Quaranteen-O’ween

Halloween hasn’t ghosted us yet. It’s still on the calendar. Halloween candy is hitting the shelves. And Spirit Halloween is opening stores. But we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, and so it should come as little surprise that Halloween celebrations and trick-or-treating will look different this year—just as Easter egg hunts did in April. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19. DECORATE YOUR HOUSE TO THE MAX Channel your Christmas decorating spirit and celebrate Halloween...

The Best and Worst Materials for Face Masks

At the start of the pandemic, we were told not to wear masks because there was a legitimate concern that the limited supply of surgical masks and N95 respirators should be saved for the health care workers. UC San Francisco epidemiologist George Rutherford, MD, believes it was a mistake to tell the public not to use masks. “We should have told people to wear cloth masks right off the bat,” he said.Once the scientists started gathering more knowledge on...