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A Covid-19 reading list for March 27

A Covid-19 reading list for March 27

Here is a list of coronavirus-related articles, podcasts, and threads from around the internet that caught our eye: Rumors surfaced yesterday that Neil Ferguson, one of the authors of the Imperial College paper whose forecasts spurred governments into taking more stringent actions to combat Covid-19’s transmission, had walked back his initial estimates. Those rumors were…
Covid-19 patients are flooding New York hospitals, and the peak may be 3 weeks away

Covid-19 patients are flooding New York hospitals, and the peak may be 3 weeks...

“Rationing” — a form of decision-making to allocate scarce resources — is something health care providers hope they never have to do. But already the Covid-19 pandemic has forced doctors and nurses around the world — in Italy, the UK, and South Korea — to ration lifesaving equipment and interventions: who gets a ventilator when…
A Covid-19 reading list for March 26

A Covid-19 reading list for March 26

Here is a list of coronavirus-related articles, podcasts, and threads from around the internet that caught our eye: Nearly 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Department of Labor. That’s the biggest single-week jump in new jobless claims in US history. The previous record: about 700,000 new claims, all the…
A Covid-19 reading list for March 25

A Covid-19 reading list for March 25

Here is a list of coronavirus-related articles, podcasts, and threads from around the internet that caught our eye: The Senate struck a $2 trillion legislative deal on the coronavirus stimulus on March 25. Here’s what’s in it. And here’s why more will be needed. Congressional Democrats have introduced multiple bills that would require private companies…
The Covid-19 risks for different age groups, explained

The Covid-19 risks for different age groups, explained

Nobody’s risk is zero when it comes to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Anybody can get sick in this pandemic. But different people have different risks of getting severe symptoms that require hospitalization or intensive care — and the chances of dying from Covid-19 vary widely across age groups. The conventional wisdom says kids and young people…
Closets in The Time Of COVID-19 (& Other Lessons Learned In Quarantine)

Closets in The Time Of COVID-19 (& Other Lessons Learned In Quarantine)

Anyway back to my closet. I’m standing there with Door #2 open, looking at those clothes that used to fit me in 2018, which honestly feels like it was just a  heartbeat…a second, away. Some I can still manage to get on, to zip on, but they don’t really fit. They are sitting there, inches…
Why Covid-19 is so dangerous for older adults

Why Covid-19 is so dangerous for older adults

Even before the Covid-19 coronavirus reached more than 100 countries around the world, early data from China — where the outbreak started — suggested that older adults were the most vulnerable to the worst effects of the disease. Now, that data, along with emerging research from Italy — the second-most affected country in the world…
10 questions about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, answered

10 questions about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, answered

The coronavirus outbreak, which began in China, keeps evolving at a dizzying speed. With the global case toll rising steeply (reaching over 125,000 on March 11), face masks flying off store shelves, borders around the world closing, and meetings, cruise itineraries, and the global economy upended by the virus, it’s no wonder questions and fears…
Why we should stop comparing the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak to the 1918 Spanish flu

Why we should stop comparing the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak to the 1918 Spanish flu

In a climate of international conflict and turmoil, a disease begins to spread across the globe. It hits the United States on the way to becoming a worldwide pandemic. While most infected survive, the fatality rate is well above that of an ordinary flu. Eventually, one in three humans on earth is infected. At least…
Covid-19, explained by Carl (who has it)

Covid-19, explained by Carl (who has it)

Carl Goldman gifted his wife, Jeri Seratti-Goldman, a combined Christmas and birthday present this year of a trip to Southeast Asia on a Princess Cruise. The Diamond Princess, to be exact. Along with two of their close friends, he left for Tokyo on January 17 and boarded the ship three days later. On the final…

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