public health

Does Shaming Work?

Does Shaming Work?

Nine months and more than 290,000 deaths into the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is facing a crisis within a crisis. In addition to contending with the spread of a highly contagious virus — and the overcrowded hospitals and overworked medical staff that come with it — we also have…

What the U.S. CDC’s New Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Really Means

What the U.S. CDC’s New Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Really Means

Repeated brief encounters with the same person are now considered close contact, according to a tweak to the U.S. CDC’s definition. Previously, for somebody to be a “close contact,” they had to remain within 1.5 metres of you for a stretch of at least 15 minutes. The change recognises that,…

How To Find A Face Mask That’ll Actually Fit

How To Find A Face Mask That’ll Actually Fit

Around the world, face masks have become increasingly more common in the fight against coronavirus. In Victoria and Greater Sydney, they’re now mandatory for certain indoor public settings. Unfortunately amid all the panic buying, people aren’t taking the time to consider all the features their mask needs for optimum protection….