COVID-19 reading recommendations, 22-28 March

Pulled from the daily newsletter; reverse chronological order.
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Week 4

28 March 2020

  • COVID-19 News, 28 March 2020


27 March 2020

26 March 2020

Scary-hard but important reading suggestions today. Trigger warning. Kleenex warning.


25 March 2020

24 March 2020


23 March 2020

  • I’m 26. Coronavirus Sent Me to the Hospital. Millennials: If you can’t stay at home for others, do it for yourselves. New York Times, 23 March 2020.

    I’m 26. I don’t have any prior autoimmune or respiratory conditions. I work out six times a week, and abstain from cigarettes. I thought my role in the current health crisis would be as an ally to the elderly and compromised. Then, I was hospitalized for Covid-19.

  • Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers. What Singapore’s and Hong Kong’s success is teaching us about the pandemic. New Yorker, 21 March 2020.

    Those of us who must go out into the world and have contact with people don’t have to panic if we find out that someone with the coronavirus has been in the same room or stood closer than we wanted for a moment. Transmission seems to occur primarily through sustained exposure in the absence of basic protection or through the lack of hand hygiene after contact with secretions.

  • The coronavirus isn’t alive. That’s why it’s so hard to kill. The science behind what makes this coronavirus so sneaky, deadly and difficult to defeat. Washington Post, 23 March 2020.

    Andrew Pekosz, a virologist at Johns Hopkins University, compared viruses to particularly destructive burglars: They break into your home, eat your food and use your furniture and have 10,000 babies. “And then they leave the place trashed,” he said.


22 March 2020

If you’re on Twitter, follow Carl, he’s a UW professor and his book Calling Bullshit will be published Aug 4th.