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California Healthline correspondents Anna Maria Barry-Jester and Anna Almendrala appeared on New Hampshire-based WNHN’s “The Attitude w/ Arnie Arnesen” on Tuesday to discuss the latest news about the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Because there’s still much scientists don’t know about the virus, also known as 2019-nCoV, global and national policies — especially those related to quarantines and travel restrictions — continue to evolve.

In the U.S., some Chinese and Asian immigrant communities are experiencing a cultural disconnect over the use of face masks. Even though wearing a mask is accepted in many Asian cultures as a way to protect against germs and air pollution, public health officials say the masks are unnecessary and may make people forget that the best defense against viral infections is hand-washing and staying home when sick.

KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.

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