The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the US and across the world dominates the news – from the number of cases, lives lost, and economic impact. The number of cases in Michigan continues to rise, with over 12,700 today as compared with 801 last Friday. In the US, there are over 270,000 confirmed cases.
A recent topic in the news is the question of the general public wearing some type of a face covering/mask when in public. Guidance from the President’s Coronavirus task force is anticipated soon.
Mask or No Mask?
National Geographic: What you should know about DIY masks and ventilators – Here’s what scientists and healthcare workers say about making homemade protective gear and medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic
JAMA: Medical Masks
Washington Post: Which DIY mask pattern should you use? Even experts can’t pick one to recommend.
The COVID-19 Spread
Bridge: Why did coronavirus spread so fast in Michigan compared to neighbors?
Bloomberg News: 1 Million People Infected: How Coronavirus Spread Around the World
Fortune: Google’s mobility data shows how each state in the U.S. is faring with social distancing
Mental Health & COVID-19
Harvard Business Review: The Contagion We Can Control
Washington Post: Pandemic anxiety is making us sleepless, forgetful and angry. Here are tips for coping.
Bloomberg: The Mental-Health-Care System Isn’t Ready for COVID-19 Either
On the Lighter Side
New York Times: Children Are Hunting Teddy Bears During the Coronavirus Outbreak
CNET: Free entertainment to help you survive coronavirus social distancing
Washington Post: Inside the strange world of marble racing, which has taken off now that we have no sports
New York Times: For the Uninitiated and Bored, an Introduction to the World of Gaming