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.
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.
As people everywhere don face masks, scarves and bandanas to protect against coronavirus, Muslim women who wear the niqab, or Islamic veil, are feeling a lot less conspicuous.
While there may be benefits to wearing face masks in some situations, the evidence doesn’t support wearing them all the time.
Many governments and health organisations have been reviewing their advice on face masks – here’s why.
The CDC now recommends that everyone wear a face covering when they go into a public place. But there’s confusion about why and if this protects the wearer, people around them or both.
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.
As the cases of coronavirus spread across the world, China is keen to position itself as a charitable country through “mask diplomacy” internationally, while showing a different face at home.
As hospitals face a global shortage of personal protective equipment, crafting communities are once again stepping up to the plate.
In the past, maintaining physical distance was an important aspect of public life – and clothes played a big role.
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.
How do we develop new drugs quickly yet safely? How prepared are we to give up some personal freedoms? And how do we allocate scarce resources? These are just some of the tough questions we face.
Commercially available respirator masks are becoming a popular choice for cyclists and pedestrians wanting to reduce pollution exposure.
Forget Halloween masks: these things let you become a whole new person.
People panic-buying face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus risk running down stocks should we really need them.
Whether or not masks can protect against invading or escaping bugs depends on the type of mask and material.