Tag: coronavirus

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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