"If you're an owner of a home, building or mall, you want to have someone to assess your system and install the largest MERV number filter the system can reliably handle without dropping the volume of air that runs through it," advised Erin Bromage, an associate professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. … [Read more...] about Can the AC filter in your home, office or local mall protect you from Covid-19?
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Your mask should also fit snugly against the sides of your face -- no open flaps. But it shouldn't be so tight that it's difficult to breathe through. Your mask may have a wired side, meant to adhere to the shape of your nose. Press down on it over your nose for a more comfortable fit. … [Read more...] about Masks are effective only if you wear them properly. Here’s the right (and wrong) way
In June, the World Health Organization updated its recommendations, calling for nations to encourage the general public to wear fabric masks in areas where there continues to be intense spread of the novel coronavirus -- and for all health workers and caregivers to wear medical masks throughout their shift while in clinical areas. … [Read more...] about Refusing to wear face masks should be as taboo as drunk driving, science chief says
“What happened to Andres was not only a tragedy, it was an outright crime,” said Ron Gochez, a member of Union del Barrio, which organized the demonstration. “This is just one more of so many people who have been killed by the L.A. County sheriffs and the police ... this is the unity between the Black and brown community saying we are tired of this.” … [Read more...] about Protesters demand answers for why 18-year-old Latino man was shot by a sheriff’s deputy
There, he found a group of people forming on Melrose Avenue and said he could hear someone kicking in a door nearby. He sent his mother, girlfriend and 10-month-old daughter home. He taped a sign that read “Black-owned business” to his window, then sat out front and pleaded with people not to damage his shop. … [Read more...] about Lemeir Mitchell’s water ice shakes up L.A. dessert culture