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Uncomfortable flying without a mask mandate? Some airlines may refund your ticket

If flying without a mask mandate makes you nervous, some airlines will offer you a refund but others won't give you a break unless you have a refundable ticket.

By HUGO MARTIN/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS
23/04/2022

COVID-19: Mask mandate to be canceled in closed spaces

A mask will still be required in places with high infection potential including hospitals and nursing homes.

Can Israel expect to see an end to compulsory mask-wearing in the near future?

While the government has said that for now, the requirement to wear masks indoors won't be removed, they may revisit and reverse this decision in the coming weeks.

Jewish parent threatens to burn down son's school over mask policy

After a parent at a Miami Jewish school said he would burn the school down, his ten-year-old son was expelled and he was ultimately arrested.

Israelis mount their own COVID-19 'Freedom Convoy'

Dozens of vehicles made their way to the Knesset building in Jerusalem.

14/02/2022

New York state to drop indoor mask mandate this week

The Democratic governor intends to let the mask mandate, which has been challenged in court, expire as scheduled rather than seeking to renew it.

By REUTERS
09/02/2022

Face masks make it harder for children to recognize people - study

This is especially important as COVID-19 mask mandates remain in effect but schools re-open, so children will continue to be forced to constantly interact with masked people.

New Jersey, Delaware to end school mask mandates in move to 'normalcy'

By no longer requiring students, teachers and administrators to wear masks in schools, the governors are also seeking to blunt one of the most divisive issues of the pandemic.

By REUTERS
07/02/2022

Pantyhose found to be effective facemask hack for better protection - study

With many opinions about the best way to wear your mask, researchers have compared several alterations, aka fit hacks, to improve the protection of poorly fit masks. 

Israel Police solve rape case with DNA sample from used mask

A Jerusalem resident in his 30s was arrested for raping and physically assaulting a tourist back in 2009 after police took a DNA sample from a used mask.

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