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Epidemiologist Says Don’t Throw Away That Mask Just Yet

KFI, May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021

Epidemiologist Says Don’t Throw Away That Mask Just Yet

UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer [associate professor, public health] says when mask mandates are lifted, people should put them in the drawer, not the trash. “If it’s sunny, you don’t throw away your raincoat necessarily. You just put it in the closet for the next rainy day.”