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Masks Will Become a New Norm After Coronavirus Pandemic Ends, Public Officials Predict


January 6, 2021

By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times Masks.

Get used to it.

The mask remains politically polarizing, but they aren’t a weird sight anymore. Health experts predict they will be a post-pandemic norm in fighting the flu and even the common cold.

“Maybe the cough is the new smoking-in-public. If you’re doing it without a face mask, maybe you’ll be looked at awkwardly,” said Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and physician of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Wearing a mask is already a common practic...

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