Coronavirus Updates

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March 8, 2020 11:53 p.m.
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*** TPM Reader EY captures the gist on this one. From St. Louis: “Local girl returns from Italy, flies into Chicago, takes Amtrak to [St. Louis], gets sick, family asked to self quarantine, father and younger sibling break quarantine to attend school dance.”

*** Here is an interesting, important Twitter thread from a physician and public health expert on why the things that made the difference in China may have been more well-executed public health fundamentals than the draconian clampdown techniques that have gotten most of the attention. That is important, if true, since that would mean that they may be replicable in other countries.

*** Two members of Congress (Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar) are now voluntarily self-quarantining because they had contact with a CPAC attendee who was infected with COVID-19.

Key Coronavirus Crisis Links

Josh Marshall’s Twitter List of Trusted Experts (Epidemiologists, Researchers, Clinicians, Journalists, Government Agencies) providing reliable real-time information on the COVID-19 Crisis.

COVID-19 Tracking Project (updated data on testing and infections in the U.S.).

IHME Projections Site (COVID-19 epidemic model which has become the canonical model for many states and hospitals.)

Johns Hopkins Global COVID-19 Survey (most up to date numbers globally and for countries around the world).

Worldometers.info (extensive source of information and data visualizations on COVID-19 Crisis — discussion of data here).

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