Clemson Professor Says Delay Bag Ban For Coronavirus Concerns

New York elected officials are turning a deaf ear to the growing chorus of scientists saying the ban of plastic bags set to go into effect in two days – on March 1 – carries a real risk of spreading the coronavirus. The latest warning comes from Clemson University Professor Robert M. Kimmel, who contacted the State Department of Health and numerous elected officials, through Brooklyn architect and environmentalist Allen Moses, urging the state to at the very least postpone the ban on plastic bags and distribution of reusable bags until the threat of coronavirus spreading has passed. Get the full story on Kings County Politics.