Tag: coronavirus

How to prepare for COVID-19?

With the last week’s news many people have come to realize that COVID-19 is unlikely to be contained. Just as Korea, Iran and Italy are grappling with outbreaks, the same might happen here in the United States. Given that the US is currently incapable of testing at scale, as Canada or Korea has, when the …

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One Expat’s Life In China In The Time Of Corona Virus

I am very grateful to Jim P. for this guest blog post. One Expat’s Life In China In The Time Of Corona Virus A PSU Alum’s observations A few things to get out of the way up front. I moved to China after graduating from PSU in the summer of 2015, and getting my Type …

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COVID-19 and denial

Today seems to be the day in which the words and numbers that international organizations and national governments used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly diverged from facts. To begin there was an overall context in which the virus rapidly spread in the Middle East, while cases dramatically climbed in Korea (833). In the Middle …

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COVID19 and teaching in China

I am very grateful to our guest blogger, who teaches at a university in China, for this powerful guest blog post: January 24th is the biggest holiday of the year in China: the lunar Chinese New Year. As usual, most Chinese prepared for it several weeks before the occasion: food, candies, tickets back home…Nobody expected …

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Iran, COVID-19 and a pandemic

新型冠状病毒 Canadian health authorities have announced a positive test for SARS-2-COV in a returning traveler from Iran. Yesterday, Iranian authorities announced two deaths from COVID-19. There are eighteen confirmed cases, which are spread across the country, and include a case in Tehran. It would seem plausible based on a the death count so far, and …

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Guest blog: Chinese student questions about nCoV

I want to say my deep thanks for today’s guest blogger, who looks at the questions that Chinese middle school students have about nCoV in China: Rachael G. Middle School Teacher Hangzhou, China Resident in China since 2017 My CoN experience started prior to leaving Hangzhou in January. Reports were filtering out over WeChat concerning …

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Tips to avoid Coronavirus/避免冠状病毒的提示

This week my Mandarin homework was to write tips to avoid novel coronavirus. I cheated and used Google Translate at points, so don’t think that my Chinese is this good. Here is what I wrote (after editing from my teacher) in Chinese first and then English.  More importantly, please remember, I am not a doctor …

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Coronavirus and Quarantine

As I write these words nurses in Hong Kong are on strike to protest the fact that the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, will not close the border to China. To be clear, the executive has sharply restricted entry to Hong Kong, closed most crossings, and forbidden entry from the most affected Chinese state, Hubei.  But …

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Maps and the coronavirus outbreak

As we track the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, it’s helpful to have maps and other data visualizations to understand the data. One useful site is Ncov2019Tracking, which says that it: “taps into the Twitter Streaming API and monitors tweets mentioning keywords related to the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak. A machine learning system trained with …

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Coronavirus podcast

There is so much discussion of the coronavirus epidemic in the media that it can be hard to find reliable information. One good source of measured, thoughtful information is this podcast, “Coronavirus Infections—More Than Just the Common Cold,” which is an interview with Anthony, S Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and …

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