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App Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds (NY Times)

The app, which allows people to record their symptoms, was remarkably effective in predicting infections. The most reliable indicators, researchers found, were...

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them (Dr. Bromage)

Source: Erin S. Bromage, Ph.D.

Where to Buy Masks Online & How to Make Them

Listed below are popular coronavirus mask resources including where to buy masks and how to make a DIY mask yourself to help...

CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List (NPR)

The Centers for Disease Control now recognizes chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste...

Are Face Masks the New Condoms? (NY Times)

If people with no symptoms are spreading the coronavirus, as some studies suggest, it may be time to give face masks the...

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Where to Buy Masks Online & How to Make Them

Listed below are popular coronavirus mask resources including where to buy masks and how to make a DIY mask yourself to help...

The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug (The Atlantic)

If there is a way to stop COVID-19, it will be by blocking its proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular...

How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation? (NY Times)

Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.

PSA Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic (video)

This is the most current video for New CDC data, safe takeout food practices, and an updated practice for safe grocery shopping/handling.

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help (CNN)

CNN asked three of the nation's leading medical experts about the symptoms of the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 as well as when...

Coronavirus State-By-State Projections: When Will Each State Peak? (NPR)

Wondering how bad the coronavirus crisis is going to get where you live? New modeling offers state-by-state projections. Source:...

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads (Financial Times)

The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact, taken from Johns Hopkins data. Source: Financial Times

Americans Are Already Too Diseased to Go Back to Work Right Now (NY Times)

The huge burden of obesity and other chronic conditions among people in the U.S. puts most of us at direct risk.

Corona confusion: How to make sense of the numbers and terminology (Deutsche Welle)

For some time, Covid-19 has been keeping the world in suspense. It's hard to keep track of all the different figures and...

What’s It Going To Take To End The Shutdown? 5 Keys To Containing Coronavirus (NPR)

Political leaders want to reopen the economy soon, but public health experts say we first need to set up systems to prevent...

Apple and Google are building coronavirus tracking tech into iOS and Android (CNET)

The two companies are working together, representing most of the phones used around the world. Source: CNET

Why it’s too early to start giving out “immunity passports” (MIT)

Imagine, a few weeks or months from now, having a covid-19 test kit sent to your home. It’s small and portable, but...

EU privacy experts push a decentralized approach to COVID-19 contacts tracing (TechCrunch)

A group of European privacy experts has proposed a decentralized system for Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contacts tracing which they argue offers greater protection...

The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug (The Atlantic)

If there is a way to stop COVID-19, it will be by blocking its proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular...

What is Actually Known about Trump’s Malaria Drug? (The Atlantic)

What is actually known about hydroxychloroquine, the drug the president is fixated on recommending for COVID-19 Source: The Atlantic

FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care (Politico)

The drugs have been championed by President Donald Trump for treatment despite scant evidence. Source: Politico

Blood from people who recover from coronavirus could provide a treatment (Washington Post)

People who recover from the coronavirus could play an essential role in fighting the disease -- by donating plasma (called "convalescent plasma")...

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them (Dr. Bromage)

Source: Erin S. Bromage, Ph.D.

Where to Buy Masks Online & How to Make Them

Listed below are popular coronavirus mask resources including where to buy masks and how to make a DIY mask yourself to help...

Decontaminating a surface with the coronavirus is a 2-step process. A biohazard cleaner says people are skipping the first step. (BI)

An over-the-counter disinfectant won't kill off the coronavirus unless you've cleaned it the proper way first. Source: Business Insider

Are Face Masks the New Condoms? (NY Times)

If people with no symptoms are spreading the coronavirus, as some studies suggest, it may be time to give face masks the...

Why COVID-19 Makes Some People Sicker Than Others (The Atlantic)

COVID-19 is proving to be a disease of the immune system. This could, in theory, be controlled. Source: The...

This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important (NY Times)

We visualized a cough to show how far respiratory droplets can spread. If you haven’t been keeping your distance to fight the...

New Study: Coronavirus stays on masks for a week, 3 hours on tissues and 7 days on banknotes (IBT Times)

Novel coronavirus stays on masks for a week, three hours on tissues and days on banknotes and is highly stable at cold...

People with coronavirus may be most infectious in the first week of symptoms (MIT)

That could lend more weight to the argument in favor of wearing a mask while in public. Source: MIT

App Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds (NY Times)

The app, which allows people to record their symptoms, was remarkably effective in predicting infections. The most reliable indicators, researchers found, were...

CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List (NPR)

The Centers for Disease Control now recognizes chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste...

Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do (CNN)

We are learning more about coronavirus symptoms every day. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms and what to do to...

Temperature Check: Tracking Fever, a Key Symptom of Coronavirus (NY Times)

Taking one’s temperature to look for signs of fever is not as easy as it sounds. For one reporter, the first challenge...

How your diet can help flatten the curve (CNN)

Dariush Mozaffarian, Dan Glickman and Simin Nikbin Meydani write that social distancing, hand-washing and quarantine can flatten the curve, but there are...

Can I Jog Outside? Is That Drinking Fountain Safe? Exercise in the Time of Coronavirus (NY Times)

Answers to questions about coronavirus and exercise. Source: NY Times

Can I Boost My Immune System? (NY Times)

Fears about coronavirus have prompted online searches and plenty of misinformation about how to strengthen the immune system. Here’s what works —...

The Tech Headaches of Working From Home and How to Remedy Them (NY Times)

From shoddy Wi-Fi to digital distractions, our tech can make remote work miserable. Here’s how to overcome the problems.

Morning Brew’s Guide to Living Your Best Quarantined Life (Morning Brew)

We spent some time compiling everything you need to remain a functioning member of society while working from your living room. And...

How You Should Get Food During the Pandemic (The Atlantic)

The coronavirus makes an age-old dilemma much more fraught: Order in, or cook at home? Source: The Atlantic

Time Management: Working from Home – Welcome (LinkedIn)

Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video, Welcome, part of Time Management: Working from Home. Source:...

Resources to Effectively Lead Amid COVID-19 (Harvard)

As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we’ve developed information and resources for L&D and business leaders to help manage their...

Morale, Mental Health, and Burnout in Remote Teams (Holloway)

In a distributed team, it’s much harder for a manager to get an informal pulse for morale and mental health. You can’t...