering for the majority

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This Viral TikTok Claims a DIY Aspirin Face Mask Can Get Rid of Acne, but Is It Legit?

Photo credit: ironstealth - Getty Images
Photo credit: ironstealth – Getty Images

From Prevention

TikTok is flooded with advice on just about everything, from kitchen hacks to fashion fixes to home decor DIYs. But one user is going viral after she posted a video using an aspirin face mask to get rid of her acne.

Mallory Le, a.k.a. @tellyourdogisayhello, says in the caption of her TikTok that an aspirin mask really helped clear up her skin. “I didn’t have to go on accutane again because of this trick,” she wrote.

In the TikTok, Le breaks down how she makes the mask. She takes two tablets of aspirin, breaks them down with a little water, and spreads the goo on her face. She then leaves it on for three minutes, before rinsing it off and patting her face dry with a towel. “Do this every few days,” she wrote, showing off her clear skin.

Plenty of people

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Scarcity of key material squeezes medical mask manufacturing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rachel Spray is still grieving the loss of her fellow nurse who died after being exposed to the novel coronavirus at Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center. Now, as she stands in front of the gleaming glass and concrete hospital, she says she “dreads going in there” and fears she’ll be next.

That’s because like those in many U.S. hospitals, management is rationing supplies, she says, keeping medical-grade masks under lock and key.

White House officials say U.S. hospitals have all the medical supplies needed to battle the deadly virus, but frontline health care workers, hospital officials and even the Food and Drug Administration say shortages persist. Critical shortfalls of medical N95 respirators — commonly referred to as N95 masks — and other protective gear started in March, when the pandemic hit New York. Pressure on the medical supply chain continues today, and in “many ways things

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Myrtle Beach, SC, extends virus mask mandate

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A South Carolina beach town has renewed its mask mandate. That’s despite coronavirus cases trending downward after a spike linked to the popular tourist destination this summer.

Myrtle Beach has extended through Sept. 30 the July executive order mandating face coverings worn in public places, according to the city’s website.

“This is not the time to stop our efforts,” City Manager John Pedersen said during a City Council meeting Thursday.

In June and July, some coronavirus clusters in other states, including West Virginia and New Jersey, were linked to vacationers and wedding attendees returning from trips to Myrtle Beach. Horry County, which contains Myrtle Beach, also had a spike in cases. Since then, data shows the county has seen a downward trend in case numbers.



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