Tag: masks

More evidence of masks working, or not

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By Kevin Roche Thanks to Youyang Gu on Twitter.  As I have said, better to use mask wearing behavior than mask mandates, although there likely is a correlation between the two.  Pretty clear the COVID-19 virus doesn’t care about masks…

More mask nonsense

woman holding face mask

By Kevin Roche This is my very least favored topic.  But I keep reporting on stuff relating to it because we keep hearing garbage that has nothing to do with science or data and everything to do with emotion and…

A new normal?

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By Kevin Roche A few observations, not much ranting, so rated CV-OE (okay for everyone). First, I am going to give you a little information about the blog and its reception. This was a sleepy little health research, policy and…

10 tips for in-person early voters in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period began on Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 31. The State Board of Elections offers the following 10 tips for early voters: Voters may cast a ballot at any…

The great debate: To wear or not to wear?

by Andy Taylor Raleigh, NC – It’s trite to say the country is divided. It’s a presidential election year and the racially charged protests over police conduct ended whatever fleeting moment of national unity there was in the age of coronavirus.…

Do masks prevent viral infection?

by Taylor Kish Pittsboro, NC – No.  I’ve seen so many masks worn improperly (e.g. poor fitting, wrong kind). Coronavirus can attach to our eyeballs, hands, skin, hair, clothing. The coronavirus is less than one micron. Coronavirus can float right…