COVID-19 General News and Resources
COVID-19 Safety Tips
- Cover. Cover your face to prevent you from spreading an infection to others.
- Distance. Keep a distance of 6-feet or greater when interacting with others.
- Elevators. Take the stairs and avoid elevators or other small spaces where people may be or may have been coughing and sneezing. You are sharing small spaces with everyone else who has been there in the past 3 -24 hours, because that’s how long the virus can live in the air (3 hours) and on many surfaces (9 hours or longer).
- Public Restrooms. Avoid public restrooms whenever possible because the air may contain contageons from those who used the facility over the past 3 hours or more, and the virus can live on surfaces for 9 hours or longer.
- Reduce. Limit the frequency and duration of outings and interactions. This reduces your exposure and potential risks.
- Wash. Thoroughly clean your hands and wash your face after any trips outside where you have been in close proximity with others. Taking a shower at night will remove any pathogens, contageons, or contaminants, and prevent them from entering your bedroom where you will sleep with them all night.
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COVID-19 General News
Coronavirus is Straining Hospitals. Here’s How Innovators Are Helping. Health care workers are facing a serious shortage of critical equipment needed to treat the coronavirus. We spoke to the makers who are building innovative protective gear and ventilators for them. (The New York Times, 25 Mar 2020 at ~ 12:30 PM CT)
Huffington Post (20 Mar 2020 at 10:35)
The Economist (20 Mar 2020)
The new coronavirus: how should the world respond? The new coronavirus is shutting down planet Earth. What lessons can the rest of the world learn from China, Singapore and South Korea?
The Economic Impact Of Coronavirus Event Cancellations
Major tech conferences around the world are scrapping their events due to coronavirus. As of early March, the economic impact of these cancellations had surpassed $1.1 billion and since that time, the number has only increased as more events are scrapped everyday. Major cities from San Francisco to New York have banned large gatherings, as diagnoses in the U.S. have soared. It’s undoubtedly a smart move for public safety. But all these cancellations, particularly of major conferences, are taking a huge financial toll. (CNBC, 19 Mar 2020)
COVID-19 Political News
In general, political news divides and detracts people from the task of helping others and uniting around a common goal. So, only limited political COVID-19 news will be provied here. There is no intention to have bias in the stories listed below, but they may shed light on how governments and agencies can do better.
NPR (19 Mar 2020 at 4:08 AM CT)
Weeks Before Virus Panic, Intelligence Chairman Privately Raised Alarm, Sold Stocks. “The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret recording obtained by NPR. The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he had delivered in more public forums.”