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Mask Questions Linger Even As Vaccination Rate Increases

Associated Press
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To mask, or not to mask?

With more than 35 percent of Nevada’s population fully vaccinated, that’s what Nevadans are asking themselves these days. But is that percentage high enough to leave the mask behind when out in public? 

In some cases, it seems to be. Some local gyms have done away with masks, shields, and hand sanitizers. Some casinos and stores like Trader Joe's, Walmart, and Costco don’t require masks for fully vaccinated people. 

Stephen Benning, associate professor of psychology, UNLV; Emma Frances Bloomfield, assistant professor of communications studies, UNLV; Johan Bester,  director of bioethics, UNLV School of Medicine. 

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Zachary Green is the Coordinating Producer and a Reporter for KNPR's State of Nevada Program. He reports on Clark County, minority affairs, health, real estate, business, and gardening. You'll occasionally hear Zachary Green reporting and fill-in hosting on the State of Nevada program.
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