If you’re thinking of upgrading from a cloth or surgical mask to a respirator, here’s what you need to know.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed how disruptions to global supply chains could also affect access to health care.
Engineering students in Malawi and Tanzania have used the materials and tools available to them to build ventilators, personal protective equipment and UV disinfection systems.
Food safety agencies have assessed the risk of acquiring COVID-19 from contaminated food or food packaging. They found that currently, there’s no evidence that the virus is a food safety risk.
Whether it’s health-care workers, kids in school or people running errands, Canadians need face masks during COVID-19. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be made here at home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
Everything you need to know about non-woven polypropylene, the fabric now recommended for use as a filter in cloth face masks: What it is, what to look for and where to find it.
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
As we stare down a second wave of COVID-19, there are far better alternatives to prevent shortages and ensure adequate supply of medical goods than trade restrictions.
Health-care workers’ access to personal protective equipment, along with appropriate infection control procedures, affected their mental health during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
The UK alone may use 10 million disposable items each day, though more sustainable alternatives are available.
Pandemic precautions have given new life to disposable plastic products, which the industry claims are more ‘hygienic’ than reusables. But critics say there’s no scientific evidence this is so.
The US may want to rethink its anti-China policy as Beijing’s focus on providing international coronavirus aid and digital and health care investments seems to be working.
Testing healthcare workers can play a role in preventing new infections, but is a highly limited strategy and shouldn’t distract from other, more helpful measures.
Ford is assembling ventilators, LVMH is making hand sanitizer, and Chanel is making masks. Here’s why these and dozens of other companies are doing it.
Recommendations around mask usage are confusing. The science isn’t. Evidence shows that masks are extremely effective to slow the coronavirus and may be the best tool available right now to fight it.
These online spaces are more regulated than many media reports would have you believe. And the vast majority of dark web traders are steering clear of exploiting the pandemic.
More than 100 healthcare workers in the UK have died from COVID-19 – for some, the government’s £60,000 payout will not be enough.