Face masks


The problem with pretty floral face masks

September 22, 2020 11:37 am

Why are we prioritizing aspiration over respiration?


Why the Japanese love wearing facemasks

September 17, 2020 12:44 pm

Hiding the face stimulates the erotic imagination in Japan


What lies behind the Japanese obsession with face masks?

August 15, 2020 11:57 am

No one in Japan is checking whether you are wearing a mask or not, and there are no penalties for not doing so


Spain’s bizarre mask policies

August 8, 2020 1:20 pm

Social distancing has now been abolished on public transport but mask wearing has not


How much do face masks actually help?

July 24, 2020 9:34 am

Despite two decades of pandemic preparedness, there is considerable uncertainty as to the value of wearing masks

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In an age of science, why are face masks a matter of opinion?

July 23, 2020 12:04 am

Nobody sane disputes the scientific method. So why are we wasting time talking about face masks?


Why should I have to wear a face mask to give blood?

July 22, 2020 11:40 pm

Over in Wales, they’d make me remove it


Trump shouldn’t wear a mask

July 21, 2020 2:53 pm

He ought to be taking a stand on this issue

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Why I will wear a face mask

July 16, 2020 12:00 pm

This is where the crux of the COVID debate rests: the individual vs society


Do real men not wear masks?

May 14, 2020 1:16 pm

Study finds males far more likely to object to face coverings

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Would Churchill have worn a face mask?

April 23, 2020 3:59 pm

There is something smug and averse about people in masks — but better smug and averse than dead, I suppose

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Do face masks work?

April 20, 2020 11:47 am

Coronavirus is not a reason for us to accept arbitrary impositions or abandon our traditions of rational discourse