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Canada

No mandatory masks in Ontario schools this fall, education ministry says | CBC News

Masks will not be mandatory in Ontario schools this September, the province’s education ministry says. In an email to CBC Toronto on Monday, the ministry said most health and safety requirements for the upcoming school year will remain unchanged from the end of the 2021-22 school year, which includes the voluntary use of masks.  “The government […]

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Gaming

Skyrim mod turns Dragon Priest masks into cursed JJBA cosplay

A new Skyrim mod inspired by the Stone Masks of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure turns the Dragon Priest masks into cursed JJBA cosplay. The overhaul to the RPG game system turns the masks from simple equippable pieces of armour into powerful, dangerous artifacts that bind to the wearer and imbue them with the spirits of the […]

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Gaming

Apple no longer requires most corporate employees to wear masks | Engadget

Apple will no longer require corporate employees to wear masks at “most locations,” according to an internal email from the company’s COVID-19 response team seen by The Verge. “We are writing to share an update to our current protocols,” the email reads. “In light of current circumstances, wearing a face mask will no longer be […]

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Science

الوكالة الوطنية للإعلام – Environment, Public Health Ministries remind citizens to wear masks to avoid any potential health issues resulting from inhaling dust due to silos partial collapse

NNA – The Ministries of Environment and Public Health, on Sunday, reminded citizens of their guidelines issued a few days ago, to be followed in the event of the collapse of the Beirut Port silos, which is likely to affect the area closest to the site (500m radius) by dense amounts of air dust and […]

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Science

New Face Mask Material Can Capture And Deactivate Coronavirus Particles

The COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over, but as time goes on, scientists are learning more and more about the virus – and the various ways that we can protect against it, including new and improved face masks.   A new membrane-based respiratory mask developed by researchers can capture and deactivate SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins as […]

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Entertainment

Comic-Con is back, masks and all, as fantasy streaming projects take center stage

While movies remain a centerpiece, this year streaming and linear TV will cast a larger shadow over the four-day convention that officially begins July 21, reflecting both the major-league bets made by streamers in the hunt for subscribers and the way the balance of power has subtly shifted in their direction as the film industry […]

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UK

‘Bring back masks to save NHS from surge in Covid’, experts warn

They also urged ministers to “stop gaslighting the public” and be honest about the intense strain on services that are allegedly closer to breaking point than at any other stage in the past half-century. A joint editorial from the editors of two eminent UK medical journals blamed the situation on a decade of underfunding, failure […]

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Travel

PSA: CDC Still Recommends Masks For Travel Where Covid Is Spreading Fastest

Much of the U.S. is now seeing high levels of Covid-19 infection. CDC When a federal judge in Florida struck down the federal transportation mask mandate in April, airlines and airports dropped their mask-wearing policies faster than you can say “omicron variant.” But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention never dropped its recommendation that […]

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World

Covid horror: WHO chief calls for return of masks as pandemic ‘nowhere near over’

Earlier this week, health minister Lord Kamall said that the Government was focussing on bringing the backlog down, but added: “If it gets to a point where it is affecting the backlog then clearly measures may well have to be introduced.” Government statistics show that, in England, there has been a steady rise in cases […]

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Entertainment

Yellowstone Requires Masks Based on COVID-19 Status of Wyoming Counties

There may or may not be a mask mandate in effect during your next visit to Yellowstone National Park – it all depends on the COVID-19 situation in northwest Wyoming. While American life has mostly returned to something like a “pre-pandemic normal,” COVID-19 is still a health risk throughout the United States. Three of the […]