COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 testing problems are preventing us from collecting data fast enough. Better data would guide our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In our last post, we showed just how quickly COVID-19 cases and deaths have been rising around the world. We also explained why it’s too late for most countries to use case tracking and quarantine containment tactics. As a result,…
How models of COVID-19 exponential growth vs hospital capacity have sparked unprecedented mitigation tactics to relieve pressure on hospitals and ICUs worldwide. In the following post, we discuss those mitigation tactics.
Food handlers at grocery stores, meatpacking plants, fast food restaurants, and delivery services have tested positive for COVID-19. This raises a concern that the virus is being passed on through food handling or other shoppers touching groceries during their shopping…
COVID-19's rapid rates of infection, spread, hospitalization, and deaths make it different relative to recent pandemics It's a new virus infecting a naive population, thus producing a steep (exponential) growth curve compared to all other 21st C pandemics. Some data issues make understanding past pandemic data and predicting the course of COVID-19 more difficult.
In this post, we link to trackers, charts and dashboards that aid in following the global spread, especially for visual learners. We also explain some unfamiliar but need-to-know background, including SARS-CoV-2, viruses and especially exponential growth.
We review the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. We summarize what we know about the disease spread from its origins in Wuhan, Hubei, China, probably in November 2019. We trace its rapid expansion all over our highly connected world through March 2020. We link to many news and information sources, some of which have further links.
Autoimmune patients are self-isolating since they risk severe COVID-19 disease. Patients tell their stories in the links. MDs specializing in autoimmune share self-help tips for coping during the pandemic.
A clean food supply is critical during normal times, but what happens in a pandemic? Click on the picture to read news you can use to make sure your food is safe.
This post offers some basics about the COVID-19 pandemic for autoimmune patients