Parents knowingly sent kids with coronavirus to school, Wisconsin officials say

“A handful of irresponsible parents could be responsible for closing down entire school districts,” the Washington-Ozaukee public health director said.

Source: Parents knowingly sent kids with coronavirus to school, Wisconsin officials say

Fighting Back against the Loneliness Epidemic – Scientific American

Throughout the country, socially distanced young adults and older adults have been forming connections

Source: Fighting Back against the Loneliness Epidemic – Scientific American

Style-conscious Africans turn compulsory masks into fashion accessories – Hindustan Times

Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright, bold clothes to match her personality. She believes a global pandemic should not get in the way of her sense of style.

Source: Fashion in the times of Covid-19: Style-conscious Africans turn compulsory masks into fashion accessories – fashion and trends – Hindustan Times

Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post

New fabric technology may help to make a new generation of face masks that are more comfortable yet more effective.

Sonovia’s reusable anti-viral masks are coated in zinc oxide nano-particles that destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses, which it says can help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Source: Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post

Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN

Home-made cloth face masks likely need a minimum of two layers, and preferably three, to protect against COVID-19, a new study finds.

Source: Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN

Missoula man with disability adapts N95 masks to work with wheelchair | Coronavirus | bozemandailychronicle.com

Tyler Stosich’s wheelchair is controlled by a straw. Normally, he doesn’t think twice about it. But COVID-19 turned normal on its head, so Stosich decided to innovate.

Source: Missoula man with disability adapts N95 masks to work with wheelchair | Coronavirus | bozemandailychronicle.com

Coronavirus: Buying PPE online for care sector ‘like the Wild West’ – BBC News

From personal care to meal preparation, every day many thousands of vulnerable people depend on receiving care in their own homes.Often it is provided by domiciliary carers from private companies who make several visits a day, but with personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks stretched, some agencies have been turning to online suppliers.One care company says it paid £60,000 up front for PPE, but “the stock never came”.Meanwhile, a health trust said it had seen prices rise in what it calls “blatant profiteering”.

Source: Coronavirus: Buying PPE online for care sector ‘like the Wild West’ – BBC News