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New unpublished research from Kansas and Tennessee suggests that not only do mask mandates prevent Covid-19 spread, they may also blunt the severity of illness and reduce the number of serious cases that require hospitalization.

From Vox

You are using a big blunt instrument, and you are crushing the economy.

From Fortune

The blunt-talking DeFazio had easily won the 4th District, and its predecessors, even when many of its voters turned away from other Democrats.

And, in almost all cases, the effects have succeeded in blunting deadly outbreaks, giving health care officials precious time to assess what worked, what didn’t, and prepare for future waves.

From Fortune

The film is an exercise in imagination and an inquiry into whether imagining the loss of a loved one and their hopes for the hereafter might magnify or blunt the blow of death when it finally comes.

From Vox

At 1:42 a.m., a commenter bluntly asked: “Jeff, Is it true you are a convicted sex offender?”

I had a couple bluntly tell me that they hated it here, with the silent expectation that I would too.

When asked what would have happened if she and her family stayed in the bush, Nyalada answered bluntly, “We would have died.”

His vibe was icy as he bluntly remarked, “What are you doing here?”

Bluntly stated, Burns failed to tell us what that generation fought for.

My conscience importuned me to tell her bluntly that they would only come into Walsh feet first.

We first went to the German, who very bluntly cut us short by saying that he had no room.

I dont believe your mother knew you had that theatrical man to drive with you, said Laura, bluntly.

But Miss Grace bluntly told him that a gourdvine would be far more suitable.

"I wouldn't believe one of 'em, sir, under any oath that could be imposed on 'em," replied Chief Blake bluntly.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bluntly, such as: all-out, at full speed, at full throttle, directly, full-bore, and openly.

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