October 23, 2020
October 16, 2020
The graph below is based on confirmed COVID19 death data reported from the CDC.
These numbers may lag slightly behind other US reporting sources and will underestimate the actual current death total from COVID19. For that reason, I have calculated and plotted the doubling time in days averaged over a moving seven day period. Doubling time based on the previous seven days average as of 10/16/2020 was 213 days, passing through 218,000 deaths. A graph of the doubling time is shown here.
September 1, 2020
Here is an interactive map of the United States showing COVID19 cases in each State and Territory. This map here will update automatically when CDC data is updated.
August 20, 2020
June 22, 2020
How the Family of a Bioscientist Shops and Cleans Groceries in the Midst of The American Pandemic of 2020.
I know that viruses are actually very susceptible to soap, detergents, and their main molecular components dissolve nicely in soapy water. Make sure you have enough dish soap to make suds, bubbles. Of course, any food you cook will destroy the virus too, but you can still wash your veggies for your salads and for safe handing in your own home doing food preparation. Make sure you rinse off all your dish soapy water well, but just use dish soap and do not use surface cleaners on your food.
You should be able to also use tap water washing without any soap at all, but I have heard from persons who have lots of anxiety about shopping for fresh food, and dish soap in water may help you feel less of that anxiety.
Again, just use dish soap made for washing food dishes, and just use the dish soap in lots of water. Rinse the wash water off. Let your produce drip dry a few minutes before you try to place them in the fridge.
Here is a little video on how. It's easy.
You can do this. You can :).
Here are some updated guidelines from the US CDC regarding COVID-19 and food. So far there is no evidence that the spread of COVID-19 happens from food or the risk is extremely low.
US CDC Food Guide for COVID-19
May 30, 2020
You can watch the launch about to happen from Florida here on NASA TV.
Using the Space-X rocket. Two astronauts. Bob and Doug reach orbit.
Falcon 9 launch smooth.
See more at NASA TV using the link below: