“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.


LifeWay Research: Biggest Concerns Pastors Have Right Now

"More than a quarter of pastors (27%) say they’re struggling with maintaining unity and dealing with conflict or complaints.... Several pastors mentioned difficulties surrounding special services like weddings and funerals or reaching out to members in hospitals and nursing homes." - F&T

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Study: Americans with Christian nationalist views more likely to flout COVID-19 precautions

According to the study, “Christian nationalism is the leading predictor that one engaged in more frequent incautious behavior related to COVID-19” and the “second strongest predictor that Americans took fewer precautions like wearing a mask or sanitizing/washing one's hands.” - CPost

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Why conservative critics are wrong to oppose local face mask mandates

"While the federal government does not have the constitutional authority to issue a nationwide mask mandate, state and local governments do have a broad 'police power' that legally allows them to pass such regulations to protect public health and safety. The political question remains whether this is the best policy. Libertarian and conservative critics who say no and cite 'freedom' miss the mark." - W. Examiner

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Maryland Governor's Executive Order Blocks Blanket Private School Closures

"Private and parochial schools deserve the same opportunity and flexibility to make reopening decisions based on public health guidelines....The blanket closure mandate imposed by Montgomery County was overly broad and inconsistent with the powers intended to be delegated to the county health officer.” - N.Review

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“I don’t think it’s asking too much to request that you show respect for, encourage, speak kindly to and pray for these teachers”

"Kindergarten?!? With a room full of over 20 little people who for 7 straight hours will rely on hugs when they cry (because they miss their mommy), need help with going to the bathroom, who will no doubt tug on, swap with friends and wear as a headdresses their little masks (in a room already too small to keep kids 6 feet apart, which won’t matter much anyway since they won’t be able to stay away from one another… because they are 4&5 years old)." - SBC Voices

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