Health workers have long called for better protections against COVID-19. Well fitting masks are now required when caring for COVID-19 patients. But the guidelines on ventilation miss the mark.
A year ago, face masks were a rarity in Australia. But social researchers say there is evidence of a growing acceptance of this simple object.
Health care workers who consistently wear special fitted face masks are much less likely to get clinical respiratory and bacterial infections, according to new research led by UNSW academics.