Making your own face mask? Some fabrics work better than others, study finds. Federal health officials now recommend people cover their mouths and noses with cloth face masks when in public to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Friday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance on the matter, recommending individuals use cloth face coverings "in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain," such as grocery stores and pharmacies. The guidance recommends people use fabric coverings, not surgical masks or specialized N95 masks, which should be reserved for health care providers. If you are making your own covering, new research finds that some fabrics are better than others at filtering out viral particles. Grocery store workers on front line of COVID-19 pandemic. VANCOUVER -- A new kind of front-line worker is emerging across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic: grocery store employees.
COVID-19: Premier orders most Quebec stores closed Sundays to give workers a ... MONTREAL — In an attempt to give frontline retail workers a break during the COVID-19 pandemic, Quebec Premier Francois Legault on Monday ordered most of the stores still allowed to operate to close on Sundays during the month of April.
The premier gave his newest directive as the province reported its biggest one-day spike in confirmed COVID cases — 590 positive tests — bringing the provincial total to 3,430. Health authorities also confirmed three additional deaths compared with the day prior, for a total of 25. Will COVID-19 Infections Slow Down Over The Summer? Physicists Receive Grant ... The drop in reported Spanish flu cases during the summer of 1918 led to a hope by August that the pandemic was coming to its end.
Then, the flu returned in its deadliest wave that fall. The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has drawn wide comparisons to the 1918 influenza pandemic, leading people to wonder what the summer of 2020 might bring and whether we can expect a similar lull in infections. However, experts are still working to understand how the virus behaves under varying conditions. In order to answer these unsolved questions, the National Science Foundation awarded a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant to University of Utah physicists Michael Vershinin and Saveez Saffarian to study how COVID-19 withstands changes in temperature and humidity. Most studies on diseases related to coronavirus, such as influenza, approach the behavior from an epidemiological standpoint rather than biophysical. España sufre un incremento en el número de contagios por covid-19. Ottawa orders made-in-Canada ventilators, surgical masks, COVID-19 tests in r...
The Government of Canada placed an order with Canadian manufacturers to produce ventilators, test kits and surgical masks to ensure a local supply of critical medical gear for frontline health care providers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Ottawa will also dedicate $2 billion to purchase personal protective equipment such as surgical masks, face shields, gowns, ventilators, test kits and swabs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. The first three procurement deals for made-in-Canada gear come 11 days after Ottawa unveiled a plan to help Canadian manufacturers ramp up production of medical supplies in Canada. “The entire world is trying to get its hands on the various equipment needed to fight this virus. Ottawa orders made-in-Canada ventilators, surgical masks, COVID-19 tests in r... Toronto records first COVID-19 death, as Ontario reaches six. Italy announces lockdown as global coronavirus cases surpass 105,000. Raf Simons Becomes Co-Creative Director at Prada - The New York Times.
MILAN — In a move that could reshape the fashion world, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the creative director and chief executive of the Prada Group, the thinking woman’s brand and one of the gravitational poles of the Italian industry, announced on Sunday that they were appointing the Belgian designer Raf Simons as co-creative director of Prada.
Mr. Simons and Ms. Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving? Oscars 2020: Brad Pitt Wins Best Supporting Actor. LOS ANGELES — Brad Pitt won best supporting actor for his portrayal of a self-confident stuntman in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”
It was the first time he was honored for his acting. He previously won an Oscar as a member of the producing team behind the best picture winner “12 Years a Slave” (2014). What Senate Impeachment Trial, Virginia Gun Rally Have in Common. As the definition of whiteness in America has expanded over generations, the unearned advantages that come with it become harder to kick.
While racism is rightly regarded as a social disease, the privilege that it affords white people can be more like a drug. The Fighter and the Pimp: Fighting for Congo's most vulnerable girls in Kinshasa. News BBC News Navigation Sections Previous Next Media player.
Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them. Coronavirus Live Updates: As Death Toll Rises, Mayor at Center of Outbreak Offers to Resign. China’s rigid bureaucracy discourages local officials from raising bad news with central bosses, and it silos officials off from one another, making it harder to manage, or even see, a crisis in the making.
“That’s why you never really hear about problems emerging on a local scale in China,” said John Yasuda, who studies China’s approach to health crises at Indiana University. NASA animation shows global effects of Australia wildfires, hurricanes and more. The recent catastrophic bush fires in Australia were so immensely destructive that they could be seen from space. Now, a new animation from NASA shows the impact of those fires and other extreme disasters around the world from the past year. In addition to the Australian fires, which began in 2019 and extended into January 2020, this animation shows the impacts of Hurricane Dorian, which took place from August to September 2019, and a series of major fires that took place in South America and Indonesia during the same period.
Climate change, which researchers continue to study and monitor using space-based satellites, causes an increase in extreme weather events like those shown in the animation above. Smoke from the Australian bush fires, which astronauts could see from aboard the International Space Station, has interacted with global weather. The blazes have so far killed at least 25 people. Follow Chelsea Gohd on Twitter @chelsea_gohd.