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Latest detailed coverage:
7/9/20: COVID-19 and blood type: What’s the link? LAT
7/7/20: Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale NYT
7/6/20: "Think a 'mild' case of Covid-19 doesn’t sound so bad? Think again"
7/6/20: Spain's coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity
7/5/20: Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count NYT
7/4/20: 239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne NYT
7/2/20 "This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why" WaPo
7/2/20 "Researchers find neurological damage in four children with coronavirus inflammatory syndrome"
6/25/20 "CDC: Coronavirus Has Infected 10 Times More People Than Previously Thought"
6/24/20 "To Fight Coronavirus, You Have to Understand How Weird It Is"
6/22/20: Researcher: Asymptomatic Coronavirus Patients Can Still Face Organ Damage
6/19/20: How Hawaii Became a Rare Covid Success Story
6/18/20: You May Have Antibodies After Coronavirus Infection. But Not for Long.
6/17/20: 44 Percent of California's New Coronavirus Cases Are People Under 35: Study
6/17/20: Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO
6/16/20: Hadassah doctors crack the cause of fatal corona blood clots
6/13/20: What ICU doctors have learned about COVID-19 — and how they're prepared for a 2nd wave
6/12/20: Disaster looms for indigenous Amazon tribes as COVID-19 cases multiply
6/12/20: The emerging long-term complications of Covid-19, explained
6/11/20. "Can old vaccines from science’s medicine cabinet ward off coronavirus?"
June 8: Study says blood type may determine severity of coronavirus cases
June 4: COVID-19 can last for several months
June 3: Jane Goodall: humanity is finished if it fails to adapt after Covid-19
June 2, NYT: Monster or Machine? A Profile of the Coronavirus at 6 Months: Our “hidden enemy,” in plain sight.
June 2, Senior Citizens in Subsidized Housing Have Been Dying Alone at Home, Unnoticed Because of Coronavirus Distancing
May 30: What Will Happen as the Coronavirus Pandemic Epicenter Moves to Latin America
May 30: Global report: new clues about role of pangolins in Covid-19 as US severs ties with WHO
May 29: NatGeo: A COVID-19 vaccine has passed its first human trial. But is it the frontrunner?
May 29: Guardian: Asymptomatic coronavirus: how common is it and can its spread be contained?
May 27: AARP: Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19 You Need to Know About
May 22: Cuba credits two drugs with slashing coronavirus death toll
May 21: NatGeo "Did a mink just give the coronavirus to a human? Here’s what we know."
May 20: 'We've been muzzled': CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science
May 15: Nat'l Geo: What, where, how, when, which about coronavirus
May 14: The coronavirus slayer! How Kerala's rock star health minister helped save it from Covid-19
May 13: Trump Administration Won’t Guarantee Universal Access to COVID-19 Vaccine
May 12: NYT: Top Health Experts Paint Bleak Picture of Pandemic
May 11: Newsweek: 100 Dead in Navajo Nation as Coronavirus Spreading at 'Alarming Rate,' Says President of Native American Territory
May 10: WaPo: Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body
May 7: NYT: The coronavirus is striking newer, less established Latino communities — like several in Oregon, Iowa and Washington — with particular force.
May 7: To prevent the next pandemic, it’s the legal wildlife trade we should worry about
May 7: How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease
May 6: LAT: COVID by the numbers in LA County and the state.
May 5: Truthout: Navajo Nation Suffers Third-Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in US
May 5: LAT: Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original
May 4: Fauci: Nat'l Geo: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab
May 4: WaPo: Draft report predicts covid-19 cases will reach 200,000 a day by June 1
May 4: NYT: Coronavirus Live Updates: Daily Death Toll Will Nearly Double by June, Trump Administration Models Predict
May 2: What the Coronavirus Models Can’t See
May 2: European leaders join forces to combat Covid-19
To Prevent Future COVID-19s
The politics of Coronavirus
May 27: TALE OF TWO CRISES:BILLIONAIRES GAIN AS WORKERS FEEL PANDEMIC PAIN
May 21: Billionaires-Gain inTwo-month-Covid-Pandemic
May 1/20: The Coronavirus Is Rewriting Our Imaginations
May 1: New Yorker, "Coronavirus the the change in the structure of feeling"
Why do smart people believe myths about COVID? (BBC)
April 12: NYT: Cellphone towers in the UK burned down as internet conspiracy theory circulating argues for a link between COVID19 and 5G wireless.
April 9: Coronavirus is the greatest global science policy failure in a generation
April 7: Giroux on "Neoliberalism" and COVID
April 4: How science finally caught up with Trump's playbook – with millions of lives at stake
March 28: NYT, As Virus Spreads, China and Russia See Openings for Disinformation
March 27: Trump questions New York’s plea for critical equipment WaPo
March 25: Reuters: U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to coronavirus outbreak
March 22: Anthony Fauci interview in Science
March 18: Russian media ‘spreading Covid-19 disinformation’
March 13: Coronavirus Is the Perfect Disaster for disaster capitalism
The simplest way to spot coronavirus misinformation on social media
Sen. Tom Cotton repeats fringe theories of COVID-19
March 3: NYT: Global Health Crisis: 1; Economic Policymakers: 0
Trump's appointees make things worse: "White House Knew Of Coronavirus' 'Major Threat,' But Response Fell Short" NPR
Trump administration barred a top US disease expert from speaking freely to the public
Harvard Health Professor Slams Trump’s ‘Catastrophic Failure’ On Coronavirus
Related and some background:
May 7/20: The (Largely) Unspoken Connections Between Climate Change and Coronavirus
May 2: She Predicted the Coronavirus. What Does She Foresee Next?
How humans created a pandemic highway
Oxford University Blog on viruses and vaccines
April 15: There are more viruses than stars in the universe. Why do only some infect us?
March 30: Community Care: An Indigenous Response to Coronavirus
March 24: Welcome to the Virosphere NYT
March 25; WaPo: New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it.
March 23: Where Pandemics Come From - and How to Stop Them
March 18; Why soap is preferable to bleach in the fight against coronavirus
March 17: What is the hospital capacity in Los Angeles with different time scenarios and infected population? . ProPublica
March 15: Why Burning Fossil Fuels is to Today’s Pandemics as Fleas were to the Black Death
Yes its worse than the flu 3/1/20 Guardian
What Can the Coronavirus Teach Us, McKibben New Yorker
How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common, February 27, 2020
Coronavirus Is the Perfect Disaster for disaster capitalism, Naomi Klein
How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America (11/2017
COVID-19 Update: Doctors Without Borders calls for evacuating Greece’s refugee camps
The 1918 "Spanish flu" was actually born in Kansas
LAT: Up do the day statistics for COVID-19 in California (refresh the page to update)
January 2020 to May 1 2020
April 28: Atlantic: Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing
April 27 NYT: C.D.C. Adds New Symptoms to Its List of Possible Covid-19 Signs
April 27: What if immunity to covid-19 doesn’t last?
April 25: 'No Evidence' Yet That Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune, WHO Says
April 24: Vietnam might have the most effective response to COVID-19
April 22: WaPo "A Mysterious Blood-Clotting Complication Is Killing Coronavirus Patients"
April 20: Medium: A New Study Indicates Asymptomatic People are Still Highly Contagious
April 19: No. COVID is not like the flu or car crashes
click here for full article
April 18: Where You Live Affects What Your COVID-19 Test Means
April 13: NBC/AP Can old vaccines help in dealing with COVID-19?
April 12: NYT: Coronavirus in California, interactive maps
April 8: Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus
April 7: NPR: Coronavirus State-By-State Projections: When Will Each State Peak?
April 2: The Pandemic is turning the natural world upside down
April 1: US military warned of coming coronavirus in 2017, Trump did nothing
March 31, NYT: White House economists warned in 2019 that a pandemic could devastate America
March 27: Millions of Americans are about to lose their health insurance in a pandemic
March 27: BBC, Will covid-19 have a lasting impact on the environment?
March 26: No, chloroquine is not a proven treatment for COVID-19 unless you watch Fox News and read Trump tweets: the facts here.
March 25: Covid-19 is Nature's Wakeup Call, Monbiot, Guardian
March 25: CA Teen dies of COVID-19 after failing to show insurance
March 25: NYT: Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do
March 24: ProPublica: Doctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine
March 22: Loss of sense of smell and taste might signal Covid virus
March 22: DW: Where did Covid come from? How long does it last on surfaces? Your questions answered.
March 21: LAT: Coronavirus Drugs, what we know
March 20: NYT. Coronavirus might overwhelm the US if no urgent action is taken
March 20: Disasters and crises bring out the best in us TED
March 19: Younger adults are large percentage of coronavirus hospitalizations in United States
March 18: Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China
March 17: The Nordic Secret to Battling Coronavirus: Trust, Yes magazine
March 17: 10 Positive Updates on the COVID-19 Outbreaks From Around the World
March 17: NYT, Hundreds of Scientists Scramble to Find a Coronavirus Treatment
March 14: This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime, and We Have to Stop Comparing It to the Flu
March 14: Dutch researchers first to find Covid-19 antibodies: report
March 14: Mapping the coronavirus worldwide WaPo
March 14: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Research and Statistics
March 14: 9 charts that explain the coronavirus pandemic
March 14: The World has a plan for fighting coronavirus. Most countries are ignoring it. NYT
March 13: They survived the coronavirus, then tested positive again, LAT
March 12: UCSF page on research, FAQs
March 11: WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic
March 10: 15 Myths about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the WHO
March 10: WaPo Coronavirus is mysteriously sparing kids and killing the elderly. Understanding why may help defeat the virus
March 9: The US is not ready for what is about to happen
March 8: Should you stop going to the gym? NYT
March 5: Are there two strains of Coronavirus?
March 4, Swiss Scientists Have Recreated the Coronavirus in a Lab
March 4, COVID-19 lingers on toilets but disinfectants kill it, France24
March 4: Medical Screener at LAX tests positive, NBC News
March 3, Nat'l Geo, US has only a fraction of the medical supplies it needs to combat the coronavirus
March 5: These Are the Questions We Should Be Asking About Coronavirus
March 2: What to do for the upcoming COVID-19 pandemic, UCSD
February 29, NYT Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak
February 27, "The Coronavirus goes global" NYT podcast and transcript
February 25, Coronavirus Update and Links
You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus
Researchers Step Up Efforts To Develop a Universal Flu Vaccine
Scoop: Lab for coronavirus test kits may have been contaminated (Axios)
Incubation Period might be longer than 14 days WaPo 2/22/20
What is the Coronavirus COVID-19?
3 Charts to better understand COVID-19
Basics of the virus, infographic
Symptoms of COVID-19
Timeline of the virus up to end of Jan 2020
Community College Districts and CDC Statements:
UNESCO worldwide online resources for COVID education
State of California free online teaching resources on COVID
LACCD guidelines for students wanting a P/NP grade instead of a letter grade
Interim Recommendations for U.S. Households with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Tips for faculty going online (can't say I agree with all of it).
March 14: LACCD calendar change and cancellations, Chancellor letter
March 11: Chancellor says LACCD to go online March 18th
March 10: Coronavirus update LACCD
March 4: LACCD District Academic Senate COVID-19 statement
March 18: SMC Dropping courses due to crisis: a guide
March 11: SMC Update, courses go online next week, March 18
March 10: SMC to remain open
March 10: SMC Guide to COVID-19
March 4: SMC bulletin on COVID-19 measures underway
March 6: SMC letter to the community
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