Does your homemade mask work?

Despite unregulated face coverings being highly variable, they do, on average, reduce the spread of the virus.

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If a surgeon arrived at the operating theatre wearing a mask they had made that morning from a tea towel, they would probably be sacked.
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Century-old vaccine may lower coronavirus deaths, finds new study

A new study suggests that an old tuberculosis vaccine may reduce the severity of coronavirus cases.

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  • A new study finds a tuberculosis BCG vaccination is linked to its COVID-19 mortality rate.
  • More BCG vaccinations are connected to fewer severe coronavirus cases in East Germany.
  • The study is preliminary and more research is needed to support the findings.
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How a Quick Lesson About Vaccination Can Help Stop Fake News

Is misinformation causing outbreaks of diseases long thought curable? A recent study found that just a simple "heads up" about fake news can help save thousands of lives. 

An infant receives a measles vaccination in Berlin

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