President Joe Biden addresses the nation on latest coronavirus plan.
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President Biden outlined a six-point strategy to confront the pandemic. But two public health scholars believe it would work better with help from states.
Southern states’ bans on mask mandates in schools may violate the rights of disabled students.
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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.
Masks are an important tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
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Vaccinations, masks and some distancing – along with low community transmission – can help protect students in classrooms and cafeterias.
Vaccination, masking and social distancing are tried and true ways to protect against COVID-19 infection.
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New variants of the COVID-19 virus may be more contagious and cause more severe disease than the original. A pediatrician and infectious disease specialist explains why.
In east Asian countries, past disease outbreaks have made face masks part of everyday life – but the social context supporting such behaviour isn’t present in the UK.
Signs like this may become more common as localities consider CDC guidelines.
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The CDC guidance applies to areas with high coronavirus transmission rates – which on the day of the announcement covered 63% of US counties.
Just because face coverings aren’t mandatory doesn’t mean they’re not protective – so here’s how to ask someone to wear one.
Effective education depends on good communication and relationships, but face masks hinder visual and verbal cues and can be unsettling. So how can teachers and students overcome these issues?
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In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their ‘civic responsibility’.
A philosopher of public health ponders whether taking your mask off on July 19 is like punching someone in the face or like riding a bike.
Governments in the west repeatedly failed the public when it came to masks.
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.