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Anti-Mask Protesters Cause Backlash Over Anti-Science Stance

Lt. Cmdr. Nevin Yazici demonstrates how to properly fit an N95 respiratory protective device aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort in New York harbor on March 31, 2020.  The N95 mask or any mask must fit tightly against the face to offer protection.  (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman/CC BY 2.0)

Julia Grenoble, Reporter

May 11, 2020

While health experts from all around the world are encouraging people to wear a mask in public settings, many people are pushing back to express their individual rights and beliefs. It is important that people understand the science behind the masks, to comprehend why they are so important. Most scientist...

The Best Materials for DIY Masks, According to Science

Pictured is a three step no-sew method for making a face mask with an old T-shirt published by the CDC.  A DIY face mask is designed to protect those around the wearer from the spread of COVID-19.  (CDC)

Leah Koppenhaver, Sci-Tech Editor

April 10, 2020

After recent suggestions from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that all people utilize universal mask-wearing while in public, many ideas have circulated regarding the best way to create a “DIY” mask.  Materials such as bandanas, t-shirts, pillowcases, vacuum filters, and coffee filters...

Governor Wolf Asks Pennsyvanians to Wear Masks in Public

The above infographic, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, includes instructions on how one can construct a homemade mask for use in the COVID-19 pandemic. Such homemade masks are suggested to be used by Pennsylvania residents whenever they leave their homes. (Pennsylvania Department of Health)

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 7, 2020

In a press conference on April 3, Governor Wolf asked Pennsylvanians to wear masks anytime they leave their homes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The only way we can cut the growth of this virus is to act as if we all have it,” said Wolf.  He warned that masks are not foolpro...

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