San Francisco bans reusable bags in coronavirus fight

From The Hill San Francisco is banning reusable shopping bags to prevent outside germs from entering grocery stores as the coronavirus pandemic affects cities around the country, The new ordinance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health aims to reinforce existing social distancing protocols by restricting customers from bringing their own bags, mugs, or…

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Fight the Virus with Sunshine

Guest post by Jim Steele I want to encourage people to go outside and get some sunshine. If walks in the park are outlawed, then limited sunbathing in your back yard, or apartment roof tops would help. I don’t give medical advice, but this is a no-brainer, no-regrets suggestion. Scientists have long investigated why the…

COP26 Postponed

From The UNFCC The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners. Dates for a rescheduled conference in…

Untangling Flu and SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence

From JAMA Community Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Patients With Influenzalike Illnesses Presenting to a Los Angeles Medical Center in March 2020 Brad Spellberg, MD1; Meredith Haddix, MPH2; Rebecca Lee, MPH2; et al Susan Butler-Wu, PhD1; Paul Holtom, MD1; Hal Yee, MD, PhD3; Prabhu Gounder, MD2 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA. Published online March 31, 2020.…