Contaminated masks are an infection risk. Here’s how to clean them properly.
Even though cases haven’t dropped off yet, mandatory masks have probably helped to prevent cases continuing to spiral upwards - which is a real risk with this virus.
Some people have a real problem with coronavirus safety measures.
Our desire to condemn and punish non-cooperative behaviour is strong. But we must also try to understand the complex emotional motivations of those refusing to wear masks.
Just because someone isn’t wearing a mask doesn’t mean they don’t want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can’t see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.
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Boris Johnson has attacked Muslim women for covering their faces. Now he wants the whole of the UK to do so.
Victoria recorded 484 new cases on a day when COVID-19 should have been firmly on the decline if the latest lockdown was working. It’s time to contemplate even stricter measures for longer-term gain.
The fines for failing to wear a mask during Melbourne’s lockdown have been criticised as ‘punitive’. But the fact that masks are cheap or free, with huge public health benefits, makes it justifiable.
Policies meant to improve public health – like mandatory face masks during the coronavirus pandemic – need to take into account how people might adjust other behaviors in response.
A close look at Florida’s economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic, and some of the reasons state officials hesitate to take action.
Policy-makers and public health officials would be wise to consider a modern, data-driven approach and incentives to encourage people to adhere to safety measures in the COVID-19 era.
How to ensure your personal protective gear isn’t made by an exploited person.
Psychologists call these traits the ‘Big Five’: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.
Wearing a face mask during the blitz was uncontentious.
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?
The advice on wearing masks in public has just changed in Australia. Here are your options if you live in Melbourne or other areas with high rates of community transmission.
As Melbourne returns to lockdown, the evidence suggests routine mask-wearing - as seen in many countries but not so far in Australia - could be a valuable tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
This is the first Fourth of July in which Americans must deal with the coronavirus pandemic. One of the nation’s premier infectious disease experts explains why it’s important to take special care.
Worried you won’t be understood while wearing a mask? Don’t be. We studied how people sound while talking through fabric and the results are encouraging.