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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) puts on a mask after speaking to the press

‘You have an obligation to others’: Mitch McConnell urges Americans to wear face masks in public

The remarks are a stark contrast to Trump, who has refused to wear one in public and mocked a reporter who did so at a White House press conference.

Masks with a ‘breathable valve’ are less effective and could let viral particles through, according to experts

Masks with a breathable valve or other openings are a bad idea, medical experts say, because they don't actually stop viral particles.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo arrives wearing a protective mask outside the New York Stock Exchange as the building opens for the first time since March while the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) continues in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 26, 2020.

‘No mask — no entry’: New York Gov. Cuomo says he’ll sign an executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to people w...

"No mask — no entry," said New York's governor. The executive order will give businesses the power to keep people without masks from entering.
This mask was created by lifestyle blog Surf and Sunshine.

7 ‘Harry Potter’-themed masks you can buy online

Some of the masks feature cartoon versions of "Harry Potter" characters, while others change color to reveal the Marauder's Map.

The Adidas face mask that sold out after one day resold on eBay for $90 — over 5 times the original price at retail

Adidas launched a $16 commercial face mask on its website that sold out in one day. A three-pack of the mask sold on eBay for $90 shortly after.

These are the hamsters from a widely-shared study used as evidence that masks do work. They aren’t wearing any masks.

The researchers said masks helped hamsters stay coronavirus-free, though they didn't wear them on their faces. But other researchers have questions.

Trump mocks reporter for being ‘politically correct’ by wearing a face mask outside

"Can you take it off, because I cannot hear you," Trump said to the reporter, referencing their face mask.
A woman fastens her seat belt in 1970.

Before face masks, Americans went to war against seat belts

In 1983, fewer than 15% of Americans used seat belts regularly. "There was a libertarian streak among resistors," Ralph Nader said.
Commuters pass through Shinagawa train station the day after Japans state of emergency was fully lifted, on May 26, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese scientists warn children under 2 should not wear face masks because they could choke and struggle to breathe

A Japanese medical group said children under 2 should not wear masks as most of the country is advised to wear them amid the coronavirus pandemic.
President Trump has continued to flout his own administration's guidance about wearing masks in public.

Dr. Birx said there’s ‘clear scientific evidence’ masks help, but she assumes Trump doesn’t wear one because he’s ‘...

Birx said Americans should wear masks "out of respect for each other," but assumed Trump is able to socially distance "in a majority of cases."