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

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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 […]