August 31, 2020


For the first time in months, Harrison County’s active COVID-19 case count has dropped below the crucial 20 case marker, according to Harrison County Judge Chad Sims on Saturday…The new number is the lowest active case count in months, bringing Harrison County under the crucial 20 active case count number that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott outlined in his mask mandate earlier this summer…In order to opt out Gov. Greg Abbott’s mask mandate, Texas counties need to have 20 or fewer active COVID-19 cases for a specified time, depending on population, but Sims said he isn’t asking the state to drop the order for Harrison County yet.

(J. Harris: Thank you, Judge Sims, for your judgment, caution and good sense).
Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19?
Key messages
Current rules on safe physical distancing are based on outdated science

Distribution of viral particles is affected by numerous factors, including air flow

Evidence suggests SARS-CoV-2 may travel more than 2 m through activities such as coughing and shouting

Rules on distancing should reflect the multiple factors that affect risk, including ventilation, occupancy, and exposure time

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What A Nasal Spray Vaccine Against COVID-19 Might Do Even Better Than A Shot
(J. Harris: It’s not ready yet, but it makes good sense. They need a little time to play with this vaccine).
The University of Arizona says it caught a dorm’s COVID-19 outbreak before it started. Its secret weapon: Poop.
(J. Harris: Poop the Magic Dragon diagnoses  COVID. Clever, unobtrusive investigation helps prevent college epidemic, I hope). 

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Why should you never trust a train? They have loco motives.

Why was the baby ant confused? Because all his uncles were ants!

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