Coronavirus

Note (March, 2020)

“Coronavirus” is actually a category of viruses, sort of like “Poodle” is a category of dogs. The virus popularly known as “coronavirus” is more precisely known as SARS-CoV-2 (though also referred to as 2019-ncov, for “2019 Novel Coronavirus”) and is in the coronavirus family. One of the best sources of information on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease COVID-19 is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The interactive data map from Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (verified safe link) is also a great source of visualized data, close to “real time.”

Probably the best COVID-19 information in Canada.

Keep an eye out as well for Coronavirus Scams.

 

For related posts at SharperIron, see also COVID-19.


 

Drink less, exercise more and take in the air – sage advice on pandemic living from an 18th-century poem

"A respiratory disease has spread far and wide. Conflicts at home and abroad pose dire challenges. The public is overwhelmed by questions of what to read and whom to trust .... I am describing mid-18th century Britain." - The Conversation

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Pew Research: Pastors Often Discussed Election, Pandemic and Racism in Fall of 2020

"... among churches that posted their sermons, homilies or worship services online between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, two-thirds posted at least one message from the pulpit mentioning the election. But these rates varied considerably among the four major Christian groups" - Pew

Related at CT: How Thousands of Sermons Addressed the Crises of 2020

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86 test positive for COVID-19 after Illinois megachurch camp and conference

"Nearly 100 mostly unvaccinated teenagers and adults connected to a camp and conference recently held by the Illinois-based multi-campus The Crossing Church have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reiterate his call for residents to get vaccinated." - C.Post

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Church Decline and Recovery During COVID-19, Part 2

"The National COVID-19 Church Attendance Project (NCCAP) represents our efforts to try to see the bigger picture. By gathering as many individual church stories as possible, from all over the country, we aim to provide a broad sense of the impact of COVID on the church and what the path to recovery has looked like so far." - C.Today

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Friendly Neighborhood Epidemiologist Deploys Expert Advice With Christian Love

"Smith started Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist, a Facebook page, in March 2020 ... Since then, the page, written in Smith’s friendly, informational voice, has grown to more than 96,000 followers. About half are evangelical Christians, she said. But threats and pushback have also followed" - C.Today

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Study: Americans who attend church more than once a week reported a higher rate of COVID-19

"...while the focus here is on church attendance, it’s logical to conclude that individuals who felt comfortable going back to weekend worship were also more willing to engage in other social activities. It is therefore difficult to isolate whether church attendance was the vector that most likely spread the infection" - The Conversation

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