Covid-19 Web Resources

Here are some useful websites that have interesting/helpful information about the coronavirus.  We’ve tried to put them in a sort of alphabetical order, with one exception, Worldometers (our “go to” site for worldwide stats).

But first, may we showcase our own feature articles, sorted from most recent to oldest.  This is important to consider – some things written months ago have subsequently needed to be updated or revised in light of further information.

(a)  Our Coronavirus Related Articles

Complete listing of all our Covid-19 articles (most of which are our daily diary entries, written every day and dating back to 16 March)

Can Vitamin D Protect Against and/or Help Cure the Coronavirus? :  An interesting and low cost strategy that might improve your chances of avoiding or at least surviving the Covid-19 virus.

How Likely Are You to Catch the Covid-19 Virus On a Plane :  Part 1 of 2, looks at some of the general concerns and issues when flying.

What You Can Do to Minimize Your Virus Risk When Flying :   Part 2 of 2, gives you 19 specific suggestions for how to safely fly.

Should You – Can You – Travel to Europe This Summer? :  The situation as best we understand it, as of May 29.  The situation is fluid, use this as a starting point, but check everything.

Virus Infection Risk : How Close is Too Close? How Far is Safe Enough? :  Useful information about how the virus is transmitted and how to minimize your risk of becoming its latest victim.

Is it Time for A(nother) Freezer :  Written in response to growing concerns about meat price rises and shortages.

Checking Your Temperature for Covid-19 is Meaningless and Even Dangerous :  There’s a rush to checking people’s temperatures to see if they’re infected.  The only thing is – this doesn’t work and gives a false sense of security.

What Percentage of People Die from the Coronavirus :  It is astonishingly difficult to accurately answer this simple question.

How We’ll Finally Win the Covid-19 War :  Part 1 of 2, looks at the various ultimate outcomes.

Safely Living With and Avoiding the Coronavirus :  Part 2 of 2, what to do prior to an ultimate resolution.

An Updated Explainer on Covid-19 :  Written back on 12 March, but still reasonably sensible and even prescient.

The Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak – Should You be Worried :  This was our first major stand-alone piece (we’d written about it several times before but just in our weekly newsletters), written on 20 February.  What a lot has changed since then.  But still an interesting article.

(b)  Regularly Updated Sites with National/International Data

** Worldometers Coronavirus Resource :  Excellent site with daily data about all countries in the world, continuously updated.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics weekly snapshot :  Compares some key travel metrics with a week and a year ago.  Updated every Tuesday.

Coronavirus Cases in the UK :  Official UK Govt site with a mix of UK stats, updated daily.

Covid Tracking Project :  Mainly focused on testing, state by state, in the US.  Updated daily.

CTV News Tracking the Coronavirus in Canada :  Excellent compilation of Canadian data, updated daily

IHME Covid-19 Projections :  Gives history and projections for hospital resource use and deaths for the US by state and various other countries/regions too.  Updated several times a week.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center :  Excellent compilation of data and analysis, including data at the county level in the US.  Generally updates daily.

Reich Lab Covid-19 Forecast Hub :  Collates a number of different projections/models by state in the US.  Updates regularly.

Rt Covid-19 :  Shows the rate of increase or decrease of new virus cases by state in the US.  Updates daily.

Tracking the novel coronavirus in the US :  Great graphic and county information, updated twice daily, provided by Reuters.

TSA Daily Passenger Data :  Shows daily counts of passengers in the US and compares to same day last year.  Updates daily.

(c)  Sites with regional data

WA state Covid-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard :  Nice presentation with five risk dials and other links, updated irregularly.

Covid-19:  Going Forward :  A 4 May presentation by the BC (Canada) Ministry of Health.  Some very interesting analysis and statistics.

(d)  One-off papers, analysis, reference

Assessment of Evidence for Covid-19 Treatments :  Regularly updated, a huge list of all sorts of possible treatments and their current status.  Great resource.

Interactive Coronavirus (Covid-19) Travel Regulations Map :  A great help from IATA, shows the restrictions on traveling to countries everywhere in the world.

Facemasks explained :  A brilliant and very thorough page that tells you everything you need to know about different types of masks and if/how they work.

Mask Myths Rebutted :  A useful explainer about masks.  We don’t know how or why so many outrageous lies about masks have been spread, and this is an important/helpful rebuttal of many of the lies out there.

NY Times Vaccine Tracker :  Information on what vaccines are progressing through trialling

CDC Coronavirus Section :  Lots of material

EPA list of approved disinfectants for use against the Coronavirus :  A great list.  Search for a product name or download a PDF complete list with all names, etc.  Of particular interest are recommended times for the disinfectant to remain on a surface before removing it.

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