Mental Health Coping Strategies During the COVID Pandemic
For autoimmune patients and everyone else

The pandemic is a high-anxiety event for most of us. Prioritize your mental health to remain positive and productive while practicing social distancing. We’re sharing some mental health coping strategies to help you stay calm and happy despite these turbulent times.

COVID-19 Containment or Mitigation?
Limiting infection through mitigation protocols

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,…

COVID-19 Exponential Growth vs Hospital Capacity
Modeling the pandemic to spur mitigation measures

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.

How to Disinfect Groceries During COVID-19

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 vs. Flu Pandemic History

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.

COVID-19 Visuals, Viruses & Exponential Growth

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.

Rapid Spread of COVID-19 from China to World
November 2019 - March 2020

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.