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Not all masks help with wildfire smoke

Morgan Emerson of the Deschutes County Health Department says masks used to prevent COVID-19 work differently from masks that help prevent smoke inhalation.

Coronavirus / Fire Alert / Local Videos
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Ben Steen

Benjamin Steen is a photojournalist for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Ben here.



      1. What really stinks is between the top of the page dedicated to chrome, plus the large “Word” bar below it, and the annoying as heck HUGE ads now appearing on the bottom of the screen that can’t be closed, the area that shows the content of the website is LESS than 30 percent!!!!!!!! Goodbye KTVZ, you’ve shot yourselves in the foot.

        1. Not sure of your screen size, but the ads at the bottom of the page are easily closed, I’ve yet to see one without an X in the upper right corner. I have a decent sized monitor but it’s not huge. And you can dial back how much top of page is dedicated to Chrome. I’ve never been on a device where less than a third of the top of our home page shows. Wish I could help more.

  1. thinkforurself… The media,, science is absolutely clear. The mask that you wear protects others from you incase you happen to sneeze or cough. The holes in soft, non airtight fabric are much better at containing droplets than a solid hand in front of your face. After all, you can’t be trusted to cover your cough. Virtue signalling everyone else with a mask that you aren’t trustworthy enough to cover you mouth with a hand or elbow is the most scientific way to prevent the spread of fear.

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