Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic requires access to safe, clean water. While some Americans decry their "loss of freedom" by being told to wear a mask in public spaces, others don’t have the freedom to wash their hands with clean water.
Water is necessary for life. Up to 60 percent of the adult human body is water. Water regulates our body temperature and metabolizes and transports carbohydrates and protein in the … [more…]
Imagine this, if you will. You’re a young dad. Three children, 3, 5 and 7. They’re not in school or daycare because the schools and daycare centers in your state have been closed down because of COVID-19, a coronavirus that spreads from person to person and that has already infected more than 140,000 people and killed more than 2,800 people in the United States alone.
Your wife, meanwhile, is in … [more…]
Photo: Man crossing the road with water bottles in a shopping trolly (Credit: Getty Images)
A rumour about Covid-19 has been spreading — that drinking water regularly and keeping your mouth moist can protect you. Here BBC Future examines the evidence.
First there was the bizarre suggestion that it can be cured with cocaine. After the erroneous idea circulated widely on social media, the French government had to quickly issue … [more…]