Masks

Behind the Mask: A Country Doctor Writes

By HANS DUVEFELT Today I saw a patient I have known for years. He suddenly pulled his mask down and said, “I’d like to know what you think I should do about this”. On his nose was an 8 mm (1/3”) brownish-red flat spot with a crack or scrape through it. “How long have you …

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It takes a pandemic: Mental Health parity may finally have its day!

By EMILY EVANS Emily Evans is the health policy guru at equity research company HedgeEye. She sends out these reports in emails to her clients regularly but (since I asked nicely) she allowed me to publish this one from late last week on THCB. You can catch Emily in person on the “How Much Are These …

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The Story of an American Mask Distributor

By SAURABH JHA Seven weeks before President Trump declared COVID-19 a federal emergency heralding the economic lockdown, Jesse’s customers began cutting their orders. Jesse sells garments and cotton, imported predominantly from India, to wholesalers and retailers, big and small, in malls across the North East corridor.  His business had a good January. December was like …

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Common Household Materials That Can Be Used As COVID-19 Masks

A simple three-layered cotton cloth mask is enough to prevent COVID-19 infection from possible exposure to droplets that may otherwise enter through nose or mouth. Therefore, people do not have to unnecessarily hoard or purchase only surgical masks or N-95 masks for the general use of masks for protection against COVID-19. There are certain guidelines …

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