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Boston Mayor Walsh: Everyone Wear a Mask When Leaving Home

People across Massachusetts started wearing masks in public in noticeable numbers Saturday, adjusting to the latest aspect of the new COVID-19 normal a day after new federal guidance recommended “simple cloth face coverings” in public settings. The Centers for Disease Control said cloth face coverings could ‘slow the spread of …

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To Wear or Not to Wear a Mask

By Michael Rocha, MD New Bedford, Massachusetts – In a well-meaning effort to fight COVID-19, there is a lot of information and even more opinion circulating about the use and effectiveness of various masks. The controversies can be confusing. Guidelines have wavered and different countries have adopted a spectrum of …

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