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Health care workers at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri, wear face shields donated by students from Camdenton High School in Camdenton, Missouri. Provided courtesy of Camdenton High School

Students fight pandemic – and get real-world experience – by using 3D printers to make face shields

The COVID-19 outbreak presents many opportunities for students to develop needed solutions to real-life problems, says a researcher overseeing school project to produce personal protective equipment.
Medical staff prepare for the opening of the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Brewer Park Arena in Ottawa in March 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Why Canada needs the United States to fight the coronavirus

The 3M face mask dustup between the U.S. and Canada, although quickly resolved, starkly illustrated that Canada must find compromises with its southern neighbour about the trade of COVID-19 products.
People have resorted to using scarves and bandanas as face masks to protect against spreading coronavirus. While cloth masks aren’t as effective as surgical masks, research suggests they can limit the spread of droplets. Jens Schleuter/Getty Images

Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

U.S. health officials flipped their advice and now recommend everyone wear cloth masks in public to reduce the spread of coronavirus to others. Some cities have fines for going without masks.
Crinolines, by design, made physical contact nearly impossible. Hulton Archive/Stringer via Getty Images

The fashionable history of social distancing

In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
People wearing protective face masks walk on a nearly deserted plaza outside Canada Place in Vancouver on March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The global effort to tackle the coronavirus face mask shortage

The face mask shortage shows how governments can either work together with global supply chains in positive ways or revert to state-centric policies that prevent us from dealing with COVID-19.

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