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Coronavirus Watch gives you ONE-STOP ACCESS to a wide variety of the best journalism, analysis, data, videos, and other resources regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.  This site is updated regularly by the curation team at AccuRadio.  We hope you find it valuable!

Here are the categories of content you can find below:

Latest statistics Late-night shows Resources
Daily briefings How you can help Grid of top resources
Today’s best journalism Homepages Data analysis
Data-tracking websites News & opinions  

(1) STATISTICS WATCH FOR FRIDAY 4/10/20

Yesterday, confirmed COVID-19 cases to date globally grew to 1,603,284 people, an increase of 85,234 persons — meaning that the total again grew 6% in just one day. (Good news: This is down from 8-9% per day at the end of last week.)  In the U.S., new cases per day have have been holding at about 33,000 and deaths per day have been holding at just under 2,000 for the past three days. New York saw a very slight decline in daily deaths per day, although its number of cases per day went back up to Wednesday’s level.

For information on other countries than those shown below, visit  Worldometers.info. For interactive bar charts that show trends over time (down to the city level in most countries, and even down to the county level in the U.S.), visit the STAT Covid-19 Tracker. For a new analysis from Coronavirus Watch regarding which U.S. states have been most affected on a per-capita basis (using data through 4/9), scroll to bottom of this page (or click here).

(2) DATA-TRACKING WEBSITES

These websites — and click the forward/back buttons to see more — are providing a variety of different looks at the available data, with some focused on providing historical numbers and other making projections:

STAT’s Covid-19 Tracker

As the virus that causes Covid-19 spreads worldwide, this dashboard offers a snapshot of the crisis right now. Click on...

Reuters interactive U.S. map (by county)

To use this interactive map from Reuters, click https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-USA/0100B5K8423/index.html

Worldometers.info

New cases yesterday by country and state Great data source supported by a worldwide collective. Click on...

IHME projections

"The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of...

(3) DAILY GOVERNMENT BRIEFINGS

Craving mature and responsible leadership from your government officials?  Here are some recent daily briefings from chief executives who are serious, educated, professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate.

(4) BEST JOURNALISM OF THE DAY

We’ve scoured dozens of websites around the world to find insightful writing about our current pandemic. Here are some of the top stories we found today:

Vector in Chief (NY Review of Books)

On July 4, 1775, just his second day serving as commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary forces, George Washington issued strict orders to prevent the spread of...

Former Labradoodle breeder was tapped to lead U.S. pandemic task force (Reuters)

On January 21, the day the first U.S. case of coronavirus was reported, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services appeared on Fox...

David Wallace-Wells: We are probably only one-tenth of the way through this pandemic (New York)

We are, finally, beginning to see some real plans from people with the power to enact them. On Tuesday, California governor Gavin...

Can survivors of the coronavirus help rescue the economy? (The New Yorker)

There is an ever-expanding group of people who have been infected by the coronavirus but are no longer symptomatic, if they ever were—the convalescents. Governor Andrew Cuomo, of...

Don’t fall for the false trade-offs of COVID-19 policy (Chicago Booth Review)

Policy makers don’t have to choose between public health and economic well-being. The American economy—like those of many countries—is reeling. As...

The coronavirus likely came from China’s wet markets. They’re reopening anyway (Vox)

Should wet markets be banned? It’s more complicated than it seems. The consensus among scientists who specialize in emerging infectious diseases is...

(5) LAST NIGHT IN LATE NIGHT

Much of the most insightful political commentary nowadays — plus some needed humor and entertainment — comes from our current generation of late-night talk show hosts. Catch up on your viewing here:

(6) HOW YOU CAN HELP OTHERS

Getting stir-crazy?  Genuinely concerned about other people?  (Want to earn Good Place points?)  Want to set a good example for your kids?

Here are some ways you could be of service to others during this shared time of crisis: 

  • Sew cloth face masks to donate to your friends and neighbors.Chicagoan at home with sewing machine, making face masks for family and neighbors
  • Track down N95 face masks and deliver them to local hospitals.
  • Check in with neighbors who are living alone — even if you don’t know them well! — to see how they’re doing and if they need any help.
  • Organize a Teddy Bear Hunt (click link for details) for local children. 
  • Call or write your elected representatives in Congress and urge them to speed up stimulus payments to the most-needy. 
  • Order a take-out or delivery meal from one of your favorite local restaurants to help them stay in business.
  • Buy a gift card, for future use, from one of your favorite local shops.
  • Teach a senior citizen or a person suffering from loneliness how to use video chat (e.g., FaceTime, Alexa, Zoom, or Skype video).
  • If you have an RV (recreational vehicle), lend it to a medical professional who fears sleeping at home because he or she might expose their family to the virus.
  • Donate blood. The need is high, and blood donation centers are open throughout the country, practicing safe distancing and sanitized donation practices.

Also, see some excellent suggestions (including non-profits that need donations) from The Washington Post here.

Have other suggestions? Please share them here!  (Reader suggestions so far have included teaching the non-tech-savvy how to order groceries online and how to pay bills online…)

(7) CORONAVIRUS HOMEPAGES

Many of the world’s top newspaper, magazines, websites, and broadcasters have consolidated their coronavirus coverage on a single page of their website.  Visit any of those topic homepages by clicking on a logo above.

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HELPFUL HINT:

One of the best ways you can support the small businesses in your local community is to order a take-out or delivery meal from one of your favorite local restaurants.

How to make it safe to get a haircut (Slate)

Face masks present a problem. This is the first installment of Reopenings, a series about how businesses are operating during the pandemic. In a few parts of the country, it...

(10) GRID OF FEATURED RESOURCES (NARROW)

We’ve scoured dozens of top websites around the world to find the best resources to help you cope with the pandemic. Here’s are some of our favorites:

How you can help others

By CoronavirusWatch.com -- Here are some ways you could be of service...

How 20 seconds of soap kills the coronavirus (Vox)

This is a great video from Vox on how soap (or, perhaps not quite as well, hand...

End-of-life planning during the coronavirus pandemic, in 8 steps (Vox)

How to make crucial financial and health care decisions for you and your loved ones.

Where to order your favorite pantry staples online (Bon Appétit)

Your local grocery store is out of flour. The internet isn’t. For...

COVID-19 symptoms chart (Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham)

Excellent diagnostic graphic: Do you have symptoms of a cold, an allergy, the flu, or COVID-19? ...

How to make an effective face mask at home (Business Insider)

It's possible to make your own face mask at home with cotton, cloth, and other common...

Ventilator vs. respirator, quarantine vs. isolation: COVID-19 pandemic terms, defined (Vox)

With the Covid-19 pandemic, there are so many new things we need to grow accustomed to. We’re physically...

Symptoms of COVID-19 vs. cold and flu

Note that this graphic does not include the newly-identified possible COVID-19 symptom of loss of sense of...

Food safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide

See this excellent piece here: https://www.seriouseats.com/2020/03/food-safety-and-coronavirus-a-comprehensive-guide.html

Animation that tells the whole story about the value of social distancing

See the animated version on Deezen.com here: https://www.dezeen.com/2020/03/22/coronavirus-animations-toby-morris-siouxsie-wiles-design-graphics/

(10) GRID OF FEATURED RESOURCES (WIDE)

This is a test!  Which layout do you like better — the narrower one above or this wider one?

How you can help others

By CoronavirusWatch.com -- Here are some ways you could be of service...

How 20 seconds of soap kills the coronavirus (Vox)

This is a great video from Vox on how soap (or, perhaps not quite as well, hand...

End-of-life planning during the coronavirus pandemic, in 8 steps (Vox)

How to make crucial financial and health care decisions for you and your loved ones.

Where to order your favorite pantry staples online (Bon Appétit)

Your local grocery store is out of flour. The internet isn’t. For...

COVID-19 symptoms chart (Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham)

Excellent diagnostic graphic: Do you have symptoms of a cold, an allergy, the flu, or COVID-19? ...

How to make an effective face mask at home (Business Insider)

It's possible to make your own face mask at home with cotton, cloth, and other common...

Ventilator vs. respirator, quarantine vs. isolation: COVID-19 pandemic terms, defined (Vox)

With the Covid-19 pandemic, there are so many new things we need to grow accustomed to. We’re physically...

Symptoms of COVID-19 vs. cold and flu

Note that this graphic does not include the newly-identified possible COVID-19 symptom of loss of sense of...

Food safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide

See this excellent piece here: https://www.seriouseats.com/2020/03/food-safety-and-coronavirus-a-comprehensive-guide.html

Animation that tells the whole story about the value of social distancing

See the animated version on Deezen.com here: https://www.dezeen.com/2020/03/22/coronavirus-animations-toby-morris-siouxsie-wiles-design-graphics/

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(11) EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS

How U.S. states rank on a PER CAPITA basis

The following table shows U.S. states and territories ranked not by total cases (where states with large populations largely top the list), but rather by total cases per million residents, which we believe is a far more meaningful number. 

Using data through Thursday, April 9th, the table below shows New York has the highest number of COVID-19 cases to date per million state residents (8.232, which is up from 6,724 three days earlier), and that the count of total cases grew 7% on April 6th.  New York has also has seen the most deaths to date per million residents (360, which is up from 243 three days earlier), with that number having grown 13% on April 9th. 

Note that California, while in the news regularly due to its large population, ranks well below the national average in both cases and deaths per million residents.

(Data through 4/9/20; data source Worldometers.info/coronavirus.)

    Total cases/1M pop April 9th increase     Total deaths/1M pop April 9th increase
New York #1 8,232 7%   #1 360 13%
New Jersey #2 5,745 8%   #2 191 13%
Louisiana #3 3,920 7%   #3 151 8%
Massachusetts #4 2,773 13%   #6 74 16%
Connecticut #5 2,732 11%   #5 106 13%
D.C. #6 2,225 6%   #8 47 19%
Michigan #7 2,160 6%   #4 108 12%
Rhode Island #8 1,634 19%   #9 41 23%
Pennsylvania #9 1,450 11%   #15 28 15%
Washington #10 1,323 3%   #7 62 6%
Illinois #11 1,281 9%   #10 41 14%
Delaware #12 1,273 8%   #18 24 21%
Colorado #13 1,121 10%   #11 41 17%
Georgia #14 1,057 7%   #12 40 11%
Maryland #15 1,030 12%   #19 23 11%
Vermont #16 1,005 4%   #13 37 0%
Indiana #17 957 7%   #14 37 21%
Nevada #18 840 6%   #16 27 13%
Florida #19 817 7%   #22 18 15%
Idaho #20 802 10%   #28 14 33%
Mississippi #21 756 13%   #17 25 13%
Tennessee #22 697 6%   #29 14 19%
Utah #23 649 7%   #49 4 0%
New Hampsh #24 610 4%   #25 16 17%
Alabama #25 583 14%   #26 16 16%
Missouri #26 581 3%   #27 15 7%
South Carolina #27 563 9%   #30 14 6%
South Dakota #28 517 14%   #43 7 0%
California #29 510 6%   #31 14 12%
Wisconsin #30 499 5%   #21 19 8%
Virginia #31 480 11%   #33 13 45%
Ohio #32 473 7%   #23 18 10%
New Mexico #33 473 14%   #41 8 6%
Arizona #34 434 11%   #34 13 11%
Oklahoma #35 430 10%   #20 20 1%
Maine #36 420 4%   #35 12 14%
Wyoming #37 411 4%   #52 0 0%
Texas #38 410 14%   #42 8 14%
Iowa #39 405 11%   #38 9 7%
Arkansas #40 383 6%   #44 7 17%
Kansas #41 380 6%   #32 14 11%
North Carolina #42 376 7%   #45 7 19%
North Dakota #43 358 7%   #46 7 25%
Montana #44 340 7%   #48 6 0%
Kentucky #45 327 8%   #24 18 8%
Oregon #46 324 7%   #37 11 16%
Alaska #47 318 4%   #39 9 0%
Hawaii #48 311 2%   #50 4 20%
Nebraska #49 298 9%   #47 7 17%
West Virginia #50 286 8%   #51 3 25%
Minnesota #51 225 8%   #40 9 28%
Puerto Rico #52 202 10%   #36 12 67%
               
Average   1,416 8%     50 13%

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VIDEOS OF THE DAY

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LINKS

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PODCASTS:

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN)

"Join CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the latest news about the coronavirus. He'll make sense of the headlines, speak...

New York Times

Click here for the New York Times's morning news podcast The Daily, which is providing solid coverage of the coronavirus crisis

NPR

A daily news podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, covering all dimensions of the story from science to economics and politics as well...

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Leana S. Wen is an emergency physician and visiting professor at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Previously, she...
The city had begun breathing easy, life once more pulsating in its streets. Museums and art galleries reopened, gyms welcomed back regulars, baseball and...
As scientists around the world race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, the pandemic is also stoking a surge of activity among activists...

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Priorities right now to slow the spread of COVID-19:

(1) We all need to be doing rigorous social distancing to help flatten the curve (i.e., reduce the coming strain on our hospital systems) — now including wearing cloth face masks (but save the “N95” medical-grade versions for health care workers!) when out in public.

(2) Major hotspots (e.g., NYC, New Orleans) urgently need more medical personnel, hospital rooms and beds, N95 face masks and other personal protection equipment (PPE), and, most importantly, ventilators.

(3) No one seems to be thinking about this, but we need to do what we can now to prevent this virus from spreading into poorer countries (in which social distancing in cities might be nearly impossible and hospitals are already under-resourced), where it could have a death toll in the tens of millions.