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Presentation by a neuroscientist

🔗https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pKYta6ldIW6dhoWhgq54HlKgsma310OA/view

Neuroscientist's take on COVID-19- A short presentation on the facts about Coronavirus.

COVID-19 DNM Strategic Consulting

🔗http://www.dnm.net.au/covid19

A series of fact sheets that can help you understand the evidence and experience that informs the Australian response to the pandemic.

Coronavirus COVID-19

🔗https://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Coronavirus

Multilingual COVID-19 factsheet from Hesperian Health Guides

Learning from Corona - Design, Healthcare & Society

🔗https://hccd.hypotheses.org

Science blog from Switzerland, which analyses information design, campaigns and other design aspects of the Corona pandemic (weekly updated).

Systems Community

🔗https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCA.COVID19

This Facebook Public Group is to identify, capture, and evaluate COVID-19 resources. The aim is to support collaboration and transdisciplinary work between the Systems Community and other stakeholders.

Coronavirus in Scotland

🔗 https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19

Scottish Government official guidance coronavirus page


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Public and Government Services

An important message for families this Easter from the government

🇬🇧🔗 https://youtu.be/f4ferAcq_FM

Easter 20 message from UK government and Lego

COVID-19 Tweets from UK authorities

🇬🇧🔗https://twitter.com/i/events/1239876088337059840

This page is a timeline of Tweets with information and advice from the Prime Minister, First Ministers, NHS and public health authorities across the UK 

Chat on WhatsApp with GOV.UK

🇬🇧🔗 https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=447860064422&text=hi

GOV.UK launched a @GOVUK Coronavirus Information Service on @WhatsApp.

NHS Coronavirus COVID-19

🇬🇧🔗https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Coronavirus advice from the UK National Health Service

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019

🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/

US Centers for Disease Control advice for individuals and communities, including community mitigation

Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm

Advice on actions to prevent flu by CDC

Coronavirus COVID-19

🇳🇱🔗https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19

Dutch government covid-19 site, with links to all current government advice on Coronavirus across a range of themes eg which shops are allowed to remain open, what to do if you have symptoms, reporting requirements for medical staff.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

🇳🇱 🔗 https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Dutch public health ministry, Coronavirus advice (in English, also available in Dutch), with links to current data, public health advice, travel advisory.

Peer Support: Navigation Handbook for COVID-19

🇺🇸🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/115QxYVvj_-Nntvq9eBe8--XZbqq97hOd7JZIGzZJ7Cc/edit#heading=h.kqbru5bpd38r

Advice for potential patients

List of trustworthy sources for the public on COVID-19

🌍🔗 https://bit.ly/covid-info-list

Anonymous/ collective Google Doc with a list of websites offering  information on COVID-19 for the public, for every country in the world (ministries of health, research groups etc).

Advice from Institutions

World Health Organisation Portal

🇺🇳🔗https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Official regularly updated portal with practical advice for the public including Protect Yourself, FAQs, and Myth Busters.

British Red Cross Guidelines

🇬🇧🔗COVID-19 Service User Advice DOTW

🗣https://www.redcross.org.uk/

Shares symptoms and what to do in many languages available as Word or PDF downloads

Flatten The Curve

🇬🇧🔗 https://www.flattenthecurve.com/

🗣 https://twitter.com/figgyjam

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update and thorough guidance compiled by Julie McMurry, MPH. Supported by National Centre for Health Data and Innovative Support for Emergencies Diseases and Disasters

Taiwan Center for Disease Control

🇹🇼🔗 https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Category/ListContent/bg0g_VU_Ysrgkes_KRUDgQ?uaid=0nAzwpXdBNIAPOvJhwrGoQ

Info in several languages from the Taiwan Center for Disease Control

COVID-19 and Language Issues

🌎 🔗 https://www.facebook.com/notes/society-for-caribbean-linguistics-scl/covid-19-and-language-issues/1947186428745561/?hc_location=ufi

The Caribbean has over 70 languages. Most (aka their speakers/users) are underserved in this crisis. This is a compilation of articles relating to the importance of language related to COVID-19, compiled by Linguists of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL)/ Society for Caribbean Linguistics - SCL, with the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics - DMLL - at... (DMLL), UWI St. Augustine.

Online Questionnaires and Diagnostics

Check Your Symptoms

🇬🇧🔗https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

🗣 https://www.nhs.uk/contact-us/

🔗Github: https://github.com/111Online

Tool from the NHS to give advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Solv

🇺🇸🔗https://www.solvhealth.com/

https://medium.com/solv/solvs-covid-19-response-free-telemedicine-for-providers-on-the-front-lines-of-care-4d03a7939918

Instant and convenient healthcare. They claim to be offering free telemedicine for providers in the US.

Do you have COVID-19 questions? Our scientists have answers.

🇺🇸🔗https://covid19.fas.org/l/en

The Federation of American Scientists has focused their recent efforts on consolidating and clearly communicating the most crucial information on COVID-19. In the past weeks, we have worked with members of Congress, crowdsourced public questions/concerns from Twitter, and provided scientifically backed summaries, answers, and recommendations.

Should I self-isolate quiz

🔗https://shouldiselfisolate.com/

Quiz website. Try to work out whether people should self-isolate or not.

Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

🔗https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1182?fbclid=IwAR2pjBW_FhBUDwyMVYCWKO0-d-dh9UtXZ7w8ofiA_fQAM_O-NkzJpzfW-f0

Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

Advice and Resources for Specific Groups

COVID-19 vulnerability index

🔗https://github.com/britishredcrosssociety/covid-19-vulnerability

British Red Cross: Prototype COVID-19 vulnerability index, modelling clinical vulnerability and social vulnerability.

Babies, Children and Youth

See also: 🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/childcare

See also: 🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/teens

Frequently Asked Questions

🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fchildren-faq.html

CDC Childhood advice

Coronavirus (COVID19): Advice for parents

🇬🇧🔗 https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/coronavirus-covid19-advice-for-parents/

Advice for parents of babies

The ultimate kids' guide to the new coronavirus

🔗https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-guide.html

Live Science “ultimate kids’ guide to the new Coronavirus”- Kids like you are likely wondering, "Will school be closed?" and, "Should I be worried about getting sick?" To help guide you through a confusing situation, here are answers from science to all the questions you may have.

Elderly

See 🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/older-people

Pregnant Women (including Breastfeeding)

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Caring for Newborns

🇺🇸🔗https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html

Advice for pregnant women by CDC

Coronavirus infection and pregnancy

🇬🇧🔗https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

Advice and information for pregnant women and their families from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Birthrights

🇬🇧🔗https://www.birthrights.org.uk/covid-19/

Charity set up to protect and advocate for women's human rights in childbirth, including specific advice for women due to give birth during the pandemic.

Breastfeeding

🇬🇧🔗 https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/COVID-19/

Unicef's resources and info on infant feeding for health professionals and mothers.

People with Disabilities

See 🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/disabilities

People with Asthma

See https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/health-conditions

Advice for Refugees

See 🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/refugees

Hygiene

Please see:

🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/ppe

🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/hygiene

News & Information Portals

Wikipedia Article: 2019-20 Coronavirus pandemic

🔗https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic

Wikipedia’s main page for the 2019-20 Coronavirus pandemic

Don't Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the Coronavirus

🔗https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/dont-panic-the-comprehensive-ars-technica-guide-to-the-coronavirus/

[Updated daily]- More than 263,000 people have been infected with a new Coronavirus that has spread widely from its origin in China over the past few months. Over 11,100 have already died. Our comprehensive guide for understanding and navigating this global public health threat is below.

COVID-19 Facts

🔗 https://www.covid-19facts.com/

COVID-19 Facts is a Public Health Information campaign brought to you by RB, the makers of Dettol & Lysol.

COVID-19 International Media Brief

🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w6nLdsSLpF1ar3U72ShXhrT0gv6ns_yiGpRigfAxCDA/edit?usp=sharing 

Daily summary of notable Coronavirus articles from The Guardian, The New York Times, The Spectator, The BBC, The Nation, The Atlantic, the Financial Times and more.

Stop the Spread

🇬🇧🔗www.stopthespread.info

All the Coronavirus information you need in one place, with information only from national healthcare agencies and the WHO. Launched 16 Mar 2020 in the UK. Scaling soon across countries! Based in Cambridge, UK

Medium Coronavirus Blog

🔗https://coronavirus.medium.com/

Developing stories on Medium