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States’ Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

BOULDER, Colo. — Brady Bowman, a 19-year-old student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and two friends strolled down 11th Street, all sporting matching neck gaiters branded with the Thomas’ English Muffins logo. He had received an entire box of the promotional gaiters. He thinks they are just more comfortable to wear than a face mask. “Especially a day like today, where it’s cold out,” he said, with the top of his gaiter pulled down below his chin. More stylish? Perhaps. More comfortable? Maybe. But as effective? Not necessarily. With states such as Colorado requiring face coverings indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, gaiters and bandannas have become...

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