Coronavirus 101

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, I decided to compile a playlist of courses and articles from recognised entities. This information will help you understand what the Coronavirus is and how to reduce the risk of infection. This playlist contains science-based information to help you clarify your concerns.

Articles & Resources:

NHS - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS main page for health information and advice about COVID-19.

CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC main page for health information and advice about COVID-19.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Live map and latest updates about COVID-19.

UK - Foreign travel advice

In this page you can find country-by-country advise about COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

Latest information about the COVID-19 in the UK and official information for the public.

BBC - Coronavirus: The fake health advice you should ignore

Coronavirus is emerging in more countries around the world and there’s currently no known cure. Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped a slew of health advice - from the useless, but relatively harmless, to the downright dangerous.


Coronavirus - What you need to know

This free online course on the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) focuses on the history, transmission, symptoms, possible treatment and potential prevention of the novel coronavirus. As part of the international response, Alison has created this free online course on what people need to know about the novel coronavirus, its background, and how to best deal with the threat it poses to you, your family and community. Last updated: March 6th 2020.

Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19

Let’s Talk series exploring the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic. You will hear directly from the experts conducting the analyses. You will be able learn about the current state of the epidemic, while also learn about the epidemiological and public-health principles and challenges that underpin these analyses. This will include understanding how the spread of the epidemic is modelled, how transmissibility of infections is estimated, what the challenges are in estimating the case fatality ratio, and also learning about the importance of community involvement in responding to the epidemic.

Hope you stay safe and not catch the COVID-19
… but if it happens, be prepared.

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