COVID-19 Page

Last updated Friday, July 24, 2020


COVID-19 Situation Awareness LINKS

These links to COVID-19 information articles and gateways open in new tab or window.

The best overall picture of how things are going and where they are headed is the HealthData page HERE. This University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) page shows curves from models, used by the CDC, that show deaths, infections, and resource usage for many countries, and all US States.

CDC resources and tools to support opening schools safely HERE.

Want to study how SARS-CoV-2 moves around the world? Study NextStrain.org, web site on tracing micromutations of the coronavirus, HERE.


CDC Guidelines for Safety after COVID-19 Illness

You can be with others after

See the CDC page HERE.


 

Take Care of Yourself During the Shutdown

A British web site with roots in addiction resources has an excellent page on surviving the shutdown HERE. We know that smoking, drinking, such are problems during the shutdown, but this page addresses all of use regardless of our coping mechanisms. This page was brought to my attention by Boris M, the web site Editor-in-Chief.

Keep the Children Learning at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home has a resource page for people with children out of school because of COVID-19 HERE and elsewhere; work with your school district and supplement that with web searches and local resources. To emphasize, your local school or school district will have information and recommendations for keeping your child's education progressing.


Key Insights

Society's tolerance for the shutdown has been exhausted and the virus is still common, and most of us haven't yet been exposed. We are looking at a long period of partial shutdown and partial reopening that will last until most or all of us have been exposed or vaccinated.

We should have vaccinations for everyone, like those for childhood diseases, smallpox, polio, etc. by the end of the year. After the initial activity to vaccinate everyone to achieve herd immunity, COVID-19 vaccination will be integrated into the schedule of vaccinations for everyone.

Scientific American Article

The July 2020 issue of Scientific American has an article that summarizes all that is known and verified about the SARS-CoV-2 virus. There is a web page for that article on their web site HERE. The article promises to keep the web pages on SARS-CoV-2 up to date as the scientific community learns.


Health care recommendations to stay well:


Videoconferencing?

Are you videoconferencing for meetings with co-workers, friends, or others? Videoconferencing is a topic in itself. A page on Videoconferencing is HERE.


Background COVID-19 virus graphic: By CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM - This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #23312.Note: Not all PHIL images are public domain; be sure to check copyright status and credit authors and content providers., Public Domain, Link 

Some say that the "correct" name for theCOVID-19 virus is SARS-CoV-2.

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Page Last updated Friday, July 24, 2020