Corona News, Containment Efforts and Lessons for Future

Now that the initial scare and hype have started to settle down thought should compile a list of helpful resources, news, learning and so on.

latest: this article addresses evidence over hysteria on Covid19 and worth a read

https://medium.com/six-four-six-nine/evidence-over-hysteria-covid-19-1b767def5894

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/03/biography-new-coronavirus/608338/

Efforts by Major Platforms 
https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/16/facebook-reddit-google-linkedin-microsoft-twitter-and-youtube-issue-joint-statement-on-misinformation/

  1. LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/news/inching-closer-to-coronavirus-vaccine-4771660/
  2. Facebook

    https://about.fb.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus/
  3. Google 

    https://blog.google/inside-google/company-announcements/covid-19-how-were-continuing-to-help/
  4. Bing


What is Corona Virus Disease 
FAQ from CDC
Few credible and important links about Corona
  1. Global WHO
    WHO Myth-busters. There is a lot of false information around. These are the facts.

    1. 🔢 People of all ages CAN be infected by the coronavirus. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. 
    2. ❄ Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the coronavirus.
    3. ☀ The coronavirus CAN be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
    4. 🦟 The coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
    5. 🐶 There is NO evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can transmit the coronavirus.
    6. 🛀 Taking a hot bath DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus
    7. 💨 Hand dryers are NOT effective in killing the coronavirus
    8. 🟣 Ultraviolet light SHOULD NOT be used for sterilization and can cause skin irritation
    9. 🌡 Thermal scanners CAN detect if people have a fever but CANNOT detect whether or not someone has the coronavirus
    10. 💦 Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body WILL NOT kill viruses that have already entered your body
    11. 💉 Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, DO NOT provide protection against the coronavirus.
    12. 👃 There is NO evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the coronavirus. 
    13. 🧄 Garlic is healthy but there is NO evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the coronavirus.
    14. 💊 Antibiotics DO NOT work against viruses, antibiotics only work against bacteria.
    15. 🧪 To date, there is NO specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the coronavirus.
    16. Check the facts on the WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters


      Source:
  1. USA
      1. CDC Index
      2. Symptoms
  2. China

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/world/asia/china-coronavirus-zero-infections.html

  3. India
    1. https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1240646908810391552?s=20
    2. 22 मार्च को सुबह 7:00 बजे से रात 9:00 बजे तक सभी लोग जनता कर्फ्यू में सहयोग करें और शांति बनाए रहे अपने अपने घरों में रहे।
    3. https://innovate.mygov.in/covid19/
    4. https://infographics.channelnewsasia.com/covid-19/map.html


Why is it so serious?

Why so serious in the elderly?
Why it is not so serious?
Myths
Who & What to consult?
DOs and DON'ts

Lessons from History

https://medium.com/@ra.hobday/coronavirus-and-the-sun-a-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-509151dc8065

Coronavirus: 
How about some good news? 


Here are some good news being reported across the world

https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/coronavirus-here-are-some-good-news-being-reported-across-the-world/


  1. China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital. Not enough new cases to support them
  2. Doctors in India have been successful in treating Coronavirus. Combination of drugs used: Lopinavir, Retonovir, Oseltamivir along with Chlorphenamine. They are going to suggest same medicine, globally
  3. Researchers of the Erasmus Medical Center claim to have found an antibody against coronavirus.
  4. A 103-year-old Chinese grandmother has made a full recovery from COVID-19 after being treated for 6 days in Wuhan, China.
  5. Apple reopens all 42 china stores,
  6. Cleveland Clinic developed a COVID-19 test that gives results in hours, not days.
  7. Good news from South Korea, where the number of new cases is declining.
  8. Italy is hit hard, experts say, only because they have the oldest population in Europe.
  9. Scientists in Israel likely to announce the development of a coronavirus vaccine.
  10. Maryland coronavirus patients fully recovered; able to return to everyday life.
  11. A network of Canadian scientists are making excellent progress in Covid-19 research.
  12. A San Diego biotech company is developing a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with Duke University and National University of Singapore.
  13. Tulsa County's first positive COVID-19 case has recovered. This individual has had two negative tests, which is the indicator of recovery.
  14. All 7 patients who were getting treated for at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi have recovered.
  15. Plasma from newly recovered patients from Covid -19 can treat others infected by Covid-19.



So it's not all bad news. Let's care for each other and stay focused on the safety of those most vulnerable. Will Clean up & Organize the Links later


  

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