Despite taking different approaches, both countries have won praise for their handling of the coronavirus outbreak. So what can we learn from that?
Wearing face masks may allow a tiny number of viral particles to slip through, possibly allowing our body to gain some sort of immunity.
Back-to-school routines under COVID-19 look a little different than previous years. For one thing, kids need to wear masks. Which means many parents have mask questions.
Many people in Victoria are opting to wear face shields instead of face masks. It’s allowed – but are they as effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19?
The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here’s what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.
A political science scholar explains how political beliefs inform the way we process scientific information.
Lessons from history make clear that the federal government can spur medical innovation in a crisis, including this pandemic. Providing certainty and clarity is critical.
With face masks now compulsory or recommended in various parts of the country, how are facial recognition systems functioning?
Are masks a religious matter, or is religion being used to suit people’s political agendas? A scholar of Christian conservatism and culture argues both can be true.
Your mouth might be obscured, but science shows you say a huge amount with your eyes.
As Auckland prepares to ease restrictions from Monday, active COVID-19 cases almost certainly remain in the community. Masks will become compulsory on public transport to avoid new outbreaks.
COVID-19 may have messed up school and shut down a lot of entertainment venues. But you can still brighten things up by doing a little stargazing at night, an astronomer says.
Children up to age five get a lot of cues from facial expressions. That makes teaching in a mask challenging, but teachers can learn from strategies developed by masked pediatric nurses.
Masks have a chequered history in western fashion. Some silenced women in the name of beauty, others provoked sexual desire.
The problem with hypocrisy is that it shatters truth. If we believe in a principle, but don’t apply it ourselves, that principle is essentially meaningless.
As face marks and coverings become compulsory worldwide, littering and their potential impact on the environment increases.
We believe New Zealand can eliminate COVID-19 again. But it could do more to speed up that process with mandatory masks and tighter controls on high-risk venues, including bars, gyms and churches.
Masks are widely recognized as a partisan issue in the United States, but an ongoing study of public opinion in Canada shows that they are becoming politicized here as well.
Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus’s spread.
Researchers can’t agree on topics such face mask, immunity and number of infections. Here’s why.