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US In CA: A toilet flush could hold clues for preventing spread of coronavirus

04:46  24 july  2020
04:46  24 july  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Coronavirus updates: Florida sets new record in deaths but confirmed cases down; Infectious Diseases Society backs Anthony Fauci

  Coronavirus updates: Florida sets new record in deaths but confirmed cases down; Infectious Diseases Society backs Anthony Fauci New York will deploy testing and contract tracing teams to Atlanta. Hawaii extended its quarantine. Oregon to limit group gatherings. Latest news.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday in a joint conference with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms that his state would send testing and contact tracing teams to the city.

Toilet plumes can launch germy droplets in the air. Experts share the precautions you should take before answering nature’s call in public Such worries came to a head this week when researchers in China published a study suggesting that flushing a toilet can create a plume of coronavirus -laden

New research shows that flushing the toilet could potentially spread virus particles in the bathroom. Can A/C units spread coronavirus ? KGTV San Diego, CA . Medical examiner, hospitals prepare for more OHA anticipates testing material shortage with increase in coronavirus cases.

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An LA2028 sign is seen in front of a blazing Olympic cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The cauldron was lit early Wednesday morning at the stadium that was the site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. An International Olympic Committee meeting in Peru is to make it official that LA will host in 2028 and that the 2024 Games will go to Paris. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) © The Associated Press An LA2028 sign is seen in front of a blazing Olympic cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The cauldron was lit early Wednesday morning at the stadium that was the site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. An International Olympic Committee meeting in Peru is to make it official that LA will host in 2028 and that the 2024 Games will go to Paris. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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Can a toilet flush spread coronavirus ? Here's why you might want to put the lid down. Joshua Bote. By now, you’ve heard many familiar sanitary guidelines throughout the coronavirus pandemic: Wash your hands frequently; wear a mask in public.

Previous tests have found that the coronavirus can be present in feces, but it was unclear if the virus would be viable enough to spread to another person They found that the coronavirus was viable. "This means that stool samples may contaminate hands, food, water, etc.," the China CDC wrote in

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What's in wastewater? Oh, just the coronavirus. And it might offer clues to tracking its spread

You can stay home. You can wear a mask. You can obsessively wash your hands.

Here's another way to curb the coronavirus pandemic — analyze sewage, writes the Ventura County Star's Wendy Leung.

As public health officials analyze data about virus and antibody tests to determine the scope of the pandemic, researchers are looking into what gets flushed down the toilet. Detecting the virus in wastewater could help officials understand the prevalence of the virus in specific areas and help them obtain that information before coronavirus test results come in.

Phillies cancel activity ‘until further notice’ following positive coronavirus tests

  Phillies cancel activity ‘until further notice’ following positive coronavirus tests While no players have tested positive, the Phillies said there were two staffers — one coach and one clubhouse worker — who have contracted COVID-19. The team will not be holding any workouts at Citizens Bank Park “until further notice.” The Phillies just sent out an update: pic.twitter.com/x6mq60gfQG — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) July 30, 2020 The Phillies were the last team to face the Miami Marlins, who have had more than half their roster test positive for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus can also spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects. The coronavirus could remain on that surface and someone else could touch it and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes. soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer. tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers, tampons

Can the new coronavirus be spread through an open cut, wound or scratch? A recent report in Forbes warned about the potential of the virus being suspended in a “ toilet plume” of aerosols created when a person flushes the toilet with the lid open after using the bathroom.

Researchers know evidence of the virus can be found in wastewater. By monitoring samples, they may be able to predict a potential spike in cases because a person will start shedding the virus before any COVID-19 symptoms manifest.

Prison scrapped; granny flats expand; Ferry Building woes; Avatar delays; and a massive Ponzi scheme

A Native American tribe’s proposal to build an 8,400-bed prison on its remote reservation near the Salton Sea is not moving forward, at least for now.

After the state lifted local regulations that essentially banned "granny flats" from many communities — like requiring a private parking space or large property — residents are moving to build them. Some elected officials don't like it.

a close up of a device: Accessory dwelling units, sometimes nicknamed © Stephen J. Beard/IndyStar Accessory dwelling units, sometimes nicknamed "granny flats," are becoming a more attractive option for grown children looking for ways to care for aging parents.

San Francisco's famed Ferry Building is struggling in the pandemic; some tenants see the potential to transform it beyond an artisan food court and into a progressive food center where food policy, education and events co-mingle.

Report: Big Ten might not play football this fall

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Coronavirus is a respiratory illness, meaning it is mostly spread through virus-laden droplets from coughs and sneezes. If you don’t catch your coughs and sneezes While washing your hands is useful in preventing yourself from getting infected, this is not the main reason the Government recommends it.

Proper handwashing not only reduces the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it can prevent the spread of other viral illnesses such as cold and flu. Handwashing also reduces the risk of getting other easily spread infections, such SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East

The release of "Avatar 2" will be delayed to 2022, director James Cameron confirmed on Thursday, as the pandemic stalls live-action filming in New Zealand and virtual production work in Los Angeles.

Three men were charged with scamming over 70 households out of a combined $10 million, the state Attorney General's office announced Thursday.

Looking to 2028, a group calls on L.A. to #CancelTheOlympics

a statue in front of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a proposed site of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games track and field competition. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a proposed site of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games track and field competition.

Had the pandemic not happened, the Tokyo Olympics would have been starting on Friday, a celebration of the world's top athletes competing for pieces of gold hanging from brightly colored ribbons.

Maybe that's why #CancelTheOlympics is Twitter trending, as a group and others are amping up the call for Los Angeles to walk away from hosting the games in 2028.

"We are years away from the proposed 2028 games but we know that they’ll be used not only to boost the LAPD budget but to once again run with the recovery narrative," writes NOlympics LA, a group launched by the Housing & Homelessness committee of the Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Brewers-Cardinals game postponed due to positive coronavirus tests

  Brewers-Cardinals game postponed due to positive coronavirus tests The Brewers were scheduled to play the Cardinals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. No official announcement has been made regarding the remainder of the series. Several MLB series have now been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests. MLB has reportedly not considered canceling the remaining of the season.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸More must-reads:Report: Cardinals player tests positive for COVID-19, game vs.

How coronavirus spreads . Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person Canadians should continue to think ahead about the actions that they can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Canada .

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The recovery narrative, the group writes, is a myth; in fact, communities are displaced and become gentrified, police forces are beefed up and billions go toward little-used infrastructure that could otherwise be spent on social services, housing and other public goods.

Here is a look at one community in Rio de Janeiro, one of many places where people have been displaced to make way for stadiums and parking lots in Olympic host cities.

Father Serra comes down in Ventura

The statue of Father Junipero Serra gets removed this morning in front of Ventura City Hall. © Photo by Anna Tretko The statue of Father Junipero Serra gets removed this morning in front of Ventura City Hall.

A controversial statue of 18th-century Spanish missionary Junipero Serra was removed from outside Ventura City Hall early Thursday.

"Today is the beginning of healing for the Chumash people," said Alan Salazar of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, after the bronze statue was hauled away on the back of a flatbed truck.

The statue will eventually be placed at the San Buenaventura Mission a few blocks away.

"You can’t erase history” is a common refrain from those opposed to removing statutes of long-ago oppressors. That's true, "but surely we can and must correct omissions that created the fairy tales and myths in schoolbooks," writes San Bernardino Assemblyman James C. Ramos, the first California Native American elected to the legislature.

Patriots’ Patrick Chung explains why he opted out of season

  Patriots’ Patrick Chung explains why he opted out of season Chung’s reasons are similar to those a lot of his peers have given. His teammate, Patriots starting linebacker Dont’a Hightower, just had a baby in July. The Patriots have had multiple starters opt out due to the coronavirus, and they are obviously beginning a new era without Tom Brady. They’re going to face more challenges than most teams this season, though Cam Newton seems to be ready to tackle them.Chung was drafted by the Patriots with the 34th overall pick in 2009.

What's up with those calls for police reform?

What police reformers are asking for, and what police departments are doing to respond, aren't the same thing, an analysis by USA TODAY found. © USA TODAY GRAPHICS What police reformers are asking for, and what police departments are doing to respond, aren't the same thing, an analysis by USA TODAY found.

As protests against police brutality continue across the country, along with calls to shift resources from law enforcement to social services, housing and other community priorities, USA TODAY compared what protesters are asking for and what changes police departments have actually implemented.

California was one of 16 states where various police-reform bills have been introduced, amended, or passed. Most failed to fulfill expectations. Take a state-by-state look here.

As significant cuts loom in the LAPD ($150 million), Chief Michel Moore tells officers to "show your relevance."

What else we're talking about

A Los Angeles-based flight attendant has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. He and 14 other Hawaiian Airlines employees tested positive after attending training in Honolulu in late June.

A quarantine triggered by a handful of COVID-19 cases was lifted this week at a seven-story public housing complex for older and disabled people in downtown Ventura.

A state panel on Thursday recommended that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled after serving nearly five decades in prison. Van Houten was 19 when she and other cult members fatally stabbed an L.A. grocer and his wife.

Ineffective screening, limited use of home confinement and staffing shortages helped spread the coronavirus at a federal prison complex in Lompoc, a Justice Department watchdog said Thursday.

'A lot of anger' within MLB toward Marlins?

  'A lot of anger' within MLB toward Marlins? MLB’s internal investigation found that Marlins players failed to strictly adhere to safety protocols during their road trip to Atlanta just prior to the start of the season. That included players going out at night and making trips to the hotel bar.ESPN’s Marly Rivera added that there is “a lot of anger” among fellow players directed toward the Marlins. Players are frustrated that even though many players are being serious about trying to stay safe, the carelessness of Miami’s players had led to postponed games and major issues within the sport.

Southern California Gas Co. is refusing to turn over documents in response to allegations it used ratepayer money to lobby against climate change policies.

Here come more Golden State tax increases, writes Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute.

a crowd of people at a beach: Huntington Beach in late June. © Associated Press Huntington Beach in late June.

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I'll leave you today with a recipe for tacos al pastor made with Spam. Buen provecho.

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