Keeping kids safe is complicated and requires care for both physical and mental health.
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A moral philosopher and bioethicist offers parents some tips for weighing family masking decisions.
Vaccinated people are well protected from getting sick, but could they inadvertently transmit the coronavirus?
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The COVID-19 vaccines are a smash success. But that doesn't mean they keep every vaccinated person completely free of the coronavirus.
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Only about 1% of the population was vaccinated against COVID when this outbreak started.
Officials in Quebec, Canada recently removed graphene-coated face masks from schools and daycare centers.
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Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?
Even though they cover most of our features, face masks are no match for our highly-evolved capacity to recognise friends.
When not properly fitted, high-filtration masks offer only a little bit more protection than cloth or surgical ones.
‘To hell with going to the beach.’
Your guide to what is going to become of the great British summer bonanza.
Texas recently eased all coronavirus restrictions, including mask-wearing.
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Texas and many other states have eased all or most coronavirus restrictions such as mask-wearing. A cost-benefit analysis suggests reversing those moves for just a short period could make a big difference.
Simply making an effort to consider the person behind the mask can help address the biases exacerbated by wearing one.
Wearing face masks hides our facial expressions and affects our social interactions. They make it harder for us to read facial expressions and can contribute to racist perceptions.
Layering face masks has been suggested as a way to increase protection against COVID-19 variants that may be more transmissible.
Are two face masks better than one? Adding layers of filtration by double masking is a way of using the masks that we already have, possibly to better effect.
Muslim women say they are having an easier time wearing the niqab during pandemic times.
Muslim women say the practice of wearing masks has given them more confidence to wear face coverings in public.
We should be thinking about airborne transmission of coronavirus.
Health-care workers wait in line at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Jan. 7, 2021.
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Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has begun. But getting the jab doesn't mean abandoning masks, distancing and handwashing. Here's why the current preventive measures must continue post-vaccine.
Face masks are seen in the window of a shop during the COVID-19 pandemic in Montréal in December 2020.
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Whether it's health-care workers, kids in school or people running errands, Canadians need face masks during COVID-19. There's no reason they shouldn't be made here at home.
Will the pandemic influence schools’ return to practical skills traditionally gained through home economics?
Some designers, makers and consumers are imploring us not to stop sewing after the pandemic because of the potential for utilitarian, psychological and environmental benefits.
People wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk past a window display at a store in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 13, 2020.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has become more than a safety regulation for those working in retail — it's a sign of respect and an acknowledgement that they're people too.
Some people respond strongly to perceived threats to their freedom and push back – others are simply more accepting of risk.
U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after spending time in hospital with a COVID-19 infection.
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New research suggests that if Donald Trump had handled the COVID-19 pandemic better and kept outbreaks under control, he might have won the Nov. 3 election.
A man sips a drink while sitting in environmentally friendly physical distancing circle at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on May 28, 2020.
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As the pandemic wears on, some people struggle to keep adhering to restrictions and social distancing guidelines. There are psychological reasons for caution fatigue, and ways to overcome it.
Teaching researchers and scientists communication skills — including social media proficiency — will help inform the public about new discoveries and research.
Budget cuts and outsourcing content have affected the amount and quality of science journalism. Scientists should learn to communicate their own findings directly and clearly to the public.