Protests and riots have broken out across America after the police killing of George Floyd on May 25, and Boise resident Keenan Calvin has been watching the news nonstop.

Boise is beginning to comb through its wastewater in a way similar to a detective scouring through garbage looking for clues, except the city isn’t looking to solve a crime: Instead, it’s looking for a snapshot at the scale of COVID-19 infection in the city.

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