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Study Of Face Masks Finds One Type That’s Worse Than No Mask At All – Gothamist

The new study comes as the pandemic has spawned a new industry of washable cloth and designer face masks.

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A Duke university study of 14 different types of face masks by scientists has yielded some surprising findings about the efficacy of different face coverings, while also undermining the assertion that any mask or face covering is better than none.
In a test, researchers found that speaking into some masks, particularly a neck fleece or gaiter often worn by runners, actually dispersed the largest droplets of potential virus into small droplets. The study examined the degree to which masks blocke…

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WHO says the coronavirus is killing about 50,000 people a week: ‘That is not where we want to be’ – CNBC

“The energy has not gone out of this pandemic,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies program, warned Friday.

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The World Health Organization warned Friday that the coronavirus is “not going away,” noting that it’s still killing about 50,000 people a week. 
“That is not where we want to be,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said of Covid-19 deaths during a news conference at the agency’s Geneva headquarters. “It’s not where the Northern Hemisphere wants to be going into the winter season. It’s not where developing countries want to be with their health services u…

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New York City bus driver knocked out by passenger he told to wear a mask | TheHill – The Hill

A New York City bus driver was reportedly knocked out by an unmasked rider after he reminded…

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A New York City bus driver was reportedly knocked out by an unmasked rider after he reminded the passenger to wear a face covering on public transit. 
Anthony Reid says that a group of passengers complained on his last run in Brooklyn one night in July that a fellow rider was not wearing a face mask. After Reid, 62, pulled over and called the man out, he said that everything went dark. 
It was a calm exchange with him, but then he just knocked me out cold, Reid told The New York Times in an in…

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3 more COVID-19 deaths as state adds record daily number of cases – Billings Gazette

Another 224 COVID-19 cases and three more COVID-19-related deaths were reported Friday morning in Montana.

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Roosevelt with 25 (87 active)
Gallatin with six (47 active)
Lewis and Clark with five (22 active)
Glacier with four (27 active)
Hill with four (27 active)
Jefferson with four (eight active)
Silver Bow with three (65 active)
Toole with three (eight active)
Lake with two (41 active)
Ravalli with two (six active)
Stillwater with two (12 active)
Blaine with one (one active)
Custer with one (17 active)
Fallon with one (one active)
Liberty with one (nine active)
Meagher w…

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