This breakthrough mask is a ‘smoke detector’ for COVID-19

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It’s a way to track the prevalence of COVID-19 in environments like jails. The greatest challenge of containing COVID-19 continues to be that a carrier can be contagious for two days before developing symptoms. It’s impossible to know if you or those around you are sick at any given moment. By the time you do know, one infection could have spread to dozens of people. Read Full Story

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Why are people boycotting Trader Joe’s? What to know about an employee’s COVID-19 safety concerns

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An employee asked for better COVID-19 safety measures. Then he was fired. If you’ve been on social media the last few days you may have seen the hashtag #BoycottTraderJoes going around. But just why are people calling for the boycott of one of the most beloved grocery chains in the country? It all has to do with an employee who was fired after asking for enhanced COVID-19 protections. Read Full Story

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YouTube users looking for COVID-19 info are more likely to break lockdown, study says

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And Facebook users who use the site as their primary COVID-19 information source are more likely to believe there’s no hard evidence the virus actually exists. Do you know people who’ve broken lockdown rules? Or think COVID-19 is caused by 5G? Or believe the virus doesn’t exist at all? Then chances are good that those people get a majority of their COVID-19 “information” from YouTube and Facebook, a new study shows. Read Full Story

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Harvard professor develops a $50 nasal spray to thwart the spread of COVID-19

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Developed by Harvard professor David Edwards—who previously created inhalable chocolate and cocktails—the spray promises to stop the spread of aerosols by as much as 99%. You should practice social distancing and wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But even masks aren’t perfect. A high-end N95 mask can filter an estimated 99.8% of the virus from the air, while many cotton masks filter just 50% or less . Given that researchers now know the virus is airborne , you may wonder: Is there anything else you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19? Read Full Story

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