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Can an N95 face mask protect you from catching the new coronavirus?

By Jessica Hamzelou A man wears a mask near Wuhan, ChinaStringer/Getty Face masks are reportedly selling out in cities across Asia as concerns over the spread of a deadly new coronavirus grow. China’s National Health Commission has deployed masks to healthcare workers responding to the outbreak, and millions of masks have been sent to residents… Read More »

Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust – The New York Times

Racial discrimination has shaped so many American institutions that perhaps it should be no surprise that health care is among them. Put simply, people of color receive less care — and often worse care — than white Americans. Reasons includes lower rates of health coverage; communication barriers; and racial stereotyping based on false beliefs. Predictably,… Read More »