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.
How to ensure your personal protective gear isn’t made by an exploited person.
Masks: Where health care and fashion collide.
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A transparency index could fix issues in the current medical supply chain in the US.
Black, Asian and ethnic minorities are up to ten times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people in the UK.
In the short term, South Africa has enough beds.
South Africa's public health system has been allocated R21.5 billion more for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but there's no strategy to guide how it should be used.
The story of how many Asian garment manufacturers joined this different supply chain during the pandemic – with no help from western retail customers.
A discarded medical glove in Jersey City, N.J., April 27, 2020.
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The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
From the benefits of telehealth to the importance of integrating public and private systems, the COVID-19 pandemic offers several valuable lessons for Australia's health system.
Venezuela Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, center, greets the arrival of medical specialists and supplies from China in March.
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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.
Masks protect you from infection and protect others from getting sick. But authorities are leaving it up to individuals to decide if they want to wear masks on the bus or train. Here's how to decide.
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.
Essential workers don’t always have access to the PPE they need.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Ford employees assemble ventilators.
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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.
Healthcare practitioners face a difficult situation – they have the right to be protected, but are legally required to treat patients.
Faithful in many religions, including Islam, may turn to healing amulets like necklaces and other small objects in difficult times.
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From magic bowls to holy shirts, Muslim cultures used various devices to protect the user from harm starting in the 11th century. Many of these objects were beautifully designed, too.
Nurses collect samples from a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver on April 21, 2020.
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Moral injury happens when someone is faced with a choice that violates deep moral beliefs. Health-care workers treating COVID-19 might be forced to choose between 'wrong' and 'wronger.'
Used PPE needs to be incinerated for safety reasons, but once this pandemic is over we should consider more sustainable options.
The evidence on whether wearing masks and gloves in the community will actually protect against coronavirus isn't strong. But if you're going to take these precautions, you might as well do it right.
The man in the ironed mask: French president Emmanuel Macron changed his policy on mask-wearing in April.
There are two principles governments use to make public health decisions, and on mask-wearing they're in direct conflict.