As people begin to build and expand into more wild areas, it’s more likely that they’ll come in contact with viruses that circulate in animals. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that three-quarters of “new or emerging” diseases that infect humans originate in nonhuman animals. As we’ve learned from […]Continue Reading 525 words
We wrote yesterday that President Trump’s lack of federal guidance on the coronavirus has created a patchwork of enforcement measures across the country. In fact, during his press conference yesterday Trump still wouldn’t say if he would make shelter in place a mandatory nationwide policy but did tell Americans to avoid gathering in crowds of […]Continue Reading 416 words
The importance of staying home (if you’re able to) cannot be stressed enough. Over the weekend the Washington Post created an incredible series of graphics that show just how important social distancing is in slowing the spread of the virus. Over the weekend the CDC also urged Americans not to gather in groups of more […]Continue Reading 273 words
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The headlines and mass event cancellations this past week have been unsettling to say the least. And often, it’s difficult to discern news from noise. That’s why we’re going to make a commitment to include accurate coverage throughout the crisis along with stories that should be on your radar. We’re all in this together, if […]Continue Reading 172 words
As a result of what they learned in China, Starbucks will not allow people to bring in their own “vessels” to get their cup of joe as a result of the coronavirus outbreak — the “temporary” measure went into effect last week and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Why This Matters: There are times when — particularly with respect to health and safety — single-use plastic items are a necessity. This coronavirus outbreak is one of those times.Continue Reading 452 words