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A Clunky Mask May be the Answer to Airborne Disease and N95 Waste

Experts say the U.S. government has unintentionally encouraged a dependency on imported masks by failing to promote elastomeric respirators, a reusable mask that is domestically produced. go to Article >

Coronavirus FAQ: I'm confused by the new testing advice! Do it once, twice .. thrice?

4 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

We regularly answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at goatsandsoda@npr.org with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions."... read more

Whether from an antique shop or discount store, toxic lead items are easy to buy

15 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

A vintage military-style trunk she bought at an eastern Michigan flea market when she was a teenager became a staple of Jennifer Poupard's life. Poupard, now 37, originally bought it to store her CDs. Over the years, the trunk — styled with... read more

Coronavirus FAQ: I took a trip and caught COVID. What should I do? When can I go home?

39 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

We regularly answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at goatsandsoda@npr.org with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions."... read more

Still testing positive after day 10? How to decide when to end your COVID isolation

47 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Many Americans have wrestled with this dilemma at some point during the pandemic, yet it still seems to come up again and again: When can you stop isolating after a COVID-19 infection? The question is especially vexing if you're feeling better,... read more

A new dominant omicron strain in the U.S. is driving up cases — and reinfections

36 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Updated July 11, 2022 at 12:39 PM ET For much of the pandemic, the only silver lining to coming down with a case of COVID-19 was that you likely wouldn't catch it again for a while (though there isn't exactly a definitive answer on how long that... read more

Is a Uranium mill in Utah making tribal members sick? They'll find out in 2025

41 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

A Native American community neighboring the only operating uranium mill in the U.S. is hoping a new study will answer longstanding questions about whether it is affecting their health. Members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe living in White Mesa,... read more

Deace: American sovereignty is about to be overruled by the World Health Organization. For your own good, of course.

84 Days ago News Source: Theblaze.com

May the spirit of Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone be upon us. For his clarity in putting chronic heresy hound Nancy Pelosi in the penalty box is also what is needed from regular Americans, if we don’t wish to be permanently governed by... read more

Coronavirus FAQ: Should I still take a COVID test before flying into the U.S.?

60 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

We regularly answer frequently asked questions about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at goatsandsoda@npr.org with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions."... read more

Coronavirus FAQ: Can I get COVID outdoors? (With printable poster on how to cut risks)

46 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Outdoor events are way less risky than indoor events when it comes to COVID. They are still, by far, the safest way to gather as the country continues to see high levels of cases and rising hospitalizations. But "way less risky" is not "zero... read more

We asked, you answered: NPR readers share how they handled COVID on vacation

32 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

You went on a trip. And you got COVID. Now what? That was the topic of our Coronavirus FAQ last week. We asked people how they handled the situation. Did they respect the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to quarantine... read more