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Friday, July 24, 2020
The candle test is one way to assess (roughly) the effectiveness of a mask. If your mask passes the test, you can help it do an even better job with some simple hacks.
Friday, July 17, 2020
With cases on the rise, people want to know: How do I look after a family member who's been diagnosed and is at home? And how do I show support for a friend with the virus?
Thursday, July 02, 2020
We look at the risks to consider (and precautions to take) before a restaurant meal. Also: How risky is it to fly on fully booked flights?
Friday, June 26, 2020
Also: if you're headed back to a physical workplace, how do you keep safe? And do you need to have a mask on all the time at work?
Friday, June 19, 2020
By popular demand, we've updated our guidelines for repair people in the home — and taken on new topics as well.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
They're swarming in gargantuan numbers in parts of Africa and South Asia — and posing a major threat to the food supply. If you have questions about these insects, we have answers.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
A rich country might spend $5,000 or more on health care per person. A poor country might spend as little as $19 per person. How will that affect responses to the novel coronavirus?
Friday, June 12, 2020
This week we tackle frequently asked questions — and some infrequently asked ones as well. And we also have advice on how to decide about possible testing if you attended a protest.
Friday, June 05, 2020
Also: If I head to a new state or country for a visit, do I need to self-isolate to protect others in case I'm contagious?
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Sister Astridah Banda noticed that most of the information about the coronavirus was being shared in English in a country where 70 languages are spoken. That gave her an idea.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Public health has come a long way since the deadly flu, but we find ourselves in an oddly similar moment, using many of the same measures employed in 1918, a medical historian says.
Monday, May 11, 2020
The United Nations and Amplifier, an arts group, called on artists to create inspiring and informative posters, graphics and animations around the coronavirus. Here's a selection of submissions.
Sunday, May 03, 2020
In his new book, The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene, George Steinmetz offers a bird's-eye view of the mark humans have made on the global landscape.