face coverings


Some simple personal habits for practical safety in a world of COVID-19

BY: - May 19, 2020

Ohio is reopening more or less fully over the coming weeks, but the coronavirus pandemic is far from gone, leaving Ohioans to navigate their own personal safety in a state reopened with a far higher incidence of COVID-19 than it had when it shut down in March. What can we all do personally to remain as safe […]


Masks help stop the spread of coronavirus – the science is simple

BY: - May 15, 2020

I’m a data scientist at the University of San Francisco and teach courses online in machine learning for fast.ai. In late March, I decided to use public mask-wearing as a case study to show my students how to combine and analyze diverse types of data and evidence. Much to my surprise, I discovered that the […]

Coronavirus masks: the Ohio legislature’s new partisan divide

BY: - May 7, 2020

Votes and face coverings alike fell along party lines Wednesday. With few exceptions, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers flouted federal guidelines recommending everyone wear masks in congregate settings. Democrats heeded them. Barefaced, Speaker of the House Larry Householder, R-Glenford, said he didn’t even own a mask. “It’s just a personal matter for people,” he said to a […]