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pandemic air quality

Air quality has dramatically improved due to the pandemic

December 14th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to remain home for work, reduced commuting, and other outdoor activities. NASA satellites tracking thermal data and environmental pollutants show a dramatic change in air quality.  In places like California that often struggle with air quality, the air was much cleaner after the pandemic hit with full force. …

coronavirus prevention

CDC Director: Coronavirus can be stopped if we follow one rule

July 16th, 2020

CDC Director Robert Redfield says there’s just one thing all Americans should do in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus: Wear a mask. Redfield and other health officials issued the plea in a new scientific editorial. Some states are actively fighting back against mandatory mask-wearing guidelines. Ever since the novel coronavirus pandemic began, …

coronavirus by state

These states are doing a horrible job of containing the coronavirus

June 19th, 2020

Some US states are seeing a clear decline in the number of new coronavirus cases, while others are seeing huge spikes. Many southern states that began to life restrictions earlier than was advised are now paying the price with dramatic increases in the number of sick people in hospitals. Overall, fewer people are dying of …

pandemic vaccines

The coronavirus isn’t the only disease we have to worry about now

June 15th, 2020

Efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have made it easier for other diseases to spread. In places like the Congo, where vaccine rollout efforts were cut off due to the pandemic, diseases like measles can now spread unchecked. Vaccine rates are even falling in places like the United States, with some states …