During COVID, rich countries have used masks and gloves from their medical stockpiles. But not all countries are so fortunate. We found the best way to help. It may not be what you think.
Two political scientists in their study in South Dakota found people trusted medical professionals the least when it came to public health messages.
Masks not only reduce your chance of getting COVID, they might stop you unknowingly transmitting the virus to colleagues, people in vulnerable groups or children who are yet to be vaccinated.
Here are some practical tips to keep you comfortable while helping you stay safe.
Our measures to stay safe during the pandemic may have made us more susceptible to other respiratory illnesses.
The COVID-19 vaccines are a smash success. But that doesn’t mean they keep every vaccinated person completely free of the coronavirus.
Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Research and a recent campaign rally show how political leaders’ rhetoric can shape risk perceptions among their loyal followers.
With face masks now compulsory or recommended in various parts of the country, how are facial recognition systems functioning?
Face masks may help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they may also contribute to dry, irritated eyes. Learn who is at risk, and how to prevent mask-associated dry eye (MADE).
The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
It might be tempting to yell ‘bloody well wear a mask’, but that will probably make little difference. Research shows there are more constructive ways to get your message across.
Just because someone isn’t wearing a mask doesn’t mean they don’t want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can’t see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.
How one of the most effective face masks could be putting others at risk.
A simple experiment suggests that we urgently need more research in this area.
It’s nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.
They may not stop much viral spread, but they still do something important.