COVID-19 Diary – Day 222

Last Friday our readers told us they would like to see us debunk more conspiracy theories. The above post showed up on Facebook last night, and we thought it was an excellent opportunity to follow up on your request! Conspiracy theories like these are extremely dangerous as they undermine public health efforts and ultimately couldContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 222”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 198

A recent study conducted at the University of California, Davis, has provided some new information that could relate to the effectiveness of homemade non-medical masks. The study began as a comparison of different types of masks, including surgical, vented N95 and KN95 rated masks, as well as paper towel, and both single and double-layer cottonContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 198”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 190

Today Tina Namiesniowski, resigned her position as the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada. She was appointed to the role on May 6, 2019, and completed only a little over 1 year of her possible 5-year term. In her public statement, she hoped to remind everyone of the toll that a relentless paceContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 190”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 185

Successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic means learning how to manage your transmission risk levels. While few could argue that the safest option is to never leave your house, for most of us, this isn’t a realistic option. So whether it’s going to work or school, buying groceries or other supplies, or taking part in variousContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 185”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 174

This is going to be a pretty long post, but there’s lots of good info here. Let’s get started! First up we have a new study on the efficacy of face shields and masks with unfiltered valves. They use lasers to help improve visualization of water vapour. Their conclusions are not super great for eitherContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 174”