Children deserve agency in decisions that affect them, but adults are ultimately responsible for making decisions in children’s best interests.
Billions of face masks and other personal protective equipment have been used throughout the pandemic. Containing plastic, these items are damaging wildlife and their environments.
New research explores how face masks affect our understanding of speech.
Instead of minimizing current or future waves of COVID-19, we need strategies to deal with new variants efficiently. Only then can we live with the virus in a healthy way.
We tested well-fitting cloth masks made from 16 kinds of cotton, on human participants, to see how many provided filtration comparable with a certified medical mask. Most of them did.
Decreases in respiratory infections during the pandemic suggest there may be a continued role for the selective, non-mandated use of measures like masks and social distancing even post-COVID-19.
Fat people need to be empowered to critique the very groups so willing to instrumentalize their bodies for political gain.
We rely on the spatial arrangement of facial features to process faces, and wearing masks interferes with that — especially for children.
While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.
When students wear masks at school, they’re less likely to become infected with COVID-19 and bring it home to their families.
The pandemic lifestyle we are all adjusting to is the life families of children with cancer have already been living. But there have been positives, too.
Increased digital screen use, face masks and winter weather combine to form a triple threat to eye health: The dry eye triad. Here’s how to combat the resulting eye fatigue, irritation and discomfort.
How the pandemic is reported by the media can influence people’s behaviour.
Here are some practical tips to keep you comfortable while helping you stay safe.
There’s no need to pull out the candy catapult this year, but a few reasonable precautions can keep COVID-19 transmissions in check.
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.
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.
Vaccinations, masks and some distancing – along with low community transmission – can help protect students in classrooms and cafeterias.
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.