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
Those afflicted with autoimmune conditions know just how tricky it is to find makeup products that don't cause a flare up in your symptoms. Our team has looked into what exactly is behind this aggravation of symptoms, and what products you should use instead, to avoid this.
Spotlight on Myasthenia Gravis (MG) In this post, we deep dive into the symptoms, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment for MG.
Struggling with an underaddressed and invisible illness like many autoimmune conditions can be incredibly isolating and lonely. The support of a community, thus, makes working through an autoimmune diagnosis much more feasible. Thyroid Refresh provides an interactive game and community to thyroid patients that allows members the resources and encouragement to thrive.
The idea of "fitness" immediately brings to mind heavy lifters and marathon runners with intense and frequent exercise regimens. But what if this paradigm of fitness is actually doing more harm than good for patients with autoimmune conditions? DrBonnie360 explores the intricacies of Autoimmune Strong, a novel program that reshapes workouts and moderates fatigue and exercise intolerance for patients with chronic illnesses.