Coronavirus 102

Continuing with the series of post dedicated to coronavirus (COVID-19) here is the second of them, with more information and fact about this outbreak. The first link is a video that talks about how to understand properly the numbers about COVID-19, the second is a paper to understand where this COVID-19 comes from, the third is another live map, in case you found issues accessing the one form, and the last article is an article from HBR to reflect about companies strategies to protect customers and employees during epidemics. There is also a section with courses related to coronavirus, the one from MedCram is highly recommended.

Articles & Resources:

3Blue1Brown - Exponential growth and epidemics

A video from 3Blue1Brown a math channel on YouTube, where they explore exponential curves and CoVid-19 propagation. Comparing countries performance based on the number of cases doesn’t necessarily reflect reality.

Cross‐species transmission of the newly identified coronavirus 2019‐nCoV

If you are a bit more curious and want to understand a bit more about the origin of the virus and how it jumped from one specie to others, here is the research paper.

COVID-19 map: Tracking the coronavirus outbreak worldwide

Live map and latest updates and news about COVID-19.

HBR - 8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus

The global coronavirus outbreak is a wake-up call for companies to carefully review the strategies, policies and procedures they have in place to protect employees, customers, and operations in this and future epidemics.

BONUS 1: Worldometers - COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

This is a dashboard to have a quick view of the numbers around coronavirus.

BONUS 2: Expert reaction to two Nature papers looking at the genome sequence and characteristics of the novel coronavirus

Two studies, published in the journal Nature, report on the the genome sequence and characteristics of the novel coronavirus.


Responding to COVID-19 by OpenWHO

OpenWHO is WHO’s new, interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so. Here you can find different courses from WHO in different languages related to Coronavirus.

Introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus by OpenWHO

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronavirus Epidemic, Symptoms, & Treatment Explained Clearly by MedCram

The novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. The virus appears to have spread from Wuhan, China to multiple countries and caused multiple deaths. Dr. Seheult illustrates key points and updates about Coronavirus pathophysiology, transmission, symptoms, and limited treatment options. Updated frequently.

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… but if it happens, be prepared.

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