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FFP2 and KN95 face masks offer extremely high levels of protection against infection with the coronavirus, according to new research underlining their relevance for everyday use in schools, shops, and other settings during the pandemic. Unlike cloth masks, masks with the European (FFP2) and US (KN95) filtering standards are known for their ability to also protect the person wearing them. However, the level of protection depends entirely on how well they fit the wearer, as researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation in the German city of Goettingen report in a st...


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Participants hold placards as they mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Washington D.C. on January 17, 2022

Washington (AFP) - Members of Martin Luther King Jr's family joined marchers Monday in Washington urging Congress to pass voting rights reform as the United States marked the holiday commemorating the slain civil rights leader.

King's son Martin Luther King III spoke at the march, warning that many states "have passed laws that make it harder to vote" more than half a century after the activism of his father.

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