Where you’ll find reliable info on Coronavirus and where you won’t

CDC Emergency Operations Center photo
CDC Emergency Operations Center (Photo credit Alissa Eckert; Dan Higgins)

By now, unless you live like a hermit in antiquity, you know Prince Charles of Great Britain is positive for Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Media are having a field day with that one. The virus is, like other contagious illnesses, an equal opportunity offender. As all of us quarantine ourselves where possible, there are places you can find reliable information.

Let’s start with the claim the Coronavirus is three times more contagious than the flu. Continue reading “Where you’ll find reliable info on Coronavirus and where you won’t”

Amid Coronavirus fears, hope for cure emerges in two existing drugs

isolate from first case of COVID-19
Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Image by Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin)

When a new virus makes its rounds, morphing into a pandemic, it’s hard to have hope. Even those of us who don’t scare easily can be fearful over the wellbeing of our children and loved ones. This morning, quite by accident, I heard confirmation of claims I saw on the page of a Facebook friend yesterday. Continue reading “Amid Coronavirus fears, hope for cure emerges in two existing drugs”

From ‘Marshall Law’ to canceled events, US hunkers down amid Coronavirus

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Photo/Indie Art South

Coronavirus is raging 24/7 in the news cycle now, even diluting attention to Democrats’ debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on Sunday. One GOP US senator’s Tweet is ‘trending’ right now, for all the wrong reasons, and the US is hunkering down. Continue reading “From ‘Marshall Law’ to canceled events, US hunkers down amid Coronavirus”

Coronavirus plays havoc with a gig economy—what can you do?

Photo of Atlantic Beach, FL by Indie Art South
Atlantic Beach, FL. (Photo: Indie Art South)

We were on our way to Atlantic Beach—Rebecca was playing at Ragtime Tavern on Wednesday. We always leave way ahead of the gig for two reasons. Traffic and parking when we arrive.

Ironically Rebecca was concerned about a pleasant surprise. Continue reading “Coronavirus plays havoc with a gig economy—what can you do?”

Putting the new Coronavirus and 36,560 other deaths in perspective

isolate from first case of COVID-19
Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Image by Hannah A Bullock; Azaibi Tamin)

Is there anything you can do to protect yourself against a newly discovered virus making headlines around the world? Yes. There’s also something we need to admit about the biggest culprit related to this virus technically known as COVID-19, and to 36,560 deaths from another cause. Continue reading “Putting the new Coronavirus and 36,560 other deaths in perspective”