Hassan Vally, La Trobe University Last week the World Health Organisation’s special envoy on COVID-19, David Nabarro, said: We in the World Health Organisation do not advocate lockdowns as the primary measure for the control of the virus. This has created confusion and frustration, as many people have interpreted this as running counter to WHO’s previous advice on dealing with …Read More »
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COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?
Although cloth masks have been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them. (Usplash/Vera Davidova) Catherine Clase, McMaster University; Edouard Fu, Leiden University, and Juan Jesus Carrero, Karolinska Institute Face masks reduce the spread of viruses passed on from respiratory secretions. While cloth masks are imperfect, widespread use of an imperfect mask has the potential to make a big …Read More »