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Swedish virus expert says ‘no point’ in face masks, as Madeira makes them mandatory

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Sweden’s leading coronavirus expert has dismissed the effectiveness of face masks as the country’s Covid-19 rates continue to tumble.

State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has been a staunch defender of Sweden’s controversial decision not to go into lockdown during the pandemic, even when the Swedish mortality rate far outstripped that of neighbouring Scandinavian nations like Norway and Finland, where much stricter measures were imposed.

Now, with the number of new infections having fallen rapidly over the course of July, Mr Tegnell has backed the Swedish government’s decision not to implement rigid face masks rules that could prevent a

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A musician who felt the US was unsafe went to South Korea. He posted about his 2-week mandatory quarantine on TikTok, but wouldn’t encourage others to leave.

People take selfies at Yeouido Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea, May 6, 2020.
People take selfies at Yeouido Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea, May 6, 2020.

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  • A young American had to go through a two-week, mandated quarantine after he landed in South Korea. 

  • The musician, who goes by Peachy, decided to go to South Korea after feeling like the US was unsafe due to its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests.

  • Peachy vlogged his experience on TikTok to give people an idea of what the quarantine is like. 

  • He paid for his stay and was not allowed to leave his hotel room for the duration

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