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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is considering urging people to wear face coverings in public.
According to The Washington Post, two federal officials are saying the CDC was debating whether to advise the general public to wear masks in public.
As of Tuesday morning, the CDC's Covid-19 website recommended that only people with symptoms and those caring for people with symptoms cover their faces.
The CDC stressed that the public should reserve medical face masks for health care workers.
The news is the latest in a series of confusing messages by health experts at the CDC. The CDC previously urged the public not to wear faces masks after studies have shown that wearing face masks will not prevent infections.
Doctors and nurses wearing protective equipment such as face masks still contracted the virus after they put on and removed the masks with contaminated hands.
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Encouraging the general public to wear face masks will only lead to more infections. The correct way to put on a face mask is to have it fitted or adjusted to the face by someone else to ensure there are no gaps in the mask, such as in this photo.
But look at the man's hands: he is touching the mask near his eyes. If he has live virus on his hands he probably transmitted the virus to himself via his eyes.
If the CDC changes its guidelines, it will send another confusing message to the general public that will result in more infections.
The CDC still recommends that people wash their hands and avoid touching their faces while in public.
The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:
1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional
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Rapper Future Hendrix teamed up with an Atlanta company to donate custom sewn face masks to medical professionals treating patients infected with the Wuhan coronavirus.
Future's nonprofit, The FreeWishes Foundation, is teaming up with Atlanta Sewing Style to produce the masks for doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers in direct contact with COVID-19 patients.
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The "Mask Off" hitmaker and his daughter Londyn wore custom bejeweled face masks to the 2017 BET Awards.
According to TMZ, the star, real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, has a team of 500 people dedicated to the task of sewing masks, although it remains unclear how many pieces he is aiming to create.
"As most people adapt to the new normal of staying quarantined to protect themselves from the coronavirus, healthcare professionals do not have this privilege," a statement from The FreeWishes Foundation reads.
"In addition, they do not even have enough supplies to protect themselves from contracting coronavirus."
Future's sister, Tia-Wilburn Anderson, added it was important for her, her brother, and their family to help their community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Future joins a number of stars, including Angelina Jolie, Ryan Reynolds, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who are handing out millions to help provide meals for those in need and medical supplies for doctors and nurses treating those suffering from the virus.
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Cardi B is calling out celebrities for "causing confusion" by going public with their positive coronavirus diagnoses with no symptoms.
The 27-year-old rapper took to Instagram Live on Tuesday to question why celebrities and athletes are being tested for the virus if they have no symptoms.
"I wanna let these celebrities know, the confusion that the general public has, if a celebrity is saying I don't have no symptoms... but I went and got tested and I got positive, that causes confusion. That makes people be like 'wait a minute, I went out... I might just have it. I'm scared!"
Cardi claimed celebrities are paying $34,000 for private testing, which is not available to the general public.
"The coronavirus is very much real. First things first," she continued.
"A lot of celebrities, you have the luxury to pay $34,000, or whatever the f**k it costs to get tested and treated. A lot of these people don't f**king have that money. Some people don't even have enough to f**king afford healthcare. And I feel like all this s**t, for coronavirus treatments, for testing, I feel like the government should take that s**t, charge that s**t to the game, and not charge people for it."
And while the United States is currently offering tests to older people in their 40s to 60s who have flu-like symptoms, they have to wait four days for the results.
"If you are positive for coronavirus they will tell you to quarantine in your home and come back if your fever goes 100 and some s**t degrees. I don't feel like that's right," the "Bodak Yellow" rapper added.
Cardi has been sharing her thoughts on the flu-like pandemic on her social media pages. She recorded a gimmick song about the virus that went viral.
Not to be outdone by troubled music producer Kanye West and his odd collection of face masks, pop idol Justin Bieber wore a trendy gas mask during a stop at the appropriate named Acne Studios in London today. Celebrity fashion blog Upscale Hype suggests that Kanye is starting a new fashion trend with his face masks. West was seen wearing a Maison Martin Margiela crystal mask in Atlantic City, NJ, and a red ski mask in Paris, France last week. And rapper A$AP Rocky donned a black ski mask at the Y-3 Fall/Winter 2013 show during New York Fashion Week. It remains to be seen if the face mask fad catches on with Kanye's fans.
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