Superior court judge rules elderly couple can be mask free in their condo building

Have mask mandates gone too far when people are restricted access to their condo buildings without masks? A superior court judge in Burlington ruled that no proof is required for medical exemptions, but lawyers and corporations are attempting to go against it. Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that a Burlington couple age 72 and 68 […]

Study: double masking adds only 4% more protection

Japanese researchers at Kobe University and Riken used a Fugaku supercomputer to simulate the benefits of double masking, concluding that wearing two masks provides only marginal benefits compared to wearing one. The simulation showed that a single surgical, non-woven mask had 85% effectiveness in blocking particles when worn correctly over the nose and mouth. Adding […]

Mississippi reopens, lifts mask mandate

On March 3, Mississippi rolled back its COVID-19 restrictions, including its mandatory masking policy. Two days later, on March 5, citizens flooded the streets, restaurants, and shopping centres to celebrate. President Joe Biden characterized Mississippi’s — as well as Texas’ — decision to clear COVID-19 restrictions as “Neanderthal thinking,” warning that the state will see […]

Arizona reopens all businesses at 100% capacity

Arizona can now open doors to all of its businesses at full capacity. The Governor of the state, Doug Ducey, announced on March 5 that restaurants, gyms, theatres, and water parks can all reopen. Social distancing and mask-wearing rules are still in place. Before the decision, most businesses were allowed to have up to 50% […]