Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

Cloth masks may look better, but they don’t work better in thwarting spread of Covid-19

Cloth masks have been shown to be effective at stopping small particles, but they are highly unlikely to provide as much protection as surgical masks.

Imposing night curfews to fight Covid absurd, real crackdown should be on maskless crowds

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More people in masks day after govt announces hike in fine, say Delhi officials

ThePrint visits Connaught Place and Lajpat Nagar market to see impact of Delhi govt hiking fine for not wearing masks to Rs 2,000. Many residents welcome the move, but others call it 'open loot'.

Not wearing masks in Delhi will cost you Rs 2,000 as Kejriwal govt hikes fine amid Covid surge

CM Kejriwal also chaired an all-party meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss Covid-19 situation in Delhi where cases and deaths have registered an increase in recent days.

Cloth masks highly effective Covid prevention for wearer, others — top US health body

CDC says multi layered cloth masks can block up to 50-70% of aerosols, blocks most large droplets and helps reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer.

Should you wear masks during exercise? ICMR chief says yes, doctors, coaches disagree

ICMR chief Balram Bhargava stated at a briefing that masks should be worn even during exercise, but doctors and coaches say this can hinder airflow and also elevate heart rate.

Wear masks while exercising, says ICMR chief — his own ministry advises otherwise

ICMR director general Balram Bhargava says emerging data shows that masks don’t alter blood oxygen levels and so should be worn while exercising & walking.

Swiss cheese model — a combination of ‘interventions’ experts are suggesting to combat Covid

According to the Swiss cheese model, no intervention is 100% effective but multiple layers of interventions can make up for individual deficiencies.

Being outdoors doesn’t mean you’re safe from Covid

Think of the coronavirus like a sexually transmitted disease – everyone claims to behave safely, but do you really know where they’ve been?

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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