21 uses of distilled water

By |2020-05-31T03:45:48+00:00May 31st, 2020|

Distilled water is the purest water there can be.  In the process of distillation, water is boiled, and clean steam moves to another container where it condensates and becomes liquid again. That’s why water is purified. It doesn’t contain contaminants, bacteria, or even minerals. So this special water has a lot of good uses and I wrote [...]

Drivers tell of chaos at UK’s privately run PPE stockpileThe private firm contracted to run the government’s stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) was beset by “chaos” at its warehouse that may have resulted in delays in deploying vital supplies to healthcare workers, according to sources who have spoken to the Guardian and ITV News. The allegations from delivery drivers and other well–placed sources raise questions about whether Movianto, the subsidiary of a US healthcare giant, was able to adequately manage and distribute the nation’s emergency stockpile of PPE for use in a pandemic.

By |2020-05-18T18:03:24+00:00May 18th, 2020|

The private firm contracted to run the government’s stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) was beset by “chaos” at its warehouse that may have resulted in delays in deploying vital supplies to healthcare workers, according to sources who have spoken to the Guardian and ITV News. The allegations from delivery drivers and other well–placed sources raise [...]

Ochratoxin A in food: public health risks assessed

By |2020-05-18T18:01:03+00:00May 18th, 2020|

EFSA has published a scientific opinion on public health risks related to the presence of ochratoxin A (OTA) in food – a mycotoxin naturally produced by moulds that can be found in a variety of foodstuffs including cereals, preserved meats, fresh and dried fruit, and cheese. New data that have become available since the last assessment [...]

7 students in a class? Not practical, school operations officials say

By |2020-05-18T17:56:16+00:00May 18th, 2020|

Thermal cameras that take students’ and staff members’ temperatures as they enter a school, flooring with one-way directions and “self-cleaning” windows that use UV light to clean the air inside a room are among the products school operations officials are considering as they begin preparing for schools to re-open — whenever that is. Some operations and [...]

New York Governor Cuomo’s Order Reducing Workplace Density Due to Coronavirus – Updated May 14, 2020

By |2020-05-18T17:13:58+00:00May 18th, 2020|

UPDATE – May 14, 2020 Reopening New York New York State remains on PAUSE through May 15, 2020, after which phase one of Governor Cuomo’s reopening plan launches.  The phased plan is based on meeting key public health metrics and will reopen New York on a regional basis.  Among other things, in order to reopen, a region must: (1) [...]

Hotels, resorts announce new cleaning programs amid coronavirus. Here’s what they look like.

By |2020-05-18T17:10:25+00:00May 18th, 2020|

Four Seasons, Accor, MGM Resorts, Red Roof and Sandals joined the growing list of hospitality companies updating cleanliness measures due to the new coronavirus. Short-term rental company Vrbo followed suit, too. Four Seasons is partnering with Johns Hopkins Medicine International for its new global health and safety program, "Lead With Care." The program notes that public areas will be cleaned hourly, with [...]

Study predicts COVID-19 burden among pregnant women

By |2020-05-17T00:55:36+00:00May 17th, 2020|

A recent model estimated that more than 16,000 pregnant women delivering at hospitals in the United States in 2020 will have COVID-19. The model also predicted there will be 52 COVID-19-related maternal mortalities, according to research published in the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM.  “We know that pregnancy alters the immune system and given the [...]

Act F.A.S.T. to avoid stroke

By |2020-05-17T00:44:05+00:00May 17th, 2020|

Sometimes called a brain attack, stroke causes brain tissue to die leading to brain damage, disability or death. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in the country and the leading cause of serious long-term disability. If you think you or anyone you’re with may be having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. Getting treatment quickly can [...]