N95s have a tighter fit to your face than cloth masks and are made with a special material designed to block 95 per cent of harmful particles
Women better at mask wearing than men, Mumbai best performing city with 76.28% mask adherence, finds study
The non-profit think-tank conducted a mask adherence study among different age groups at public places across 11 cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jammu, Delhi, Guwahati, Raipur, Chandigarh, Shimla, Chennai and Pune
The latest survey was conducted by digital community based platform LocalCircles in April and it received more than 25,000 responses from citizens residing in 364 districts of India.
Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a substantial increase in demand for single-use plastic items such as PPE, masks, gloves, etc and their incineration adds to already high pollution levels
Classes from 9 to 12 and colleges will begin from 1 September
The fans of the Harry Potter film series are commenting and reacting to the social media post in large numbers. In a day, the tweet has got over 15,400 likes and many comments.
A year since India's COVID-19 lockdown, photographers talk us through their most defining images of the pandemic
A collection of images that defined the year since the 24 March 2020 lockdown, narrated in the voices of photographers who shot them.
In a speech at the the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Greg Abbott said, "Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills. This must end. It is now time to open Texas 100%."
When both the exhaling and inhaling heads were double-masked, more than 95 percent of the particles were blocked.
The best materials for blocking small particles include non-woven polypropylene, which is used to make N95s and many surgical-type masks, and the HEPA filters in planes.
'The idea came to the President as he watched Halloween trick or treating between campaign stops in Pennsylvania,' said a White House spokesperson
Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?
To broach the topic about the veil meaning something more than a mere clothing choice seems somewhat an exhausting exercise now, one marred by debates that insist upon centralising the hijab as the server of patriarchal functions.
The feature will ensure that the feedback received from drivers is also incorporated in making the platform safer for the next user.
Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, had tweeted “Masks work? NO,” and said widespread use of masks is not supported
New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing re-election next week, called the reopening a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” response. However, experts warned that an elimination strategy may not be viable in the absence of a vaccine
Donald Trump fears coronavirus: Urgency US president showed in seeking treatment puts paid to lies about pandemic
The facts of Trump’s experience with coronavirus, including how how quickly it sickened him to the point of requiring intensive medical care, are the best tools to fight the misinformation campaign against COVID-19
When it came to Mother Nature, Trump was not humble, he did not seek national coordination in response to the virus and he did not ground what strategy he had in chemistry, biology and physics, but rather in ideology, politics, markets and an election calendar
A chaotic and ill-mannered food-fight that lasted 98 minutes left no one with any idea as to whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump was more deserving of being the next president
Playing up his local, middle-class roots, Biden focussed on Trump’s stewardship of the coronavirus, casting the president as a callous leader who cannot empathise with the concerns of most Americans
The age-old concept of deliberately exposing people to a pathogen to generate a protective immune response was first tried against smallpox paved the way for the rise of modern vaccines.