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Coronavirus = any of a group of RNA viruses that cause a variety of diseases in humans and other animals

This page features rolling coverage from Planeta.com of key links, headlines, and other resources of the latest Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, characterized by the World Health Organization as a global pandemic.

As the WHO Director-General has said, the pandemic is a reminder that health and the economy are inseparable.

Hashtags: #COVID19, #Coronavirus

Key Links
cdc.govCounty ViewDisinfectionPreventionSymptomsReopening Guidelines

Interactive Dashboard
COVID-19 Map – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource CenterJohn Hopkins@HopkinsMedicine

What the world got right during the Covid-19 pandemic
Lowy Institute’s Covid Performance Index
COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases@cmmid_lshtm
COVID Projections
Outbreak Observatory
Signage during times of COVID19 – Flickr

RT Live
The Numbers Behind Social Distancing
The Metric We Need to Manage COVID-19
Predicting Coronavirus Cases

‘Other Places in the Country Didn’t Do This’: How One California Town Survived Covid Better Than the Rest
The COVID lab leak theory is dead. Here’s how we know the virus came from a Wuhan market
CDC admits it failed to meet expectations in COVID response
Covid: UK first country to approve dual-strain vaccine
Things we’ve learned working from home
Wuhan market pinpointed as pandemic’s Ground Zero
Long COVID Could Be a ‘Mass Deterioration Event’ – The Atlantic
‘Where Was the Strategy for Getting People Ready to Start Taking the Vaccine?’
CDC unveils its latest weapon in Covid-19 detection: wastewater
The extraordinary success of Covid-19 vaccines, in two charts
How to deal with (even more) Covid uncertainty
How America Dropped to No. 36 – The Atlantic – The Atlantic @dkthomp
U.S. Falls Far Behind Other Countries In COVID-19 Vaccination Rates – Here and Now
Vaccine Mandates Crash Into America’s ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Do’ State – Politico
An Evidenced-Based Response To Vaccine Hesitancy Concerns
The Delta Variant Has Warped Our Risk Perception – Wired
Mike Rowe’s Dirty Lies – Bulwark
Your Vaccinated Immune System Is Ready for Breakthroughs
How much worse can the coronavirus get?
The slow transitions of a lingering pandemic – Verge
Leiah Danielle Jones
‘I’m empty.’ Pandemic scientists are burning out—and don’t see an end in sight
Meet Gen C, the Covid generation – CNN
What you need to know about variants
The Second COVID-19 Shot Is a Rude Reawakening for Immune Cells
The coronavirus is here to stay — here’s what that means – Nature
Tracking COVID-19 vaccine distribution by state: How many people have been vaccinated in the US? – USA Today
Fauci says vaccine ‘still effective’ against UK and South African variants
Federal COVID-19 vaccine reserve is now empty, sparking angry response
When COVID hit, a Colorado county kicked out second-home owners. They hit back. – HCN
A ‘come as you are’ vaccination plan – The Hill

Headlines 2020
2020 hindsight – media in the year of Covid-19 – MediaWatch / RadioNZ
Does It Matter Which COVID-19 Vaccine You Get?
Covid-19 vaccine efficacy results are not enough
Avenue 5‘s Airlock Scene Is the Perfect Pandemic Analogy
‘We just wait for a miracle’: Bali faces its biggest crisis as COVID-19 leaves hundreds starving
Germany’s new COVID-19 spot is very clever and funny, stay-at-home couch potatoes are national heroes
Social distancing is a luxury many can’t afford. Vermont actually did something about it. 
The End of the Pandemic Is Now in Sight
FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home
California pulls ’emergency brake’ in bid to stop unprecedented virus surge
Algorithm spots ‘Covid cough’ inaudible to humans
Macron declares second national lockdown in France
My Pandemic Pet@NVHumanities @KristaDiamond
The coronavirus vaccine will not be free: Americans have already paid for it — twice
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
From the pandemic declaration to the fall surge, here’s a timeline of Covid-19 in the US
Schiff: If Trump wanted more infections ‘would he be doing anything different?’
White House doctor announced Trump is being treated with dexamethasone. Here’s what we know about the drug.
This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic – The Atlantic
Glue and scissors: how I rediscovered my teenage hobby amid the pandemic – Guardian
Here’s How the Pandemic Finally Ends
Campus life sans Covid: A few colleges write the playbook for pandemic success
What people get wrong about herd immunity, explained by epidemiologists
Trump on 200K COVID-19 deaths: ‘It’s a shame’
Pentagon rewriting pandemic playbook after study faults Covid-19 response
The Most Likely Way You’ll Get Infected With Covid-19
Hawaii tentatively reopening to tourists October 15 – CNN
The Challenges Of Holding An Election During A Pandemic
CDC report: dining out increases risk of contracting coronavirus more than other activities – The Hill
Where Did COVID Come From? – Naked Scientists
A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged
Emerging Pandemic Diseases: How We Got to COVID-19 – Cell
‘It’s not the same’: How Trump and Covid devastated an Arizona border town – Guardian
The Latina Progressive Who Faced Down Texas Republicans – Politico
It Doesn’t Matter Who Is Pushing for Masks, This GOP Governor’s Answer Is No
The Unraveling of America – Wade Davis/Rolling Stone (Has COVID-19 signalled the end of the American era?)
NZ contained COVID-19. Direct and kind words on signage helped
What do students need in the age of lockdown learning? Early lessons from New Zealand’s online frontline
The race to collect the pandemic’s history—as it unfolds
A coronavirus vaccine is what our hopes are pinned to, but what’s the plan if we don’t get one?
U.S. hits 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, Europe is amazed – Denver Post
Arundhati Roy: ‘The pandemic is a portal’
Don’t Miss This Seminal Moment for Racial Justice, Travel Industry
Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization – BBC
US Reels from surge – BBC
People are getting sick from coronavirus spreading through the air – and that’s a big challenge for reopening – Conversation
Quarantine fatigue: Governors reject new lockdowns as virus cases spike
Decoding coronavirus slang – ABC
Fired Florida Data Scientist Launches A Coronavirus Dashboard Of Her Own – NPR
Infectious diseases expert: ‘We’re in an unsure moment’ on impact of protests, reopenings on coronavirus numbers
New Zealand Declares Itself COVID-Free – Outbreak Observatory
Why litter is surging as lockdowns ease – BBC
I’m a Chef in a Seaside Town. I’m Not an Epidemiologist.
US tops 100,000 coronavirus deaths with no end in sight
How to weigh the risk of going out in the coronavirus pandemic, in one chart – Vox
‘Corona town’: Cuban graffiti depicts anguish, urges courage – Reuters
Politics Podcast: One Virus, A World Full Of Responses – 538
Fauci on why a vaccine by end of year is ‘aspirational’ – The Hill
8 ways to go out and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic – Vox
Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as CaliforniaCoronavirus: European countries set to further ease lockdowns – BBC
Hoping Llamas Will Become Coronavirus Heroes – NYT
The Indigenous communities that predicted Covid-19 – BBC
Every conversation about reopening should be about testing – Vox
How to run the world remotely – Vox
Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here’s What They’re Worried About Next – Politico
Why the coronavirus crisis is a ‘gray rhino’ and not a ‘black swan’ – Past Company
Responses to COVID-19 in South Africa: The centrality of food security – Kurt Ackerman
During coronavirus, we need social sciences and humanities more than ever. This is why – Radio National
How personal contact will change post-Covid-19 – BBC
Why the coronavirus is so confusing – The Atlantic
Two Errors Our Minds Make When Trying to Grasp the Pandemic
Amabie: The Japanese monster going viral – BBC
Trump signs executive order limiting immigration
The Yeast Supply Chain Can’t Just Activate Itself
Coronavirus Kills More Americans in One Month Than the Flu Kills in One Year – National Review
The Liminal Experience of Crisis: Facing Suspended Animation in the Era of COVID-19 – Medium
‘The risk is simply too high’: Germany’s Oktoberfest canceled because of coronavirus pandemic
New Zealand’s Prime Minister May Be the Most Effective Leader on the Planet
Listen up: In these disquieting COVID-19 times, hushed cities are making a loud impression on our ears
Australia is experiencing a home cooking pandemic – Good Food Australia
Carnival Executives Knew They Had a Virus Problem, But Kept the Party Going
Hungry Families Are Pushing America’s Food Banks to the Limit – Vice
The coronavirus likely came from China’s wet markets. They’re reopening anyway. – Vox
The coronavirus has destroyed the job market in every state
The Coronavirus and How the U.S. Ended Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags @NewYorker
Amsterdam to embrace ‘doughnut’ model to mend post-coronavirus economy – Guardian
Coronavirus: Flour mills working ’round the clock’ to meet demand – BBC
How to get groceries without bringing home coronavirus
Coronavirus: WHO chief urges end to ‘politicisation’ of virus – BBC
Fauci: I don’t think we should shake hands ‘ever again’ – The Hill
Trump broke the agencies that were supposed to stop the coronavirus epidemic
New Zealand’s unique ‘elimination’ approach is rapidly flattening the curve – Independent
Hydroxychloroquine: how an unproven drug became Trump’s coronavirus ‘miracle cure’
Restaurant Closures – Slate
Food goes to waste amid coronavirus crisis – Politico
Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus
It’s the coronavirus, stupid – Politico
Local news station introduces new ‘What Day Is It?’ segment amid quarantines
Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response
We aren’t just stopping coronavirus. We’re building a new world – Eric Holthaus
El Paso cracks down; Juarez and AMLO worry many about attitude toward coronavirus
Our environmental practices make pandemics like the coronavirus more likely
Pathogen Resistance – XKCD
Why Germany’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Far Lower Than In Other Countries
Stop watching Netflix and tackle these 8 tech projects instead
Coronavirus should be a wake-up call to our treatment of the animal world
Mystery deepens over animal source of coronavirus
Is ‘epicenter’ the wrong word for New York?
Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How. – Politico
European Commission to develop coordinated ‘exit strategy’ from lockdowns
Trump team failed to follow NSC’s pandemic playbook
Will warm weather really kill off Covid-19? – BBC
From Netflix Party to Zoom: The internet apps getting us through quarantine – Vox
What does the coronavirus do to your body? Everything to know about the infection process – USA Today
We’re not going back to normal – Technology Review
‘Gross misjudgment’: Experts say Trump’s decision to disband pandemic team hindered coronavirus response
Can hot weather, like in Malaysia, stop coronavirus? – The Star
Coronavirus: Kind Canadians start ‘caremongering’ trend – BBC
America begins drinking at home – Politico
America closes up shop – Axios
America shuts down – Politico
Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from Europe to US – BBC
How soap absolutely annihilates the coronavirus – Vox
Online classes, video meetings: Can coronavirus spur low-carbon habits? – Reuters@lauriegoering
Coronavirus, synchronous failure and the global phase-shift
The novel coronavirus can likely live up to 96 hours on phone screens – Quartz
Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response – Foreign Policy
To fight the coronavirus, labs are printing its genome
China coronavirus: Death toll rises to 41; more than 1,000 cases of infection confirmed in mainland – Politico
China’s Omnivorous Markets Are in the Eye of a Lethal Outbreak Once Again – NYT

Recommended Listening

Who Owns the COVID-19 Vaccines? – To get more vaccines produced, we might need to take a whack at intellectual property rights — at least temporarily. (January 2021)

Listening Project – BBC


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PCR Test – Test to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. PCR = Polymerase Chain Reaction



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