Into the Valley of Death - COVID - a perspective
As I watch the COVID tragedy unfold in the language of death rates and cytokine storms I find that Tennyson's poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, which speaks of courage under fire despite the failures of command, comes to mind.
Forward, the Light Brigade!
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
In the manner of all armies, the healthcare workers and all of those that support them join the battle because it is theirs to do. Those of us who are high risk targets of COVID or are "non-essential" can but be humbled by the courage that is the definition of that profession.Read more
CDC Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Covid-19
Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” (Washington Post)
Coronavirus Live Updates (NYTimes)
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now (Medium)
COVID Tech Handbook: Resources for Doctors (Crowdsourced)
COVID-19 Maps & visuals (CIDRAP)
COVID-19 Disease Resources (WHO)
COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment (JAMA)
How to get a COVID-19 Vaccine: a State by State Guide (WSJ)
Helping with Seniors' mental health
Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in the U.S.: Full Map (NYTimes)
A detailed guide to the coronavirus drugs and vaccines in development (STAT)
Identifying Communities at Risk of COVID-19 (XY.AI)
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
-CDC Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Covid-19
-UCSF COVID-19 Clinical Resources
-CDC Information for Healthcare Providers
-New England Journal Of Medicine, COVID Resources
-Lancet- COVID-19 Response Center
-JAMA Updates on COVID Diagnosis and Treatment
-Detailed Notes from an ICU Doctor in Seattle on COVID Experience
-Up to Date: COVID-19 Testing Capacity
-Dispatch #3: Dr. Shlain reporting from the front lines
-Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now (Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When?)
-More COVID-19 Resources here (including patient facing ChatBots and more).