Johns Hopkins University maintains one of the most comprehensive, reliable, and insightful COVID information sites.
I first shared this on October 22, 2020, more than three months ago. I wish I had not been right but here we are, with dangerous new versions of COVID-19 spreading from Brazil, South Africa, and the UK to that guy next to you in line.
Stay Home If You Can.
Wear a Mask!
This isn’t the end of the pandemic. I am not even convinced we have reached the end of the beginning.
COVID-19 is an RNA virus, like the common cold. RNA viruses mutate frequently. That’s why (more…)
mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 are being used worldwide. Soon, you may queue to have one injected into your body. Here’re the basics of how mRNA vaccines will work, from the University of Cambridge: https://www.phgfoundation.org/briefing/rna-vaccines
An interesting editorial in the New York Times by a German journalist explores how Germany is confronting (more…)
Before you reduce the size of your workforce with furloughs or layoffs consider reducing hours per employee. Some states are offering “Work Share” unemployment benefits. If employee hours and pay are reduced, for example, by 25%, employees may be eligible for 25% unemployment benefits. This lets the (more…)
WHO & CDC recommendations for physical distancing A/K/A social distancing do not fully protect bystanders from a sneezing person who carries a viral infection, presumably including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
March 26, 2020
Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions
Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19
You are NOT different.
You CAN make a difference.
To be human is to wonder, “Why?” We are addicted to cause and effect, to explanations and understanding, to discovering sequences of events, to bolstering our illusions of control.
For as long as I can remember, everyone greeted news of (more…)
A client recently reminded me of this suddenly very relevant Tweet I sent years ago.
I recommend this excellent, free webinar, Would Your Business Survive a Coronavirus Outbreak? Watch and listen to the 47-minute video by clicking here. Yes, it has 1.5 and double speed options. A condensed PDF of her slides is here: http://tiny.cc/HR4VIRUS No fee, no registration.
One key slide is:
One key takeaway: Check to see if (more…)
Use this link to download a .PDF of two posters I urge you to post over your sink, next to the elevator, wherever. Share! https://tiny.cc/washmore
What you need most right now and for the coming weeks isn’t alcohol wipes or N-95 masks. It is reliable information. The difficulties of obtaining it are examined thoroughly and frightfully here, in a broadcast from WNYC, On the Media | Covering a Pandemic: Epidemic Voyeurs No More
#1: Rely on information directly from scientists and medical specialists.
Here are reliable sources:
#2: Get Ready NOW! (more…)