A new study in the United States found school reopening in late 2020 was associated with an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths. But this was mostly the case where masks weren’t required.
Vaccines alone aren’t enough to protect against the highly contagious Delta variant.
Since the coronavirus first began spreading around the globe, people have debated how effective masks are at preventing COVID-19. A year and a half in, what does the evidence show?
Subtly shifting the crafting and delivery of public health messaging on COVID-19 vaccines could go a long way toward persuading many of the unvaccinated to get the shot.
A lot is based on how effective our system of test, trace, isolate and quarantine is. And we’ll still have to accept some level of new cases.
Although stretched thin and imperfect, health care workers do our best for everyone who needs us, regardless of the personal choices people have made.
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Fighting against federal authority is a political tradition in the South – and resisting federal guidance to wear masks in schools is just the latest example, an education policy expert writes.
COVID infections are rising among children. Here’s how parents and schools can best protect kids right now.
As we likely settle into a long-term relationship with COVID-19, this new relationship will not likely leave masks forgotten.
After the CDC changed course in late July, recommending universal masking indoors, Nevada became the first state to adopt a flexible masking policy that can quickly adjust to changing COVID-19 rates.
The CDC guidance applies to areas with high coronavirus transmission rates – which on the day of the announcement covered 63% of US counties.
Parents face tough choices since young kids can’t yet get COVID-19 vaccinations. An infectious diseases expert offers guidance on navigating summer activities.
Many people are starting to celebrate the return to a pre-pandemic life. How does that feel to those who have suffered losses and are still grieving?
As Los Angeles County again mandates masking indoors – even for the fully vaccinated – local health officials in the U.S. are closely eyeing their own COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates.
John Locke and John Stuart Mill don’t provide much in the way of justification for ignoring public health advice in a pandemic. Mikhail Bakunin, however…
In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their ‘civic responsibility’.
Retailers are grappling with anti-maskers during the pandemic. That’s because of the complicated relationship between businesses and customers when it comes to accommodating health conditions.
Several factors converge in this region to produce significant risk. The tentacles of this particular outbreak might be more far-reaching, so it’s crucial we get testing numbers up.
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.