• Art Jahnke

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    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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There are 10 comments on University Updates Mask-Wearing Guidance

  1. The CDC updated their recommendation on neck gaiters in December 2020. They concluded gaiters are an effective mode of reducing viral transmission. Please update your guidance to the current CDC recommendation for use of neck gaiters

    1. A lot about the masks doesn’t make sense. I mean Dr Fauci said that they do not provide protection against viruses and that was based on his decades of experience. Then the media got mad at him and he changed his mind. I’ll go with his opinion before he was pressured.

  2. The article linked is based on simulation and the authors rightfully note that “The findings of these simulations should … [not be] interpreted as being representative of the effectiveness of these masks when worn in real-world settings.”

    Masks prevent the spread of respiratory droplets, but they all allow aerosols to escape. It’s not clear that they prevent virus transmission in real-world settings (or even in real class settings).

  3. Serious question: in FL, enforcing mask mandates has been made illegal since Sept, and their businesses are 100% open. Florida also has half the covid deaths per capita as we do. Doesn’t the air just travel through gaps, the path of least resistance? I mean it still gets in the surrounding air.

  4. Prioritizing masks that cover chin mouth and nose with multiple layers could significantly reduce virus transmission. It is essential to focus on mask quality and fit as suggested by the University health officials.

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