One of our goals in creating this blog is to sift through sources of information on COVID-19 to find the ones most helpful to you. Below are some resources you can turn to for general COVID-19 news and health-related information.
For guidance about health concerns:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Straightforward information on topics like the symptoms of COVID-19, how to protect yourself from the disease and what to do if you think you’re sick.
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
Focuses on basic preventative measures accompanied by instructional videos. They also address ways both adults and children can cope with stress around COVID-19. The WHO also maintains an excellent page to help separate fact from fiction: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Regular updates on the agency’s response to addressing the coronavirus pandemic with the latest information about prevention, diagnosis and potential treatment.
- American Lung Association
Has a good list of questions and answers and also hosts 30-minute webinars with updates every Monday at 1:00 CT (recordings of previous webinars are available).
For up-to-date news coverage and analysis:
- National Public Radio
Updated throughout the day with stories from across the country and around the world, there’s lots to read, watch and listen to here.
- The New York Times
Free access to news and useful guidance on the coronavirus outbreak including maps, statistics, financial news and in-depth reporting on the global response.
- The Wall Street Journal
Features a regularly updated, quick-reading “What to Know Now” summary as well as news and insights focused on the impact of the virus on workers, companies and economies.
Articles, photos, slideshows and videos about the effects of coronavirus on culture, business, public health and design told from a science and technology perspective.
Lastly, it may be helpful to regularly check the website for your county or local department of health. They may have guidance that is not available at the state or national level, such as information about local orders made to the public in an effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
If you have questions about your health or you’re not feeling well, contact your healthcare provider by phone or visit their website to determine whether you should be seen in-person.
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