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If no one else is wearing a mask, should you?

National Geographic
March 24, 2022
Once Hawaii drops its mask mandate later this week, no state in the United States will require everyone to wear a mask indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Yet in many supermarkets, office buildings, movie theaters, and other indoor locations, some people are still masking up. But if only half, or a few, or nobody else is doing so, does the mask offer the wearer sufficient protection?

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Color Code podcast launched

March 23, 2022
STATnews has launched a powerful eight-episode podcast by Nicholas St. Fleur (@SciFleur) called Color Code which explores the intersection of racism and medicine.

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People with ‘medium COVID’ are caught in a gray area of recovery with little support

March 20, 2022
Waves of fatigue. The inability to smell milk that has gone bad. A racing heartbeat. These are just a few COVID-19 symptoms that can linger after an initial coronavirus infection. Though they may not always amount to the debilitating cases of long COVID-19 that can leave people bedridden or unable to perform daily functions, it’s very common to take weeks to fully recover — a condition I’ve been thinking of as “medium COVID.”

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