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Masks may save us all yet. NSW police handed out more than $1 million in fines over just five weeks. And men who accessed their superannuation early splurged on gambling, while women spent more on beauty care, along with family necessities. 

Masks may be the answer

Masks may be better at limiting the spread of COVID-19 than hand washing or social distancing, new research shows -- but only marginally. 

A study on a US aircraft carrier found 55.8% of those who wore a mask got infected with COVID-19 compared to 80.8% who didn't. Of those who practised social distancing, 54.7% were infected, while 70% who didn't practise social distancing were infected.