TL;DR: The same day Pennsylvania reported 636 new coronavirus cases, the largest one-day increase since the beginning of June, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that masks are now required whenever anyone leaves home and can’t maintain a proper social distance from others. Psychologists explain why it’s hard to get young people to stop socializing, despite coronavirus risks.
🏥 The Philadelphia region today surpassed 5,000 reported deaths related to COVID-19.
🖼️ Philadelphia museums are starting to announce reopening dates.
🎶 Jay-Z’s Made In America is canceled for this year because of coronavirus pandemic.
💰 The weekly $600 unemployment assistance ends this month, but Pennsylvania is offering programs to help.
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📈The coronavirus has swept across the Philadelphia region and cases continue to mount. The Inquirer and Spotlight PA are compiling geographic data on tests conducted, cases confirmed, and deaths caused by the virus. Track the spread here.
The same day Pennsylvania reported 636 new coronavirus cases, the largest one-day increase since the beginning of June, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that masks are now required whenever anyone leaves home and can’t maintain a proper social distance from others. Daily case counts are also increasing in Philadelphia, causing the city to pause some of its reopening plans.
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the surge in coronavirus cases among young Philadelphians is partly from teens traveling to the Jersey Shore and socializing. But psychologists said it is challenging to get teenagers to avoid seeing their friends. “At this age,” said Laurence Steinberg, a psychology professor at Temple University who studies adolescence, “individuals are especially responsive to social rewards, and their ability to control their impulses is not as good as it will be when they’re older.” Read more here.
A new study, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, includes how far simulated saliva droplets traveled through various types of face coverings like a single-layer bandanna from T-shirt material, folded cotton handkerchief, stitched mask made of cotton quilting fabric, commercial “cone-style” mask (not hospital-grade), and no mask. The results, my colleague Tom Avril writes, show “not all masks are created equal.”
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