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”

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”