It might be tempting to yell 'bloody well wear a mask', but that will probably make little difference. Research shows there are more constructive ways to get your message across.
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.
A few simple pointers can help you spot a quality mask from a dud.
A Florida minister and a conservative lawmaker filed suit against a county law mandating mask wearing, saying it violates the freedom of religion. A constitutional law professor says they're wrong.
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.
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.
When it comes to PPE, we could be better protecting our frontline health-care workers. We need to update current guidelines to reflect the latest evidence around how COVID-19 spreads.
Scott Morrison says of the war against COVID-19: “On some days the virus wins. On other days we beat it.” This week, the virus was counting its victories most days.
We've seen a big jump in COVID-19 cases in Victoria today to 723. How can we explain it?
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.
It's easier said than done, acknowledges a nursing professor with four children. But it's going to be necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.
Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.
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.
The more layers your mask has, the better, our new research confirms.
Masks are only effective if you follow certain principles when wearing them.
Changing social norms in a short amount of time is difficult, and a one-size-fits all policy is unlikely to have the desired effect.
Health workers, who have long used face masks as part of their everyday work, share their tips on how to comfortably wear them and see where you're going.
Given the possibility single-use masks and gloves may be contaminated with COVID-19, we need clearer direction on how to dispose of them safely in public places.
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.