Published On: Tue, Aug 17th, 2021
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Discarded COVID-19 Masks Pose Pollution Problems: Expertson August 17, 2021 at 8:13 pm

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A year and five months since Americans were told they had “two weeks to flatten the curve,” the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, has had many long-range effects, many of which are still poorly understood. One such effect is the environmental pollution caused by protective masks, which have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health agencies at various times to various groups. Despite limited or conflicting evidence for the effectiveness of surgical and cloth masks in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, the CDC still recommends or even mandates masking in a variety of circumstances, including on public transit. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the United States and other countries struggled with mask shortages, partly because China had bought up many of the available masks in other countries. Since then, companies in the United States and elsewhere have ramped …

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