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The 7 Best Materials for Making Your Own Face Mask, Backed by Science


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially recommended that all Americans wear protective masks outside to help curtail the spread of the COVID-19 contagion. Previously, the CDC recommended that only individuals who were sick wear masks, but that was when far less data was available. There was also a serious concern that a run on […]

The FDA Now Says It Will Allow Imports Of KN95 Masks, An Alternative To Scarce N95 Masks

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The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. In a move that could significantly ease national shortages of personal protective equipment, a top Food and Drug Administration official said Thursday that the […]

Javits Center’s Pop-Up Hospital Will Take Covid Cases After All

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The emergency hospital constructed at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan will begin taking Covid-19 patients, rather than serve as an overflow facility only for non-coronavirus patients as previously planned, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said late Thursday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers erected a 2,500-bed hospital in the convention center on Manhattan’s […]

U.S. Doubles Small-Business Loans’ Rate to 1% After Lenders Balk

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The Small Business Administration has bumped up to 1% the interest rate lenders may charge small businesses under a $350 billion U.S. relief program after lenders complained that the previous approved rate of 0.5% was below even their own cost of funds. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza released additional guidelines for the […]