face masks

Female protestor writing 'I cant breathe' on fellow protestor's face mask

Sometimes the simplest objects can tell the most powerful stories.

Silhouette of construction workers lowering giant numbers of 2020 into place

Quantum computers, making greenhouse gases useful, COVID-19 infection from droplet spread and water security were some of the most popular engineering stories in 2020.

A lightbox with message 'bye bye 2020' alongside two surgical masks

Christmas may not be cancelled, but it will certainly be different to any before, say leading COVID-19 experts.

A video still of someone singing showing the droplets expelled into the air

A study led by Professor Raina MacIntyre raises questions about the risks of infection for people singing in groups, especially in poorly ventilated rooms.

A video still of someone singing showing the droplets expelled into the air

A new study raises questions about the risks of infection for people singing in groups, especially in poorly ventilated rooms.

people sneezing with no mask, 2 different types of cloth masks, and a surgical mask.

If you’re not sure whether wearing a face mask is worth it, or you need to wear a mask but are unsure which type, new research should help you decide.

artistic representation of two heads one wearing a mask

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.

woman wearing face mask in public place

A UNSW Medicine Professor and advisor to the World Health Organisation says the WHO’s updated mask advice, released today, is timely news for Australia, too.

Two people sitting on a bench, social distancing and wearing masks

A UNSW biosecurity expert has featured in a commentary piece in prestigious journal The Lancet, analysing important new WHO-commissioned research.

healthcare workers in masks

Biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre says healthcare workers are concerned about dwindling supplies of personal protective equipment, and need to be aware of existing evidence to make an informed choice.

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