Animal hospital at Tufts University has seen about a dozen dogs for eating face masks

Face masks are helping keep people safe during the COVID pandemic but they are posing a risk to dogs.

The Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University in Grafton said they have seen about a dozen dogs that have eaten face masks, some of which have needed emergency surgery.

Catherine Stecyk, a surgeon and resident at the Foster Hospital said she could see the “fitted nosepiece of a face mask” using x-rays on King, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever.

“We took King to emergency surgery, where I felt two wads of material,” said Stecyk. “One was stuck in the stomach and extending into the beginning of the small intestine, causing it to bunch up, and the other one was a bit farther down the intestine. The intestine was inflamed and bruised, but not yet traumatized to the point of perforation, which was really lucky.”

The 2-year-old Lab was able to

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University Hospitals employee’s bedazzled face masks, generosity catches Kelly Clarkson’s attention

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Mercedes Mackey has worked at University Hospitals for more than 20 years, the last two at the Seidman Cancer Center, checking in patients waiting for treatment.

“Everyone that knows me knows me as the queen of bling,” she says. “I always say, ‘If I don’t have my sparkle, I can’t shine.’”

That’s why the patient access representative decorated her desk to the hilt, so much in fact that it was known as “the bling zone.” Her intention, she says, was to make “cancer patients smile in such a dark place.”

But then the pandemic hit and changed everything.

“I had to bag up everything at my desk,” she remembers. “No more sparkles.”

Social distancing meant no more hugs, too. “I felt such emptiness because patients are my number one priority and the reason I look forward to coming to work.”

So, she got creative and started showing

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Will There be a Critical Shortage of Masks and PPE During This Next Spike of the Pandemic

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Why Silk Is One of the Best Materials For Face Masks

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Patrick Guerra’s wife, a doctor, would strap on an N95 respirator mask, then cover it with a disposable surgical mask to prolong its use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends healthcare workers put on a new N95 respirator after each patient, but a national shortage of N95s and other equipment made that impossible. 

“My wife’s a radiology medical resident and was doing these procedures that are aerosol generating, where she’s within a few inches of the person’s face,” says Guerra, a biological sciences professor at the University of Cincinnati. “I thought, I’ve got to figure something out.”

A Natural Fit 

Guerra, who studies the complex architecture of silk moth cocoons, wondered if a silk mask might serve as a better protective barrier over the N95 because he’d observed that the cocoons are naturally water repellent. “The caterpillars basically build these

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N95 Masks With Exhalation Valves Don’t Slow The Spread Of Covid-19

New videos show how the N95 masks with an exhalation valve doesn’t actually stop droplets that can spread Covid-19.

The videos along with an accompanying research article published in the journal Physics of Fluids show how the airflow patterns differ between masks with and without exhalation valves.

“When you compare the videos side by side, the difference is striking,” National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research engineer Matthew Staymates said. “These videos show how the valves allow air to leave the mask without filtering it, which defeats the purpose of the mask.”

To test out how the N95 mask with an exhalation valve stood up to a mask without a valve

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Safe+Health supplies 100% American made, high-performance, reusable, antimicrobial masks to Indiana University’s annual Dance Marathon

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Indiana University’s Dance Marathon (IUDM) Executive Committee selects Safe Health’s Safe+Face masks for their protective face coverings of choice for their annual dance marathon to be held on November 8th, 2020.

The Indiana University Dance Marathon, commonly known as IU Dance Marathon or IUDM, is a spectacular 36-hour Dance Marathon that takes place every November at Indiana University for the purpose of raising both funding and awareness for pediatric care for the Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. IUDM is one of the nation’s largest student-run philanthropies and is growing every year.

“We are pleased to be able to participate in this important organization and event by providing our high performance masks,” said Stuart Johnstone, Safe+Health CEO. “Because our masks are made using the highest quality fabric, and treated with anti-microbial solution, the dancers and spectators can feel completely safe,

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Belmont Students Want Trump Campaign to Follow University’s COVID Protocol, Say Disregard for Masks ‘Doesn’t Fly Here’

As Belmont University prepares for Thursday’s final presidential debate, students are conflicted over the school’s decision to host the event amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But it’s not the school administration that students have a problem with, it’s the Trump campaign’s disregard for face masks and other health and safety measures.

Students are confident in Belmont’s handling of the coronavirus and, for the most part, support the college’s “strict” COVID-19 protocol.

“Students are thinking, ‘is it hypocritical that we’re hosting [the debate] if we’re being so strict on campus, yet we’re allowing members of the Trump administration on campus?’,” Belmont junior Caroline Bugg told Newsweek.

“I think there’s a lot of students who are just frustrated—we can’t even have our mom come and stay with us or visitors come, yet both of these administrations are coming on campus and are just allowed to be here,” she added.

Under Belmont’s “Staying

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