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 »
Masks with these one-way valves reduce heat and moisture inside masks, making them more comfortable to wear for long periods, but this design doesn’t prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Read more about the new CDC recommendation here: https://www.livescience.com/avoid-mas…Read More »
Chris Redan/Shutterstock Keiron Philip Roberts, University of Portsmouth; Cressida Bowyer, University of Portsmouth; Simon Kolstoe, University of Portsmouth, and Steve Fletcher, University of Portsmouth Face coverings are now a legal requirement in many public spaces around the world. But even before they became compulsory, masks were causing litter problems on land and at sea. One February beach clean in Hong …Read More »
It is unclear how well masks work. People Image Studio/Shutterstock Manal Mohammed, University of Westminster Although political leaders have closed borders in response to COVID-19, scientists are collaborating like never before. But the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is novel – and we don’t yet have all the facts about it. As a result, we may have to change our approach as new …Read More »