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To mask or not


The flu season was mild this year. Could it be related to widespread mask-wearing, social distancing, reduced social contact, or a higher-than-normal flu vaccination rate? The answer is all of the above.

While some will always refuse a mask, experts say masks are a minimally invasive, safe, cheap and effective way to reduce respiratory transmission of virus and bacteria. According to Time Magazine, when masks were mandated in the U.S., rates of Covid cases and deaths were reduced in 20 days. Masks represent what is known as “source control.”

We are faced with the dilemma of whether t...

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