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Should Your Skin Care Change When You Wear A Mask?

The CDC’s public-health advisory recommends that every American wear a cloth face covering in public to curb the spread of COVID-19. Whether you decide to DIY your own mask using a bandana and elastics, or you buy a mask online, you’ve likely already discovered the uncomfortable side effect of keeping your nose and mouth covered for a prolonged period of time: rashes, chafing, and even breakouts, also known as maskne.

According to NYC-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, the issue lies in the deliberate occlusive nature of a protective mask. It’s something that impacts everyone who wears one, but especially the doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic who have posted selfies of their skin covered in hives, red marks, and even bruises. “Protecting your face with a mask creates a moist, hot environment for your skin, as your breathing is being trapped,” Dr. Zeichner explains. “This can lead

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Georgia school district opens this week with no mask mandate, prompting debate: ‘The risk is real’

Schools in Jefferson, Ga., will resume in-person learning on Friday without a mask mandate despite continual spikes in COVID-19 cases in the state. (Getty Images)
Schools in Jefferson, Ga., will resume in-person learning on Friday without a mask mandate despite continual spikes in COVID-19 cases in the state. (Getty Images)

Summer is far from over, but one small school system in Georgia is preparing to open its doors this week. Jefferson City Schools in Jefferson, Ga., will resume in-person learning on Friday without a mask mandate despite continual spikes in COVID-19 cases in the state. At the same time, other school districts in the state have pushed back school start dates or have scheduled remote learning.

Jackson County, where the school district is located, has 819 confirmed cases of the virus as of Tuesday, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Surrounding areas are also dealing with their own outbreaks. Georgia currently has 175,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.

In an FAQ posted online, the

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A face mask is part of the ‘scamdemic,’ they say. But they’ll be happy to sell you one

Don Caple sells face masks from the Trump Trailer outside Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. <span class="copyright">(Mark Potts / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Don Caple sells face masks from the Trump Trailer outside Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. (Mark Potts / Los Angeles Times)

Don Caple won’t wear a mask.

He doesn’t think they actually stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, and he’s pretty sure mask mandates are a “communistic move” by the government to see how much people are willing to give up their freedom.

But if you’re in the market for a mask, does he have a deal for you. For only $10, he’ll sell you a face mask with a muscly President Trump depicted as a machine-gun-clutching Rambo. Or one with a Trump 2020 campaign slogan. Or one with the coiled rattlesnake from the Gadsden flag and the words “Don’t tread on me” replaced with “Don’t cough on me.”

“They’re a hot-ticket-selling item,” said Caple, who sells masks from a Trump-themed trailer near the famed Cadillac Ranch art installation

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Trump says he’s ‘getting used to’ wearing mask

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’s “getting used to” wearing a mask as he showed off his from the White House briefing room podium.

He’s telling reporters that he has “no problem” wearing one, saying: “I carry it. I wear it… and I’ll continue.”

Trump’s recent comments are a major change in tone for the president, who spent months resisting wearing a mask in public and once suggested they were a political statement against him.

But he told reporters Tuesday that he’s “getting used to the mask” and uses one when appropriate.

Trump then pulled his out of a suit pocket and encouraged the public, saying: “if you’re close together, I would put on the mask.”

Trump’s comments came at the end of the return of his evening briefing, which lasted less than half an hour. Trump appeared alone, with no public health experts appearing.

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Arizona’s rugged individualism poses barrier to mask rules

PHOENIX (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading out of control and Arizona cities beginning just last month to require residents wear masks in public, a few hundred people gathered in Scottsdale to make clear they didn’t approve of the heavy hand of government telling them to cover their faces.

A city councilman, Guy Phillips, came to the podium and ripped off his black face mask, declaring, “I can’t breathe!”

He later insisted his comment was meant to highlight the oppressive nature of masks, not to mock the dying words of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, though Phillips’ words were widely interpreted as racist.

The episode highlights the visceral opposition to government mandates, a fierce individualism that has endured among some in Arizona since the days of the Wild West. The buzz-off attitude is taking on new importance as the state has become one of the

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Keys to restrict booze sales as COVID-19 numbers rise. And defying county mask law is now a crime

Coming to the Florida Keys for the start of spiny lobster season or before school starts?

You’ll soon have to buy alcoholic beverages before 11 p.m. or wait until 7 a.m. the next morning to re-up.

Monroe County will ban the sale of booze from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. from July 24 through Aug. 19, as part of new restrictions meant to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“All the steps that we’re doing, we’re taking so we can limit the transmission of the virus,” said County Mayor Heather Carruthers. “We’re hearing this tends to be at bars and restaurants where people let their guard down.”

Commissioner David Rice, of Marathon, said, “Late at night with alcohol, good things don’t happen. Responsible things don’t happen.”

Masks are now required to be worn outside in public in the city of Key West. A man takes a cigarette break while sitting outside a closed retail shop on Duval Street on July 16, 2020.
Masks are now required to be worn outside in public in the city of Key West. A man takes a cigarette break while
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Gov. tests positive but ‘not thinking about’ mask mandate

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 580,000 people worldwide.

Over 13.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 3.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 136,940 deaths.

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Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.

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Face mask rules will deter shoppers, retailers fear

Retailers have criticised the move to enforce mandatory face coverings in shops, suggesting it may act as a “deterrent” for younger shoppers.

Peter Cowgill, executive chairman of JD Sports, said he was “surprised” by the timing of the Government’s announcement, which he said had come at the “back end” of the pandemic.

Mr Cowgill added he suspected face coverings could act as a “deterrent” for younger customers.

Police chiefs also voiced their concerns with enforcement of the new measures described as “nigh-on impossible”. Ken Marsh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said the situation facing officers was “absolutely absurd”.

It comes as police in England are set to be given new powers to enforce the wearing of face masks in all shops, the Government is set to announce on Tuesday.

The Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 will be amended to allow police to issue fines of up to

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Wear a mask in shops or risk fine

The new policy marks an about-turn on the issue after days of uncertainty. CREDIT: BLOWER - BLOWER
The new policy marks an about-turn on the issue after days of uncertainty. CREDIT: BLOWER – BLOWER

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Shoppers who do not wear a mask risk £100 fine

Mask up – or risk a £100 fine. That is the message to shoppers as the Government announces that face coverings will become mandatory in stores. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will confirm that guidance is being updated to make the wearing of face coverings compulsory in England from July 24, with fines for anyone who fails to adhere to the new rules. The announcement comes after days of confusion in which Boris Johnson, and Michael Gove made apparently contradictory statements about whether face coverings should be mandatory in shops. Confused

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This Dentist’s 60-Second Hack to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better Is Going Viral

When 2020 began, most Americans likely didn’t anticipate a reality in which we’d all be wearing (or should be wearing!) a face mask while out in public. But that’s the reality of life in the age of coronavirus. In some cities and counties, face masks are required in any place where you are not able to safely social distance. 

The facial coverings are, of course, recommended by the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but anyone who’s attempted to wear a surgical mask can tell you that they don’t always fits properly. Enter dentist Olivia Cuid, who shared a 60-second mask hack on her TikTok that is now going viral. 

In the clip, Cuid shows you how to take a standard surgical mask and make it fit your face better—and it’s pretty fantastic. The video has already racked up over 400,000 views for good reason. “In absence of

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