Turns out you don’t need to wipe down or disinfect your incoming groceries

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/23/health/groceries-takeout-coronavirus-wellness-scn-trnd/index.html No need to wipe down groceries or takeout, experts say, but do wash your hands By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN)Has wiping down your groceries and take-out food become part of your coronavirus survival kit?FDA FOOD (Ctr for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition)✔@FDAfood FDA has heard your concerns about shopping for #food safely. We want … Continue reading Turns out you don’t need to wipe down or disinfect your incoming groceries

Dog breeder hired for White House coronavirus task force

It shouldn't be a partisan question about whether or not President Trump should hire the most capable and experienced people to participate in planning how the coronavirus should be fought and how this nation is to emerge better than it was before. It would be nice however if there was more than our trusted friend, … Continue reading Dog breeder hired for White House coronavirus task force

Everybody’s counting on those who’ve had coronavirus having immunity — not so fast there

I've been waiting for the test enthusiasts to pay more attention to the fallacy negating the usefulness of antibody testing. The assumption has been that you get COVID-19 ONCE, and then you're done. Turns out that's not true. That means that survivors will not be able to live a care-free life after free of symptoms. … Continue reading Everybody’s counting on those who’ve had coronavirus having immunity — not so fast there

How much risk of your cats getting the virus or giving it to you?

Including two articles as I know this is a matter of deep concern for cat owners. They both say the same thing tho -- there's no risk to humans even if a domestic cat tests positive for coronavirus. ANIMALS CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE What you need to know about your cats and coronavirus Cases of cats acquiring … Continue reading How much risk of your cats getting the virus or giving it to you?

Met Gala with over 40 singers from their homes begins this afternoon at 1pm EDT

Metropolitan Opera to Present a Live Streamed, Globe-Trotting 'At-Home Gala'BY RYAN MCPHEEAPR 13, 2020 Over 40 singers will take part from their homes around the world. The Metropolitan Opera House Jonathan Tichler As the Metropolitan Opera looks to expand its digital offerings in the wake of canceling the remainder of its current season, the New York institution will … Continue reading Met Gala with over 40 singers from their homes begins this afternoon at 1pm EDT

How much risk do cats have of getting the virus or giving it?

This is one of two very similar articles that I'm posting because the issue has been raised by so many people I know. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals//2020/04/how-to-protect-your-pets-coronavirus/? An expert tells us how at-risk our cats are of getting sick Posted: Thursday April 23 2020, 6:12pm Lions and tigers and COVID, oh my! This month, five tigers and three African lions … Continue reading How much risk do cats have of getting the virus or giving it?

How long will it take for NYC to get back to its version of normal?

This article breaks my heart. Credit...Juan Arredondo for The New York Times ‘I Don’t Think the New York That We Left Will Be Back for Some Years’ The features that made the city’s economy distinctive — Broadway, restaurants and museums — were hard hit and will take the longest to come back. By J. David Goodman … Continue reading How long will it take for NYC to get back to its version of normal?

How long will your savings last?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/23/opinion/emergency-savings-coronavirus.html?searchResultPosition=1 How long would it take you to save for an emergency like the coronavirus? If you’re rich, it would take about two months to save enough to cover four weeks of expenses. If your household makes somewhere between $70,000 and $99,999, you can save that much in seven to eight months. An average household of … Continue reading How long will your savings last?

11 numbers that show how the coronavirus has changed NYC

A postal worker in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.Credit...Brittainy Newman/The New York Times 11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C. Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as … Continue reading 11 numbers that show how the coronavirus has changed NYC

Best Australian Crime Novels

The Best Australian Crime Fiction recommended by Emma Viskic Australian crime fiction—sometimes dubbed 'Outback Noir'—is enjoying a golden era, and is rapturously received overseas. Emma Viskic, the award-winning crime writer, selects five of the best crime novels by her compatriots: outstanding books that blur the line between 'literary' and 'genre' fiction. 1Truthby Peter TempleRead2The Rules of … Continue reading Best Australian Crime Novels

Snapshot of NYC in 11 numbers

A postal worker in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.Credit...Brittainy Newman/The New York Times 11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C. Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as … Continue reading Snapshot of NYC in 11 numbers