Treat Your Glasses With Chemicals You could treat your glasses with a chemical that will reduce misting. One simple solution mentioned in the journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of England suggests washing your glasses with soapy water, which will leave a thin film on the surface. That creates what’s called a “surfactant effect,” which makes it less likely that air will condense on the lens. The effect doesn’t last indefinitely, so you will find yourself regularly washing your glasses if you want to use this approach. Or alternatively, you could use anti-fog spray that prevents condensation. The downside here is that you will be exposing yourself to chemicals, some of which are known to cause eye irritation. … [Read more...] about How to wear a mask without fogging up your glasses
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The state government has so far identified 70 people, who attended the gathering. "All those from West Bengal who have participated in this event are being identified and will be immediately tested for COVID-19 and put under mandatory 14 days quarantine," State Home Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay tweeted. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus spread at Nizamuddin: Here is what central, state govts have done so far
“That’s totally bad to start with, but to do it during a pandemic is cynical to the highest degree, in my view,” says Balmes. He notes that California is now pursuing a new policy to reduce pollution in disadvantaged communities. “We actually know how to do this,” he says. “There hasn’t been a will at the federal level, especially under the Trump administration, but California is moving ahead with this program, and so hopefully we can lead the way when there’s a public health-interested federal administration, and try to address the inequities in air pollution exposure.” … [Read more...] about The most polluted parts of the U.S. are more at risk for coronavirus deaths
On a new “Crush the Curve” website, everyone in the state is encouraged to answer questions about symptoms. Some answers trigger the system to recommend that someone gets tested and sends them a unique code to take to a testing location; when people have a positive test, the state tracks their contacts to do more testing. Utah will also soon also begin randomized testing to find asymptomatic carriers of the virus. It’s more like the approach used in South Korea—which quickly stopped the spread of coronavirus—than in other parts of the United States. … [Read more...] about Utah is running mass COVID-19 tests: Why aren’t other states?
• Facebook has bungled yet another one of its metrics. The company admitted that one of its reporting statistics miscounted some publishers’ traffic for Instant Article content. Over the last few months, Facebook has admitted to more than a few miscounted advertising and publisher metrics. … [Read more...] about Morning intel: Russia tried to hack GOP too; more details on Trump’s tech summit