June 29, 2020

Weekly review: Where 'superspreader' events are happening now

Daily Briefing

    Map: Your state's health care job losses amid Covid-19 (Monday, June 22)
    Newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals a state-by-state picture of how the coronavirus epidemic has roiled the health care job market. See how many jobs have been lost in your state—broken down by hospitals, ambulatory care, and residential facilities—on our interactive maps.

    Charted: The dramatic decline in US happiness amid Covid-19 (Tuesday, June 23)
    A recent poll from NORC at the University of Chicago found that just 14% of Americans say they're very happy—the lowest percentage recorded since the poll started collecting data in 1972.

    Could 'toilet plumes' spread the new coronavirus? (Wednesday, June 24)
    Flushing the toilet with the lid open could create a so-called "toilet plume," or a cloud of aerosol droplets, that contains the new coronavirus and could linger long enough to either be inhaled by the next person to enter the bathroom or land on surfaces within the room, according to a study recently published in the journal Physics of Fluids.

    Where 'superspreader' events are happening now (Thursday, June 25)
    More than half of U.S. states over the past two weeks have seen increases in their daily numbers of newly reported coronavirus cases—and officials have reported that new outbreaks of the virus are occurring among Americans visiting certain places and taking part in certain activities.

    Masks are hiding our facial expressions. How can we adapt? (Friday, June 26)
    More Americans are wearing face masks and coverings when they leave their homes—an effort that's key to curbing the new coronavirus' spread, but also one that, according to the New York Times' Jacey Fortin, hides a "small but important social lubricant: the smile." Fortin shares how we compensate in our new reality.

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